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Voter support for emergency communications is strong Hyer leads Miller in Primary results

POMEROY––Incumbent Sheriff Drew Hyer received about a hundred more votes than challenger Kurt Miller, and Garfield County voters approved Proposition No. 1 to fund emergency communication systems and facilities, results from the August 2 Primary...

 

Community Calendar ordering time!

POMEROY–The annual Community Calendar, promoted and provided in partnership with the Pirate Booster Club and the Gwinn family, order and payment deadline is set for August 15, 2023. The Pirate Booster Club and the Gwinn family have partnered to pro...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    August 11, 2022

Ron Weeks awarded 2022 CRABoard Program Manager of the Year

POMEROY–The Garfield County Board of Commissioners (BOCC) hosted an award ceremony at their meeting on August 8. Garfield County Engineer Manager/Surveyor Ron Weeks was presented with County Road Ad...

 

First day of school is August 30

POMEROY–The first day of school for students is Tuesday August 30, 2022 beginning at 8:15 a.m. for JR/SR high and elementary. School will be dismissed at 3:05 p.m. for all students TK-12th grade. NEW STUDENT PRE-REGISTRATION Elementary students...

 

Community Economic Forum August 16

POMEROY–The Community Economic Forum is scheduled at the Pataha Flour Mill on August 16 at 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The Community Economic Forum meeting will take place at the Pataha Flour Mill, 50 Hutchens Hill Road on August 15 starting at 11 a.m....

 

Quote of the Week

“When one must, one can.” – Charlotte Whitton... Full story

 

Federal Funding for Washington State Projects in Draft Appropriations Bills

WASHINGTON, D.C.–The City of Pomeroy could receive federal funding of $436,000 for local water system improvements through a Senate Appropriations bill secured by U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA). Sen. Murray, a senior member of the Senate...

 

HOSPITAL UPDATE

Garfield County Hospital District is proud to announce May's Employee of the Month, Anna Wessels. She was nominated by her co-workers who state, "She is always willing to help out whenever she can."...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    August 11, 2022

Pataha fiber-to-home contract signed

POMEROY–The Port of Garfield County commissioners discussed broadband contract, certifications, and authorized Port Manager Diana Ruchert to accept two bids. The Fiber-To-The-Home contract for...

 

Central Ferry fire burns 3,000 acres

WHITMAN COUNTY–Washington State and Garfield County Fire District No. 1 deployed assistance for the Central Ferry Riparia blaze which burned more than 3,000 acres in a wild fire August 4, 2022. State fire assistance was mobilized under the...

 

Lewiston man injured in accident

GARFIELD COUNTY–A Lewiston, Idaho, man was injured in a one-vehicle accident three miles east of Pomeroy last Thursday, August 4. Mathias J. Hamilton, 32, was driving a green, two-door 2014 Chevrolet Cruze, which left the roadway, struck a...

 

Obituary

Patricia Adele Boyd August 30, 1949–August 4, 2022 Patricia Adele Boyd, 72, of Clarkston, passed away Thursday, August 4, 2022. Patricia was born on August 30, 1949, to Max and Juanita Rich in Vancouver, Wash. After graduating from Pomeroy High...

 

Hospital District joins Recovery Navigator Program

POMEROY–The Garfield County Hospital District board of commissioners agreed to a memorandum of understanding regarding the Recovery Navigator Program and discussed the status of the hospital swing...

 

National Night Out held in Pomeroy City Park

POMEROY–National Night Out, an evening of law-enforcement and community relationship building, was held at the Pomeroy City Park on August 2. Ambulances, fire trucks, police cruisers, and a...

 

McMorris Rodgers supports bill to strengthen election integrity

Washington, D.C.–Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) helped introduce the American Confidence in Elections (ACE) Act, comprehensive legislation to strengthen election integrity and restore confidence in the voting...

 

Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

Ten years ago August 8, 2012 The Pomeroy Swim team won the annual season-ending County Meet for the sixth consecutive time on Saturday, Aug 4. Ireland Mayfield was high-point 12-and-over individual...

 

Tough competition at Tri-County meet

COLFAX–The Pomeroy Pirate Swim Team places second in the women's team ranking, and fifth in men's and combined team scores at the Tri-County Swim League Championship meet August 2. Five swim teams:...

 

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