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 By Naomi Scoggin    News    August 18, 2022

Health District hires Shelly Slaybaugh as community health worker

POMEROY-The Garfield County board of commissioners (BOCC) was advised of new hire for the Health District; and discusses an idle account at their meeting on August 15. The Health District reported tha...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    August 18, 2022

City grant recalled

POMEROY-The Pomeroy City Council advised of a $10,000 grant recall; authorized Mayor Paul Miller to sign lease and service contracts and discussed the booster pump station preliminary design report at...

 

A breezy Swim the Snake

LYONS FERRY–Sixteen Washington and Idaho participates took the challenge of the 9th Annual Swim the Snake fund raiser on Saturday, August 13. The swimmers crossed the river starting at the park...

 

Fannings celebrate 70 years of wedded bliss

POMEROY–The Fanning family came together at the City Park to celebrate the 70th wedding anniversary of Richard and Lou Fanning, last Saturday, on August 13. They held a picnic and dessert of a...

 

GCHD will receive $1 million through Rural Health Care Grants Programs

POMEROY–Garfield County Hospital will receive a $1 million grant to replace an aging electrical system for a Critical Access Hospital (CAH). The award is made available through the American Rescue Plan Act, Emergency Rural Health Care Grants...

 

Quote of the Week

“The old cathedrals are good, but the great blue dome that hangs over everything is better.” Thomas Carlyle...

 

Rodeo Sign-up Deadline Sept. 18

POMEROY–The Garfield County Fair and Rodeo committee have set the sign-up deadline for September 18 rodeo for September 6 between 6-9 p.m. This year’s Fair and Rodeo are in the works and the Fair and Rodeo committees has asked that those wishing...

 

CDC acknowledges changing situation with COVID-19; Inslee has some catching up to do

Updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said COVID-19 recommendations will no longer differentiate based on vaccination status. CDC officials told reporters the new guidelines acknowledge that most Americans have some...

 

Take a preventative approach to campfire safety

GARFIELD COUNTY– As weather conditions get warmer and drier, National Forest officials would like to remind the public to use safety precautions when building campfires. All campfires should be in a fire pit surrounded by dirt, rock, or commercial...

 

EWAM making space

POMEROY–The Eastern Washington Agricultural Museum (EWAM) plan a work day on September 12 at 10 a.m., for making space for new items, especially in building No. 2; grants possibilities; and other business. The EWAM discussed a plan to organize the...

 

Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

Ten years ago August 15, 2012 Though Bill Chandler retired as postmaster of the Pomeroy Post Office after 21 years at the end of July, he and his wife Sheli plan on remaining Garfield County...

 

WWCC Warrior Pledge extends deadline

New program covers tuition, books, supplies for local students who are new to the college WALLA WALLA–Walla Walla Community College (WWCC) continues to find new ways to make college possible for local residents. A first-year pilot of the new...

 

EWAM making space for new items

POMEROY–The Blue Mountain Artisan Guild (BMAG) will begin to accept Man Cave show entries August 29. The reception for this show is scheduled for Thursday, September 1 at 5-7 p.m. All the Man Cave items will be the main feature with Nick Hastings...

 

Fire Dist. CPR classes to start soon

POMEROY–The Garfield County Fire District board of commissioners authorized a contract signature and discussed a Ground Emergency Medical Transport report at their meeting on July 9....

 

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