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Articles from the August 20, 2020 edition

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 By Connie Boyer    News    August 20, 2020

The show must go on

POMEROY–The Garfield County Fair livestock show and sale must go on in some form, according to Garfield County Commissioner Justin Dixon. In order to access some reimbursement of allocation money...

 
 By Connie Boyer    News    August 20, 2020

McCabe recommends Fire Chief as EMD

POMEROY-A search to replace resigning Garfield County Emergency Management Director (EMD) John Hisch has been initiated and Garfield County Commissioner Wynne McCabe has recommended the new Fire...

 
 By Connie Boyer    News    August 20, 2020

Hamilton resignation creates opening

POMEROY–Garfield County Sheriff Drew Hyer announced the resignation of Deputy Richard Hamilton effective August 14, 2020. Hyer will be testing for new deputies on August 29, 2020. He also informed the Garfield County Commissioners he intends to...

 
 By Connie Boyer    News    August 20, 2020

BOCC and Port Reach Agreement on Broadband to the Fairgrounds

POMEROY- The Port of Garfield will seek an estimate for the design work to add the fairgrounds to the broadband fiber construction in phase one after receiving approval from the Garfield County Commissioners during the meeting August 10. Grant...

 

Scott Wolf Cattle Company joins American Angus Association

SAINT JOSEPH, MISSOURI–Scott Wolf Cattle Company, Pomeroy, is a new member of the American Angus Association®, reports Mark McCully, CEO of the national breed organization headquartered here. The American Angus Association, with more than 25,000...

 

Quote of the Week

“The question isn’t who is going to let me: it’s who is going to stop me.” – Ayn Rand... Full story

 
 By Lori Burns    Opinion    August 20, 2020

Guest Commentary

Many of us are turning off the news–despairing at the discouraging headlines. Months of horrifying headlines about COVID 19 and now civil unrest. I have tried to do the same, but have only succeeded in reducing my consumption, not turning it off...

 

A. F. Branco

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On the Edge of Common Sense

There is a common belief among many urban folks that a cowboy rides around all day and sings to cows. John Wayne and Tom Mix added “Drifting Ranch Saver” to their résumé. “Don’t worry,...

 

OPINION

Recent information exposed by whistleblowers at the State Employment Security Department (ESD) have re-enforced the need to improve transparency in the process and the criteria used to approve...

 

WWCC fall quarter features flexible learning model

CLARKSTON–Walla Walla Community College offer a new learning model that incorporates both in-person instruction, as well as real-time and on-demand streaming classes beginning this fall. When the Fall Quarter begins on Sept. 21, WWCC will offer a...

 

Census deadline approaching

POMEROY–The 2020 Census deadline is just around the corner on September 30, 2020 and the power to shape Garfield County and southeastern Washington for the next ten years lay in your hands. The cens...

 

A Teen's Take

POMEROY–Making decisions is hard, especially when you are young and inexperienced. That is where I am today. I am faced with deciding whether to take online school or if I want to attend in-person...

 

Hospital Update

Extreme heat can be dangerous, so we thought we would pass along information with excerpts from the websites of Centers of Disease and Control (CDC) and the Washington Department of Health (DOH) on how to prevent heat-related illnesses. Extreme heat...

 

Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago August 18, 2010 With Russia’s wheat crops devastated, Garfield County producers are riding the upswing in prices worldwide. Though the county’s 2010 harvest won’t match last year’s numbers, most will have a “decent” year, ac...

 

OBITUARY

Walter William "Bill" Wolf, 94, passed away at Memory Manor in Pomeroy on Monday, August 3, 2020. Bill was born to Frank Joseph Wolf and Elizabeth M. (Feider) Wolf in Pomeroy, Wash., Tuesday, January...

 

OBITUARY

Ruby Alice Roberts April 26, 1926–August 6, 2020 Our mother, Ruby Alice Roberts passed away on August 6, 2020. She was born April 26, 1926 to James and Elma Jenkins in Nez Perce, Idaho. She was the...

 

Second Annual Night Golf Scramble set

POMEROY–The 2nd Annual Night Golf Scramble is held at the local golf course on August 29. Check in begins at 8:30 p.m. and teams will tee off at 9 p.m. Again, community members and visitors have a...

 

The McGregor Company Receives ResponsibleAg Certification

POMEROY–The McGregor Company here, among five of its retail branches in Clarkston, Wash., Colfax, Wash., Lewiston, and Twin Falls, Idaho, received a certification from ResponsibleAg. on July 28. The ResponsibleAg Certification Program is the only p...

 

Rattlesnake Fire update

POMEROY–The Ranger District here has reported two new ignitions on Tuesday, August 25. Firefighters staffed both fires at less than a quarter of an acre in size. The Rattlesnake Fire had minimal...

 

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