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Articles from the September 15, 2022 edition

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Giddyup to the Fairgrounds

POMEROY–The Garfield County Fair "Barnyard Luau" three-day weekend begins Friday September 16 at 10 a.m., and will close Sunday, September 18 at 4 p.m. No specific distancing or masking protocols...

 

Smoke fills the air, again

POMEROY–Air quality is dismal due to 160 surrounding forest and wild fires in Northern California, west and northeast Oregon, west and northeast Washington, Canada, most of Idaho and Montana....

 

Grant Morgan resigns as County Engineer

POMEROY-Garfield County Engineer Grant Morgan submitted his resignation to the Garfield County Board of Commissioners (BOCC) at their meeting on September 6, and the board accepted a quote for a...

 

Construction bid for Pataha fiber project accepted

POMEROY–The Port of Garfield County board of commissioners accepted the low bidder for the Pataha Fiber-To-The-Home project construction at their meeting on September 6. ZeroDB bid $194,762, which...

 

City Council approves inter-fund loan

POMEROY–The Pomeroy City Council approved an inter-fund loan and a street closure request at their meeting on September 6. The council approved a loan from the city’s solid waste fund to the...

 

Quote of the Week

“The winds and the waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators.” – Edward Gibbon... Full story

 

OPINION

On February 29, 2020, Governor Inslee issued a declaration of an emergency related to the COVID pandemic. Since then, the Governor has issued numerous emergency orders either waiving various laws and/or imposing restrictions on citizens and...

 

Senator Schoesler says it's unfair for rural families to help pay tab for free rides

OLYMPA–The statewide transportation package passed primarily by Puget Sound-area Democrats in March is now fully subsidizing public-transit and state-ferry travel in some parts of the state for...

 

School Menu

Breakfast Wed, Sep 14: Cinnamon Roll, Fruit, Milk Thur, Sep 15: Breakfast Sandwich, Fruit, Milk Fri, Sep 16: NO SCHOOL Enjoy the Fair Mon, Sep 19: Whole Grain Cereal, String Cheese, Orange Smile, Milk Tue, Sep 20: Pancake on a Stick, Syrup, Fruit...

 

COMMUNITY OUTLOOK

Wednesday, Sep 14 Senior Center Meals–Senior Center, 695 W. Main St.– 12 p.m. BINGO, Pomeroy Senior Center–1 p.m. Denny Ashby Library–12–6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sep 15 Food Bank Distribution Day–865 Main St.–9 a.m.-12 p.m. Garfield County...

 

Senior Menu

Wed, Sept 14: Baked Chicken, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Mixed Vegetable, Fruit Cup, Cake/Ice Cream, Birthday Lunch Fri, Sept 16: BBQ Beef Corn Chip Bake, Chuckwagon Corn, Cauliflower Florets, Mixed Fruit, Dessert Mon, Sept 19: Italian Spaghetti, Green...

 

Man Cave show a hit

POMEROY-The Man Cave show opening at the Blue Mountain Artisan Guild on September 8 featured exhibits such as knives, taxidermy, restored cars, engineering projects, wood, metal, and clay working,...

 

Dixon and Ledgerwood win awards

COLFAX–Kendal Dixon and Colby Legerwood achieved high marks and awards at the Whitman County Palouse Empire Fair in Colfax, Wash. on September 8-11. Dixon, a senior at Pomeroy High School and FFA member place fifth overall in the Livestock...

 

Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

Ten years ago September 12, 2012 The 2012 Garfield County Market Sale will showcase 67 exhibitors with market animals to sell. The 67 animals consist of four lambs, 23 steers, and 40 hogs. The sale...

 

BMAG art classes coming soon

POMEROY–The Blue Mountain Artisan Guild (BMAG) pillow case painting classes will begin October 6; one at 3-5 p.m. and another class at 6- 8 p.m. Each participant will paint a 16 X 16 pillow case using a fall theme. The cost of the class will...

 

Irish defense stifles Pirates

WALLA WALLA–DeSales chalked up 28 unanswered points before the Pirates were able to notch their first touchdown and its defense was formidable as the Irish handed the Buccaneers a 54-22 defeat here Sept. 8. Pomeroy is 1-1 in non-league play Due to...

 

XC competes in Clarkston

CLARKSTON–Two P.H.S. harriers competed at the Clarkston Invitational, finishing back in the pack in the first outing of the season. Finishing in 51st place was Cash Copher, with teammate Samuel Lamb close behind in 52nd place. Copher's time was...

 

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