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  • Primary ballots scheduled to mail

    Charlotte Baker|Jul 11, 2024

    GARFIELD and COLUMBIA COUNTIES–Ballots are scheduled to be mailed on July 19 for the August 6, 2024, Primary Election. County election officials advise voters, when the ballot is received and the voter is ready to vote, that the instructions be carefully followed. If you are unsure of the signature on your registration record, call the Elections Office in your county. If you are out of town during the election period, Garfield County residents should call 509-843-1411 and Columbia County r...

  • Landkammer firework show dedicated to Angie Roosevelt-Lytle

    Naomi Scoggin|Jul 11, 2024

    POMEROY-The Alvin Landkammer Firework Show blasted through the sky above the Garfield County Fairgrounds on the night of July 5. This year the show was dedicated to the memory of Angie Roosevelt-Lytle, a long-time supporter of the firework show and sales. Approximately a week before the Fourth of July, the spangled booth went up in the parking lot of the Pirate Pit Stop on Main Street. The fireworks sales proceeds go toward next year's Alvin Landkammer Memorial Scholarship. The 2024 winners of...

  • Traditional 4th of July picnic makes a comeback

    Naomi Scoggin|Jul 11, 2024

    POMEROY–The City Park was the site of the first annual Independence Day Celebration at the Park and community picnic on July 4. The program included the invocation by Westelle Scoggin, singing of the Star-Spangled Banner by Gail Hill of Starbuck and readings of the Declaration of Independence by Derek Shawley and the Midnight Ride of Paul Revere by Jerry Bartlow. The picnic featured free hot dogs, a truckload of watermelon, bottles of water, and ice cream bars. The celebration activities i...

  • Burn ban in effect

    Charlotte Baker|Jul 11, 2024

    POMEROY–Garfield County summer burn ban is in effect midnight, July 6 through September 30, 2024. The threat of wildfire is heightened now that temperatures are high and the dry days of summer prevail which present a serious safety threat to public safety, private property, and wildlife habitat. Every person must take precautions to avoid sparking a wildfire and minimize the large expenditures of public resources to fight them. What is allowed during this season are any type of outdoor s...

  • August 6 Primary Election Candidate Profiles

    Jul 11, 2024

    Bob Ferguson I have spent my entire career in public service fighting to advance the cause of justice and improve the lives of Washingtonians. I am running for Governor to improve public safety, lower skyrocketing housing and grocery costs, and protect our essential freedoms. I want to change the culture of our state government to center the interests of the people of our state. That is why I reject contributions from corporations and large corporate PACs. I've worked on both sides of the...

  • August 6 Primary Election Candidate Profiles

    Jul 11, 2024

    Mary Dye Representative Mary Dye, who was appointed in 2015, serves the 9th Legislative District of Washington State and is the ranking member of the House Environment and Energy Committee. She and her husband, Roger, own and manage a third-generation wheat farm in Garfield County. Mary has a Bachelor of Science in plant science and crop management and has been active in the farm's day-to-day operations for 37 years. Since taking office, Mary has worked to create better opportunities for the...

  • Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

    Naomi Scoggin|Jul 11, 2024

    Ten Years Ago July 16, 2014 One of the most historically significant buildings in Pomeroy that is also a vital hub for Garfield County's older generation requires renovations to the roof to keep it from serious deterioration. The Senior Center Building is said to be the oldest brick building in Pomeroy and was built in 1888. Formerly known as the Black Building, it is two stories and, in its early days, occupied by second-floor offices of doctors, dentists and lawyers. Twenty-Five Years Ago July...

  • August 6 Primary Election Candidate Profiles

    Jul 11, 2024

    Roger Dye Pataha Precinct POC Roger Dye, a third-generation wheat producer, has farmed in Garfield County since taking over the farming operation of his Grandfather in 1978. He is a Coug Allum in Ag Business and has deep ties to the community he serves. Roger has been elected Precinct Committee Officer and served as State Committeeman from Garfield County on the Washington State Republican Party since 1992 when Winnie Kucklick appointed him. He served on the WSRP executive board from 2000-2004....

  • Community Outlook

    Jul 11, 2024

    Submit an Event Wednesday, Jul 10 Meals on Wheels–Request service 509-843-3008, Senior Center–7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Christian Women's Luncheon–Waitsburg Town Hall, 121 Main St.–11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. 2nd Harvest Free Food Distribution–First Christian Church, 310 S. 8th–12-2 p.m. Senior Center Meals–Senior Center, 695 W. Main St.–12 p.m. BINGO, Pomeroy Senior Center–1 p.m. Master Gardener Plant Clinic–WSU/Garfield County Extension, 747 Main St., Pomeroy–1-3 p.m. Denny Ashby Library–12–6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jul 11 Pinochle, Pomeroy Senior Center–9 a... Full story

  • 4-H Judging Team garners high scores at state contest

    Charlotte Baker|Jul 4, 2024

    MOSES LAKE–The State 4-H Livestock Judging hosted 15 counties, including Garfield and Columbia County was held June 29 at Grant County Fairgrounds. Local team members placed well as a team and individually. In the Junior division, team members Aubree Ledgerwood, Hadley Hames, Kendyl Tetrick, and Ellie Hall placed in goats, and Aubree Ledgerwood received first individual; in sheep, the team placed first, and Kendyl Tetrick first place, Aubree Ledgerwood third, and Ellie Hall fifth. In the beef di...

  • Letters to the Editor

    Jul 4, 2024

    To the editor, When faced with controversial issues, it is my belief that a person should form their own opinion based on facts and research. When I became aware of the Appaloosa Solar project being planned in Garfield County, I researched the company and renewable energy in order to find facts and build an opinion based not on arguments but on research. Appaloosa Solar LLC., is a subsidiary company of HQC Solar Holding 1 LLC., which is governed by Hanwha QCells Co., Ltd. Although QCells has man...

  • Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

    Naomi Scoggin|Jul 4, 2024

    Ten Years Ago July 9, 2014 Washington State University Plant Pest Diagnostician Karen Ward will offer "First Detector" Training for area residents who work with plants, insects, or weeds on a regular basis. The emphasis of the First Detector program is to train local volunteers to help recognize new weeds, plant diseases or insect species that are not yet introduced in the area; or to be able to identify new species while they are still controllable. Twenty-Five Years Ago July 7, 1999 Pomeroy's...

  • Farmers honored at Pomeroy Summer Market

    Naomi Scoggin|Jul 4, 2024

    POMEROY–The Summer Market held a Farmer Appreciation Day on June 27 at the Pomeroy City Park. The market day was held as usual, with tickets for free meals for farmers and their families. Farming themed stickers were available at the Garfield County Health District booth. Attending the market was a booth from the Eastern Washington Agricultural Museum with two tractors, several museum items, and a rope-making machine operated by Nancy Ruark. The rope maker was a popular attraction, with many c...

  • Gas Engine Show & Swap Meet at EWAM

    Charlotte Baker|Jun 27, 2024

    POMEROY–The Eastern Washington Agricultural Museum (EWAM) is hosting the 1st Annual Gas Engine Show and Swap Meet at the Garfield County Fairgrounds on Saturday, June 29 at 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, June 30 at 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Exhibitors may enter the Gas Engine Show and Swap Meet free of charge. Set up is on Friday and there will be help available for unloading equipment such as a fork lift. Dry camping is available and overnighters, exhibitors, and participants can purchase b...

  • Grandstand renovation will not stop Landkammer firework show

    Naomi Scoggin|Jun 27, 2024

    POMEROY–The Garfield County Board of Commissioners (BOCC) discussed fireworks, accepted a hay bid, and approved purchase of a door at their meeting on June 24. The Landkammer firework show will be held on July 5, at the Garfield County Fairgrounds, despite the grandstand renovation. “We don’t have bleachers out there yet,” Commissioner Justin Dixon said. He encouraged attendees of the show to bring their own chairs or be prepared to sit on the grass. The BOCC accepted a bid from CX Ranch f...

  • Grant Opportunity to Improve Habitat in Garfield County

    Jun 27, 2024

    WALLA WALLA–Blue Mountain Community Foundation announced that a fund established by Puget Sound Energy is accepting applications for up to $33,000 to benefit wildlife and citizens of Garfield County by supporting “stewardship” (management, monitoring, restoration, enhancement, protection from degradation) of high-value habitat in Garfield County such as, but not limited to, upland habitats, including grasslands, the Foundation announced June 25. The application to apply for funds is available on Blue Mountain Community Foundation’s website www....

  • Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

    Naomi Scoggin|Jun 20, 2024

    Ten Years Ago June 25, 2014 Two years ago, the Garfield County Sheriff's Office's 911 call dispatch system was on the edge of failure. On May 29, Garfield County became the first in the state to implement an Internet Protocol connection with the state network. The county's Viper CPE system is currently the top-of-line in the Next Generation 991 digital technology. Twenty-Five Years Ago June 23, 1999 Cameron Mulrony, a 1999 graduate of Pomeroy High School, has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship...

  • Parade, car show and reunions highlight Tumbleweed Weekend festivities

    Naomi Scoggin|Jun 13, 2024

    POMEROY–Tumbleweed weekend began with the All Class Reunion and the Seeley Theater Wine and Stein fundraiser on Friday, June 7, with the Pioneer Day parade, Mount Misery Snowdrifters' car show and bucket run, and food fair on Saturday June 8. Individual class reunions were held throughout the weekend. The parade kicked off with a military flag presentation, the presentation of the U.S. flag by Robert Koller while Marcus Pederson played the National Anthem, and a flyover by Gary Peters in his 1... Full story

  • Pool expected to open June 15

    Naomi Scoggin|Jun 13, 2024

    POMEROY-The City Council announced the opening date of the Municipal Pool, held a public hearing, approved appointments to the Planning Commission, and discussed the Tennis Court retrofit according to the minutes of their June 4 meeting. The new boiler for the pool has arrived and has been installed. There will be a Washington State Health Department inspection on June 13, and if passed, the pool will open the 15th. This is only a few days delayed from the June 11 opening projected earlier in th...

  • Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

    Naomi Scoggin|Jun 13, 2024

    Ten Years Ago June 11, 2014 "Communities of the Past-Peola" is the theme of the 2014 Pioneer Day celebration held on Saturday, June 13. The parade will include recognition of 2014 Honored Pioneers Elton Brown, Quest Keatts, and Wayne Brown, class reunions, kids, a band, and more. Twenty-Five Years Ago June 16, 1999 Roger and Mary Dye of Pomeroy will bring the farmers' side of the dam breaching equation to a national audience on Sunday, June 20, on the CBS "Sunday Morning" program. The Dyes were...

  • Written comment period open for Appaloosa Solar Project hearing

    Naomi Scoggin|Jun 13, 2024

    POMEROY––The Garfield County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) discussed a scheduled public hearing regarding the Appaloosa Solar Project, passed a resolution regarding Dutch Flat Road vacation, and approved several contracts at their meeting on June 10. A public hearing has been scheduled for June 24, at the elevated seating area at Pomeroy Jr/Sr High School, at 6:00 p.m. Verbal comment will be accepted at the meeting, with time limits possible due to expected attendance numbers. Wri...

  • Pioneer Association program honors the Fellows family and recalls past community of Marengo

    Naomi Scoggin|Jun 13, 2024

    POMEROY–The Garfield County Pioneer Association honored the Fellows family, descendants of Mayview pioneers William L. and Edna Fellows, at the 112th annual Garfield County Pioneer Day program on June 8. William Richard Fellows, born in 1900, came to Mayview in 1929 where he worked on surrounding farms during the grain harvest, was a founding member of the Mayview Stubble Jumpers Dance Band and had a dredge business from 1929-39 with his son William L. Fellows. William L. was the Mayview c...

  • Salute to the Class of 2024

    Charlotte Baker|Jun 6, 2024

    POMEROY–The graduating Class of 2024 proceeded to the ceremonial stage to assume their traditional position on the risers before family, friends, teachers, administrators, school board members, and supporters for the 133rd Commencement held in the High School Gym June 1, 2024 at 2:30 p.m. The room was filled with joyful energy when 18 Pomeroy High School graduates entered, walking two-by-two to "Pomp and Circumstance" by Edward Elgar. Draped with an orange canopy, streamers and balloons, each on...

  • Pioneer Days and All Class Reunion weekend ahead

    Charlotte Baker|Jun 6, 2024

    POMEROY–Pioneer Days and All Class Reunion weekend will begin Friday, June 7 and continue through Saturday June 8 with many events and activities. This weekend begins Friday with the All-Class Reunion meeting at the Pataha Flourmill at 10 a.m. and noon for a free luncheon, followed by the Seeley Theater's Wine and Stein at Maple Hall beginning at 5 p.m. The All Class Reunion luncheon is sponsored by the Garfield County Raise the Blues (RTB) leadership team. Alumni are invited to visit with o...

  • Obituary

    Jun 6, 2024

    Terrilie Karon Cox March 30, 1952–May 19, 2024 Terrilie Karon Cox passed from this lifetime Sunday, May 19, 2024. She was 72 years of age. She arrived along with twin sister, Merrilie Sharon, to Leslie and Maxine Clark in Boise, Idaho, March 30, 1952, with brother Maynard Leslie coming along 11 months later. The family moved several times over the years and settled in Clarkston, Wash., where she graduated from high school in 1970. Terrilie moved to Spokane with friends and while she was t...

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