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 By Naomi Scoggin    News    September 23, 2021 

Discussion continues on Transportation Authority's proposed facility

POMEROY–The Garfield County Transportation Authority (CTA) made the decision during the September 20 meeting, to design building options for the new bus garage, wash racks and office. The CTA...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    September 23, 2021 

Garfield County officially changes insurance provider

POMEROY–The Garfield County Board of Commissions (BOCC) signed inter-local agreement and Resolution that cemented the insurance change that has been underway for several months at their meeting on S...

 

Barr awarded 2021 Hall of Fame Honoree

Pomeroy– The 2021 Hall of Fame Honoree, Sandy Barr, was presented a plaque by Suzanne Grove during the Cowboy Breakfast at the Spinners Maple Hall last Saturday, September 18. Barr served as...

 

WSU's Study on Traffic Stop and Enforcement Data Shows No Evidence of Systemic Bias at State Patrol

OLYMPIA–Washington State University’s Division of Governmental Studies and Services (DGSS) has recently concluded an exhaustive study of Washington State Patrol (WSP) traffic contacts from January 1, 2015, through December 31, 2019. The complete...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    September 23, 2021 

Fire District receives grant to replace hoses

POMEROY–The Garfield County Fire District (GCFD) approved a resolution to modify the 2021 budget to include an Assistance to Firefighters Grant for $89,000 at their meeting on September 14. The... Full story

 

Columbia Pulp LLC partners with Ag Energy Solutions, Inc.

STARBUCK–Columbia Pulp LLC and Ag Energy Solutions, Inc have announced an agreement to partner in the processing of wheat straw from the Columbia Pulp facility through the Ag Energy Solutions biomass processing platform. The output from this...

 

Census

WASHINGTON D.C.–The 2020 Census showed that the adult (age 18 and older) population group grew 10.1% to 258.3 million people over the decade. "More than three-quarters, 77.9%, of the U.S. population were age 18 and over," said Andrew Roberts, chief...

 

It's Country Fun in 21

POMEROY–It's "Country Fun in 21" at the Garfield County Fairgrounds this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 17–19 at 10 a.m.–5 p.m. The public is invited to come experience the return of...

 

2021 Hall of Fame Honoree, Sandy Barr

POMEROY–The Hall of Fame Fair Honoree 2021 Sandy Barr will be recognized at the Chamber of Commerce annual Cowboy Breakfast at Spinner's Maple Hall on Saturday, September 18 at 6:30–9 a.m. The...

 

USFS building requires workers to be vaccinated

POMEROY–The Port of Garfield County Commissioners discussed the United States Forest Service's restriction on building entry at their meeting on September 7. Workers entering the Forest Service...

 

New mask mandate may affect Garfield County Fair

POMEROY – The Garfield County Board of Commissioners (BOCC) discussed Washington State Governor Jay Inslee's mandate at their meeting on September 13. Governor Inslee has mandated that all events...

 

Snake River Pistolers ride at rodeo arena

POMEROY–The Snake River Pistolers held a mounted shooting event at the Garfield County Fairgrounds rodeo arena on September 11. Twenty shooters ran through four stages of competition, each with a...

 

Carport variance approved; meeting continued

POMEROY–A the City Council held a public hearing on September 7 on a carport variance reducing the building setback from the alley from 25 feet to 15 feet requested previously by Joe and Elizabeth Walder preceded the meeting. The variance was...

 

Mandatory vaccination reaches Fire District

POMEROY–The Garfield County Fire District board of commissioners discussed the Washington State proclamation requiring state workers to be vaccinated against Covid-19 at their meeting on August 10....

 

Recycling Center Out of Commission

POMEROY–The Garfield County drop-off recycling site on 20th St. and Pataha St., next to the Garfield County Road Department yard is temporarily closed. The fence was damage due to a mishap by an...

 

School board still considering options for comprehensive sexual health curriculum

POMEROY–The Pomeroy School District (PSD) board of directors discussed curriculum for the state required comprehensive sexual health program at their meeting on August 31. Sherry Johnson, parent of...

 

COURT REPORT

Garfield County Superior Court–Judge Tom Cox: August 25, 2021 Tristan C. Evans, of Clarkston, Wash. pleaded guilty to: Assault 2nd Degree, a Class B felony; Taking a Motor Vehicle without Permission 2nd Degree, a Class C felony; and Malicious...

 

45 women gather for Ladies Night Out

POMEROY–Ladies' Night Out was held at the Church of the Nazarene on August 20. The organizer, Alia Scoggin, gathered 45 women and girls in the fellowship hall to listen to Jessica Kellogg preach....

 

Tour Group May View Mayview History

POMEROY–The Garfield County Pioneer Association met on Tuesday, August 24, to discuss finalizing plans for the upcoming Fall Bus Tour of the Mayview area scheduled for Saturday, September 25, 2021. Because the Mayview district is so rich with...

 

Garfield County to hire a MSAG contractor

POMEROY–The Garfield County Board of Commissioners (BOCC) approved a Master Street Addressing Guide contract to employ a MSAG operative at a flat payment of $1,516.80 a month at their meeting on...

 

Suicide Prevention Hotline Number to change

POMEROY–The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline contact number will change to the “988” dialing system be changing in the near future, according to information provided by Scott Zaval of the Garfield County Sheriff’s Department. Currently,...

 

Green Ridge and Lick Creek Fires Update

By Kevin Stock Incident Commander Northwest Incident Management Team 8 August 30, 2021–Current Situation at the Green Ridge Fire: Activity yesterday was minimal and this helped firefighters to make...

 

Umatilla National Forest advertises permanent fire job opportunities

PENDLETON, Ore. (August 24, 2021) – The Umatilla National Forest is now accepting applications for numerous permanent fire positions on USAJOBS until Sept. 27, 2021. Positions are available at multiple skill and qualification levels ranging from...

 

Umatilla National Forest to further reduce area closure

PENDLETON, Ore. (August 27, 2021)–With continued reduced large fire activity across the Forest, Umatilla National Forest officials will further reduce the area closure on Saturday, Aug. 28, reopening access to more lands on the Pomeroy and Walla...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    August 26, 2021

Cost of medical insurance for Garfield County expected to rise

POMEROY–The Garfield County Board of Commissioners (BOCC) announced expected raised medical insurance rates at their meeting on August 23. Premera, the Washington Counties Insurance Fund vendor who...

 

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