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 By Naomi Scoggin    News    April 8, 2021 

BOCC approves programs, grants and projects

POMEROY–The Garfield County Commissioners (BOCC) approved the Nutrition Program, the Emergency Management and Public Assistant Grant Agreement D20-2044 grants, and the Bell guardrail project during...

 
 News    April 8, 2021 

State-of-the-art timing system installed at track

POMEROY–The School District was prized with a "Flashtiming" purchased by alumni Gary Peters which was put into action at the first track meet of the season on March 31, 2021. Participants of the...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    April 8, 2021 

School District anticipates 40% decrease in transportation operating budget

POMEROY–The School Board learned of a coming transportation budget shortfall, an increase in K-3 fall enrollment, approved new hire Bob Wolf and gave the Senior Class's five-day request a thumb's...

 
 News    April 8, 2021 

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Senate’s operating budget spends too much, relies on unneeded taxes By Sen. Mark Schoesler OLYMPIA–Somehow, it was fitting that the Senate Democrats’ new two-year operating budget SB 5092, was passed on April Fool’s Day. Between the sharp...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    April 1, 2021

Commissioners vote to change insurance provider

POMEROY–The Garfield County Commissioners approved the Washington Rural Counties Insurance Program (WRCIP) as their new provider during the March 29 meeting. The Washington Rural Counties Insurance...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    April 1, 2021

Pomeroy Assist fills baskets for Easter

POMEROY–Pomeroy Assist and local volunteers met at the Senior Center to make 55 Easter Baskets for local low-income families on March 24. Pomeroy Assist members and volunteers Monica Bartlow,...

 

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USDA Invests $266 Million to Improve Rural Community Facilities WASHINGTON D. C.–The Secretary for Rural Development of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Justin Maxson announced an investment of $266 million to build and improve...

 
 By Charlotte Baker    News    April 1, 2021

County to apply dust control agent

POMEROY–The Garfield County Public Works department will again apply a dust control agent on area graveled roads for local residents beginning in May. Depending on the weather–no rain–the...

 
 By Jack Peasley    News    March 25, 2021

LMI survey can help Pomeroy

POMEROY–The local City Council has authorized a Low–and–Moderate Income (LMI) independent income survey for community residents. This survey will determine if this area is eligible for state...

 

Water, water, everywhere?

POMEROY–No, the City Crew was not attempting to give a new meaning to "drive-through banking" last Thursday afternoon. They were repairing a leak in a water line running under the sidewalk in front...

 
 By Dotty Van Vogt    News    March 25, 2021

Susie Bowles elected VP of Fair Board

POMEROY–The Garfield County Fair Board approved newly elected Susie Bowles as board vice-president. Fair entry forms and demonstrations were discussed. Larry Ledgerwood advised the group of three different programs available for online entries,...

 
 By Dotty Van Vogt    News    March 25, 2021

Lewis joins the City of Pomeroy crew

POMEROY–The "City Crew" welcomes another friendly face with the addition of Brian Lewis, the newest member of the department. Lewis grew up in Dayton, graduating from Dayton High School in 2008....

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    March 25, 2021

Frank Gurney Inc. to fulfill guardrail project

POMEROY–The Garfield County Commissioners (BOCC) approved Frank Gurney Incorporated, out of the Spokane Valley after reviewing submitted bids for the guardrail project on Bell Plain road at the...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    March 25, 2021

Scoggin new reporter at EW

POMEROY–A new reporter, Naomi Scoggin, has joined the East Washingtonian staff and will handle meetings and events in the community. Scoggin is the daughter of Marvin and Sarah Scoggin and was born...

 

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Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety and Other Key Staff Appointments WASHINGTON D.C.–The USDA released the names of individuals who will hold senior positions in Washington, D.C. Sandra Eskin was named Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety;...

 

National Ag Day Proclamation

Editor's Note: Here at the East Washingtonian, we salute our local and national producers in their efforts to continually sustain the health and wellbeing our national and the world markets, managing our most valuable commodities for today and...

 
 By Dotty Van Vogt    News    March 18, 2021

New LMI survey support approved

POMEROY–The City Council approved a statement of support, committing to participate in the survey with Evergreen Rural Water of Washington in the amount of $7,754.80 for the low-to-moderate (LMI)...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    March 18, 2021

Fire District anticipates new ambulance

POMEROY––Fire District No. 1 will take delivery of its new ambulance on March 22. The new rig is a 2021 North Star on a 2020 Ford F-450 chassis. Chief James Cleveland and Assistant Chief Kyle Pearson will go to western Washington to take...

 

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Quick Look Contact information OLYMPIA–The House is conducting public hearings on measures passed by the Senate. To discuss matters involving Legislature or state government with Sen. Mark Schoesler, (R-9), email him at [email protected]

 

World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates

UNITED STATES–The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) estimated 2020–21 outlook in rural commodities hold for the most part with some grains and livestock at an slight increase as of March 9, 2021. Wheat The supply and demand outlook...

 

Schoesler blasts Senate for passing state income-tax proposal

OLYMPIA–The state Senate’s approval of a bill today is the first step toward the possibility of a state income tax on all Washingtonians, argues 9th District Sen. Mark Schoesler. Schoesler voted...

 
 By Charlotte Baker    News    March 11, 2021

BOCC accepts bid from Atlas Sand and Rock

POMEROY–The Garfield County Commissioners (BOCC) approved the bid submitted by Atlas Sand and Rock to supply seal-coat aggregate to the county in the amount of $23,868 at the March 1, 2021 meeting....

 

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Mentor Washington POMEROY–The Pomeroy Partners is working with the Garfield County Christian Youth Program to create a formalized mentoring program for local youth. The model from Mentor Washington to create an evidence-based mentoring program that...

 

USDA offers risk management and disaster assistance

WASHINGTON D.C.–United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) provides tools for producers to manage their risk through the Federal Crop Insurance Program, a public-private partnership between USDA’s Risk Management Agency and private companies...

 

Pomeroy School Board

POMEROY–Pomeroy Schools students are back playing sports: cross-country, football and volleyball. They are actively practicing and competing with other schools with limited spectator attendance due...

 

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