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 By Charlotte Baker    News    June 23, 2022 

Garfield County fields public records request from Eric Hood

POMEROY–Eric Hood of Langley, Wash., an individual with an extensive history of legally exploiting the Open Public Records Act (RCW 42.56) in Washington State by filing public records requests and...

 
 By Charlotte Baker    News    June 23, 2022 

Three Forks Indian Trails sign finds new home

POMEROY–The Three Forks Indian Trails sign now makes its home in front of the Garfield County Museum on Columbia Street. The crew of three placed it carefully on the east side of the entrance to...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    June 23, 2022 

Community input meeting held for fairgrounds master plan

POMEROY–The Garfield County fair board held a community input meeting to discuss a master plan for fairgrounds improvement at the Dick Brown Building on June 15. The proposed plan would extend the...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    June 23, 2022 

Fire Department hires new part-time EMTs

POMEROY–The Garfield County Fire District board of commissioners passed a resolution to hire two part-time emergency medical technicians and discussed progress on the electrical renovation at their...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    June 16, 2022

Chamber of Commerce signage project now fully funded

POMEROY–The City Council pledged $4,000 for the Pomeroy Chamber of Commerce signage project, accepted an interim wastewater treatment plant employee proposal, and discussed maintenance of city road...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    June 16, 2022

Port extends Columbia Pulp lease, will go to bid for fiber project manager

POMEROY––The Port of Garfield commissioners approved a lease extension, the purchase of a new heat pump system, and going out to bid for a project manager for the northeast county fiber project...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    June 16, 2022

New hospital survey results expected next week

POMEROY–– The permanent swing bed situation, electrical project and scholarship recipients were topics discussed at the Garfield County Hospital District Board of Commissioners (GCHD) meeting...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    June 16, 2022

Pioneer Days and Tumbleweed Festival enjoys good food, good music, some sunshine and laughter

POMEROY-The 2022 Pioneer Days meeting and honored Pioneer family; All–Class Reunion celebration; Parade, and Tumbleweed Festival events were held on June 10 and 11. The family of Sealy Blachly, who...

 

WSU Winter Pea and Cereal Grain Variety Tour Scheduled for June 22 in Pomeroy

POMEROY–The annual WSU Crop Variety Tours will be held here on Wednesday, June 22 at 8:30 a.m. A discussion of Winter Peas as a rotational crop will be led by Sarah Hallyburton, WSU Crop and Soil Sciences Department graduate student; and Steve Van...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    June 16, 2022

Road loan repaid; changes possible for WSU extension

POMERO–The Garfield County board of commissioners (BOCC) approved repayment of a loan and discussed re-staffing efforts for Washington State University extension offices in the area at their...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    June 9, 2022

Bill Cox wins Fairgrounds hay bid

POMEROY––The Garfield County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) opened bids for hay and heard of advisory committee vacancies from the United States Department of Agriculture on June 6. The...

 

Fun ahead for Summer Youth Program

POMEROY–The Quality Behavioral Healthy Families Coalition (QBH) is sponsoring the Summer Youth Program, free to local teens and pre-teens beginning June 15 at 9 a.m. The QBH Summer Youth Program is a free, fun, and educational program for Pomeroy t...

 

CORRECTION

POMEROY–The East Washingtonian article “Race forms for Garfield Co. Sheriff” on May 26, 2022, it was reported all Precinct Committee Officers (PCO) filed running on the Democratic ticket. It should have stated PCO candidate Shirley L. Fischer...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    June 2, 2022

High School Principal and Elementary Paraprofessional resign

POMEROY-The School District (PSD) board of directors accepted resignations, discussed 2022-23 school year goals and instructional plans, according to the minutes of their May 25 meeting. The...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    June 2, 2022

County Commissioners approve loan to County Road Fund

POMEROY-The Garfield County Commissioners (BOCC) called a special meeting on May 24 to discuss a loan from the County’s current expense fund to the County Road fund. The board approved a $1,200,000...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    June 2, 2022

Youth and Family Forum focuses on data from 2021 Healthy Youth Survey

POMEROY-The organization Pomeroy Partners for Healthy Families, hosted their fourth annual Pomeroy Youth and Family Forum at the Pataha Flour Mill on May 24. The main event was the data walk...

 

All Class Reunion kicks off June 10

By Wayne R. Davis Special to the East Washingtonian POMEROY–High School Class Reunion celebration will be held at the Dick Brown building at the Garfield County Fairgrounds and Pioneer parade on the weekend of June 10–12. Beware, looks like an...

 

Holy Rosary Catholic Church kids raise over $3,000 for Ukraine refugees

By Connie Harris POMEROY–The Holy Rosary Church Faith Formation children raised $3,220 for the Ukraine Solidarity Fund which help war refugees with personal needs. The Holy Rosary Church Faith...

 

Race forms for Garfield Co. Sheriff

POMEROY––Filing week is concluded and there will be a race for the office of county sheriff with incumbent Drew W. Hyer filing to run for re-election with a challenger Kurt Miller filing as a candidate. Both Hyer and Miller filed as Republicans....

 

Dayton Days Rodeo Memorial Weekend

DAYTON–The 2022 Dayton Days-Columbia County Fair Jackpot Rodeo is Friday and Saturday, May 27 and 28. Two days of exciting rodeo action are planned, the first evening’s events kicking off at 6 p.m. Friday, with Saturday’s action getting under...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    May 26, 2022

Fairgrounds to be open for July 4 community fireworks

POMEROY–The Garfield County board of commissioners (BOCC) signed inter-agency IT agreement, discussed July 4 fireworks and possible commercial policies for Fairgrounds RV sites at their meeting on...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    May 26, 2022

Fire Department repeater expected to be completed in June

POMEROY-The Garfield County Fire Department board of commissioners discussed the completion of their new emergency communications repeater at their meeting on May 10. The repeater on Richardson land...

 

Five receive Harold and Helen Shepherd Foundation scholarships

WALLA WALLA– The Walla Walla Community College Foundation is pleased to announce the Harold and Helen Shepherd Foundation scholarship recipients for 2022‐2023. The scholarships honor the generosity of Harold and Helen Shepherd who were active...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    May 26, 2022

Pataha Creek RV Park to receive new laundry room heater

POMEROY–The Port of Garfield County commissioners approved the purchase of a new heater and heard reports on fiber internet project progress and Columbia Pulp receivership at their meeting on May...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    May 19, 2022

Hospital board discusses reinterpreted guideline for long-term care

POMEROY-The Garfield County Hospital District (GCHD) board of commissioners held a special meeting to discuss the results of a Washington State Department of Health and Centers for Medicare and Medica...

 

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