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 By Charlotte Baker    News    April 18, 2024 

Distinguished Young Women pageant April 21

POMEROY–Distinguished Young Women of Pomeroy, A New Era (DYW) program showing casing four local participants, Kiersten Bartels, Elena Morfin, Isabella Field, and Taylor Gilbert will appear at the S...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    April 18, 2024 

Public Health District to refresh branding

POMEROY-The Garfield County Public Health District board approved a brand identity refresh contract, approved an inter-agency data sharing agreement, and discussed South East Washington Alliance for...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    April 18, 2024 

Spring Farming Days draws record-breaking crowd to EWAM

POMEROY–Glorious weather accompanied the Spring Farming Days at the Garfield County Fairgrounds on April 14 and 15, with the largest public turnout to date, according to past Eastern Washington A...

 
 By Charlotte Baker    News    April 18, 2024 
 
 News    April 18, 2024 

Are You Doing Enough to Keep Your Kids Safer On Their Phone?

OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma - (April 2, 2024)-When it comes to kids and phones, the discussion focused on what age was appropriate for them to get their first one. Now, it centers more on how to keep...

 
 News    April 18, 2024 

Re-classifying grey wolves

WASHINGTON STATE–The Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife public comment period for gray wolf rule making is open now. Based on a population projection model developed at the University of Washington (UW) and other available information on g...

 
 News    April 18, 2024 

USDA seeks partnerships to expand conservation on grazing lands

WASHINGTON D.C.–United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) seeks partnerships to expand conservation on grazing lands. The Natural Recourses Conservation Service (NRCS) Proposals accepted through May 26. The USDA is investing up to $22 million i...

 

Two FFA teams place in top 10 at State

POMEROY–The local FFA chapter competed at the State FFA Agronomy contest at the Pullman Washington State University Campus on March 20. Two of the Pomeroy FFA chapter teams achieved top ten p...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    April 11, 2024

Pomeroy businessman and pioneer John Bertram "Bert" Brady lost on RMS Titanic 112 years ago

POMEROY––The infamous sinking of the "unsinkable" RMS Titanic 112 years ago on April 15, 1912, was personal for Pomeroy. Included in the over 1,500 lost at sea was John Bertram "Bert" Brady, a Pom...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    April 11, 2024

Brady's death impacted Pomeroy man's life

POMEROY––A Garfield County resident who made his home in the foothills of the Blue Mountain felt the effects of the loss of Bert Brady his entire life, according to Lillian Heytvelt, Denny Ashby Libra...

 
 By Charlotte Baker    News    April 11, 2024

Three-generation VGBRA champions

By Charlotte Baker WALLA WALLA–The Valley Girls Barrel Racing Association 2023 results garner an overall grand champion, Payden Henery; reserve champion Dana Greg; and a three-generation champion r...

 

Columbia REA Director achieves credential in Today's Electric Utility competencies

WALLA WALLA–Philip Mehlenbacher, District 2 Board Director, recently received the Credentialed Cooperative Director certificate from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). P...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    April 11, 2024

Tennis court and sign project gain funding

POMEROY-The Garfield County Board of Commissioners (BOCC) approved funding for the City Park tennis court retrofit project and the Chamber of Commerce sign project at their meeting on April 1, and...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    April 11, 2024

Dialysis and tele-nephrology programs to go live May 1

POMEROY-The Garfield County Hospital District Board of Commissioners (GCHD) announced a new go-live date for the dialysis and tele-nephrology programs and discussed the imaging suite project at their...

 

County residents prepare for Free Chipper Day

POMEROY–Garfield County will host a free Chipper day for country residents at the old rock pit located off Gould City-Mayview Road on Saturday, April 13, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Each year, the county hosts a free chipper day for country residents w...

 
 By Charlotte Baker    News    April 11, 2024

Prescription drug take back day

POMEROY–Pomeroy Partners for Health Families and the Garfield County Sheriff's Office (GCSO) will sponsor a Prescription Drug Take Back Day located at the Courthouse lawn on April 26 from 11 a.m. t...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    April 4, 2024

Peter Cottontail hops down the bunny trail to Pomeroy

POMEROY–The Pomeroy Spinners Club's 17th annual Easter egg hunt was held at Lybecker Field and Crystal Springs Golf Course on Saturday, March 30. Thanks to donations from the community that totaled $...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    April 4, 2024

Representatives review 2024 Legislative session

DAYTON–Both Ninth District representatives, Mary Dye (R-Pomeroy) and Joe Schmick (R-Colfax), were delighted that three of six initiatives to the Legislature were passed, and both weren't unhappy t...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    April 4, 2024

Raise the Blues presents Garfield County Forever and Launch NW programs

POMEROY––The Raise the Blues endowment campaign held an informational meeting regarding two major fundraising efforts on March 27. Raise the Blues is partnering with the Innovia Foundation in the sch...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    April 4, 2024

Waitsburg man recovering from burn accident

WAITSBURG–A Waitsburg man, Mark Leroue Jr., is recovering from third-degree burns at Harbor View Medical Center in Seattle following a March 11 explosion at Nancy’s Dream Garden Center on Second Street. Leroue, 34, was helping insulate a 10-foot by...

 
 By Charlotte Baker    News    March 28, 2024

Annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday

POMEROY–Innovia Foundation will partner with the Pomeroy Spinners and Twisted Wire Coffee to bring the Annual Easter Egg Hunt to the community at the Crystal Springs Golf Course and Lybecker F...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    March 28, 2024

Gormsen appointed to supervise County Road Crew

POMEROY–The Garfield County Board of Commissioners (BOCC) appointed County Road Crew Superintendent Steve Gormsen to supervise the Road Crew and discussed jury system quotes at their meeting on M...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    March 28, 2024

Forest Service discusses plan to replace Crooked Creek and Panjab bridges with County Commissioners

POMEROY–The Garfield County Board of Commissioners (BOCC) met with representatives from the United States Forest Service, discussed a bid on the Eastern Washington Agricultural Museum parking lot p...

 

Blue Mountains National Forests to Host Public Meetings

PENDLETON, Ore. March 07, 2024 - The Malheur, Umatilla and Wallowa-Whitman (Blue Mountains) National Forests are providing an opportunity for the public to participate in public meetings through the month of April 2024. The Blue Mountains National...

 

Foundation donates adaptive tricycle

By Jessica Ruffcorn Reporter DAYTON–Local High School student Kaylee Coleman, receives an adaptive tricycle from the Charge Syndrome Foundation. Kaylee Coleman is a sophomore at Dayton High school w...

 

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