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 By Naomi Scoggin    News    October 6, 2022 

New funds from American Rescue Plan to provide two installments of $240,000

POMEROY–The Garfield County board of commissioners (BOCC) approved the physical transfer of Equipment Rental and Revolving funds, decided to advertise for 4H Coordinator, and discussed new American...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    October 6, 2022 

Pony Punchers 2022 season goes out with broomstick polo and costume night

POMEROY-––The Pony Punchers held their final play-day of the 2022 season at the Garfield County Fairgrounds rodeo arena on October 3. The Pony Punchers' play-day at the fairground arena included...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    October 6, 2022 

Hidden in Plain Sight presented at Seeley Theater

POMEROY––Hidden in Plain Sight, a program based out of the Tri-Cities, was presented to a group of Pomeroy parents at the Seeley Theater on September 28. The program began with a walk-through of...

 

Slick Ear Fire burning slowly

PENDLETON—With cooler weather and significant rain over the area, Umatilla National Forest officials continue to monitor the Slick Ear Fire, which is gradually burning in heavy fuels in the Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness on the Pomeroy Ranger District,...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    October 6, 2022 

Former judge sentenced to 15 months

ASOTIN–Former Garfield County Superior Court Judge Scott D. Gallina was sentenced to 15 months in prison after accepting a plea bargain and pleading guilty to two charges: third-degree assault with sexual motivation and fourth-degree assault with...

 

Livestock Champions bring good prices

POMEROY–The Garfield County Fair was filled with livestock, crafts, pictures of all kinds, flowers, wood craft, baked goods, canning, dehydrating and so much more; the usual collection of items to...

 

County to join Eastern Washington Council of Governments

POMEROY–The Garfield County board of commissioners (BOCC) tentatively chose a recording systems vendor to accept, adopted Eastern Washington Council of Governments articles of association and...

 

Free chipper day, tire and appliance amnesty day

POMEROY–Garfield County will hold a combined Appliance Amnesty, Tire Amnesty and free Chipper Day at the old rock pit off Gould City-Mayview Rd., for county residents on Saturday, October 1, from 8 a.m.–2 p.m. Disposed items must fall within the...

 

Shepherd Foundation now accepting grant applications

POMEROY–The Harold and Helen Shepherd Foundation is now accepting request applications for 2022 grants. This is the twenty sixth year of offering grants to southeastern Washington non-profit organizations with a 501(c) 3 tax status. Include along...

 

Library News

POMEROY–The Denny Ashby Library held the Summer Reading Adult/Teen Bingo Challenge and a children's contest called Oceans of Possibilities contests over the summer. Each reader was to meet a...

 

Port approves insurance addition, new tenant, and quote for duct cleaning

POMEROY–The Port of Garfield County commissioners approved a quote for duct cleaning, a change to the insurance policy, and discussed a fiber point-of-presence tenant at their meeting on September...

 

Resource Fair for families with high school students with disabilities

CLARKSTON–Families of high school students with disabilities (504 Plans, Individualized Educational Plans, or a documented disability) are invited to attend the Asotin County Resource Fair on October 12 at 5:30 p.m., at the Asotin County Fire Distr...

 

BMCF Discretionary Grant Application open

WALLA WALLA–Blue Mountain Community Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2022 Discretionary Grant Program. Public agencies, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and churches based in and serving Walla Walla, Columbia, Garfield and...

 

"Barnyard Luau" enjoys great weather for the 2022 County Fair

POMEROY–The Garfield County Fair's 2022 "Barnyard Luau" weekend brought many traditional features and some twists to others during the three-day event September 16-18. The county celebration...

 

Fire District receives grant for breathing apparatus purchase

POMEROY–The Garfield County Fire District board of commissioners (GCFD) announced the reception of a grant and change of backup engine according to the minutes of their September 13 meeting. The...

 

Can you see it?

POMEROY––A program that takes family, teachers and community members through a typical teenager's bedroom to reveal indicators of drug use or abuse will be held in Pomeroy Wednesday, September 28...

 

Please exempt me? Workers seek a way out of new state payroll tax for good reason

Right now, the only people who can opt out of the WA Cares Fund, a new long-term-care (LTC) program that is supposed to be fueled by a payroll tax on workers, are those who had private long-term-care insurance (LTCI) purchased by Nov. 1, 2021. Their...

 

Giddyup to the Fairgrounds

POMEROY–The Garfield County Fair "Barnyard Luau" three-day weekend begins Friday September 16 at 10 a.m., and will close Sunday, September 18 at 4 p.m. No specific distancing or masking protocols...

 

Smoke fills the air, again

POMEROY–Air quality is dismal due to 160 surrounding forest and wild fires in Northern California, west and northeast Oregon, west and northeast Washington, Canada, most of Idaho and Montana....

 

Grant Morgan resigns as County Engineer

POMEROY-Garfield County Engineer Grant Morgan submitted his resignation to the Garfield County Board of Commissioners (BOCC) at their meeting on September 6, and the board accepted a quote for a...

 

Construction bid for Pataha fiber project accepted

POMEROY–The Port of Garfield County board of commissioners accepted the low bidder for the Pataha Fiber-To-The-Home project construction at their meeting on September 6. ZeroDB bid $194,762, which...

 

City Council approves inter-fund loan

POMEROY–The Pomeroy City Council approved an inter-fund loan and a street closure request at their meeting on September 6. The council approved a loan from the city’s solid waste fund to the...

 

Senator Schoesler says it's unfair for rural families to help pay tab for free rides

OLYMPA–The statewide transportation package passed primarily by Puget Sound-area Democrats in March is now fully subsidizing public-transit and state-ferry travel in some parts of the state for...

 

Dan Wendt is new Pomeroy Jr./Sr. High School' principal

POMEROY–The School District has recently hired a new Jr./Sr. High School principal, Dan Wendt. The new principal for Pomeroy Jr./Sr. High School, Dan Wendt, is from Columbia Falls in northwest...

 

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