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 By Naomi Scoggin    News    January 26, 2023 

Appaloosa Solar Project details outlined

POMEROY–The Appaloosa Solar Project, a joint venture by Pac Soleil and Qcells responding to Puget Sound Energy's request for proposal, was the topic of an informational meeting at the Pomeroy...

 
 By Charlotte Baker    News    January 26, 2023 

Two levies on February special election ballot

POMEROY–A replacement Educational Programs and Operations (EP&O) levy for four years, and a six-year Capital levy will be on a special February 14, 2023 ballot for voter approval in Garfield...

 
 By Charlotte Baker    News    January 26, 2023 

CGI donates new product line to food banks

POMEROY–Columbia Grain International (CGI) has donated 15 cases of its Balanced Bushel Line of Beans and Pulses to Food Banks and Senior Centers in Garfield, Columbia and Whitman Counties. Using...

 
 By Charlotte Baker    News    January 26, 2023 

Displaced males statistics alarming

WASHINGTON STATE–Rep. Mary Dye, R-9, has introduced legislation, House Bill 1270, to create a Washington State Commission on Boys and Men, first-of-its-kind in the nation. (See "Olympia Update, page...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    January 26, 2023 

New CTA van will be in operation soon

POMEROY–The Garfield County Transportation Authority (CTA) board discussed the arrival of a new van, insurance for the year of 2023, and elected chair and vice-chair positions at their meeting on...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    January 26, 2023 

BOCC approves contract amendment, discusses ordinances during two meetings

POMEROY–The Garfield County Commissioners (BOCC) approved a contract amendment, discussed an outdated county ordinance, a rapid design study for Garfield County's rural areas, and Garfield County's...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    January 26, 2023 

BAT to involve Port, County to take lead

POMEROY–The Port of Garfield County Commissioners discussed the creation of a Broadband Action Team, finishing the Pataha broadband project, and passed a resolution at their meeting on January 17....

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    January 19, 2023

Public hearings for water plan and efficiency goals and measures held

POMEROY–The Pomeroy City Council held public hearings on Water Use Efficiency Goals and Measures and an updated Water System Plan, discussed donations for the Tennis Court Retrofit project, and...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    January 12, 2023

Road Crew Chief Rodney Norland retires

POMEROY–The Garfield County Board of Commissioners (BOCC) fare welled retiring Road Crew Chief Rodney Norland, and passed two resolutions at their meeting on January 9. The BOCC installed McKenzie...

 

Looking Back at 2022

With the year 2022 distinctly in the rear-view mirrors of Garfield County, Pomeroy and its residents, we offer this look back at the previous year and those events, activities and other newsworthy...

 

Local wolf update

OLYMPIA–The Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) reports the year-end minimum population count for 2021 was at least 206 known wolves in 33 known packs including at least 19 breeding pairs. Annual wolf population surveys are conducted in the...

 

Innovia grants open for application

SPOKANE–Innovia, the community foundation serving 20 counties in Eastern Washington and North Idaho, is currently accepting applications for funding through its annual Community Grants Program. Grants totaling more than $1 million will be awarded...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    January 5, 2023

Commissioners honor late Judge John Henry

POMEROY–The Garfield County Board of Commissioners (BOCC) decided to lower the courthouse flag, passed a supplemental budget resolution, and signed a service agreement at their meeting on December...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    January 5, 2023

PSE donates $5,000 for City Park improvement

POMEROY–Puget Sound Energy's senior wind resources advisor Anne Walsh presented a check for a $5,000 donation to the City of Pomeroy's Park project on December 27. The donation was facilitated by...

 

Christmas tree pick-up

POMEROY–The Blue Ribbon 4-H club has scheduled a free Christmas tree pick-up on January 8 at 2 p.m. The local Blue Ribbon 4-H club will implement a free community service of picking up real Christmas trees left at the curb on January 8 starting at...

 

Large swing in temperatures during Christmas week

POMEROY-After sub-zero temperatures and snowfall mid-week, the mercury rose into the high 30s on December 25. Accompanied by rain, the higher temperature created a slippery holiday when the snow...

 

Ashley Koller to serve second year as chairwoman of Pomeroy School Board

POMEROY–The Pomeroy School District (PSD) board of directors designated a chairman, discussed levy logistics, and accepted a bus driver resignation according to the minutes from their December 19...

 

Pataha fiber internet project in final phase

POMEROY–The Port of Garfield Commissioners discussed the Broadband Fiber-to-the-Home projects that have been in progress and the lease with Columbia Pulp according to the minutes of their meeting...

 

Students raising funds for Washington, D.C. conference

POMEROY–Five local High School youths: KayLee Schmidt, PHS Senior; Katie Boyer, Senior; Emilee Warren, Junior; Natalia Larios, Junior; and Izzy Field, sophomore, are planning to attend the Annual...

 

City of Pomeroy, Blue Mountain Artisan Guild receive BMCF grant awards

WALLA WALLA–The City of Pomeroy and Blue Mountain Artisan Guild are two of twenty-four non-profit organizations to receive a portion of the Blue Mountain Community Foundation (BMCF) $287,503.50 grants recently awarded in the Umatilla, Walla Walla,...

 

Rep. Dye again ranking Republican on House Environment and Energy Committee

OLYMPIA–Rep. Mary Dye, R-Pomeroy, will once again serve as ranking Republican on the House Environment and Energy Committee when the Legislature convenes for the 2023 session in January. Committee...

 

CTA building project estimated to cost $1.5 million

POMEROY–The Garfield County Transportation Authority (CTA) board changed a position from an hourly to a salaried pay schedule, and received updates on ongoing projects at their meeting on December...

 

Brad Gingerich retires after more than 45 years at Pomeroy Pharmacy

POMEROY–Brad Gingerich celebrated his retirement on December 15, at the Pomeroy Pharmacy, where he has worked for more than 45 years. The celebration was small and consisted mostly of regular...

 

Public Health passes 2023 budget

POMEROY–The Garfield County Public Health District board passed several resolutions, including their 2023 budget, and discussed an ending grant as well as a new logo at their meeting on December...

 

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