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 By Naomi Scoggin    News    January 13, 2022 

Harris takes oath of office

POMEROY–The Pomeroy City Council swore in James Harris, approved Resolution 2022-1 and discussed 5th Street improvements at their meeting on January 4. Harris, who held the City Council position...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    January 13, 2022 

BOCC approves budgeted funding for Pomeroy Assist

POMEROY–The Garfield County board of commissioners (BOCC) approved Pomeroy Assist’s request for first quarter funding at their meeting on January 10. The money will come out of the Homeless...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    January 13, 2022 

Fire at Forest Service building

POMEROY– The United States Forest Service building suffered a fire on January 2, which was extinguished in an hour. There was damage to the lighting, walls, and carpet. The wall and carpet have...

 
 By Larry Bunch    News    January 13, 2022 

Wintery winds, power outage plagued first shoot

POMEROY–Local Gun Club members were tested by winter conditions during the first week of the 2022 Camas Prairie 10–week competition, and scores were disappointing as a result. The Youth shooters did have a few bright spots on Saturday January 8....

 

Shepherd Foundation awards $405,737

POMEROY–The Harold and Helen Shepherd Foundation celebrates 25 years of granting funds to local and area entities which benefit the betterment, growth and well-being of the community and citizens. During the past year, the foundation has awarded...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    January 6, 2022

Fire District receives donations, approves transfer of funds

POMEROY–The Garfield County Fire District No. 1 board of commissioners (GCFD) approved a $25,000 transfer from their investment fund to their cash on hand at their meeting on December 14. The...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    January 6, 2022

Commissioners receive grant for fairgrounds

POMEROY–The Garfield County board of commissioners (BOCC) signed an agreement to match a grant from the Washington State Department of Agriculture Fair Project at their meeting on January 3. The...

 

County Commissioners handle year-end business; support keeping LCCU branch

POMEROY–The Garfield County Board of Commissioners (BOCC) passed an update to the security camera bid at their meeting on December 27. The bid that was accepted at last week's BOCC meeting on...

 

CTA passes 2022 budget

POMEROY–The Garfield County Transportation Authority (GCTA) passed their 2022 budget at their meeting on December 20. GCTA’s Manager Rachel Anderson announced that a transportation bus was...

 

Health District runs out of 'Yes to Test' tests

POMEROY–The Garfield County Health District Administrator Martha Lanman announced that the Covid-19 testing program "Yes to Test" has been used so much that the Health District has ran out of tests...

 

City supports retaining local branch of LCCU

POMEROY–The City Council approved a letter to the LCCU President and Board of Directors; Stewart Sign proposal; and discussion on re-establishing the planning commission; funding for the pump station; and acquiring a portable speed sign. A letter...

 

Columbia Pulp joins with Colorado company for new product launch

DAYTON– Columbia Pulp I, LLC and GMCO Corporation announced plans on December 9 to partner in the processing and sale of an innovative chloride-free soil stabilization and dust control product under GMCO’s IntegriBlend brand. The IntegriBlend-CF...

 

Drought SBA working capital loans deadline approaching

SACRAMENTO–Deadline for Washington for SBA working capital loans due to drought is approaching January 10, 2022. Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West wants to remind small...

 

Dixon found; Bowles arrested

SPOKANE VALLEY–Spokane County deputies and other law-enforcement personnel located and apprehended the missing 15-year-old Lewiston, Idaho, juvenile female, Lillian R. Dixon, and arrested alleged...

 

City certifies levy, passes budget and raises utilities, golf, and pool rates

POMEROY– The Pomeroy City Council passed a levy certification, ordinance 924, 923; resolutions 2021-7 and 2021-8; and signed Keller Associates agreement at the meeting on December 7. The City...

 

Rate increase to help water and sewer system revitalization

POMEROY–The City Council approved the 2022 budget during the December 7 meeting which includes a $4 monthly water and sewer rate increase, respectively. The Council approved the 2022 budget and $4 monthly rate increase for water and sewer. The...

 

Ledgerwood, Stallcop sworn in as Hospital District Commissioners

By Naomi Scoggin East Washingtonian Reporter POMEROY– The Garfield County Hospital District board welcomed two new commissioners at their meeting on December 6. Erica Stallcop and Sherry Ledgerwood...

 

Port receives 3.8 million dollar grant for fiber

POMEROY–The Port of Garfield County commissioners announced that they have been awarded a Federal Public Works grant at their meeting on December 7. The grant is for $3,800,000 with no match...

 

New wolf activity in Columbia County

DAYTON–New wolf activity in Columbia County is being reported between the Touchet and Tucannon packs to the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), finding one, and a probable second depredated calf in that area as recent as...

 

BOCC signs agreements

POMEROY– The Garfield County Board of Commissioners (BOCC) signed an Emergency Management Performance Grant Agreement with the Washington State Military Department at their meeting on December 13....

 

Family, law enforcement seeks missing teen

POMEROY–An Amber Alert was issued Monday by the Idaho State Police for a 15-year-old Lewiston, Idaho, female, Lillian R. Dixon, who is considered missing and endangered in the rural area of...

 

Missing teen safe; suspect apprehended in Spokane Valley

SPOKANE VALLEY–The subject of an Amber Alert issued last Monday and the individual suspected in the disappearance of the 15-year-old female from Lewiston, Idaho, is in custody here Tuesday evening. According to the Washington State Patrol, the...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    December 9, 2021

Pomeroy School District increases 2022 levy amount

POMEROY–The Pomeroy School District (PSD) board of directors approved Resolution 306 and the hiring of Brock Ledgerwood, reinstatement of Ben Slaybaugh and the resignation of Jan Koller at their...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    December 9, 2021

County Auditor's Office to change transaction hours

POMEROY–The Garfield County Commissioners' heard changes occurring in the Auditor's Office, approved Resolution 2021-22 and 2021-23, and signed an inter-local agreement with Columbia County at...

 

Christmas tree permits available for National Forests

PENDLETON, Ore.–Christmas tree permits for the Umatilla National Forest are available to purchase at Forest offices, in local businesses, and online through Recreation.gov. Fourth grader are eligible for free Christmas tree permits. For the second...

 

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