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Congresswoman reacts to Inslee/Murray dam study

SPOKANE–Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) weighed in on Washington Governor Jay Inslee and Senator Patty Murray's published report and recommendations leaving the door open for breaching the Lower Snake River dams. "Th...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    August 25, 2022

2022 Transit Development Plan adopted

POMEROY–The Garfield County Transportation Authority (CTA) passed a transit development plan, a zero fare policy, and signed a memorandum of understanding for Quality Behavioral Health’s recovery...

 

Poison Hemlock: Be Careful What You Breathe

By Jim McKeirnan Garfield County Weed Coordinator Special to the East Washingtonian POMEROY–Poison Hemlock is extremely prevalent in Garfield County this year. It tends to thrive in damp, moist...

 

Nurse Practitioner joins Garfield Co. Hospital District

POMEROY–Garfield County Hospital District would like to introduce the newest member to its medical team, Marybella Dodson, ARNP. She was born in Puerto Rico and raised in Seattle. During her teens,...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    August 25, 2022

Commissioners act to join class-action suit against opioid manufacturers

POMEROY–The Garfield County Commissioners (BOCC) voted to join a class action settlement against AmerisourceBergen Corporation, Cardinal Health, Inc, and McKesson Corporation, all three opioid...

 

SEWEDA names new Executive Director

CLARKSTON–The Southeast Washington Economic Development Association has named Erika Stricker as Executive Director of the nonprofit which focuses on enhancing economic vitality and community develop...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    August 18, 2022

Health District hires Shelly Slaybaugh as community health worker

POMEROY-The Garfield County board of commissioners (BOCC) was advised of new hire for the Health District; and discusses an idle account at their meeting on August 15. The Health District reported tha...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    August 18, 2022

City grant recalled

POMEROY-The Pomeroy City Council advised of a $10,000 grant recall; authorized Mayor Paul Miller to sign lease and service contracts and discussed the booster pump station preliminary design report at...

 

GCHD will receive $1 million through Rural Health Care Grants Programs

POMEROY–Garfield County Hospital will receive a $1 million grant to replace an aging electrical system for a Critical Access Hospital (CAH). The award is made available through the American Rescue Plan Act, Emergency Rural Health Care Grants...

 

EWAM making space

POMEROY–The Eastern Washington Agricultural Museum (EWAM) plan a work day on September 12 at 10 a.m., for making space for new items, especially in building No. 2; grants possibilities; and other business. The EWAM discussed a plan to organize the...

 

WWCC Warrior Pledge extends deadline

New program covers tuition, books, supplies for local students who are new to the college WALLA WALLA–Walla Walla Community College (WWCC) continues to find new ways to make college possible for local residents. A first-year pilot of the new...

 

EWAM making space for new items

POMEROY–The Blue Mountain Artisan Guild (BMAG) will begin to accept Man Cave show entries August 29. The reception for this show is scheduled for Thursday, September 1 at 5-7 p.m. All the Man Cave items will be the main feature with Nick Hastings...

 

Voter support for emergency communications is strong Hyer leads Miller in Primary results

POMEROY––Incumbent Sheriff Drew Hyer received about a hundred more votes than challenger Kurt Miller, and Garfield County voters approved Proposition No. 1 to fund emergency communication systems and facilities, results from the August 2 Primary...

 

Community Calendar ordering time!

POMEROY–The annual Community Calendar, promoted and provided in partnership with the Pirate Booster Club and the Gwinn family, order and payment deadline is set for August 15, 2023. The Pirate Booster Club and the Gwinn family have partnered to pro...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    August 11, 2022

Ron Weeks awarded 2022 CRABoard Program Manager of the Year

POMEROY–The Garfield County Board of Commissioners (BOCC) hosted an award ceremony at their meeting on August 8. Garfield County Engineer Manager/Surveyor Ron Weeks was presented with County Road Ad...

 

Community Economic Forum August 16

POMEROY–The Community Economic Forum is scheduled at the Pataha Flour Mill on August 16 at 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The Community Economic Forum meeting will take place at the Pataha Flour Mill, 50 Hutchens Hill Road on August 15 starting at 11 a.m....

 

Federal Funding for Washington State Projects in Draft Appropriations Bills

WASHINGTON, D.C.–The City of Pomeroy could receive federal funding of $436,000 for local water system improvements through a Senate Appropriations bill secured by U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA). Sen. Murray, a senior member of the Senate...

 

HOSPITAL UPDATE

Garfield County Hospital District is proud to announce May's Employee of the Month, Anna Wessels. She was nominated by her co-workers who state, "She is always willing to help out whenever she can."...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    August 11, 2022

Pataha fiber-to-home contract signed

POMEROY–The Port of Garfield County commissioners discussed broadband contract, certifications, and authorized Port Manager Diana Ruchert to accept two bids. The Fiber-To-The-Home contract for...

 

Central Ferry fire burns 3,000 acres

WHITMAN COUNTY–Washington State and Garfield County Fire District No. 1 deployed assistance for the Central Ferry Riparia blaze which burned more than 3,000 acres in a wild fire August 4, 2022. State fire assistance was mobilized under the...

 

Lewiston man injured in accident

GARFIELD COUNTY–A Lewiston, Idaho, man was injured in a one-vehicle accident three miles east of Pomeroy last Thursday, August 4. Mathias J. Hamilton, 32, was driving a green, two-door 2014 Chevrolet Cruze, which left the roadway, struck a...

 

McMorris Rodgers supports bill to strengthen election integrity

Washington, D.C.–Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) helped introduce the American Confidence in Elections (ACE) Act, comprehensive legislation to strengthen election integrity and restore confidence in the voting...

 
 By Charlotte Baker    News    August 4, 2022

Pomeroy: A Farming Community

Facing the country at this time are some heavy-laden factors that range from climate change, supply chain, taxes, and economic uncertainties. State and federal governments are pressing forward with...

 

McMorris Rodgers supports bill to strengthen election integrity

Washington, D.C.–Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) helped introduce the American Confidence in Elections (ACE) Act, comprehensive legislation to strengthen election integrity and restore confidence in the voting...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    August 4, 2022

PSD 2022-2023 budget, several hires approved

POMEROY–The Pomeroy School District (PSD) board of directors approved hires and passed the 2022-2023 budget at their meeting on July 26. The board approved recommendations to hire Kyle Kimble as...

 

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