Tag: COVID-19

Clayton Rodeo On For 2021

The Clayton Pro West Rodeo is planning its return. After being forced to cancel their annual event due to COVID restrictions in 2020, the event is coming back July 23rd and 24th 2021.

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Inslee’s Full Meal Deal For Schools

After removing the 6ft distancing rule for schools, Governor Inslee said “You can start tomorrow, going back into what you might call a full meal deal.” Since the announcement, school districts have been in discussion on what this means for them.

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DOL Updates Guidelines for Employers and Workers

According to a January 29th US Department of Labor news release, “President Biden directed OSHA to release clear guidance for employers to help keep workers safe from COVID-19 exposure.” As a result, the US Department of Labor has reintroduced specific guidance to assist employers and workers to identify and lessen their risks of being exposed to and/or contracting COVID-19 in the workplace.

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The COVID Experience

From the loss of loved ones to arguments about masks and lockdowns, and now tracking the vaccine and deciding whether or not to even get it, everyone has a personal story about the impacts of the virus upon their daily life.

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Boy Scout troop 2216 at the 2018 Clayton Community Fair opening ceremony.

Fairs Face Funding Hurdles in 2021

With the Governor mandating budget cuts across the board, the Department of Agriculture may be forced to cut funding that supports community fairgrounds as well. These cuts, in addition to the loss of revenue from canceled events, will be hard on many fairs.

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Phase 2 and More Financial Relief for East Washington

Governor Inslee announced Eastern Washington can now move on into Phase 2 of COVID guidelines beginning Valentine’s Day, February 14th. Additionally, the governor also announced a new round of COVID financial support for business and rental relief.

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School District COVID Dashboard

As the COVID situation is constantly changing, local school districts are working to keep families and the community informed about the health and safety of our kids, as well as the invaluable staff who work in the schools.

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2020 Hindsight

They say hindsight is 2020. The following articles were the most popular on our website during 2020.

January – First Annual Small Business Bingo
By: Editorial Team
Spokane County Library, a Neighborhood Champion for Small Business Saturday, has taken on the challenge of helping individuals discover phenomenal local stores in their community. This is the fourth year the library district has sponsored this event, but the first time Deer Park took part.

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My Quaranteenie

In honor of some of the precious children that were brought into this world during the pandemic and following months, we have the “I’m a Quaranteenie” onesie. The sweet babies born this year are wonderful reminders that the first year of the pandemic wasn’t all bad.

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Rural Relief for Small Businesses

Attention rural small business owners, another grant opportunity is here. If your business is struggling with basic needs such as utilities, mortgages, rent, or other expenses, the LISC rural relief small business grants are available to help.

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