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Corps Conducts Final Transfer of Kennewick Man

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Northwestern Division (Corps) transferred the human remains known as the Kennewick Man, or the Ancient One. The remains were transferred to the Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (Washington) on Friday, Feb. 17 on the condition that the Department then repatriate the human remains to the five Read More

OSP to Offer Discount Car Care Vouchers

In an effort to improve public safety and assist the communities it serves, the Oregon State Police (OSP) has announced a partnership with Advance Auto Parts/Carquest Auto Parts on our new “Car Care Program.” Starting today, OSP Troopers will be offering drivers stopped for a minor equipment violation a voucher that provides a discount on Read More

Chamber Concert Set for Haines on March 4

The Grande Ronde Symphony Association will host its third Chamber Series Concert on March 4 at the United Methodist Church in Haines. “An Evening of World Melodies” will feature folk music from all over the world, through the instruments of violin, guitar, mandolin, bass, ukulele and the hammered dulcimer. Musicians performing on these various instruments Read More

Hermiston Leading Rivals for Playground Equipment

With less than a month to go in a contest that will determine which of three cities will win $20,000 worth of new playground equipment, Hermiston is leading both Portland and Tillamook. Whichever of the three cities has the most votes by March 20 will win the equipment. If Hermiston wins, it will place the Read More

Hermiston’s Earl Wells Passes Away at 94

Earl E. “Gene” Wells of Hermiston died on Feb. 15, 2017 in Hermiston at the age of 94. He was born on Sept. 16, 1922 in Nolin, Oregon to Orbie and Erma DuPuis Wells. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. at the Hermiston Church of the Nazarene, Read More

Senior Centers Offering Free Health Checks

The Hermiston and Stanfield Senior Centers will offer free blood pressure checks and health information from 11 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Feb. 23. The “Know Your Numbers” event is designed to encourage everyone to know their blood pressure numbers. Take advantage of the free checks to lower your risk of stroke and heart attack. Read More

Wildhorse Cineplex Showing Classic Films

Wildhorse Resort & Casino Cineplex is showing classic movies every Wednesday. The cinema shows classic films each Wednesday at noon for $5 and the price of admission includes free popcorn and a soda. The cinema will show The Big Country on Wednesday, Feb. 22. For more information, call 541-966-1850.Read More

GriefShare Meets Weekly

GriefShare, a support group that offers video seminars, group discussion, a personal workbook and prayer, is offered in three locations. GriefShare is held each Tuesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Irrigon Seventh-Day Adventist Church, located behind the Stokes Landing Senior Center; each Wednesday from 1 to 3 p.m. at Sun Terrace Assisted Living, Read More

Hermiston’s SDA Church to Serve Free Dinner

A free community dinner will be served Wednesday, Feb. 22 at the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Hermiston. The dinner, available to anyone in need in the community, will be served from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the church hall. The church is located at 855 W. Highland Ave. For more information, call 541-567-0439.Read More

BMCC Receives $50,000 in Grants

The Blue Mountain Community College (BMCC) Outreach Office was recently awarded two GEAR UP grants totaling $50,000 to support college readiness programs for potential new students. GEAR UP – Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs – is supported by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education that works with middle and high Read More
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