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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

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

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

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

BMCC, Partners Team Up for FARM Project

Blue Mountain Community College, the Pendleton Round-Up Association and the city of Pendleton have announced they will collaborate on a project that’s expected to expand BMCC’s capacity to offer a wider range of animal science classes and enhance existing programs, while at the same time directly supporting the livestock industry and bolstering the local economy. Read More

BMCC Announces New Baseball Recruits

Blue Mountain Community College has received commitments from eight new student-athletes for the 2018 Timberwolf season during the college early signing period. Fourth-year Head Coach Brad Baker is excited for the new crop of Timberwolves. “I feel like we have a great group of student-athletes out of the early commits,” Baker said. “We have signed Read More

Economic Analysis Completed for Proposed Bond

Hermiston School District commissioned Elesco Limited of Bend to provide an economic impact analysis of the district’s proposed $104 million construction bond. The 10-year analysis utilized the current proposed construction budget, which totals more than $108 million, inclusive of the potential state matching grant funds. According to the study, a total of 540 direct sub-contractors Read More

Boardman Cancels Special City Council Meeting

The Boardman City Council has canceled the special meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 21. Topics scheduled for that meeting will be discussed during the city’s annual retreat scheduled for March 4 at 8:15 a.m. at Boardman City Hall.  Read More

ODOT Holding Public Meetings in E. Oregon

The North East and South East Area Commissions on Transportation (NEACT and SEACT), along with the Oregon Department of Transportation will host public meetings in eight eastern Oregon communities on the evening of Feb. 27 to discuss proposed transportation projects. The meetings will start at 6 p.m. The meetings are being held to provide information Read More
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