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UEC Celebrates 80 Years of Service

By Michael Kane Umatilla Electric Cooperative celebrate 80 years of “reaching new heights” during its annual meeting Saturday night. UEC General Manager and CEO Robert Echenrode shared some of the cooperative’s recent accomplishments during his address to UEC’s membership. Work began in February on UEC’s 31st substation, this one located in N.E. Hermiston. “That investment Read More

Female Dies in Single-Vehicle Accident

A woman was killed in a single-vehicle accident on Reith Road on Saturday morning, according to the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office. According to the sheriff’s office, operators of a passing train spotted a wrecked 2001 Jeep Cherokee in the roadway and reported it to the sheriff’s office around 7:16 a.m. When emergency personnel arrived, they Read More

Life’s Lessons Learned on the Pacific Crest Trail

By Michael Kane The secrets to life, it turns out, can be found along the Pacific Crest Trail. Award-winning writer Bob Welch shared some pearls of wisdom Saturday during Umatilla Electric Cooperative’s Annual Meeting. Welch, an associate editor at the Eugene Register-Guard, talked about a hiking trip through Oregon on the Pacific Crest Trail he Read More

Wyden to Hold Town Hall Meetings in E. Oregon

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden will hold town hall meetings in Morrow and Umatilla Counties as part of his 11-county swing through Eastern and Central Oregon during the month of April. On Saturday, April 22, Sen. Wyden will speak at 10 a.m. at Riverside Junior/Senior High School Auditorium, 210 Boardman Ave. NE, Boardman. On Sunday, April Read More

National, Oregon Gas Prices at Year-to-Date High

The national and Oregon averages are both at their highest prices of the year so far and are expected to keep rising this spring. For the week, the national average for regular unleaded jumps six cents to $2.39 a gallon, while Oregon’s average adds two cents to $2.75, says AAA Oregon/Idaho Public Affairs Director Marie Read More

Oregon to Get Millions to Fight Opioid Addiction

Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River), chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, today applauded the announcement of grant funding to tackle opioid addiction in Oregon. As part of the 21st Century Cures Act, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the first round of grants to help states and territories combat the Read More

From Farm to Science

Food is a part of life that we all share, a common and familiar topic that doesn’t need an explanation about its importance. As a result, it’s also an ideal trailhead for teaching science. The newest collaboration between the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) and the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) combines expertise Read More

Good Shepherd Offers Healthy Friday Event

Good Shepherd Medical Center will offer its monthly Healthy Fridays event on Friday, April 21. From 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., participants, at no charge, can have their blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar and body mass index and receive a variety of health-related information. For best cholesterol and glucose test results, please fast 10-12 hours prior Read More

Public Can Meet Sunset Principal Candidates

Hermiston School District is offering a “meet and greet” event with the final candidates for the Sunset Elementary principal’s position. The successful applicant will replace current principal, Devin Grigg, whose resignation becomes effective at the end of the school year. The community and district staff members are invited to the meet and greet session scheduled Read More

Boardman to Host Low-Cost Rabies Clinic

The city of Boardman is reminding pet owners of the need to keep their dogs and cats current on their rabies vaccinations. This year they will host a low-cost rabies vaccination clinic given by Dr. Burgess of Country Animal Hospital. Rabies is a fatal disease of the brain and spinal cord, caused by a virus Read More
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