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Hermiston, Oregon
Monday, December 17, 2018

Brace Yourself for Some Frigid Temperatures

The snow that’s falling today won’t be sticking around, but the cold temperatures will be. The National Weather Service reports arctic air is moving south...

Planning Commission Has 3 Vacancies

The city of Hermiston has three vacancies on its Planning Commission. The deadline to apply for positions No. 4-6 is Feb. 21. The terms for...
Teachers Shape Testing

Local Teachers to Help Shape Standardized Testing

Swarat, Cox to Take Part in California Workshops Two Umatilla County math teachers will head to California next month to help shape the future of...
Ione Music Grant

Music to Their Ears: Students to Get New Instruments

Ione Community School is set to be the proud owner of new musical instruments thanks to a $15,000 grant from the Morrow Education Foundation...
HPD Drug Box

A Safe Way to Dispose of Prescription Drugs

HPD Drug Box Lets You Get Rid of Old Prescriptions - No Questions Asked Ever wonder what’s the proper way to dispose of prescription drugs...

Umatilla County Jobless Rate Falls in December

Umatilla County’s unemployment rate fell in December to 7.6 percent. According to the Oregon Employment Department, Umatilla County’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate fell 0.3 percent from...

City OKs Bonds to Upgrade Wastewater Facility

The Hermiston City Council voted this week to authorize the issuance of revenue bonds of up to $5.5 million to complete the upgrade of...

Volunteers Needed for McNary Heights Students

McNary Heights Elementary School in Umatilla is seeking two volunteers to work with young students. The school needs two volunteers for its FIRM program (Friends...

Chamber 101 to Highlight Membership Benefits

Current and prospective Hermiston Chamber of Commerce members are encouraged to attend a workshop highlighting the benefits of membership. Chamber 101 will be held from...

Children's Advocate to Give Parent Training Session

Children’s advocate and author Trudy Ludwig will give a parent training session on how to protect children from bullying and other anti-social behavior on...
Hermiston Water Tower

Hermiston Water Tower to Get Makeover

Motorists traveling north into Hermiston from Highway 395 will soon get the message the city wants them to get: You can grow here. The Hermiston...
Hermiston Council

City Drops 2 Committees, Adds 2 More

Nobody likes to hold meetings just for the sake of holding a meeting and the Hermiston City Council is no different. On Monday, the council...

State Investigating Death of Two Rivers Inmate

An investigation is taking place into the “unexpected death” of a Two Rivers Correctional Institution (TRCI) inmate Monday evening. On Monday, at approximately 5:55 p.m.,...
Daniel Tucker

Speaking Up for the Developmentally Disabled

Hermiston Man to Serve on Statewide Board Daniel Tucker is not one to shy away from responsibility. He attends the Hermiston School District’s Next Step...
Bill Hansell

Hansell Talks Water Bills, Past and Future

It was only fitting for State Sen. Bill Hansell to talk about water issues at the Hermiston Chamber of Commerce’s Business to Business Luncheon...

Good Shepherd Offers Driving Class for Seniors

Good Shepherd Medical Center is teaming up with AARP to offer Smart Driver Safety courses each month. The course, accredited by the Oregon Department of...
UHS Robotics 2014

UHS Students Gearing Up for Robotics Competition

Robots rocked and rolled for Umatilla on Saturday as students conquered disasters, fixed mobility problems and prepped for competitions. Umatilla students from elementary through high...
HHS Video of Week

HHS Video of the Week: Looking Into the Future

Hermiston High School senior and Northeast Oregon Now correspondent Tory Gertsch wondered what some of the folks at the high school will be doing...
Hermiston Utility Burden

Hermiston Residents Pay Less in Utility Costs

Hermiston residents pay less for their basic utilities than similar users in comparable Eastern Oregon cities. That’s the conclusion of an updated study...
Jason Edmiston

Juvenile Crime Numbers Plummeting

The Hermiston Police Department has identified a trend in juvenile crime that has its chief perplexed. In the past two years, the number of...

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