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Depot Letter

Another 200 Depot Jobs Come to an End

The Umatilla Chemical Agent Disposal Facility reduced its workforce by about 200 positions on Thursday, June 20, the largest layoff since the project completed...

Prepaid Card Scam Targets Utility Customers

A scam circulating in the Hermiston area involving prepaid debit cards continues to target customers of Umatilla Electric and Hermiston Energy Services. According to Erica Sandoval,...

Remodeling Closes Hermiston DMV Until July 1

The Hermiston DMV field office will be closed Wednesday, June 19, through Friday, June 28, for repairs and updates to the interior of the...
Tall Ships

Tall Ships Pass Through McNary Dam

The Lady Washington and the Hawaiian Chieftain made their way through McNary Dam Tuesday afternoon on their way to an overnight stay at the...
HAC-6-17-13

Mobile Food Vendors – In Search of a Consenus

A small, but keenly interested group of citizens attended the third of four public hearings Monday aimed at shaping an ordinance that would regulate...

HPD Arrest 4 Teens on Drug Charges

Hermiston police officers arrested four teenagers Saturday on drug charges. According the Hermiston Police Department, officers spotted the four Boardman teens inside a vehicle near...

Hermiston Man Faces Graffiti-related Charges

The Hermiston Police Department’s two-officer street crime unit arrested a Hermiston man Saturday on graffiti-related charges. Tarzziccio “Dimitri” Mexicano, 18, 1030 S.W. 11th St., No....

HPD Offers Expanded Fingerprint Services

The Hermiston Police Department is now offering fingerprint services two days a week. “In an effort to be responsive to the demand on police services,...

Stratton Agency Buys Lackey Insurance

The Stratton Agency acquired Lackey Insurance Agency, LLC in La Grande and Elgin on June 1. Both the La Grande and Elgin offices will continue...

Yard Sale, Work Party Slated for Fire Victims

A benefit is set this month for Brad Rogers and his family, who lost their home and belongings in the Pheasant Ridge fire in...
Hawaian Chiefton

Ships to Make Return Visit to Umatilla

If you missed getting a close-up look at the vintage-style ships that came through the Umatilla Marina last week, don’t fret – the ships...

New HPD Unit Pays Off with Graffiti Arrest

The Hermiston Police Department implemented a two-officer unit on Tuesday, June 12 and the idea paid off immediately with the arrest of a Hermiston...
URD Open House

Downtown Revitalization Plans Moving Forward

A month of public outreach aimed at raising awareness about a proposed urban renewal district in downtown Hermiston culminated Thursday with an open house...

Walden Outlines Concerns Over EPA

Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.) today met with Dennis McLerran, Region 10 Administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and conveyed concerns about his agency’s...

Former Umatilla Resident Earns Doctorate

When one wishes to reach a high point – top of a mountain, fastest race – it takes a lot of work and sacrifice....
Umatilla Fire 1

Umatilla Fire Second-Costliest in District History

Fire May Have Been Caused by Cigarette Tuesday’s fire in Umatilla is the second most costly in the fire district’s history. The fire destroyed four homes...

School District Updates Attendance Guidelines

To improve student attendance rates as required by the new State Achievement Compact, the Hermiston School District will change its attendance recording practices and...

Smith-Sponsored Business Bill Clears Hurdle

A bill to establish the Office of Small Business Assistance in the Oregon Secretary of State’s Office cleared a key legislative hurdle on Tuesday. Sponsored...

Chamber Panel to Discuss Unmanned Aircraft in Ag

The Hermiston Chamber of Commerce will host a panel discussion on agriculture later this month. “They’re Not Drones: Potatoes and the Future of Unmanned Aircraft”...
HCC-6-10-13

EOTEC to Move Forward with New Project Manager

The Hermiston City Council, acting on the recommendation of the Eastern Oregon Trade and Event Center board, voted Monday night to terminate its contract...

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