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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

1,300 Homes Lose Power On Coldest of Year

About 1,300 Umatilla Electric customers in and around Irrigon lost power early Sunday during the coldest night of the year when a piece of...

City Urges Residents to Insulate Water Meters

The Hermiston Water Department is urging water users to insulate their water meters to prevent freezing. Overnight temperatures have been dipping into the...

Boardman Briefs and Upcoming Events

Winter Coat Program Under Way Columbia River Community Health Services is providing winter coats for those in need this winter. Anyone who needs a warm, gently-used...
2014 Festival of Trees Preview

Festival of Trees Auction Raises Over $15,000

The 19th annual Hermiston Festival of Trees raised more than $15,000 for two local nonprofit organizations in auction bids alone Saturday night. The event...

Oregon Lifts Amber Alert for Missing Teenager

The Amber Alert has been de-activated in Oregon for a 14-year-old Kennewick girl believed to have been abducted on Thursday by her boyfriend. The suspect...
Umatilla Internet speed

EOT Speeds Up Internet Service in Umatilla

If you’ve been noticing the smile on the faces of Internet users in the McNary area recently, there’s good reason for it. Thanks to...

Amber Alert Issued for Missing Teen

An Amber Alert has been activated in Oregon for a 14-year old female last seen Dec. 4 getting into a vehicle and believed to...
Historic Cemeteries.

Volunteer Needed for Historic Cemeteries Commission

The Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries is seeking a volunteer to fill one open position. It will accept applications until Friday, Dec. 6. The...
Precision Ag

Precision Ag is the Future of Farming

When it comes to efficient, high-production farming, success is in the details. And when it comes to details, nothing tops unmanned aerial vehicles for giving...

TRCI Reports Death of Inmate

A Two Rivers Correctional Institution (TRCI) inmate died unexpectedly late Saturday evening at a local hospital. As with all unanticipated deaths of state prison...

Tips for a Safe Holiday Season

Put safety under your tree this year and every year Pacific Power offers tips to keep everyone's holidays safe and bright When pulling the holiday decorations...

State Warns Against Unlicensed Payday Lenders

With the holiday spending season under way, the Oregon Division of Finance and Corporate Securities warns consumers about the dangers of unlicensed payday lenders. "While...
Ag Production

Hermiston Farm Fair Set for Dec. 4-6

The 40th annual Hermiston Farm Fair will be Wednesday, Dec. 4, through Friday, Dec. 6 at the Hermiston Conference Center, 415 S. Highway 395. The...
It's Just Dinner

Would You Rather Go to Court or Eat Dinner?

It’s just dinner – no biggie. The idea is simple, but the ramifications could be huge. A local partnership is adding another tool to the...
Hermiston Warming Station

Volunteer Shortage Closes Warming Station Tonight

Despite temperatures that are expected to drop well below freezing tonight, the Hermiston Warming Station will not be open. “I am sad to say that...
Dean Hacket Mission Agape

Hermiston Pastor Set to Release Fifth Book

Dean Hackett began his side career as an author rather reluctantly. In fact, he says he was “forced into” writing his first book. His literary...
Snow Forecast

Forecast Calls for Snow in Lower Columbia Basin

Got your snow tires and snow shovels ready? You might need them, according to the National Weather Service. A low-pressure system and cold front will...
CASA Volunteers

CASA Gives Voice to Children in Need

Court-Appointed Special Advocates Work on Behalf of Kids Removed From Home Few things are more important in the life of a child than having a...

Friday's Festival of Lights Parade Route Changed

The route for Friday’s Festival of Lights Parade has been changed due a shortage of available police officers. The new route begins at Newport Park...

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