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Bald Eagles

Eagles Spotted Along Columbia Gorge

I was heading west along the Columbia Gorge last fall when I came across these two beautiful bald eagles perched on a branch of...

New Wednesday School Schedule Takes Effect

The Hermiston School District will open its doors for the 2013-14 school year on Monday, Aug. 26. One of the changes to the school...
HAC-8-19-13

HAC Remains Hopeful Immigration Reform Will Pass

While the immigration reform bill passed by the U.S. Senate in June appears to be stalled in the House of Representatives, members of the...
Boy Helps OPS

Boy Helps OSP Save Father's Life

The Oregon State Police (OSP) is crediting the help of a 5-year old Spokane, Wash., boy for possibly saving the life of his 46-year...
New Principals

New Principals Ready for New School Year

The 2013-14 school year is just around the corner, and for three local educators, the first day of school will be one of change. The...

18 OSP Recruits Graduate from Basic Training

Eighteen Oregon State Police (OSP) recruit troopers, along with 11 recruit officers from other law enforcement agencies, graduated Friday, Aug. 16 from the Department...

Umatilla Board Postpones Action on Drug Testing

School Board to Wait Until it Fills Vacant Seats The Umatilla School Board has opted to postpone discussions on random student drug-testing – but not...

Postcard Returns Home – 60 Years Later

This is the story of a humble postcard’s journey from Hermiston to The Dalles to Coeur d’Alene to Florida – and likely many parts...
Melon-Smashers

An Evening With the Hermiston Melon Smashers

Roller Derby Team Also Smashes Stereotypes I had a distinctly uneasy feeling Wednesday evening as I pulled into the parking lot of a Hermiston establishment....
Grimm Den

Inside Hermiston's Underground Music Scene

The Grimm Den Promotes Up-and-Coming Bands Tucked away on the outskirts of Hermiston sits an unassuming old building that most people don’t even know exists...
Fred Ziari

Investment in Ag Centers Said to be 'Game Changer'

Every year another 130 million people are born around the world, while 30 million of us die annually. That leaves a net gain of...
Muttin Bustin winners

Fair Announces Muttin Bustin Winners

At the end of the fifth and final day at the Umatilla County Fair, Frank Rendon of Wool Busters awarded a Montana Silver Belt...

Head Start Offers Parenting Classes

The Umatilla-Morrow County Head Start is offering a variety of parenting education classes and workshops. Classes are offered on child development, finances and budgeting, nutrition...

Health Care Topic of Chamber Luncheon

Health care will be the topic of the day at the Hermiston Chamber of Commerce’s Business To Business Luncheon on Tuesday, Aug. 27. The event...

Friends, Family Seek Donations for Cancer Patient

Family and friends of a Hermiston woman battling cancer are asking the community for donations to help with her medical costs. Stefanie Reinhart, daughter of...
J.R. Cook

Hermiston Gives Financial Backing to Water Group

A new organization aimed at advocating at the state level for local water users gained a key member this week when the city of...

Police Arrest Man Who Fled on Motorcycle

One week after fleeing police on motorcycle, a Hermiston man was arrested Tuesday morning after he was spotted in a local restaurant. Gregory A. White,...
Mobile Food Vendor Draft Ordinance

Council Receives Draft Ordinance on Food Vendors

Hermiston moved one step closer Monday night to regulating mobile food vendors within the city. The Hermiston City Council’s subcommittee on mobile food vending presented...
Dispatch consolidation

Hermiston to Join County Dispatch System in 2014

If everything goes according to plan, Hermiston will be part of a county-wide emergency dispatch system by July 2014. The Hermiston City Council voted Monday...

Umatilla Council Seeks Applicants for Vacant Seat

Applications are open for anyone interested in serving on the Umatilla City Council. At its most recent meeting, the council declared a vacancy in position...

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