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Senior Center Presentation

Seniors Hear Plans for New Center

Eight thousand Americans turn 65 every day, yet few of them admit to being a “senior citizen.” That might explain why attendance at senior centers,...

ODFW Offers Tips for Shed Hunting

This time of year isn’t just for Easter egg hunting. Many Oregonians are in the outdoors looking for another seasonal treat– shed antlers. Oregon’s male...
HCC 12-22-14

City Goes Forward with Street Vacation

The Hermiston City Council voted Monday night to vacate a portion of W. Ridgeway Avenue for development purposes – a decision that could lead...
Rio Express Grand Opening

New Family-Owned Restaurant Opens in Hermiston

The Hermiston Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday to celebrate the opening of Rio Express Mexican Grill, a new family-owned-and -operated restaurant. Restaurant...
Umatilla Moratorium

Umatilla Puts Moratorium on Adult Businesses

The Umatilla City Council unanimously passed a 120-day moratorium on adult businesses Tuesday night. The moratorium will prevent any new adult businesses – defined in...
Megan Kane Walking Tour

Take a Walk Through Hermiston's History

Girl Scout Gold Award Project Highlight's City's Past “If you would understand anything, observe its beginning and its development.” A local Girl Scout would agree with...
Bennett Botanical Gardens

Hermiston's Secret Gardens

Bennett Botanical Gardens Hosts Weddings, Dinners, Tours and More Doug and Kris Bennett own and run one of Hermiston’s better-kept secrets: Bennett Botanical Gardens. Since the...
Umatilla Moratorium

Umatilla Residents Speak Out on Adult Businesses

Umatilla’s residents sounded off Tuesday night in favor of an ordinance that would place a moratorium on adult businesses. If adopted, the ordinance would prohibit...
Hermiston on the Rise

Hermiston No. 2 on List of Oregon Cities on the Rise

The folks at Nertwallet.com have crunched the numbers and like what they see when it comes to Oregon in general and Hermiston in particular. A...
HCC Gas Utility

Hermiston Looks to Create Gas Utility Company

When the dust settles and the history books are written about Hermiston, it could be said that a mathematical error led to the creation...

Boardman Fire District Seeks $14 Million Station

Voters within the Boardman Rural Fire Protection District will vote on a nearly $14 million bond measure in November to fund a new emergency...
Desert Cobbler

Desert Cobbler Stands the Test of Time

These days, when more and more products are becoming disposable, shoe repair shops are becoming less common. However, this change in society has not...
Ed Brookshier Retires

Brookshier Ready to Turn the Page

In 1991, grunge music dominated the charts, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 3,000 for the first time, the Internet was in its...
HCC 7-14-14

Council OKs Police, City Manager Contracts

It’s official – Byron Smith will begin the job of Hermiston city manager on Aug. 25. The Hermiston City Council voted Monday night to...
2014 Hermiston FunFest

Crowds Try to Beat the Heat at Hermiston FunFest

Triple-digit temperatures couldn’t keep the crowds from Hermiston’s Main Street this weekend for the annual FunFest. The action stretched from Highway 395 – where chainsaw...
River Road accident

Crews Rescue Woman Following Hair-Raising Crash

Emergency personnel crews rescued an Irrigon woman whose car had gone off Old River Road Monday afternoon, landed upside down and wedged between the...
Dennis Vaccum

They've Got the Dirt on Vacuum Cleaners

Dennis' Vacuum Has Built Loyal Customer Base Over the Years After 30 years of working around vacuum cleaners, Dennis Rogers has seen it all –...
Freestyle Pizza closed

Strip Club, Business Closures Anger Residents

While businesses come and go in Umatilla, city policies are raising eyebrows, concerns and ire from local residents. John Nichols presented the council with letters...

McNary Dam to Offer Tours in July, August

McNary Lock and Dam will offer tours of the Washington Fish Viewing Room and the navigation lock on Saturdays and Sundays during July and...
George Anderson Resigns

Anderson Resigns from Hermiston City Council

On the night when the Hermiston City Council gained a new city manager, it lost one of its fellow members when George Anderson unexpectedly...

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