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Boardman City Council to Consider UEC Franchise Agreement on Sept. 18

The Boardman City Council will hold a special meeting Tuesday, Sept. 18. The council will consider an ordinance for a franchise agreement with Umatilla Electric...

Sept. 22 Fun Run, Banquet Keep Horneck’s Memory Alive

A banquet and fun run are planned Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, to remember Don Horneck and raise money for ag education in his honor. Sponsored...

2018 Proving to Be Big Year for EOT

Saturday was a big day in what has been a big year for Eastern Oregon Telecom. To celebrate its new location, EOT held an open...

New Student-Built Home Features Latest in State-of-Art Amenities

State-of-the-art is the best way to describe the latest home built by the students in the Columbia Basin Student Homebuilder Program. The fourth home built...

Public Invited to Open House on Wednesday for Student-Built Home

An open house for the newest home built by students in the Columbia Basin Student Homebuilder Program will be held from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m....

Eastern Oregon Telecom Employees Buy Company from UEC

Umatilla Electric Cooperative announced Thursday the sale of its subsidiary business, Eastern Oregon Telecom, to the telecom’s senior executive team. Terms of the sale to...

Hermiston’s Bryan Wolfe Earns Top Honor for Community Service

Bryan Wolfe of Hermiston has received the Northwest Public Power Association’s top honor for community service. Wolfe, a longtime member of the Umatilla Electric Cooperative...

Spill Surcharge to Cost UEC $200,000

As expected, the Bonneville Power Administration has proposed a surcharge to its wholesale power rates to recover costs associated with increased water spill at...

UEC, Hermiston Energy Services Customers Experience Power Outage

A series of outages affecting about 7,000 Umatilla Electric Cooperative and Hermiston Energy Services accounts began at 10:49 a.m. Wednesday. The outage was due to...

Lamb Weston Receives $500,000 From UEC for Energy Savings Project

Lamb Weston received a $500,000 check from Umatilla Electric Cooperative Thursday, May 3, for completing one of the Northwest’s largest industrial energy savings projects...

Humorist Entertains UEC Members with Tales from Blight, Idaho

Umatilla Electric Cooperative members were treated to an evening of comedy Saturday night during the cooperative’s annual meeting thanks to a visit to Hermiston...

UEC CEO: Future Bright Despite Political Threats to Hydropower

The general manager and CEO of Umatilla Electric Cooperative told its members Saturday night that the benefits of hydropower are at risk by organized...

Hermiston Sponsoring Free Recycling Event Saturday at UEC Parking Lot

The city of Hermiston will sponsor a free recycling event this Saturday, April 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Umatilla Electric...

Court Orders More Spill Over Dams; BPA Predicts Higher Power Rates

The Bonneville Power Administration said on Tuesday that it will follow the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit decision that orders additional spill...

High Winds Knock Down Tree, Causing Power Outage

Winds gusting above 50 miles per hour on Saturday caused a power outage in the Umatilla-Stanfield-Hermiston area that lasted about three hours. More than 12,600...

Umatilla Electric Moving Forward on Wheatridge Transmission Project

On the heels of a favorable ruling from a federal agency, Umatilla Electric Cooperative is taking the steps necessary to provide transmission services to...

UEC Can Provide Transmission Services to Wind Project, Agency Says

In a ruling issued Thursday, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission rejected a protest by Columbia Basin Electric Cooperative  and ordered Umatilla Electric Cooperative to...

Pivots, Progress and Precision Irrigation

By Marika Sitz Phil Hamm is anxious to get out of the office. The director of the Hermiston Agricultural Research & Extension Center (HAREC) seems...

UEC Announces Unclaimed Cash Rebates 

Umatilla Electric Cooperative gives notice that Capital Credit payments are now and have been available since 2013 at the office of the Cooperative at...

EOT Breaks Ground on New Property

Eastern Oregon Telecom (EOT) broke ground today on a new piece of property that will allow it to combine its commercial and warehouse operations...

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