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Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Aug. 4: Umatilla County Health Reports 86 New COVID-19 Cases

Umatilla County Health today reported 86 new cases of COVID-19 - down 10 from Tuesday's total. Today's new cases bring the county's overall total to...
Oregon Highway Projects

ODOT Working on Multiple Highway Projects Throughout Eastern Oregon

The Oregon Department of Transportation's (ODOT) summer construction season in Eastern Oregon continues with many projects already under way and a few more yet...

Helix Becomes Highest Vaccinated Zip Code in Umatilla County

Helix Community Church and Helix Parks and Recreation joined forces to propel Helix’s vaccination rate (at least one dose) to over 60 percent, making...

Aug. 3: Umatilla County Health Reports 96 New COVID-19 Cases

Umatilla County Health today reported 96 new cases of COVID-19 - down 18 from Monday's total. Today's new cases bring the county's overall total to...

Easterday Dairy Near Boardman Submits CAFO Application to ODA

The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) received a Confined Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) application from Cole Easterday late last month. This new application comes...

Ratio of New COVID-19 Cases in Umatilla County Highest in State

For the two-week period of July 11-24, Umatilla County had the highest ratio of new COVID-19 cases per population in the state. According to the...

New Program to Help Morrow County Expand Broadband Access

Tillamook County Creamery Association (TCCA) today announced the placement of two American Connection Corps (ACC) fellows in Tillamook and Morrow counties to help advance broadband availability...

Umatilla Electric Announces Winners of Youth Entrepreneur Contest

The Umatilla Electric Cooperative Board of Directors has selected the winners of the UEC Youth Entrepreneur Contest. The first-place prize of $1,000 was awarded to...

With School Year Looming, Key Questions Remain Unanswered

With just about one month before school starts, there remains far more questions than answers when it comes to how the year will play...

Heat Advisory Issued as Temps Expected to Reach as High as 108

A Heat Advisory has been issued for the Lower Columbia Basin that will be in effect until 8 p.m. Saturday. The National Weather Service issued...

Car Crashes into Banks of Grande Ronde River After Driver Falls Asleep

Four people were injured Sunday morning when their vehicle went off the road on Interstate 84 and crashed into the banks of the Grande...

City of Hermiston Doles out More Than $27,000 in Grant Money

The Hermiston Recreation Project Advisory Committee awarded $27,525 in grants to five local organizations. The grants come from the Transient Room Tax or TRT fund...

PCA’s Rock & Roll Camp Turns 16

The free Rock & Roll Camp sponsored by the Pendleton Center for the Arts reaches an important milestone this year. “I can’t believe Rock Camp...

Hermiston School District Offering Registration Assistance

The Hermiston School District announced today that it will offer onsite student registration assistance for the 2021-2022 school year at the district office. Computers and bilingual...
Baseball

School District Hires Dave Padilla to Lead Hermiston High Baseball Team

Hermiston School District Athletics and Activities Director Larry Usher announced Dave Padilla as the new Hermiston High School head baseball coach. A former Bulldog baseball...
Hermiston School District

Hermiston School District’s HR Manager to Be Honored in D.C.

Donna Thomas, human resources manager for the Hermiston School District, was named Human Resources Specialist/Support Staff of the year for 2021 by the American...

Fair Announces Main Stage Entertainers, Updates for 2021 Event

With the Umatilla County Fair set to return next month, the fair board has announced most of the Main Stage lineup for fair week. Everclear...

Dog Found Hiding Under Bed Following Hermiston House Fire

No one was injured Monday – not even a dog hiding under a bed - in a house fire in Hermiston. Just before 3 p.m.,...
Police Car

Motorist Dies in I-84 Collision

A Washington motorist was killed Monday evening in a collision on Interstate 84. Just after 7:30 p.m., Oregon State Police troopers and emergency personnel responded...

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