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Sunday, February 28, 2021

Tollgate Highway Remains Closed

OR 204 (Tollgate Highway) remains closed between milepost zero near Weston and milepost 39 near Elgin due to severe winter weather conditions, high winds...

Older Than Dinosaurs, Oregon’s Lampreys Highlighted in Brochure

Older than dinosaurs and still remaining primitive with boneless bodies, lampreys are fascinating fishes. A new Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife brochure is...

Feb. 26: Umatilla County Health Reports 82nd COVID-Related Death

Umatilla County Health today reported another death in the county due to coronvirus - the 82nd death to date. Umatilla County’s 82nd death with COVID-19...

HSD to Expand Hybrid Instruction to Middle Schoolers Beginning March 22

The Hermiston School District announced today that it will expand its hybrid instruction model to the secondary schools, with middle schoolers returning to the...

Umatilla County to Move to ‘High Risk’ Category for COVID Spread on Friday

Umatilla County will move from the Extreme Risk category for COVID-19 spread to High Risk beginning Friday. Gov. Kate Brown announced Tuesday that 16 counties...

Hermiston Receives $150,000 Grant to Help Pay for Airport Project

The city of Hermiston was awarded $150,000 from the Oregon Department of Aviation (ODA) to help fund a reconstruction project at the Hermiston Municipal...

District to Offer COVID Tests to Students, Staff Showing Symptoms

Beginning March 1, the Hermiston School District will offer access to on-site rapid COVID-19 testing for students and staff showing primary symptoms of the...

Hermiston City Council Updates Capital Improvement Plan

The Hermiston City Council approved an update of its Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) Monday night, which includes more than $20 million worth of projects...

Umatilla Program Aimed at Helping Restaurants Impacted by COVID

The city of Umatilla has established a new grant program to assist restaurant operators located within Umatilla city limits who have been impacted by...

Umatilla County Infant Dies of COVID

A Umatilla County infant died from COVID-19, county health officials reported today. Umatilla County Health said today that an infant was diagonosed with COVID-19 on...

Umatilla County COVID Vaccine Shipment Delayed by Weather

Umatilla County Public Health (UCo Health) said today that this week’s shipment of COVID-19 vaccines has been delayed due to weather, postponing the planned...

Hermiston District Expanding Hybrid Learning Through Fifth Grade

With the continued decline of Hermiston ZIP code COVID-19 case counts, Hermiston School District is planning to expand its hybrid instruction model through fifth...
Blue Mountain Community College

BMCC Releases Honor Roll

Blue Mountain Community College fall term 2020-2021 honor roll recognition went to the following full-time students: President’s List: 3.75 - 4.0 GPA: Kayly Abercrombie, Stacey Adams,...

Sheriff’s Office, Community Partners Monitoring for Potential Flooding

Following the devastating flood events of the past couple of years, many in the region are wondering if or when it will happen again. The Umatilla County Sheriff's Office said today that the National Weather Service and Umatilla County Emergency Management are conducting regular briefings...

USDA Contributes $250,000 to Funland Playground Rebuild Project

The Funland Playground rebuild project in Hermiston got a big shot in the arm from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The USDA Rural Development...
Agape House

Eastern Oregon Mission Set to Open Little Treasures Thrift Shop

Eastern Oregon Mission will open the weekly Little Treasures thrift shop on Wednesday, Feb. 17 to offer used clothing, household items and other surplus...

COVID-19 Vaccines Now Available to Umatilla County Residents 75 & Older

Persons 75 and older are eligible for COVID-19 vaccination as of today, Monday, Feb. 15, Umatilla County Health (UCo Health) announed. COVID-19 vaccination will continue...

Good Shepherd Health Care System Opens Sleep Center in Hermiston

Good Shepherd Health Care System (GSHCS) officially opened Good Shepherd Sleep Solutions in Hermiston. The center, located at 610 NW 11th St., Suite E-19, is under the...

Hermiston Community Foundation to Manage Wilcox Endowment Fund

The Greater Hermiston Community Foundation (GHCF) has formed a partnership with Alan and John Wilcox to create The Wilcox Family Endowment Fund. The endowment fund...
Police Crime Scene

Hermiston Man Faces Attempted Murder Charge Among Others

A potential murder victim and Hermiston city employee helped police apprehend and arrest a Hermiston man on several charges including attempted murder. Hermiston Police Chief...

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