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Umatilla Electric Takes Home Overall Excellence in Communications Award

Umatilla Electric Cooperative was awarded the Northwest Public Power Association’s Overall Excellence in Communications Award on Sept. 21 during the 29th Annual Northwest Innovations...

Oregon DEQ Fines Lamb Weston $127,000 for Nitrogen Pollution

By Alex Baumhardt A Lamb Weston plant in Hermiston allowed hundreds of tons of excess nitrogen to be spread on two farms, potentially adding pollution...

Council Vote Paves Way for 2 New Amazon Data Services Campuses

The Hermiston City Council unanimously passed a pair of resolutions Monday night that pave the way for the construction of two new campuses for...

New City Hall to Open on Oct. 5

The city of Hermiston will open its newly-constructed city hall in October, moving its customer service desk, municipal court, and other departments into the...

Lawmakers Approve $882,000 for Water Emergencies in E. Oregon

By Alex Baumhardt State lawmakers granted nearly $6 million to address well water issues in eastern and southern Oregon. The money was approved at a meeting...

Photo Gallery: Family Health & Fitness Day

Good Shepherd Health Care System hosted Family Health & Fitness Day at Hermiston High School on Saturday. The event got started with a 5-K...

Hospital’s Active Shooter Drill Puts Agencies’ Response to the Test

Just after 7 p.m. Thursday night, the sounds of gunfire and screams could be heard ringing through the hallways of Good Shepherd Medical Center. Even...

New Art Exhibit Examines What Happens to the Body in Water

What happens to the body in water? A new exhibit exploring this question opened in the Betty Feves Memorial Gallery at Blue Mountain Community...

Student Assessment Data Shows Student Achievement Fell Statewide

State assessment data shows the COVID pandemic had a detrimental impact on students statewide as student achievement fell across the state as well as...

W. House: Nearly 500,000 Oregonians Qualify for Student Loan Forgiveness

By Julia Shumway Almost 500,000 Oregonians are eligible to have some or all of their student loans forgiven, the White House announced Tuesday. Most of the...

M.C. Residents Demand Urgent Aid from State for Contaminated Water

By Alex Baumhardt More than 100 Boardman residents attended a meeting Thursday evening to demand the state guarantee access to safe drinking water in Morrow...

Illegal Hunting Guides Forfeit Mules After Multi-State Investigation

Two Oregon men convicted of illegally guiding hunters in Wallowa County forfeited mules and gear, among other penalties, following a multi-state investigation. The case...

Bulldogs Breeze by Walla Walla

The Hermiston Bulldogs bounced back from last week’s loss to Richland with a 37-19 win over the visiting Walla Walla Blue Devils. The Bulldogs scored...

Family Health & Fitness Day to Offer Something for Everyone

Good Shepherd’s Family Health & Fitness Day is just over a week away and will feature a pre-event 5-K fun run, a teddy bear...

UEC Staff Take Part in National Suicide Prevention Week Activities

Umatilla Electric Cooperative staff honored National Suicide Prevention Week, recognized across the United States Sept. 4-10. Throughout the week, UEC staff were encouraged to learn...

PGE Contractors to Demolish Boardman Coal Stack on Today

Portland General Electric (PGE) contractors today will knock down the 656-foot-tall stack and boiler at the Boardman coal plant – Oregon’s last coal fired...

Umatilla School District to Put $45.2 Million Bond Measure on Ballot

The Umatilla School District School Board will refer to voters a proposed General Obligation bond measure for the Nov. 8 ballot. The proposed bond is...

Search & Rescue Team Demonstrates Capabilities of Its Newest Drone

Umatilla County Search & Rescue put its latest drone to the test Tuesday evening when it was sent out on a mission to find...

Broadband Survey Shows Many in Hermiston Want Better Service

The Hermiston City Council took a deep dive Monday into the results of a community survey that sought to assess the needs of broadband...

Cause of Warehouse Fire in Hermiston Under Investigation

The cause of a warehouse fire in Hermiston Tuesday is currently under investigation, according to Umatilla County Fire District #1. Crews were called around 8:17...

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