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May 11: Umatilla County Health Reports 26 New COVID-19 Cases

Umatilla County Health today reported 26 new COVID-19 cases - up 17 from Monday. Today's new cases bring the county's overall total to 8,224. There are...

Hermiston Pilot Program Aims to Give Financial Boost to Restaurants

Hermiston restaurants will get a shot in the arm in an effort to help them beat the pandemic blues. The shot, to be administered by...

UEC Business Resource Center Holding Youth Entrepreneur Contest

Umatilla Electric Cooperative Business Resource Center today announced the UEC Youth Entrepreneur Contest open to all incoming high school students. Applications will open on May...

Good Shepherd Offering Free COVID Moderna Vaccine Clinics

Good Shepherd Health Care System (GSHCS) anticipates receiving weekly COVID-19 Moderna vaccine allocations and will hold weekly vaccine events on its campus at 610...

Hermiston’s Workforce Taxi Program Sees Growth in Early 2021

Ridership in the Workforce On-demand Ride Cooperative (WORC) rebounded in the first quarter of 2021 as more residents used the service to access jobs...

Search Teams Find Body of Missing Idaho Woman Near Meacham

The body of a missing Idaho woman was found Saturday afternoon south of Meacham. Searchers discovered the body of Deborah Hendrichs around 1 p.m. on...

Oregon Students Still Have Time to Apply for the Oregon Promise Grant

The Higher Education Coordinating Commission’s Office of Student Access and Completion (OSAC ) encourages Oregon’s graduating high school seniors and GED test graduates to...

Multiple Agencies to Search for Missing Woman This Weekend

Umatilla County Search and Rescue and the Oregon State Police will conduct a multi-agency search near Meacham this weekend for a missing 56-year-old female. Deborah...

OHA: Umatilla County Last in the State in Administering Vaccines

Umatilla County is at the bottom of the state rankings in terms of the number of people vaccinated per 10,000 population, according to the...
Blue Mountain Community College

Pair of BMCC Students Selected to All-Oregon Academic Team

Two Blue Mountain Community College (BMCC) students are among the 45 students statewide selected to the 2020-2021 All-Oregon Academic Team (AOAT). BMCC students Tonya Evans...

Gallery: Hermiston Unleashes Bark Park

A couple dozen dogs and their human companions turned out Friday afternoon for the "Grand Unleashing" of the Hermiston Bark Park. Hermiston Parks and Recreation...

Umatilla County Moved Back to ‘High Risk’ Category for COVID

Correction: This story has been corrected to indicate Umatilla County has been moved from Moderate Risk to High Risk. Beginning today, Umatilla County has been...

Hermiston Bark Park ‘Grand Unleashing’ Set for Today

The Bark Park is the newest addition to the Hermiston Butte Park complex, and the Hermiston Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a “Grand...

Voters to Decide on $13 Million Bond Measure for Fire District

Umatilla County Fire District #1 has put Bond Measure 30-148 on the May ballot to fund equipment, vehicles, and station renovation. The fire district covers...

City of Hermiston Hosting Downtown Clean-Up Party on May 1

The city of Hermiston is hosting a volunteer work party as part of the I Love My City service day on Saturday, May 1. Volunteers...

SBA Says Prepare Now to Apply for Restaurant Revitalization Funds

The U.S. Small Business Administration will begin registrations this week for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund. Registrations will begin at 6 a.m. on Friday, April 30....

OSU COVID-19 Project Tests 60,000 People, 3,000 Wastewater Samples

Oregon State University’s groundbreaking public health project, TRACE-COVID-19, has conducted more than 60,000 individual tests and more than 3,000 wastewater tests in dozens of Oregon...

Umatilla County Reports 84th County Resident Has Died from COVID-19

Umatilla County Health today reported the 84th county resident has died from COVID-19-related causes. Umatilla County’s most recent death with COVID-19 is a 61-year-old male...

Oregon Has at Least 173 wolves – Nearly 10% Increase Over Last Year

State wildlife biologists counted 173 wolves in Oregon this past winter, a 9.5 percent increase over last year’s count of 158 according to the Oregon...

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