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Rural Health Care Providers to Receive $118 Million in COVID Relief

U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley announced on Tuesday that 481 rural health providers in Oregon will receive a total of $118,654,854 for...

Legal Hunters Serve as Extra Eyes, Uncover More Poaching Cases

A black-tailed doe and cow elk, both shot multiple times and left to waste, are the latest targets of poachers in the Tillamook area. The...

New #2 Record for Rocky Mountain Elk Antlers Found in Oregon

The antlers of a Union County bull elk have been officially scored at 406 6/8 which would make it the second-place record for a...

Oregon Unemployment Rates Fell to 4.4 Percent in October

Oregon’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.4 percent in October from 4.7 percent in September, according to the Oregon Employment Department. October was the fifth straight...

Phase One of Minam River Wildlife Area Project Now Complete

Phase one of the Minam River Wildlife Area project is now complete, adding more than 4,600 acres of public land to the state's wildlife...

Dec. 2: Umatilla County Health Reports 183rd COVID-19 Death

While the number of new cases of COVID-19 are falling, virus-related deaths continue in Umatilla County as the health department today reported the 183rd...

Portland Writer to Read From New Book at PCA on Dec. 16

As the issue of climate change reveals itself more and more, artists and writers are finding the period during which human activity has been the...

USDA, ODA Fund 15 Oregon Specialty Crop Block Grant Projects

The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Agriculture conducts an annual competitive solicitation to award Specialty Crop Block...

COVID EIDL Deadline Approaching

The deadline to apply for the Small Business Administration (SBA) Targeted EIDL Advance and SBA Supplemental Targeted Advance is approaching fast. Local businesses could be...

Hermiston Senior Center to Return to In-House Meals on Tuesday

The Hermiston Senior Center announced this morning that it is now serving in-house meals on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Those planning to attend lunch are asked...

Artist Shares Her Watercolor, Still-Life Paintings at Pendleton Center for Arts

Linda Cromer started painting at her mother’s knee, sitting on the floor dabbing at old canvas boards with her old worn brushes. While her...

Access Issues Exist for Mid-Coast Elk Hunters Due to Recent Storms

Coast elk hunters heading out for the second season starting Saturday, Nov. 20 should be aware of road closures due to damage caused by...

Festival of Trees Set for Dec. 4

The 2021 Festival of Trees is set for Saturday, Dec. 4 at the Hermiston Community Center. The event goes from 2 to 7 p.m. and...

Good Shepherd to Hold COVID-19 Mass Vaccine Event Today

Good Shepherd Health Care System is offering free COVID-19 vaccines, including initial series (1st & 2nd) and booster (3rd) doses. No appointment is needed and community...

Hermiston Festival of Lights on Display at EOTEC Through Jan. 2

Hermiston’s Festival of Lights is under way in its second come-back year at Eastern Oregon Trade & Event Center, 1705 E. Airport Road. The drive-through...

Hermiston to Light Up Christmas Tree on Festival Street on Dec. 2

The city of Hermiston’s annual Tree Lighting Celebration will take place on Thursday, Dec. 2 on Festival Street. The free community event begins at...

Thanksgiving Travel Expected to Rebound to Pre-Pandemic Levels

AAA projects 53.4 million Americans (16.2 percent of the population) will travel for the Thanksgiving holiday, up 13 percent from 2020. This brings travel within...

Hermiston Council Approves Annexation for New Subdivision

The Hermiston City Council annexed 7.4 acres into the city limits Monday night, paving the way for up to 35 new homes and an...

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