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Aug. 5: Health Department Reports Two More COVID-19 Deaths

Umatilla County Health today reported two more deaths from coronavirus - the 26th and 27th fatalities from the virus. Umatilla County’s 26th COVID-19 death is...

Morrow County to Start School Later to Prepare for Virtual Teaching

The Morrow County School District Board of Directors met Tuesday and opted to push back the first day of school until Tuesday, Sept. 8,...
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Hermiston School District Resuming Onsite Registration Next Week

The Hermiston School District will resume onsite registration and Chromebook collection next week at the district office. On Monday, Aug. 10, the time will be...

TEC Offering Vocational Training, GED Assistance for Displaced Workers

The Training & Employment Consortium (TEC) for Disabled Workers currently has funding available for dislocated and adult workers, as well as young adults. Funded services...

OR Highway 204 to Close Aug. 4-6 for Construction of Retaining Wall

OR Highway 204 – the Weston-Elgin/Tollgate Highway - will be closed between milepost 34 and 35 from 6 a.m. now through 6 a.m. Aug....

Harkenrider Senior Center Offering Delivery, Take-Out Lunches Only

Because of the large up-swing in COVID-19 cases, the Hermiston Senior Center has discontinued in-house meals. Meals on Wheels and take-out meals are still available...

Aug. 4: Two More Die from COVID-19; 21 New Confirmed Cases Reported

Two more Umatilla County residents have died from coronavirus, according to Umatilla County Health. Umatilla County’s 24th COVID-19 death is a 74-year-old male who tested...

Bank of E. Oregon, Fans Team Up to Support Local High Schools

Bank of Eastern Oregon is teaming up with fans in the area to support local high schools. By using the Bank of Eastern Oregon mascot...

Deadline to Apply for Paycheck Protection Program is Aug. 8

The new deadline to apply for a Paycheck Protection Program is Aug. 8, 2020. You can apply through any existing SBA 7(a) lender or any federally...
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Parks Department Taking Orders for Fence Pickets for Funland Playground

For a limited time, the Hermiston Parks and Recreation Department is accepting orders for pickets for the new Funland playground. Prices are $100 for a...

Aug. 3: Umatilla County Reports 122 New Cases of Coronavirus

Umatilla County Health reported today that 122 new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the county. Today's new cases bring the county's total so...

Hermiston School District Cancels Onsite Registration for This Week

The Hermiston School District will not be holding onsite registration this week as had been originally scheduled. Gov. Kate Brown returned Umatilla County to baseline...

Governor, Health Officials to Review Umatilla County’s Status Weekly

Umatilla County will remain on “Baseline Stay Home” status for the next few weeks at least. Gov. Kate Brown announced on Friday that the county...

Morrow County School District Announces Two New Principals

The Morrow County School District will have two new principals at elementary schools in Boardman and Irrigon for the 2020-21 school year. Jill Ledbetter has...

Boardman Pool & Rec Center Announces Closure Until Aug. 10

The Boardman Pool & Recreation Center management today announced closure of the facility until Aug. 10 due to potential exposure to COVID-19. The Boardman Park...

July 31: Two More Deaths From COVID-19 Reported By Health Officials

Umatilla County Health reported two more deaths from coronavirus and 32 new cases have been confirmed in the county. Umatilla County’s 22nd COVID-19 death is...

What Does Return to Baseline Phase Mean for Umatilla County?

Gov. Kate Brown announced that Umatilla County will be returning to baseline phase, effective today, July 31, at noon. In the baseline phase, the following...

Weekend Samples Show Virus ‘Extremely Widespread in Hermiston’

Preliminary results from samples taken over the weekend suggest 17 percent of the Hermiston population has the virus that causes COVID-19. “The results of this...

Money Available for Regional Small Businesses Hurt During Pandemic

The Greater Eastern Oregon Development Corporation (GEODC) has been awarded $370,000 from Business Oregon to support small businesses in its seven-county region. Business Oregon approved...

Umatilla School District to Start New Year with Distance Learning

Due to Gov. Kate Brown's updated metrics for onsite schools this fall, Umatilla School District students will be starting the year in online school. The...

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