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Residents Sue Port of Morrow, Businesses for Water Contamination

By Alex Baumhardt/Oregon Capital Chronicle Several residents of Boardman in northeast Oregon are suing the Port of Morrow and businesses for contaminating their drinking water,...

High School Senior Sets Sights on Job of Hermiston Mayor

What were you doing during your senior year in high school? Maybe prepping for your SATs or looking at job prospects. Or maybe you...

ODFW Program Helps Hermiston Students Get Hooked on Trout

"Eggs to fry," might make you think about a hearty breakfast, but to a third grade teacher at Hermiston’s Highland Hills Elementary School and...

Umatilla County Special Library District Board to Hold Work Session

The Umatilla County Special Library District Board will hold a work session on Saturday, March 2. The work session will be held from noon to...

Hermiston Downtown Banner Contest Seeks Entries for Area Artists

Local artists are encouraged to help showcase what makes life sweet in Hermiston by entering the 2024 Downtown Banner Contest. The contest, sponsored by the...

HPD Arrest Log

The following are recent arrests made by the Hermiston Police Department: Feb. 24: Toni Lynn Warnock, 62, was arrested on the 1300 block of N....

Lexington’s Katie Imes Appointed to Energy Facility Siting Council

Lexington Town Council member Katie Imes has been appointed to the state's Energy Facility Siting Council. Imes was appointed by Gov. Tina Kotek and confirmed...

2024 Eastern Oregon Career Expo Takes Place April 3 in La Grande

The 2024 Eastern Oregon Career Expo, presented by the Eastern Oregon Workforce Board, is set for April 3 at Eastern Oregon University in La...

Authorities Reveal Identity of Woman Found Dead in Milton-Freewater

A woman found dead in Milton-Freewater has been identified as 20-year-old Shelby Lynn Cunningham. Cunningham was previously reported as a missing person out of Milton-Freewater. On...

Hermiston Standoff Ends Peacefully

A police standoff ended Monday night, Feb. 26, in Hermiston, with two arrests, including a man the U.S. Marshals Service was after. The Umatilla County...

Good Shepherd Offering 5 $2,000 Scholarships to Area Students

The Good Shepherd Health Care System Auxiliary is again offering five $2,000 scholarships for area students planning to pursue a career in the health...

Hermiston Voters May Get Third Shot at Approving Pot Sales in Town

The Hermiston City Council will decide on whether to allow city residents another chance to legalize sales of marijuana inside city limits following a...
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Martha’s House to Offer Free Workshop on Mentor Training March 9

Martha’s House, a transitional family housing program in Hermiston, is offering a free mentor training workshop on Saturday, March 9 from 9-11 a.m. at...

Deadline Looms for Hermiston’s Distinguished Service Nominations

Excitement continues to build as the Good Shepherd Community Health Foundation prepares to host the 54th annual Distinguished Service Awards. The deadline for award nominations...

Artists Get Creative During Climate Change Poster Competition

On Friday, Feb. 23, young artist from Umatilla and Morrow counties celebrated the results of climate change poster contest, sponsored by the Eastern Oregon...

Feds to Collect on Defaulted PPP, EIDL Loans Beginning March 4

The Umatilla Electric Cooperative's Small Business Resource Center announced today that the U.S. Small Business Administration will begin referring defaulted PPP and EIDL loans...

ODOT Plans Intersection Improvement Project for Pendleton

The Oregon Department of Transportation is designing an intersection improvement project to create a more efficient and safer ride for drivers and reduce the...

Hermiston Civic Leadership Academy Taking Applications for 6-Week Class

The city of Hermiston is now accepting applications to join the 2024 Hermiston Civic Leadership Academy, a chance for residents to grow their leadership...

Energy Trust of Oregon Program Offers Free LED Lighting Upgrade

Small businesses and nonprofits in Eastern Oregon have a great perk that some are not signing up for. It’s a chance to change over antiquated...

Area High School Students to Represent UEC at D.C. Youth Tour

Umatilla Electric Cooperative has announced that two local high school juniors have been chosen as the delegates for an all-expenses paid trip to Washington...

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