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May 14: Umatilla County Health Reports 17 New COVID-19 Cases

Umatilla County Health today reported 17 new COVID-19 cases - the same figure as Thursday. Today's new cases bring the county's overall total to 8,277. There...

Governor Says Fully Vaccinated People Need Not Wear Masks

On Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new guidance, which no longer requires that fully vaccinated people wear a mask or...

Annual Wildhorse Pow Wow Canceled for Second Straight Year

Wildhorse Resort & Casino announced today the cancellation of the 2021 Wildhorse Pow Wow which was scheduled for July 2-4. The annual outdoor event which...

House Republicans Call for Fully Reopened, Fully Funded Schools

House Republicans announced their support for $9.6 billion to fully fund schools. This amount was requested by the state’s education leaders to support the...
Crystal Apple

Education Service District Celebrates 2021 Crystal Apple Awards

The InterMountain Education Service District (IMESD) and its component school districts are proud to announce the winners of the 2021 Crystal Apple “Excellence in...

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 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...

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...

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