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Tuesday, January 18, 2022

MLK Peace March Set for Today

The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Peace March will take place today in Hermiston. The event gets under way at the Hermiston First United Methodist...

Registration to Soon Open for EOU’s Virtual Entrepreneur Day

Registration will soon open for Eastern Oregon University Small Business Development Center's Virtual Entrepreneur Day, Tuesday, April 19. The event goes from 8 a.m. to...

Good Shepherd Health Care System Reverts to Limited Visitation Policy

With the continued spread of COVID-19 infection, and particularly the new Omicron variant, Good Shepherd Health Care System (GSHCS) has returned to a limited-visitation...

Columbia River Commerce to Be Halted for 5 Weeks for Annual Outage

Commerce moving up and down the Columbia River, which is a $23 billion industry, will be at a standstill for up to five weeks...

Jan. 14: Umatilla County Health Reports 249 New COVID-19 Cases

Umatilla County Health today reported 249 new cases - a decrease of 18 over Thursday's total. The health department has reported 1,849 new cases in...

National Guard Members to Arrive at Good Shepherd on Monday

Members of the Oregon National Guard will be deployed to Good Shepherd Medical Center on Monday as part of a statewide effort to support...

Jan. 13: Umatilla County Health Reports 190th COVID-19 Death

Umatilla County Health today reported the 190th county resident has died from COVID-19. Umatilla County’s 190th death with COVID-19 is a 72-year-old female who tested...

New State, Possible World Record Mt. Whitefish Caught on Deschutes River

Alex Dietz of Bend was fly fishing with an egg pattern on the Deschutes River outside Warm Springs on Dec. 19, 2021 when he...

City Offers Residents Final Chance to Comment on Hermiston 2040 Plan

The city of Hermiston is encouraging residents to review and offer feedback on the Hermiston 2040 project. Hermiston 2040 is a community engagement effort to...

Morrow County Schools Receive Clean Audit For 2020-21 Fiscal Year

The Morrow County School District (MCSD) received an unmodified audit opinion for their annual financial statements, the 10th consecutive year the district has received...

Jan. 11: Umatilla County Reports Record Number of COVID Cases

Umatilla County set a record for most new cases of COVID-19 reported in a single day when the health department today reported 314 new...

Hermiston to Increase Water, Sewer Rates by 3.75% Beginning in March

Water and sewer rates will increase for Hermiston residents beginning March 1. The Hermiston City Council voted Monday night to adjust the rates by 3.75...

Hermiston Chamber’s DSA Banquet Set to Return on March 2

The Hermiston Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for the return of the annual Distinguished Service Awards banquet. The event is set for Wednesday, March...

Umatilla County Announces Response to Big Spike in COVID-19 Cases

COVID-19 cases in Umatilla County are rapidly rising. Last week there were 352 cases of COVID-19 - a fourfold increase in cases from the...

Interstate 84, Highway 395 Experiencing Closures Due to Weather

Heavy snow and wind is causing havoc throughout eastern Oregon. Interstate 84 is closed in both directions between exit 216, six miles east of Pendleton,...

More Snow On the Way

The National Weather Service out of Pendleton has issued a winter weather advisory for the Lower Columbia Basin and surrounding areas. Snow is expected to...
Umatilla County Sheriff Patrols

Body of Elderly Man Found in Driveway in Hermiston

The body of an elderly Hermiston man was found Monday morning in a driveway on Alpine Drive. According to the Umatilla County Sheriff's Office, deputies...

ODFW Seeks Comment on Plan for Columbia Basin Wildlife Areas

The Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife (ODFW) is accepting public comments on an updated management plan for the Columbia Basin Wildlife Areas (Irrigon, Willow Creek,...

AAA: Are you Ready for Snow and Ice?

With snow and below-freezing temperatures impacting much of Oregon, AAA Oregon/Idaho urges drivers to be prepared for winter driving conditions. “Make sure your vehicle is...
Hermiston School District

Due to COVID Case Hikes, HSD Now Testing Athletes 3 Times Weekly

The Hermiston School District this week began testing all winter athletes three times weekly regardless of vaccination status. The district was informed by the Washington...

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