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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Unsure Whether You’re Getting a $1,200 Check? Click for Answers

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) released information on the individual payments that most Americans will receive as soon as the middle of April...

Hermiston-Area Farming Pioneer John Walchli Passes Away at 84

John Walchli, who got his start in farming raising watermelons while still in high school and whose name stamped on a watermelon signaled the...

Boardman Elementary School Teacher Charged with Sex Abuse

The Morrow County School District placed Robert Weems, a teacher at Windy River Elementary, on paid administrative leave on Feb. 1. Weems teaches sixth...
Jacob and Tommy Puzey

Hermiston’s Puzey Brothers continue ascent toward running legacy

Tommy and Jacob Puzey are two brothers who share a passion for running. On social media, they express their sheer love for the sport...

UEC Announces Unclaimed Cash Rebates 

Umatilla Electric Cooperative gives notice that Capital Credit payments are now and have been available since 2013 at the office of the Cooperative at...
Volunteers

Where Have All the Volunteers Gone?

Lack of Volunteers Puts Local Events in Jeopardy The Festival of Lights. Umatilla Landing Days. The Stanfield 4th of July Celebration. Three very different events in...

What to Do with Anderson's Council Seat?

Council Debates How to Fill Out Remainder of Term George Anderson caught the entire Hermiston City Council by surprise two weeks ago when he announced...
2014 HHS Graduation

JUST THE BEGINNING

HHS Grads Ready for Next Chaper in Life Hermiston High School’s graduating class of 2014 said farewell to their high school careers and embraced their...

Department of Justice to Take Over Troubled Boardman Dairy Farm

The U.S. Department of Justice can take over management of troubled Boardman mega-dairy Lost Valley Farm, a bankruptcy judge ruled last week. According to a...

State of Oregon to Increase Emergency SNAP Benefits in August

Most Oregonians who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits will receive emergency allotments in August. The federal government has approved emergency allotments every month...

ODFW Offers Tips for Shed Hunting

This time of year isn’t just for Easter egg hunting. Many Oregonians are in the outdoors looking for another seasonal treat– shed antlers. Oregon’s male...

KOIN News Airs Feature on Missing Hermiston Woman Graciela Garcia

Portland's KOIN aired a segment Tuesday on Graciela Garcia, the Hermiston woman who was reported missing on Nov. 11, 2019. On its True Crime Tuesday...
Oregon Spiders

The Truth About Oregon Spiders

Oregon Home to Only One Species of Poisonous Spiders There are about 500 species of spiders residing in Oregon, about a dozen species commonly found...

Hermiston Man Gets 200 Years in Prison After Pleading Guilty to Incest

A Hermiston man was sentenced to 200 years in prison after pleading guilty to 19 sexual offense counts involving his granddaughter. Umatilla County District Attorney...
Blue Mountain Community College Logo

BMCC Hires Interim President

The Blue Mountain Community College Board of Education on Wednesday evening hired retired Tillamook Bay Community College President Dr. Connie Green as the college’s...
Boardman Pool

Boardman Pool & Recreation Center Open to the Public

The Boardman Pool and Recreation Center officially opened to the public this past weekend. The recreation center has been a vision of the community for over...
Police Response

Stanfield Police Arrest Man Wanted for Two Murders in Idaho

Stanfield police arrested a man Tuesday morning who is a suspect in two murders in Lewiston, Idaho. Stanfield Police Chief Bryon Zumwalt said Richard Allen...

Harkenrider Senior Center Offering Delivery, Take-Out Lunches Only

The Harkenider Senior Center in Hermiston is offering Meals on Wheels and take-out meals on available Tuesdays and Thursdays only. Call before 10 a.m. to...

Poachers Bag Multiple Animals, Risking Health of Oregon Herds

Three elk, three pronghorns, a mule deer, two turkeys and a bobcat round out a collection of animals illegally killed, tagged, processed or taxidermied...

Non-Resident Working in Umatilla County Tests Positive for COVID-19

An out-of-state resident currently in Umatilla County for “essential employment” has tested positive for the coronavirus or COVID-19. Umatilla County Health (UCo Health) is reporting...

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