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Good Shepherd Board of Trustees Announces Interim CEO

Good Shepherd Health Care System (GSHCS) Board of Trustees announced the appointment of Emmett C. Schuster, MHSA, ACHE, as interim CEO, effective Feb. 13. “The...

Tickets on Sale for Distinguished Citizens Award Gala on March 1

The Hermiston Chamber of Commerce has tickets available now for the 53rd annual Distinguished Citizens Awards gala, set for March 1 at the Hermiston...

Ian & Lyndsay Murdock Named Umatilla County Fair Grand Marshals

Everyone who took the stage at the Umatilla County Fair Appreciation Dinner expressed their gratitude for the hard work others have done. Even award...

Morrow County Graduation Rate Exceeds State Average by 15 Points

The Morrow County School District graduation rate for the 2021-22 year was 96.32 percent, 15 points higher than the state average. The numbers come from...
Meeting

State Officials to Be in Hermiston to Talk About ‘Paid Leave Oregon’

Paid Leave Oregon is a new program that allows employees in Oregon to take paid time off for many of life’s important moments. The Hermiston...
Knife, Fork and Spoon

First Christian Church to Host Free Open Table Lunch Each Monday

The First Christian Church in Hermiston hosts an open table meal at 11 a.m. each Monday. The meal is free to anyone in need. The...

Two Rivers Correctional Institution to Hold Open House Hiring Event

Two Rivers Correctional Institution in Umatilla is hosting an open house hiring event this Saturday, Jan. 28 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Staff will...

Boardman to Hold Meet & Greet for City Manager Candidates on Feb. 2

The city of Boardman will hold a "Meet & Greet" with candidates for the city manager position. The event takes place from 5:30 to 7...

Oregon Mayors, City Officials Lobby for More Money for Homelessness

By Julia Shumway Hundreds of mayors - including Hermiston Mayor Dave Drotzmann - along with city councilors and city employees from around Oregon descended on...

ODFW: Report Deer and Elk Tags by Jan. 31 or Face $25 Penalty

Big game hunters who purchased or were issued a deer or elk tag in 2022 must report their hunt by Tuesday, Jan. 31 at...

Local Officials Talk Legislative Priorities in Salem with Rep. Smith

Oregon State Rep. Greg Smith (R-Heppner) celebrated City Day at the Capitol on Wednesday with several local officials. Each legislative session the League of Oregon...

Pilot Rock Grad Rate Jumps 12 Points Higher Than Previous Year

The Pilot Rock School District’s graduation rate for the 2021-22 is 95.45 percent - 14 points higher than the statewide rate of 81.3 percent. The...

Umatilla High’s Graduation Rate Exceeds State Average by 9.4%

Umatilla High School not only raised its graduation rate from a year ago, but it also exceeded the state average by nearly 10 percentage...

Hermiston Graduation Rate Falls by 7.61 Percent from Previous Year

The graduation rate for Hermiston School District students fell by 7.61 percent during the 2021-22 school year, according to data released today by the...
Police Crime Scene

Bomb Squad Called After Suspicious Devices Found in Residence

The Oregon State Police Explosives Unit was called to a Pendleton residence on Wednesday after two suspicious devices were found during an attempt to...

Hermiston Senior Center Serving Lunches on Tuesdays, Thursdays

The Hermiston Senior Center is now serving in-house meals on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Those planning to attend lunch are asked to call 541-567-3582 before 11...
Police Response

Pendleton Man Arrested in Connection with Jan. 6 Shooting

A Pendleton man was arrested Tuesday in connection with a shooting that occurred earlier this month. Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested Travis Laib, 35,...

Waste Retrieval Underway on Final Tank in Hanford’s AX Farm

The U.S. Department of Energy Office of River Protection (ORP) recently took another step in reducing environmental risk at the Hanford Site, as workers...

Sturgeon Retention Closing in The Dalles and John Day Pools This Week

Today, Jan. 25, is the last day to retain sturgeon in The Dalles Pool (mainstem Columbia River from The Dalles Dam upstream to John...

HPD Arrest Log

The following are recent arrests made by the Hermiston Police Department: Jan. 22: Juan Rodriguez Pacheco, 51, was arrested on the 500 block of N.E....

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