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Oregon Jobs Recovery Continues as Unemployment Rate Falls to 4.9%

Oregon’s unemployment rate had another significant drop, from 5.2% in July to 4.9% in August. Here's a few quick stats from the Oregon Employment Department: ...

Sept. 16: Umatilla County Health Reports 63 New COVID-19 Cases

Umatilla County Health today reported 63 new COVID-19 cases - up five from Wednesday's total. Today's new cases bring the county's overall total to 15,016....

Slick Roads On the Way

Drivers should prepare now for the first significant rainfall of the season, which will lift oils and grime to the road surface causing slick...

City of Hermiston Offering 5-Week Civic Engagment Training

Rural Civic Engagement Training is coming to Hermiston this fall, helping residents better understand the way local government operates while empowering them to tackle...

More Mosquito pools, 1 Horse Detected with West Nile Virus

West Nile virus has been detected in 14 additional mosquito pools in Morrow County and a horse in Boardman, according to Oregon State University's...

Hermiston City Council Gets Insight into City’s Retail Prospects

Finding the right real estate for the right retailor is a little like trying to match two people up – sometimes you need a...

E. Oregon Economic Summit Moved to 2022 Due to COVID-19 Concerns

The Eastern Oregon Economic Summit has been postponed until June 2022 due to the continued surge of the Delta variant of COVID-19 and to facilitate...

Sept. 15: Umatilla County Health Reports 3 New COVID-19 Deaths

Umatilla County Health today reported three more deaths in the county due to COVID-19 - the 121st, 122nd and 123rd. Umatilla County’s 121st death with...

Pump Prices Edge Lower as Summer Driving Season Winds Down

With the busy summer driving season in the rearview mirror, drivers are seeing a little relief at the pumps. Gasoline stocks remain impacted by Hurricane...

Umatilla Public Library Collecting School Supplies for Students

The Umatilla Public Library is hosting a back-to-school supplies drive during the month of September to help Umatilla School District students in need prepare...

EOVA to Host Regional Grants Program Workshop Sept. 28 & 29

This fall, the Eastern Oregon Visitor's Association (EOVA) will be launching its second regional grants program. To help applicants prepare, EOVA is holding a two-part...

Sept. 14: Umatilla County Health Reports 78 COVID-19 Cases

Umatilla County Health today reported 78 new COVID-19 cases - down seven from Monday's total. Today's new cases bring the county's overall total to 14,005....

Hundreds of Oregonians Apply to Be Part of ‘People’s Commission’

Oregon Secretary of State Shemia Fagan announced today that 760 Oregonians submitted applications to join the People’s Commission, a group that will advise Secretary...

Good Shepherd Offering Free Coronavirus Vaccine Clinics

Good Shepherd Health Care System (GSHCS) is holding weekly vaccine events on its campus at 610 NW 11th St., in Hermiston. The vaccine clinic schedule may...

Custom Hamley Saddle to Go to ‘Xtreme Bulls” Winner

The winner of the Xtreme Bulls event in Pendleton this week will get a prize that no other bull rider in the series will...

Free Webinar to Focus on Trademarking, Intellectual Property

The Columbia Gorge Small Business Development Center is hosting a no-cost, virtual presentation on Wednesday, Sept. 15th from 5-7 p.m. It will cover intellectual...
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Expect 20-Minute Nighttime Delays on OR 86 Beginning Wednesday

The Oregon Department of Transportation says motorists should expect nighttime delays of up to 20 minutes on Oregon Highway 86 (Baker-Copperfield Highway) starting 10...

Sept. 13: Umatilla County Health Reports 85 New COVID-19 Cases

Umatilla County Health today reported 85 new COVID-19 cases - down one from Friday's total. Today's new cases - which include new cases reported Friday...

Boardman City Council to Hold Planning Session Workshop Sept. 14

The Boardman City Council, mayor, and city manager will assemble for a planning session workshop on Tuesday, Sept. 14. The meeting will be at 5:30 p.m....

Umatilla Electric’s Revolving Loan Fund Available to Local Businesses

Looking to grow your business? The Umatilla Electric Cooperative Revolving Loan Fund may be able to assist you. Eligible projects for loans can include any...

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