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Jan. 12: Umatilla County Health Reports 61st Death Due to COVID-19

Umatilla County Health today reported the 61st death in the county due to COVID-19. Umatilla County’s 61st death presumed to have COVID-19 is a 63-year-old...
Police Response

1 Injured in Head-On Collision

The Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office (UCSO) is continuing an investigation into a two-vehicle collision early Monday morning that left a Boardman resident hospitalized. Around 4:50...

SBA Offering Free Three-Part Online Series for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

The U.S. Small Business Administration has put together an online three-part training series to help guide aspiring entrepreneurs toward economic empowerment and business success. The...

Community Members Vent Frustration Over Lockdown to Hermiston Council

About a dozen or so people vented their frustrations over the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown during Monday’s Hermiston City Council meeting. “I grew up on Main...

HPD Weekend Activity Report

Here’s a rundown of the Hermiston Police Department's cases from night shift Friday through night shift Sunday: 6 information reports 1 theft report 2...

Man Rescued After Snowmobile Crashes on Top of Him

A snowmobile rider was rescued Sunday afternoon following an accident in which the snowmobile landed on top of the victim. The accident occurred around 1...

Jan. 11: Umatilla County Health Reports 182 New COVID-19 Cases

Umatilla County Health today reported 182 new cases of coronavirus. Today's numbers - which include new cases reported Friday through Sunday - bring the county's...

UEC Business Resource Center Offering Help to Businesses

The Umatilla Electric Cooperative Business Resource Center (UEC BRC) is reminding the business community that assistance is available. While the UEC BRC team is continuing...
Meeting

Umatilla County Library District Board to Hold Meeting Via Zoom on Jan. 12

The Umatilla County Special Library District Board of Directors will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 12. The meeting will be from 5:30 –...

Fair Announces 2021 Fair Court

The Umatilla County Fair Board has announced the names of the 2021 Fair Court. On the court will be returning Princesses Brielle Youncs of Pendleton...

Heppner Man Charged with Manslaughter Found Dead in Jail Cell

The Heppner man wanted in connection to a homicide investigation in Morrow County was found dead in his jail cell Saturday morning. Umatilla County Sheriff’s...

Boardman Mayor, Councilors Sworn In

Boardman Mayor Paul E. Keefer and Councilors Brenda Profitt, Katy Norton, Paul Beagle, and Isaac Williams were sworn in during Tuesday’s Boardman City Council...
Police Crime Scene

Heppner Man Labeled ‘Person of Interest’ in Shooting Turns Himself In

The Heppner man labeled a “person of interest” in a shooting last month has turned himself into the Morrow County Sheriff’s Office. David Bowles, 43,...

Jan. 8: Umatilla County Health Reports 60th COVID-Related Death

For the second straight day, Umatilla County Health has reported another county resident - the 60th - has died from coronavirus. Umatilla County’s 60th death...

Jan. 7: Umatilla County Health Reports 59th COVID-Related Death

Umatilla County Health today reported the 59th county resident has died from coronavirus. Umatilla County’s 59th death with COVID-19 is a 56-year-old male who tested...

City of Umatilla Now Prohibits Parking Along Lewis Avenue in McNary

As part of Umatilla’s efforts to beautify the town, parking along Lewis Avenue in McNary is now prohibited. The Umatilla Public Works Department crew has...

Wyden Calls United States Capitol Riot ‘A Direct Assault on Democracy’

On Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden issued the following statement on the riot that was taking place at the U.S. Capitol: “What’s happening today in...
Sturgeon

Fishery Managers Opt to Close Bonneville Pool Sturgeon Retention

The Bonneville Pool retention sturgeon fishery (Columbia River from Bonneville Dam upstream to The Dalles Dam) will close today, Jan. 7 at 11:59 p.m. The...

Jan. 6: Umatilla County Health Reports 50 New COVID Cases

Umatilla County Health today reported 50 new cases of coronavirus - 25 fewer than Tuesday. Today's numbers bring the county's overall total to 5,720. There are...

Small Business Administration Says PPP Loans, EIDL Grants are Coming

More funding will be available for PPP loans and additional grants including the EIDL, according to the Small Business Administration (SBA). Help is on the...

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