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Corps to Connect Dam Wastewater System to Umatilla’s Sewer System

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Walla Walla District will begin construction this summer to connect the McNary Dam wastewater sewer system to the...

Council Votes Against Renewing EOTEC’s Management Contract

The Hermiston City Council voted unanimously Monday night to end the city’s association with VenuWorks, the management company that operates the Eastern Oregon Trade...
Steelhead

2022 Columbia River Summer/Fall Salmon, Steelhead Seasons Set

Oregon and Washington fishery managers recently finalized seasons and regulations for 2022 Columbia River summer and fall recreational salmon and steelhead fisheries. Forecasts for summer...

Corps to Hold Public Meetings on McNary Master Plan Revision

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Walla Walla District has scheduled two open house public meetings to provide information and accept comments on the...

2022 Rock & Gem Show Takes Place May 14-15 at EOTEC

The 2022 Rock & Gem Show takes place May 14-15 at the Eastern Oregon Trade & Event Center. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 5...

Investigation: Little Has Been Done About Port’s Polluted Water

By Alex Baumhardt, Cole Sinanian and Jael Calloway Guadalupe Martinez points to a 24-pack of bottled water by her kitchen sink with just a few...

Seven Oregon Highways to Get Charging Stations Every 50 miles

By Alex Baumhardt An electric vehicle charging station could soon exist every 50 miles on some of Oregon’s main highways. The Oregon Department of Transportation announced...

Morrow County to Receive $141,000 From Secure Rural Schools Fund

U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley this week announced that most Oregon counties - including Morrow County - will receive more than $82 million...

Express Employment Professionals Celebrate New Location

Anyone looking for employment knows how frustrating and stressful the job market can be. Likewise for businesses looking to fill a job opening. Finding...

Despite Wet Weather, No Widespread Flooding Forecast in Coming Days

"Minor areas of flooding is possible but widespread flooding is not expected” in the coming days, according to the National Weather Service out of...

HPD Arrest Log

The following are recent arrests made by the Hermiston Police Department: May 5: Travis Andrew Reed, 38, was arrested on the 1800 block of N.W....

Terminal Renovation Begins at Eastern Oregon Regional Airport

Temporary facilities arrived at the Eastern Oregon Regional Airport on Thursday to begin the $3.9 million Terminal Renovation Project. Commercial flights and food services...

Boardman City Council to Hold Special Meeting Today at 3 p.m.

The Boardman City Council will hold a special meeting at 3 p.m. today via Zoom to make an appointment. During the meeting, the council will...

Their Words: Those Running for Governor Answer for Rural Matters

By Les Zaitz Rural Oregon would get a lot more attention from Salem based on positions staked out by those running for governor. Every candidate running...

Ryan Neal’s Celebration of Life Service Moved to SAGE Center

A celebration of the life of Ryan Neal will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 7 at the SAGE Center in Boardman. The celebration...

HECC Launches Historic Investment in Financial Aid for Tribal Students

The Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC) announced that applications are now being accepted for the Oregon Tribal Student Grant for 2022-23. The new state financial aid program...
Salmon

Salmon Fishing Closed Above Bonneville Dam as of Today

Fishery managers from Oregon and Washington closed salmon and steelhead fishing on the mainstem Columbia River between Bonneville Dam and the Oregon/Washington border (upstream...

UCSO: If You See Young Wildlife That Looks Abandoned, It’s Probably Not

Each spring, Oregon is blessed with an abundance of ducklings, bear cubs, seal pups, and fawns, among other wild baby critters. This time of year...

Hermiston Downtown District Holding ‘First Thursday” Event on May 5

The Hermiston Downtown District will hold a First Thursday event hosted by Bella Grace Boutique on Thursday, May 5 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. The...

Public Power/Farmers Roll Out Campaign to Protect Clean Energy

This week Northwest RiverPartners, representing not-for-profit, community-owned electric utilities throughout the Northwest, launched an advertising campaign to support protecting the clean energy produced by...

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