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Wednesday, August 21, 2019
URD Open House

Downtown Revitalization Plans Moving Forward

A month of public outreach aimed at raising awareness about a proposed urban renewal district in downtown Hermiston culminated Thursday with an open house...

Walden Outlines Concerns Over EPA

Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.) today met with Dennis McLerran, Region 10 Administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and conveyed concerns about his agency’s...

Former Umatilla Resident Earns Doctorate

When one wishes to reach a high point – top of a mountain, fastest race – it takes a lot of work and sacrifice....
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Umatilla Fire Second-Costliest in District History

Fire May Have Been Caused by Cigarette Tuesday’s fire in Umatilla is the second most costly in the fire district’s history. The fire destroyed four homes...

School District Updates Attendance Guidelines

To improve student attendance rates as required by the new State Achievement Compact, the Hermiston School District will change its attendance recording practices and...

Smith-Sponsored Business Bill Clears Hurdle

A bill to establish the Office of Small Business Assistance in the Oregon Secretary of State’s Office cleared a key legislative hurdle on Tuesday. Sponsored...

Chamber Panel to Discuss Unmanned Aircraft in Ag

The Hermiston Chamber of Commerce will host a panel discussion on agriculture later this month. “They’re Not Drones: Potatoes and the Future of Unmanned Aircraft”...
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EOTEC to Move Forward with New Project Manager

The Hermiston City Council, acting on the recommendation of the Eastern Oregon Trade and Event Center board, voted Monday night to terminate its contract...

Hermiston Adopts 2013-14 Budget

The Hermiston City Council adopted its 2013-14 budget Monday night with an amendment to upgrade the city’s e-mail server and software. The $50,558,023 budget comes...
Boyd Sharp

Landing Days to Bring Umatilla's Past to Life

This year’s Landing Days will give people a chance to see what Umatilla looked like prior to it being relocated in the mid-1960s. Originally platted...

Motel Closure Cuts into Umatilla's Grant Program

The city of Umatilla awarded more than $9,000 in grants Tuesday, but the future of the Transient Room Tax Grant program could be in...
Hawaian Chiefton

Classic Vessels Make Stop in Umatilla

The sails of two 18th-century ships touched the sky at the Umatilla Marina on Thursday. The Lady Washington, the official ship of Washington State, and...
Brad Bixler

Bixler Named Interim Principal at Highland Hills

Pendleton High School’s assistant principal has been recommended to serve as interim principal at Highland Hills Elementary School for the 2013-14 school year. Brad Bixler...

IMESD Receives $5,000 Grant

The Intermountain Education Service District recently received a $5,000 grant from CenturyLink. The grant money will be used to fill technology needs to schools in...
Violet Able

Remembering the Men of Camp Stanfield

Violet Able's Book Chronicles the Story of the CCC in Stanfield The year was 1933 and the country was in the deepest depths of the...

Excerpts from Once There Was A CCC

The following excerpts are taken from Once There Was A CCC written by Violet Hornsby and Violet Hill in 1987: Brief History of Company 569...

Coalition Seeks Funding Proposals

The Morrow County Cultural Coalition is accepting funding proposal requests until Aug. 1. Proposed projects must include a timeline and be completed by July 30,...

Hermiston Online's First 9 Students Graduate

Nine Hermiston students were the first to graduate from Hermiston Online on Saturday, June 1. Hermiston Online provided an alternative learning environment from the typical...
Nina Sobotta

Overcoming the Stigma of Mental Illness

Counselor Opens Private Practice in Hermiston Nina Sobotta isn’t afraid of hard work. That, in part, explains why the full-time minority affairs officer with the...
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PGE to Build Natural Gas Plant in Boardman

Project to Create 500 Jobs During Construction Portland General Electric Company announced Monday plans to build a $455 million natural gas-fired power plant in Boardman. The...

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