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Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Hermiston Seeks to Determine Extent of Broadband Gaps Within City

The city of Hermiston has a broadband issue – but what exactly that issue is and the extent of it is not entirely known. Sure,...
Police Crime Scene

Umatilla Man Charged with Alleged Robbery of Hermiston Metro Mart

A Umatilla man is in jail after being arrested on Monday on a robbery charge. Baustun Alan Burgin, 20, was charged with second-degree burglary for...

SAGE Center to Be Site of New STEAM-Related Classroom

The Port of Morrow’s Sustainable Agriculture and Energy (SAGE) Center in Boardman – otherwise known as the SAGE Center - has been selected as...

No Injuries Reported in Vehicle Fire

No one was injured Friday in a vehicle fire on Interstate 82 near Bridge Road. Around 9 a.m., Umatilla County Fire District #1 responded to...
Police Response

Child Dies in I-84 Collision

A child died Friday morning in a two-vehicle collision on Interstate 84. The Oregon State Police responded around 6:30 a.m. to a report of a...

Latest Charges Add to Irrigon Man’s Long History of Arrests, Citations

An Irrigon man with a long history of arrests has been jailed on burglary and other charges after the alleged crime was witnessed by...

UEC Business Resource Center Offers Some Tips to Grow Your Business

The Umatilla Electric Cooperative's Business Resource Center announced the following updates: Facebook Marketing Strategies Are you looking for assistance with marketing your business on social media? Click...
Hermiston School District

Hermiston School District Earns 15th Certificate for Financial Reporting

The Hermiston School District received a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the 15th times. The certificate is from the Government Finance Officers Association of...

Industrial Park Project Aims to Attract Manufacturing Jobs & More

Ground was broken Wednesday to extend paved roads, water lines, sewer pipes, and upgraded electrical power to the South Hermiston Industrial Park (SHIP). The construction...

Umatilla County Fire District #1 Sets Records for Call Volume Numbers

Umatilla County Fire District #1 set another monthly record with a total of 529 calls for the month of June. For the fiscal year...

After 2 Years, Hermiston’s New Funland Playground Opens to Public

Hermiston had plenty to celebrate on Sunday with the Fourth of July, the opening of Funland Playground and a resounding 'good riddance' to the...

One Man Dead, 2 Others Seriously Injured in Fall South of Pilot Rock

A Pilot Rock man died and two others were seriously hurt in a fall while recreating near West Birch Creek south of Pilot Rock. Cody...
Good Shepherd Health Care System

Good Shepherd Health Care System Welcomes Podiatrist Kyle Duncan

Good Shepherd Health Care System has welcomed board certified podiatrist Kyle Duncan, DPM.   Duncan joins orthopedic surgeons Jeremy Anderson, DO, and James Whittum, MD, in...

47-Year-Old Umatilla County Male Among the Deaths Due to Heat

A 47-year-old male from Umatilla County is among the now 79 people who died during the recent heat wave. As of July 1, the State Medical...

Umatilla Electric Awards $42,000 in Scholarships to Area Students

Fourteen area students will receive $3,000 college scholarships from Umatilla Electric Cooperative for the 2021-2022 academic school year, for a total of $42,000 in...

Student Home Builders Hand Over Keys to 7th House to New Owners

Mike and Loy Stratton were handed the keys to their new home on Tuesday – the seventh one built by students in the Columbia...

Hermiston City Council Increases System Development Charges

The Hermiston City Council voted Monday night to increase system development charges (SDC) on new single-family homes. The current total SDC charged for a new...

Keep Cool and Your Energy Bills Low With Some Helpful Tips

With the summer under way and scorching temperatures upon us, it’s a good time for folks to take some small steps to keep their...

UEC May Implement New Measure for Safety During Wildfire Season

As wildfires grow as a public concern, Umatilla Electric Cooperative (UEC) continues to enhance its mitigation efforts by adopting new measures and protocols aimed...

1 Dead in Residential Fire; Batteries Were Removed from Smoke Alarm

Umatilla County Fire District #1 is cautioning residents to check their smoke alarms regularly and keep the batteries in them after a Hermiston resident...

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