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Multiple Fire Departments Battle Brush Fires Covering 500 Acres

Firefighters on Wednesday battled brush fires covering 500 acres in the area of Highway 730 and crews remain on the scene today extinguishing hot...

Truck Driver Hospitalized After Rollover on Power Line Road

The driver of a commercial truck hauling potatoes was hospitalized Tuesday morning after the vehicle rolled on to its side at Power Line Road. At...

State Recommends Big Changes to Graduation Requirements

By Alex Baumhardt The Oregon Department of Education recommends the state make big changes to high school graduation requirements, including ending a decades-old requirement to...
Blue Mountain Community College

Blue Mountain Named Among Top 20 Community Colleges in USA

Blue Mountain Community College (BMCC) was tabbed as the 19th best community college in the country according to a recently released analysis conducted by WalletHub.com. The...

Fund Hopes to Help Thousands of Struggling Undocumented Immigrants

By Lynne Terry A nonprofit founded at the beginning of the pandemic to help undocumented immigrants is poised to distribute safety net grants to thousands...

Two Hermiston Men Face Charges Following Assault at Soccer Game

Two Hermiston men face charges after allegedly assaulting two people at a soccer game at Sandstone Middle School. The incident happened Sunday, Aug. 28, during...

Students, Families Celebrate Hermiston’s 6th Elementary School

Twenty-four hours after cutting the ribbon at the new Rocky Heights Elementary School, Hermiston School District officials and community members gathered Wednesday evening to...

Matching Grant Applications Now Open for Certain Companies

Business Oregon has opened a Request for Grant Applications for certain applicants that have received federal monetary awards. Request for Grant Applications is for applicants...

Community Turns Out for Opening of New Rocky Heights Elementary

“It smells new.” That was the verdict from a young student Tuesday night following the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Rocky Heights Elementary School. “Thank you...

Good Shepherd Welcomes Internist & Endocrinologist Sandeep Kunwar

Good Shepherd Health Care System (GSHCS) has welcomed Internist & Endocrinologist Dr. Sandeep Kunwar to Good Shepherd Endocrinology. Kunwar cares for conditions that affect the...

Groups Want Oregon to Regulate Air Pollution From Large Dairies

By Alex Baumhardt Two dozen environmental, farming and public health groups are asking the state to regulate air pollution from large dairies. In an Aug. 17...

Hermiston Student’s Artwork Featured in Agriculture-Themed Calendar

Third-grade student Dustin Sanders of Highland Hills Elementary was selected as one of 13 winners in a state-wide annual calendar art contest sponsored by Oregon Agriculture...

Irrigon Junior-Senior High Prepares New Track for 2022-23 School Year

Students and staff returning to Irrigon Junior-Senior High School will notice some upgrades when they return to classes next week, including the new track...

Head Start Honors Cathy Wamsley With New Early Learning Center

Thursday afternoon saw the opening of a new learning center in honor of a woman who “dedicated her life to serving children and families.” The...
Blue Mountain Community College

Oregon Offering Free & Reduced College Tuition for Native Americans

Members of Oregon’s nine federally recognized tribes can attend the state’s public universities and community colleges practically free this school year, and members of...

Murray-Inslee Report Confirms Importance of Hydroelectricity

U.S. Sen. Patty Murray and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee today released their final “Lower Snake River Dams Benefit Replacement Report” which reaches the conclusion...

Beef Northwest Feeders Expands Footprint With Carlton Farms

Beef Northwest Feeders (Beef NW), a family-owned cattle operation headquartered in North Powder, has purchased family-owned Carlton Farms in Yamhill County. “We are delighted to...

Motor Vehicle Accident in Hermiston Sends 1 Person to Hospital

One person was transported to the hospital Wednesday morning following a motor vehicle accident in Hermiston. At 10:32 a.m. Umatilla County Fire District #1 (UCFD#1)...

Wildhorse Resort & Casino Robbery Suspect Faces Federal Charges

A Umatilla County man attempting an armed robbery at Wildhorse Resort & Casino opened fire last week outside the casino. The U.S. Department of Justice...

UEC Supporting Youth Education Through Summer Events

The summer months are full of electrifying opportunities to engage with students in eastern Oregon. Umatilla Electric Cooperative (UEC) had the opportunity to host...

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