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Port of Morrow Commission Names Mittelsdorf New Executive Director

The Port of Morrow Commission has named Lisa Mittelsdorf as its new executive director following an internal search. Mittelsdorf has been with the Port of...

Photo Gallery: Cinco de Mayo in Hermiston

Hermiston celebrated Cinco de Mayo on Uno de Mayo Sunday at the Eastern Oregon Trade & Event Center. The city-sponsored event featured music, dancing,...

Deer Tags Reduced for Some Heppner, Interstate, Starkey Hunts

The Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife announced on Wednesday that tag numbers for four controlled deer hunts are being reduced for the 2022...

ODOT Updates Progress on Several Eastern Oregon Highway Projects

The Oregon Department of Transportation gave an update Tuesday on several projects in Umatilla and Morrow counties. I-84: Old Oregon Trail Highway (MP 241-248.5) Crews are...

‘AWS Think Big Space’ Coming to Hermiston Next School Year

The city of Hermiston has been selected as the latest site for the next Amazon Web Services (AWS) Think Big Space. The new AWS Think...

UEC Celebrates Past Year with Return to In-Person Annual Meeting

For the first time since 2019, Umatilla Electric Cooperative held its Annual Meeting in-person Saturday at the Eastern Oregon Trade & Event Center. Members were...
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BMCC, Other Community Colleges Propose Little to No Tuition Increases

By Alex Baumhardt Oregon’s 17 community colleges have committed to keeping tuition low next year in the face of rising costs from inflation and declining...

Dozens Turn Out for Spindens’ Homecoming on Saturday

It was quite a homecoming for Heather Spinden and her son, Ben, on Saturday afternoon. And though they were only away for eight days,...

Northwest RiverPartners Urge Biden to Prioritize Hydropower

Northwest RiverPartners issued the following release today ahead of President Biden's trip to the Pacific Northwest: In President Biden’s first trip to Oregon and Washington...

2021 Saw Highest Number of Wolf Kills Since Their Return to Oregon

More wolves were killed by humans during 2021 than any year since 2009, when wolves re-established themselves in the state, according to the latest...

Pinwheels for Prevention: GSHCS Brings Attention to Child Abuse

Nearly 700,000 children are abused in the United States every year, according to the National Children’s Alliance. And with April being National Child Prevention Month,...

Hermiston Launches New Survey Tool to Better Understand Local Concerns

The city of Hermiston has launched a new public survey tool to better understand local priorities and concerns on a wide range of city...

Wyden Honors Shearer’s Workers & Mayor During Visit to Hermiston

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden made a stop in Hermiston on Tuesday to honor the workers of Shearer’s Foods and the city’s efforts to support...

Hermiston’s Lamb Weston Plant Found to Have Polluted Groundwater

By Alex Baumhardt Lamb Weston’s French fry production plant in Hermiston has been discharging too much nitrate-loaded water onto area farms, according to the Oregon...

Juan Rodriguez Named New Principal of West Park Elementary School

Hermiston School District Superintendent Tricia Mooney announced on Friday that Armand Larive Middle School Assistant Principal Juan Rodriguez will serve as West Park Elementary...

Umatilla Electric Cooperative Reaches Capital Credits Milestone

In its 85th year, Umatilla Electric Cooperative (UEC) has reached a rare milestone — surpassing $100 million in total refunds to its members through...

Sewer Upgrade Will Close N. 1st Place Beginning Next Week

The first of three major Capital Improvement Plan projects on N. First Place will begin the week of April 18. Next week, work will begin...

Hermiston City Council Candidate Face Off in Monday Night Forum

Six candidates vying for three Hermiston City Council seats in the May 17 election shared their views on the state of Hermiston and their...

Council Approves LID Assessment After Adding Back $250,000

The Hermiston City Council approved the final assessment of a new Local Improvement District Monday night, two weeks after initially considering the assessment before...

Work on Interstate 84 Begins Today

Work has begun on I-84 between Meacham and Spring Creek, between mileposts 241 and 248.5. This is the second season of a two-year project. Crews...

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