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Hermiston, Helix Have Umatilla County’s Highest Vaccination Rates

Hermiston and Helix have the highest COVID-19 vaccination rates in the county, according to the Umatilla County Health Department. As of Oct. 7, both Hermiston...
Onion Field

Department of Agriculture Lists Oregon’s Top 20 Commodities

Oregon’s greenhouse and nursery industry experienced a COVID-19 boon with value of production topping one billion dollars for a second year in a row,...

Utility GM: Despite Recent Increases, HES Rates Among Lowest in Region

Despite a second rate hike in nine months, Hermiston Energy Service (HES) customers are still paying among the lowest electric rates in the state,...

Hermiston Energy Services Customers See 6.9 % Rate Increase

At the beginning of this month, Hermiston Energy Services (HES) implemented Phase II of the Hermiston City Council-approved adjustments to electric rates for all...

Crews Clean Up Hydrochloric Acid Leak on Interstate 84

No injuries were reported Wednesday when hydrochloric acid leaked from a commercial trailer on Interstate 84. Umatilla County Fire District #1 (UCFD#1) responded around 6:46...

$7 Million in Grants Brings Broadband to Ukiah School District

Students in the small, rural Ukiah School District will be getting better broadband access in the near future. Two grants totaling $7 million will bring...
Good Shepherd Health Care System

Good Shepherd, St. Anthony Team Up for Community Health Survey

Good Shepherd Health Care System and CHI St. Anthony Hospital in Pendleton are partnering to conduct a survey as part of a project to...

Hermiston Hires Morrow County Deputy D.A. as City Attorney

Hermiston has a new full-time city attorney – longtime Eastern Oregon resident Rich Tovey. Tovey grew up in Irrigon, graduated from Riverside High School in...

Photo Exhibit to Feature Viewpoint of Grande Ronde Rappellers

The members of the Grande Ronde Rappellers get dropped into some of the most remote and beautiful areas of the northwest and beyond, and...

Medical Mistrust, Misinformation Play into Latino Vaccine Hesitancy

Lack of trusted medical sources, traumatic past experiences with medical care and widespread misinformation have contributed to COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy among Latino communities, a...
Coho Salmon

Grande Ronde River Opens for Coho Salmon Harvest Starting Today

Starting today, anglers will be able to harvest Coho salmon in the Grande Ronde River for the second consecutive year. Since Lostine River coho were...
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Milton-Freewater Motorist Dies in Collision on Highway 11

A Milton-Freewater man was killed Thursday morning in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 11. Oregon State Police (OSP) and emergency personnel responded around 6:20 a.m....

ODOT: Rolling Slowdowns Set to Begin in Columbia Gorge on Oct. 7

Beginning Thursday, Oct. 7, travelers on Interstate 84 between Cascade Locks and Memaloose State Park (east of Mosier) should plan for long delays Tuesday...

Chemical Leak Sends 3 to Hospital

A chemical release at Shearer’s Foods in Hermiston on Tuesday sent three people to the hospital. Umatilla County Fire District #1 (UCFD#1) and hazmat responders...

Elk, Deer Hunters in Oregon Will Be Asked to Stop at Check Stations

Successful hunters who drive by one of the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife's (ODFW) check stations in Prineville or Celilo Park during deer...

Legislature Passes Redistricting Bill; District 57 to Expand in Size

On Monday, the Oregon House of Representatives passed SB 882, which reappropriated Oregon’s legislative districts. The end result for District 57 is that it gained...

OSP Seeking Information About Injured Elk Hunter Found Saturday

The Oregon State Police (OSP) is seeking help from the public regarding a severely injured hunter who was found Saturday in Sherman County. On Sept....

UEC Member Takes Advantage of Rebates to Invest in Energy Efficiency

Dan Schoenfelder, a Umatilla Electric Cooperative (UEC) member south of Hermiston, is a prime example of someone who believes in investing in energy efficiency. Dan took...

Poachers Paying the Price in Oregon

Poachers are paying the price for their crimes. Three recent court cases reflect the harshness with which Oregonians view wildlife crimes. All three cases...

Apply Now to Obtain I-84 Chain-Up Helper Permits for Eastern Oregon

The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) will issue permits for individuals interested in chaining up commercial vehicles during the winter months along specific sections...

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