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Hermiston Joins Nationwide Protests Over May 25 Killing of George Floyd

Several dozen people came together in Hermiston today to join the nationwide protests over the killing of George Floyd. A small crowd began gathering at...

Severe Weekend Wind Storm Uproots Trees

This weekend's Eastern Oregon wind storm caused havoc throughout the area, uprooting trees and knocking down power lines. The National Weather Services recorded wind...

Oregon Gas Tax to Increase on Jan. 1

The second of four planned increases in the state gas tax goes into effect Jan. 1. The increase is part of House Bill 2017,...

Rich Betz, Co-Founder of Bud-Rich Potato, Passes Away at 76

Hermiston lost one of its pioneers with the recent death of Rich Betz. Betz died on Nov. 26 at the age of 76. The co-founder of...

InteMountain ESD Teacher Named 2019 Migrant Teacher of the Year

Edelmira “Connie” Garcia, a longtime InterMountain Education Service District (IMESD) employee, was named the 2019 Title I-C Mirant Education Teacher of the Year by...

‘Education is Rehabilitation’ in BMCC Corrections Programs

The students in Blue Mountain Community College’s Corrections Education Programs know the work they do in the classroom to earn a GED certification is...

Hermiston Council OKs Annexation for Residential Development

The Hermiston City Council approved a request Monday night to annex approximately 40 acres of land to allow for the development of single-family homes...

Hermiston Police Find Suspect Who Allegedly Dropped Gun During Pursuit

The man who allegedly dropped a gun that discharged when it hit the ground while fleeing on foot from police was apprehended and is...

Hermiston Police, 7-Eleven Teaming Up for Annual Operation Chill

In conjunction with 7-Eleven, the Hermiston Police Department will again participate in Operation Chill. Operation Chill is celebrating its 24th anniversary as a community relations program...

Umatilla County Fair to Admit Kids 10 and Under Into Fair for Free This...

This just in from the Umatilla County Fair: Children 10 and under will be admitted into the fair for free this year. Fair officials announced...

Smith Touts Several Bills To Benefit Hermiston, Eastern Oregon Programs

The 2019 Oregon legislative session has adjourned with Rep. Greg Smith touting several bills to help out constituencies in Eastern Oregon. Among the nearly 400...

Energy- and Money-Saving Tips to Cool Off When the Heat is On

Warm spring weather is here, and many Oregonians may feel their homes and energy bills heating up. Energy Trust of Oregon offers some simple...
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With Move to WIAA, Changes Coming for Hermiston Student Athletes

With the Hermiston School District’s transition to the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA), the district must change some athletic practices, beginning this fall. WIAA has...

Tribes: Pacific Lamprey Returning to Umatilla River in Record Numbers

Pacific lamprey, a prehistoric fish native to the Columbia River Basin and treasured by Native American people, are returning to Oregon’s Umatilla River in...

HHS Says Goodbye to the Largest Graduating Class in School History

A huge crowd watched as the largest graduating class in the history of Hermiston High School walked across the stage at the Toyota Center...

Summer Season a Deadly Time for Teen Drivers, According to AAA

More than 1,050 people were killed in crashes involving a teen driver in 2016 during the 100 Deadliest Days, the period between Memorial Day...

Hermiston School Committee Seeks Direction for Future Bond Measure

Hermiston residents voted against a $104 million school bond measure a little over a year ago. Now, a committee is trying to figure out...
Wolf

Can You Tell the Difference Between a Wolf and a Coyote? Take the Quiz

The Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife has launched a new online Coyote and Gray Wolf ID Quiz to help people differentiate between wolves and...
Harkie Service

Hermiston Community Remembers Harkie with Love and Laughter

Frank Harkenrider would have enjoyed Saturday’s memorial service in his honor. The former Hermiston mayor, who passed away in July at the age of...
White House

Trump Nominates Hermiston Native to Spot on Federal Court

Today, President Donald Trump announced that he has nominated 16 individuals to federal judgeships, including Hermiston native Ryan Bounds. If confirmed, Bounds will serve as a Circuit...

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