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Wednesday, August 4, 2021

ODFW Offers Tips for Shed Hunting

This time of year isn’t just for Easter egg hunting. Many Oregonians are in the outdoors looking for another seasonal treat– shed antlers. Oregon’s male...

Hermiston Man Gets 200 Years in Prison After Pleading Guilty to Incest

A Hermiston man was sentenced to 200 years in prison after pleading guilty to 19 sexual offense counts involving his granddaughter. Umatilla County District Attorney...

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...

Poachers Bag Multiple Animals, Risking Health of Oregon Herds

Three elk, three pronghorns, a mule deer, two turkeys and a bobcat round out a collection of animals illegally killed, tagged, processed or taxidermied...
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...

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...

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,...
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...

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...

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...
395 Quick Stop

Food Mart Takes Convenience to Whole New Level

Hermiston’s newest convenience store takes customer service to a unique level. Situated on Highway 395 between G&S Tire Factory and Sunset Motel, 395 Quick Stop...
Hermiston School District

Hermiston School District Responds to Trump’s DACA Decision

The Hermiston School District issued a statement in reaction to President Trump’s announcement on Tuesday that he is rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood...
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...

Hermiston School Board Hears from Frustrated Parents, Students

Eleven months of social distancing, isolation and distance learning came to a head Monday night as parents and students vented their fears and frustrations...
Huckleberry

Stalking the Wild Huckleberry

This story first appeared in the September 2012 issue of Ruralite Each summer of her childhood, Linda Jones would find herself swept up into a...

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...
Good Shepherd Medical Center

General Surgeon Trading Big Apple for Hermiston’s Watermelon Haven

General surgeon R. Todd Jones, MD, is trading in skyscrapers and taxi cabs for agriculture and glistening streams at Good Shepherd Medical Group (GSMG) upon...
Red 2 Red Race, Echo Oregon

More Than 500 Compete in Echo Bike Race

Echo’s population of about 715 jumped by 75 percent over the weekend of March 1-3 as more than 500 bicyclists converged onto the small...

$6,500 Raised by Oregon Hunters for Info on 3 elk poached near Bend

The Oregon Hunters Association has bolstered the reward up to $6,500 for information that leads to an arrest or citation in the case of...
Murder Charges Dropped

From Murder Suspect to Free Man in 2 Weeks

District Attorney: No Additional Charges to be Filed at This Time In the span of two short weeks, Timothy Allen Kelly went from being a...

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