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Man Appeals His 50-Month Sentence; Re-Trial Gets Him 70 Months

A Milton-Freewater man who appealed a 50-month sentence for a stabbing incident has now been sentenced to 70 months in prison after being granted...

No Injuries Reported in Vehicle Fire

No one was injured Friday in a vehicle fire on Interstate 82 near Bridge Road. Around 9 a.m., Umatilla County Fire District #1 responded to...
Mailing Made Easy

Mailing Made Easy Celebrates Downtown Location

The crew at Mailing Made Easy celebrated their official grand opening at their new Main Street location in Hermiston Thursday. Friends, associates and Hermiston Chamber...
Police Crime Scene

Hermiston Man Jailed, Charged in Connection to Downtown Burglary

A Hermiston man has been arrested and charged with a burglary of downtown business while another suspect remains at large. Officers with the Hermiston Police...
George Bennett

Pearl Harbor Survivor Overcame Early Tragedies

Longtime Hermiston Resident, George Bennett, Passes Away at Age 90 George Bennett was a mere 17-year-old radioman stationed at Pearl Harbor when it was attacked...

Restaurateurs: Prepare Now for New $28.6 Billion Grant Program

The Umatilla Electric Cooperative Business Resource Center has been informed of a  $28.6 billion restaurant and bar grant program that will be made available...
Blue Mountain Community College

Blue Mountain Receives Grant to Help Develop Home-Grown Teachers

Blue Mountain Community College has been awarded a Grow Your Own (GYO) grant to develop a Teacher Pathway Partnership for future LatinX teachers. The objective...

Resident Seeks to Silence Noisy Neighbor

When she first saw her new neighbor, Susan Jones thought he was cute. That all changed one morning around 3:21 a.m. when her new...

Pendleton Photographer’s Work to Go On Display at Arts Center

The photographs of Debbie McIntosh will fill the East Oregonian Gallery at the Pendleton Center for the Arts (PCA) beginning Thursday, June 10. The solo...
Smittys Outpost

Smitty's Expands with Outdoor Post

Campers, hunters and anglers in the Hermiston area have a new and convenient place to find the gear they need. Smitty’s Outpost, situated on Highway...
Hotel Occupancy Rates

Little Room at the Inn

City's Hotel Occupancy Rates Exceed State, National Averages It’s not as easy to find a hotel room in Hermiston as it used to be. The...

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...

Hermiston Airport to Receive Federal Funding to Combat COVID Spread

Hermiston Municipal and Roseburg Regional Airports will each receive $23,000 in federal funds to help combat the spread of COVID-19. The funds will be used...

UEC Revolving Loan Fund Offering Help in Economic Recovery

Umatilla Electric Cooperative (UEC) is offering to assist in the local economic recovery through its Revolving Loan Fund (RLF). Eligibility Eligible projects for loans can include...
Hermiston Library Birthday

Library Celebrates 100 Years of History

There were 2,509 Carnegie Libraries built between 1883 and 1929 – 1,689 of them in the United States. On Friday, the Hermiston Public Library...
Kennison Opening

Hermiston Has a Kennison Field Day!

On Feb. 11, a small crowd gathered in the grass next to the track at Hermiston High School to break ground on the Kennison...
REAL Oregon

Boardman to Be Part of Ag Leadership Program

Oregon is just one of 14 states without a leadership development program for those tied to the natural resource industries. Until now. REAL Oregon– which stands...

Soccer Tourney Set for May 3-5

The Hermiston Parks and Recreation Department will hold the Hermiston Cup Soccer Tournament May 3-5 at the soccer fields at Rocky Heights Elementary School. Players...

Greater Hermiston Community Foundation Awards $15,000 in Grants

The Greater Hermiston Community Foundation (GHCF) announced today it would award one area city and six local nonprofits grants ranging from $5,000 to $1,000...
Nina Sobotta

Overcoming the Stigma of Mental Illness

Counselor Opens Private Practice in Hermiston Nina Sobotta isn’t afraid of hard work. That, in part, explains why the full-time minority affairs officer with the...

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