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Hermiston Hires Romaine Smith as New Boys Basketball Coach

Hermiston High School will have a new boys basketball coach next season. Hermiston School District Athletics and Activities Director Larry Usher announced Romaine Smith as...
Volleyball

School District Hires Bunn to Be Hermiston High Volleyball Coach

Hermiston School District Athletics and Activities Director Larry Usher announced that Megan Bunn will be the next Hermiston High School volleyball coach. A meet and greet...
Umatilla County Sheriff Patrols

Chimpanzee Shot and Killed After Attacking 2 Women in Pendleton

A pet chimpanzee was shot and killed Sunday morning in Pendleton after it attacked its owner and her daughter. Just around 8 a.m., Umatilla County...

Oregon Special Districts Getting Left Out of COVID-Related Funding

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) is expected to provide Oregon with approximately $2.6 billion in discretionary federal recovery funds for state needs. How much...

Chlorine Shortage Impacting Cities Throughout the West Coast

An equipment failure at a manufacturing facility on the West Coast has resulted in a shortage in chlorine for cities throughout the West Coast. The...
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...

Billy Currington to headline Round-Up & Happy Canyon Kick-Off Concert

Grammy-nominated country star Billy Currington will bring his easy-going style and upbeat energy to the Happy Canyon Arena on Saturday, Sept. 11, for the Pendleton...

Restaurant Revitalization Funds Won’t Be Disbursed Due to Lawsuits

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will not be able to disburse Restaurant Revitalization Fund awards. The Umatilla Electric Cooperative’s Business Resource Center received word...
Softball

Hermiston School District Names Amy Stone New HHS Softball Coach

Hermiston School District Athletics and Activities Director Larry Usher has announced that Amy Stone will be the next Hermiston High School head fast pitch...

Hermiston Giving Residents Chance to Help Shape City’s Future

The city of Hermiston is asking the community to help lay out the road map for the next couple of decades with its Hermiston...
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Hermiston to Cut Youth Recreation Fees by 50 Percent During Summer

Youth recreation fees in Hermiston will be reduced by 50 percent during the summer following a vote Monday night by the Hermiston City Council. Early...

Council OKs Contract for New Riverfront Playground, Parking Lot

The Hermiston City Council on Monday approved a contract for the construction of a new playground and parking lot at Riverfront Park. The council awarded...

Community Partners Line Up to Support Transportation Project

Multiple local partners have written letters of support for the Gettman Road/Railway Alternative Transportation Enhancement (GRATE) Project, which would create an alternative route for...

Just Over 67 Percent of Oregonians Have Had at Least 1 Vaccination

Oregon is just more than 76,000 people away from reaching the statewide goal of 70 percent vaccination rate. The Oregon Health Authority reported that to...

Prineville Couple on Hook for $1,400 for Illegally Selling Crab in Hermiston

A Prineville couple has been sentenced to pay $1,200 in restitution after illegally selling recreationally-caught crab in Hermiston. The Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife...

Hermiston School District Hires New HHS Girls Basketball Coach

Jay Ego will be the new Hermiston High School head girls basketball coach. Ego is a Hermiston native, born and raised, and he played basketball...

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...

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...

U.C. Sheriff’s Office Senior Deputy Drowns in Rafting Accident

The Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office is mourning the loss of Senior Deputy Jason Post, who died Saturday in a rafting accident near the Minam...

Umatilla County Fire District #1 Awarded $2,736,591 Grant

Umatilla County Fire District #1 was awarded $2,736,591 from the Seismic Rehabilitation Grant Program to rehabilitate Fire Stations 22 and 24. Fire district officials say the grant...

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