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Sunday, December 5, 2021
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Police Chase Ends in Man’s Arrest on Robbery, Assault Charges & More

A Hermiston man was arrested Tuesday on several charges including robbery and assault after allegedly stabbing a woman. In the late evening hours of Oct....

COVID-19 Weekly Cases & Deaths Decline, Hospitalizations Rise

Oregon Health Authority’s (OHA) COVID-19 Weekly Report, released Wednesday, shows decreases in daily cases and deaths and an increase in hospitalizations. OHA reported 7,707 new cases...

$5.1 Million Going to Small Cities for Road & Accessibility Upgrades

Small cities around the state are receiving $5.1 million in funding after the Small City Allotment Advisory Committee to make street, sidewalk and curb...

Hermiston Council Gives OK to Continue Broadband Assessment

If Hermiston hopes to continue to grow and attract new businesses, it is going to have to invest in digital infrastructure. That was the...

Bulldogs Run Past Pasco, 63-35

Chase Elliott threw for five touchdowns Friday as the Hermiston Bulldogs snapped a seven-game losing streak and won the first game of the season...

Security Company with Global Footprint Plants Flag in Hermiston

Tucked away off Geer Road in Hermiston is a security company with a global footprint. Inter-Con Security celebrated its grand opening on Friday with a...

Youth Hunters Can Enter Drawing for ODFW’s C2 Ranch Deer Hunt

Youth hunters can enter a drawing for a one-day guided hunt on the C2 Ranch, a 10,000-acre property near Eagle Point. Five lucky applicants...

Health Officials Adding 500+ COVID Deaths Due to Computer Error

Over the coming weeks, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) will begin reporting approximately 550 deaths among people who died with COVID-19 but whose deaths...

Solar-Powered Digital Kiosks Added to Hermiston’s Wayfinding Program

The city of Hermiston is expanding its wayfinding program and communications outreach efforts with the installation of five digital kiosks around the city. The solar-powered signs...

CAPECO Conducting Online Community Needs Assessment

Community Action Program of East Central Oregon (CAPECO) launched the 2021 Community Needs Assessment recently and is encouraging the public to take part in the...

COVID-19 Weekly Cases, Hospitalizations Decline, Deaths Up

The Oregon Health Authority’s COVID-19 Weekly Report, released Wednesday, shows decreases in daily cases and hospitalizations and an increase in deaths. OHA reported 8,033 new cases...

Oregon’s Unemployment Rate Drops to 4.7 Percent in September

Oregon’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.7 percent in September from 5.0%, as revised, in August. In September, 102,000 Oregonians were unemployed, according to the Oregon...

White-Tailed Deer, Bull Elk poached; Oregon Hunters Take It Personally

Poachers shot a white-tailed buck deer in Northeast Oregon and a bull elk in Southwest Oregon in a one-week timespan. Rewards stand at $500...

Hermiston Chamber of Commerce Celebrates With Grand Opening

The sunshine came out Friday for the grand opening of the new Hermiston Chamber of Commerce. After spending the past couple years tucked away in...

Report: Morrow County Students Had 92% Graduation Rate in 2020

The Morrow County School District (MCSD) had a 92 percent graduation rate for the class of 2020 - 9 percent higher than the state...

Semi-Truck Driver Killed Tuesday in Collision with Train Near Echo

A truck driver was killed when his vehicle was struck by a train near Echo on Tuesday. According to the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office, two...

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...
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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...

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