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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...

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...
Umatilla Annexes Land

Amazon Set to Expand Operations in Umatilla

City Annexes Property for New Data Center Amazon subsidiary Vadata, Inc., now owns an additional 30 acres of property in the city of Umatilla. Tuesday night,...
New Car

Switch to a Bike? Cost of Owning New Vehicle is Pricey, Says AAA

Owning and operating a new vehicle in 2017 costs an average of $8,469 per year or $706 per month according to AAA’s 2017 Your...
Bennett Botanical Gardens

Hermiston's Secret Gardens

Bennett Botanical Gardens Hosts Weddings, Dinners, Tours and More Doug and Kris Bennett own and run one of Hermiston’s better-kept secrets: Bennett Botanical Gardens. Since the...
Freestyle Pizza closed

Strip Club, Business Closures Anger Residents

While businesses come and go in Umatilla, city policies are raising eyebrows, concerns and ire from local residents. John Nichols presented the council with letters...
Precision Irrigated Ag Center Opening

BMCC Officially Opens Precision Irrigated Agriculture Center

If at first you don’t succeed, try again. Thanks to the efforts of Blue Mountain Community College and a host of others, the grand...
Quilt Show

Boardman Quilt Group Adds New Exhibit Categories for 2017 Quilt Show

Two new categories have been added to the Oct. 13-14 Boardman Quilt Show. The categories: People’s Choice Award for ages 9-11; and People’s Choice Award...
Violet Able

Remembering the Men of Camp Stanfield

Violet Able's Book Chronicles the Story of the CCC in Stanfield The year was 1933 and the country was in the deepest depths of the...
Umatilla County Fair

EOTEC Gets Rave Reviews Following Fair, Rodeo Week

The Umatilla County Fair and Farm-City Pro Rodeo wrapped up their inaugural week at the Eastern Oregon Trade & Event Center (EOTEC) and the...

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...
Megan Kane Walking Tour

Take a Walk Through Hermiston's History

Girl Scout Gold Award Project Highlight's City's Past “If you would understand anything, observe its beginning and its development.” A local Girl Scout would agree with...
Hermiston on the Rise

Hermiston No. 2 on List of Oregon Cities on the Rise

The folks at Nertwallet.com have crunched the numbers and like what they see when it comes to Oregon in general and Hermiston in particular. A...
Dick Jackson

The Clock Doc

Dick Jackson Brings Dead Clocks Back to Life Dick Jackson has no excuse for ever being late to anything. After all, the Hermiston man has...
Oregon Berries

Oregon Agriculture Is a Fruitful Endeavor

From berries to cherries to pears, Oregon continues to be a leader in the production of many types fruits. This summer and fall is...
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...
RoeMarks Facade

Hermiston Awards Grant for RoeMark's Building

The Hermiston City Council voted Monday night to award a $10,000 façade grant for the old RoeMark’s building on Main Street. The building is owned...
Dana Clark on Sex Trafficking

The Dark World of Human Trafficking

Rotarian Sheds Light on Sex Slave Market Slavery as we know it may have ended with the Civil War, but there’s another kind of slavery...
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...
Robotics

Robotics Workshop Set for August

For the second year in a row, the Intermountain Education Service District and the Umatilla School District are partnering to create an opportunity for...

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