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New Hermiston City Hall Project Going ‘Right on Schedule’

The new Hermiston City Hall is “right on schedule,” according to the project superintendent. The $9.6 million project is more than building a new city...

Oregon ranks 29th in the Nation for Most Teen-Involved Fatal Crashes

AAA finds that the 100 days between Memorial Day and Labor Day are when the number of crash fatalities involving teen drivers rise. In Oregon,...

Umatilla County to Remain in High Risk Category for Transmission

Gov. Kate Brown announced this week updates to county risk levels under the state's public health framework to reduce transmission and protect Oregonians from...

Summer Brings Hot Temperatures, Water Sports and Potential Danger

 Last year, 27 Oregonians died in recreational boating-related incidents – the most in three decades. Incidents overall spiked in 2020 with a total of...

Fire District Welcomes 2 New Recruits

Umatilla County Fire District #1 welcomed two new recruits - Chandi Walker and Kory Reynolds. Fire Chief Scott Stanton swore the two in on Tuesday....
Hermiston School District

Hermiston School District Announces Several Administrative Changes

Starting July 1, Hermiston School District will add faces to its administrative team, as staff transfer positions within the district. Sunset Elementary School Principal Jerad...

Riverside Graduate Gets Full Academic Scholarship to Stanford

Jose Ruiz-Nino, Class of 2021 Valedictorian at Riverside Jr/Sr High, was recently accepted to Stanford University - with a full academic scholarship. Riverside Principal David...

Photo Gallery: 2021 HHS Graduation Parade

For the second straight year, the Hermiston community cheered on Hermiston High School graduates with a celebratory parade. The Class of 2021 was led...

HHS Grad Finds Community on Either Side of The Columbia River

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities When thinking about what college choice would be best for him, Hermiston native and future first-generation college student Kyle Kopta...

Boaters Required to Stop for Aquatic Invasive Species Inspection Stations

All watercraft entering Oregon are required to be inspected at an aquatic invasive species station when the stations are open. Failure to stop at...

Industrial Park Project to Result in 16 New Shovel-Ready Parcels

The Hermiston City Council awarded a contract for a project that it hopes will spur more economic development in the Hermiston South Industrial Park. The...

District Follows Updated Face Covering Requirements by State

The Hermiston School District announced that fully vaccinated individuals may attend district events without wearing a mask. The announcement comes following the release of clarified face...

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...

BMCC to Offer Certification in Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Blue Mountain Community College (BMCC) is taking steps to fill the rapidly growing labor demand for the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) industry. On May 19,...
Hermiston School District

Anderson Hansell, Gardner Elected to Hermiston School Board

The Hermiston School Board will have a couple of new faces when it begins its next term. On Tuesday, Sally Anderson Hansell defeated incumbent Brent...

Voters Approve $13 Million Bond Measure for County Fire District

Umatilla County voters on Tuesday approved a $13 million bond measure for the Umatilla County Fire District No. 1. The fire district covers the greater...

Governor Says Fully Vaccinated People Need Not Wear Masks

On Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new guidance, which no longer requires that fully vaccinated people wear a mask or...

Annual Wildhorse Pow Wow Canceled for Second Straight Year

Wildhorse Resort & Casino announced today the cancellation of the 2021 Wildhorse Pow Wow which was scheduled for July 2-4. The annual outdoor event which...

House Republicans Call for Fully Reopened, Fully Funded Schools

House Republicans announced their support for $9.6 billion to fully fund schools. This amount was requested by the state’s education leaders to support the...
Crystal Apple

Education Service District Celebrates 2021 Crystal Apple Awards

The InterMountain Education Service District (IMESD) and its component school districts are proud to announce the winners of the 2021 Crystal Apple “Excellence in...

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