Julia Hamrick

'One Thing That's Impacted Is People'

Jobs Disappearing as Depot Closure Progresses Less than two years ago, more people, approximately 1,350, worked out at the Umatilla Chemical Depot than anywhere else...

District May Add Weekly Early Releases or Late Starts

Survey On Proposal Found at End of Article The Hermiston School District is considering adding a late release or early start one day per week...
Phil Ferguson

What's to Become of the Depot Land?

For 71 years, the Umatilla Chemical Depot served as an Army installation, storing both conventional and chemical weapons. By 2011, all of the chemical weapons...

Leadership Hermiston Class Spends Day in Salem

The Hermiston Chamber of Commerce Leadership class spent Tuesday, April 9 at the state capitol in Salem. The class was greeted on the capitol steps...
Bob and Heidi-Muller

Concert Set for Methodist Church on Saturday

Bob and Heidi Muller will give a concert of their original, Northwest and Appalachian music at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 13 at the...
UHS Marketing

UHS Robotics Team Heads to Championships

Fundraisers Set for Saturday Tuesday evening, Umatilla High School students hammered the lid down onto a 4-foot-tall plywood box. On Wednesday, the bulky-shaped housing “Rambo”...
Hermiston Utility Burden

Enterprise Zone Has Added 240 Jobs Since 2009

Companies taking advantage of the Hermiston Enterprise Zone property tax abatement program have created nearly 240 full-time jobs between 2009 and 2012, according to...
Severson Playground

City to Name Playground After Severson

For years, Bob Severson operated his grocery store, Bob’s Red Apple, right across the street from Victory Square Park. It's only fitting then that a...

Commissioner Candidate Forum Set for April 16

The Hermiston Chamber of Commerce Governmental Affairs Team and KOHU/The Q will host the Umatilla County Commissioners Forum on Tuesday, April 16 at 7...

Festival of Lights Seeks Volunteers

The Festival of Lights committee is looking for volunteers to help sort and store displays on Saturday, April 20 at 9 a.m. at the...

Umatilla Chamber Seeks Volunteers for Cleanup

The Umatilla Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center is hosting a spring clean-up day at the center at 9 a.m., Saturday, April 13 to...
Alexis Pursel, Dave Drotzmann

Opening the Doors of Mystery

High School Students Gain New Insights into Hermiston's City Government Thanks to Alexis Pursel and Her Role as Student Representative Alexis Pursel keeps a pretty...
UHS Robotics Team

UHS Heading to Robotics Competition Finals

Umatilla High School was among the winners of the regional FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) and will now head to the FRC Championships in St....
Mobile vendor subcom

Subcommittee Zeroes in on Food Vendors

The city of Hermiston’s ongoing effort to regulate mobile vendors resumed Monday night with a consensus to focus its attention on four key areas,...
Council-DA-proposal Head

City Looks to Turn Over All Misdemeanors to DA

In an effort to stem the rising costs of prosecuting cases in Municipal Court and to improve an “unhealthy criminal justice system,” the city...

Boardman Looks at Feasibility of Recreation Facility

The Boardman Parks and Recreation District has hired a company out of Portland to do a feasibility study for a proposed recreation facility in...

Sign Up for Community Pride Day in Boardman

The Boardman Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring Community Pride Day from 8 a.m. to noon on April 27. The chamber is encouraging the public...

SAGE Center Seeks Volunteers

The Boardman Chamber of Commerce and the SAGE Center are looking for volunteers to help run the new center. A Volunteer Fair is scheduled for...

Register Now for Ambassadors Soccer Camp

New Hope Community Church is now registering participants for this summer’s Ambassadors Soccer Camp. The church has lowered the cost of this year’s camp to...

Ways and Means Committee Coming to Hermiston

State Rep. Greg Smith (R-Heppner) is bringing the Joint Ways and Means Committee to Hermiston on April 20 as part of its “road show,”...