Food Processing Expected to Grow by 25 Percent

A new report by Pat O'Connor, a regional economist for the state of Oregon, details how food manufacturing contributes to Oregon's economy, and continues...
Hit and Run

OSP Seeks Hit-and-Run Driver

The Oregon State Police (OSP) and Oregon Department of Transportation are asking for the public's help to locate the vehicle and driver involved in...

Workshops Aimed at Parents of ADHD Children

The InterMountain Education Service District will host a pair of workshops for parents of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The workshops are a...

Elfering Named Commission Chairman

Bill Elfering has been named the 2014 chairman of the Umatilla County Commissioners, succeeding Commissioner Larry Givens. Commissioner George Murdock is the new vice chairman....

Efforts to Preserve State's History Under Way

Oregonians have until mid-January to comment on a new Oregon Heritage Plan that sets many of the state's historic preservation priorities for the next...

Workshops Aim to Help Small Businesses

Small businesses are always looking to attract more customers. But that’s only half of the equation. Once you get new customers, how do you...

Hometown Mortgage to Host Alive After Five

Hometown Mortgage will be the host of the Hermiston Chamber of Commerce's Alive After Five on Wednesday. The event is set for 5:30 p.m. at...

Tax Laws Topic of Latino Business Network Meeting

The Latino Business Network will meet at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 8 at the Hermiston Conference Center. Paul Barnett of Barnett & Moro will...

County Commissioners Pass Smoking Ban

By March 1, smoking will be banned on all county-owned property and by July 1 all county-owned land will be tobacco-free zones. The Umatilla County...

Colder Temperatures to Return Over Weekend

Enjoy the warmer weather while it lasts because it won’t last long. Temperatures reached into the low 50s on Friday, but the National Weather Service...

Commentary: Council Earns High Marks in 2013

At the close of the last Hermiston City Council meeting of 2013, Councilor Manuel Gutierrez made a comment about the current working relationship between...

Parking Permits Now Required at Wildlife Areas

As of Jan. 1, visitors to Oregon Fish & Wildlife areas, including two in Boardman, one in Hermiston and one in Irrigon, will have...
Cabin Fever Preview

Cabin Fever to Heat Up Hermiston Stage

John Wambeke grew up in a show business family of sorts. He can remember his parents gathering up local talent from the rural parts...
FFA OKs UAV Flights

Precision Agriculture Gets Boost from FAA

Precision agriculture in Eastern Oregon could get a big boost now that the Federal Aviation Administration approved a regional application that includes three test...

Latino Business Network to Meet Jan. 8

The Latino Business Network will meet at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 8 at the Hermiston Conference Center. The conference center is located at 415...

Hermiston Company Gets $2 Million Contract

A Hermiston company has won a contract worth more than $2 million to do work on the John Day Dam. According to HydroWorld.com, Ross-Brandt Electric...

Hermiston Man Arrested with Machete, Handgun

A Hermiston man claiming to have a bomb in his vehicle was stopped near the Morrow and Gilliam county line Tuesday after running over...

2013 Roundup: Our Favorite Stories of the Past Year

It's been a busy nine-plus months here at Northeast Oregon Now. Since the launch of the website in mid-March, we've had nearly 900 posts...
Flashback 2013

Flashback: 2013 Year in Review

It’s time to ring out the old and ring in the new, so Northeast Oregon Now is taking the opportunity to look back on...
Dense Fog Advisory

Dense Fog Covers Lower Columbia Basin

A dense fog advisory is in effect for the Lower Columbia Basin area until 10 a.m. Sunday. According to the National Weather Service, visibility is...