New Funland Playground to Have Groundbreaking on Wednesday

Construction of the new Funland Playground in Hermiston will begin with a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday, July 29 at 12:30 p.m. Because of social distancing...

July 28: Three More Deaths Due to COVID-19 Reported by County

Three more Umatilla County residents have died from coronavirus, according to local health officials. Umatilla County’s 17th COVID-19 death is an 84-year-old female who tested...

Hermiston School District Pushes Back First Day of New Year to Sept. 8

The Hermiston School District academic year will start later than past years, with school opening the second week of September. The Hermiston School District Board...

Work to Begin on Hermiston Library Remodel in Mid-August

The Hermiston Public Library will get a $910,000 makeover starting in mid-August. The Hermiston City Council awarded the construction contract to Knerr Construction in Hermiston...

Good Shepherd Health Care System Names New President, CEO

For the first time in 31 years, Good Shepherd Health Care System will be under new leadership come October. The GSHCS Board of Trustees announced...

Webinar to Help Viewers Navigate PPP Loan Forgiveness Program

The Umatilla Electric Cooperative Business Resource Center announced a webinar set for Tuesday on “The Do’s and Don’ts of PPP Forgiveness.” The webinar is set...

July 27: New Coronavirus Cases Push Umatilla County’s Total to 1,647

Umatilla County Health reported 132 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the county's total so far to 1,647. Of those confirmed cases in Umatilla...

Morrow County School District Offering Summer School in August

The Morrow County School District will be offering limited summer school programs in August. For the secondary buildings, students will be able to work on...

Umatilla Public Library Offering Curbside Pick-Up

Curbside pick-up is now available at the Umatilla Public Library. To set up a pick-up time, call 541-922-5704. The library is located at 700 Sixth...

Irrigon Residents, Businesses Can Apply to Have Tree Stumps Removed

Irrigon residents and businesses residing within the 97844 zip code are eligible to apply for grant funds to help with removal of stumps resulting...

July 24: 16th Death from COVID-19 Reported in Umatilla County

A sixteenth person in Umatilla County has died from coronavirus - the fifth person in the past three days. Umatilla County Health also reported...

Hermiston School District to Begin Collecting Chromebooks

The Hermiston School District will be collecting all Chromebooks and power cords checked out to families this spring in preparation for instruction this fall....

Hermiston to Begin 2020-21 School Year with Distance Learning

Hermiston School District students will take part in distance learning at the start of the 2020-21 school year, following guidance issued by the Oregon...

Boardman Chamber of Commerce Creates Online Business Survey

The Boardman Chamber of Commerce has created a Business Survey in the effort to help support businesses during these difficult times. The survey form is...

July 23: Umatilla County Records 14th, 15th Deaths from COVID-19

For the second consecutive day, Umatilla County Health reported two deaths in the county from coronavirus. Umatilla County’s 14th COVID-19 death is a 69-year-old male...

Hermiston First in Area to Participate in Coronavirus Testing Project

TRACE-COVID-19, Oregon State University’s project to determine community prevalence of the novel coronavirus, will sample community members in Hermiston this weekend, July 25-26, at...

July 22: 12th, 13th COVID-Related Deaths Reported in Umatilla County

Today, Umatilla County Health reported the 12th and 13th deaths in the county from coronavirus. Umatilla County’s 12th COVID-19 death is a 74-year-old male who...

Door-to-Door COVID-19 Testing Coming to Hermiston This Weekend

A team of health experts from Oregon State University will be in Hermiston on Saturday, July 25 and Sunday, July 26 to provide free...
Softball

Columbia River Heat ASA Softball Team Holding Tryouts on July 25

The Columbia River Heat ASA softball team is holding tryouts for the 16U team on Saturday, July 25 for the 2021 season. Girls from Heppner,...

July 21: Umatilla County Health Reports 11th Death from Coronavirus

Two more people have died from COVID-19 in Umatilla County, according to health officials. Umatilla County’s 11th COVID-19 death is a 77-year-old male who tested...