M.C. Fairgrounds to Host 2-Day Roping Clinic on Oct. 23-24

Morrow County Fair Grounds in Heppner is hosting a two-day ranch roping clinic this weekend, Oct. 23-24 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The clinic,...

Sen. Wyden Praises Chuck Sams Ahead of Confirmation Hearing

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) spoke today on the Senate floor on behalf of Chuck Sams, nominated to run the National Park Service. Sams is...

Oct. 19: Umatilla County Health Reports 145th COVID-19 Death

Umatilla County Health today reported the 145th county resident has died from COVID-19. Umatilla County’s 145th death with COVID-19 is a 61-year-old female who tested...

U.C. Fire District #1 Offers Fire Safety Tips for Halloween Night

With Halloween less than two weeks away, the Umatilla County Fire District #1 has some fire safety tips to keep the night safe for...

ODOT’s Region 5 I-84 Snow Zone Project Up for People’s Choice Award

The Oregon Department of Transportation's (ODOT) eastern Oregon team has made some significant safety improvements along Interstate 84 in the past 18 months, and those efforts...

Pendleton DMV Will Be Closed Next Week for 2 Days for Repairs

The Pendleton Department of Motor Vehicles office will be closed Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 25-26, for repairs. The office will reopen at 10 a.m. Wednesday,...

Oct. 18: Umatilla County Health Reports 45 New COVID-19 Cases

Umatilla County Health today reported 45 new COVID-19 cases - up 20 from Friday's total. Today's new cases - which include new cases reported Friday...

Lions Hand Bulldogs 42-0 Loss

The Hermiston Bulldogs struggled on both sides of the ball Friday night in a 42-0 road loss to the Kennewick Lions. All but one of...

Oct. 15: Umatilla County Health Reports 3 More COVID-19 Deaths

Umatilla County Health today reported three more residents have died from COVID-19 - the 142nd, 143rd and 144th deaths in the county due to...

U.C. Fair Seeks Board Applicants

The Umatilla County Board of Commissioners is seeking applicants for appointment to fill a current vacancy and an upcoming vacancy on the Umatilla County...

Good Shepherd Announces COVID Vaccines Available at Its Clinics

Good Shepherd Health Care System (GSHCS) is offering free COVID vaccines within its various clinics. While GSHCS is no longer be holding weekly mass vaccine events,...

Oct. 14: Umatilla County Health Reports 141st Death Due to COVID-19

Umatilla County Health today reported another county resident has died from COVID-19 - the 141st death in the county due to the virus. Umatilla County’s...

HPD Arrest Log

The following are recent arrests made by the Hermiston Police Department: Oct. 11: Nicolas Lucas Rhorer, 35, was arrested on the 500 block of S.W. 13th...

Hermiston, Helix Have Umatilla County’s Highest Vaccination Rates

Hermiston and Helix have the highest COVID-19 vaccination rates in the county, according to the Umatilla County Health Department. As of Oct. 7, both Hermiston...

Skyrocketing Crude Oil Prices Behind Recent Rise in Gas Prices

The national average is at its highest price since October 2014. The Oregon average is a little lower than its year-to-date high of $3.80...

Oct. 13: Umatilla County Health Reports 1 New COVID-19 Death

Umatilla County Health today reported another county resident has died from COVID-19 - the 140th death in the county due to the virus. Umatilla County’s...
Onion Field

Department of Agriculture Lists Oregon’s Top 20 Commodities

Oregon’s greenhouse and nursery industry experienced a COVID-19 boon with value of production topping one billion dollars for a second year in a row,...

C2 Cattle Ranch Late Archery Hunt Drawing Now Open

The C2 Cattle Company will conduct an Oct. 20 drawing to allow five archery hunters to hunt the Rogue unit late archery deer season...

Oct. 12: Umatilla County Health Reports 3 More COVID-19 Deaths

Umatilla County Health today reported three more deaths due to COVID-19 - the 137th, 138th and 139th deaths in the county. Umatilla County’s 137th death...
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Hermiston Chamber of Commerce to Host Open House at New Location

The Hermiston Chamber of Commerce invites the public to join them in celebrating their new location during an open house on Friday, Oct. 15...