Boardman Mayor, Councilors Sworn In

Boardman Mayor Paul E. Keefer and Councilors Brenda Profitt, Katy Norton, Paul Beagle, and Isaac Williams were sworn in during Tuesday’s Boardman City Council...
Police Crime Scene

Heppner Man Labeled ‘Person of Interest’ in Shooting Turns Himself In

The Heppner man labeled a “person of interest” in a shooting last month has turned himself into the Morrow County Sheriff’s Office. David Bowles, 43,...

Jan. 8: Umatilla County Health Reports 60th COVID-Related Death

For the second straight day, Umatilla County Health has reported another county resident - the 60th - has died from coronavirus. Umatilla County’s 60th death...

Jan. 7: Umatilla County Health Reports 59th COVID-Related Death

Umatilla County Health today reported the 59th county resident has died from coronavirus. Umatilla County’s 59th death with COVID-19 is a 56-year-old male who tested...

City of Umatilla Now Prohibits Parking Along Lewis Avenue in McNary

As part of Umatilla’s efforts to beautify the town, parking along Lewis Avenue in McNary is now prohibited. The Umatilla Public Works Department crew has...

Wyden Calls United States Capitol Riot ‘A Direct Assault on Democracy’

On Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden issued the following statement on the riot that was taking place at the U.S. Capitol: “What’s happening today in...
Sturgeon

Fishery Managers Opt to Close Bonneville Pool Sturgeon Retention

The Bonneville Pool retention sturgeon fishery (Columbia River from Bonneville Dam upstream to The Dalles Dam) will close today, Jan. 7 at 11:59 p.m. The...

Jan. 6: Umatilla County Health Reports 50 New COVID Cases

Umatilla County Health today reported 50 new cases of coronavirus - 25 fewer than Tuesday. Today's numbers bring the county's overall total to 5,720. There are...

Hermiston’s Festival of Lights Nearing Its Final Day on Display

Hermiston’s Festival of Lights will be lighting up the night for just one more day. The display, open to the public from 5 to 10...

Small Business Administration Says PPP Loans, EIDL Grants are Coming

More funding will be available for PPP loans and additional grants including the EIDL, according to the Small Business Administration (SBA). Help is on the...

ODFW Invites Artists to Compete in Annual Wildlife Art Contest

Artists in Oregon and throughout the world are invited to compete in one or all three 2022 stamp art competitions put on by the...

Jan. 5: Umatilla County Health Reports 58th COVID-19 Death

Umatilla County Health today the 58th county resident has died from COVID-19. Umatilla County’s 58th death with COVID-19 is a 94-year-old male who tested positive...

ODFW Now Managing Wolves After Delisting from Federal ESL

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Monday formally removed most gray wolves in the lower 48 from the Endangered Species List, which turns management...

Jan. 4: Umatilla County Health Reports 223 New COVID-19 Cases

Umatilla County Health today reported 223 new cases of COVID-19. Today's numbers - which include new cases reported Thursday through Sunday - bring the county's...

Boardman Council Meets Tuesday

The Boardman City Council will elect a council president and consider system development charge waivers at its Tuesday meeting. The council will also re-appoint members...

Rep. Smith Announces Committee Assignments for 2021 Session

Oregon State Rep. Greg Smith (GOP-Heppner) announced his committee assignments for the upcoming legislative session. Smith has been appointed by Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek to...
Police Response

Truck Driver Dies in I-84 Crash

A Utah truck driver died New Year’s Eve in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 84. Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers and emergency personnel responded around...

Community Health Foundation Awards Nearly $250,000 in 2020

The Good Shepherd Community Health Foundation awarded nearly $250,000 in grants and scholarships despite the challenges of a year dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Spring...

Dec. 31: Umatilla County Health Reports 57th COVID-Related Death

Umatilla County Health today reported the 57th death in the county from coronavirus. Umatilla County’s 57th death with COVID-19 is a 66-year-old male who tested...

Have a Missing Item? Umatilla Police to Purge Unclaimed Property

The Umatilla Police Department on Dec. 1 issued a 60-day property purge notice regarding unclaimed personal property being stored on the premises. The unclaimed items...