Hermiston Parks Department to Hold Skatepark Ribbon Cutting on May 11

The Hermiston Parks and Recreation Department will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Hermiston Skatepark on Saturday, May 11. The ceremony gets under way at...

Good Shepherd, County Health to Offer Narcan Training on May 9

Good Shepherd Health Care System and Umatilla County Public Health will present a free community Narcan training event on Thursday, May 9. The training goes...

CTUIR Commemorates MMIWP Week for Those Missing or Murdered

The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation’s (CTUIR) Family Violence Services and Yellowhawk Tribal Health Center held events on Monday, May 6 as...

HPD Arrest Log

The following are recent arrests made by the Hermiston Police Department: May 3: Marcus Thomas Rhorer, 43, was arrested on the 100 block of W....

Fish & Wildlife Asking for Public Assistance in Poaching Case

The Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife Division is asking for the public’s help to identify the persons responsible for the unlawful take of elk...

Umatilla County Commissioner Candidate Alan Heel Lands in Jail

The Umatilla County Sheriff's Office has arrested county commissioner candidate Alan Murl Heel. And the county has filed a court action seeking to declare...

A Closer Look at the 4 Candidates Running for Senate District 29 Seat

By Alex Baumhardt/Oregon Capital Chronicle For the first time in more than a decade, the expansive eastern Oregon state Senate district held by Republican Sen....

ODOT Plans Open House to Discuss Highway Projects in Pendleton

The Oregon Department of Transportation will hold an open house today to provide updates on work on Highway 395 and OR 11. Those attending will...

Cornerstone Baptist Church to Hold Spring Artisan Market May 3-4

Cornerstone Baptist Church, 193 E. Main St. in Hermiston, will host the Spring Artisan Market fundraising event this Friday and Saturday, May 3-4. The event...

Hermiston Community Foundation Accepting Grant Applications

The Greater Hermiston Community Foundation is seeking applications for its 2024 grant cycle, which will run from May 1 to May 31. Local organizations serving...

County Commissioners Dispense Funds from Livestock Auction

The Umatilla County Fair youth livestock auction created a helpful cash bonus. August’s livestock auction at the county fair took in $40,231.91 in commission from...

Give Wildlife a Chance: Leave Young Animals Where You Found Them

Finding a young wild animal alone does not mean it needs to be rescued. In fact, the best course of action is to leave...

Boardman Council to Hold Supplemental Budget Hearing

The Boardman City Council will hold a hearing on its 2023-24 supplemental budget at its May 7 meeting. The council will also hear presentations from...
Prison

Hermiston Highway Shooter Dies at Oregon State Penitentiary

A Hermiston man serving life sentences at the Oregon State Penitentiary in Salem for shootings during the late 1980s has died. The Oregon Department of...
Concert Stage

80 Proof Ale to Play Live This Weekend at Wildhorse Sports Bar

80 Proof Ale will perform live on Friday and Saturday night at the Wildhorse Sports Bar in Pendleton. The country band will take the stage at...

Tuition to Rise Again at Oregon’s Seven Public Universities

By Alex Baumhardt/Oregon Capital Chronicle Incoming freshmen at Oregon’s public universities will pay record tuition for the upcoming school year, with all seven of the...

Umatilla Electric Headquarter’s Renovation in Full Swing

Umatilla Electric Cooperative’s renovation of its headquarters on Elm Avenue in Hermiston is well under way. Chervenell Construction is leading the renovation project for UEC....

ODFW to Host Youth Fishing Events Around the Gorge During May

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will host several youth fishing events the first three Saturdays in May around the Columbia River Gorge. ODFW...

Demand for Electricity in Northwest Projected to Grow by 30 Percent

By Alex Baumhardt/Oregon Capital Chronicle Electricity demand in the Northwest is expected to grow more than 30% in the next decade, or about 5% more...

Umatilla County Gets Pushback on Plan to Restrict Fowl, Small Animals

People living on small or hobby farms in Umatilla County may need to get their chickens in a row. The Umatilla County Planning Commission is...