Altrusa Now Accepting Scholarship Applications

Altrusa is now accepting applications for the fall/winter term for the Linda Gilleese Memorial Educational Scholarship. Each year in the fall and spring, Altrusa International...
Bald Eagles

Eagles Spotted Along Columbia Gorge

I was heading west along the Columbia Gorge last fall when I came across these two beautiful bald eagles perched on a branch of...

Altrusa Auction Set for Oct. 5 at Conference Center

The 34th Annual Altrusa Auction will be held on Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Hermiston Conference Center, 415 S. Highway 395. The doors and silent...
Big River Golf Course

Big River Golf Course to Hold Match Play Tourney

The Big River Golf Course in Umatilla will hold its Match Play Open Aug. 31-Sept. 2 with $4,000 in added prize money. The deadline to...

New Wednesday School Schedule Takes Effect

The Hermiston School District will open its doors for the 2013-14 school year on Monday, Aug. 26. One of the changes to the school...
HAC-8-19-13

HAC Remains Hopeful Immigration Reform Will Pass

While the immigration reform bill passed by the U.S. Senate in June appears to be stalled in the House of Representatives, members of the...
Boy Helps OPS

Boy Helps OSP Save Father's Life

The Oregon State Police (OSP) is crediting the help of a 5-year old Spokane, Wash., boy for possibly saving the life of his 46-year...

Boardman Senior Center to Serve Breakfast Sept. 7

The Boardman Senior Center will serve breakfast on Saturday, Sept. 7 from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. The cost is $5 per person.

Boardman Chamber Luncheon Set for Wednesday

The Boardman Chamber of Commerce will welcome new teachers and administrators at its next luncheon on Wednesday, Aug. 21. Jack Matlock and John Turner...

Golf Tourney to Benefit Riverside Football

Register your team today to take part in the Riverside High School Pirate Pride Golf Tournament on Sept. 7 at the Willow Run Golf...
Desert Arts Council Season Preview

Ed Asner as FDR to kick off Desert Arts Season

Ed Asner will bring his one-man play focusing on the life of Franklin Roosevelt to Hermiston as the Desert Arts Council gets ready for...
New Principals

New Principals Ready for New School Year

The 2013-14 school year is just around the corner, and for three local educators, the first day of school will be one of change. The...

18 OSP Recruits Graduate from Basic Training

Eighteen Oregon State Police (OSP) recruit troopers, along with 11 recruit officers from other law enforcement agencies, graduated Friday, Aug. 16 from the Department...

Umatilla Board Postpones Action on Drug Testing

School Board to Wait Until it Fills Vacant Seats The Umatilla School Board has opted to postpone discussions on random student drug-testing – but not...
Columbia River Power Marathon

Register Now for Columbia River Power Marathon

One day a year, McNary Dam opens to the public to allow hundreds of people to run across it during the annual Columbia River...

Postcard Returns Home – 60 Years Later

This is the story of a humble postcard’s journey from Hermiston to The Dalles to Coeur d’Alene to Florida – and likely many parts...
Melon-Smashers

An Evening With the Hermiston Melon Smashers

Roller Derby Team Also Smashes Stereotypes I had a distinctly uneasy feeling Wednesday evening as I pulled into the parking lot of a Hermiston establishment....
Grimm Den

Inside Hermiston's Underground Music Scene

The Grimm Den Promotes Up-and-Coming Bands Tucked away on the outskirts of Hermiston sits an unassuming old building that most people don’t even know exists...
Fred Ziari

Investment in Ag Centers Said to be 'Game Changer'

Every year another 130 million people are born around the world, while 30 million of us die annually. That leaves a net gain of...
Muttin Bustin winners

Fair Announces Muttin Bustin Winners

At the end of the fifth and final day at the Umatilla County Fair, Frank Rendon of Wool Busters awarded a Montana Silver Belt...