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...

Head Start Offers Parenting Classes

The Umatilla-Morrow County Head Start is offering a variety of parenting education classes and workshops. Classes are offered on child development, finances and budgeting, nutrition...

Health Care Topic of Chamber Luncheon

Health care will be the topic of the day at the Hermiston Chamber of Commerce’s Business To Business Luncheon on Tuesday, Aug. 27. The event...

Friends, Family Seek Donations for Cancer Patient

Family and friends of a Hermiston woman battling cancer are asking the community for donations to help with her medical costs. Stefanie Reinhart, daughter of...

Tour of Knowledge to Visit CTUIR Nursery

The Tour Of Knowledge is offering a free tour of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation's Tribal Native Plant Nursery on Saturday,...
J.R. Cook

Hermiston Gives Financial Backing to Water Group

A new organization aimed at advocating at the state level for local water users gained a key member this week when the city of...

Police Arrest Man Who Fled on Motorcycle

One week after fleeing police on motorcycle, a Hermiston man was arrested Tuesday morning after he was spotted in a local restaurant. Gregory A. White,...
Mobile Food Vendor Draft Ordinance

Council Receives Draft Ordinance on Food Vendors

Hermiston moved one step closer Monday night to regulating mobile food vendors within the city. The Hermiston City Council’s subcommittee on mobile food vending presented...
Dispatch consolidation

Hermiston to Join County Dispatch System in 2014

If everything goes according to plan, Hermiston will be part of a county-wide emergency dispatch system by July 2014. The Hermiston City Council voted Monday...

Umatilla Council Seeks Applicants for Vacant Seat

Applications are open for anyone interested in serving on the Umatilla City Council. At its most recent meeting, the council declared a vacancy in position...