Health Foundation Car Donation Program

A New Way to Junk Your Junker

We’ve all seen them forever parked next to the street curb. Maybe you have one and don’t know how to get rid of it....

Phone Scammers Impersonating OSP Officers

The Oregon State Police (OSP) is warning the public to be aware of phone scams by individuals claiming to be the state police. The OSP...

Echo Library to Host Open House Dec. 19

The Echo Public Library will host an open house from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 19. Refreshments will be available while you browse...

ODOT Suggests Alternatives to Studded Tires

With more winter weather rolling across parts of the state, many motorists are reviewing their options when it comes to different types of chains...
Hotel Occupancy Rates

Little Room at the Inn

City's Hotel Occupancy Rates Exceed State, National Averages It’s not as easy to find a hotel room in Hermiston as it used to be. The...

Grand Opening Set for Village on the Green

The Umatilla Chamber of Commerce will host the grand opening of The Village on the Green, formerly known as the Desert River Inn in...

Winter Sturgeon Season Set in Bonneville Pool

Fishery managers from Oregon and Washington adopted a split-season management structure for the Columbia River between Bonneville and The Dalles dams in 2014. The winter...

Stanfield celebrating “Holiday Fun” This Saturday

After overwhelming success with its fall festival, Stanfield is celebrating again this Saturday with “Holiday Fun.” Including activities for children, a free community dinner, hay...

Echo Seeks Items for Food Baskets

The city of Echo is collecting food, toys and cash for its Food Basket program. The public is encouraged to donate canned and packaged food....

Megaload Back on the Road

Warmer temperatures have made it possible for the first of three “megaloads” to get back on the road. The Walla Walla Union-Bulletin reported that warmer...

Area Students Graduate from EOU

Four area students recently graduated from Eastern Oregon University in La Grande. Three students from Boardman are among the recent graduates, including Manuel Aviles Cordero,...

Gonorrhea Cases on the Rise in Umatilla County

Fifteen cases of gonorrhea have been reported in the past eight weeks, according to the Umatilla County Public Health Department. Sarah Williams, public health director...

Local Organizations Receive Wildhorse Grants

The Hermiston School District and Irrigon and Umatilla Little League were among the 30 recipients of grant money from the Wildhorse Foundation. The foundation, a...
Pronghorn antelope

End of an Era: Pronghorn Relocated from Depot

Nearly 40 pronghorn antelope were captured and relocated from the Umatilla Chemical Depot (UMCD) to Malheur County on Tuesday. Pronghorn were long-time residents of the...

Umatilla County Ranked 4th in State for Job Seekers

Umatilla County is one of the best places in the state of Oregon to live if you’re a job seeker. That’s according to Nerd Wallet,...

Missing Teen Located in Mexico

A 14-year-old Kennewick girl who was missing since Dec. 4 has been located in Mexico. The Tri-City Herald reported on Wednesday that Elizabeth Romero was...

School District Reflects Back on Tragedies

With renewed national media coverage and the recent release of 911 recordings from the Newtown, Conn., school shooting, the Hermiston School District reflects back...

City's First Car Salewoman Dies at 74

The first female car salesperson in Hermiston passed away Saturday in Hermiston. Joann Murray died Saturday at the age of 74. Murray moved to Hermiston...

Nominations Sought for Distinguished Citizens

The Hermiston Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for the Distinguished Citizens Awards Banquet. The event will be held at the Hermiston Conference Center on...

ODFW Releases 2014 Winter Steelhead Guide

With the first winter steelhead of the season arriving at some coastal rivers, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife today released its 2014...