Fair Contest Winners

Umatilla County Fair Announces Contest Winners

The Umatilla County Fair wrapped up a week of exhibits, entertainment and carnival rides, but there’s one last piece of business left before closing...
Ghost Hunters Investigation

A Haunting in Umatilla?

Ghost Hunters Northwest Investigate Strange Occurrences in Umatilla Home The e-mail landed in my inbox on July 22. It was short and to the point: “We...
Nick Levy's Rambouillet

Rambouillets: Built to last

Imposing-Looking Sheep Catch Fairgoers' Attention Take a stroll through the sheep barn on the Umatilla County Fairgrounds and you’ll see dozens of them eating, sleeping...
Kennison Field

Public Invited to Kennison Field Grand Opening

The public is invited to attend the grand opening of the newly-renovated Kennison Field Complex at Hermiston High School on Friday, Aug. 23. The ceremony...

'Elvis' to Appear at Chamber Fundraiser

Aloha from McNary. Elvis impersonator Scott Grote will perform during a fundraiser for the Umatilla Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center from 3 to...
Safe Routes to School

Umatilla Aims to Continue 'Safe Routes' Program

Increased Construction Costs Could Downsize Project Both the city and the local school district will likely put up funds to help a “Safe Routes to...

Police on Lookout for Hermiston Man

A father and 6-year-old son riding their bikes together is one thing, but when the bikes are motorcycles, that’s another. That was the case Tuesday...

School District Reviews Crisis Response Plans

Hermiston School District administrators met with first responders this week to review crisis response plans and conduct a “table top” exercise. The training was coordinated...
Dr. Solar

Dr. Solar Offers Fun and the Sun

There’s more to Terry Robinson than meets the eye. The performer, who goes by the name Dr. Solar, is entertaining crowds this week at...
Zaniac

Zaniac Embraces His 'Inner Dork'

The best compliment Alex Zerbe ever received came from none other than Sharon Osbourne, wife of heavy metal icon and rock and roll crazy...

Umatilla Repeals Gun Restriction Ordinance

It’s no longer illegal to carry a firearm into a bar in Umatilla – if you have the correct permits, of course. Until Monday night,...
Kennison Field

Kennison Field Rated High for Quality, Safety

Grand Opening Set for Aug. 23; Season Kicks Off Following Week What do the Dallas Cowboys and the Hermiston Bulldogs have in common? They both...

District Maintains Strong Credit Rating

Standard and Poor’s recently affirmed the Hermiston School District’s strong issuer credit rating (ICR) of AA- with a AA+ enhanced and underlying rating. ...
Umatilla Vacancies

Familiar Faces Leaving School Board, Council

Meeting Dates Changed for August to Avoid Conflicting with Fair Two Umatilla governing boards will announce vacancies at meetings this month. The Umatilla City Council...

Join the Party on National Night Out

Not only is Tuesday the start of the Umatilla County Fair, but it is also the 30th anniversary of National Night Out, a crime-and-drug-prevention...
Hermiston Brand Identity

Hermiston Unveils City's Brand Identity

Hermiston has been growing steadily for the past 10-15 years, fueled in large part by its agricultural industry. With an eye on future growth, the...
Parade Winners

Fair Announces 2013 Parade Winners

The judging for the Umatilla County Fair Parade could not have been easy, considering there were 151 registered entries, plus another 20 or so...
Fair Parade

Parading Through Town

Parade Signals Start of Umatilla County Fair Week Just after 6:30 p.m., the first entrant in the 2013 Umatilla County Fair Parade made its way...