Hunt Reports Due by Jan. 15

If you purchased a 2013 hunting tag in the state of Oregon, you need to report your results by Jan. 31 or face a...

High Winds Forecast for Weekend

If you have any hatches, you might want to batten them down. High winds with gusts up to 70 mph are forecast for the...

Trespassing Case Leads to Drug & Weapon Charges

A simple case of trespassing helped a Hermiston police officer arrest a Hermiston woman on drug and weapon charges. On the night of Dec. 28,...

Hermiston Industrial Site Could Get Priority Funding

The Hermiston City Council will vote on whether to nominate the Cook Industrial Site for special designation that could make it eligible for state...

Tamástslikt to Display Young Artists' Work

Young artists from around the region will have their artwork on display at Tamástslikt Cultural Institute Jan. 16-Feb. 22. The artwork is part of the...
Murder Investigation

2013 Crime Numbers Down From 10-Year Average

According to year-end statistics, total crime in Hermiston during 2013 was up 3 percent from a year ago, but down 6 percent from the...

Fair Board to Meet on Jan. 23

The Umatilla County Fair Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 23 at the Stafford Hansell Government Center. The public is encouraged to...

Megaload Will Need to Be Retrofitted

The transport company contracted to haul three megaloads from the Port of Umatilla to the tar sands oil project in Alberta, Canada has run...

Pendleton Man's Estate Fined $19,200 by DEQ

The estate of a Pendleton businessman who died in 2011 has been issued a fine of $19,200 for failing to clean up hazardous waste...

Red Cross Seeks Donors Due to Blood Shortage

As severe winter weather begins to subside, the American Red Cross is asking all eligible blood and platelet donors to help offset a weather-related...
Dancing with Stars Rehearsal

Stars Prep for Big Night on Dance Floor

Dancers Raising Money for Charity in Desert Arts Event Bruises, sore muscles and hours of work will pay out for one of Hermiston’s “stars” this...
School Board Recognition Month

Hermiston School District to Honor Board Members

They volunteer their time while helping our student succeed, yet their work goes largely unnoticed. That will change this month as the Hermiston School...

More People Moving to Oregon

Former Oregon Gov. Tom McCall once encouraged people to visit Oregon, but added, “For heaven’s sake, don’t move here to live.” That advice is now...

Icy Roads Force School Delays, Heavy Winds Coming

Icy road conditions caused school delays in much of Eastern Oregon this morning. The Hermiston, Umatilla and Stanfield school districts were on a two-hour delay...

Megaload Halted – But Not by Protesters

Paperwork is succeeding in doing what protesters could not – stopping the so-called ‘megaloads.” According to Boise Weekly, the first 900,000-pound megaload is parked along...

Judge Orders Prison Term for Sex Offender

A Umatilla County judge sentenced a man to more than 12 years in prison for molesting two girls in Eastern Oregon. Russell Haney, 47, of...

Chang to Appear in Umatilla County Court Today

The man accused of stabbing a woman to death is scheduled to appear in court today. Lukah Chang, a Marine Corps deserter is expected to...

Boardman Chamber Seeks Volunteers

The annual Sportsmen Show will take place at the TRAC in Pasco, Wash., Jan. 17-19. The Boardman Chamber of Commerce will have a booth at...
Tillamook Cheese expansion

Tillamook Plant Expansion Nears Completion

Construction on the Tillamook cheese plant expansion in Boardman is about 90 percent complete and is expected to be fully operational by February. The Tillamook...