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New City Hall to Open on Oct. 5

The city of Hermiston will open its newly-constructed city hall in October, moving its customer service desk, municipal court, and other departments into the...

Broadband Survey Shows Many in Hermiston Want Better Service

The Hermiston City Council took a deep dive Monday into the results of a community survey that sought to assess the needs of broadband...

Umatilla County, Hermiston, Umatilla Team Up to Tackle Homelessness

The issue of homelessness was the topic of a joint work session Monday night between the Hermiston City Council, Umatilla City Council, and the...

Council Votes Against Renewing EOTEC’s Management Contract

The Hermiston City Council voted unanimously Monday night to end the city’s association with VenuWorks, the management company that operates the Eastern Oregon Trade...

Hermiston Launches New Survey Tool to Better Understand Local Concerns

The city of Hermiston has launched a new public survey tool to better understand local priorities and concerns on a wide range of city...

City to Appoint Oversight Committee to Implement Hermiston 2040

The city of Hermiston is moving ahead with its Hermiston 2040 project, the blueprint for the city’s future. At Monday’s Hermiston City Council meeting, there...

Council Tables Final Assessment of Local Improvement District

The Hermiston City Council tabled plans Monday night to approve the final assessment of a Local Improvement District (LID) at the South Hermiston Industrial...

Community Members to Take Part in ‘Hermiston Read-a-Thon’ on March 5

The Friends of the Hermiston Public Library and Altrusa International of Hermiston are promoting literacy and a love of reading with a “Read Across...

Council Members Tour New City Hall Ahead of Expected Fall Opening

Nearly a year after the old Hermiston City Hall was demolished, it’s $8.6 million replacement is on schedule to open this fall. On Monday night,...

Hermiston to Get Small Chunk of National Opioid Settlement

There is good news and bad news for cities and counties grappling with the opioid epidemic. A settlement has been reached in class action...

City of Hermiston Hires Brandon Artz as Parks & Rec Director

The city of Hermiston has hired Brandon Artz as the director of the Hermiston Parks & Recreation Department. Artz has been the department’s recreation supervisor...

HSD Wins Appeal of 2 of Planning Commission’s Permit Conditions

The Hermiston School District successfully appealed two conditions of the Hermiston Planning Commission's permit for an expansion to the Hermiston High School. The Hermiston City...

Hermiston Council Gives OK to Continue Broadband Assessment

If Hermiston hopes to continue to grow and attract new businesses, it is going to have to invest in digital infrastructure. That was the...

Hermiston City Council OKs Funding for New Umatilla Bridge Study

The Hermiston City Council on Monday voted to invest $50,000 on a study to determine the best location for new bridge over the Umatilla...

Hermiston to Cut Youth Recreation Fees by 50 Percent During Summer

Youth recreation fees in Hermiston will be reduced by 50 percent during the summer following a vote Monday night by the Hermiston City Council. Early...

New Hermiston City Hall Project Going ‘Right on Schedule’

The new Hermiston City Hall is “right on schedule,” according to the project superintendent. The $9.6 million project is more than building a new city...

Council Postpones Awarding City Hall Contract Until Next Meeting

The city of Hermiston will have to wait at least two more weeks before awarding the contract for a new city hall. Bids for the...

Hermiston City Council Gets Preview of Wayfinding System Design

The Hermiston City Council got an in-depth look at plans for a wayfinding system during a work session Monday night. Glen Swantak of Merje Design...

Hermiston City Council Receives Preview of New City Hall Design

The current design plans for the new Hermiston City Hall received positive reviews Monday night from the Hermiston City Council. City Manager Byron Smith presented...

Cost of Hermiston Library Basement Remodel Increases by 7 Percent

The price tag for the new Hermiston City Hall got 7 percent bigger after the Hermiston City Council authorized the issuance of bonds Monday...

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