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HECC Launches Historic Investment in Financial Aid for Tribal Students

The Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC) announced that applications are now being accepted for the Oregon Tribal Student Grant for 2022-23. The new state financial aid program...

Spring Chinook Fishing to Open on Umatilla River on April 16

Spring Chinook fishing will open under normal permanent regulations on the Umatilla River this year for the first time since 2018. Due to poor returns,...

CTUIR, Amazon Web Services Open AWS Think Big Space

The Confederated Tribes of Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR), Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), community leaders, and government officials, recently celebrated the grand opening of...

Wildhorse Resort Becomes New Destination on the ‘Road to the LGPA’

Wildhorse Resort & Casino announced on Tuesday that it will host an Epson Tour event at Wildhorse Golf Course, Sept. 2-4, 2022. Known as the...

Area High School Seniors Encouraged to Apply for AWS STEM Scholarships

Amazon Web Services recently announced the opening of the 2022 applications for the AWS InCommunities Scholarship Program, which offers grants to high school seniors in designated...

Area High School Seniors Encouraged to Apply for AWS STEM Scholarships

Amazon Web Services recently announced the opening of the 2022 applications for the AWS InCommunities Scholarship Program, which offers grants to high school seniors in designated...

Tribes to Get More than $2.7 Million to Help Them Deal...

U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley today announced that the the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation and the Confederated Tribes of...

Senate Confirms Chuck Sams as National Parks Service Director

The United States Senate unanimously approved the nomination of Chuck Sams as National Park Service Director after U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., went to the Senate floor...

Sen. Wyden Praises Chuck Sams Ahead of Confirmation Hearing

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) spoke today on the Senate floor on behalf of Chuck Sams, nominated to run the National Park Service. Sams is...

ODOT to Issue Permits to Chain Up Commercial Trucks in E....

The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) will issue permits for individuals interested in chaining up commercial vehicles during the winter months along specific sections...

Governor’s Luncheon Canceled for 2021 Pendleton Round-Up

The Eastern Oregon Women’s Coalition has canceled the Governor’s Luncheon at the 2021 Pendleton Round-Up. The annual event was originally planned for Friday, Sept....

Former CTUIR Director to Be Nominated to Direct National Parks

President Joe Biden announced plans to nominate Oregon tribal leader Charles “Chuck” Sams III to direct the National Park Service. Sams is the former director...

Community Partners Line Up to Support Transportation Project

Multiple local partners have written letters of support for the Gettman Road/Railway Alternative Transportation Enhancement (GRATE) Project, which would create an alternative route for...

ODFW Closing Part of McKay Creek to Steelhead Fishing April 1-June...

The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) is conducting a study that involves releasing radio-tagged steelhead into McKay Creek, above the McKay...

Amazon Web Services Offering Scholarships to Area High Schoolers

Amazon Web Services (AWS) InCommunities has announced a new community-based scholarship program for qualifying high school seniors in several states, including Oregon – specifically...

Umatilla Tribe to Receive $1.38 million as Part of Recovery Act...

Oregon’s U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley said today that nine Oregon tribes will receive more than $10.5 million in affordable housing grants...

Kayak Public Transit Partnering to Bring Service to Boardman, Port

Kayak Public Transit and The LOOP have partnered with Umatilla and Morrow counties to begin extending services to the city of Boardman and the...

Pneumonia Outbreak Crosses I-84, Spreads to 2nd Bighorn Sheep Herd

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) and the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) have determined that the same strain...

Apply Now to Obtain I-84 Chain-Up Helper Permits for Eastern Oregon

The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) will issue permits for individuals interested in chaining up commercial vehicles during the winter months along specific sections...

COVID-19 Task Force Aims to Guide County’s Health, Economic Recovery

A task force began work this week to help guide the county’s health, economic, and educational recovery from COVID-19. The Umatilla County COVID-19 Response and...

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