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Hermiston Sets Sights on ‘Bigger, Better, Stronger’ Funland Playground

The ultimate cost of the next Funland Playground in Hermiston is unknown. The final design has yet to be determined. When it will be...

City of Hermiston Wins State Economic Development Award

The city of Hermiston has been awarded the Urban Renewal Project of the Year for its recruitment and development of the Holiday Inn Express...

East Theater Lane Project To Be Ahead of Schedule, Under Budget

East Theater Lane between 8th and 10th streets will get paved sooner than expected and at a lower cost to taxpayers. The Hermiston City Council...

Even With Looming BPA Hike, UEC Rates Among Lowest in Nation

Umatilla Electric Cooperative’s general manager updated the Hermiston City Council on several topics Monday night, including potential rate changes and a program to help...

Hermiston City Council OKs Low-Cost Taxi Program for Area Workers

The city of Hermiston, in collaboration with the cities of Umatilla and Stanfield, will soon begin offering low-cost taxi service to workers in the...

Hermiston Eyeing Taxing Districts to Help Spur New Infrastructure, Retail

The city of Hermiston is continuing to work to attract retail development in town and is considering forming a Local Improvement District to help...

Hermiston’s Smallest City Park Receives a Big-Time Renovation

Several years ago I was sitting in Larry Fetter’s office to get some background information on each of Hermiston’s parks for a story. It...

Hermiston’s Very First City Manager, Tom Harper, Passes Away

Tom Harper, Hermiston’s first city manager, died on Tuesday. Harper was hired in March 1961 as the city’s first city manager and served in that...

Hermiston, County Officials Break Ground on New Water Tower

The Hermiston City Council and Umatilla County Commissioners officially helped break ground on a new $4.1 million project to add stored water capacity to...

OPB Looks at Future of Depot Land

An article posted on the Oregon Public Broadcasting website takes a look at the future of the Umatilla Chemical Depot land. Here’s an excerpt: After years...

City, Police Agree on New Contract

The Hermiston City Council approved a new three-year contract between the city and the Hermiston Police Association (HPA) at Monday’s council meeting. The new contract,...

Hermiston City Council Approves Plan for Food Pod from April-October

The city of Hermiston got the approval Monday night to enter into an agreement regarding the management of the food pod on city-owned land. The...

Hermiston Council OKs $19 Million in Various Public Works Projects

The Hermiston City Council voted unanimously Monday night to approve a plan to upgrade the city’s public works system to the tune of about...

Donations Pouring In To HPD’s Annual Christmas Express Program

Local businesses and service clubs are pitching in to help make Christmas brighter this year by contributing to the Hermiston Police Department’s annual Christmas...

Hermiston City Council Approves Increase to Water, Sewer Rates

Beginning in March, Hermiston residents and businesses will be paying more for water and sewer services after the Hermiston City Council voted unanimously to...

Hermiston City Council Moves Up Plans to Pave East Theater Lane

The Hermiston City Council voted Monday night to flip the scheduling of a couple of key street improvement projects. Last summer, the city prioritized a...

Hermiston, Portland to Renew Friendly Seed-Spitting Rivalry on Aug. 3

Hermiston city officials will be traveling to Portland on Friday, Aug. 3 to take part in the annual Hermiston-Portland Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest and...

Hermiston Council Clears Way for City to Receive Street Upgrade Funding

The Hermiston City Council unanimously passed a resolution Monday night approving an intergovernmental agreement with the state transportation department that will ultimately fund up...

Legislative Committee Hears from Locals about Education Needs

The Oregon Legislature’s Joint Committee on Student Success heard testimony on Wednesday from folks in and around the Hermiston area on what the state...

Hermiston, Umatilla County Finalize Deal for EOTEC, New Housing

The Hermiston City Council and Umatilla County finalized several deals Monday night including one that transfers ownership of the Eastern Oregon Trade and Event...

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