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High School Senior Sets Sights on Job of Hermiston Mayor

What were you doing during your senior year in high school? Maybe prepping for your SATs or looking at job prospects. Or maybe you...

Hermiston Voters May Get Third Shot at Approving Pot Sales in...

The Hermiston City Council will decide on whether to allow city residents another chance to legalize sales of marijuana inside city limits following a...

Applications Open for 2024 Hermiston Civic Leadership Academy

The city of Hermiston is now accepting applications to join the 2024 Hermiston Civic Leadership Academy, a chance for residents to grow their leadership...

Council Gives Hermiston Residents an Extra 10 Days to Pay City...

Hermiston residents will have extra 10 days to pay their sewer, water and garbage bills after the Hermiston City Council passed an ordinance on...

Contract Awarded for New Redesign of 2nd Street-Hwy. 395 Intersection

The Hermiston Urban Renewal Agency on Monday awarded a contract to reconstruct the S.E. Second Street-S. Highway 395 intersection. Odyssey Contracting was awarded the contract...

Hermiston Council OKs Bond Purchase to Finish City Projects

The Hermiston City Council and its Urban Renewal Agency voted Monday night to authorize the purchase of $20 million in bonds to pay for...

Survey on Hermiston Website Seeks Public’s Opinion on Cannabis Sales

The city of Hermiston is seeking input from citizens on the possibility of legalizing the sale of cannabis in Hermiston. The city has a survey...

Council Agrees to Institute Business Licenses, Disagrees on Cost

The Hermiston City Council voted to institute a business license requirement Monday night but tabled discussion on how much businesses would have to pay. The...

Primmer is Third City Councilor to Enter Race for Hermiston Mayor

When Hermiston residents vote to choose a new mayor this year, they will have a growing field of candidates from which to choose. Hermiston City...

Council Approves Service Territory Transfer Between HES & UEC

The Hermiston City Council on Monday approved a territory allocation agreement between Hermiston Energy Services (HES) and Umatilla Electric Cooperative (UEC). The agreement supercedes an...

Hermiston Council OKs Steps to Add Three Officers, Balance Budget

The Hermiston City Council approved three measures on Monday to add funding for three additional police officers and balance the 2023-24 budget. At Monday's meeting,...

Hermiston Continues to Add Housing as Population Exceeds 20,000

The city of Hermiston approved dozens of new housing permits in 2023 while seeing its population exceed 20,000. According to a 2024 Growth & Development...

Municipal Court Will Handle Most Serious Misdemeanors Once More

For the first time in nearly a decade, A misdemeanor cases will be prosecuted in Hermiston Municipal Court. The Hermiston City Council voted unanimously on...

City Council Approves Purchase of 44 Acres of Developable SHIP Property

The Hermiston City Council agreed Monday night to approve the purchase of 44 acres at the South Hermiston Industrial Park (SHIP). The intent of the...

Town Hall Gives Public Chance to Offer Input on Hermiston’s...

For the past six months, the Hermiston City Council has been going over each departmental budget to find a way to close a $902,000...

Budget Town Hall, Survey Offers Opportunity for Public Engagement

The city of Hermiston will host a Town Hall meeting today, Nov. 27 to share information about options to amend the city budget in...

Early Mayoral Candidates Offer Unique Backstory for Hermiston

In Hermiston's 117-year history, the office of mayor has been occupied by a very specific demographic - white men. That could change when voters choose...

Hermiston to Give Citizens Input on How to Close Budget Gap

The citizens of Hermiston will have their say on the city’s budget during a town hall meeting on Nov. 27. During a work session Monday...

City Councilors Peterson, Linton Running for Mayor of Hermiston

Hermiston will elect a new mayor in next year, but who that will be remains to be seen. As of this morning, two candidates have...

Council Makes Amendments to Homeless Camping Ordinance

The Hermiston City Council made some clarifications to an ordinance passed last month addressing homeless camps within the city limits. The clarifications deal primarily with...

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