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Former Councilor, Radio Station Owner Harmon Springer Dies at 89

Former Hermiston City Council member and longtime radio station owner Harmon Springer died. Springer, who owned and operated KOHU, died Nov. 19 at the age...

Hermiston Council Approves Annexation for New Subdivision

The Hermiston City Council annexed 7.4 acres into the city limits Monday night, paving the way for up to 35 new homes and an...

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...

Utility GM: Despite Recent Increases, HES Rates Among Lowest in Region

Despite a second rate hike in nine months, Hermiston Energy Service (HES) customers are still paying among the lowest electric rates in the state,...

Hermiston Energy Services Customers See 6.9 % Rate Increase

At the beginning of this month, Hermiston Energy Services (HES) implemented Phase II of the Hermiston City Council-approved adjustments to electric rates for all...

Hermiston Hires Morrow County Deputy D.A. as City Attorney

Hermiston has a new full-time city attorney – longtime Eastern Oregon resident Rich Tovey. Tovey grew up in Irrigon, graduated from Riverside High School in...

City of Hermiston Accepting Applications to Serve on Library Board

The city of Hermiston is seeking applicants to serve on the Library Board. Board members are advocates for the library within the greater Hermiston community,...

Hermiston City Council Gets Insight into City’s Retail Prospects

Finding the right real estate for the right retailor is a little like trying to match two people up – sometimes you need a...

New City & Chamber Program Aims to Help Out Local Restaurants

A partnership between the city of Hermiston and the Hermiston Chamber of Commerce aims to spur residents to dine out more often at local...

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...

City Council Considers Umatilla River Bridge Location Analysis

The Hermiston City Council on Monday will vote on whether to help fund an engineering analysis to evaluate the pros and cons of two...

City of Hermiston Doles out More Than $27,000 in Grant Money

The Hermiston Recreation Project Advisory Committee awarded $27,525 in grants to five local organizations. The grants come from the Transient Room Tax or TRT fund...

Hermiston Seeks to Determine Extent of Broadband Gaps Within City

The city of Hermiston has a broadband issue – but what exactly that issue is and the extent of it is not entirely known. Sure,...

Industrial Park Project Aims to Attract Manufacturing Jobs & More

Ground was broken Wednesday to extend paved roads, water lines, sewer pipes, and upgraded electrical power to the South Hermiston Industrial Park (SHIP). The construction...

Hermiston City Council Increases System Development Charges

The Hermiston City Council voted Monday night to increase system development charges (SDC) on new single-family homes. The current total SDC charged for a new...

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...

Council OKs Contract for New Riverfront Playground, Parking Lot

The Hermiston City Council on Monday approved a contract for the construction of a new playground and parking lot at Riverfront Park. The council awarded...

Industrial Park Project to Result in 16 New Shovel-Ready Parcels

The Hermiston City Council awarded a contract for a project that it hopes will spur more economic development in the Hermiston South Industrial Park. The...

Hermiston Pilot Program Aims to Give Financial Boost to Restaurants

Hermiston restaurants will get a shot in the arm in an effort to help them beat the pandemic blues. The shot, to be administered by...

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