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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...

Hermiston Council OKs Annexation for Residential Development

The Hermiston City Council approved a request Monday night to annex approximately 40 acres of land to allow for the development of single-family homes...

Amazon Tax Break Designed to Bring ‘Historic’ Development to Hermiston

The Hermiston City Council passed a resolution Monday night that one councilor said would do nothing less than change the face of Hermiston and...

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 Votes to Support School District Bond Measure

The city of Hermiston is officially supporting the Hermiston School District as it seeks voter approval for a school bond to address enrollment growth...

Hermiston City Council to Give City Manager Performance Review Tonight

The Hermiston City Council will meet in executive session this evening to give a review of City Manager Byron Smith's job performance. Smith has served...

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...

Tom Harper: ‘He Had a Vision and Pointed Us In the...

When Tom Harper and his family arrived in Hermiston in the early 1960s, the town had a population of about 2,500 and was mostly...

City Looking for Ways to Maximize EOTEC’s Rentals, Revenue

The Hermiston City Council continued its efforts to finalize a strategic plan for the Eastern Oregon Trade & Event Center (EOTEC) during a work...

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...

Hermiston to Break Ground on New Water Tower on E. Punkin...

The Hermiston City Council and Umatilla County Commissioners will come together at noon on April 17 to celebrate the start of work on a...

Hermiston to Break Ground on New Water Tower on E. Punkin...

The Hermiston City Council and Umatilla County Commissioners will come together at noon on April 17 to celebrate the start of work on a...

Council Action Clears Way for Chamber to Build New Home

The Hermiston Chamber of Commerce will have a new building and event center after the Hermiston City Council approved a zoning change request at...

Council OKs 3 for Committee Seats

The Hermiston City Council approved two appointments to the Hermiston Planning Commission and one to the Faith-Based Advisory Committee. On Monday, the council approved the...

Hermiston City Council Approves Request to Annex 71 Acres

The Hermiston City Council voted Monday night to annex approximately 71 acres that clears the way for the possible construction of new elementary school...

New Water System Project Aims to Attract Housing Developers

If a community want to attract a larger workforce, it needs to have adequate housing. To get adequate housing, a community needs an adequate...

Hermiston City Council to Consider $3.3 Million Water System Contract

The Hermiston City Council will consider a $3.3 million construction contract Monday night which will carry out a partnership with Umatilla County aimed at...

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,...

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