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Council Allows Service on Multiple Committees

Prior to Monday night, if a community-minded individual wanted to serve on multiple city boards or committees, he or she was out of luck. That...

Carpenter Re-Appointed to Budget Committee

The Hermiston City Council confirmed the re-appointment of Eric Carpenter to another three-year term on the city’s Budget Committee. The council unanimously confirmed Carpenter’s re-appointment...

City's Water Tower Could Get New Look

Hermiston’s water tower could get a brand new look in the coming months. The Hermiston City Council expressed interest Monday night in painting the city’s...

Council to Discuss 'Community Identity' on Monday

The Hermiston City Council will discuss its “community identity” efforts during an hour-long work session prior to Monday night’s city council meeting. In 2011, the...

Council Amends Pair of Recent Annexations

The Hermiston City Council had a light agenda Monday night. The meeting began promptly at 7 p.m. and Mayor Dave Drotzmann gaveled the meeting...

City Partners with County on Building Codes

The Hermiston City Council approved an agreement with Umatilla County Monday night which is expected to improve service for people who build outside of...

Mayor Breaks Tie in Search Firm Vote

A small piece of history was made Monday night at Hermiston City Hall. The Hermiston City Council took up a vote to hire a firm...

Council Examines Homelessness in Hermiston

Who are the homeless in Hermiston and what services are available to them? Those questions were discussed at length Monday night during the Hermiston City...

City to Vacate 100-Foot Stub Street

You may have heard of Alaska’s bridge to nowhere, but have you heard of Hermiston’s street to nowhere? Northwest Eighth Street, located off of West...

Brookshier Earns High Marks from Council, Mayor

Hermiston City Manager Ed Brookshier will enter into his final year on the job with the full support of the mayor and city council. The...

Resident Seeks to Silence Noisy Neighbor

When she first saw her new neighbor, Susan Jones thought he was cute. That all changed one morning around 3:21 a.m. when her new...

City to Extend Water Service to Experiment Station

The Hermiston City Council approved a Memorandum of Understanding with the Oregon State University Experiment Station designed to provide economic benefits to both parties...

County to Put Public Safety Levies Before Voters

Umatilla County Sheriff Terry Rowan stepped into a tough spot when he became the county’s top law officer last year. The county’s population has gone...

Water, Sewer Rates to Go Up 16% by July 2015

Beginning in January, water and sewer users in Hermiston will see their rates go up – the first of four rate increases over the...

Hermiston to Upgrade 5 Problematic Storm Drains

The city of Hermiston is working to upgrade five storm drains that tend to flood over during heavy rains. At Monday night’s city council meeting,...

Immigration Supporters Increase Pressure on Walden

For months, local supporters of immigration reform have been working to persuade Congressman Greg Walden (R-Hood River) to give his full support to the...

Council, Rotary Proclaim Sept. 21 Day of Peace

The Hermiston City Council unanimously approved a proclamation presented by the Hermiston Rotary Club Monday to recognize Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, as the International...

City to Contribute $20,000 to Airport Fencing

The Hermiston City Council voted this week to contribute $20,000 toward the installation of a security fence at the Hermiston Airport. The bulk of the...

Done! Hermiston Passes Mobile Vending Ordinance

When it comes to the saga of Hermiston’s efforts to regulate mobile food vending, the Grateful Dead may have said it best: What a...

Council to Vote on Mobile Food Vending Ordinance

After months of discussion and a series of public hearings, the Hermiston City Council will vote tonight on an ordinance regulating mobile food vendors. If...

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