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Hermiston City Manager to Continue in Role for Another 2 Years

Hermiston City Manager Byron Smith will continue in his role for another two years. Earlier this week the Hermiston City Council approved an amendment to...

Hermiston Receives Grant to Fortify Safety Center from Seismic Activity

The chances of an earthquake happening in Hermiston are pretty low, but if the big one does strike in the future, the Bob Shannon...

Hermiston Cinco de Mayo’s Return to Festival Street a Hit with...

Hermiston’s Cinco de Mayo returned to Festival Street on Sunday for its annual celebration and the location proved to be a hit with the...

Urban Renewal Area Creates Funding for Residential Development

The Hermiston City Council voted at its regular meeting Monday to approve the formation of the Southwest Hermiston Urban Renewal Area (SHURA), setting the...

Hermiston Council Tours New City Hall; Opening Date Set for October

In December 2019, Hermiston’s ugly duckling of a city hall was closed for good following a furnace fire in the 54-year-old former bank building....

Council Gives Smith OK to Move Forward on New City Hall...

Bids to construct a new Hermiston City Hall are expected to go out this summer with a contract awarded in the fall, said Hermiston...

City of Hermiston Employees to Forgo Annual Cost-of-Living Increases

The Hermiston Budget Committee approved the proposed 2020-2021 budgets for both the city and Hermiston Urban Renewal Agency on Thursday, sending them to the...

Hermiston Council Meeting at EOTEC To Have Live video, Call-In Options

The Hermiston City Council will hold its regular April meeting and work session at the Eastern Oregon Trade and Event Center on Monday, April...

Hermiston City Hall Closed Until Jan. 6 Following Tuesday’s Furnace Fire

Hermiston City Hall will be closed to the public until Jan. 6 while smoke damage from the Tuesday’s fire is cleaned up. The fire started in...

Crowd Gathers for Senior Center Groundbreaking

After stepping down from the Hermiston City Council in 2014, Frank Harkenrider has stayed pretty much out of the public eye. But on Wednesday,...

City, School District Partner to Keep Events in Town

The city of Hermiston took steps Monday night to ensure that longtime events held in Hermiston continue to be held here until Eastern Oregon...

Hermiston Sells Property to Ranch and Home

The Hermiston City Council took action Monday night that helps clear the way for a new Ranch and Home in Hermiston while adding a...

City Paves Way for New Multi-Use Trail

The Hermiston City Council paved the way Monday night for a new trail that will connect S.W. 11th Street to Riverfront Park along the...

Hermiston to Install Stop Signs on NW Fifth St.

Motorists driving on N.W. Fifth Street in Hermiston will soon have to come to a stop when they approach W. Madrona Avenue. The intersection is...

Council OKs Franchise Agreement for Fatbeam

The Hermiston City Council approved a franchise agreement for a new telecom company in the area on Monday. The council voted unanimously to approve Fatbeam’s...

Hermiston Council Extends City Manager’s Contract

The Hermiston City Council extended City Manager Byron Smith's contract for an additional year and gave him a raise, as well. On Monday, the council...

Hermiston Council Adopts Legislative Priorities

The Hermiston City Council spent their work session Monday night prioritizing legislative proposals for the next session of the Oregon Legislature. The council took about...

Officials Celebrate Opening of EOTEC

On the outskirts of the desert town of Hermiston sits a $16 million facility that will serve as home to the Umatilla County Fair,...

Hermiston Council OKs New City Brand

With the support from the Hermiston community, the Hermiston City Council voted this week to adopt a new brand for the city. The Hermiston Branding...

City, County to Back EOTEC Loans

The Hermiston City Council approved a resolution this week authorizing the Eastern Oregon Trade & Event Center Board to enter into financial agreements to...

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