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Donations to Christmas Express Food Drive Down 80% From Normal

The annual canned food drive to support the Hermiston Police Department’s Christmas Express needs some additional community support. The current collection is about 20 percent...

Hermiston Energy Services, City Council Eye Rate Hike During 2021

Hermiston Energy Services (HES) customers will see a rate hike next year – the only questions are when and by how much. HES Superintendent Nate...

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...

Newly Paved Theater Lane Opens Up Housing Development Opportunities

East Theater Lane will soon re-open as a fully paved road, the latest project in the Capital Improvement Plan that will unlock housing development...

Homelessness in Hermiston: Group Tells Council, ‘We Can Do Better’

The Hermiston City Council offered cautious support Monday night for plans to develop a homeless shelter in Hermiston. Board members for Stepping Stones, a local...

Hermiston Council Urges Public to Take Coronavirus More Seriously

The Hermiston City Council held a public meeting Monday night without a single member of the public in attendance – yet another sign of...

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, Portland to Renew Cross-State Rivalry on Friday

The grand title of “Watermelon Seed Whisperer” is on the line as officials from the city of Portland and city of Hermiston square off...

Ag Leaders Seek Service District to Secure Additional Funding

The Oregon State University Extension Service will ask local taxpayers to become part of its ongoing funding source by creating a service district 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,...

Council Votes to Take Over Conference Center

The Hermiston City Council voted to have the city take over management of the Hermiston Conference Center Tuesday night in front of a packed...

Hermiston Celebrates MLK, Diversity

A hearty crowd did not let frigid temperatures and icy streets and sidewalks keep them from celebrating the legacy of America’s most influential civil...

Winter Festival Kicks Off Tonight in Hermiston

The city of Hermiston will kick off its Winter Festival this evening with a tree lighting ceremony, a visit from Santa and more. The fun...

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...

Simple Message: They Love Their City

When Hermiston Mayor Dave Drotzmann came across a large group of people doing public service while wearing bright red shirts that had “I Love...

Free Bus Service Coming to Hermiston Jan. 2

Come Jan. 2, Hermiston residents will have a new way to get from Point A to Point B when the city begins its bus...

Mayor Honors Pair of Hermiston Girl Scouts

Hermiston Mayor Dave Drotzmann signed a proclamation Monday night honoring the work of two longtime Hermiston Girl Scouts. Sisters Sofia Gispert Tello and Andrea Gispert...

Council OKs Contract for Dispatch Services

The Hermiston City Council voted to approve a new contract with Umatilla County for emergency dispatch services. Hermiston as well as other Umatilla County jurisdictions...

Hermiston Council OKs Public Art Master Plan

The Hermiston City Council unanimously voted to approve a Public Art Master Plan for the city during Monday’s meeting. The proposed plan, available for review...

Hermiston Council to Vote on Public Art Plan

The Hermiston City Council will consider adopting a Public Art Master Plan at its Aug. 8 meeting with the goal of helping to facilitate...

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