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Oregon Mayors, City Officials Lobby for More Money for Homelessness

By Julia Shumway Hundreds of mayors - including Hermiston Mayor Dave Drotzmann - along with city councilors and city employees from around Oregon descended on...

Gallery: Hermiston Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting

Downtown Hermiston was packed Thursday night for the annual Tree Lighting Celebration. This year's event included a parade prior to the tree lighting. The...

Hermiston Council to Consider Supporting OMA’s Homeless Plan

At its meeting tonight, the Hermiston City Council will consider giving its support to a plan put forward by the Oregon Mayors Association (OMA)...

Hermiston Mayor Among Those Proposing Funding for Homelessness

By Ben Botkin More than two dozen Oregon mayors want the state to provide consistent, ongoing money to cities to address the state’s homelessness crisis. In...

Hermiston Celebrates Groundbreaking of Moorehouse Apartments

Hermiston city leaders joined representatives from Chrisman Development, Inc., Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS), and other local and state partners to break ground...

Hermiston to Get Small Chunk of National Opioid Settlement

There is good news and bad news for cities and counties grappling with the opioid epidemic. A settlement has been reached in class action...

Hermiston Council Honors Parks Employee for Heroic Actions

The city of Hermiston honored one of its own Monday night for his heroic actions a month ago when he encountered a man whose...

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...

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