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Hermiston Pilot Program Aims to Give Financial Boost to Restaurants

Hermiston restaurants will get a shot in the arm in an effort to help them beat the pandemic blues. The shot, to be administered by...

Hermiston’s Workforce Taxi Program Sees Growth in Early 2021

Ridership in the Workforce On-demand Ride Cooperative (WORC) rebounded in the first quarter of 2021 as more residents used the service to access jobs...

Hermiston Airport to Receive Federal Funding to Combat COVID Spread

Hermiston Municipal and Roseburg Regional Airports will each receive $23,000 in federal funds to help combat the spread of COVID-19. The funds will be used...

Hermiston Seeks to Boost WORC Ridership with Incentive Program

If you’ve never used the city of Hermiston’s WORC Taxi Ticket Program, you may want to reconsider. On Monday, the Hermiston City Council approved a...

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...

City, Chamber Calling Businesses About CARES Act Assistance

The city of Hermiston, Hermiston Chamber of Commerce, and Hermiston Downtown District are working together to directly contact all local businesses and encourage them...

Hermiston’s Free Bus Service Jumps by 1,120 Passengers in 2019

Ridership on the Hermiston Area Regional Transit (HART) increased by about 1,120 passengers in 2019, with 1,442 riding during the recently extended morning and...

Hermiston Sets Sights on Redesign of Harper Road-Geer Road Intersection

The city of Hermiston will tackle a redesign of the Harper Road-Geer Road intersection, but will have to purchase some property first. On Monday night,...

Groundbreaking Ceremony Set for New Hermiston Housing Development

VestCapital is beginning development of the next phase of Hermiston’s Cimmaron Terrace subdivision with an official groundbreaking ceremony at noon on Friday, Dec. 13. The...

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...

Hermiston Assistant City Manager Mark Morgan Accredited by ICMA

Hermiston Assistant City Manager Mark Morgan has received the credentialed manager designation from the International City/County Management Association (ICMA). Morgan is one of just 24...

City’s Utilities Departments Join Forces on Hermiston Avenue Project

The city of Hermiston’s water, recycled water and street departments are teaming up on a Capital Improvements Plan project to upgrade Hermiston Avenue. A contractor...

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...

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...

Hermiston Council OKs $19 Million in Various Public Works Projects

The Hermiston City Council voted unanimously Monday night to approve a plan to upgrade the city’s public works system to the tune of about...

Hermiston Bridge Closure Scheduled for Feb. 4 to Allow for Replacement

The bridge located on South First between S.E. Crestline Drive and S.W. Desert Sky Drive will fully close to all traffic beginning Monday, Feb....

Hermiston Chamber of Commerce to Host Business Luncheon

The Hermiston Chamber of Commerce will host its quarterly Business to Business Luncheon on Tuesday, Jan. 15 at the Hermiston Community Center, 415 S....

Hermiston Bridge Replacement to Cause Detours During Spring

Drivers who use South First Street to access areas like Gettman, and Feedville Roads south of Hermiston should begin to plan alternate routes for...

Hermiston Council Raises Taxi Program Tickets from $2 to $2.50

Riders of Hermiston’s Senior & Disabled Taxi Ticket Program will pay 25 percent more for a one-way ticket beginning Jan. 1. The Hermiston City Council...

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