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Special Ops Exercise to Include Training in Pendleton, Hermiston

Soldiers from an element of U.S. Army Special Operations Command, stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., will conduct a routine military exercise March 26-30...

$321 Million Contract Awarded to Install 14 Turbines at McNary Dam

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Walla Walla District on Wednesday awarded a $321.3 million contract to Alstom Renewable US LLC to design, manufacture...

Work in McNary’s Navigation Lock to Temporarily Increase Lockage Times

Locking a vessel past McNary Lock and Dam will take about 20 minutes longer than usual on Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 26-27, while workers...

Work Done on McNary Dam's Potable Water System

Construction of McNary Lock and Dam's new potable water distribution system was completed and put into service on Friday, Nov. 20, according to U.S....

McNary Dam Boat Ramp to Temporarily Close

Public access to the McNary Dam boat ramp will be closed Sept. 28-29 to accommodate construction activities in the parking lot, according to U.S....

McNary Rangers to Offer Bird-Watching Hikes

Park rangers at McNary Lock and Dam will offer free guided bird-watching hikes through the McNary Wildlife Nature Area on Dec. 20, 2014, and...

BPA Customers Get Inside View of McNary Dam

Electricity isn’t the only form of energy that a federal dam is capable of reliably producing – there’s also curiosity, wonder and respect. That energy...

Volunteers Sought to Plant Trees Near McNary Dam

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is encouraging the public to celebrate National Public Lands Day (NPLD) on Saturday, Sept. 27, from 10 a.m....

McNary Dam to Offer Tours in July, August

McNary Lock and Dam will offer tours of the Washington Fish Viewing Room and the navigation lock on Saturdays and Sundays during July and...

Hermiston Man Graduates from Apprentice Program

A Hermiston man was among three who graduated Thursday from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Power Plant Apprentice Program. The graduation took place during...

Corps May Use Lethal Deterrents on Fish-Eating Birds

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Walla Walla District is expanding its current nonlethal avian hazing program at five Corps dams, including McNary Lock...

McNary Prototype Eases Lampreys Journey Up River

Pacific lampreys migrating up the Columbia River will find their route past McNary Lock and Dam a bit easier to travel, thanks to a...

Irrigon Man Graduating From Apprentice Program

An Irrigon man is among four students who will graduate from the Walla Walla District’s Power Plant Apprentice Program this morning during a 10...

Umatilla Chamber to Hold Fundraisers

A pair of entertaining events for the whole family is on tap in July and August to raise money for the Umatilla Chamber of...

Ships to Make Return Visit to Umatilla

If you missed getting a close-up look at the vintage-style ships that came through the Umatilla Marina last week, don’t fret – the ships...

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