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Oregon Legislature Approves $13 Million for BMCC’s FARM II Project

The Oregon Legislature approved $13 million in funding for the FARM II project on Sunday just before the 2019 Legislative Session came to a...

Smith Touts Several Bills To Benefit Hermiston, Eastern Oregon Programs

The 2019 Oregon legislative session has adjourned with Rep. Greg Smith touting several bills to help out constituencies in Eastern Oregon. Among the nearly 400...

Hermiston Council to Discuss $4.5 Million Improvements to N. 1st Place

The Hermiston City Council will discuss Monday night the $4.5 million award from the Oregon Legislature for street upgrades to North First Place. The funds...

Pivots, Progress and Precision Irrigation

By Marika Sitz Phil Hamm is anxious to get out of the office. The director of the Hermiston Agricultural Research & Extension Center (HAREC) seems...

Garcia Breaking Down Walls in Hermiston

A recent article in OregonLive puts Hermiston resident Jose Garcia squarely in the spotlight. Garcia is the current chairman of the Hispanic Advisory Committee in...

Oregon Bottle Deposit to Increase to a Dime in April

The incentive to recycle cans and bottles will soon get a little sweeter. Beginning on April 1, cans and bottles will be worth a dime...

Message to Lawmakers: Fully Fund Education

Members of the Oregon Legislature’s Joint Ways and Means Committee got an earful Saturday from local constituents urging the lawmakers to invest more in...

Port’s $14M Cold Storage Facility Under Construction

The Port of Morrow started work on its new $14 million cold storage rail transload facility this fall. The facility’s specifications include a 2,500-foot rail...

Driver Card Campaign Called Public Safety Issue

Greg Delgado had a packed council chambers filled with attentive listeners as he gave an update on the effort to get driver cards available...

Roseburg Republican Endorses Hydro Petition

Bruce Hanna, a Roseburg Republican in the Oregon House of Representatives, has endorsed a proposed statewide initiative to recognize all hydroelectric power as a...

Volunteer Needed for Historic Cemeteries Commission

The Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries is seeking a volunteer to fill one open position. It will accept applications until Friday, Dec. 6. The...

College Application Week set for Nov. 4-7 at HHS

It won’t be long before high school seniors with college aspirations will need to start filling out applications to the school or schools of...

Umatilla Repeals Gun Restriction Ordinance

It’s no longer illegal to carry a firearm into a bar in Umatilla – if you have the correct permits, of course. Until Monday night,...

SAGE Center Readies for Opening Weekend

The Port of Morrow’s Sustainable Agriculture and Energy Center at Boardman – the SAGE Center -- will hold its grand opening on Saturday, June...

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