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Sen. Merkley Gets Little Slack During Town Hall Meeting in Boardman

Nitrate contamination of residential well water was the hot-button issue at Sen. Jeff Merkley’s town hall in Boardman. About 20 people came to the event...

More Fines for Port of Morrow as Wastewater Dumping Continues

By Alex Baumhardt/Oregon Capital Chronicle The Port of Morrow continued this winter to spread more nitrogen-contaminated wastewater across eastern Oregon farm fields than permitted, further...

Ports Gain Control of Industrial Lands on Former Umatilla Chemical Depot

The industrial properties of the former Umatilla Chemical Depot near Hermiston have new owners. At least for the time being. The Columbia Development Authority owns...

Residents Sue Port of Morrow, Businesses for Water Contamination

By Alex Baumhardt/Oregon Capital Chronicle Several residents of Boardman in northeast Oregon are suing the Port of Morrow and businesses for contaminating their drinking water,...

Port of Morrow Violated Wastewater Permit 270-Plus Times in Late 2023

By Alex Baumhardt/Oregon Capital Chronicle The Port of Morrow violated its wastewater permit more than 270 times in the last two months of 2023, overapplying...

Columbia Development Authority Board Responds to Complaint

The Columbia Development Authority Board of Directors met Monday, Jan. 8, to approve making a response to a complaint from a Port of Morrow...

Port Commission, County & Boardman Council to Meet

A joint meeting of the Boardman City Council, the Morrow County Commissioners and the Port of Morrow Commission will be held Wednesday, Jan. 10. The...

Port of Morrow Will Pay $2 Million to Clean Up Dirty...

By Alex Baumhardt/Oregon Capital Chronicle The Port of Morrow will send nearly $2 million to the Oregon Health Authority to support clean drinking water efforts in northeast...

Morrow County Commissioners Give Port Leaders Deadline on Vacancy

The Morrow County Board of Commissioners is giving the Port of Morrow Commission until Thursday, Oct. 26, to fill a PMC vacancy before it...

Columbia Development Authority Board to Meet on Oct. 24

The Columbia Development Authority Board will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 24 at the Port of Morrow. The meeting is at 1 p.m. and an agenda will...

Lamb Weston to Hold Hiring Event at Port of Morrow on...

Lamb Weston will be holding a hiring event on Tuesday, Sept. 19 at the Port of Morrow Riverfront Center, 2 E. Marine Drive in...

Port of Morrow Seeks $432.5M Loan from Feds for Improvements

The Port of Morrow announced Friday, May 19, the Environmental Protection Agency has selected the port’s application for a loan to cover up to...

Port of Morrow Announces Industrial Wastewater System Expansion

The Port of Morrow on Friday, May 12, announced it has met a 30% design milestone in the planning for a major investment to...

Big Property Tax Breaks Help Lure Big Companies to Morrow County

Port, county and city officials in Morrow County have approved a deal to have Amazon pay almost $40 million in fees during a 15-year...

Port of Morrow Commission OKs Billion-Dollar Deal for Amazon

The Port of Morrow Commission voted Wednesday, May 10, to approve tax breaks for Amazon worth more than $1 billion over 15 years to...

Boardman Residents Share Health Horror Stories During Kotek Visit

For months, the residents of Boardman have been asking Gov. Tina Kotek to visit their city and hear first-hand how contaminated water from their...

Wyden Promises Action on Water Contamination in Boardman

Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden promised action on the nitrate-contaminated wells and surface water in the area. "People are right to be frustrated," he said Sunday, April...

Port of Morrow Fails to Notify DEQ About Wastewater Leak

By Alex Baumhardt The Port of Morrow, the state’s second-largest port, faces a new violation over contamination in eastern Oregon that may have been going...

Irrigon Junior-Senior High Celebrates Official Opening of New Track

The Irrigon Junior-Senior High School (IJSHS) community celebrated the official opening of their new track with a ribbon cutting on Thursday. Despite a blustery afternoon,...

AARP Offering Tax Prep Help

AARP is providing free tax preparation service at New Hope Community Church in Hermiston and the Port of Morrow in Boardman. Help is available at...

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