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Hermiston City Council Candidate Face Off in Monday Night Forum

Six candidates vying for three Hermiston City Council seats in the May 17 election shared their views on the state of Hermiston and their...

Three Hermiston Councilors to Face Opponents in May 17 Primary

Three of the four Hermiston City Councilors running in the May 17 primary will have opponents following Tuesday's filing deadline. Running in Ward 1 will...

Latest Census Numbers Put Hermiston’s Population at 19,354

Hermiston continues to be the fastest growing city in Eastern Oregon, reaching a population of 19,354 in the 2020 census. According to numbers released this month...

Hermiston to Cut Youth Recreation Fees by 50 Percent During Summer

Youth recreation fees in Hermiston will be reduced by 50 percent during the summer following a vote Monday night by the Hermiston City Council. Early...

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...

Community Members Vent Frustration Over Lockdown to Hermiston Council

About a dozen or so people vented their frustrations over the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown during Monday’s Hermiston City Council meeting. “I grew up on Main...

Hermiston City Council Appoints Spicerkuhn to Fill Vacant Seat

The Hermiston City Council will have three new faces when it meets in January after Phillip Spicerkuhn was appointed on Monday to fill a...

Hermiston City Council Gets Preview of Wayfinding System Design

The Hermiston City Council got an in-depth look at plans for a wayfinding system during a work session Monday night. Glen Swantak of Merje Design...

Hermiston City Council Receives Preview of New City Hall Design

The current design plans for the new Hermiston City Hall received positive reviews Monday night from the Hermiston City Council. City Manager Byron Smith presented...

Third Time’s the Charm: Ground Broken for New Funland Playground

The first two children to officially set foot on what will soon be Hermiston’s new Funland Playground weren’t there to play on Wednesday, but...

New Funland Playground to Have Groundbreaking on Wednesday

Construction of the new Funland Playground in Hermiston will begin with a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday, July 29 at 12:30 p.m. Because of social distancing...

District Aims to Give Hermiston Seniors a Night to Remember

The Hermiston School District hopes to give graduating seniors a night to remember in what has, in many ways, been a year to forget. With...

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 City Council Approves Plans for New $9 Million City Hall

Hermiston will be getting a new city hall following a lengthy debate Monday night from those on both sides of the issue. On one side...

Hermiston Residents Strive to Continue MLK Jr.’s Unfinished Work

Reflecting on the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., on Monday, Hermiston City Manager Byron Smith spoke of the work – still unfinished...

Hermiston Sets Sights on ‘Bigger, Better, Stronger’ Funland Playground

The ultimate cost of the next Funland Playground in Hermiston is unknown. The final design has yet to be determined. When it will be...

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...

Beas-Fitzgerald Resigns from Council; Roy Barron to Fill Out Her Term

Hermiston City Councilor Clara Beas-Fitzgerald has resigned and the recently-elected Roy Barron will fill out the remainder of her term. Beas-Fitzgerald submitted a letter of...

2 Hermiston Council Incumbents Win, Another to Face November Opponent

Hermiston City Council incumbents Jackie Myers and Doug Smith were re-elected Tuesday night while incumbent Lori Davis will have to wait until November to...

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