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OPB Looks at Future of Depot Land

An article posted on the Oregon Public Broadcasting website takes a look at the future of the Umatilla Chemical Depot land. Here’s an excerpt: After years...

Lonita Friend Passes Away at 63

Lonita D. “Nita” Wood Friend died on July 12, 2016 at her home in Hermiston at the age of 63. She was born on Jan....

Thousands of Acres Burn at Depot Site

Approximately 3,000 acres burned in a fire at the Umatilla Chemical Depot on Monday and multiple vehicles crashed in Interstate 82 during the blaze. According...

Merle Bartman of Hermiston Passes Away at 70

Merle H. Bartman of Hermiston died on May 5, 2016 in Hermiston at the age of 70. He was born on July 13, 1945 to...

Hermiston's Greg Hoffman Passes Away at 53

Gregory W. C. “Greg” Hoffman of Hermiston died on Feb. 5, 2016 at Kadlec Region Medical Center in Richland, Wash., as the result of...

Marvin Beachler of Umatilla Passes Away at 64

Marvin Ray Beachler, beloved husband of Helane, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, May 11, 2015 in Umatilla following a long...

Letter: Delegation Concerned Over Depot Plans

Wyden, Merkley, Walden Urge Hagel to Accept No-Cost Transfer Dear Secretary Chuck Hagel: We are writing to express our strong concerns about reports that the U.S....

Friends Salute 'Mr. Hermiston'

Harkenrider Retires After More than 50 Years of Service Friends, family and colleagues gathered Monday evening to wish Mr. Hermiston – otherwise known as Frank...

Two Vying for Umatilla Mayor's Seat

Two well-known, longtime Umatilla residents are facing off for the city’s open mayoral seat. Lyle Smith, current Umatilla City Council vice president, and Dave...

Tales from the World Cup

Hermiston Man Takes Trip of a Lifetime to South America On his way to pick up some medicine, David Nahol decided to take in a...

Area's Leaders Want Hermiston's Next City Manager To Embrace Diversity, Development,...

Hermiston residents may not know who the next city manager will be, but a profile of what attributes he or she should have is...

Former Depot Worker, Billy Griffin, Passes Away

Billy DeWayne Griffin died on Jan. 30, 2014, at his home in Irrigon, surrounded by his family at the age of 82. He was born...

Depot Memorabilia Topic of Chamber Event

Ever wonder what will happen to all the artifacts and memorabilia from the Umatilla Chemical Depot? Well, now you have a chance to find out....

End of an Era: Pronghorn Relocated from Depot

Nearly 40 pronghorn antelope were captured and relocated from the Umatilla Chemical Depot (UMCD) to Malheur County on Tuesday. Pronghorn were long-time residents of the...

NEW: Watch Video of Depot Demolition

The massive building that housed the equipment and furnaces that destroyed the Umatilla Chemical Depot’s chemical weapons stockpile has been demolished, and the last...

Demolition of Demilitarization Building Completed

The massive building that housed the equipment and furnaces that destroyed the Umatilla Chemical Depot’s chemical weapons stockpile has been demolished, and the last...

Depot Land Transfer No Simple Process

What do you do with 17,000 acres of land that for more than 70 years has been used to store conventional and chemical weapons...

GOP Candidate for Governor to be Chamber Guest

Oregon State Rep. Dennis Richardson, a Republican candidate for governor, will be a guest at the Hermiston Chamber of Commerce’s Business to Business Luncheon...

Chemical Depot Demolition Off to Good Start

Northwest Demolition is about three weeks into the process of the building where chemical munitions were processed on the Umatilla Chemical Depot. Work began Aug....

Umatilla Board Postpones Action on Drug Testing

School Board to Wait Until it Fills Vacant Seats The Umatilla School Board has opted to postpone discussions on random student drug-testing – but not...

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