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Umatilla, Tribes to Tackle Old Town Overgrowth

Tucked away behind a locked gate, plants and animals have taken over the Umatilla Village/Old Town Site. The city of Umatilla and the Confederated Tribes...

Umatilla Ponders Banning Alcohol in Parks

To drink or not to drink in Umatilla's city parks was one question on the council's minds during its most recent meeting. The council faced...

Umatilla Moves Forward on Tribal Development

The Umatilla City Council moved forward this week on a plan to extend roads and utilities to tribal land east of McNary. The road will...

Umatilla City Council Bans Tent Living

Long-term camping – and living – in tents is now prohibited in Umatilla. On Tuesday night, the Umatilla City Council unanimously approved the ordinance, which...

Residents Protest Umatilla's Pot Prohibition

“They don’t even know what they’re doing.” “This is pathetic.” “What are we doing here?” Comments tossed around the audience painted the Umatilla City Council in a...

Umatilla Council Says 'No' to Marijuana

Despite public comment in favor of the measure, the Umatilla City Council did not approve a resolution establishing permits for medical marijuana dispensaries. On Tuesday...

Smith Catches Up with E. Oregon Constituents

The Oregon Legislative session ended July 6, but State Rep. Greg Smith is still keeping busy with a tour of Eastern Oregon. On Thursday, Smith...

Umatilla Business Licenses Stir Opposition

Property owners must pay for business licenses in Umatilla, and some are not happy about it. Umatilla City Manager Bob Ward said the city recently...

Umatilla City Council Approves Budget

The Umatilla City Council approved its $12.3 million 2015-16 budget Tuesday night. The budget includes about $3.4 million in the General Fund, which includes administration...

Umatilla Pushes Zoning Decision to June 16

The Umatilla City Council had too many questions – administrative and philosophical – to approve a new zoning and business plan for the city...

Umatilla Ponders Dropping Mail Boxes

The city of Umatilla will research replacing individual mailboxes with centralized units across the city. Tuesday night, Robin Kasiska, postmaster for the Umatilla Post Office,...

Umatilla Extends Medical Marijuana Moratorium

At 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Mayor Dave Trott called to order a special meeting of the Umatilla City Council. A public hearing was called...

Umatilla's 'Dunk the Junk' a Success

Umatilla’s streets, neighborhoods and river ways are a little bit cleaner thanks to the second annual “Slam Dunk the Junk” effort last week. Across the...

Umatilla Raises Water, Sewer Rates

The Umatilla City Council approved the increase 3-1 on Tuesday night. City Manager Bob Ward said the rates will help build water and sewer reserves....

Umatilla OKs New Police Contract

Umatilla police officers will receive a 5-percent raise this year, followed by 3.5-percent each of the next two years. On Tuesday night, the Umatilla City...

Letter: Port, Umatilla Officials Are Statesmen

Letter to the Editor: You might be aware that I was involved as a facilitator/mediator during the negotiations between the city of Umatilla and the...

Umatilla May Extend Adult Business Moratorium

The Umatilla City Council will consider extending the moratorium on adult businesses at tonight’s meeting. The Umatilla Planning Commission has been working to overhaul the...

Umatilla, Port Reach Agreement in Principle

The zoning dispute between the city of Umatilla and the Port of Umatilla may be coming to a peaceful end. It was announced on Tuesday...

Umatilla To Seek Local Solution to Port Dispute

The Umatilla City Council voted Tuesday night to continue working with Port of Umatilla officials in an effort to resolve a zoning dispute that...

Umatilla Puts Moratorium on Adult Businesses

The Umatilla City Council unanimously passed a 120-day moratorium on adult businesses Tuesday night. The moratorium will prevent any new adult businesses – defined in...

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