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Free COVID Tests This Weekend

Free COVID-19 tests are being offered this weekend in Hermiston and Boardman. In Hermiston, the tests will be given at the Umatilla Electric Cooperative, 750...

Free COVID Testing Set for Saturday in Hermiston, Stanfield

Free COVID-19 testing will take place at the Umatilla Electric Cooperative (UEC) Hermiston office parking lot and at Stanfield Elementary on Saturday, Feb. 27. The...

USDA Contributes $250,000 to Funland Playground Rebuild Project

The Funland Playground rebuild project in Hermiston got a big shot in the arm from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The USDA Rural Development...

Boardman Chamber Creates Website Listing Available Scholarships

The Boardman Chamber of Commerce has put together a webpage to give local students information on scholarships available for them. The chamber’s list of organizations...

UEC, University of Oregon Partnering to Provide Free COVID Testing

Thanks to a partnership with University of Oregon and its research project, RADx-Up, Umatilla Electric Cooperative will be one of four local sites hosting...

UEC, Christian Center Pitch In to Support Christmas Express Program

The Hermiston Police Department’s Christmas Express food drive got a major shot in the arm Thursday thanks to Umatilla Electric Cooperative and the Hermiston...

Hermiston Council Votes to Increase Electric Rate in 2 Phases During...

The Hermiston City Council did what the mayor called “the worst part of the job” Monday night in voting to increase electrical rates for...

Morrow County Works Around Pandemic for Virtual Career Day

Every year, during their annual job shadow/career day, Morrow County students get the opportunity to explore the question, “what do I want to be...

UEC Donation Will Provide New Drone to Search and Rescue Team

Umatilla County Search and Rescue Foundation received a donation of $5,000 from Umatilla Electric Cooperative for the purchase of a new drone. The drone will...

Elementary Students Encouraged to Enter UEC Poster Contest

Just a few days remain for students in grades 1-5 living in Umatilla and Morrow counties to enter Umatilla Electric Cooperative’s Safety Poster Contest....

Amazon Web Services Donating Funds to Lessen COVID-19 Impacts

Umatilla Electric Cooperative (UEC) and Hermiston Energy Services (HES) announced they are working with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to donate funds to support local...

Morrow County School District Receives Grant for Virtual Learning

The Morrow County School District recently received a $25,000 donation from Amazon Web Services (AWS), Umatilla Electric Cooperative and Hermiston Energy Services. The money will...

Umatilla Electric Co-op Announces 2020-2021 Scholarship Winners

Umatilla Electric Cooperative is pleased to announce that 14 individuals have received $3,000 college scholarships for the 2020-2021 academic school year, for a total...

UEC Crews Work Throughout Weekend to Restore Electrical Power

A weekend wind storm uprooted trees, downed power lines and shut off power for many Eastern Oregon residents. Saturday’s wind storm saw peak gusts hit...

UEC Releases 2019 Financial Results, Announces Board Election Results

Umatilla Electric Cooperative (UEC) released its 2019 financial results and certified the election of three positions on the Board of Directors during its 83rd Annual...

Umatilla Electric Cooperative to Distribute $2.5 Million into Economy

The Umatilla Electric Cooperative (UEC) Board of Directors has approved $2.5 million to be distributed to members in April 2020 as part of the...

UEC Suspending Lobby Hours

Lobby hours at Umatilla Electric Cooperative offices in Hermiston and Boardman have been suspended until further notice due to the coronavirus outbreak. In following Gov....

Boardman Chamber Luncheon Set For Dec. 18 at Riverfront Center

The Boardman Chamber of Commerce will host a luncheon on Wednesday, Dec. 18 at 12 p.m. at the Riverfront Center, 2 Marine Drive. Lunch is...

Hermiston Council OKs Annexation for Residential Development

The Hermiston City Council approved a request Monday night to annex approximately 40 acres of land to allow for the development of single-family homes...

Horneck Memorial Banquet, Fun Run to Raise Money for 4-H, Funland

A banquet and fun run are planned for Saturday, Sept. 28 to remember Don Horneck and raise money for ag education in his honor. Sponsored...

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