Jade McDowell

McDowell, Jade

Hermiston Corvette turns heads

- William and Christy McMillen’s 1976 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray beat out more than 240 other Corvettes for the Dealer’s Choice award at Corvettes on the Columbia in the Tri-Cities.

Armstrong, Umatilla Hospital District prepare to part ways

- Jennifer Armstrong plans to open private clinic after the Umatilla Hospital District decides not to renew her contract.

Nutrition specialists mixing it up with school lunches

- School and daycare nutrition specialists learned new recipes at a regional, state-sponsored training Friday in Umatilla.

I-82 bridge work on schedule for October completion

- One bridge at Umatilla has been closed for almost a year, while the other holds two-way traffic.

Eastern Oregon Telecom celebrates new building, ownership

- Eastern Oregon Telecom’s new, larger offices are at 2180 S.E. Kelli Boulevard, Hermiston.

Irrigon veteran reunited with the man who saved his life in Vietnam

- Artie Kellar, Jr. was shot on a helicopter in Vietnam in 1969.

Hermiston council unpacks storage container rules

- The Hermiston city council discussed rules for using metal shipping containers as storage, and for accessory dwelling units such as guest houses and apartments over the garage.

Walmart offers $1 per day college tuition

- The incentive is available to all employees who have worked for the company at least 90 days, whether part-time or full-time.

Aquatic center uses swim lessons to prevent drownings


A day at the pool or the beach can be relaxing, but for someone who doesn’t know how to swim, it can quickly turn deadly.

That’s something the staff of the Hermiston Family Aquatic Center is hoping to...

Bounds headed for Senate confirmation vote

- Democrats are opposing the nomination of Hermiston native Ryan Bounds to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Second Amendment advocates launch initiative petition in Umatilla County


The Second Amendment Preservation Ordinance movement has come to Umatilla County.

Gun rights advocates are collecting signatures to get an initiative on the November ballot that would restrict Umatilla County from ...

Hermiston police investigating shooting on West Hartley Avenue

- A 26-year-old man was taken to Kadlec Regional Medical Center with a head wound.

Hermiston High School seniors take Walk of Fame

- Hermiston seniors take Walk of Fame through old schools

Foundation offers new way for Hermiston residents to give, and sustain the gift

- The Greater Hermiston Community Foundation will start giving grants after it raises $200,000.

Re-zone clears way for housing on Diagonal Road

- The city council also made adjustments to its garage sale ordinance.

Hermiston electric company learning from rash of six recent outages

- Hermiston experienced power outages on April 27, May 3, May 8, May 9 and May 16.

Community organizations help children overcome the ‘opportunity gap’

- In Umatilla and Morrow counties less than 50 percent of children who grew up in poverty escape it as adults.

Cook Security Group opens Hermiston office

- The company provides technological security measures against ATM fraud, trespassing and more.

Hermiston’s new farmers market opens

- The Maxwell Market, Hermiston’s new farmers market, opened Thursday on the corner of South First Place and West Locust Avenue.

Umatilla seniors celebrate plans for higher education

- Three quarters of school’s graduating seniors commit to continued education

Stanfield Spring Fling draws area vendors

- The Stanfield Spring Fling ran Saturday on Coe Avenue.

Oregon Business Plan gathering feedback for 2019 legislative session

- Local business and governmental leaders met with representatives of the Oregon Business Council and Oregon Business & Industry on Friday.

Torres-Medrano named 2018 Umatilla Citizen of the Year

- The Umatilla Chamber of Commerce held its Distinguished Citizens Award Banquet.

Hermiston hosts first Professional Disc Golf Association tournament

- Dozens of competitors battled it out Saturday in the first round of the Good Shepherd Community Health Foundation Open.

Umatilla County Fair Board needs parade organizers

- Volunteers are needed to organize and direct entries for the 2018 Umatilla County Fair parade.

Narrow race for Hermiston council seat pushes election to November


Two incumbents looked safe in their seats and newcomer Roy Barron was leading with 55.9 percent of the vote, but a three-way race for Ward 1 of the Hermiston City Council was too close to call when early election results...

National Guard members spending more time training

- National Guard soldiers will be spending more time away from their employment under the National Guard 4.0.

Hermiston to add park foreman, new water tower to 2018-2019 budget

- The Hermiston City Council meets Monday to give final approval to the budget passed out of committee Thursday night.

Ordnance buildings are gone, but memories linger

- Town south of Umatilla Army Depot had a brief life, including school, shopping center and community building.

Maxwell Market slated for May 24 opening

- Two venue changes and a new opening date for Hermiston farmers market

Myers will hold farmers market in Hermiston after all

- After city offers to host market on festival street, business owner comes up with new plan

Hermiston Farmers Market replanted downtown after brief cancellation

- The city of Hermiston will host the 2018 farmers market instead of Mitch Myers.

Myers says Hermiston farmer’s market canceled for 2018

- Mitch Myers, who was planning the 2018 Hermiston Farmer’s Market, said the city building inspector is holding up the needed permits for a new home for the market.

Challenge of Champions brings bull riding to Hermiston

- Jordan Sammons rode Electric Avenue to victory Saturday in Hermiston as part of the Coastal Farm & Ranch Challenge of Champions Tour.

Umatilla group works to regain land purchased by Army Corps

- City would like to develop parks, historic sites on thousands of acres inside urban growth boundary

Cinco de Mayo offers up celebration of culture in larger Hermiston venue

- Hermiston’s Cinco de Mayo celebration at the Eastern Oregon Trade and Event Center featured food, live entertainment and a carnival.

City, county disagree over splitting $4 million payments

- The city of Umatilla and Umatilla County will each benefit from Strategic Investment Program payments from Amazon data centers.

Depot nominated for Opportunity Zone tax incentive

- The Columbia Development Authority met Tuesday.

Former Stanfield police officer picked for council seat

- Ralph “Butch” Parrish will fill the remainder of Pam McSpadden’s term.