- Hermiston city councilor John Kirwna lost his mother to a crash Nov. 10.
- Echo’s community Thanksgiving meal, Altrusa’s annual holiday bazaar and an ornament-making activity at Hermiston Public Library offered weekend entertainment.
- Some local businesses will participate in both Black Friday and Small Business Saturday the weekend after Thanksgiving.
Greg is a lovely name, but it causes a lot of confusion for the good people of Umatilla County.
Sometimes state Rep. Greg Smith’s staff fields complaints about votes that U.S. Rep. Greg Walden made, or a cit...
The city may co-own the Eastern Oregon Trade and Event Center, but councilors weren’t showing any favoritism Monday when they denied the EOTEC board’s request for a $10,000 credit on its sewer bill.
- Pastor Dean Hackett, Rep. Greg Smith and veterans Al Rafferty and David Gallagher were speakers at Hermiston’s annual Veterans Day breakfast.
- Help in available online, by phone and in the community to sign up for health insurance or switch plans by the Dec. 15 deadline.
- The Eastern Oregon Trade and Event Center board voted Friday to begin negotiating a contract with VenuWorks to run EOTEC.
- Shelly Cokyendall of Hermiston has a quilt featured in Machine Quilting Unlimited magazine this month.
- CAPECO and Worksource Oregon help train those looking for new careers
- As winter weather hits and parks become less inviting, parents have other options for keeping children entertained.
- Dr. Rachel Brennan is taking new patients at Cornerstone Pediatrics.
- Miranda Ainsworth picks up litter every day on her morning walks.
- An online voting contest sponsored by the Portland Trail Blazers and Moda Health helped pay for a new playground in Hermiston.
- Ranch & Home will have until June 1 to finish its store on the south side of Hermiston to be reimbursed for $107,800 in development costs.
- Clean, gently-used coats can be donated at locations around the county.
- After Echo city councilor Lou Nakapalau told a gay man on Facebook that he would spit on his grave when he died of AIDS, the city council voted to issue a public apology and work on a social media policy.
- Boardman, Hermiston, Umatilla all seeing new housing projects start.
- Umatilla County Fire District sent equipment and personnel to Chino, California on Saturday.
- Pharmacist Cindy Parks is one of several Oregon medical professionals who deployed to Florida after Hurricane Irma hit.
- Mobile food vendors must close by 9 p.m. each night in Stanfield.
- The Hermiston city council discussed progress on the new senior center and approved a police union contract
- Developer Bob Doughty said he still plans to build a biodiesel plant in Stanfield despite being fined by the state for violating Oregon securities law.
- EOTEC hosts the Hermiston Horse Sale Extravaganza in two weeks.
- The Hermiston HART will now make fewer stops and more loops through town.
- Eastern Oregon Telecom is building a new location to combine business and warehouse operations into one building.
- The Hermiston city council voted Monday to change residential development standards and create a new program for infill properties.
- A new Oregon law bans all cell phone use while driving and could land repeat offenders in jail.
- Mitco Investments plans to build an event pavilion on South First Street.
- The Hermiston Desert Disc Golf course, located across 11th Street from Good Shepherd Medical Center, is now open for use.