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Echo students hope ‘Dumpsterbot’ can get them to state competition

- Students learn programming, building skills in new Echo robotics program

Police chief addresses increase in assaults

- Aggravated assault is up, most other violent crime stable or down

Valentine’s Day: Three stories of local love


Every good romantic movie has a meet-cute moment where the two main characters see each other for the first time. Sometimes there’s a stolen identity or crazy mix-up involved, other times it’s love —...

UHS cheer team competes at State

- Young team finds footing, eager to grow cheer program

Chess is more: Hermiston club teaches strategy, patience and consequences

- Hermiston, Heppner students play chess for a shot at state tournament

School district aligns 2019 spring break with Washington schools

- Hermiston will have same spring break as Washington schools

Stanfield plant receives three citations for odors

- After series of complaints, Stanfield Police issues three citations to 3D Idapro

Windy River Elementary teacher charged with sex abuse of The Dalles teen

- Alleged abuse happened as Robert Weems, 42, left The Dalles for elementary job in Boardman

Fire safety educator helps Hermiston students unleash their ‘superpower’

- Former police officer now teaches safety lessons for UCFD

Burton steps in as new Stanfield superintendent

- Stanfield principal to assume superintendent role next week

Two still in hospital after van crash

- Majority of people involved in Thursday crash released from Good Shepherd

Hermiston grad rates lag 10 points behind state average

- Umatilla increases rate by 10 percent, touts follow-through from high school principal

School board to vote on spring break schedule

- Teachers say aligning schedule with Washington only benefits high school sports

Officers become experts in recognizing drug impairment

- DUI identification includes specific drug recogition training

Choir students to travel to Disneyland

- Students will perform, receive choral lessons and record music

Lifeways agrees to action plan in meeting with GOBHI, police chiefs

- Mental health provider will bring in outside consultant, appoint coalition

GOBHI says Lifeways crisis services fall below standards


Umatilla County’s mental health provider has been given until Feb. 20 to make key changes to its crisis services or risk losing its contract.

Lifeways Inc., the community mental health program in Umatilla C...

MLK marchers carry fight for equality in Hermiston

- Marchers celebrate King, discuss importance of carrying on message

Hermiston sees increase in different types of cuisine

- Indian, Japanese, Italian restaurants open in Hermiston in the past year

Don’t want to pump your own gas? Local gas stations say don’t worry

- Rural gas stations now allowed to offer 24-hour self-serve gas, but many say nothing will change

Hermiston student leader accepted to Brown University

- Mejia-Puerta will attend Ivy League school

Hermiston shows talent in fundraiser for swim team


Twenty-two acts graced the stage at the Hermiston High School swim team talent show Saturday night, treating the audience to music, dance and a little comedy.

With performances from elementary school children to co...

Desert View principal resigns

- Jacobsma was in first year as DVES principal

Indian buffet moves into Stockman’s Steakhouse

- Restaurant owners bring steakhouse, Indian food under one roof

Eastern Oregon health departments to target opioid abuse

- Prevention, risk reduction big parts of program

Snow doesn’t stop Community Dinner

- A smaller crowd enjoys Community Fellowship Dinner

Giving is not just for Christmas time


At the end of our last Leadership Hermiston class, we explored a topic I hadn’t expected to touch on so early: is it important to be recognized for the good you do?

It was in the context of a yearlong class ...