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4:15 P.M. UPDATE: Man killed in Hermiston shooting at start of Memorial Day weekend
4:15 P.M. UPDATE: Man killed in Hermiston shooting at start of Memorial Day weekend

A man was shot to death early Saturday morning on Southwest 13th Place in Hermiston near West Highland Avenue, and police are seeking to question a person of interest.

Police were dispatched at 2:31 a.m. after receiving a report of gunshots in...

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Small school state track placers
Small school state track placers

Class 3A Boys

4x100 relay — 6, Riverside (Pena, Rodriguez, Llamas, Rockwell), 45.17.

Triple Jump — 5, Justin Iveson, Irrigon, 41-8.

1,500 — 8, Zayne Troeger, Umatilla, 4:17.70.

400 — 8, Alejandro...

Local cemeteries host Memorial Day ceremonies
Local cemeteries host Memorial Day ceremonies

A pair of local veterans’ organizations are organizing ceremonies in Hermiston and Irrigon to remember the service and sacrifice of those who died while in military service to our country.

Leading up to Memorial Day, the Avenue of Flags...

Echo students make a splash with ‘Little Mermaid’
Echo students make a splash with ‘Little Mermaid’

Students from Echo Middle School have been swimming into the spring season as they prepare for a production of “The Little Mermaid.”

The familiar Disney musical will be staged Wednesday, May 31 at 6 p.m. in the school’s...

Class addreses challenging behaviors

A free class will provide information for people caring for an aging Oregonian who exhibits challenging behaviors.

Presented by Oregon Care Partners, Navigating Challenging Behaviors: Strengthening Communications Skills is Tuesday, May 30 from...

Take a walk for life

All participants in the Pregnancy Care Services’ fundraising walk will receive a token for free Dairy Queen ice cream.

The annual Walk for Life is Friday, June 2 with registration at 6 p.m. and the walk starting at 6:30 p.m. at McKenzie...

New Hope presents sexuality seminar

A special seminar for parents and those working with youths will highlight our culture’s fascination with sexuality

The session will address how to have important conversations with youths about gender, social media, sex and porn. The...

Special service offers “hymnspiration”

The public is invited to an evening of singing old hymns with new and old friends.

The Hymnspiration is Sunday, June 4 from 5-6 p.m. at Victory Baptist Church, 193 E. Main St. Hermiston. The gathering is the last one until after the summer, so...

Showstoppers includes HHS junior

The Showstoppers concert of the Grande Ronde Symphony Orchestra includes tunes from movies and the world of rock.

The performance also features the winners of the concerto-aria competition, including Sidney Tovey, a junior from Hermiston High...

Special grief camp accepts applications

A camp that specializes in providing a weekend experience is available for grieving children ages 7-14.

Camp Amanda programs help kids begin to talk about their feelings related to a death of someone special and teaches them coping skills. Camp...

Farmers’ market gears up for change in venue, fresh ideas
Farmers’ market gears up for change in venue, fresh ideas

Planning meeting set for June 3

By TAMMY MALGESINI

Community Editor

The excitement is almost palpable on the new Facebook page for the Hermiston Farmers’ Market.

A new logo has been created. And a new face —...

Library observes Memorial Day weekend

The Hermiston Public Library will be closed for the weekend..

In observance of Memorial Day, the library will not be open Saturday through Monday. It will resume its regular hours Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. A book drop is located behind the...

Senior center, trail, water meters headline Hermiston’s 2017-2018 budget
Senior center, trail, water meters headline Hermiston’s 2017-2018 budget
Hermiston’s 2017-2018 proposed budget is $57.3 million.
Hermiston School Board looks at reasons for bond failure
Hermiston School Board looks at reasons for bond failure

Hermiston School Board looks at reasons for bond failure, how to move forward

By Jayati Ramakrishnan

Staff Writer

The Hermiston School District’s $104 million bond failed decisively in last week’s election, prompting...

School celebrates students pursuing higher education
School celebrates students pursuing higher education

Students from Umatilla High School got to see what the future can look like when the school held its second annual “signing day,” honoring its graduating students who will pursue higher education.

All of Umatilla’s seniors...

BMCC pool could close for good June 2
Blue Mountain Community College’s pool has sprung a “significant” leak.
FFA powers 40,000 mac and cheese meal donation
FFA powers 40,000 mac and cheese meal donation

Four months of fundraising and a morning’s worth of elbow grease from students of local FFA chapters added 40,000 meals to local food banks Saturday.

“It really pumps you up to know you made an impact,” said Hannah Walker, a...

Local developer considering hotel, amphitheater, RV park in Echo
Kent Madison is proposing turning a 132-acre section of land outside of Echo into an RV park, hotel and other development.
Lauren Jacobsma selected to lead Desert View Elementary School

The Hermiston School District has selected a new principal for Desert View Elementary School. Lauren Jacobsma will be recommended to fill the position at the school board meeting on Monday, June 12.

Jacobsma is an instructional coach at Oakridge...

Whatever floats your goat: New studio offering goat yoga next week
Whatever floats your goat: New studio offering goat yoga next week
Lauren Barth opened Nourish Yoga in Hermiston in January.
Council approves food trucks for First Thursday
The Hermiston city council met Monday night.
In wake of Hermiston school bond failure, district seeks path forward
In wake of Hermiston school bond failure, district seeks path forward
School board will begin process of unpacking results at Monday meeting
Hermiston School District facilities director to retire
Hermiston School District facilities director to retire

Hermiston School District Facilities Director Mike Kay has announced his retirement from the district effective July 1. Kay has been with the district for 13 years, serving at different times as the athletic and facilities director. Kay said he will...

Students learn practical, hands-on skills in agriculture program
Students learn practical, hands-on skills in agriculture program

You won’t see them on ESPN, but students in the Future Farmers of America program liken their work to that of an athletic squad.

“The longer players have been together, the better they work as a team,” said freshman Landon...

Car chase ends in Hermiston Wal-Mart parking lot

Two men were arrested Tuesday afternoon after leading a sheriff’s deputy and Hermiston police on a car chase.

Umatilla County Sheriff Terry Rowan said Deputy Calvin Mead initiated a traffic stop at South Edward and Walls Road, but the...

Voters reject $104 million Hermiston school bond
Voters reject $104 million Hermiston school bond
Board chair says regroup in order as district continues to grow
10:39 p.m. update: Unofficial election results

Unofficial voter turnout:

Morrow County: 23.83%

Umatilla County: 26%

Hermiston School District bond:

Yes: 42 %

√ No: 58...

Hermiston disposing of commercial blueprints
Blueprints can be obtained by owners and managers of the buildings in question.
Seat belt safety blitz continues through May 28

The Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office and other law enforcement agencies will participate in extra patrols to enforce seat belt laws.

The seat belt safety blitz runs started Monday and continues through Sunday, May 28, according to the...

Cancer society event goes to the dogs
Cancer society event goes to the dogs

Event includes free cancer survivor luncheon

By TAMMY MALGESINI

Community Editor

A special meal honoring cancer survivors is featured during the seventh annual Bark for Life.

Organizer Jennifer Pittam said the group decided to...

Health fair features fiesta and fun
Health fair features fiesta and fun

Food, fun and health information is available during the Fiesta de Salud of Hermiston.

In its second year, the family-friendly health fair is designed as an outreach to introduce people to resources available in the community and at Mirasol...

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