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Mosquito control sprays scheduled for Aug. 19
West Umatilla County has three confirmed samples that have tested positive for West Nile virus.
Travel Club offers three destinations

Whether you’re looking for a vacation in a tropical haven or a chance to mix history and adventure with fun, the Hermiston Travel Club will discuss upcoming trips during an Aug. 23 meeting.

A last call has been issued for an Oct. 30...

Town halls to discuss Irrigon facilities

Morrow County commissioners are holding several town hall meetings to discuss plans for constructing a new county building in Irrigon.

According to a press release, the current Irrigon facility has reached its capacity and is need of a great...

Three Minutes with Ginny Holthus
Three Minutes with Ginny Holthus

Ginny Holthus

Hermiston School Board member

When and why did you move to Hermiston?

In 1981. My husband Jay was hired by Lamb Weston.

What is your favorite place to eat in Hermiston?

La Palma, almost always...

Another fair in the books
Another fair in the books
Logistical changes mark second year at new fair venue
Preservation of Hermiston’s limited historic buildings can be a struggle
Preservation of Hermiston’s limited historic buildings can be a struggle
Preservation projects underway even as no buildings are on the historic registry
Hermiston History, August 13-19
Hermiston History, August 13-19
Hermiston History, August 13-19
By the way: Help steer EOTEC’s future
By the way: Help steer EOTEC’s future

Have an opinion about the Eastern Oregon Trade and Event Center’s future? The city wants to hear it.

EOTEC has been operating for over a year and in the city of Hermiston’s control for a few months, and the advisory committee is...

McLeod-Skinner includes Hermiston on campaign trail stop
McLeod-Skinner includes Hermiston on campaign trail stop
Jamie McLeod-Skinner is running against Rep. Greg Walden for Congress.
Morrow County Fair cooks up ‘bushels of fun’
Morrow County Fair cooks up ‘bushels of fun’

While 4-H and FFA youths take center stage during the Morrow County Fair — much more is cooking.

With a theme of “We’re Having Bushels of Fun,” the event kicked off Wednesday and runs through Sunday at the...

City to consider lacrosse fields at EOTEC
The city is soliciting feedback about the Eastern Oregon Trade and Event Center’s longterm plan with an online survey.
Hermiston council to discuss noise ordinance, eminent domain
The Hermiston city council meets Monday at 7 p.m. at city hall.
Bus companies have difficulty competing for employees
Bus companies have difficulty competing for employees

It’s not easy finding bus drivers.

Aimee Cook, manager of Mid-Columbia Bus Company in Hermiston, said about 15 to 20 percent of their drivers turn over every year, and finding new ones takes active recruitment.

“School bus...

Crowds swell at Umatilla County Fair at night
Crowds swell at Umatilla County Fair at night

During fair week, the Umatilla County fairgrounds are at their liveliest after dark.

Children dart through clusters of parents waiting for their own child to disembark from a spinning spaceship ride. Couples wander hand in hand. Groups of...

Stanfield citizens ask to increase pressure on 3D Idapro
Stanfield still looking at ways to put pressure on pet food plant
Hermiston celebrates National Night Out
Hermiston celebrates National Night Out

Neighbors on Southeast Crestline Drive got to know each other over some ice cream Tuesday night as part of National Night Out.

The tradition encourages people in cities all over the country to get to know their neighbors and their local police...

Hectic night shift in Hermiston sheds light on police process
Hectic night shift in Hermiston sheds light on police process
Law enforcement relies heavily on interagency cooperation
Protecting fair animals from the heat an all-day job
Protecting fair animals from the heat an all-day job
Temperatures will be well over 100 degrees for part of fair week.
Umatilla Museum uncorks wine & cheese fundraiser

In a renewed effort to continue to preserve the history of Umatilla, the Umatilla Museum & Historical Foundation is hosting a fundraiser.

The event, which features wine and cheese, is Friday, Aug. 17 from 6-8 p.m. at the at the museum, 911...

Hermiston History: Fair starts with an electrical fire
Hermiston History: Fair starts with an electrical fire
Herald archives, August 8-15
By the way: The Herald wants to hear from you

Hermiston residents can win one of five $50 Visa gift cards for sharing their opinion on the Hermiston Herald.

The Herald is conducting a survey of its readership during the month of August. Readers will find a Reader Survey inserted...

School district completing safety projects, maintenence
District does maintenance, safety projects before school starts
Three Minutes with Liz Marvin
Three Minutes with Liz Marvin
Marvin enjoys being creative in her spare time
A day at the fair
A day at the fair
Fair offers a mix of new and returning features this year
Police say Hermiston shooting suspect bit Pendleton officer
Alex Ahumada was also chared with assault after being accused of shooting a man in Hermiston in May.
DHS wrangles in rocking horse fundraiser
DHS wrangles in rocking horse fundraiser

People who enjoy horsing around are encouraged to buy a raffle ticket for a chance to win a rocking horse created with a heavy-duty truck spring.

Sales from tickets will benefit the Department of Human Services Child Welfare program’s...

VA medical center visualizes change

Eye care for local veterans just got more convenient at Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial VA Medical Center in Walla Walla.

Expanded hours for the eye clinic and optical services, began Aug. 1. Veterans can now book appointment on Mondays from 8...

Climb aboard for safety story time

A special Hermiston Public Library story time will take place on a bus.

With the start of school just around the corner, a pair of events will feature representatives from Mid-Columbia Bus Company, who will provide safety information. Kids will...

Bookminders meets Tuesday

A memoir by J.D. Vance about multiple generations of his family and their struggles is featured during the upcoming Hermiston Public Library book club meeting, which is being held on a new day.

Bookminders will discuss “Hillbilly Elegy: A...

Teen rock camp rolls out for 13th year
Teen rock camp rolls out for 13th year

Area teenagers have an opportunity to learn to rock from indie musicians from across the Pacific Northwest during a free day camp offered by Pendleton Center for the Arts.

The professional performers are serving as camp counselors for the Rock...

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