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Hermiston boy in bike crash out of coma
Hermiston boy in bike crash out of coma
Zeddrik Cota still has rehab ahead of him but is recovering.

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Counties prepare plans for railroad emergencies

SALEM — Morrow, Umatilla and Polk counties are the first in Oregon to complete local emergency response plans for crashes and accidents of trains hauling hazardous materials.

The Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal coordinates emergency...

Backers drop gun storage initiative for now
Backers drop gun storage initiative for now
Petitioners say they didn’t have enough time to gather the 88,184 signatures required to get the measure on the ballot in November.
Hermiston School District narrows scope of potential bond projects
Hermiston School District narrows scope of potential bond projects
Facilities committee discusses options for capital improvement projects
Legal challenges filed to gun storage ballot title
Legal challenges filed to gun storage ballot title
The court challenge drastically shortens the time supporters have to gather signatures to get Initiative Petition 44 on the ballot.
Three Minutes with Kara Hayden
Three Minutes with Kara Hayden
Hayden enjoys hiking, biking and quilting in her spare time
Hermiston Corvette turns heads
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.
Hermiston History: Possible mammoth tusk found near Umatilla
Hermiston History: Possible mammoth tusk found near Umatilla
Hermiston History June 18-22
By the way: New ice cream shop in Hermiston
Generous donations, summer reading and a new Hermiston business
Migrant education program helps maintain skills
Migrant education program helps maintain skills
Students learn focused math, reading concepts in short summer program
Armstrong, Umatilla Hospital District prepare to part ways
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
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
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.
Hermiston boy life-flighted after bike accident
Hermiston boy life-flighted after bike accident
Zeddrik Cota in intensive care in Portland
Comfort Inn & Suites robbed

The Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office seeks the public’s help to find two armed suspects from crimes on opposite ends of the county.

Sunday around 1:20 a.m., staff at the Comfort Inn & Suites, 77514 S. Highway 207, Hermiston,...

Umatilla school renovations break ground
Umatilla school renovations break ground

The ceremonial start to bond construction at Umatilla schools began Thursday at Clara Brownell Middle School in Umatilla with a groundbreaking.

The project was paid for by a $10 million bond the community passed in 2016, $800,000 extra cash...

Landing Days gears up for three-day celebration
Landing Days gears up for three-day celebration
Landing Days in Umatilla is this weekend.
Ham radio operators hold on-air open house
Ham radio operators hold on-air open house
A group from the Hermiston Amateur Radio Club is planning to head up to Drift Fence Campground, located near Ukiah.
Bobby & Faith strum acoustic tunes

Classic rock and pop favorites are featured as Bobby & Faith take the stage during Music in the Parks.

The acoustic duo, who also perform with the Tri-Cities rock band The Shades, are said to have fantastic musical chemistry. The free...

Echo rocks summer reading

The summer reading program in Echo kicks off Friday at 2 p.m. in the VFW Building, 20 S. Bonanza St.

The program is open to youths from birth through age 18. The parents of non-readers list the titles of books that are read to the child. In...

Help available for immigrant abuse survivors

Immigrant survivors of abuse face special challenges. However, there are laws in place to prevent someone’s immigration status from being used as a means of abuse and exploitation.

Catholic Charities and Domestic Violence Services is...

Class of ‘98 gears up for reunion

The Hermiston High School class of 1998 is making plans to celebrate its 20-year reunion.

Organizers indicate there will be three main events, including a no-host social mixer Friday, Aug. 10 at Midway Bar & Grill, a family-friendly barbecue...

Hermiston Altrusa installs new officers
Hermiston Altrusa installs new officers

Dawn Long was recently installed as the new president of Altrusa International of Hermiston.

Other officers of the service club include Lindsay Lloyd (first vice president), Stephanie Hughes (second vice president), Alexis McCarthy (secretary)...

Musical minister releases new video

Rev. Marc Mullins of the Pendleton First Christin Church recently released a new music video.

It features an arrangement of St. Francis of Assisi’s “All Creatures of Our God and King, arranged in 2012 by Mullins, who is a former...

Eastern Oregon Telecom celebrates new building, ownership
Eastern Oregon Telecom celebrates new building, ownership
Eastern Oregon Telecom’s new, larger offices are at 2180 S.E. Kelli Boulevard, Hermiston.
Principal satisfied with first out-of-town graduation
Principal satisfied with first out-of-town graduation
District begins to consider location for next year’s ceremony
Local schools provide free summer meals for students
Local schools provide free summer meals for students
Advantage Dental does free dental screenings, flouride coatings for kids and adults
Pomp and circumstance for 161 BMCC grads
Pomp and circumstance for 161 BMCC grads
Commencement brings celebration and reflection
Irrigon veteran reunited with the man who saved his life in Vietnam
Irrigon veteran reunited with the man who saved his life in Vietnam
Artie Kellar, Jr. was shot on a helicopter in Vietnam in 1969.
By the way: Festival street celebration July 14

Hermiston’s new festival street will have its official grand opening on July 14 as part of Funfest, an annual downtown celebration that includes vendors and family activities.

City manager Byron Smith said at Monday’s city council...

Hermiston council unpacks storage container rules
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.

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