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Echo car show seeks sponsors

The ACE Car Club of Echo High School is preparing for its annual Memorial Day weekend car show in downtown Echo, and is seeking trophy sponsors and raffle donations.

The club was established in 2002 by three ambitious students and Al Olson, the...

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Umatilla County cuts drug court
Court-supervised treatment program serves 90 people
HSD posts open elementary school principal spot
HSD posts open elementary school principal spot
Current principal Devin Grigg moving out of area
School librarian a Hermiston native
School librarian a Hermiston native
Wallis enjoys reading, helping students learn
Hermiston park leading at the buzzer

An official winner has not yet been announced, but the Moda Assist Program competition to bring a new playground to Sunset Park ended Monday night showing Hermiston about 4,000 votes in the lead.

Moda and the Portland Trail Blazers have pledged...

Majority of seats in Umatilla County special election draw only one candidate
Contested race for Pendleton School Board first since 2005
Hermiston, Pendleton dance teams finish in top five
Several students chosen to all-state team
Volunteers cook up fundraiser to benefit Laurie Ball-Kiser
Volunteers cook up fundraiser to benefit Laurie Ball-Kiser

Friends and volunteers with the Community Fellowship Dinner are continuing to serve up support for Laurie Ball-Kiser, the longtime coordinator of the twice-yearly meals.

Tom Marks, who first met the Hermiston woman at the First Christian Church...

Wildhorse Foundation giving tops $10 million

The Wildhorse Foundation recently announced it had surpassed $10 million in total giving, which it distributes through quarterly grant awards.

George Murdock, board chairman, said the huge milestone reflects the rich tradition of the...

Crash occurred outside Hermiston High School
Boy declined medical attention, driver cited for careless driving.
Commissioner says Hermiston should own, control EOTEC
Umatilla County and city of Hermiston meet March 20 to talk EOTEC management
Hermiston City Council rescheduled to March 20 at EOTEC

HERMISTON — The Hermiston City Council meeting and work session scheduled for March 13 has been moved to March 20.

The meeting will take place at the Eastern Oregon Trade and Event Center, 1705 E. Airport Road outside Hermiston, starting...

EOTEC approves leases and operations plan
Contractors have made up for lost time on construction of EOTEC, which they report is on schedule
Hermiston School District honors classified staff
Classified employees of the year commended
Umatilla moves on without mayor
Council discusses departure of Dave Trott, transparency of city business
HHS choir teacher is new to area
HHS choir teacher is new to area
Choir teacher loves traveling, sharing music with students
Work to widen Main Street sidewalks began 25 years ago
Work to widen Main Street sidewalks began 25 years ago

• The Hermiston Irrigation District is working on plan that will negate a Bureau of Reclamation ban on allowing water to be sent outside of the district. Bill Porfily, district manager, said land owners outside of the district would be sent...

Hermiston school district, citizens discuss upcoming bond measure
Questions about infrastructure, tax increases at forefront for many
Grad students gather feedback on Umatilla downtown revitalization
Grad students gather feedback on Umatilla downtown revitalization
Students from Portland State University are writing a revitalization plan for the city of Umatilla.
YOUTH BASKETBALL: Storm brings home state championship hardware
YOUTH BASKETBALL: Storm brings home state championship hardware

A Hermiston basketball team won a state championship earlier this month at the Oregon Middle School State Basketball Championships in Bend and Redmond March 3-5.

The tournament hosts teams from all over the state, separating the gold and silver...

Plenty of elected positions vacant as filing deadline approaches

With hours remaining before the candidate filing deadline, several seats are available on school boards and taxing districts across Umatilla County.

Out of the 124 seats up for election in May, nearly 40 percent have yet to draw a single...

BASKETBALL: Umatilla’s Webb named EOL Player of the Year
BASKETBALL: Umatilla’s Webb named EOL Player of the Year
The Eastern Oregon League released its all-league selections this week.
Hermiston High golf team hosts fundraiser

The Hermiston High School Golf Association is holding two-person scramble tournament fundraiser at Big River Golf Course on April 22.

The scramble will begin at 9 a.m. with a shotgun start, and it will also include raffle prizes, a putting...

Early morning fire damages duplex, puts family out of home
Early morning fire damages duplex, puts family out of home

A fire in Hermiston did extensive damage to a duplex early Tuesday morning, putting a family of six out of their home. No one was injured.

Umatilla County Fire District 1 responded at 3 a.m. Tuesday to the 900 block of Orchard Avenue to put out...

Fire ruins Hat Rock home
Fire ruins Hat Rock home
Couple are recovering in Washington hospital
Word of Army Depot siting near Hermiston first reported 75 years ago during World War II
Word of Army Depot siting near Hermiston first reported 75 years ago during World War II

The city of Stanfield could face up to $500,00 in fines if its wastewater treatment plant is not cleaned up. Citing problems with the operation and maintenance of the plant, Department of Environmental Quality Official Don Caldwell said if things...

Hermiston police officer loves dance, aviation
Hermiston police officer loves dance, aviation
Sandoval’s goal is to take flying lessons this year
Fire station staffing extends coverage east of Hermiston
Fire station staffing extends coverage east of Hermiston

Firefighters spent the first full-day shift March 1 at Fire Station 22 setting up the building and getting systems up and running.

It was a quiet day, but significant as the station at the intersection of East Punkin Center and Diagonal Road...

Read Across America: Teachers help students find joy of reading
Read Across America: Teachers help students find joy of reading
Annual holiday honors children’s author Dr. Seuss’ birthday
Favorable Umatilla bond sale saves money
Umatilla taxpayers will pay about $2.77 per assessed value instead of the expected $3.13.
Trott resigns as mayor of Umatilla
Trott resigns as mayor of Umatilla
Mayor David Trott resigned as mayor of Umatilla, citing “irreconcilable differences.”