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Portland pianist to perform in Hermiston

A top pianist who has sold more than a million copies of his albums will tickle the ivories in Hermiston.

John Nilsen of Portland will perform Friday at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 191 E. Gladys Ave. There is a suggested...

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Dallin Puzey takes stage during park series
Dallin Puzey takes stage during park series

A Hermiston man is the featured musician during the upcoming Music in the Park series in Boardman.

Dallin Puzey will take the stage Monday at 7 p.m. at Boardman Marina Park, located off Marine Drive. People are encouraged to bring a blanket or...

By The Way: Turn on the smoke and let the Dawgs out...

There will be a new “Boomer” the bulldog escorting athletes onto Kennison Field this fall. The Hermiston High School Associated Student Body posted a video and two photos of the new tunnel athletes will run through prior...

Open class deadline looms for fair exhibits
Open class deadline looms for fair exhibits

Carnival bracelets, parking passes now available

By TAMMY MALGESINI

Community Editor

Excitement is in the air as the Umatilla County Fair is gearing up for its inaugural event in its new digs at the Eastern Oregon Trade and Event...

Stanfield council lists goals for city
The Stanfield City Council brainstormed and ranked 21 goals for the city to work toward over the next five years.
Inmate dies at TRCI
Inmate dies at TRCI

Inmate dies at TRCI

A convicted murderer died at Two Rivers Correctional Institution early Saturday morning.

According to an Oregon Department of Corrections press release, Richard Bradbury, 61, was found unresponsive in his cell at...

Hermiston History: High school expansion work nearing completion
Hermiston History: High school expansion work nearing completion

• A fire severely damaged two apartments and four others received water damage Friday in a Umatilla apartment complex. The fire, which apparently started in the kitchen of the third floor units, damaged the two top-floor apartments and burned...

Dehydration plant odor causes stink in Stanfield
Dehydration plant odor causes stink in Stanfield
Company, DEQ and city of Stanfield aware of problem but offer no specific timeline for odor mitigation
Summer meals fuel students’ vacation activities
Summer meals fuel students’ vacation activities

School doesn’t start up again for more than a month, but students and families still can access free meals and activities around Umatilla and Morrow counties, thanks to several summer meals programs throughout the area.

Umatilla-Morrow...

Cardboard recycling center catches fire
Cardboard recycling center catches fire
Cause of blaze still unknown
Non-ag burn ban coming for Umatilla County

The Board of Commissioners will consider passing a non-agriculture burn ban in Umatilla County..

Gina Miller, the staff liaison for the county’s smoke management committee, asked the board in a memo to impose the ban as soon as...

Water on Seventh Street in Hermiston coming from excess groundwater
Water on Seventh Street in Hermiston coming from excess groundwater

Water flowing from a catch basin on the corner of Southwest Seventh Street and Division Avenue is coming from an “abundance of ground water” according to Hermiston street superintendent Ron Sivey.

The water had been flowing along...

Fire burns dry grass land, small barn in west Hermiston
Blaze sparked by mower in the tall grass
Public can attend interim superintendent interviews
Hermiston School District will interview candidates for an interim superintendent on July 24.
Herald wins two awards from Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association
Herald wins two awards from Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association

The Hermiston Herald was honored with two awards from the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association during the organization’s annual convention last week in Bend.

Jade McDowell, a Hermiston-based reporter for both the East Oregonian and...

ONPA inducts Reed into Hall of Fame
ONPA inducts Reed into Hall of Fame

The Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association inducted G. M. “Jerry” Reed, former owner and publisher of the Hermiston Herald, into the Oregon Newspaper Hall of Fame on Thursday, July 13, during a ceremony at the group’s summer...

Three Minutes with Gavin Drotzmann
Three Minutes with Gavin Drotzmann
Drotzmann enjoys basketball, biology
Hermiston History: New depot commander welcomed in 1967
Hermiston History: New depot commander welcomed in 1967

• Hermiston Chamber of Commerce recently completed a membership drive and gained 76 new members. Membership now stands at 315 members. The great thing about this drive was the fact the new and existing members got a education on what the...

Three Minutes with Steven Cimmiyotti
Three Minutes with Steven Cimmiyotti
Owner of Scott’s Cycle and Sport likes working on his house in his spare time
Good Shepherd acquires Gifford Medical Center
Rural areas struggle to attract primary care providers
City takes over portion of Highland Avenue
City manager Byron Smith shared updates on a number of parks and construction projects during the city council’s work session Monday.
Umatilla County approves moves for school mental health

Umatilla County Board of Commissioners approved a program July 5 to provide mental health workers for the Hermiston School District.

The program, however, is contingent upon funding from the Greater Oregon Behavioral Health...

Umatilla student to national space competition
Ibarra will travel to Florida, represent robotics team
Woman injured in semi vs. pickup crash on Diagonal
Woman injured in semi vs. pickup crash on Diagonal
Crash blocked road, sent woman to hospital
By The Way: Blazers may be coming in September

Representatives of the Portland Trail Blazers — possibly including some players — will be coming sometime in September for a ribbon-cutting ceremony for new playground equipment on Sunset Park off of Fourth Street. The new equipment is...

Power outages hit Hermiston twice in four days
A bird and a balloon caused the lights to go out in parts of Hermiston on Friday and Monday.
Cars, canvases, carvers draw crowds
Cars, canvases, carvers draw crowds
Lawnmower races, music, art exhibit and car show keep families busy
Epilepsy Walk takes steps against disease
Epilepsy Walk takes steps against disease

More than 75 people enjoyed a leisurely 1-mile stroll beginning at McKenzie Park during the Northwest Run/Walk for Epilepsy in Hermiston

In its seventh year, the June 17 event aims to raise money, awareness and support for people who live with...

Plan B provides inspiration for Hermiston artist
Plan B provides inspiration for Hermiston artist

When the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and lupus got progressively worse, Kim La Plant went with Plan B.

This past fall, the Hermiston woman, whose art moniker is Ozark Hippie, was sitting outside trying to decide what to do. As her physical...

Local grad promoted in national wheat group
Local grad promoted in national wheat group
Amanda Spoo promoted in U.S. Wheat Associates
Hermiston Superintendent Maiocco to leave for active duty
Hermiston Superintendent Maiocco to leave for active duty
Board will select interim superintendent in Maiocco’s absence

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