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State slaps Lost Valley Farm with $187,000 fine
State slaps Lost Valley Farm with $187,000 fine
Even if the controversial Lost Valley Farm cleans up its wastewater problems under a new operator, the Oregon Department of Agriculture will proceed with a permit revocation.
Great Shakeout points to preparation
Great Shakeout points to preparation
Hermiston Schools learn about earthquake preparation with statewide drill
Hat Rock artist puts abstract spin on nature
Hat Rock artist puts abstract spin on nature
Jean Christofori Howton will hold an open house featuring her work on Saturday.
By the way: Watkinds sells Columbia Court Club

Two years after he had to shut down the Columbia Court Club in Hermiston due to a fire, Steve Watkinds has sold the building and started a new business inspecting and selling fire extinguishers.

Watkinds didn’t disclose the buyer of the...

Measure 30-128: Gun rights measure puts power in sheriff’s holster
Measure 30-128: Gun rights measure puts power in sheriff’s holster

Pro-Second Amendment activist Jesse Bonifer of Athena wants the oversight of Constitutionally-protected gun rights to become local.

“We’re trying to bring everything back to the county level,” he said, “and have it...

Measure 103: Grocery tax ban would amend state constitution
Measure 103: Grocery tax ban would amend state constitution

Oregon has long been known as the “no-sales-tax” state. In November, voters will decide if they want to keep it that way.

Measure 103 proposes a constitutional ban on taxing all grocery items within the state of Oregon. The...

Walden, McLeod-Skinner take on the issues
Walden, McLeod-Skinner take on the issues

Republican Greg Walden seeks an 11th term as the U.S. representative for Oregon’s 2nd Congressional District. But he said this election is different.

He is feeling heat from some constituents. He has paid for billboards. And Democrat...

Brown, Buehler facing off for governor
Brown, Buehler facing off for governor

Editor’s note: This information was condensed from a pair of Sept. 27 stories in the East Oregonian.

Despite running for governor on the Republican ticket, state Rep. Knute Buehler has increasingly used the word...

Supporters, opponents of Measure 104 make case
Supporters, opponents of Measure 104 make case
Change in Constitution would require legislative ‘supermajorities’ to make changes in taxes and fees.
Measure 106 fight presents conflicting views of abortion
Measure 106 would ban taxpayer money from being used to fund abortions.
Sanctuary law faces repeal in November
Sanctuary law faces repeal in November

In the month following the 2016 presidential election, Selene Torres-Medrano helped organize an immigration forum at Umatilla High School.

Torres-Medrano said the audience filled the cafeteria to hear from local leaders on the issue, including...

Ellwood returns to Hermiston for homecoming festivities during cancer treatment
Ellwood returns to Hermiston for homecoming festivities during cancer treatment
Cancer treatment is going well for Hermiston homecoming princess
Three Minutes with Kalie Davis
Three Minutes with Kalie Davis

When and why did you move to the area?

My husband Tyler and I moved to Hermiston in 2009 when he was offered a teaching position at Stanfield School District. We moved to Stanfield in 2013 to be in the same community where he...

Watkinds sells Columbia Court Club, opens new business
Watkinds sells Columbia Court Club, opens new business

Steve Watkinds knows his new line of business is a little ironic.

Two years after he had to shut down the Columbia Court Club in Hermiston due to a fire, he has sold the building and started a new business inspecting and selling fire...

Hermiston History: Spanish influenza halts all public gatherings
Hermiston History: Spanish influenza halts all public gatherings
History from the last 100 years of the Hermiston Herald archives
Treadwell promoted to sales manager
Treadwell promoted to sales manager

Angela Treadwell has been promoted to sales manager at the East Oregonian and Hermiston Herald.

“With her deep roots here in Umatilla County, background in the local business community, and an infectious positive personality, Angela is a...

Free event connects those in need
Free event connects those in need
Project Community Connect & Veteran Stand Down is Saturday in Pendleton.
Umatilla County Fair seeks court applicants
Umatilla County Fair seeks court applicants

The Umatilla County Fair is accepting applications for the 2019 court.

The program is open to students in ninth through 12th grade who reside in Umatilla County. Court members will learn leadership skills, responsibility and how to represent...

Fashion show brings out fall styles

Fun Fashions Boutique is hosting a Fall Fashion Show.

The free event is Sunday at 2 p.m. at 165 W. Coe Ave., Stanfield. Owned and operated by Kathy Baker, the boutique features trendy fashions for women and teens.

Refreshments will be...

Laser tag to light up community center

An evening of laser tag and video games is planned for area youths.

Sponsored by Hermiston Parks & Recreation, Laser Tag Night is Friday, Nov. 9 from 4-7 p.m. at the Hermiston Community Center, 415 S. Highway 395. The event is open to youths...

Echo Kiwanis tap into Oktoberfest fun
Echo Kiwanis tap into Oktoberfest fun

A beer garden, food and music by Cruise Control are featured during Oktoberfest 2018 in Echo.

In its third year, the event serves as a fundraiser for student scholarships and to benefit the St. Peter’s Catholic Church restoration project.

Soup’s on for Domestic Violence Services

Those attending a fundraiser for Domestic Violence Services can enjoy delicious soups and get to take their handcrafted bowl from Clay in Motion home with them.

The Soup Bowl Supper & Silent Auction is Tuesday, Oct. 23 from 5:30-8 p.m. at...

Outdoor sale benefits Agape House

Furniture, rolls of new carpet, clothing, knick-knacks and bicycles are available for purchase during a parking lot sale at Agape House.

People are invited to find bargains and help support Eastern Oregon Mission programs and outreach. The event...

Help available with Medicare enrollment

The annual open enrollment for Medicare began Monday, and Oregon’s Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance Program is available to help.

Medicare is health insurance for people 65 years or older or those who are younger that receive...

Public invited to give input on search for new BMCC president

Blue Mountain Community College is looking for input on its search for a new president.

The college is hosting a community forum Oct. 18 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Morrow Hall, room 100, on BMCC’s Pendleton campus to learn what the public is...

Murdock, Pullen firm up stances in race for county commissioner
Murdock, Pullen firm up stances in race for county commissioner

Umatilla County Commissioner George Murdock and challenger Rick Pullen agreed the county’s election process could use some improvement.

Otherwise, they took familiar roles last Wednesday night during a local candidates forum in front of...

Hermiston City Council challenger criticizes incumbent’s record
Hermiston City Council challenger criticizes incumbent’s record
Lori Davis and Mark Gomolski discussed their vision for Hermiston at a candidate forum Wednesday.
Marching band a study in multitasking
Marching band a study in multitasking
Hermiston Marching Band prepares for late-season competitions
Running, singing and dancing for the arts
Running, singing and dancing for the arts
Rocky Heights Elementary School performer kicks off arts fundraising week
Counties look at joint transit plan
Umatilla, Morrow counties consider future public transit developments

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