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Council sets sights on more housing development in Hermiston
The City Council approved new overlays and directed staff to pursue amendments promoting more residential development.

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Local chapter celebrates Altrusa centennial
Local chapter celebrates Altrusa centennial

A century of working together to create better communities is being recognized as Altrusa International commemorates its 100-year anniversary.

As one of the largest clubs in District Twelve — which encompasses Oregon, Washington, Montana...

Hermiston resident is 24, owns professional wrestling company
Hermiston resident is 24, owns professional wrestling company
Quintana hopes to expand professional wrestling in Hermiston, Pacific Northwest
HHS musicians to perform with orchestra

A handful of Hermiston High School brass players will perform with the Inland Northwest Orchestra.

The event also features Sofia Marina of Richland and Hanna Schafer of College Place, winners of the Young Artist Competition. The free concert is...

Pool tourney pockets $15K for juvenile diabetes
Pool tourney pockets $15K for juvenile diabetes

A pool tournament held in memory of Michelle “Mush” Monaghan recently raised $15,133 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

The Mush Memorial raises money to help fight the disease that cut Monaghan’s life short in...

Hermiston council votes to take over conference center management
Hermiston council votes to take over conference center management
The Greater Hermiston Area Chamber of Commerce will have to move to a new location in 2018.
Former hardware store ‘ace’ retires
Former hardware store ‘ace’ retires

Retirement event features ‘Hug Specials’

By TAMMY MALGESINI

Community Editor

Despite not possessing the last name of Smith, a longtime store manager at Smitty’s ACE Hardware, was one of the family, said Randy...

Three minutes with: Fran Rice
Three minutes with: Fran Rice

Age: Just right!

Occupation: Facilitator for Leadership Hermiston

1. When and why did you move to Hermiston? We moved in the spring of 2006 because of the long sunny days, cool nights and lots of outdoor living days in Hermiston.

Umatilla County budget under review this week

PENDLETON — Umatilla County’s budget gets the once-over this week. The county’s budget committee holds public meetings to review and discuss the budget starting Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., in room 130 at the county courthouse,...

Memories of fallen airman Austin Bieren shared at Umatilla service
Memories of fallen airman Austin Bieren shared at Umatilla service
Bieren remembered as a fun-loving troublemaker, and a leader
Hermiston History: UFO sighting reported near Hermiston in 1967

• Union Pacific workers are assessing the damage from a multi-car collision at the Hinkle Rail yard, which derailed several rail cars and spilled several hundred gallon of diesel fuel. Bill Nolen, manager of terminal operations at Hinkle, said...

Local high school returns to world robot championships

Umatilla County will be well represented at the world robotics championship.

For the first time, two county schools compete at the same FIRST Robotics Competition — Umatilla High School and Pendleton High School.

Both schools will...

Two men wounded in shooting at Stanfield party

Police with the local major crimes team are investigating a shooting early Saturday in Stanfield that left two men wounded.

Stanfield police at 2:47 a.m. Saturday received a 9-1-1 call about shots fired at a party on the 900 block of South...

Sheriff’s office arrests man in wake of two-vehicle crash

A two-vehicle crash Saturday near Hermiston sent three people to hospitals, and the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office arrested one man in connection to the wreck.

Efrain Narcizo-Mateos, 23, of Richland, Washington, is in the county jail,...

DEQ to sponsor hazardous waste collection
A household hazardous waste collection will be held Saturday, April 22 in Hermiston.
BMCC hosts Arts & Culture Week

A multidisciplinary performing artist, a Holocaust survivor and a Bosnian war refugee are among the presenters during 2017 Arts & Culture Week in Hermiston.

The event, which included activities earlier in the week on the Pendleton campus of...

Leadership Hermiston goes to Salem
Leadership Hermiston goes to Salem
Leadership Hermiston’s Class 20 spent time in the state capitol last week.
Army extends draft agreement to transfer Depot
The U.S. Army is targeting Dec. 1 to transfer the former Umatilla Chemical Depot to back local control.
Volunteers spread the love with city cleanup day
Volunteers spread the love with city cleanup day
People from area churches picked up litter, pulled weeds, washed cars and collected junk to be recycled on Saturday.
School board approves plans to move forward with Harkenrider Center
Board discusses athletic facilities, expansion of high school
Council will discuss operation of conference center at future meeting
Citizens still speak up about center
Communities offer Easter activities
Communities offer Easter activities

Referred to as Holy Week — which began on Palm Sunday and culminates with Easter — many area churches and organizations have special services and Easter activities planned. Most events are free, unless otherwise noted. Information about...

Farm Bureau seeks scholarship applicants

The Umatilla-Morrow County Farm Bureau will award up to $3,000 in scholarships this spring to high school seniors in Umatilla and Morrow counties.

Eligible student may plan to attend any school of higher education, including trade school,...

Athletic director says company is soliciting funds in department’s name
Athletic director warns business owners of scam
Hockensmith cuts deal in animal neglect case
Rancher will not be allowed to own livestock for five years
Pursuit ended when stolen vehicle ran out of gas in Washington
Chase went through Hermiston, Milton-Freewater before ending in Walla Walla
New illuminated stop signs aim to increase driver awareness
Stop signs light up, alert drivers at busy intersections near schools
UCFD bids farewell to one battalion chief, welcomes another
UCFD bids farewell to one battalion chief, welcomes another
Roberts will retain EMS coordinator duties
Police identify cyclist killed Monday night
Police still investigating factors in collision
Barns being raised at EOTEC
Barns being raised at EOTEC
The Eastern Oregon Trade and Event Center board meets the second and last Friday of each month.
Hermiston Special Programs director to leave in June
Hermiston Special Programs director to leave in June
Mishra spent eight years with Hermiston School District

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Chamber of Commerce moving to yet-unknown location in 2018
The Greater Hermiston Area Chamber of Commerce will have to move to a new location in 2018.
Former hardware store ‘ace’ retires

Retirement event features ‘Hug Specials’

By TAMMY MALGESINI

Community Editor

Despite not possessing the last name...

New Hermiston market Carniceria Julissa will sell meat, other foods

Local News

Council sets sights on more housing development in Hermiston
The City Council approved new overlays and directed staff to pursue amendments promoting more residential development.
Traffic-related bills could increase penalties for distracted driving
Senate Bill 2 would make operating a mobile device while driving a misdemeanor.
Hermiston History: Green flag drops on racing seasons
Chamber of Commerce moving to yet-unknown location in 2018
Local chapter celebrates Altrusa centennial