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Edmiston said incident is being investigated by juvenile department

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Spill order to cost Umatilla Electric $204,000
Spill order to cost Umatilla Electric $204,000
Bonneville Power Administration will place a surcharge on summer electricity to make up for extra water spilled from dams.
Umatilla seniors celebrate plans for higher education
Umatilla seniors celebrate plans for higher education
Three quarters of school’s graduating seniors commit to continued education
By the way: Memorial Day services set
By the way: Memorial Day services set

The public is encouraged to join a pair of local veterans’ organizations who are organizing ceremonies in Hermiston and Irrigon to remember the service and sacrifice of those who died while in military service to our country.

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Suspect in storage unit burglaries arrested
Suspect in storage unit burglaries arrested
Greene arrested in Kennewick, more stolen property may be recovered
Rap artist to visit Hermiston
Rap artist to visit Hermiston

Billed as a Night of Champions Power & Rap, a faith-based event in Hermiston will feature music, feats of strength and a motivational message.

The event includes professional rapper George Moss and 1983 Hermiston High School graduate John...

Three Minutes with Jason Estle
Three Minutes with Jason Estle
Meet the pastor of Desert Rose Ministries
Umatilla County tourism jumps in 2017
Umatilla County tourism jumps in 2017
Local tourism officials think improving economy, new Hermiston hotel, helped the industry
Hermiston research night takes new look at teaching
Hermiston research night takes new look at teaching
Students research different aspects of teaching, prepare for college
Stanfield Spring Fling draws area vendors
Stanfield Spring Fling draws area vendors
The Stanfield Spring Fling ran Saturday on Coe Avenue.
Oregon Business Plan gathering feedback for 2019 legislative session
Local business and governmental leaders met with representatives of the Oregon Business Council and Oregon Business & Industry on Friday.
Community garden plots still up for grabs
Community garden plots still up for grabs

Flowers and vegetables are beginning to poke through the soil at Lovin’ Spadefuls Community Garden in Hermiston, but there are still 20 plots left for interested community members. The 60-plot garden is located off Elm Avenue behind Good...

Hermiston man shot, police searching for person of interest
Hermiston man shot, police searching for person of interest
Police are searching for Alex Ahumada, 33, of Boardman.
Hermiston History: Electric air-conditioners all the rage
Hermiston History: Electric air-conditioners all the rage

25 YEARS AGO

May 25, 1993

State Senator Gordon Smith told audiences at Saturday’s town hall meeting in Hermiston that he is pleased with the work of the 1993 legislature, but some people will not be happy with the cuts made this...

Torres-Medrano named 2018 Umatilla Citizen of the Year
Torres-Medrano named 2018 Umatilla Citizen of the Year
The Umatilla Chamber of Commerce held its Distinguished Citizens Award Banquet.
Creative approaches suggested for school facilities challenges
Creative approaches suggested for school facilities challenges
Citizens suggest out-of-box approaches at HSD facilities planning meeting
Oregon lawmakers mull preventing ‘too big to fail’ livestock operations
Oregon lawmakers mull preventing ‘too big to fail’ livestock operations
Regulatory problems at Lost Valley Farm, a controversial Oregon dairy, prompted a recent legislative hearing about the situation.
Umatilla crash sends Wyoming man to hospital

UMATILLA — A Wyoming man required an emergency flight after a crash near Umatilla.

Oregon State Police reported Viktor Savinovich Vasilchuk, 56, of Portland, was driving a Volvo semi west in the slow lane on Interstate 82 near mile-point...

East-West divide exists within Republican party, too
East-West divide exists within Republican party, too
Despite Buehler’s statewide win, Carpenter resonated with Eastern Oregon
Car show revs up in Echo
Car show revs up in Echo

It’s time to rev up your engines, as the Automobile Club of Echo High School is hosting its annual car show.

In its 13th year, the event has grown from a handful of students showing off their vehicles lining the school’s sidewalk.

Volunteers drive CareVan program

People looking to give back to the community are invited to volunteer with the CareVan.

A medical transportation service operated through Good Shepherd Health Care System, the program is especially in need of volunteer drivers. Those who enjoy...

Special mass celebrates graduates

A Baccalaureate Mass is planned for all area graduating high school and college students.

Those participating are asked to wear their cap and gown for the event, which includes a blessing and short reception. The free bilingual event is Sunday...

Library encourages reading

Area kids are invited to “Catch the Reading Bug” at the Hermiston Public Library.

Children can read picture books or chapter books to fill up their reading log. The logs can be turned in before the end of the month to win a...

Fishing derby offers outdoor fun

Youths who are 14 and under can participate in free fishing during the Youth Fishing Derby sponsored by Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and Morrow County Parks.

In its 13th year, the event is Saturday, June 2 from 8:30-11 a.m. at...

Old Iron Show celebrates 15th year

People who own everything from antique farm equipment and automobiles to engines and fixtures are invited to display them during the Old Iron Show.

In its 15th year, the event is the first weekend of June at Roy Raley Park, 1205 S.W. Court Ave.,...

Cultural coalition seeks board members

The Morrow County Cultural Coalition is searching for people interested in becoming board members to help review and approve grant requests for cultural activities throughout Morrow County.

The board meets once a year in October to determine...

College plan to give away five $529 accounts

In recognition of National 529 College Savings Day, the Oregon College Savings Plan will award five prizes of $529.

Each of the awards come in the form of an Oregon College Savings Plan account. Eligible entrants have until 5 p.m. on Tuesday,...

Umatilla County Fair Board needs parade organizers
Umatilla County Fair Board needs parade organizers
Volunteers are needed to organize and direct entries for the 2018 Umatilla County Fair parade.
Collins wins seat on bench
Collins wins seat on bench

Rob Collins and Michael Breiling treated Election Day like any normal day.

Both Pendleton attorneys trekked to their respective law offices Tuesday and attempted to focus on work rather than whether they would win the open Circuit Court judge...

Shafer unseats Givens in Umatilla County Commissioner race
Shafer unseats Givens in Umatilla County Commissioner race
George Murdock will face off against Rick Pullen again in November
Hermiston History: Birth control for deer proposed
A look back at the Hermiston Herald over the last century.

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Police say no weapons involved in fire alarm incident
Edmiston said incident is being investigated by juvenile department
Hermiston’s new farmers market opens
The Maxwell Market, Hermiston’s new farmers market, opened Thursday on the corner of South First Place and West Locust Avenue.
Standoff ends with arrest of Hermiston shooting suspect
Early morning fire damages Hermiston home
Spill order to cost Umatilla Electric $204,000