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Hermiston, Pendleton dance teams finish in top five
Several students chosen to all-state team

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Sheriff’s office warns of jury duty scam

The Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office announced it recently received complaints about scam callers trying to solicit money from citizens for missing jury duty.

“The Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office has not and will not...

Schools will practice, perform with groups from around the Pacific Rim
Schools will practice, perform with groups from around the Pacific Rim
Echo, Irrigon, Ione and Stanfield music groups travel to Hawaii
Umatilla County cuts drug court
Court-supervised treatment program serves 90 people
Majority of seats in Umatilla County special election draw only one candidate
Contested race for Pendleton School Board first since 2005
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...

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...

Del’s Feed and Farm Supply closing its doors
Hermiston farm supply store will close this fall.
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
Former PGG terminals, elevators to get upgrades
Former PGG terminals, elevators to get upgrades
United Grain Corporation has started making upgrades at facilities like the McNary Terminal.
Shearer’s Foods investment will come onto tax rolls this year
Hermiston’s enterprise zone has attracted more than $83 million in investments since 2005, according to a city report.
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...

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...

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...

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
Trott resigns as mayor of Umatilla
Trott resigns as mayor of Umatilla
Mayor David Trott resigned as mayor of Umatilla, citing “irreconcilable differences.”
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...

Business

Hospital administrator to provide update

The public is invited to learn about new developments at Good Shepherd Medical Center during the upcoming Hermiston Chamber of Commerce B2B...

Del’s Feed and Farm Supply closing its doors
Hermiston farm supply store will close this fall.
Former PGG terminals, elevators to get upgrades
Shearer’s Foods investment will come onto tax rolls this year
Two Good Shepherd employees receive national awards

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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...

Sanitary Disposal hosts cleanup week

Sanitary Disposal in Hermiston is hosting its annual spring cleanup week April 1-7.

During the week, cash customers using the Sanitary...

Sheriff’s office warns of jury duty scam
Schools will practice, perform with groups from around the Pacific Rim
Umatilla County cuts drug court