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Santa Claus heads to Stanfield boutique

Santa Claus is coming to town and plans to stop in at Fun Fashions Boutique.

People are invited to enjoy coffee, hot cocoa and cookies. In addition, special Santa Sales will be available. The free event is Saturday from 3-5 p.m. at 165 W. Coe...

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Deputy arrests Hermiston man with drugs ready for sale
Deputy arrests Hermiston man with drugs ready for sale

HERMISTON — Eric D. Sommerville, 21, of Hermiston, faces a slew of drug dealing charges after a sheriff’s deputy caught him Monday.

The Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office reported deputy Nathan Rankin arrested Eric D.

Carlin hearing set for Jan. 8
Carlin hearing set for Jan. 8
Hearing for Lewiston double homicide suspect set for early next year
Umatilla man arrested for attempted rape, sexual abuse
Umatilla man arrested for attempted rape, sexual abuse
Andres has hearing in Hermiston on Dec. 18
Climate coalition gains momentum as nonprofit
Climate coalition gains momentum as nonprofit
One year after becoming a formal nonprofit organization, the Eastern Oregon Climate Change Coalition is ready to broaden its outreach.
Pioneer Humane Society chases taxing district model
Pioneer Humane Society chases taxing district model

The Pioneer Humane Society wants Umatilla County voters to support a taxing district for animal control.

Ben DeCarlow of Hermiston, Pioneer Humane Society board treasurer, made the pitch Wednesday morning to the Umatilla County Board of...

Three minutes with Corbin Hanly
Three minutes with Corbin Hanly
Hanly enjoys basketball and hopes to join the military
Sexual assault suspect arrested in Boardman
Sexual assault suspect arrested in Boardman
Hermiston man arrested for several charges of sexual assault, more charges possible
‘Elf’ raises money for Operation Graduation

A special showing of “Elf” will help usher in the holiday season and raise money for Riverside High School’s Operation Graduation.

The event is Friday, Dec. 22 at 7:15 p.m. at the SAGE Center, at 101 Olson Road, Boardman.

Climb aboard for ‘Polar Express’ event

Kids are invited to put on their favorite pajamas for a “Polar Express” party.

Hot chocolate, cookies, a photo booth and other fun activities are featured during the free event. Kids and their families will want to climb aboard...

Ordnance offers bingo and brews

Adults 21-and-older are invited to Eat, Drink & Play Bingo.

The event is Friday from 6-9 p.m. at Ordnance Brewing, 405 N. Olson Road, Boardman. People must bring their identification. There is no charge to play bingo, but nachos and beer are...

Deadline looms for grant applications

The fourth quarter deadline for the Umatilla County Economic and Community Development grant program is Wednesday, Dec. 20.

Revenue for the program is received from Oregon State Lottery funds. Their purpose is to stimulate economic development,...

Echo library accepts letters to Santa
Echo library accepts letters to Santa

The North Pole has made arrangements with the Echo Public Library to serve as a clearinghouse for letters to Santa.

Parents or children are invited to drop off their holiday greetings and Christmas wish lists to be directed to Santa Claus.

Echo organizations to brighten holidays

Individuals and families in Echo who are in need during the holiday season may get a helping hand from local organizations.

The city of Echo and the Echo Kiwanis’ Chester’s Food Pantry are organizing the annual Christmas Basket...

Columbia Grange announces holiday program

A Christmas program and dinner is planned at the Columbia Grange.

The public is invited to the special Christmas program, which features a potluck meal. The main dish is provided by the grange and those attending are asked to bring a salad, side...

Santa’s Workshop features holiday fun

Cookie decorating, writing a letter to Santa and an ornament craft are all featured in Santa’s Workshop.

The free event is Friday from 6-8 p.m. at the Stanfield Public Library, 180 W. Coe Ave. In addition, Santa will be on hand for photos...

Farmers market gets festive

Gift shopping, food and a visit from Santa Claus are all a part of the Christmas Market.

Organized by the Hermiston Farmers Market, the event features 56 vendors. The market is Saturday from 2-6 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the...

By the Way: Santa stranded, still jolly, and downtown restaurant adds lunch hours
By the Way: Santa stranded, still jolly, and downtown restaurant adds lunch hours

If you were driving around Hermiston on Thursday night, you may have noticed Santa Claus traveling without his reindeer.

The man in red, played by city councilor Doug Primmer, arrived at the city’s tree lighting festival to great fanfare...

Hermiston Chamber to move into temporary home in Cornerstone Plaza
Hermiston Chamber to move into temporary home in Cornerstone Plaza
The Greater Hermiston Area Chamber of Commerce will open its doors at 1055 S Highway 395 Suite 111 on Jan. 2.
Homeless students face extra barriers to success
Shelter still an issue for schools trying to help homeless students
Teacher concerned about impact of Washington schedule on academics
Teacher warns board about basing decisions on athletics
Hermiston adds fee for ‘lengthy’ records requests
City also welcomes new finance director, releases data on urban renewal zone value
Student explores social justice, college opportunities
Student explores social justice, college opportunities
Gutierrez aims to make a difference in and out of Hermiston
New Hope girls tackle 64 gingerbread houses
New Hope girls tackle 64 gingerbread houses
A youth group activity Friday night provided Christmas fun for teenage girls at New Hope Community Church.
Carols and lights usher in Christmas for downtown Hermiston
Carols and lights usher in Christmas for downtown Hermiston
Hermiston’s biggest Christmas tree yet was lit up on Thursday.
Hermiston students envision a future of peace
Hermiston students envision a future of peace
Lions Club honors Peace Poster entrants, local organizations
UEC substation built to cut down on power failures
UEC substation built to cut down on power failures
Hermiston East Substation will help Umatilla Electric Cooperative and Hermiston Energy Services provide more reliable service.
Echo rings in the holiday season
Echo rings in the holiday season
Holiday concerts and lights make for a festive Echo.
Creating Christmas traditions without breaking the spirit
Creating Christmas traditions without breaking the spirit
Stanfield author writes book to bring Christmas focus back to Christ
Ignoring rules can send recycling to the landfill
Ignoring rules can send recycling to the landfill
Transfer stations ask customers to only toss approved items into recycling containers.
By the Way: Chamber hoping search almost over
By the Way: Chamber hoping search almost over

Time is ticking for the Greater Hermiston Area Chamber of Commerce to find a new home, but board chair Josh Burns said an announcement should be coming later this week.

The chamber’s offices have been located in the Hermiston...

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Santa Claus heads to Stanfield boutique

Santa Claus is coming to town and plans to stop in at Fun Fashions Boutique.

People are invited to enjoy coffee, hot cocoa and cookies. In...

First Thursday gets festive

The December Hermiston Downtown District First Thursday event coincides with the city of Hermiston’s tree lighting...

Columbia Bank spreads holiday warmth
Small businesses face big hurdles to survive
U.S. Cellular dials in manager for Hermiston, Pendleton

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Hermiston History: City wages war on rats

25 YEARS AGO

December 15, 1992

•The east half of Spillway Park at McNary Dam will be closed as construction continues on the...

Hermiston approach to tourism differs from Pendleton
A discarded idea for a county tourism tax highlighted the different approaches to tourism taken by Pendleton and Hermiston.
Hermiston stars get ready to dance
Deputy arrests Hermiston man with drugs ready for sale
Carlin hearing set for Jan. 8