LA GRANDE — The Oregon Employment Department reported the number of residents in Eastern Oregon receiving unemployment benefits is lower now than it was before the pandemic started.
HERMISTON — Hermiston’s watermelon crop is hanging in there despite being pounded by a record-breaking heat wave.
Good Shepherd Health Care System recently welcomed Dr. Kyle Duncan, a board certified podiatrist.
A billboard advertising positions at Northwood Manufacturing and Outdoors RV along Island Avenue on June 28, 2021. The recreational vehicle manufacturer in La Grande has faced an increase in d…
Tesia Hunsucker is hoping more people will shop locally for art supplies now that she has opened a craft store in Umatilla.
Shipping problems are causing a fireworks shortage at local stands, according to suppliers.
HERMISTON — The past year has been tough on restaurants, but the industry is showing signs of life in Umatilla County as entrepreneurs take the plunge with new ventures.
As businesses reopen, extend their hours or bring workers back to the office for the first time since the pandemic began, Energy Trust of Oregon is reminding them it is a good opportunity to e…
SALEM — Eastern Oregon lawmakers are calling for the state to end supplemental unemployment benefits to help out-of-work Oregonians endure the pandemic, saying the programs have spurred a work…
Delish Bistro in Hermiston is currently closed, but the closure is temporary as the restaurant moves to a new, larger location.
Longtime Hermiston business Heller & Sons Distributing will be losing the Heller name after the family sold the business to Carson Oil.
Area growers and crafters were showing off their wares Thursday, May 27, on the opening day of the Maxwell Market.
Moda Health is working to address shortfalls in rural access to dental care with the opening of Arrow Dental in Hermiston.
Dr. Silvia Rondon has been named as the new director of the Oregon Integrated Pest Management Center.
HERMISTON — There’s a small orange note that Michael Gormley, the owner of Neighborhood Books & Gifts in downtown Hermiston, plans to show his customers in the coming days.
A year ago the Umatilla Electric Cooperative’s Business Resource Center opened to assist its business customers navigate federal and state relief funding opportunities affected by COVID-19 res…
The Maxwell Market opens for the 2021 season on Thursday, May 27, at the Maxwell Siding Event Center and Pavilion in Hermiston.
Book lovers have a new local option to get their reading fix with the opening of The Next Chapter Bookstore.
Ridership in the Workforce On-demand Ride Cooperative (WORC) rebounded in the first quarter of 2021 as more residents used the service to access jobs at grocery, retail, and fast food establis…
Farm groups in Oregon are pushing back against an initiative petition that would remove protections for livestock producers under the state's animal cruelty laws.
Oregon would no longer require a prescription for medicines containing ephedrine or pseudoephedrine under a bill that has cleared the House.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The federal Restaurant Revitalization Fund is now taking applications.
HERMISTON — The developer for a proposed natural gas plant outside Hermiston is reviewing an offer from a potential buyer who expressed interest in continuing the project.
Both incumbents up for reelection for Umatilla Electric Cooperative’s board of directors kept their seats.
HERMISTON — Perennial Power Holdings has abandoned plans to build a natural gas power plant outside of Hermiston amid litigation brought by environmental groups.
HERMISTON — When Hermiston Raceway opens on May 1, there will be a little something for all racing fans.
Good Shepherd Health Care System has welcomed two new physiatrists to the Good Shepherd Medical Group’s Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Clinic.
High school students, college students and other job seekers are invited to connect with potential employers at the Career Connect Virtual College and Job Fair on Wednesday, April 28.
A new warehouse starting construction in Hermiston is expected to hire 75 to 100 people once it is completed later this year.
A new Umatilla business will hold its grand opening on Saturday, April 10.
HERMISTON — The Hermiston Chamber of Commerce is moving to a larger building.
The CFTC charges were filed in the U.S. District Court for Eastern Washington one day after Cody Easterday pleaded guilty in the same court to committing wire fraud against Tyson Foods and ano…
UMATILLA COUNTY — State and federal COVID-19 relief legislation will present more grant opportunities to businesses in April.
Commercial Tire announced last week that the company is now 100% employee owned.
Hermiston residents have a new transportation option with the arrival of Bird Scooters.
HERMISTON — Columbia Basin Bioscience, a CBD extraction company based in Hermiston, announced on Wednesday, March 17, that it has received a Current Good Manufacturing Practice certification.
HERMISTON — Kristina Olivas has been chosen as the Hermiston Chamber of Commerce's new chief executive officer.
SALEM — Morrow County has been lowered from the moderate coronavirus risk category to lower risk, allowing restaurants, fitness and entertainment facilities to open at greater capacities, acco…
House Speaker Tina Kotek says she wants to see a legislative fast track for an extension of Oregon’s moratorium on residential foreclosures.
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The National Corn Yield Contest, sponsored annually by the National Corn Growers Association, recognizes farmers from across the country for their efforts and exceptional resu…
The state's Commercial Rent Relief Program opened on Monday, March 8, for small businesses and their landlords affected by COVID-19.
SALEM — Counties that might fall back into the state's most restrictive extreme risk level for COVID-19 spread will be given a two-week grace period on heightened restrictions, Gov. Kate Brown…
Good Shepherd Health Care System has welcomed Dr. Stewart Swena to Good Shepherd Urgent Care.
The Hermiston Walmart is working on a remodel of the store that is expected to be complete in early summer 2021.
LA GRANDE — A local nonprofit is looking to find some wings to help entrepreneurial enterprises get off the ground in Eastern Oregon.
After months of closed doors, takeout or dining in tents, restaurants in Umatilla County are bringing diners back indoors for the first time since November 2020.
Morrow County and Tillamook County Creamery Association have announced another round of funding is available to assist small businesses affected by COVID-19.
A Umatilla County resident is suing a local agricultural operation for $300,000, claiming the company fired her in retaliation for making a complaint to government agencies about health and sa…
Farmers will likely see dry conditions this spring and summer as La Nina returns, meteorologist Art Douglas says.
WASHINGTON — Skye Krebs, a native of Ione, was elected to the Region V vice president for policy for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association during its regional caucus.
The Oregon Department of Revenue began processing state income tax returns on Friday, Feb. 12.
The Blue Mountain Community College Small Business Development Center is offering free training and other resources for small local businesses.
A $47 million irrigation project expected to provide a significant boost to the Columbia Basin’s economy is now complete.
The AARP Foundation is offering free tax help for senior citizens at the Port of Morrow offices, on 2 Marine Drive in Boardman, every Friday from Feb. 5 through April 9.
Echo School’s latest addition has been recognized by the American Institute of Architects.