HERMISTON — Umatilla County Fire District 1 responded to a single-month record number of calls for service in July, answering 525 tone-outs in 31 days.
HERMISTON — The Hermiston City Council will vote on authorizing the issuance of up to $9.6 million in full faith and credit bonds to pay for renovation of the basement of the Hermiston Public …
HERMISTON — The Umatilla County Fair board has made additional adjustments to its plans for the fair on Aug. 11-15 in light of the county being sent back to baseline instead of Phase 1 status.
HERMISTON — New workplaces in Umatilla and Morrow counties were added to the Oregon Health Authority's weekly report on workplace outbreaks of COVID-19, but some worksites were also moved to t…
25 YEARS AGO
The Harkenrider Senior Activity Center may be “closed,” but its board members are still finding ways to serve seniors in Hermiston.
Umatilla County residents had been bracing for a possible return to Phase 1 reopening restrictions after the county’s cases of COVID-19 per capita continued to outpace the rest of the state, b…
Next week is fair week for the Umatilla County Fair, but it will look much different than in years past.
Runners all over the world are planning to “Run with Rivs” in solidarity with a former Hermiston graduate battling cancer.
Hermiston School District had already seen the writing on the wall for an online-only start to the school year, but for some Eastern Oregon school districts, new metrics from the Oregon Depart…
HERMISTON — Oregon State University researchers believe 17% of Hermiston residents were positive for COVID-19 during the university's door-to-door testing period on July 25-26.
PENDLETION — Umatilla and Morrow Counties are moving backward in the state's reopening plans.
HERMISTON — The Umatilla County Fair has announced a change in plans for fair week, Aug. 11-15.
HERMISTON — A small group of Hermiston residents celebrated some good news on Wednesday, July 29, by breaking ground on the new Funland Playground at Butte Park.
HERMISTON — The COVID-19 virus continues to make its way into new worksites and long-term care facilities in Hermiston.
25 YEARS AGO
Construction of Hermiston’s new Funland Playground at Butte Park will get underway Wednesday, July 29, with a groundbreaking ceremony at 12:30 p.m.
More than a million Oregonians who used a debit card to buy gas at an Oregon ARCO am/pm gas station between Jan. 1, 2011, and Aug. 30, 2013, will receive a check in the mail for $94.42 in the …
Umatilla County Fire District 1 conducted a water rescue in the Umatilla County river on the evening of Monday, July 27.
In addition to an online-only start, Hermiston School District will also start school later than usual in the fall.
Umatilla County Public Health continues to report deaths at Hermiston nursing homes after an outbreak at Regency Hermiston Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Business at the Maxwell Market has been slow this summer compared to previous years, according to several vendors.
The Hermiston City Council has approved a plan for more than $500,000 in CARES Act funding that will soon be available for the city’s use.
Hermiston will get two new stop signs at intersections where housing development has increased traffic.
HERMISTON — Umatilla County had another triple-digit weekend for confirmed COVID-19 cases, but none of those cases was from door-to-door testing conducted by Oregon State University researcher…
Knerr Construction will complete a $910,000 remodel of the Hermiston Public Library’s basement, after the Hermiston City Council awarded the project to the Hermiston-based firm on Monday, July 27.
HERMISTON — Economic development in Hermiston is paying for two new “state-of-the-art” fire engines for Umatilla County Fire District 1.
HERMISTON — The Hermiston School District announced on Thursday, July 23, in a press release that it plans to begin the school year with distance learning instructional classes only.
HERMISTON — The Oregon Health Authority has reported an outbreak of COVID-19 at Regency Hermiston Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
SALEM — Gov. Kate Brown announced at a Wednesday, July 22, press conference that there will be additional statewide restrictions under Phase 2 of reopening plans as soon as Friday, July 24.
Four months since thousands of Umatilla County residents filed for unemployment benefits as a result of COVID-19, some say they still haven’t received any money, while others just received mon…
Umatilla County approved an amendment to its development code along the Highway 395 North corridor between Hermiston and Umatilla last week to allow for automobile dealerships to be developed …
Health experts from Oregon State University will be conducting door-to-door COVID-19 testing in Hermiston on Saturday, July 25, and Sunday, July 26.
The Oregon Health Authority has a new COVID-19 test site locator to help Oregonians find nearby places where they can be tested. The interactive map, available in multiple languages, can be fo…
HERMISTON — Fair week will look a lot different for most counties this year, but local youths will still have an opportunity to show off their hard work.
As Umatilla School District plans its socially distanced return to school, Superintendent Heidi Sipe is also working to help students return to the classroom statewide.
UMATILLA COUNTY — A 72-year-old man who lived at Regency Hermiston Nursing and Rehabilitation Center died Tuesday, July 14 after testing positive for COVID-19 on July 8, a press release from t…
HERMISTON — Hermiston’s Walmart Distribution Center and Marlette Homes joined the Oregon Health Authority’s weekly list of workplace COVID-19 outbreaks in its Wednesday, July 15, report.
As the federal government releases more information about the Paycheck Protection Program, the stimulus money for businesses affected by COVID-19 is being credited with helping save thousands …
Good Shepherd Health Care System tried out its first drive-thru testing event on Monday, July 13, and hopes to provide more such opportunities in the future.
Hermiston’s food truck pod will make its permanent home at its current location on the corner of Southwest Third Street and Orchard Avenue.
A 20-year parks master plan for the city of Hermiston envisions adding several new parks, trails and an indoor recreation center to Hermiston over the next two decades.
Highway 395 will be more accessible after a summer project by the Oregon Department of Transportation through Hermiston and Umatilla.
Umatilla County’s rising COVID-19 cases continue to touch more workplaces in the area, as the county passed the 1,000-case mark over the weekend of July 11-12.
Protests and COVID-19 were at the forefront of the conversation during a virtual town hall hosted by Rep. Greg Smith, R-Heppner, on July 9.
HERMISTON — After confessing to police that he penned a racist letter he originally claimed to have received anonymously, Jonathan Lopez now has a more direct message to anyone the letter harm…
The first few Hermiston watermelons are starting to hit the stands, but watermelon season isn’t in full swing yet.
Umatilla School District is asking families to register for school now to choose whether they want their student to participate in the district’s planned hybrid model of some in-person and som…
HERMISTON — The Hermiston City Council plans to vote Monday, July 13, on the future of the city's food truck pod.
On July 8, the Good Shepherd Health Care System announced it was holding a free drive-through COVID-19 testing clinic on Monday, July 13 from 7-11 a.m. in the parking lot of the Columbia Profe…
Online registration has officially opened, as of July 1, for the Hermiston School District.
While masks have been encouraged by public health experts at organizations, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, they are now mandatory in Oregon.
Umatilla County’s seventh COVID-19 death came just two days after its sixth, according to Umatilla County Public Health.