LA GRANDE — An effort to host an on-campus event at Eastern Oregon University for rural residents appears to have fizzled out, according to the organization who was behind the effort.
PENDLETON — Two Umatilla County addiction treatment providers received more than $4.9 million in 2022 to expand their services.
PENDLETON — Umatilla County residents on Wednesday, Sept. 21, spoke out against the hiring of a manager to oversee county government.
Overloading groundwater with nitrates brings to light a health issue that is neither new to agriculture nor unique to any one part of the West. Nitrogen from fertilizer, compost or manure is c…
Six local “stars” will two-step into the spotlight as the Hermiston Education Foundation brings back a popular fundraiser. Dancing with the Hermiston Stars is Oct. 9, 5 p.m. at Hermiston High School.
Stanfield City Council is considering ways to involve more of the town's Hispanic community. Mayor Susan Whelan said the represent 50% of Stanfield's population.
Nearly 7.4 million seniors have incomes below the poverty line. That’s an income of $240 a week or less, which, after housing, utility and medical expenses, leaves very little for food. The st…
Stanfield School District teacher Travis Reeser is the InterMountain Education Service District’s 2023 Regional Teacher of the Year.
BOARDMAN — The last coal-fired power plant in Oregon is no more.
More than 100 Boardman residents attended a meeting Thursday evening, Sept. 15, to demand the state guarantee access to safe drinking water in Morrow County.
Firefighters controlled brush fires Wednesday, Sept. 14, about a mile west of Hat Rock State Park near Hermiston.Umatilla County Fire District No. 1 reported it canceled Level 1 evacuation not…
Umatilla voters in the Nov. 8 election get to decide on a new $45.2 million general obligation bond to expand school infrastructure.
HERMISTON — On a hazy Monday afternoon, Sept. 12, Stanfield Mayor Susan Whelan, 70, found herself at the Good Shepherd Medical Center in Hermiston accompanying her friend, an immigrant child, …
Several Hermiston High School students and parents told the Hermiston School District’s Board of Education at its recent meeting how enforcement of the school’s dress code is unfair and sends …
Pony rides, a petting zoo, games, prizes, ice cream and entertainment are planned during Kiwanis Kids Day.
A truck hauling potatoes crashed Tuesday morning,
A Hermiston man is behind bars after police arrested him on suspicion of stabbing another man.
HERMISTON — Good Shepherd Health Care System announced it is leading a full-scale active shooter preparedness drill Sept. 22 at the hospital campus at 610 N.W. 11th St., Hermiston.
Hermiston High School staff stopped 62 students for dress code violations on Aug. 29, the first day of classes. Hermiston High seniors Adriana Gutierrez and Piper Snyder have started an online…
PENDLETON – Travis Davenport, 39, of Pendleton, said he witnessed something Sunday, Sept. 4, he could not explain.
Umatilla County Public Health is adding three positions to deliver more services, particularly in Hermiston and the surrounding area.
PENDLETON — Umatilla County District Attorney's Office no longer handles child support programs.
The project to create and operate a facility in Umatilla to help take on local homelessness took another step forward.
The Hermiston Fall Festival is coming up Oct. 7-8 at the Eastern Oregon Trade and Event Center, Hermiston.
PENDLETON — Umatilla County and the cities of Hermiston and Umatilla are moving to agree on the location of a bridge over the Umatilla River to provide a new connection with Interstate 82.
HERMISTON — The lands of the former Umatilla Chemical Depot are nearing transfer from Army ownership to the Columbia Development Authority. After years of waiting for local control, the deal c…
HERMISTON — With a ground trembling roar, cars rocketed past a packed house on the first day of Hermiston Raceway's Labor Day Spectacular on Saturday, Sept. 3.
25 YEARS AGO
UMATILLA — Construction is on the schedule to begin in 2023 in Umatilla County on the first phase of an irrigation project to benefit industry, cities, irrigators, fisheries and a threatened aquifer.
HEPPNER — Morrow County is facing a lawsuit from its former county administrator.
The Oregon Court of Appeals has ruled that animals can’t file lawsuits, a relief to farm advocates who had worried about potentially expansive new litigation over livestock production.
The city of Echo is requesting $1.5 million in state and federal funds for restoration work and protection of the southern part of the town and northern part of the shoreline caused by the hig…
Giddy up, it’s almost time for the Eastern Oregon Women’s Coalition Annual Round-Up Governor’s Luncheon. The event features special speaker Katy Coba, the state’s chief operating officer and d…
PORTLAND — The environmental group Columbia Riverkeeper announced Friday, Aug. 26, it filed a petition challenging the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s approval of the Coyote Springs Cog…
IRRIGON — Students and staff returning to Irrigon Junior-Senior High School will notice some upgrades with the start of fall term classes this week.
Hermiston School District had a busy morning on the first day of school for Monday, Aug. 29.
The Hermiston Herald has added a new member to its team.
Hermiston police reported arresting two men after an attack on two others Sunday, Aug. 28, at an adult soccer tournament.
PENDLETON — Fire kicked up again Saturday, Aug. 27, at the Grain Craft flour mill in Pendleton, sending black smoke steaming into the sky.
25 YEARS AGO
For the first time in more than four decades, a Rotary member who lives in Eastern Oregon is serving as governor for Rotary District 5100 for the 2022-23 term.
ECHO — Umatilla County has hired a consultant on the $17 million project to take more water from the Columbia River to help local farmers while providing a ready water source for economic and …
PENDLETON — The pandemic attending public schools complicated, but the 2022 fall term is bringing a return to the norm for Oregon schools.
The Cathy Wamsley Early Learning Center opened Thursday, Aug. 25, with a ribbon-cutting at Umatilla-Morrow Head Start in Hermiston with special guests Cathy Wamsley’s husband Thomas; son, Brad…
BOARDMAN — The 656-foot-tall stack and boiler at the decommissioned Boardman coal plant is coming down.
LA GRANDE — Emotions could run high at Eastern Oregon University’s Gilbert Center next week.
Evaporation and drawdown for irrigation have shoaled McKay Reservoir, south of Pendleton, on Aug. 25, 2022.
An incoming Morrow County commissioner is the subject of a state ethics investigation.
HEPPNER — The Morrow County Fair & Rodeo always delivers a good time.
Hermiston city councilors, staff and the public on Monday, Aug. 22, got a tour of the new city hall.
With National Dog Day coming up on Friday, Aug. 26, people might consider lending a paw to dogs (as well as cats and kittens) that are going through a “ruff” spot. Fuzz Ball Animal Rescue is s…
The Umatilla County Fair Youth Livestock Auction achieved a record in sales this year.