Starting in February, Hermiston residents will have increased access to public transit. Hermiston Area Regional Transit, or HART, will increase its circulation from six routes a day to 10, beginning Feb. 4. The service will be available from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, increasin…
When someone announces a timeline for a large construction project, it’s not a bad idea to take the number of months and double it. Maybe triple it.
Students at Rocky Heights Elementary School got a special surprise with lunch last week — they got to sample purple potatoes, grown at the Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center.…
The city of Hermiston is looking for input on a planned skate park.
The artwork of Denisia Leon is featured during the month of January at the Hermiston Public Library.
All area artists ages 18 and under are invited to enter the 2019 ArtWORKz Junior Art Show & Competition at Tamástslikt Cultural Institute
A hearty home-cooked meal is available during the Irrigon Multicultural Arts Center fundraising breakfast.
A trio of comics will take the stage during Melonville Comedy Festival.
HEPPNER — Rape defendant Eduardo Salas of Irrigon is back in the Umatilla County Jail after bailing out in 2017.
Rehearsals for the spring concerts of the Willow Creek Symphony recently started.
The owners of a Hermiston car wash have started a second one on the opposite side of town. Five Star Car Wash is now open, and is located at the corner of Southwest 11th Street and West Highla…
Stanfield residents support keeping their landmark water tower but are still against letting marijuana dispensaries into town, according to a survey conducted by the city.
Good Shepherd Health Care System’s speech-language pathology department has a new manager.
Of all the timeless lessons Martin Luther King Jr. taught the world, an individual's responsibility and power to make the world a better place was a focus of Monday's annual march in Hermiston.
Six of Heppner’s seven city councilors voted on Friday, Jan. 11 to fire the city manager, citing issues with budget management.
The Inland Northwest Musicians is accepting applications for participants in its 19th annual Young Artists Competition.
A free online resource guide for family caregivers and seniors was recently launched by Prestige Care, which has senior care facilities throughout Oregon and Washington.
The Blue Mountain Enforcement Narcotics Team arrested more the five dozen suspects to take down drug trafficking organizations Wednesday in Operation Wildfire.
Umatilla County Sheriff Terry Rowan said he is now involved in saving the horses at the Buck Brogoitti Animal Rescue.
Hermiston's Hinkle Rail Yard is part of a round of layoffs by Union Pacific Railroad.
Walden cancels town halls
A man driving a pickup truck Tuesday morning hit a gas main line on Feedville Road, and succumbed to injuries from the crash.
Blame was cast in multiple directions Monday night as the Hermiston City Council and Farm-City Pro Rodeo board discussed delays to construction of an RV park at the Eastern Oregon Trade and Ev…
Altrusa International of Hermiston is looking for a young person to recognize as the Outstanding Young Citizen at the Hermiston Distinguished Citizens Awards Banquet.
The city of Echo is reminding its residents that they must obtain 2019 dog licenses by Thursday, Feb. 28.
The AARP Foundation’s Tax-Aide program provides free tax assistance and preparation locally beginning in early February and running through early April.
A faith-based conference with the theme of “Cover the Earth” features live music, inspirational speakers and top-notch performances.
Furniture, knick-knacks and clothing are available for purchase during a parking lot sale at Agape House.
John Carbage doesn’t hold back when asked what needs to change in the world today.
There was an extra sparkle to Highland Hills Elementary School on Monday.
Bouncy houses, a bungee run, inflatable jousting, corn hole, ping pong, Mario Kart and more are featured during Family Friday Night.
The Hermiston City Council will be looking for solutions to a puzzle at the Eastern Oregon Trade and Event Center on Monday.
A section of South First Street in Hermiston will be closed during February and March as the city replaces a bridge over the canal near Southeast Crestline Drive.
A lawsuit against the Hermiston School District seeking $38.9 million alleging failure to protect a student from concussion harm has been moved to federal court, and documents from the school …
The city of Umatilla has a new public works director. Scott Coleman stepped into the role on Wednesday, Jan. 2.
Police arrested two people Friday morning after Blue Mountain Enforcement Narcotics team searched a Hermiston residence and found drugs.
In their first week in the new gymnasium, McNary Heights Elementary students are already using the extra space to their advantage.
BMCC trims field of 44 president applicants to nine
Carlos Joaquin Barragan of Hermiston used to run one of the largest illegal drug operations in northeast Oregon. Now he’s in jail for jewelry theft and ripping off a local car club.
The Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office is getting new protective vests and tactical medical supplies.
HERMISTON — A Hermiston man is back in jail about five months after murder charges against him were dropped.
Less than two weeks into January, it’s a good bet that some New Year’s resolutions have already fallen by the wayside.
If dozens of new, qualified truck drivers popped into Umatilla County tomorrow, Bryan Medelez argued they would have no problem finding jobs.
New Year’s Eve started with a bang in Hermiston this year, but not as much of a bang as the city had hoped.
A handful of local “stars” will get schooled during the seventh annual Dancing with the Hermiston Stars.
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U.S. Rep. Greg Walden will hold a series of town hall meetings in 16 counties this month, including Umatilla and Morrow counties.
Children that use their Ready 2 Learn library card in the month of January will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win an early learning gift pack.
Free craft activities are available at the Hermiston Public Library.
A special service featuring fellowship and the singing of old hymns is planned at Victory Baptist Church.
Sitting in front of a group of his peers, a man named Corey Michaels unfolded two pieces of paper and, without knowing who they were from, began reading aloud.
A town hall meeting on state school funding is being hosted by the Oregon School Boards Association.
Lives were being saved at the Hermiston Public Library on Monday.
Jerome Martel Price of Hermiston faces his second criminal case in federal court in four years.