Morrow County officials canceled a vaccine clinic in Heppner on Tuesday, April 13, after federal health agencies recommended that states “pause” the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine while officials investigate six reports of blood clots in women ages 18 to 48, out of nearly 7 million…
While the groundbreaking of a new Rocky Heights Elementary School means more room and nicer facilities for students and staff, when the time comes to tear down the old building, Linda Hagemann…
Oregon residents can testify about the state’s upcoming two-year budget during online hearings that begin this week.
Hermiston School District had a lot to celebrate on Tuesday, April 13.
The Eastern Oregon Trade and Event Center could look much different 20 years from now.
Hermiston city councilors asked for more time to think over a proposal for a new senior living development after the plan was met with opposition from existing assisted living facilities durin…
Water service will be temporarily turned off Wednesday, April 14, in the area of West Madrona Avenue, beginning at 8 a.m., the city of Hermiston announced.
HERMISTON — Umatilla Electric Cooperative will return $4 million to cooperative members in April as part of the utility’s Capital Credits program.
MISSION — With more doses than appointments, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation is once again expanding its eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine.
HERMISTON — When Mitch Colvin started working as a lineman for Umatilla Electric Cooperative six years ago, he spent a lot of time looking at maps.
HERMISTON — When Aspen Springs Psychiatric Hospital opened in Hermiston, it was hailed as a sorely-needed addition to the state’s meager supply of mental health treatment beds. But the facilit…
In heist movies, thieves use elaborate plans, high-tech hackers and clever disguises to steal money. But in real life, the tool of choice for criminals is often just a telephone or email address.
HERMISTON — The Hermiston City Council will discuss giving up 7.18 acres of land for a proposed senior housing project during the council’s Monday, April 12, meeting.
HERMISTON — Just months after opening Aspen Springs Psychiatric Hospital in Hermiston, Lifeways, Inc. has announced it is closing the hospital due to difficulties staffing it.
PENDLETON — The American Red Cross is urging healthy individuals to celebrate National Volunteer Month in April by donating lifesaving blood, platelets and plasma.
Umatilla County will move to moderate risk level for COVID-19 on Friday, April 9, according to an announcement from Gov. Kate Brown.
Officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Walla Walla District have resumed use of bird-deterring lasers, and will be testing a long-range acoustic device to prevent birds from preying o…
HERMISTON — A man who fought a police officer in Hermiston on Monday, April 5, was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and assaulting a public safety officer, according…
There were plenty of congratulations to go around on Friday, April 2, as the Umatilla Chamber of Commerce handed out its Distinguished Citizen Awards for 2019 and 2020.
HERMISTON — American Legion Post 37 and American Legion Auxiliary unit 37 are looking for a new home, according to the post's commander, Glenn Bradley.
As summer plans hang on the race between COVID-19 vaccines and the spread of new, more contagious COVID-19 variants, some major Umatilla County events are trying to plan ahead the best they can.
MORROW COUNTY — The Morrow County Public Health Department is partnering with state and federal officials to hold several COVID-19 vaccine clinics in the coming weeks.
KENNEWICK, Wash. — Cascade Natural Gas is offering a debt relief program for residential customers whose bills are past due because of financial hardship.
Hermiston School District will open online registration for next year's kindergarten class on Monday, April 12.
MEACHAM — Construction will slow traffic on Interstate 84 between Meacham and Spring Creek for the next two years.
HERMISTON — A sewer line backed up along West Hartley Avenue in Hermiston on Wednesday, March 31.
PENDLETON — Umatilla County Public Health announced on Wednesday, March 31, that Oregon Health Authority gave the county approval to start vaccinating people in Phase 1B Group 7 effective immediately.
HERMISTON — Umatilla River Road between Northeast 11th Street and Cooney Lane outside Hermiston is closed for the next three to four weeks for construction.
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PENDLETON — Officials in Umatilla and Morrow counties are ramping up vaccine efforts after receiving approval from the state on Monday, March 22, to broaden eligibility to agricultural workers…
HERMISTON — Joe Hodge is an apartment dweller with a green thumb.
UMATILLA COUNTY — Strong winds whipped through the Pacific Northwest on Sunday, March 28, causing damage in Eastern Oregon.
Oregon wildlife and agriculture officials have confirmed the presence of a deadly virus in feral domestic rabbits in a Portland suburb, sparking concerns the disease could spread to wild rabbi…
HERMISTON — Kirby Nagelhout Construction will build both of Hermiston's new elementary school buildings.
The city of Hermiston Parks and Recreation and Hermiston Rotary Club are teaming up to donate 1,500 trees to the community for the the 35th annual Arbor Day Tree Giveaway.
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When Darrell “Pete” Rollins entered inpatient treatment for addiction at Eastern Oregon Recovery Center in Pendleton, he didn’t think anything counselors there had to teach him would work.
Hermiston School District announced on Tuesday, March 23, that all students will return to in-person classes full time, five days a week starting April 13.
A new state housing law taking effect soon is forcing adjustments to Hermiston’s residential codes.
Procrastinators will have more time to get their taxes in after the Internal Revenue Service announced it was extending the federal income tax filing due date for individuals for the 2020 tax …
UMATILLA COUNTY — This May, thousands of Umatilla County residents will get something that isn’t supposed to be novel in a democracy — a choice.
HERMISTON — Umatilla County Fire District No. 1 and the city of Milton-Freewater are asking voters to approve bonds for public safety during the May 18 election.
HERMISTON — Hermiston School District is moving some of its administrators around to new jobs next year to fill open positions from within.
HERMISTON — The Hermiston City Council will hold a 90-minute work session about zoning rules for duplexes on Monday, March 22, before its regular meeting.
HERMISTON — Wences Dominguez makes a little more than $400 each week pruning grapes in the sprawling fields around Hermiston — $350 of which he gives to his family.
More than 1 million new people are being added early to the eligibility list for COVID-19 vaccinations, Gov. Kate Brown announced Friday, March 19.
SALEM — Gov. Kate Brown's latest submission of names for state Senate confirmation includes Michael Erickson of Hermiston.
HERMISTON — Contractors began tearing down Hermiston's former city hall on Wednesday, March 17, to make way for a new city hall in the same location.
When Hermiston High School sophomore Kylie Temple started high school, she considered herself a “city girl at heart” who had never had much to do with anything agricultural.
A longtime administrator with the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation has been tapped for a job with broad influence over regional energy and environmental conservation. But…