PENDLETON — Umatilla County health officials say the health department is scheduled to receive 700 doses of COVID-19 vaccine next week and has planned events to expand immunization efforts to educators.
HERMISTON — The Hermiston City Council will consider bids for construction of a new city hall during its Monday, Jan. 25, meeting.
PENDLETON — The National Weather Service is forecasting a chance of snow reaching down into the lower elevations of Eastern Oregon on Thursday, Jan. 21, through Friday, Jan. 22.
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The Internal Revenue Service announced that tax season will begin on Friday, Feb. 12, 2021, when the tax agency will begin accepting and processing 2020 tax year returns.
The Small Business Administration is currently accepting applications for the Paycheck Protection Program.
Three inmates who tested positive for COVID-19 in the ongoing outbreak at Two Rivers Correctional Institution in Umatilla died over the weekend, according to press releases from the Oregon Dep…
Oregon is once against scrambling its priority list for COVID-19 vaccinations, with some seniors’ priority pushed from next weekend to March.
Looking for a little fun in the snow but are working with a budget? Just an hour or so from Hermiston are areas where you can go sledding, cross-country skiing, or just play in the snow — all …
HERMISTON — Progress toward true equality can’t happen without conversations about race, members of a panel for Martin Luther King Jr. Day agreed.
HERMISTON — The new post commander for Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4750 is concerned about the post’s future if it doesn’t get more members.
PENDLETON — Going into 2020, Cesar Ortiz thought Blue Mountain Community College was the right fit for him.
HERMISTON — As rising COVID-19 numbers spark worry about hospital capacity in Oregon, the ability to quickly move patients between hospitals has been an important part of planning for surges.
PENDLETON — Umatilla County Public Health announced three COVID-19-related deaths on Wednesday, Jan. 13, and one death on Tuesday, Jan. 12, bringing the county's total to 64.
25 YEARS AGO
School districts in Umatilla County can see a path forward for bringing students back to the classroom, but it will be a slower journey than many parents hoped.
Umatilla County Public Health announced a total of 483 new cases of COVID-19 in the county in the seven-day period between Wednesday, Jan. 6 and Tuesday, Jan. 12.
A planned mini-storage facility took another step toward reality when the city council approved several land use decisions during their Monday, Jan. 11, meeting.
HERMISTON — It may look a little different than in years past, but the Umatilla County Fair is making plans for what it hopes is its first year back since the pandemic canceled most events in 2020.
It was three city councilors’ first meeting in office on Monday, Jan. 11, and several city residents wasted no time in getting in front of them to encourage the council to do something about t…
HERMISTON — Umatilla County Sheriff’s deputies and rescue personnel responded to a head-on collision on Monday, Jan. 11, that sent one person to a local medical facility.
SALEM — Veteran Eastern Oregon Republican legislator Bill Hansell has been issued Oregon Senate committee assignments for the upcoming 2021 Legislature, according to a Thursday, Jan. 7, press release.
HERMISTON — Camp Umatilla will greatly increase its training capacity in upcoming years as Congress continues to appropriate funding for improvements.
PENDLETON — Roughly 600 people streamed through the parking lot of the Pendleton Convention Center for a pair of COVID-19 vaccination clinics late last week, according to the Umatilla County P…
The ballot drop box outside of Hermiston City Hall is being relocated to the Stafford Hansell Government Center at 915 S.E. Columbia Drive in Hermiston.
HERMISTON — The ballot drop box outside of Hermiston City Hall is being relocated to the Stafford Hansell Government Center at 915 S.E. Columbia Drive in Hermiston.
When children placed in the foster care system arrive at their new home, they usually don’t bring much with them.
Kayak Public Transit has adjusted the operating hours of the HART bus system in Hermiston for the month of January.
Umatilla County Public Health announced vaccine clinics available this week for those who qualify under Phase 1a, but have not yet received a vaccine.
While 2020 was the year of canceled plans, it hasn’t stopped many area organizations from planning ahead for 2021 after ringing in the new year.
It was raining on Monday, Jan. 4, as about 20 students and parents stood on the street corner outside Hermiston School District’s offices, holding signs encouraging the district to return to i…
HERMISTON — The Umatilla County Board of Commissioners has approved sale of its annex in Hermiston known as the Cook Building.
PENDLETON — Kristin Owen has a long career of helping others, and it’s that history that has her ready for the challenges that await as the new executive director of Umatilla County services f…
HERMISTON — A Hermiston couple welcomed their new baby daughter, Baylor Addison Low, to the world on the evening of New Year’s Day in Hermiston.
HERMISTON — Some stood near the warmth of fires in the parking lot of the Eastern Oregon Trade and Event Center in Hermiston, eating, drinking and sharing stories under the light of a nearly f…
SALEM — Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek announced on Thursday, Dec. 31, the House committees for the upcoming 2021 legislative session, which will focus on a variety of issues, including wildf…
PENDLETON — The Umatilla County Health Department announced the county’s 57th COVID-19 death in a Thursday, Dec. 31, press release.
HEPPNER — Despite the cold weather, wind and drizzle, Morrow County Sheriff Ken Matlack appeared in a jovial mood on Wednesday, Dec. 30, awaiting his first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine…
Worldwide, 2020 was a year that seems likely to feature prominently in the history books of the future, and Umatilla and Morrow counties were not immune to the flood of news. The following is …
Good Shepherd Medical Center in Hermiston began administering its first COVID-19 vaccines at 7 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 28.
The Oregon Health Authority updated its assessment of each county’s risk levels on Tuesday, Dec. 29.
UMATILLA COUNTY — More Oregon students will likely be returning to classrooms soon as Gov. Kate Brown announced on Wednesday, Dec. 23, that metrics for reopening classrooms would shift from ma…
Good Shepherd Community Health Foundation concluded a “very successful year,” the foundation reported, awarding grants and scholarships totaling nearly $250,000 during 2020.
Boardman Rural Fire Protection District got a welcome boost recently with an extensive donation of equipment from Portland General Electric.
HERMISTON — It was the Sunday after Thanksgiving when Phyllis Hansell awoke to a splitting headache.
UMATILLA COUNTY — Two people were fatally injured in a single vehicle crash on Christmas Day, according to a press release from the Oregon State Police.
UMATILLA — After a power outage at Two Rivers Correctional Institution left approximately 600 inmates largely in darkness on the prison’s east side for more than a week during a surge in COVID…
HERMISTON — A Hermiston man was killed in a two-vehicle crash on Tuesday, Dec. 22, according to the Umatilla County Sheriff's Office.
PENDLETON — The Umatilla County Health Department announced the county’s 55th COVID-19 death in a Wednesday, Dec. 23, press release.
25 YEARS AGO
Hermiston and surrounding communities have seen an outpouring of generosity over the holiday season, but the needs that have spurred those gifts won’t go away in January.
Umatilla County Public Health released an update on the COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday, Dec. 22, stating that the vaccine has arrived in the county in “very limited amounts.”