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I really care about Hermiston and the surrounding communities. I am truly fortunate to be part of the city government in Hermiston. It is an honor to be re-elected to serve a third term as city councilor. I will continue to listen and serve all citizens in this great city. Thank you to each …

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A sincere thank you to the gentleman who contacted several businesses in Hermiston to sponsor the concert on Nov. 3, 2018, ”A Toast to Bread!” An extremely talented, professional group of musicians.

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We have the opportunity to vote for Representative Greg Walden, sending him back to Congress to continue to represent us through these continuing challenging times. We need his hard-working, e…

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I voted for George as commissioner in the last race, but will not vote for him this time. You see, I received a flier yesterday from the Re-Elect George campaign, and I say it lacks of integri…

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Our current Congressional representative, Greg Walden holds significant power in Congress. But he uses that power to further the interests of out-of-state corporate donors over the wellbeing o…

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I would like to recommend a vote for city councilwoman Lori Davis in the November election. She is a longtime resident and a friend of mine. Lori is known to be truthful and reliable. She’s an…

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Just a point of clarification on your six-man football article (“Six-man football debuts,” Sept. 6).1948 was not the last year the sport was played in Oregon. I played for the state championsh…

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Ryan Wesley Bounds’ nomination to the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee on June 7. Lady Justice, with her blindfold and scales of justice, smiled.

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It’s a shame a handful of individuals rewrote Hermiston High School history by altering the 2018 commencement.

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On behalf of the clients of the Agape House, I want to extend our great thanks to the Hermiston postal carriers and the people of the Hermiston area for the great results of the postal carrier…

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While traveling last October, at Biggs Junction we discovered to our horror that our dog, Vinnie, was missing. We thought he must have gotten out at the rest stop at Boardman. As it turned out…

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Vision comes with many different definitions, but the constant is it is never stationary. Umatilla County Commissioner George Murdock has, during his term as Umatilla County Commissioner, been…

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I urge the voters of Umatilla County to re-elect Larry Givens as our county commissioner. He has been a hard-working, hands-on commissioner who has devoted countless hours to help move Umatill…

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I’ve heard that one of the judicial candidates for Umatilla and Morrow Counties has suggested that he is better qualified to be judge because of the large number of court appearances he’s made…

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I support Larry Givens in his race for Umatilla County Commissioner. Although I do not know his opponent, I just can’t see the case for making a change. Larry has been a conscientious and hard…

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I am writing in support of Rob Collins to be our next circuit court judge. I believe that he has the right combination of broad legal experience, judicial temperament and community involvement…

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I am writing to support Larry Given’s re-election as Umatilla County Commissioner. Larry has worked tirelessly on behalf of the citizens of this county, and deserves our continued support. He …

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Notice to hundreds of people, your jobs are gone. Headline: “Processing plant closures on the rise.” Little warning — two days? Tight cattle supply.

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This letter is in reference to the race for Circuit Court Judge and my support of Rob Collins for that position.

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April is National Community College Awareness Month, and as a proud member of the Blue Mountain Community College Board of Education, I would like to take a moment to remind the community of t…

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I attended the candidates’ forum last week. I listened to all the candidates for county commissioners and especially for the new people running for the Hermiston City Council. Two guys impress…

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I am writing to say the new street lamps on Main Street look VERY nice. And the downtown renovations will be another boost, once complete, for the revitalization efforts. I wholeheartedly agre…

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On behalf of the clients of the Agape House, I want to extend our great thanks to the Hermiston Leadership class and the people of Western Umatilla County for the “Stuff the Bus” supply drive …

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Greg Walden, vote him out, why, you ask, he led the way to cut out HEALTHCARE for 8 million people. Let’s not allow this congressman to choose party over people one more election cycle!

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I came from Massachusetts in 1980 to work in the power plant in Boardman and was told by my union steward that if I ever get hurt make sure that I am not sent to Good Shepherd Hospital but to …

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Agriculture is a big player in the eastern Oregon economy. More than 37 percent of the workforce in Umatilla County is either directly or indirectly employed by the agriculture industry. And f…

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I remember the first time I sat in a government meeting, put my head in my hands, and thought, “what is the point of this?”

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I’m a Winter Olympics junkie, but several things connected with things happening in PyeongChang have me scratching my head.

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After reading the letter to the editor complaining about the city of Hermiston clearing the area upstream from Riverfront Park, I felt it would be remiss of me not to set the record straight.

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How much is enough? Regarding the newly-cleared area upstream from Riverfront Park and under the West Highland bridge: there was plenty of room, near the bridge, for entering the small area th…

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What a humbling experience the past two decades have been for my family and myself. As my participation on the Umatilla County Fair Board came to an end, the ability to say thank you to the wh…

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In our travels throughout many countries, we have found the City of Hermiston’s drinking water to be the very best. We all should appreciate this very important need. Thank you. So “bottoms up.”

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Combing through old editions of the Hermiston Herald to put together our regular Hermiston History feature this month gave me a few chuckles.

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The Umatilla County Commissioners should be lauded for being a partner in building EOTEC. They, the city of Hermiston, Farm-City Pro Rodeo, and Fair Board saved the Umatilla County Fair.

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I remember hearing how the Eastern Oregon Trade & Event Center was going to be great. I remember the great idea of the partnership between the city and the county. I remember the support f…

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One of the great experiences of my professional career has been Leadership Hermiston, a chamber of commerce program intended to give people a crash course on what makes this community tick.

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The Hermiston Police Department and city of Hermiston just concluded the 48th annual Christmas Express program. Each year since I took over in 2004 we have tried to fine tune and make the oper…