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Have you ever felt like life is unfair? I have. I’m sure that if you’re like me, there have been plenty of times when you have experienced situations when you thought that you were the only on…

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Resolutions … smesolutions. While I don’t really get into the whole thing, I decided to read about making New Year’s resolutions.

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When I was about 12, my parents came to the conclusion that most parents come to at some point: My three younger brothers and I had gotten too focused on the “getting” part of Christmas instea…

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Bill Belichick is the National Football League’s version of the Grinch. The head coach of the New England Patriots recently said Christmas is very inconvenient — coming in the middle of the fo…

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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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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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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…

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At the end of a long day last month, my boss came up to my desk. After a few minutes of pleasantries, he sat down, something clearly on his mind.

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We sang a rousing round of “Happy Birthday” Monday morning in celebration of Lucifer’s eighth birthday.

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While selfies may have increased in popularity over the last decade, millennials certainly weren’t the first generation to snap photos of themselves.

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As the preparation for the 2017 Umatilla County Fair and Farm-City Pro Rodeo continues to increase in pace, the board of directors of the Friends of the Fair and Rodeo Inc. wanted to take a mo…

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As I watched a skiff of snow begin to form outside late Monday night, I wondered if the traction on my Nikes would be enough to safely transport me from the newsroom door to my Jeep.

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Jerry Reed’s story, or part of it at least, is a familiar one in Hermiston. He wasn’t born here. But he saw opportunity here, came here for work, and it became his home.