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Umatilla County OSU alums preserved in oral history

- Pendleton and Hermiston OSU alums and academics interviewed as a part of school's 150th anniversary oral history project.

Pendleton drone range expands horizons with mission control

- New Pendleton UAS Range facility has command center, 3-D printers and virtual reality room.

Pendleton Public Library cracks open multi-year plan

- Pendleton Public Library aims to boost adult programming and library card membership

Pendleton plaza project downsized amid railroad concerns

- After negotiating with Union Pacific, community group decides to walk away from plaza concept

Pendleton City Council snubs out smoking in parks

- Enforcement won't begin until after six-month education campaign and the law will sunset after two years.

Pendleton’s Vert stands empty most days

- Vert Auditorium occupied 8 percent of the year in 2015.

Pendleton and Hermiston districts talk about good and bad marks on state report card

- Hermiston sees significant improvement on high school English Language Arts assessment while Pendleton sees drop

Pendleton School District classified school employee union asks board to unfreeze pay scale

- Union leader reads letter after administrator receives pay raise

2017-2018 could be last swim season for local high schools at BMCC pool

- BMCC remains steadfast in closing aging pool next summer

Crow’s Shadow gets governor’s award during its 25th anniversary


It’s a joke among the staff and board members of the Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts that it’s a cutting-edge art studio in the middle of a wheat field.

Regardless of its location, the Uma...

Drought-resistant Pendleton still sees dwindling groundwater supply

- Aquifer storage and recovery system has reduced impact on groundwater, but the level keeps dropping

City staff explain how they could slash as much as $1 million in airport debt


The Eastern Oregon Regional Airport is carrying $2.5 million in debt, but action by the Pendleton City Council could provide immediate relief and a path to total repayment.

The city’s auditor, Rob Tremper, ...

State bars Pendleton from going public with marijuana revenue

- Finance director describes current cannabis revenue as "minimal."

MaySon’s owners plan to leave store and city behind

- Keith May has been a teacher, city councilor and Pendleton historian

Oregon Teacher Pathways looks to cultivate diversity in the classroom

- Program highlights need for ethnic, cultural diversity among teachers

Downtown parking studies find more than enough places to park

- Pendleton Development Commission associate director suggests a communication campaign to move more cars to public parking lots.

Pendleton City Council approves settlement with old city hall owners


The Pendleton old city hall could be ready for occupancy, more than three years after it exploded.

After meeting behind closed doors Tuesday, the Pendleton City Council unanimously agreed to a settlement with the ...

Weston Middle School opens fitness center to keep up with PE standards

- Center paid for with $100,000 grant from National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils

Pendleton leases old police station to REACH


A new facility for REACH Pendleton is within its grasp.

At a meeting Tuesday, the Pendleton City Council agreed to lease the old police station at 109 S.W. Court Ave. for $1 a month for 12 months to the youth outr...

Bettineski keeps Round-Up moving behind the scenes


Rodeo fans are just starting to mill around the concourse late Saturday morning, but Jodi Bettineski is already thinking about the Pendleton Round-Up’s end.

In the Round-Up offices, Jodi, her husband Chris, ...

Pendleton considers tobacco ban in parks

- New REACH lease, partnership with ODOT also on the table

Mixed results in state testing data, with overall downward trend


Test score data released by the Oregon Department of Education is painting a picture for school districts about where their students are struggling and succeeding.

The state publicly released hundreds of pages of a...

Multiple military branches contribute to Round-Up


The spirit of the Old West was alive on the first day of the Pendleton Round-Up, but only the audience that stayed behind for the post-rodeo barbecue got to see some mounted shooting.

A dozen members of the First ...

Unique vendors look for Round-Up niche

- Zipline operator, antler artisan and cowboy masseuse try to lasso customers

Volunteers help the grounds become Round-Up ready


Last Saturday, more than 100 volunteers descended on the Pendleton Round-Up Grounds to get it ready for 107th edition of the world-famous rodeo.

The work had just begun.

Whether it’s watering the gras...

Children’s Rodeo

- Kids with special needs ride and rope at Round-Up

Dress-Up Parade

- A roving party of Pendleton’s own

Pendleton Mounted Band considers joining Round-Up Association


Although it has always been associated with the Pendleton Round-Up, the Pendleton Cowboy Mounted Band now has a chance to officially become a part of it.

When the mounted band convenes in Pendleton next week, its ...

Pendleton School District continues to develop strategic plan


It’s only the second week of school, but the Pendleton School Board is already looking to set expectations for the years ahead.

The board met Tuesday to discuss the Pendleton School District’s strate...

IMESD adds facility support to growing list of services


Unlike many school districts it provides services to, the InterMountain Education Service District is expanding.

In July, the IMESD hired former La Grande School District Superintendent Larry Glaze to lead its new ...

Main Street Cowboys decline confederate flag vendor’s application

- Cowboys' vendor director cites current political climate and media scrutiny as a factors in decision

Pendleton makes housing pitch to developers

- Officials tout seller’s market, workforce at convention

New superintendent spends first day of school on school tours


When Wendy Phillips, a first grade teacher at McKay Creek Elementary School, asked her students if they were nervous for the first day of school, Chris Fritsch’s hand shot up.

While Fritsch isn’t a ...

CTUIR won’t put legalized marijuana on ballot


Marijuana will remain illegal on the Umatilla Indian Reservation for the foreseeable future.

Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation spokesman Chuck Sams said no members of the Board of Trustees sec...

Anti-Trump sign in La Grande dry cleaners draws criticism, support


La Grande Dry Cleaning’s Facebook page is home to nearly 1,000 reviews, most of which deal less with the company’s ability to eliminate stains and more to do with President Donald Trump.

The business...