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NASA teams with drone company to test UAS tech in Pendleton


Amid a year of growth in operations at the Pendleton Unmanned Aerial Systems Range, drone company PAE ISR signed a deal with NASA to develop and demonstrate sensory technology on its Resolute Eagle drone.

Jake Jac...

Pendleton City Council ups its stake in Eighth Street Bridge

- Members also approve new street and drainage designs at airport and the purchase of a hangar.

Pendleton trades land to Round-Up to clear way for BMCC project

- Deal contingent on city getting more land from Happy Canyon to develop a hotel at the convention center

Locals walk through pain to prevent suicide


It wasn’t difficult to identify the Grant Minkler contingent at Pendleton’s Roy Raley Park on Saturday.

Many came in Weston-McEwen red to remember Minkler, and even though he wasn’t there to e...

Milton-Freewater City Hall looks to reopen auditorium

- M-F city officials secure grant to help re-open unihabited third floor

Boardman to Hemingway applies for site approval

- State to hold meetings in Pendleton and Boardman about 273-mile transmission line

Pendleton streets continue to crumble

- Consultant downgrades road system despite increased investment from city

BMCC provides vets with a space of their own

- College opens veterans resource center at its Pendleton campus

BMCC rodeo arena project heads west

- Mayor says donating land for BMCC project could open the door to convention center hotel

Hurricane Michael postpones Huckabee speech in Pendleton for two weeks


Mike Huckabee’s speech at a Pregnancy Care Services fundraiser at the Pendleton Convention Center Tuesday will be postponed two weeks as he and his family prepare for Hurricane Michael, according to a press releas...

Sanctuary law faces repeal in November


In the month following the 2016 presidential election, Selene Torres-Medrano helped organize an immigration forum at Umatilla High School.

Torres-Medrano said the audience filled the cafeteria to hear from local l...

Project lead says new Pendleton fire station proceeding smoothly


Five months after breaking ground on a multimillion-dollar fire station, a construction official said the new Pendleton Fire Station No. 1 is on schedule and on budget.

Walls have gone up in recent weeks at the fi...

Pilot Rock restoration project goes old school

- Washington state couple buy old Pilot Rock schoolhouse with eye toward restoration

Pendleton buys slightly used fire engine

- Council also approves new fee schedule for Olney Cemetery and a reeroofing at airport hangar

Pendleton council staves off decision on airport hotel a second time


When Makad Corp. originally went into business with the city in 2015 to build a data center, the Vancouver, Washington company had a much easier time getting the project through the Pendleton City Council.

After t...

Pendleton’s dry spell lingers

- Farmers and firefighters feel the effects

Local educators talk about Smarter Balanced scores

- Local teachers try different methods to raise test performance

Pendleton Heights developer wants council to reconsider revised debt deal

- Mayor says council unlikely to make any alterations

Pendleton woman becomes temporary D.C. cancer lobbyist


A member of the Paiute-Shoshone Tribe of the Fallon Reservation and Colony in Nevada, Karen Malcolm wears a horse medallion during trips to the Longhouse or ceremonies where she’s wearing regalia.

She inher...

Nixyaawii senior selected to provide questions for gubernatorial debate


On Oct. 2, Dazon Sigo will have a rare opportunity to gain exclusive audience with the top candidates for Oregon governor.

Democratic Gov. Kate Brown, Republican Knute Buehler, and Independent Patrick Starnes will...

Police dogs test their senses in Pendleton

- Officers and dogs from around the state come for training

The far east and out west fashion show


The audience at Hamley’s Slickfork Saloon was dressed in the traditional Round-Up garb of Western shirts, jeans, boots and cowboys hats. The host of local models on stage debuted fashions that were a step bolder.<...

Pendleton hires former Kansas City fire chief

- Fire chief Paul Berardi hired on interim basis through end of 2018

Wind drives Cabbage Hill fire near Pendleton

- Fire started from a prescribed burn near Poverty Flat

Pendleton’s ‘Railroad Square’ stopped in its tracks

- Group looking to repurpose bridge trusses awaits approval from Union Pacific

Council rejects new Pendleton Heights debt repayment plan

- Developer says proposed apartment complex on Westgate will "cannabalize" his business

University of Oregon experiments with own ‘extension service’ in Pendleton

- University in talks to offer new dual-credit courses co-taught by college professors.

Athena girl does Westward do-si-do at parade


The Westward Ho! Parade has been pulling off a trick right before the thousands of people who line Pendleton streets, and it goes virtually unnoticed.

At the head of the parade that starts in front of Pendleton Ci...

Hermiston girl granted Western wish


Mikayla Herrera was surrounded by Round-Up royalty Thursday, but she was the only one wearing a tiara.

Mikayla, 15, was atop a horse taking pictures with the Round-Up court through the Children’s Western Wi...

Nearly 50 children take over the Round-Up arena


The Children’s Rodeo is almost all the events at the entire Round-Up simultaneously.

Roping, bulldogging, saddle bronc, wagon riding, cow milking and more were available for the participants of the Children...

A relay race with rising stakes


Umatilla Express needed a strong performance to stay in its hometown race.

The Indian relay team was on the bubble heading into Thursday’s Round-Up, placing fifth out of eight teams, the top four teams movi...

Riders cycle through Round-Up week


Given the group of female volunteers gathered by the finish line, it wasn’t difficult to tell when riders from Cycle Oregon started to trickle into their camp Wednesday afternoon.

“Every time the gir...

PBR flag bearer feels the Thunder


Katie Harris made history Monday, and she did it with an unintentional flourish.

Replacing longtime flag bearer Bryson Bronson and his horse Chinook, Harris rode into Happy Canyon Arena with the American flag for ...

A youth movement in the Main Street Cowboys

- 18-year-old Main Street Cowboy "enjoys every minute" of being a part of aging organization

Urban renewal will get own line on Pendleton and Hermiston tax statement

- Umatilla County tax assessor says taxes will not go up as a result

Hermiston, Pendleton schools growing

- Two largest districts have different challenges with growing populations

Pendleton UAS industrial park plans get the go-ahead

- Pendleton airport manager says companies already interested in locating to potential park

Huckabee to visit Pendleton for ‘Unite for Life’

- Former Arkansas governor and presidential candidate speaks at request of local anti-abortion nonprofit.

Most parks get high marks in Pendleton survey

- Survey takers want splash pads and childcare

Pendleton Fire Department gets new app for child emergencies


Pendleton Fire Department Capt. Steve Brost unfurled the tape measure that’s supposed to help save a child’s life.

If paramedics are responding to a medical emergency with a pediatric patient, person...

Pendleton airport hotel lease decision postponed


Makad Corp. will have to wait at least one more week to get approval for a 75-room hotel at the Pendleton airport.

Amidst several questions from the council about the lease language, Mayor John Turner told represe...

Pendleton High School freshman link up with first-year help

- Program helps large freshman class find way in high school

New Milton-Freewater elementary school gets ready to open

- Superintendent says new elementary school is a part of larger M-F revitilization effort

Hotel developer asks for 50-year lease, incentives from Pendleton City Council


After holding a workshop to discuss it, the Pendleton City Council is set to approve a 50-year lease with Makad Corp. for a 74-room hotel at the Eastern Oregon Regional Airport at a meeting Tuesday.

In lieu of a s...

Wildhorse: ‘Jobs plentiful, candidates scarce’

- County’s largest employer short dozens of positions with expansion on the horizon