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City pitches projects for somebody else

- City commissions concept art for convention center hotel and sports complex but seeks private funding for ideas

Pendleton riverfront property no longer for sale

- Blue Mountain Land Trust has shown interest in riparian land

Historical society strikes “Umatilla Gold”

- Six-figure grant will allow Heritage Station Museum to open new exhibit on the history of wheat in 2019

Washington developer plans 116-home subdivision in southern Pendleton

- Developer says Pendleton housing conference sparked his interest in meeting city's housing needs

Safe at school: Districts address sex abuse at school

- Umatilla and Morrow counties collectively average one sexual misconduct case per year

Pendleton Whisky Music Fest mixes Blake Shelton, Pitbull

- Rapper Pitbull will open for the country music star

With one week until filing deadline, many open races remain

- Statewide filing deadline is March 6

Students walk out of classes at Pendleton, ‘tired of being scared of going to school’


A few minutes before 10 a.m., Principal Dan Greenough’s voice crackled over the Pendleton High School PA system.

He told students that they were about to watch a short video that would act as a launch for th...

Pendleton City Council revives river quarter discussion

- Police chief also talks local pot market

Pendleton High School students voice opposition to ag teacher’s resignation

- Teachers says she was forced to resign

Local schools take different approaches to national walkout day

- Hermiston will supervise walkout while Pendleton suggests alternative activity

Bledsoe passes on advice to Pendleton business community

- Former NFL QB makes connection between football and the business world

Newcomer LeValle brings new perspective to city council

- Savannah, Georgia native relocated to Pendleton less than two years ago.

Pendleton Round-Up financial report shows expanding enterprise

- After tumultuous end to 2017, Round-Up reports record year in ticket sales

Pendleton High School student, 15, in custody after threat to shoot schools


A 15-year-old male Pendleton High School student was taken into custody Friday after he made shooting threats against schools, according to Pendleton Police Chief Stuart Roberts.

Roberts said the juvenile verbally...

Late filings create competitive Pendleton City Council races

- Ward 2 only uncontested race among four races

Old city hall restored from the ashes

- Another property owned by the family, Sister's Cafe, undergoes façade restoration

Pendleton could use pot revenue to fix potholes

- Mayor suggests city spend 50 percent of marijuana tax revenue on street repair and maintenance

Pendleton City Council hears tobacco license pitch from Umatilla County


Umatilla County Public Health wants to institute a tobacco retailer license in Pendleton, but the city council isn’t sold yet.

Mariah Hinds, the county’s tobacco prevention and education coordinator,...

With one week until filing deadline, many open races remain

- Statewide filing deadline is March 6

Aviation jobs landing at Pendleton UAS Range, and businesses taking note

- Between 20-50 drone personnel in town at any time testing new systems

New facilities and mentors revive PHS robotics program

- After a tough first year in a new league, Pendleton High School robotics team uses new mentors and facility to come together in Year 2.

Council directs staff to look into preserving riverfront land

- Pendleton Development Commission façade grant paves way for "made in Pendleton" store

Pendleton students learn to live on the moon


On Feb. 6, SpaceX launched a rocket from Florida that the company envisions could one day carry supplies to the moon.

Two weeks later, NASA had students from Pendleton High School working on how humankind could es...

Offroad events throttled back as overlap with Pendleton Bike Week wanes

- Boise organizer drops short track race, moves back hill climb; Round-Up courts carriage auction

Councilors concerned by budget projections

- According to memo prepared by city manager, city's beginning fund balance set to shrink over next five years.

Foundation for learning: Kindergarten entry test results show basic skills

- Many students entering elementary school with a long path to literacy

Pendleton councilors plow through snow removal discussion

- Public works director reiterates obstacles to plowing roads

Milton-Freewater dumps curbside recycling

- Between two facilities, M-F recycling program open T-F. plus Saturdays

Bend doctor takes aim at Walden’s seat in hopes of fixing health care system

- Jenni Neahring joins growing field of Democrats in Oregon’s Congressional District 2

CTUIR members to vote for BOT vice-chair in runoff election


Voters often complain that it feels like campaign season never ends, but on the Umatilla Indian Reservation, it literally hasn’t.

Nearly three months after Election Day and with all the other races for the ...

Taking parks to new heights: New director settles in at Pendleton

- England native winds his way to Pendleton parks and rec job

Vahana makes first flight

- Minute-long test will lead to more expansive testing for air-taxi vehicle in 2018.

Pendleton developers get a redo for housing

- Pendleton developers look at restoring or demolishing existing housing to create new units

Cycle Oregon ride will come back to Pendleton

- More than 2,000 cyclists expected in town for the Round-Up.

BMCC pitches Pendleton City Council on indoor arena investment

- College wants $150,000 contribution toward $10-$12 million facility at Round-Up grounds.

Umatilla County Fair supporters ‘stirrup some fun’ at new venue

- Fair says goodbye to longtime board member Dan Dorran as Rep. Greg Smith named grand marshal

Pendleton Veterinary Clinic gets new digs

- After Pendleton Veterinary Clinic uses funding from new Pendleton Development Commission grant program, other developers look at it for downtown housing projects.

Pendleton scores high on grad rate, but mixed performance among schools

- High graduation at Pendleton High School balanced out by lower scores from Hawthorne, Nixyaawii

Pendleton agrees to delay data center payments

- City and data center company mum on status of the project