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Outside totality, the view is worth staying home

- Traffic problems stymie travelers, but locals enjoy the show

Athena celebrates PGG building purchase with block party


Standing right underneath the Athena Pendleton Grain Growers sign, Robin Barrett, band leader of the Coyotes, mused aloud about what the old store should be turned into.

An airport? Or maybe an aquarium, he asked t...

Pendleton mayor shows support for March Against Racism


The March Against Racism in Pendleton on Thursday had something the previous demonstrations didn’t — a prominent elected official.

As the marchers gathered at Museum Park near the Pendleton Chamber o...

John Day airport booked during eclipse, but Hermiston, Pendleton runways open

- Despite not experiencing a total eclipse, Umatilla and Heppner to host viewing events.

Pendleton Development Commission looking at extending urban renewal district past 2023


As Pendleton’s urban renewal district heads toward its 2023 end date, the Pendleton Development Commission is starting to consider extending its life span.

At a meeting Tuesday, Councilor Scott Fairley, the...

The cost of policing big events


Crime doesn’t pay but public safety does come with a price.

Pendleton Fire Chief Mike Ciraulo can name the exact price he charged for his department’s services at the two massive tourist events so fa...

Pendleton sells 45 lots to housing developer


Pendleton’s Sunridge Estates could welcome as many as 45 homes over the next few years.

The southern Pendleton subdivision off of Tutuilla Road was part of a $660,000 deal with local developer Dusty Pace th...

Developer offers $660,000 for land to build 45 homes in Pendleton

- Would turn 14 lots into 45 lots for single-family homes.

Owners behind Kind Leaf look to start Pendleton organic marijuana farm

- Wants to be Pendleton “Woolen Mills of the cannabis industry”

Oregon Grain Growers in Pendleton fires up pizza oven

- Chef offers ‘roll the dice’ option; lets makers try a new recipe

Downtown Pendleton building owners look for next chapter on second stories

- Development commission hires architects to give glimpse of new uses for neglected spaces.

Pendleton city councilors praise UAS range while asking for more data

- Range manager shares update on new projects with council

Pendleton fire department union gets higher pay, better benefits in new contract


The Pendleton Fire Department’s union has a new contract to go along with its new fire station.

The Pendleton City Council unanimously approved a new three-year contract with the fire department’s un...

Pendleton Air Museum finds first home

- Downtown location a spot museum can ‘launch from’

Championship swim meet comes to Pendleton


Like the rest of the natural world, the ecosystem of a swim meet revolves around the water.

More than 350 children and their families from across the inland Northwest gathered Friday at the Pendleton Aquatic Cente...

House bill could shed light on wireless coverage gaps in Eastern Oregon


There are parts of Eastern Oregon where a cell phone is a little more than an overqualified clock.

Large swaths of rural Oregon don’t have cell phone service, but exactly how much is subject to interpretati...

Young volunteers read to shelter animals


Despite the kids’ best efforts, the dogs just weren’t getting it.

Accompanied by volunteers from the Foster Grandparent program, a trio of elementary school students read books to Pongo and Aurora at...

Pendleton Bike Week, Whisky Fest provide summer boon


One event has dominated Pendleton for so long that the town’s nickname is the Round-Up city.

Although no event is likely to match the cultural importance of the world-famous rodeo, the one-two punch of the ...

Food science finds young fans at OMSI exhibit


The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry turned the second floor of the SAGE Center into an experiment lab.

OMSI took over the space at the Boardman museum Saturday for its Celebrate Oregon Agriculture event, a c...

High Desert Cannabis is Pendleton’s third marijuana shop


Although Pendleton’s first two recreational marijuana dispensaries opted for more sedate decor, High Desert Cannabis is far from inconspicuous.

Located near one of the busiest intersections in town, the 341 ...

Fireworks show fundraiser explodes out the gate


About a week into an effort to restart the Pendleton Fourth of July fireworks show, fundraisers are already halfway to their goal.

The cancellation of the 2017 show spurred Jerry Imsland of the Pendleton Rotary Cl...

Council picks fire station architect


Two months after voters gave them the go-ahead, the city of Pendleton is starting to spend money from the $10 million fire bond.

At a meeting Tuesday, the Pendleton City Council unanimously agreed to hire the Mack...

Weston-McEwen graduate fulfills Harvard dream


On Friday, it seemed like everyone in Athena stopped to say hello as Michael Shafer posed to get his picture taken for his latest achievement.

As Michael stood on Main Street across from the Athena Post Office, a ...

Pendleton prepares for whisky weekend


Bob Romeo wanted Doug Corey to meet someone.

Corey was in Cheyenne, Wyoming, with the Round-Up Court for Frontier Days, and the promoter wanted to introduce the Eastern Oregon contingent to a musical act he booked ...

Pendleton may hire fire station contractor before finalizing design

- City to consider hiring engineering firm to gather data on the stormwater system and streets

Fundraising for Pendleton Fourth of July fireworks re-ignited

- 13-year-old interested in donating $1,000

Democrats test waters in Walden’s second congressional district

- Chris Van Dyke stops in Pendleton, considering run for seat with growing interest

Pendleton shut out of transportation earmarks

- Rep. Greg Barreto votes against transportation bill, district doesn’t get project earmarks

An unconventional manager


Pat Beard opened one of the back doors of the Pendleton Convention Center Thursday morning, achieving two things in the process: shedding some light in the Happy Canyon Room, where he can’t yet find the light swit...

Pendleton drafts food truck rules as vendors seek clarity

- Hermiston looks at raising limit on number of vendors

Summer job turns into 45-year career for Pendleton grocer


There’s a little shine to Mike Fitzmorris’ Safeway uniform these days.

The grocery store chain recently gave Fitzmorris a pin with three stones on it — two green gems, each representing 20 yea...

Pendleton council approves agreement that moves Eighth Street bridge to Main Street


The remnants of the Eighth Street Bridge are one step closer to downtown Pendleton.

The Pendleton City Council met Tuesday to discuss one issue — signing a memorandum of agreement with the federal governmen...