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Old School shirts find an Old West town

- New York apparel company to locate flagship store in Pendleton

Pendleton city manager gets 8 percent salary bump

- Council also approves new contract with city employees' union

Medallions get OK for Pendleton vets memorial

- Council also approves funding and bus for new public transportaiton program

Pendleton, Hermiston have wildly different city budgets


Over the course of the 2016-2017 fiscal year, the city of Hermiston received $70.5 million in revenue while Pendleton received just $48.1 million.

The numbers seem to confirm what other statistics were bearing out:...

Land swap off between Pendleton School District and the city of Pendleton


A proposed land swap between the city of Pendleton and the Pendleton School District has been shelved, according to district and city officials.

Michelle Jones, the district’s director of business operation...

Tribes break ground on new education center

- New, 60,000 sqaure foot building will house Nixyaawii Community School, Cay-Um-Wa Head Start, and adult education programs.

Court St. Motors in Pendleton to shut down as owner undergoes surgery


A Pendleton used car lot is ready to turn off the ignition next week.

Only five cars remain on the lot at Court St. Motors as owner Richard Peterson prepares to close down shop next week. Most of his inventory was...

Pendleton Heights developer asks for road to proposed apartment complex

- Concilor says he's becoming "pretty cynical" about continual requests from housing project developer

Pendleton Round-Up to tear down Albertsons, build new retail space

- Round-Up to demolish Albertsons building, construct new facility for retail, ticketing, and administration

Milton-Freewater trailer park will connect to city water

- Business Oregon provides grant to provide clean drinking water to park

Administrators work to break steady enrollment decline

- District staff introduce "mobility report" to explore reasons why enrollment is falling

New director turns around BMCC business development center

- BMCC Small Business Development Center wins regional awards two years after being lowest performing center in the state

Pendleton officials hope drones can dig airport out of debt

- Economic development director said successful UAS development would benefit Airport Road

Pendleton sees early learning effort paying off with growth in kindergarten literacy

- District credits increased effort from Title I staff

Hawthorne student beats addiction to earn diploma

- “All the scraps go to Hawthorne,” Mikeighla Velasquez said. “That’s what people think”

Umatilla County Historical society to turn signal house into WWII exhibit

- Nonprofit raises more than $16,000 for renovations

Pendleton City Councilor suggests changing city’s street funding formula

- Councilor argues that putting more money toward good streets is better for the road system overall

Pendleton switches focus from Airport Road to UAS Range

- City applies for $3 million grant from U.S. Economic Development Administration to build more hangars, extend utilities.

Pendleton High School culinary arts teacher resigns

- After a career as gourmet chef, Swaggart elevated culinary program

Memorial Day services commemorate sacrifices made, lives lost

- VFW remembers 38 veterans across Umatilla County who died since last Memorial Day

Sisters use podcast to find strange connections on Wikipedia

- "6 Degrees of Wiki" tries to find links within a sea of 5.6 million entries

Pendleton council gives Corbett another year of high marks

- No comments provided on written evaluations, but numbers show satisfaction with city manager

Pendleton leaders hope federal dollars will upgrade interchange

- Mayor visits D.C., not expecting Oregon Legislature to pitch in

Friends mourn death of Sundown chef

- Hoffman co-owned and cooked food for Sundown Grill & Bar-B-Q and Raphael's since 1991.

Umatilla County tourism jumps in 2017

- Local tourism officials think improving economy, new Hermiston hotel, helped the industry

Kind Leaf and city talk cannabusiness at chamber panel

- Marijuana oversupply and lounges topics of discussion

Pendleton Heights developer asks for more help from city council

- Developer says he can't get financing for first phase of 100-unit apartment complex without help from the city

Pendleton Development Commission will grant more than a quarter of Bowman Building apartment project

- Developer Al Plute sells the commission on his past track record

Pendleton firefighters speak against Ciraulo’s departure

- Union representative says fire chief improved morale and productivity

Pendleton airport solar array starts construction

- Combined with existing solar power, new 6-megawatt facility will help meet city's average energy needs

Winners go hog mild at Milton-Freewater Junior Show

- Milton-Freewater livestock competition continues to see growth among area youth

Development, conservation on table for Umatilla River banks

- Businesses ask for improved River Quarter Plan, conservation wants protection of north bank

Fire station property sale stalled until June

- City attorney expects to close deal in June

Local agencies plan for wildfire season with in-depth scenarios

- Training organizers use fictional Gibbon fire to facilitate collaboration between, federal, state, tribal and local governments.

Bounds to receive hearing from Senate Judiciary Committee

- Oregon Senators continue to oppose nomination of Hermiston native

Performance evaluations detail clash with Roberts before Ciraulo’s abrupt retirement

- Following abrupt retirement, city releases former fire chief's evaluations

Pendleton public transportation flourishes

- Pendleton poised to add new bus line

Pendleton airport will pay down debt through general fund

- City also expecting $100,000 from marijuana taxes to fund road repair

New publisher takes reins of East Oregonian

- 25-year journalism vet will visit Pendleton Thursday

Governor signs broadband bill in Pendleton

- Brown signs bill that expands broadband options for rural school districts

Governor defends tax code tweak special session

- Republicans call special session "political theater."

Athena girl ‘spreads the love’ with 100 dress donations

- Athena girl distributes the majority of 100-dress donation to local students