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Outside totality, the view is worth staying home

- Traffic problems stymie travelers, but locals enjoy the show

Pilot Rock Community Days hypes town for eclipse

- Pilot Rock celebrated its annual Community Days Friday and Saturday.

Veg Out offers carry-out salad selection to Hermiston

- Veg Out sells salads for takeout or delivery at 319 W. Locust Avenue.

Mabbott leaves county planning for Umatilla job

- Umatilla announced a new community development director and new public works director.

Former Irrigon coach safe after Barcelona attack outside hotel

- Mitch Thompson was staying in a hotel with the Oregon State University men’s basketball team on the street where a van killed 13 people.

Stanfield working to update nuisance ordinance to address odor

- Stanfield councilors say the smell from 3D Idapro Solutions’ dehydration plant has lessened but they are not ruling out legal action.

Hermiston voters will have say on OSU Extension district

- City council also considers increasing franchise fee on utilities

Former mayor’s son talks about father’s WWII heroics

- George A. Hash turns 95 on Tuesday.

Fair, rodeo attendance increases in new location despite heat

- Friday’s fair was 18 degrees hotter than last year.

Hermiston weighs ag service district, annexing 13 acres

- The Hermiston city council meets Monday at 7 p.m.

Food favorites still featured at fair

- Nonprofits, local restaurants and out-of-town vendors feed fair visitors.

ODOT has go-ahead to use salt on Interstate 84 next winter

- The Oregon Department of Transportation is beginning construction on storage sheds for rock salt that could be used on Interstate 84 next winter.

Rivera accepts EOTEC position in transition

- Nate Rivera will help EOTEC transition to a full-time general manager.

Dog show kicks off early 4-H events for fair

- The Umatilla County Fair dog show was Wednesday.

Stanfield holds first National Night Out in 13 years

- A free barbecue and games drew crowds to Bard Park in Stanfield Tuesday.

Hermiston sisters act in award-winning 48 Hour Film Project

- Cassa and Lacy Frost helped create the short silent film “Missing Indigenous.”

Frequently asked questions about EOTEC

- The Eastern Oregon Trade and Event Center hosts its first fair and rodeo next week.

Rivera offered job as interim EOTEC manager

- Hermiston Energy Services superintendent Nate Rivera could run EOTEC while the board extends its search for a general manager.

Former councilor Harkenrider dies at age 90

- Frank Harkenrider, 90, died Monday night.

Dack named Realtor of the Year

- Charlotte Dack is the oldest licensed Realtor in Oregon at age 94.

Hermiston adds Steelhead Park


The city of Hermiston is adding a new park to its books.

On Monday the city council voted unanimously to approve an agreement with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to take over Steelhead Park, a five-acre...

Hermiston council to consider authorization for eminent domain

- The Hermiston city council meets Monday at 7 p.m. with a 6 p.m. work session.

Stanfield council votes to pursue legal action against dehydration plant


Frustration with the rotten smell hanging over Stanfield came to a head Tuesday as the city council unanimously approved a motion directing city staff to fine 3D Idapro Solutions and seek a court order to shut down the c...

New wheelchair provides opportunities for quadriplegic hunter

- The nonprofit Independence Fund gave Nels Hadden an all-terrain wheelchair Tuesday.

Stanfield council lists 21 goals for city

- The Stanfield City Council brainstormed and ranked 21 goals for the city to work toward over the next five years.

Minimum wage rises to $10 in Umatilla County

- Workers and employers in Hermiston discuss the effects of Oregon’s new minimum wage.

Umatilla council to vote on rezone requested by Vadata

- The Umatilla City Council meets Tuesday at 7 p.m. at city hall.

Legislators reflect on session

- Sen. Bill Hansell, Rep. Greg Smith and Rep. Greg Barreto had bills they were excited to pass and topics they wish were tackled during the 2017 legislative session.

City of Hermiston takes over portion of Highland Avenue

- City manager Byron Smith shared updates on a number of parks and construction projects during the city council’s work session Monday.

Merkley tours Umatilla County’s small towns

- Sen. Jeff Merkley visited Echo, Helix, Adams, Athena and Weston Friday.

New laws hit the books as legislature winds down

- Facebooking while driving will be illegal starting Oct. 1.

Hermiston Foods closing in late 2017

- NORPAC announced it is closing its Hermiston processing plant later this year.

Dancers stop at Wildhorse on summer pow wow tour

- The 23rd annual Wildhorse Pow Wow was underway this weekend.

Pendleton drafts food truck rules as vendors seek clarity

- Hermiston looks at raising limit on number of vendors

Boardman’s indoor pool and recreation center to open this weekend

- The Boardman Pool and Recreation Center includes an indoor pool, rock climbing wall, exercise room and multi-court gymnasium.

Irrigon homes saved from fast-moving brush fire

- A fire off Snyder Road in Irrigon burned about five acres and some outbuildings.

Volunteers provide extra hands for Good Shepherd Medical Center

- A volunteer appreciation luncheon honored volunteers for Good Shepherd Health Care System.

Hermiston city council approves new electrical meters

- Hermiston city councilors approved new electrical meters and a new franchise agreement with Charter Communications on Monday.