Kathy Aney

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Rural newspaper bucks a trend

- Pulitzer-finalist Les Zaitz transforms tiny, dying weekly into national award winner

Executive chef from Churchill Downs brings baking prowess to EOCI

- Chocolates used to raise money for Dream Catcher Therapeutics

Dysfunctional body can’t cage indomitable spirit of Irrigon man

- Jose Adan Guardado starts T-shirt business in face of cerebral palsy

Maestro gets kudos from fellow conductors


Recently, a box arrived at Bill Mayclin’s doorstep.

Mayclin dug through the styrofoam peanuts to find a smaller box, which he gingerly opened. Inside, he found a beautiful glass trophy that he smilingly pla...

Longtime doctor Joseph Gifford retires from Hermiston practice

- Doc started Hermiston practice 26 years ago, opened urgent care clinic nine years later

Walden talks opioids with county law enforcement


Rep. Greg Walden stared at a photo projected onto a large screen and shook his head slowly. The slide showed three vials, labeled with names of different opioid drugs. Each vial contained a dose lethal to humans.


Teen Pendleton artist gets boost from major art collector

- Midnight creative spill brings inspiration

Remembering the Rajneesh

- Release of documentary stirs memories of high desert commune

Subduing the opioid monster

- EO Forum focuses on addiction treatment and solutions in Eastern Oregon

Teenager takes mustang from wild to mild

- Pendleton teenage horse trainer had 100 days to tame wild horse.

Students refurbish vintage theater pipe organ

- Athena-Weston class prepares to install instrument at Gem Theatre

Past and present intertwine inside Athena’s Gem Theatre


Back in 2008, some people thought Rob McIntyre was a just a little bit crazy.

The Athena man, the driving force behind the renovation of the town’s vintage Gem Theatre, remembers getting the cold shoulder f...

Health report: Umatilla County hanging on to bad habits, but with better outcomes

- Umatilla County ranks 32nd among 36 counties for behaviors, but moving up in some areas

Students sing support to counselor with cancer

- Students at Sherwood Elementary School surprised their counselor, who is undergoing treatment for cancer, with an emotional song.

Missing Liam: Community embraces grieving family

- Pilot Rock finding new ways to support family after 8-year-old dies from rare bacterial infection

Reformed bully shares painful memories at Youth Leadership Conference in Pendleton

- Cory Greenwood spoke to 350 students from Umatilla and Morrow counties

Should parents worry about flesh-eating bacteria?


A description of necrotizing fasciitis, sometimes called flesh eating disease, reads like a horror novel.

Powerful bacteria storm a person’s body, releasing toxins, destroying tissue and eventually trigger...

A fighter spirit


Despite her small stature, everyone knows when Cassidy Welch is around.

The 18-year-old, who stands four-feet-six-inches, helps lead the Pendleton High School cheer squad with formidable volume. Welch’s st...

Umatilla County Sheriff’s deputies to carry anti-overdose drug

- Naloxone reverses effects of opioid overdose