Kathy Aney

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Footwork and flash


The dancers moved to the beat of the drum. When the drummers stopped, the dancers did too, in sync with the sudden silence. In the world of pow wow, the drum is the heartbeat, the lifeblood.

A crowd encircled the ...

Trick riders learned to defy gravity at young age

- Cowgirl Sweethearts will recreate vintage Round-Up photo of Roman riders

Pendleton Round-Up sets another revenue record

- Revenue surpasses $1.2 million, publicity director credits ‘authentic, relational’ experience

‘The Show’ continues to evolve

- Happy Canyon weaves history and entertainment

Rodeo coach leaves legacy of quiet leadership


Some might remember the old E.F. Hutton commercial. As a client starts to share his stockbroker’s advice with a friend, the noise level at the restaurant immediately plummets to pin-drop levels. Everyone leans in ...

BMCC President Cam Preus to step down, take state job

- President offered executive director position at state association

Umapine royalty: Two rodeo queens hail from same tiny town

- Taylor Ann Skramstad and Meredith Moore each picked for statewide honors

Pendleton graduates gather for 73rd reunion


At age 91, Jack Kelley and Verla (Thompson) Tomlinson are still presiding over the Pendleton High School class of 1945.

The pair of nonagenarians kept up a lively presence at the class’ 73rd reunion, held Fr...

Experiencing the Emerald Isle


Dublin, Ireland’s largest city, grabs your senses and hangs on tight.

On our first day there, we boarded a hop-on, hop-off double-decker tour bus to get the lay of the land. Tour guide Gerry McDonald stood ...

Covered wagon and horses provide Lyft rides in Portland

- Promotional event uses modern ride-share service to commemorate Oregon Trail anniversary

Fire brings dangerous air into Umatilla County


Umatilla County’s air quality deteriorated Sunday evening as smoke from multiple fires drifted into the area.

On Monday morning, smoke still shrouded Pendleton like an unwanted houseguest that wouldn’...

Search and Rescue team drills with a consequential game of hide-and-seek

- New tech and old techniques combined to find missing boy in practice scenario

Share the road: Member’s death is a wake-up call for local cycling club

- Group planning September ride in honor of Ann Wyatt

PHS dancer finds his rhythm


To the electronic beat of “Pressure” by Until The Ribbon Breaks, Remington Christensen moved fluidly through leaps, flips, pirouettes and no-hand cartwheels.

He made it look ridiculously easy.


Cooling station in Pendleton opens during scorching heat

- Last-minute decision opens for hottest hours of the hottest days

Wheelchair-accessible fishing pond on drawing board


Going fishing is often a simple matter of gathering rod and reel and heading to the nearest river or lake. That is, unless you are in a wheelchair.

Uneven ground and rocks can make the short distance to water ...

Pendleton teen writes about family Alzheimer’s journey

- “Instead of falling apart, we fell together.” Dani Moore

Blue Mountain Community College theater director retires after life on the stage

- Surgery left Craig McIntosh with vocal problems, but determination kept him in the theater