Kathy Aney

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The indomitable Terry Prouse


When Terry Prouse started Pendleton High School’s first softball team, she seemed unfazed by the lack of bats, balls, bases, playing field or even a league.

Prouse arrived at the Pendleton School District in...

Judge denies request to ease Logman’s 24-hour supervision


The case of Vanessa Logman inched forward on Monday with another pre-trial hearing.

The mother of four attacked a Good Samaritan who stopped to give her and her sons a ride near Pilot Rock on June 4, 2016. The Pend...

Couple ties knot during biker wedding


This wasn’t your typical wedding.

The groom didn’t enter quietly from a side door, nor did the bride float demurely up the aisle wearing a white, lacy dress.

Instead, groom Skip Cripe hopped abo...

Shooting migratory birds flies in face of federal law

- Someone shot a ferruginous hawk in Coombs Canyon

Umatilla County fights gonorrhea with field visits


What’s going on with gonorrhea?

The sexually transmitted disease is not only on the rise in Oregon and around the globe, but its ability to shape-shift has the World Health Organization warning of an antibio...

Power of the powwow



The word evokes a sensory smorgasbord. Swirling dancers adorned with feathers, beads, bustles, ribbons, porcupine quills, shells, fringe, metal cones and buckskin. A cacophony of colors ranging from bright...

Hospital officials try to keep up with shifting health care

- Since Affordable Care Act, fewer people using emergency rooms; ER costs ticking back up

Veterans use writing to tame trauma


Skip Nichols walked to the podium, breathed deeply and shared one of his most agonizing life experiences.

Nichols, a Vietnam veteran and retired managing editor of the East Oregonian, had cobbled together the words...

BMCC grad overcomes health challenges, addiction to finish college


Christopher Smith looked out at a sea of fellow graduates, family and friends and smiled a nervous smile.

Smith, a speaker at the Blue Mountain Community College commencement ceremony on Thursday night at the Pendl...

Cayuse Tech sees huge drop in premiums after adding in-house clinic

- Employees given access to care, motivation to stay healthy; company staves off massive rate hikes

As Pendleton’s oldest store liquidates, memories flow

- Pendleton J.C. Penney store stayed put for 106 years

Prison employee receives awards for heroism during fire

- Firefighters tied up at another fire when report of smoke at EOCI shop came in

Bi-monthly video chats help local legislators stay tuned to concerns at home

- Residents can help troubleshoot legislation with unforeseen effects

Wheelchair recharging station first at state capitol


The ribbon cutting Monday at the Oregon State Capitol won’t celebrate a new business or building, but rather a gray, metal box mounted to the wall.

A blue sign above the box explains all in large block prin...

Lost class ring comes home after 42 years

- Ring popped loose during ski mishap