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Ann’s Next Ride pedals bicycle safety, remembers friend


A group of avid cyclists is hosting an awareness event to encourage both bicycle riders and drivers to “share the road.”

Organized by Pendleton On Wheels, Ann’s Next Ride is both a memorial eve...

Health fair offers fitness tips and fun in Hermiston


The Teddy Bear Clinic will again be taking patients during the upcoming Family Health & Fitness Day.

The free health and wellness fair is appropriate for all ages. Jamie Crowell, a community health educator at ...

Round-Up week ropes in free music


Residents and visitors to Round-Up City will be treated to more than just rodeo this week — there’s lots of free music in town.

In addition to the Main Street Cowboys Free Show, Great Pacific Wine &am...

Cowboy church rounds up talented youth pastor


Coming from living and working in and around suburban Detroit, Chris Kaufman might seem like an odd choice to head up the annual cowboy church service during Pendleton Round-Up.

However, despite the fact the Free M...

Contra community gets ready for dance season


People are invited to kick up their heels as the Pendleton Contra Dance Community resumes its monthly events at Pendleton Center for the Arts.

The group welcomes people of all ages and skill levels. No experience o...

Plein air artist paints landscape


With the rich pigments of pastels and oils, Bonnie Griffith paints the western landscape — telling a story with the strokes of her brush.

The stories can be experienced during “Pure Color.” The...

Altrusans cook up changes to increase membership in Hermiston club


Food, fellowship and fun were the central focus of the annual club picnic of Altrusa International of Hermiston.

In addition to the grilled burgers, Altrusans were looking to increase interest in membership. The He...

Calendar contest draws on Oregon’s bounty


A pair of local students were among the 13 winners of the Oregon Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation annual calendar art contest.

Elizabeth Finch of Heppner Elementary School and Andrew Kubishta of Helix Elemen...

Hermiston graduate leads Boardman chamber


Eastern Oregon native Keri Heideman was recently hired as the new Boardman Chamber of Commerce executive director.

A 2004 Hermiston High School graduate, Heideman worked in operations support and law enforcement du...

Kidz Pow Wow drums up dancing, singing


An afternoon of dancing, drumming, singing and playing games is featured during the annual Kidz Pow Wow at Tamástslikt Cultural Institute in Mission.

Regalia is not required, and all youths can join the fun &#...

GO Week celebrates new school in Milton-Freewater


Although the Milton-Freewater Rocks! festival has been canceled, the community has bigger things to celebrate as it rolls out its first new school in nearly a century.

Voters in May 2016 overwhelmingly passed a $12...

Community Days-Reunion Weekend kicks off in Pilot Rock


A celebration of community takes place this weekend as Pilot Rock kicks off its seventh annual Community Days/Reunion Weekend.

Although reservations were requested by Sunday, people might still be able to enjoy the...

Morrow County Fair rolls out ‘bushels of fun’


While 4-H and FFA youths take center stage during the Morrow County Fair — there’s much more cooking.

With a theme of “We’re Having Bushels of Fun,” the event runs Wednesday throu...

Parade float springs into foster family fundraiser


People who enjoy horsing around are encouraged to buy a raffle ticket for a chance to win a rocking horse created with a heavy-duty truck spring.

Sales from tickets will benefit the Department of Human Services Chi...

National Night Out block parties bring neighborhoods together

- Events coming in August to Pendleton, Hermiston, Milton-Freewater, Stanfield and Echo

Show ‘n’ Shine cranks up fun in the sun


The fun is revving up this weekend at Earl Snell Park in Arlington.

The annual Show ’n’ Shine car show cranks into gear Saturday with registration beginning at 9 a.m. Over the years, the show has feat...

Watermelon festival features slices of outdoor fun


A homegrown festival that’s going on its 34th year is ready to offer family-friendly fun to go along with lots of watermelons.

The Irrigon Watermelon Festival kicks off Saturday with a morning breakfast from...

Irish Singers tune up for Wednesdays in the Park


A group known for their upbeat performances of Irish tunes will kick off the 2018 Wednesdays in the Park summer concert series in Pendleton.

The core group of The Irish Singers includes John Doherty, Scott Sager an...

Tips for staying cool at work


As the mercury continues to rise, many people head to the river, the local pool or crank up the air conditioner in order to stay cool. However, many people who work outdoors are left sweating while figuring out ways to b...