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‘We speak music here’ : Pendleton parties to Blake Shelton, Pitbull
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‘We speak music here’ : Pendleton parties to Blake Shelton, Pitbull
More than 18,500 people packed the Pendleton Round-Up Grounds on Saturday night.

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BottleDrop Give fundraiser to benefit Agape House
Cans and bottles can be dropped off at the Hermiston BottleDrop July 31 from 1-4 p.m.
Feds charge former tribal officer with theft

A former Umatilla Tribal Police officer has pleaded not guilty to stealing from the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation.

James Currey retired from tribal police on March 31, according to Chuck Sams, spokesperson for the...

Meacham gets new storage unit business
Meacham gets new storage unit business

MEACHAM — A collection of storage units represents a watershed moment for the hamlet of Meacham.

Co-owner Margo Herd recently opened Meacham Mountain Storage at 64183 Old Oregon Trail Road, a business she said is the first in Meacham in...

Pilot Rock considers 3 percent pay raise

PILOT ROCK — The Pilot Rock City Council votes Tuesday evening on giving city employees a 3 percent bump for cost of living.

The raises for the 11 city employees total $12,442 a year, according to the staff report. The chief of police is...

Deluxe packages could help Pendleton cemetery break even
Deluxe packages could help Pendleton cemetery break even
New features could include man-made river near mausoleum
Odor complaints spike at Stanfield plant, citations coming almost daily
Odor complaints spike at Stanfield plant, citations coming almost daily
City manager says citations
Fire crews stop blaze at edge of Weston
Fire crews stop blaze at edge of Weston
Fire chief ‘knocked on doors like crazy’ during evacuation
Hermiston grad gets national teaching fellowship
Hermiston grad gets national teaching fellowship
Macias Morris hopes to incorporate even more cultural understanding in classroom
Round-Up arena prepped for Whisky Fest
Round-Up arena prepped for Whisky Fest
New sod installed, stage erected for Saturday concert featuring Blake Shelton and Pitbull
Juvenile injured in Umatilla shooting
Gunshot wound was accidental, self-inflicted
Pioneer Humane Society proposes taxing district
Pioneer Humane Society proposes taxing district
Society officials say they could have trouble keeping the doors open without taxpayer help
POM programs for teachers, students
Port-hosted programs aim to teach about manufacturing careers
Umatilla history buffs record their memories
Umatilla history buffs record their memories
Video interviews with longtime Umatilla citizens a project for history museum
Hammonds
welcomed
back home
in Burns
Hammonds welcomed back home in Burns
Father and son ranchers who were pardoned by President Trump after becoming the focus of a battle about public lands flew home to Oregon and were greeted by family members and riders on horseback carrying American flags
Wildhorse casino temporarily closes for technical updates

Wildhorse Resort and Casino is normally open 24-hours per day, but standard maintenance forced the casino and a few other facilities to close for about 14 hours Wednesday, according to a Wildhorse press release.

Wildhorse officials said the...

Pendleton council lops off chunk of airport debt
Using interest rate reduction scheme, airport's interfund debt loan reduced
Hermiston prepares statewide priorities

HERMISTON — The Hermiston City Council on Monday discussed legislative priorities for the upcoming year. The League of Oregon Cities creates a list of priorities ahead of the sessions and asks cities around the state to weigh in.

A long...

Trump pardons Dwight and Steven Hammond
Trump pardons Dwight and Steven Hammond
Five-year sentence set off 2016 standoff at Malheur Refuge
Food truck survey shows support for rule change
Food truck survey shows support for rule change
The city council will consider amending Hermiston’s mobile food vending license.
Hermiston High to hold grad in Kennewick again
Hermiston High to hold grad in Kennewick again
School board unanimously agrees to hold graduation in Tri-Cities
Fatal shooting in Mission leads to community building
Fatal shooting in Mission leads to community building
Support group Enough Iz Enough gets to work rebuilding community after murder
Pendleton prepares for a bigger Whisky Fest
Pendleton prepares for a bigger Whisky Fest
More shuttles to and from Round-Up added to alleviate traffic
Former Pendleton citizen wins prestigious teaching award
Former Pendleton citizen wins prestigious teaching award

A former Pendleton citizen won a Presidential Teaching Award last week.

Melissa Straughan teaches third grade at Waverly Elementary School in Albany and is also a mathematics instructional coach.

She was nominated for a Presidential...

Mystery tire crashes into Pendleton home
Mystery tire crashes into Pendleton home
Family surprised to find tire lodged in attic after late-night boom
Chinese students learn about place where ‘John Wayne meets Mardis Gras’
Chinese students learn about place where ‘John Wayne meets Mardis Gras’
Group of award-winning students makes stop in Pendleton before moving on to East Coast
Hermiston man charged with assault, strangulation
Hermiston man attempted to assault police officer while being arrested
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever found in Morrow County
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever found in Morrow County
Many disease-carrying ticks found in Eastern Oregon
A pow wow for the ages
A pow wow for the ages
Dancers converge on Wildhorse for weekend of competition, camaraderie
Merkley expresses need for U.S. immigration reform
Merkley expresses need for U.S. immigration reform
After early hope for agreement, new bill may wait until after elections
Hermiston surveying residents about shipping containers
The survey is available on the city’s website until July 22.

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