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Spill order to cost Umatilla Electric $204,000
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Spill order to cost Umatilla Electric $204,000
Bonneville Power Administration will place a surcharge on summer electricity to make up for extra water spilled from dams.

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Irrigon man takes plea in rape case

HEPPNER — Maynor Alberto Granados of Irrigon pleaded guilty last week to raping an underage girl when he was 37.

Granados faced three counts of second-degree rape and eight more of first-degree sexual abuse, according to Morrow County...

Standoff ends with arrest of Hermiston shooting suspect
Standoff ends with arrest of Hermiston shooting suspect

A Boardman man, suspected in a recent shooting, is in custody Thursday after a long standoff with police.

Local and Oregon State Police worked together to bring in Alex Luis Ahumada after he barricaded himself Wednesday inside a Boardman...

Early morning fire damages Hermiston home
Early morning fire damages Hermiston home
Cause of fire still unknown, but no one injured
Goats return to clean up Pendleton river levee
Goats return to clean up Pendleton river levee
More than 900 goats will begin work soon
Clemency decision may be imminent for imprisoned Oregon ranchers
Clemency decision may be imminent for imprisoned Oregon ranchers
A clemency decision may be imminent for Dwight and Steven Hammond, two Oregon ranchers convicted of arson.
The cost per vote in commissioner race? A cup of coffee.
Candidates’ campaigns spent an average of $2 per vote in May primary, with challenger John Shafer spending about $3.60 per vote received
Grant County School District opts not to arm teachers, for now
Grant County School District opts not to arm teachers, for now
School board agrees now is not the time.
At Umatilla High School, every college signee gets a ceremony
At Umatilla High School, every college signee gets a ceremony
Three quarters of school’s graduating seniors commit to continued education
Pendleton VFW to provide flags for veteran graves

PENDLETON — Ahead of Memorial Day, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 922 is making American flags available to the graves of deceased veterans in Olney Cemetery.

John Cook of the VFW said volunteers will place flags at...

Fight over Hamley’s future gets heated
Fight over Hamley’s future gets heated
Business partners at odds as business nears auction
Pendleton leaders hope federal dollars will upgrade interchange
Pendleton leaders hope federal dollars will upgrade interchange
Mayor visits D.C., not expecting Oregon Legislature to pitch in
Pendleton teen injures passenger, mother in crash, flees scene

PILOT ROCK — Tyler Warner Jones of Pendleton is in jail for felony hit and run stemming from the Monday evening crash near Pilot Rock that injured two people.

The wreck occurred around 8 p.m. near mile point 9.5 on East Birch Creek Road.

Torres-Medrano named 2018 Umatilla Citizen of the Year
Torres-Medrano named 2018 Umatilla Citizen of the Year
The Umatilla Chamber of Commerce held its Distinguished Citizens Award Banquet.
Suspect in Hermiston storage unit burglaries arrested
Greene arrested in Kennewick, more stolen property may be recovered
Umatilla crash sends Wyoming man to hospital

UMATILLA — A Wyoming man required an emergency flight after a crash near Umatilla.

Oregon State Police reported Viktor Savinovich Vasilchuk, 56, of Portland, was driving a Volvo semi west in the slow lane on Interstate 82 near mile-point...

Friends mourn death of Sundown chef
Friends mourn death of Sundown chef
Hoffman co-owned and cooked food for Sundown Grill & Bar-B-Q and Raphael's since 1991.
Hamley’s goes to auction
Hamley’s goes to auction

Hamley’s is hitting the auction block. And Hamley’s co-owner Parley Pearce said he plans to save the icon of downtown Pendleton and keep it in local ownership.

“It’s one of those deals where it’s going to go to...

Former BMCC volleyball player competes for Miss USA title
Former BMCC volleyball player competes for Miss USA title

Kalie Wright and her miniature fainting goat don’t share the same temperament.

Wright, a former Blue Mountain Community College volleyball player who competed Monday night in the Miss USA pageant, cruises ahead confidently in life. Her...

Hermiston man shot, police searching for person of interest
Police are searching for Alex Ahumada, 33, of Boardman.
Fire damages Pendleton home Monday
Fire damages Pendleton home Monday

Several people escaped a burning home Monday morning in Pendleton.

The Pendleton Fire and Ambulance Service received the call at 7:33 a.m. for a blaze at 616 S.W. Emigrant Ave., Pendleton. Fire department Lt. Dan Hergert said crews arrived to...

Hermiston hosts first Professional Disc Golf Association tournament
Hermiston hosts first Professional Disc Golf Association tournament
Dozens of competitors battled it out Saturday in the first round of the Good Shepherd Community Health Foundation Open.
Pendleton Air Museum celebrates downtown location
Pendleton Air Museum celebrates downtown location
The Pendleton Air Museum is located at 21 S.W. Emigrant Avenue in Pendleton.
Stanfield Spring Fling draws area vendors
Stanfield Spring Fling draws area vendors
The Stanfield Spring Fling ran Saturday on Coe Avenue.
Governor joins CTUIR in opposing Medicaid work requirements for tribes

In its battle against the Trump Administration over Medicaid work requirements, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation has gained some powerful allies.

In a Friday press release, the tribes announced that Gov. Kate Brown...

Umatilla County tourism jumps in 2017
Umatilla County tourism jumps in 2017
Local tourism officials think improving economy, new Hermiston hotel, helped the industry
Forum points to challenges of aging in rural Oregon
The 2018 Forum on Aging in Rural Oregon was May 16-18 at Wildhorse Resort & Casino.
Oregon Business Plan gathering feedback for 2019 legislative session
Local business and governmental leaders met with representatives of the Oregon Business Council and Oregon Business & Industry on Friday.
Creative approaches suggested for school facilities challenges
Creative approaches suggested for school facilities challenges
Citizens suggest out-of-box approaches at HSD facilities planning meeting
I-84 Pendleton ramps to close intermittently

The on and off ramps at exits 207 and 209 on Interstate 84 will see intermittent nighttime closures over the next two to three weeks as the Oregon Department of Transportation paves them.

According to an ODOT press release, crews from Roy Houck...

Say Cheese: A photo tour of the Umapine Creamery
Say Cheese: A photo tour of the Umapine Creamery
Cheesemakers in Umapine churn out 10,000 pounds of cheese a year

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