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Echo’s Oktoberfest draws world-traveling guests
Staff photo by Phil Wright
Echo’s Oktoberfest draws world-traveling guests
German tourists happen upon town as event begins, pleased at the coincidence.

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Hermiston to consider extending deadline for Ranch & Home
Hermiston to consider extending deadline for Ranch & Home
The Hermiston city council will discuss amending an agreement with retailer Ranch & Home on Monday after the owner said the store will likely not meet the deadline for financial incentives the city had offered.
Echo issues apology for councilor’s Facebook comments
Echo issues apology for councilor’s Facebook comments
After Echo city councilor Lou Nakapalau told a gay man on Facebook that he would spit on his grave when he died of AIDS, the city council voted to issue a public apology and work on a social media policy.
Rep. Walden backs Hermiston drug take back day
A committee chaired by the Hood River congressman will hold a hearing on opioid abuse next week.
Hermiston man injured in rollover near Port of Morrow

BOARDMAN — A Hermiston man was taken to the hospital after a rollover crash near the Port of Morrow on Wednesday.

According to an Oregon State trooper, Kasey Pankey, 26, was driving westbound on I-84 when he took his eyes off the...

Decriminalizing hard drugs a polarizing issue
Decriminalizing hard drugs a polarizing issue
Local law enforcement concerned decriminalization of hard drugs ineffective
Band director hospitalized with mystery infection
Band director hospitalized with mystery infection
Teen musicians react with understanding after concerts canceled
Pilot Rock moves to ban feeding wild turkeys
Pilot Rock moves to ban feeding wild turkeys
Council passes on extra ordinance to ban trapping because it’s already in the state law.
Pendleton Public Library cracks open multi-year plan
Pendleton Public Library cracks open multi-year plan
Pendleton Public Library aims to boost adult programming and library card membership
Bee sends driver into communications pole
Bee sends driver into communications pole
Driver allergic, not cited for crash.
Disconnected: Wtechlink co-founders split after lengthy legal battle
Disconnected: Wtechlink co-founders split after lengthy legal battle
Byron Wysocki buys out Jordan McDonald after lawsuit alleging misuse of company funds
Pendleton plaza project downsized amid railroad concerns
After negotiating with Union Pacific, community group decides to walk away from plaza concept
Pendleton, M-F OPB viewers may experience broadcast interruption next week
Some viewers may need to perform channel rescan to continue receiving OPB
Businesses and nonprofits collecting coats for those in need
Businesses and nonprofits collecting coats for those in need
Clean, gently-used coats can be donated at locations around the county.
Minor injuries in Hermiston pedestrian vs. car

HERMISTON — A Hermiston woman was hit by a vehicle while walking on Highway 207 on Tuesday evening, and had several minor lacerations to her head.

An Oregon State Police trooper arrived at the scene shortly after the collision at 8:26...

Pendleton raises money for three new park playgrounds
New playgrounds going in at Aldrich, May and Sherwood parks.
Pendleton City Council snubs out smoking in parks
Pendleton City Council snubs out smoking in parks
Enforcement won't begin until after six-month education campaign and the law will sunset after two years.
New housing projects could put dent in cities’ housing crunch
New housing projects could put dent in cities’ housing crunch
Boardman, Hermiston, Umatilla all seeing new housing projects start.
Feds, commissioners sort through grazing issues in Forest Plan revision
Feds, commissioners sort through grazing issues in Forest Plan revision
Local county commissioners met Monday with the Forest Service and other agencies to discuss the ongoing Blue Mountains Forest Plan revision.
Six arrested in Milton-Freewater drug raid
Two arrested on felony warrants for possession and delivery of methamphetamines.
Umatilla County firefighters help battle Santa Cruz blaze
Oregon fires crews expected to be in southern CA through weekend
Fire burns part of wildlife refuge
Fire burns part of wildlife refuge
Fire officials urge people to check weather, winds before burning
ANEY: Goodbye, Susie Arroyo
ANEY: Goodbye, Susie Arroyo
Woman with rare disease died after long battle for access to drug
Fire support: Umatilla County firefighters deployed to California
Fire support: Umatilla County firefighters deployed to California
Pendleton Fire Department and Umatilla County Fire District sent equipment and personnel to Chino, California on Saturday.
Pilot Rock to vote on wild turkey regulations

PILOT ROCK — Pilot Rock City Council again considers two new ordinances dealing with animal control to help tackle the town’s infestation of turkeys.

The council meets Tuesday night starting at 7 p.m. at Pilot Rock City Hall. The...

State Rep. Greg Smith named to new transportation committee
Heppner Republican will help administer $5.3 billion transportation package
Fall cleanup returning to Boardman
The city of Boardman will sponsor a community-wide fall cleanup event during the month of November.
Conservation grants available through NRCS
The Natural Resource Conservation Service is accepting applications for financial assistance through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program.
Hermiston police arrest drunken brawlers

HERMISTON — Hermiston Police Chief Jason Edmiston reported officers Friday night arrested two men outside a bar following their drunken brawling.

Two Hermiston men, Cesar Jose Najera, 37, and Isaiah Hilliard, 39, were intoxicated at the...

More than just beer at Pendleton Oktoberfest
More than just beer at Pendleton Oktoberfest
Pendleton draws crowd, local beer and food vendors for Oktoberfest
Stanfield residents volunteer to paint town
Several volunteers paint three downtown Stanfield buildings

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