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Five displaced in early morning Pendleton fire

No injuries were reported as firefighters from the Pendleton Fire Department battled an early morning blaze at Riverside Mobile Estates, 2712 N.E. Riverside Ave., Pendleton.

Chief Mike Ciraulo said the fire was reported Saturday at 6:58 a.m. at...

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Pendleton streets continue to deteriorate despite increased funding
Pendleton streets continue to deteriorate despite increased funding
Council discusses new pavement condition index report
Man arrested in marijuana bust has extensive criminal history
Man arrested in marijuana bust has extensive criminal history
No other arrests so far in Hermiston marijuana bust
East Oregon commissioners to weigh in on forest plan in D.C.
East Oregon commissioners to weigh in on forest plan in D.C.
Representative of counties will accompany Forest Service official presenting plan revision in Washington.
Pendleton holiday lighting winners announced
Pendleton holiday lighting winners announced

Awards for the Pendleton Christmas Lighting Contest were given in three categories following judging by the Pendleton Chamber of Commerce, who said there were a lot of really good displays, and some were tough decisions.

For the business...

Pendleton High School food truck ‘open for business’
Pendleton High School food truck ‘open for business’

To better deal with temperatures dipping into the 20s Wednesday night, Kristin Swaggart and her two Pendleton High School volunteers wore jackets and beanies instead of their usual chef gear as they got ready to start serving food to the city’s...

Nakapalau leaves meeting after being asked about criminal record
Nakapalau leaves meeting after being asked about criminal record
The Echo city council adopted a code of ethics and social media policy Thursday.
Pendleton SAT scores just below national average

Pendleton High School’s recent SAT scores show a school close to meeting the national average.

High school Principal Dan Greenough shared the class of 2017’s SAT results at a Pendleton School Board meeting. According to...

What is a service animal and where are they allowed?
What is a service animal and where are they allowed?
The ADA defines a service animal as a dog or miniature horse trained to perform specific tasks that help mitigate an owner’s disability.
First Stop Mart robbery suspect in jail
First Stop Mart robbery suspect in jail

Umatilla County sheriff’s detectives Thursday arrested Denis A. Krivosheenko, 27, of Walla Walla for the recent robbery of a Milton-Freewater convenience store. Undersheriff Jim Littlefield said the case is an example of good police work and...

Stanfield superintendent to resign at end of school year
Stanfield superintendent to resign at end of school year
Liscom cites incompatibility with board in her decision to resign
Pendleton Whisky sold for $205 million
Pendleton Whisky sold for $205 million

The Pendleton Round-Up’s branded whisky has been sold to a Mexican liquor conglomerate for $205 million.

Becle, S.A.B. de C.B., the parent company of the Jose Cuervo line of tequilas, announced the purchase of the Pendleton Whisky brand...

Heppner woman seeks help with wheelchair, home
Heppner woman seeks help with wheelchair, home
Workman teaches sign language, is mostly independent
Large illegal marijuana stash found after police pursuit
Large illegal marijuana stash found after police pursuit
Hermiston man arrested in apartment, 75 pounds of marijuana confiscated
DA confirms officers, victim in recent Pendleton shooting
DA confirms officers, victim in recent Pendleton shooting

Baker County District Attorney Matt Shirtcliff confirmed Wednesday the identities of the officers and suspect in the recent Pendleton police shooting.

Shirtcliff said Sgt. Tyler Reddington shot Matthew Hoisington Nov. 29. Cpl. Jon Lehman also...

Pendleton City Council passes on prayer, will add the pledge
Pendleton City Council passes on prayer, will add the pledge
Council commits to adding pledge of allegiance to the start of meetings
Milton-Freewater man to take deal in murder case
Milton-Freewater man to take deal in murder case
Court roundup: Murder, manslaughter defendants also had case updates Wednesday
Mail theft hits near Hermiston

HERMISTON — The Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office reported at least 40 Hermiston-area residents are the victims of recent mail theft.

The case began Dec. 5, according to the sheriff’s office, when deputy Calvin Meade...

I Love My City offers free gift wrapping Saturday

HERMISTON — Free gift wrapping will be available outside the Hermiston Walmart on Saturday from 1-3 p.m.

The wrapping — which will also be accompanied by free candy canes and hot chocolate — is the latest in the ongoing I...

Hermiston High School opens new parking lot Jan. 2
Hermiston High School opens new parking lot Jan. 2
The new parking lot is accessible via Orchard Avenue.
Pendleton Sanitary Service to stop taking plastics
Containers for mixed plastics will be removed from collection sites by Jan. 1.
Christmas Express ready to feed hundreds of families
Christmas Express ready to feed hundreds of families
city of Hermiston staff and their families packed 420 boxes with food on Tuesday night.
Wolves kill alpaca in Union County
Wolves kill alpaca in Union County
The Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife has confirmed wolves killed an alpaca Sunday on private land in Union County.
Teen overcomes blindness and autism with music
Teen overcomes blindness and autism with music

One day last December, Kimberly Lindsay mindlessly browsed her Facebook feed before clicking on a YouTube video. She sat back and watched.

A 10-year-old boy named Christopher Duffley sang “Open the Eyes of My Heart.” As the Heppner...

Hermiston claims different approach to tourism
Hermiston claims different approach to tourism
Hermiston embraces trade shows, sports tournaments and conventions to draw visitors.
Tasered trooper gets sweet apology
Tasered trooper gets sweet apology

Oregon State Police trooper Mitchell Goldman was literally shocked during a Hermiston domestic violence call. The cake he got from the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office seemed to make up for the trouble.

State police on Monday posted a...

Second Milton-Freewater drive-by shooter goes to prison
Second Milton-Freewater drive-by shooter goes to prison

PENDLETON — The second of two men pleaded guilty Monday for his role in a Milton-Freewater drive-by shooting.

Clemente Garcia Cerda, 21, of Walla Walla, faced one count of attempted murder and multiple charges of unlawful use of a weapon...

Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office starts DUII blitz

PENDLETON — The Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office again is teaming up with agencies around the state to catch impaired and distracted drivers.

The sheriff’s office in a written statement reported extra patrols hit the road...

Hermiston Chamber to move into temporary home in Cornerstone Plaza
Hermiston Chamber to move into temporary home in Cornerstone Plaza
The Greater Hermiston Area Chamber of Commerce will open its doors at 1055 S Highway 395 Suite 111 on Jan. 2.
Deputy arrests Hermiston man with drugs ready for sale
Deputy arrests Hermiston man with drugs ready for sale

HERMISTON — Eric D. Sommerville, 21, of Hermiston, faces a slew of drug dealing charges after a sheriff’s deputy caught him Monday.

The Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office reported deputy Nathan Rankin arrested Eric D.

OSP reports wrong-way driver way drunk

PENDLETON — Oregon State Police reported a wrong-way driver on Interstate 84 near Pendleton had a blood-alcohol level more than three times the legal limit.

Trooper Darin Wong received multiple calls Tuesday around 12:20 a.m. of a driver...

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