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Hermiston reaches deal with Dynes on odor complaints
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Pendleton downtown bars come down with Spring Fever Pub Crawl

Following the success of its first pub crawl in January, the Pendleton Downtown Association is plowing ahead with a follow-up on Saturday.

According to a downtown association press release, 12 downtown Pendleton bars will offer specials and live...

Owlets nesting in hay bales displaced by the hundreds
Owlets nesting in hay bales displaced by the hundreds
Blue Mountain Wildlife trying to keep up, going through 1,200 mice per day
Pendleton Fire Chief Ciraulo announces sudden retirement
Pendleton Fire Chief Ciraulo announces sudden retirement
Instrumental in getting fire bond passed; new station to open in 2019
OSU names new extension cereals scientist
OSU names new extension cereals scientist
Ryan Graebner will work out of the Columbia Basin Agricultural Research Center in Pendleton, Ore.
After 15 years, ranchers, government defeat anti-grazing lawsuit
After 15 years, ranchers, government defeat anti-grazing lawsuit
An environmentalist lawsuit filed 15 years ago against livestock grazing in Oregon’s Malheur National Forest has been dismissed by a federal judge.
Bill would allow younger Americans to buy in to Medicare
Bill would allow younger Americans to buy in to Medicare

The Choose Medicare Act would allow Americans to opt into Medicare over private health insurance.

Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Oregon, and Chris Murphy, D-Connecticut, introduced the bill and say Americans would do just that. The senators dubbed the...

Circuit Court candidates let their numbers do the talking
Circuit Court candidates let their numbers do the talking
Mike Breiling, Rob Collins make case for spot on the bench
Voting registration deadline is Tuesday

PENDLETON — Tuesday is the last day Oregon residents can register to vote in the May 15 primary. Kim Lindell, Umatilla County elections manager, also reminded voters of the state’s closed primary system.

“In Oregon, if you...

Group protests infringement of Second Amendment at Pendleton rally
Group protests infringement of Second Amendment at Pendleton rally
Speakers object to Oregon measures that would ban assault weapons in Oregon, add ownership restrictions
Hermiston residents show love for their city
Hermiston residents show love for their city
Annual “I Love My City” service day gets to work
Rural newspaper bucks a trend
Rural newspaper bucks a trend
Pulitzer-finalist Les Zaitz transforms tiny, dying weekly into national award winner
FAQ: What the OSU Extension Service District means for voters
How much it costs, what it will provide and who makes the call
McNary Heights Elementary awarded for school wellness programs
McNary Heights Elementary awarded for school wellness programs
Students get 15 minutes of exercise, breakfast to start each school day
Pendleton’s five-pronged economic development approach
Pendleton’s five-pronged economic development approach
Pendleton spends more than $500,000 on economic development staff and outsourcing
Pendleton City Council candidates talk taxes and budget at forum
Candidates in Ward 1 and at-large races provide differing opinions
Drug Takeback Day aims to limit improper access to prescription medication
Drug Takeback Day aims to limit improper access to prescription medication
Walden discusses opioid abuse prevention, takeback next week
Copper wire theft estimated at $10,000 at McNary Substation

UMATILLA ­— Thieves who broke into the McNary Substation in Umatilla last weekend stole 29 copper ground wires, threatening both the safety of Bonneville Power Administration employees and endangering the equipment.

According to the...

Umatilla, Echo students explore nature in their own back yards
Umatilla, Echo students explore nature in their own back yards
Earth Day, Arbor Day celebrations at local schools
Science as conversation starter
Science as conversation starter

Americans trust science, but they don’t always trust in science findings.

Gail Wells of Oregon State University’s extension services office challenged students Thursday at Blue Mountain Community College, Pendleton, to explore...

Umatilla County warns irrigators to keep water off the road

PENDLETON — The Umatilla County Code Enforcement Division plans to crack down on irrigators that water public roads.

State law prohibits the discharge of water on public roads, according to the division’s announcement, including...

Trailer burns down in Hermiston
Trailer burns down in Hermiston

Umatilla County Fire Department crews extinguished the remains of a travel trailer Thursday that was fully engulfed on Sunshine Lane in Hermiston.

No one was injured and no other structures were threatened.

Pendleton City Council moves meetings in July and August

Council meetings are normally scheduled for the first and third Tuesdays of the month, but with the first Tuesday of July falling on July 3 this year, the council will instead meet on July 10 and July 24.

Mayor John Turner wants city councilors...

Milton-Freewater solicits applications for open city council seat

Milton-Freewater is accepting applications for the Ward 3 city council seat vacated by former Councilor Jeff Anliker.

The applicant must be a resident of Ward 3, which mostly encompasses the northwest part of town. The remaining term runs...

Pendleton sells old police station, in talks for old fire station
Pendleton sells old police station, in talks for old fire station
Council agrees to sell old police station to Pioneer Title while nonprofit inquires about moving into Pendleton Fire Station No. 1
ODFW kills two more Pine Creek wolves
ODFW kills two more Pine Creek wolves
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has shot two more wolves from the Pine Creek pack after another attack on livestock in Baker County.
ELECTION GUIDE: Umatilla County Commissioner candidates debate policy, performance
ELECTION GUIDE: Umatilla County Commissioner candidates debate policy, performance
As charter review committee may change look of county government, Bailor, Pullen and Shafer make pitch to take seats
Community paramedics aim to prevent return visits to hospital
Community paramedics aim to prevent return visits to hospital
Umatilla County Fire Department program helps patients avoid emergency room
Former Stanfield police officer picked for council seat
Ralph “Butch” Parrish will fill the remainder of Pam McSpadden’s term.
National Guard conducting demolition training in Boardman
Controlled explosions will take place at the training facility outside Boardman Thursday and Friday.
Woman injured in two-vehicle collision
Umatilla County woman recovering after injuries in collision

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OSU names new extension cereals scientist
Ryan Graebner will work out of the Columbia Basin Agricultural Research Center in Pendleton, Ore.
After 15 years, ranchers, government defeat anti-grazing lawsuit
An environmentalist lawsuit filed 15 years ago against livestock grazing in Oregon’s Malheur National Forest has been dismissed by a federal...
Judge orders Oregon dairy to cooperate with auction
Oregon grants rancher’s request to kill wolves
Oregon snowpack remains below average heading into April

Business

John L. Scott announces new M-F location

MILTON-FREEWATER — John L. Scott Real Estate announced it is opening new offices in Milton-Freewater at 18 S. Columbia St.

Owner...

Jef Farley of Pendleton elected new chair of Oregon Real Estate Board

PENDLETON — Real estate broker James “Jef” Farley of Pendleton is the new chairperson of the Oregon Real Estate...

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US officials slam Washington state nuke waste site problems
Alexa, make my kid polite: Echo to get child-friendly update
Judge prevents Trump from cutting Planned Parenthood grants