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Fiery wreck kills man, shuts down I-84 at Arlington
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Fiery wreck kills man, shuts down I-84 at Arlington

ARLINGTON — A man was killed Monday night in a fiery wrong-way crash on Interstate 84 at Arlington.

According to a news release from the Oregon State Police, the driver of a green 2003 Ford Windstar was seen driving west in the eastbound...

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Craig wins American Indian Beauty Pageant
Craig wins American Indian Beauty Pageant

Tayler Leigh Craig, 21, a Walla Walla tribal member of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, earned top honors Friday during the Pendleton Round-Up’s annual American Indian Beauty Pageant.

Craig, the daughter of...

Stanfield plant finishes site grading
3D Idapro Solutions has finished the first of three capital improvement projects to reduce odors at its plant in Stanfield.
Inmate dies Sunday at Two Rivers in Umatilla
Allen was scheduled to be released in December
Three men arrested after Irrigon burglary
Two were suspects in a theft, third picked up on warrants
Bettineski keeps Round-Up moving behind the scenes
Bettineski keeps Round-Up moving behind the scenes

Rodeo fans are just starting to mill around the concourse late Saturday morning, but Jodi Bettineski is already thinking about the Pendleton Round-Up’s end.

In the Round-Up offices, Jodi, her husband Chris, and two other volunteers are...

Pendleton man dies from self-inflicted wound after standoff Sunday
Pendleton man dies from self-inflicted wound after standoff Sunday
Helicopter makes emergency landing to transport victim
Calliope players just as unique as their instrument
Calliope players just as unique as their instrument

If you stayed for the end of the Westward Ho! Parade, you probably saw an unusual caboose. If you decided to sneak out early, you still probably heard it.

The Pendleton Main Street Cowboy’s calliope belts out whimsical, cheery melodies,...

Eagles Lodge dances the night away during Round-Up
Eagles Lodge dances the night away during Round-Up
The Pendleton Eagles Lodge is a popular spot for dancing and live music during Round-Up week.
Couple fulfills Round-Up dream 65 years later
Couple fulfills Round-Up dream 65 years later

For 65 years, Tom and Kathy Acord dreamed of attending the Pendleton Round-Up.

They drove through the area shortly after they married in 1952. The town, busy with the Pendleton Round-Up, drew them in. They explored the Indian Village and walked...

Shortage of bus drivers poses challenges for local districts
Shortage of bus drivers poses challenges for local districts
Company working to hire more drivers
Planned rock blast clears way for road

An explosion at the Port of Umatilla on Thursday night is helping pave the way for a new $3.5 million road connecting the port with industrial land owned by the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation.

Apollo Inc., a general...

Pendleton considers tobacco ban in parks
New REACH lease, partnership with ODOT also on the table
Physical therapists deliver fast medicine at Round-Up
Physical therapists deliver fast medicine at Round-Up
Rodeo Sports Medicine treats more than 300 during Pendleton Round-Up
Stanfield to discuss nuisance ordinances, mobile food vendors
The Stanfield City Council meets Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Shifting Perspectives
Shifting Perspectives
East Oregonian photographer E.J. Harris takes a new look and an old subject
Baker Boyer promotes bank official
Baker Boyer promotes bank official

WALLA WALLA — Karen Benge was recently promoted to the vice president and asset management operations manager at Baker Boyer Bank.

Benge graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Washington State University in 2010. She began her...

Local tribal members sweep the top three spots at junior pageant
Local tribal members sweep the top three spots at junior pageant

More than 80 girls from across the Northwest converged on Pendleton’s Roy Raley Park to take part in the Junior American Indian Pageant and locals took home the top three spots.

Rain forced the pageant into Lincoln Primary School two...

Little buckaroos ride and play at Children’s Rodeo
Little buckaroos ride and play at Children’s Rodeo
The annual Children’s Rodeo was held Thursday morning at the Pendleton Round-Up, with about 45 kids participating.
What to watch for at Westward Ho!
What to watch for at Westward Ho!
Non-motorized parade begins at 10 a.m. in Pendleton
The legend of Yakima Canutt
The legend of Yakima Canutt
Bronc rider’s antics captivated Pendleton’s heart, took Hollywood by storm
Mixed results in state testing data, with overall downward trend

Test score data released by the Oregon Department of Education is painting a picture for school districts about where their students are struggling and succeeding.

The state publicly released hundreds of pages of assessment data on Thursday...

Dance offers sober fun for Round-Up revelers
Dance offers sober fun for Round-Up revelers
Yellowhawk Tribal Health Center has held sobriety dance for eight years
Free household waste collection coming to Milton-Freewater

MILTON-FREEWATER — Oregon residents have an upcoming opportunity to dispose of a wide variety of household hazardous waste items for free.

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, the city of Milton-Freewater and Humbert Refuse...

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Percentage of students passing test in each school district: 5th grade, 8th grade, 11th grade

English

Statewide: 53, 55, 69

Hermiston: 56, 52, 73

Pendleton: 50, 43, 61

Morrow: 32, 36, 68

Milton-Freewater:...

District narrows graduation venue options
District sends out another survey to residents
Local girl gets wish of meeting Trevor Brazile
Local girl gets wish of meeting Trevor Brazile

Araya Edmiston, 11, and her family had to make a quick stop before taking their seats for Wednesday’s Round-Up. Trevor Brazile wanted to say hello.

The meet-and-greet was arranged by the Children’s Western Wish Foundation, which...

Multiple military branches contribute to Round-Up
Multiple military branches contribute to Round-Up

The spirit of the Old West was alive on the first day of the Pendleton Round-Up, but only the audience that stayed behind for the post-rodeo barbecue got to see some mounted shooting.

A dozen members of the First Infantry Division Commanding...

An insider’s guide to Pendleton history
An insider’s guide to Pendleton history
Dusting off some lesser-known pieces of rodeo town’s past
Fire crews save Pendleton South Hill homes
Fire crews save Pendleton South Hill homes

Pendleton firefighters Wednesday morning quenched a field blaze that threatened multiple homes and an apartment building.

The fire occurred around 10:30 a.m. on the brush-covered hill above Southeast Goodwin Avenue at Southeast Third Street.

Round-Up celebrates Farmers Ending Hunger
Round-Up celebrates Farmers Ending Hunger
Wednesday was Farmers Ending Hunger Day at the Pendleton Round-Up, where the organization received $10,000 in donations.

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Agriculture

Two restoration projects slated for Wallowa-Whitman forest
The Wallowa-Whitman National Forest has signed off on two projects to thin overly dense and beetle-killed tree stands.
Annual Heritage Barn Workshop coming Oct. 7
Restore Oregon will host its 2017 Annual Heritage Barn Workshop on Saturday, Oct. 7.
Acreage reduction means better prices for potato growers
ODFW to kill wolves from Meacham pack

Business

Baker Boyer promotes bank official

WALLA WALLA — Karen Benge was recently promoted to the vice president and asset management operations manager at Baker Boyer...

Unique vendors look for Round-Up niche
Zipline operator, antler artisan and cowboy masseuse try to lasso customers
Conduit manufacturer returns to Pendleton, adds back 40 jobs
Program offers help to entrepreneurs
Re-Ride draws tourists, locals looking for western attire

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Man drowns Saturday at Warehouse Beach

HERMISTON — The Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office reported a drowning Saturday at Warehouse Beach.

Deputies responded to the...

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Woman arrested, accused of prowling cars at school shooting
A woman who is accused of prowling the cars of parents who left their vehicles to find their children in the wake of the Freeman school shooting has...
Suicide reported at Bellingham firing range
Authorities say a 71-year-old suburban Seattle man rented a pistol and then shot himself at a public Bellingham shooting range
Train hits car in Tacoma, killing the driver
Retired South Dakota state official pleads guilty in scam
Pennsylvania woman found in Washington after TV show airs