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Pendleton High School hosts dance competition
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Pendleton High School hosts dance competition
Elementary through high school teams compete

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PSD releases superintendent’s only evaluation

Before announcing his resignation Feb. 13, Pendleton School District superintendent Andy Kovach scored poorly on an evaluation compiled by the school board.

The board had met multiple times with Kovach behind closed doors to discuss his...

Holiday Inn grand opening highlights new hotel, amenities
Holiday Inn grand opening highlights new hotel, amenities
Hotel expected to bring revenue, visitors to other downtown businesses
Umatilla County Fire District 1 swears in, promotes firefighters
Umatilla County Fire District 1 swears in, promotes firefighters
Seven new firefighters join department, three promoted to lieutenant
Ostrom Mushroom Farm looking to build compost facility near Athena
Ostrom Mushroom Farm, of Olympia, Washington, is looking to build a new compost facility north of Pendleton.
EOTEC still hammering out fair, rodeo contracts
EOTEC still hammering out fair, rodeo contracts
Board members hope contracts will be finalized next month as 2017 move approaches
Hermiston schools plan community forums

HERMISTON — Hermiston School District announced a day of community forums to talk about enrollment challenges, safety and security concerns, aging infrastructure and present information about the proposed 2017 bond.

Three sessions are...

Umatilla County Jail gets new deputies

PENDLETON — Two Umatilla County sheriff’s corrections deputies graduated Friday from the Oregon Public Safety Academy.

Jeff Reichle and Anthony Scott completed the basic corrections course, according to the Oregon Department of...

Workforce board offers help

LA GRANDE — Money is available to manufacturing and health care companies in several Eastern Oregon counties to assist with retraining current employees.

Available in Umatilla, Morrow, Baker, Grant, Harney, Malheur, Union and Wallowa...

Nominations open for administrative assistant award

HERMISTON — The Hermiston Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for the administrative professional of the year.

People are encouraged to nominate their administrative assistant to be recognized during a special Administrative...

Latino Business Network hosts resource fair

HERMISTON — An informational forum to connect people to employers and services in our region is planned in Hermiston.

The Latino Business Network is hosting the Community Agricultural Workers and Employers Resource Fair. The free event is...

Cantu pleads guilty to manslaughter
Cantu pleads guilty to manslaughter
Sentencing in 2015 homicide case is March 15
States set spring chinook season on Columbia River
Fishery managers from Oregon and Washington have set spring chinook salmon seasons on the Columbia River.
Umatilla County expands alcohol, drug treatment

Umatilla County Human Services rolled out an expansion of drug and alcohol rehab programs at the start of February. Department director Amy Ashton-Williams said the moves are about providing more services to more people.

Ashton-Williams took the...

BMCC pursuing new animal science facility
BMCC pursuing new animal science facility
Blue Mountain Community College is pursuing a new facility for animal science classes.
Cascadia Day 365 and beyond: Rebuilding
Cascadia Day 365 and beyond: Rebuilding
Cascadia’s impacts would last for years.
Cantu to take plea in murder case
Cantu to take plea in murder case
Hearing for change of plea from 2015 murder case is Friday morning in Pendleton
Students from local schools talk jobs, life after high school
Students from local schools talk jobs, life after high school
Special education students learn about local resources, job opportunities
Youth Advisory Council ready to help guide Umatilla
Youth Advisory Council ready to help guide Umatilla
The Youth Advisory Council is an eight-person club at Umatilla High School that will help advise the Umatilla City Council.
Want tax help at the Hermiston library? Show up early
Want tax help at the Hermiston library? Show up early
Volunteers help prepare taxes for free, line forms at 7:30 a.m.
Board hires consultant for superintendent search

The Pendleton School District announced Thursday that the school board has hired a consultant to assist its superintendenet search.

The district hired Greg McKenzie, an executive recruiter with Windows to Leadership LLC who was hired to help...

Students imagine life at 100 years old during dress-up day
Students imagine life at 100 years old during dress-up day
McNary Heights Elementary School students dressed up like they were 100 years old on Thursday to celebrate the 100th day of school.
Athena-Weston schools awarded $5,000 grant

Due to its efforts at self-improvement, the Athena-Weston School District received a $5,000 grant for local student scholarships from the Oregon School Boards Association.

According to a Thursday press release, the district qualified for the...

SAIF presents free, half-day ag safety seminars
SAIF Corporation, Oregon’s nonprofit workers’ compensation insurance company, will host a pair of free agricultural safety seminars in Hermiston.
Access retained at Eagle Cap Wilderness inholding
Access retained at Eagle Cap Wilderness inholding
The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation has purchased the largest private inholding in the Eagle Cap Wilderness and conveyed the land back to the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest.
Cancer doesn’t keep Human Services employee from work
Cancer doesn’t keep Human Services employee from work
Ruth Silva has won her coworkers’ admiration by continuing to work through chemotherapy.
Proposed Tutuilla marijuana shop faces heat
Proposed Tutuilla marijuana shop faces heat
Property owners worry about dispensary’s proximity to school bus stop
Pendleton Bike Week makes deal with Harley-Davidson
Pendleton Bike Week makes deal with Harley-Davidson
16,000 attended rally in 2016, added $2.5 million to local economy
Cascadia Day 180: Recovery
Cascadia Day 180: Recovery
Hurricane Katrina’s aftermath offers some lessons on what a Cascadia recovery effort might look like
Pendleton students participate in regional honor choir
Pendleton students participate in regional honor choir

Several Pendleton High School students joined young musicians from all over the western United States Feb. 16-19 to participate in the All-Northwest Honor Choir.

Diana Cisneros, Wade Coleman, Kaci Graber, Kalli Hubbard, Hannah Mossman and...

Pendleton economic luncheon addresses how to grow business in uncertain times

Uncertainty was one of themes of the Pendleton Chamber of Commerce’s annual economic outlook luncheon at the Pendleton Convention Center Wednesday.

Economist Bill Conerly delivered the keynote address at the luncheon, where he told the...

Agriculture

BMCC pursuing new animal science facility
Blue Mountain Community College is pursuing a new facility for animal science classes.
Snow damage recovery will challenge onion industry
The Idaho-Oregon onion industry faces many challenges as it tries to rebound following the collapse of dozens of storage and packing buildings this...
Simplot opens new Hermiston location

Business

Workforce board offers help

LA GRANDE — Money is available to manufacturing and health care companies in several Eastern Oregon counties to assist with retraining...

Nominations open for administrative assistant award

HERMISTON — The Hermiston Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for the administrative professional of the year.

People are...

Latino Business Network hosts resource fair
Echo to get new coffeehouse and mercantile
SAGE Center hosts job fair

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Large hole opens up on Griffith Road

Rain, snow and flooding earlier this week took its toll on Morrow County roads.

“We got roads closed all over Morrow County,”...

Freezing rain causes school delays

Ione and Morrow County schools are on a two-hour delay Wednesday due to freezing rain. Also, morning ECSE preschool in Boardman is...

Weather impacts Pendleton, A-W school districts
Snow, power outage cause school delays, closures

Northwest

ICYMI: Plum sets NCAA scoring record in unreal fashion
A record-setting performance by Kelsey Plum highlighted the penultimate week of the regular season
WHL Roundup: Lindgren completes comeback as Broncos beat Pats 5-4 in OT

REGINA - Ryley Lindgren scored 3:16 into overtime as the Swift Current Broncos came from behind to defeat the Regina Pats 5-4 on Sunday in Western...

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 4 10PM' game
Hawkinson leads Washington State past Washington 79-71
Winning numbers drawn in 'Keno' game