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New ice cream shop open in Hermiston
New ice cream shop open in Hermiston
Helados la Michoacana is located at 1875 N 1st St. in Hermiston.
Hermiston Corvette turns heads
Hermiston Corvette turns heads
William and Christy McMillen’s 1976 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray beat out more than 240 other Corvettes for the Dealer’s Choice award at Corvettes on the Columbia in the Tri-Cities.
Hermiston’s festival street open
Hermiston’s festival street open

Hermiston’s festival street is officially open.

The updated section of Northeast Second Street street is located between Main Street and Gladys Avenue in front of city hall. The street has been raised to the same level as the sidewalk and...

Pendleton business roundup

At 73, Carole Innes of Pendleton started a new business.

When Innes’ niece and her husband moved to Pendleton, the trio decided to co-found Round-Up City Restoration.

Innes said foreclosed properties can stay unoccupied long after...

Hermiston council to discuss $4.5 million North First Place project
Funding for the project will come from th 2017 legislative transportation package.
Congress considers new hope for hemp
Congress considers new hope for hemp
Congress may make versatile crop legal after decades in the shadow of marijuana.
CUJ sweeps up national awards

MISSION — The Confederated Umatilla Journal won 20 awards for work it published in 2017.

The Native American Journalists Association on June 12 announced its 2018 National Native Media Award winners. The CUJ was second in general...

Naturopathic physician steps into mentor’s shoes
Naturopathic physician steps into mentor’s shoes

As a Hermiston High School student interested in medicine, Anton Alder once dreamed of becoming a neurosurgeon.

Then he got an after-school job as a filing clerk at the Peterson Clinic in Hermiston. The teenager came into the orb of...

Milton-Freewater reassigns administrative duties

Following the impending retirement of Teresa Dutcher, human resource officer and public transportation coordinator, the city of Milton-Freewater is reassigning administrative duties for the transportation program to City Planner Laurel Sweeney and...

Hermiston boy in bike crash out of coma
Hermiston boy in bike crash out of coma
Zeddrik Cota still has rehab ahead of him but is recovering.
Echo renovates historic VFW hall
Echo renovates historic VFW hall
The city council met in Echo’s former VFW hall Thursday.
Driver fled after crashing near Safeway
Driver fled after crashing near Safeway

Pendleton Police Chief Stuart Roberts said James Lloyd Waligorski, 27, of Pendleton, turned himself in following a one-vehicle smash-up early Wednesday behind Safeway.

The crash occurred about 2:30 a.m. at Southwest 23rd Street and Court Avenue,...

Inappropriate conduct lands Pendleton attorney 120-day suspension

Pendleton attorney Robert Klahn finds himself facing new standards, for the law and his own behavior.

Klahn has practiced law in Pendleton for 37 years. He has won more than 100 jury trials. He said on 10-15 cases he lost, his client won on...

Harmony Club smaller but still going after 80 years
Harmony Club smaller but still going after 80 years
The Harmony club was started for women living on Loop Road.
Local police evader lands in Clackamas County jail

Naythan Allen Olney evaded local police over and over earlier this year after injuring a Hermiston officer. But his running came to an end Wednesday in Clackamas County.

Not that he didn’t try to get away.

Olney has been on the run...

Universities teaming up to bridge urban-rural divide

Eastern Oregon University and Portland State University are teaming up to help bridge Oregon’s urban-rural divide.

The two universities have launched the Urban-Rural Ambassador Institute, which will bring together students from both...

Pendleton city manager gets 8 percent salary bump
Pendleton city manager gets 8 percent salary bump
Council also approves new contract with city employees' union
Medallions get OK for Pendleton vets memorial
Medallions get OK for Pendleton vets memorial
Council also approves funding and bus for new public transportaiton program
Umatilla County seeks to give data center fee to taxing districts

The Umatilla County Fire District and five other special tax districts are in line for a budget boost, thanks to data center revenue.

The Umatilla County Board of Commissioners during its public meeting Wednesday in Pendleton voted 3-0 to forgo...

Brazilian farmers tour Hermiston farms
Brazilian farmers tour Hermiston farms
IRZ Consulting hosted 30 farmers from Brazil for an “international exchange of ideas” about irrigation.
Umatilla, Morrow counties prepare plans for railroad emergencies

SALEM — Morrow, Umatilla and Polk counties are the first in Oregon to complete local emergency response plans for crashes and accidents of trains hauling hazardous materials.

The Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal coordinates emergency...

Burglars cause damage to Pendleton pub

PENDLETON — Pendleton pub 40 Taps is out thousands of dollars in the wake of a burglary, and the suspects remain at large.

Pendleton Police Chief Stuart Roberts reported the crime occurred June 13 between 12:20-12:40 a.m. Surveillance...

Pendleton, Hermiston have wildly different city budgets
Pendleton, Hermiston have wildly different city budgets

Over the course of the 2016-2017 fiscal year, the city of Hermiston received $70.5 million in revenue while Pendleton received just $48.1 million.

The numbers seem to confirm what other statistics were bearing out: Hermiston is a growing city...

Pendleton man seeks ban for ‘victim,’ more at rape trial
Pendleton man seeks ban for ‘victim,’ more at rape trial

Roger Parrott of Pendleton wants to prohibit the Umatilla County District Attorney’s Office from calling him a rapist during his upcoming trial for sexual assault and rape.

He also wants to ban the use of the term “victim”...

Armstrong, Umatilla Hospital District prepare to part ways
Armstrong, Umatilla Hospital District prepare to part ways
Jennifer Armstrong plans to open private clinic after the Umatilla Hospital District decides not to renew her contract.
Umatilla County considers withdrawing from regional lobbying group

Umatilla County could cut ties with the lobbying group that represents 10 counties east of the Cascade Mountains.

“It isn’t we’re at odds with the Eastern Oregon Counties Association,” Commissioner George Murdock...

I-82 bridge work on schedule for October completion
I-82 bridge work on schedule for October completion
One bridge at Umatilla has been closed for almost a year, while the other holds two-way traffic.
Round-Up HOF inducts four
Round-Up HOF inducts four
List of honorees includes cowboy, volunteer, tribal member, and horse.
Oregon’s wildfire potential ‘above normal’ much of summer
Oregon’s wildfire potential ‘above normal’ much of summer

Oregon’s fire risk has been right around normal though June, but that’s going to change for the worse for the rest of the summer.

State and federal forest managers and staff Monday during a media conference call discussed the...

Land swap off between Pendleton School District and the city of Pendleton
Land swap off between Pendleton School District and the city of Pendleton

A proposed land swap between the city of Pendleton and the Pendleton School District has been shelved, according to district and city officials.

Michelle Jones, the district’s director of business operations, said the two sides...

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Agriculture

Tillamook subsidiary files lawsuit against troubled Oregon dairy
A lawsuit filed by a subsidiary of the Tillamook dairy cooperative seeks to terminate its milk-buying contract with Lost Valley Farm, a troubled...
Adams and Hermiston field days set for June
Columbia Basin Agricultural Research Center and the Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center are presenting their annual Field Days free...
Controversial Oregon dairy retains bankruptcy protections
Senate committee passes $145.1B agriculture appropriations bill

Business

Pendleton business roundup

At 73, Carole Innes of Pendleton started a new business.

When Innes’ niece and her husband moved to Pendleton, the trio decided to...

CUJ sweeps up national awards

MISSION — The Confederated Umatilla Journal won 20 awards for work it published in 2017.

The Native American Journalists Association...

Eastern Oregon Telecom celebrates new building, ownership
Indian fishers salmon sales begin
Heppner chamber announces summer luncheons

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Gressel ties it in Atlanta United's 1-1 draw with Timbers
Julian Gressel tied it in the 56th minute and Atlanta United held on for a 1-1 draw with the Portland Timbers
Stewart powers Storm past Wings 97-76
Breanna Stewart had 28 points and 12 rebounds and powered a late run for the Seattle Storm to beat the Dallas Wings 97-76 on Sunday
Oregon State out to finish redemption tour against Arkansas
Sale strikes out 13 in 7 innings; Red Sox beat Mariners 5-0
Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 3 Day' game