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No structures damaged in Boardman fire

BOARDMAN — The Boardman Fire Department battled a 60-acre blaze Monday afternoon, and were able to contain the flames within an hour and a half.

Department officials said the fire took place at Insitzu Farms in Boardman, west of the...

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Free Fishing Weekend coming June 3-4
Free Fishing Weekend is coming June 3-4 across Oregon.
Actors bring Pendleton’s underground to life
Actors bring Pendleton’s underground to life

Melissa Hale played a lot of different parts during her high school theater days, but when she stepped back into acting last weekend it was for a more grown-up role.

Hale, who recently moved to Pendleton from San Diego, helped Pendleton’s...

Morrow County School District launching online school
Parents and students are invited to informational sessions June 5,7 and 8.
New gun leads to new charges in Nelson homicide
New gun leads to new charges in Nelson homicide

Thadd Nelson’s homicide on Jan. 27, 2016, outside his Meacham-area home stemmed from a drug debt, according to new records in the case.

The court filings from Jennifer Martin, assistant U.S. attorney, also asserted the people looking for...

Timeline of events in the Thadd Nelson homicide case

Jan. 27, 2016 - Thadd Nelson is shot to death in his driveway near Meacham on the Umatilla Indian Reservation at close range. A woman who was with him escapes. Police within hours of the shooting death arrest Joseph Aaron McIver, Edward Duarte Ayala,...

Veterans’ stories at Pendleton High bring sacrifice to life
Veterans’ stories at Pendleton High bring sacrifice to life
Veterans from five wars speak about their connection to loss
Hermiston football team carries on flag tradition
Hermiston football team carries on flag tradition
Hermiston High School football players and coaches put up almost 800 flags at the Hermiston Cemetery on Friday.
CTUIR, Whitman College agreement seeks to strengthen relationship
CTUIR, Whitman College agreement seeks to strengthen relationship
The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation and Whitman College came together May 19 to sign a memorandum of understanding.
No one injured, bridge guard rail and vehicle damaged

HERMISTON — Hermiston Mayor David Drotzmann was in a single-vehicle crash around 11 p.m. Friday, May 5, according to reports by the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office. No one was injured, and Drotzmann reported the wreck around 9 a.m. the...

Website provides resources for homecare workforce

SALEM — Aging & People with Disabilities and the Oregon Home Care Commission have launched a new tool for individuals seeking to join the homecare workforce.

The site offers people the ability to register to attend a “New...

Coffee’s on during Morning Buzz

MISSION — The public is invited to duck into the Nixyaawii Governance Center for the Morning Buzz hosted by Indian Lake Campground.

The free networking event is Wednesday, June 7 from 7:15-8 a.m. at 46411 Ti’Mine Way, Mission.

Pendleton event recruiter Pat Beard hired to manage convention center
Pendleton event recruiter Pat Beard hired to manage convention center

As the event recruiter for the Pendleton Chamber of Commerce, Pat Beard is used to marketing the Pendleton Convention Center as an asset to the tourism industry.

Representing the center will soon become Beard’s full-time job.

The...

Adults and kids try out goat yoga
Adults and kids try out goat yoga

Aquatic centers prepping for summer swim season
Aquatic centers prepping for summer swim season
The Hermiston Family Aquatic Center opens June 10, while Pendleton Family Aquatic Center opens June 16.
Oregon Water Coalition addresses shrinking supply at annual meeting
Oregon Water Coalition addresses shrinking supply at annual meeting
The reborn Oregon Water Coalition held its annual meeting Thursday at the Hermiston Conference Center.
Umatilla residents invited to hear downtown revitalization plan
Confluentis Planning will unveil a revitalization plan for Umatilla on June 6 at 5:30 p.m. at city hall.
Hospital receives award for preventing health complications during patient stays

HERMISTON — Hermiston’s Good Shepherd Health Care System has received an award for its superior performance in preventing the occurrence of serious, potentially avoidable health complications during hospital stays. The hospital has been...

Hermiston and county to hold joint EOTEC meeting
The Hermiston City Council and Umatilla County Commissioners will meet Thursday at 6 p.m. at EOTEC.
Hermiston accepting applications for committee positions
The Hispanic Advisory Committee and Library Board have openings.
Gang-related Milton-Freewater drive-by shooting leads to attempted murder charges
Two men indicted by grand jury after May 10 shooting, arrest in Walla Walla
McBee takes a seat after 43 years on Pendleton Foundation Trust
McBee takes a seat after 43 years on Pendleton Foundation Trust
Group has been donating to civic projects since 1928
Pendleton fire conducts wildland training near Wal-Mart

PENDLETON — The Pendleton Fire Department announced it will conduct a wildland training burn Tuesday from about 6-8 p.m. on the vacant field just west of Wal-Mart.

“This area of the city has a history of grass fires, especially...

Sheriff’s office says no foul play in Milton-Freewater fire death

MILTON-FREEWATER — The Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office reported its ongoing investigation into the death of Marcos Jesus Gutierrez-Rodriguez has not revealed any foul play.

Firefighters and police found...

School to Careers program puts Pendleton students in real-life job training
School to Careers program puts Pendleton students in real-life job training

Pendleton School District budget woes or not, the School to Careers program intends to press on.

A work training program for high school students in the Pendleton School District, School to Careers officials are looking toward outside grants to...

Umatilla County upgrades buildings to serve north end residents
Umatilla County upgrades buildings to serve north end residents

Residents in the north end of Umatilla County soon will have options for getting county business done closer to home.

The county is renovating two of its buildings in Milton-Freewater. County Commissioner George Murdock said building a new...

Lybrand gets 15 days jail time for probation violation
Lybrand gets 15 days jail time for probation violation

Jason Lybrand of Pendleton is stuck in the Umatilla County Jail until next week for violating his drug probation that began April 4.

The downtown Pendleton business owner is not going to prison for the first-time offense, but he is under court...

Eight Hermiston students present research findings at new event

Eight Hermiston High School students this year got a taste of what it’s like to really dive into research, and they shared their findings Tuesday at the school’s first annual Research Night.

At the event, the students spoke on a...

Public testimony stalls Pendleton Planning Commission’s decision on river land
Public testimony stalls Pendleton Planning Commission’s decision on river land

At a Pendleton Planning Commission meeting in January, only one person registered her opposition to the city’s move to divide a parcel near the Umatilla River’s north bank for potential housing development.

Five months after the...

Rivoli Coalition wins support from development commission

The Rivoli Restoration Coalition secured a $96,000 from the Pendleton Development Commission, but they’ll have to work for it.

At a special meeting Tuesday, the commission voted to grant the coalition $96,000 on the condition that the...

Students will attend national science conference

HERMISTON — Two local students will attend a national conference this summer, where they will listen to science and technology experts along with 1,500 other students from around the country.

Jeremy Bowden, a freshman at Hermiston High...

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Oregon Water Coalition addresses shrinking supply at annual meeting
The reborn Oregon Water Coalition held its annual meeting Thursday at the Hermiston Conference Center.
Sherman County, Azure Farms agree to try a new weed control plan
For now, the agreement heads off a warning from the county that it would seek a quarantine on the organic farm, spray it for weeds and bill the...
County may press for quarantine of an organic farm
Couple finds happiness creating designer bulls
For sale: When Oregon farm and ranch land changes hands

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Website provides resources for homecare workforce

SALEM — Aging & People with Disabilities and the Oregon Home Care Commission have launched a new tool for individuals seeking to join...

Coffee’s on during Morning Buzz

MISSION — The public is invited to duck into the Nixyaawii Governance Center for the Morning Buzz hosted by Indian Lake...

New Italian restaurant to open in Pendleton
Work begins on Ranch and Home store
Nurse practitioner to receive excellence award

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Farmers market sprouts for 2017 season

Cheryl Montgomery, manager of the Pendleton Farmers Market, is excited about kicking off the 2017 season.

Nearly two dozen vendors have...

Two-day Cinco de Mayo event offers twice the fun

Organizers are gearing up for double the merriment Saturday and Sunday as Hermiston’s Cinco de Mayo celebration expands to two...

Northwest

The Latest: Video shows racist rant day before train attack
Cellphone video shows the suspect in the deadly stabbings of two men who intervened in an anti-Muslim rant against two young women on a Portland...
Portland mayor aims to nix free-speech rally, fears 'hatred'
The mayor of Portland, Oregon, is urging the cancellation of a "Trump Free Speech Rally" and similar events after two men were stabbed to death...
Oregon St. No. 1 national seed for NCAA baseball tournament
Gaviglio gets first win as Mariners beat Rockies, 6-5
Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 4 4PM' game