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Speaker shares memories of Celilo, the lost falls
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Speaker shares memories of Celilo, the lost falls
Ed Edmo remembers skipping school to watch as Columbia River overtook fishing village

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Organizations behind Schools to Careers launch Employee Pipeline Project
Pendleton pipeline project seeks to match job-seeking high school seniors with local employers.
Venuworks to run EOTEC starting in 2018
The Eastern Oregon Trade and Event Center board held a special meeting Tuesday.
New sushi restaurant to open Friday in Hermiston
New sushi restaurant to open Friday in Hermiston
Shiki Hibachi Sushi will have a soft opening Friday at 1240 N. First St.
Real-time energy market eclipses $100M milestone
Real-time energy market eclipses $100M milestone
PacifiCorp has announced the Western Energy Imbalance Market with California ISO has yielded more than $100 million in customer savings.
County commissioners take on dangerous roads, taxes, ambulance service

PENDLETON — Ambulance service, a transient tax and the dangerous intersection at Edwards and Feedville roads will lead off the Umatilla County Board of Commissioners meeting.

The board meets Wednesday starting at 9 a.m. in room 130 at the...

Pendleton city officials debate future of urban renewal
Pendleton city officials debate future of urban renewal
Commission has approved $5.3 million on projects public and private since 2003
Former Hermiston resident found dead in Lincoln City
Former Hermiston resident found dead in Lincoln City
Circumstances of Beck’s death still unknown
Defense asserts Fix can’t stand trial
Defense asserts Fix can’t stand trial

PENDLETON — Angela Marie Fix of Pilot Rock needs more time and help before she can stand trial for arson and second-degree manslaughter.

Fix, 41, appeared Monday morning via video from the Umatilla County Jail in the Pendleton courtroom...

Police ID body found Thursday, determine cause of death

PENDLETON — Pendleton Police Chief Stuart Roberts identified the body found Thursday in Pendleton as Alfonso Alva-Reyes, 58, of Milton-Freewater.

Police worked through the weekend trying to find Alva-Reyes’ relatives or someone who...

Beloved Boggan’s Oasis destroyed by fire
Beloved Boggan’s Oasis destroyed by fire
Bill and Farrel Vail have owned the business for 34 years.
Stanfield police arrest two in construction theft case

STANFIELD — Stanfield Police Chief Bryon Zumwalt reported his department arrested two suspects involved in a recent construction site theft of more than $8,700 worth of tools.

William Eugene Stolz, 43, of Hermiston, and Cory Edward...

Pendleton City Council has light load ahead of Thanksgiving
Meeting on Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Hermiston councilor’s mother killed by impaired driver
Hermiston councilor’s mother killed by impaired driver
Hermiston city councilor John Kirwna lost his mother to a crash Nov. 10.
Hermiston autism advocate found dead in Lincoln City

A longtime Hermiston resident who moved to Gresham earlier this year was found dead under mysterious circumstances in Lincoln City on Friday.

According to the Lincoln City News Guard, Jeana Beck was reported missing by her son Jacob...

Holiday events spread cheer Saturday
Holiday events spread cheer Saturday
Echo’s community Thanksgiving meal, Altrusa’s annual holiday bazaar and an ornament-making activity at Hermiston Public Library offered weekend entertainment.
New life for a den of sin
New life for a den of sin
Hamley co-owner wants to give old downtown brothel new life as Old West hotel.
Sheriff’s office looks to balance skills with experience
Sheriff’s office looks to balance skills with experience

Steven McDaniel likes his fit with the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office.

“Mainly, what I’ve done has been some form of helping people,” he said.

At 38 he has almost 20 years of service in the Oregon National...

Round-Up warns stockholders about challenge to presidential nomination
Round-Up warns stockholders about challenge to presidential nomination
In a letter to stockholders, Round-Up board writes that past directors plan to nominate a challenger to the board's choice for president
BLM approves 300-mile transmission line
BLM approves 300-mile transmission line
The Bureau of Land Management has signed its record of decision for the Boardman to Hemingway transmission line across Eastern Oregon.
Hermiston leads Umatilla County in population growth
Hermiston leads Umatilla County in population growth
City, county population data released in annual Portland State University study
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U.S. Cellular dials in store manager for Hermiston, Pendleton
U.S. Cellular dials in store manager for Hermiston, Pendleton

PENDLETON — A Pendleton woman was recently named store manager for the Pendleton and Hermiston locations of U.S. Cellular.

Kimberly Goodhue leads store associates in helping customers and businesses select the best plan and devices to...

Computer shop back open after technician shortage
M2 Netnerds had to close temporarily after its technicians went to work for Amazon.
Barhyte rules at World Food Championships
Barhyte rules at World Food Championships

Barhyte Specialty Foods of Pendleton with its Saucy Mama line claimed two first place prizes at the recent World Food Championships.

The competition took place Nov. 8-12 in Orange Beach, Alabama, and drew 450 teams, according to a statement from...

Corn dog stand starts its stay in Pendleton Friday
Corn dog stand starts its stay in Pendleton Friday

Following years of relocations, Bernard Lind thinks he may have found a more permanent place for his corn dog stand.

From Friday through the end of the year, Lind and his wife Julieanne will be located in the Aaron’s parking lot at 2225...

Sassafras Flowers blooms with open house

HERMISTON — For a chance to win a beautiful artificial Christmas wreath, RSVP to attend the grand opening open house at Sassafras Flowers by Shera.

The event is Friday, Dec. 1 and Saturday, Dec. 2 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 611 E. Highland...

Project connects homegrown workforce

PENDLETON — More than a dozen employers and other representatives will be on hand for the Employer Pipeline Project.

The effort is an initiative between Umatilla County, CAPECO, Eastern Oregon Business Source and the Pendleton School...

Community Bank collects cash for charities

PENDLETON — The annual holiday Charity Drive for local nonprofit organizations is underway at each branch of Community Bank.

People can give through Wednesday, Dec. 20 in donation jars at each branch. Community Bank will match donations...

Wolf poached in Wallowa County, OSP seeks help finding shooter

ENTERPRISE — Oregon State Police are asking for help finding a poacher who shot and killed a wolf in Wallowa County.

According to a press release, the body of the collared wolf — dubbed OR23 — was found Wednesday in the...

Dangerous crossing: Residents make case for four-way stop at Feedville and Edwards
Dangerous crossing: Residents make case for four-way stop at Feedville and Edwards
Residents make case for four-way stop at Feedville and Edwards

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Agriculture

Christmas tree permits available on national forests

‘Tis the season for a hike in the woods to find the perfect Christmas tree for the family.

Permits are now available on the Umatilla,...

Bellinger re-elected to Westland board
Incumbent Jack Bellinger was re-elected Tuesday to the Westland Irrigation District board of directors, defeating challenger Ray Vogt.
Westland Water Users hope to educate, not miss future opportunities
Hermiston Foods employees prepare for life after closure
Forest reform bill passes House

Business

Organizations behind Schools to Careers launch Employee Pipeline Project
Pendleton pipeline project seeks to match job-seeking high school seniors with local employers.
U.S. Cellular dials in store manager for Hermiston, Pendleton

PENDLETON — A Pendleton woman was recently named store manager for the Pendleton and Hermiston locations of U.S. Cellular.

Kimberly...

Computer shop back open after technician shortage
Barhyte rules at World Food Championships
Corn dog stand starts its stay in Pendleton Friday

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I-84 closed for wreck west of Boardman
Multiple injuries, people trapped in vehicles
Treats and haunts offer Halloween fun

From area businesses and libraries to neighborhoods and fields, little princesses, super heroes and ghosts will have several options when it comes...

Northwest

Inmate dies after meth-laden kiss; girlfriend gets 2 years
An Oregon woman has been sentenced to two years in prison after her inmate boyfriend died from her meth-laden kiss
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Everything seems to be on Wilson as Seahawks move forward
Authorities: Fire sprinklers didn't activate at nursing home