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ALL-EO BASEBALL: Grogan caps exceptional career
ALL-EO BASEBALL: Grogan caps exceptional career
Presenting the 2017 all-area baseball team led by Player of the Year Dylan Grogan of Stanfield.

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BASKETBALL: BMCC hires Osa Esene as new men’s coach
BASKETBALL: BMCC hires Osa Esene as new men’s coach
BMCC hired Osadonor "Osa" Esene as the newest head men's basketball coach on Wednesday.
BASKETBALL: Three locals play in all-star games
BASKETBALL: Three locals play in all-star games
Shaw Broncheau, Logan Grieb and Caden Smith all got one more chance to play some high school basketball over the summer.
BLOOMIN BLUES: A prairie lotus by any other name
BLOOMIN BLUES: A prairie lotus by any other name

Common Name: Prairie lotus

Scientific Name: Acmispon americanus

This small plant has had its scientific name changed at least three times in the past 20 years or so. Past names incude Lotus purshianus, Lotus americanus, and Lotus...

Bucks finalists for Oregon Sports Awards
Bucks finalists for Oregon Sports Awards
Pendleton's Haley Greb and Lauren Richards are finalists for Oregon Sports Awards, which take place on Sunday in Beaverton.
BASEBALL: Hermiston hires Kevin Moore as head coach
BASEBALL: Hermiston hires Kevin Moore as head coach
Hermiston athletics announced Kevin Moore as its new head baseball coach on Friday.
RODEO: Williams holds steady at CNFR
Blue Mountain Community College barrel racer Danyelle Williams remained in second place in the aggregate after Wednesday's performance at the College National Finals Rodeo.
One-day sturgeon season set on Columbia
Fishery managers have set a one-day sturgeon retention season June 23 on the Columbia River between Bonneville and The Dalles dams.
Pendleton Linebacker’s Club Hall of Fame expands its scope
Pendleton Linebacker’s Club Hall of Fame expands its scope
In 2017, the Pendleton Linebacker's Club Hall of Fame opens its doors to athletes outside of just football with a record class of 17 inductees.
RODEO: Williams in race for CNFR title
Blue Mountain's Danyelle Williams entered the first performance at the CNFR in fifth place in barrel racing.
BLOOMIN’ BLUES: Seldom-seen collomia a cluster of small flowers
BLOOMIN’ BLUES: Seldom-seen collomia a cluster of small flowers

Common Name: Narrow-leaf collomia

Scientific Name: Collomia linearis

After several articles on large, showy plants, I don’t want to leave out the little ones often not noticed. This plant is seldom seen and is often only a single...

Tree removal underway from Rail Fire, Eagle Fire areas
Tree removal underway from Rail Fire, Eagle Fire areas
The public should be aware of forest crews doing work to remove burned trees from around the Rail Fire and Eagle Fire areas.
BASEBALL: Pendleton honors longtime coach Mike Hodgen
BASEBALL: Pendleton honors longtime coach Mike Hodgen
Pendleton baseball honored longtime coach Mike Hodgen during a small ceremony on Saturday evening for 40-plus years of dedication to the program.
BASEBALL: Hodgen Distributing wins Ashlee Hodgen Tournament
BASEBALL: Hodgen Distributing wins Ashlee Hodgen Tournament
Hodgen Distributing won the Ashlee Hodgen Memorial Tournament with an 8-6 win over La Grande on Sunday.
SOFTBALL/BASEBALL: Locals honored with all-state selections
SOFTBALL/BASEBALL: Locals honored with all-state selections
Five Pendleton Buckaroos were named to the 5A softball all-state teams, and locals were selected for the 3A softball and 2A/1A baseball teams as well.
SOFTBALL: Hillmick, Peal play in Senior All-Star Series
Weston-McEwen pitcher Bailey Hillmick and catcher Sydney Peal played their final high school games on June 4 at Oregon State Univeristy in the 3A Senior All-Star Series.
Oregon women win NCAA championship, complete triple crown
Oregon women win NCAA championship, complete triple crown
Raevyn Rogers held off USC's Kendall Ellis down the stretch of the 4x400-meter relay at Hayward Field, helping Oregon become the first-ever NCAA women's program to win cross country and indoor and outdoor track and field titles in the same school year
BASEBALL: Hodgen starts tournament unbeaten
BASEBALL: Hodgen starts tournament unbeaten
Pendleton/Hodgen Distributing kicked off the Ashlee Hodgen Memorial Tournament with a pair of wins over Baker and Redmond on Friday.
Three T-Wolves to continue baseball careers
Three T-Wolves to continue baseball careers
Three BMCC baseball players signed with four-year colleges to continue their careers.
BMCC picks its Student-Athletes of the Year
BMCC picks its Student-Athletes of the Year
Blue Mountain Community College recently handed out its Athlete of the Year awards for the 2016-17 school year.
HOCKEY: Hermiston alum a part of junior hockey history
HOCKEY: Hermiston alum a part of junior hockey history
Hermiston alumnus Keith Anderson was a part of Canadian Hockey League history in April.
BLOOMIN’ BLUES: Purple mountain majesty has medicinal uses, too
BLOOMIN’ BLUES: Purple mountain majesty has medicinal uses, too

Name: Woody Penstemon

Scientific name: Penstemon fruticosus

This Penstemon is another very showy plant, and is found from the Rockies in British Columbia to Eastern Oregon in the Blue Mountains to nearby Idaho. It is similar to...

Sturgeon season set for Bonneville Pool
Fishery managers from Oregon and Washington have set sturgeon fishing season for the Bonneville Pool on the Columbia River.
SOFTBALL/BASEBALL: Mac-Hi’s Fortune named softball Player of the Year
SOFTBALL/BASEBALL: Mac-Hi’s Fortune named softball Player of the Year
Mac-Hi's Micha Fortune was named Greater ORegon League Player of the Year.
BASEBALL: Grogan, Rice lead EOL all-league teams
BASEBALL: Grogan, Rice lead EOL all-league teams
Stanfield's Dylan Grogan and Irrigon's Austin Rice lead the Eastern Oregon League's all-league lists by sharing Player of the Year.
BASKETBALL: Hermiston’s Hayden Meyers signs with BMCC
BASKETBALL: Hermiston’s Hayden Meyers signs with BMCC
Hermiston senior Hayden Meyers signed to play basketball at Blue Mountain Community College on Monday afternoon.
Hermiston to join WIAA for athletics, activities
Hermiston to join WIAA for athletics, activities
The WIAA approved Hermiston High's petition to join starting with the 2018-19 school year.
SOFTBALL: North Douglas knocks off Pilot Rock
SOFTBALL: North Douglas knocks off Pilot Rock
North Douglas upset Pilot Rock in the 2A/1A softball state championship game on Friday afternoon.
ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: 20 questions with Stanfield’s Hunter Barnes
ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: 20 questions with Stanfield’s Hunter Barnes
This week's Athlete of the Week is Stanfield's Hunter Barnes.
BASEBALL: Hawkins resigns from Bulldogs baseball
BASEBALL: Hawkins resigns from Bulldogs baseball
Lance Hawkins has resigned after three seasons as head coach of Hermiston baseball.
SOFTBALL: Rockets, Warriors match strengths in championship
SOFTBALL: Rockets, Warriors match strengths in championship
Pilot Rock and North Douglas have used similar formulas to build championship-caliber teams and will meet for the 2A/1A softball state title on Friday at OSU Softball Complex in Corvallis.

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ALL-EO BASEBALL: Grogan caps exceptional career
Presenting the 2017 all-area baseball team led by Player of the Year Dylan Grogan of Stanfield.
ALL-EO SOFTBALL: Richards thrives on competition
Player of the Year Lauren Richards of Pendleton leads the 2017 East Oregonian All-Area Softball team.
BASKETBALL: BMCC hires Osa Esene as new men’s coach
BASKETBALL: Three locals play in all-star games
Bucks finalists for Oregon Sports Awards

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BLOOMIN’ BLUES: Seldom-seen collomia a cluster of small flowers

Common Name: Narrow-leaf collomia

Scientific Name: Collomia linearis

After several articles on large, showy plants, I don’t...

BLOOMIN’ BLUES: What a time for wildflowers

I’ve been on the Ruckel Ridge road every year except maybe one for at least the past 30 years. It has always seemed to me to be the best...

BLOOMIN BLUES: A prairie lotus by any other name
One-day sturgeon season set on Columbia
BLOOMIN’ BLUES: Seldom-seen collomia a cluster of small flowers

College Sports

July trial set for UNC player accused of sexual battery
A North Carolina football player charged with misdemeanor sexual battery and assault on a fellow student is scheduled for trial in July
Mississippi, Texas Tech will play 2018 opener in Houston
Mississippi and Texas Tech will play in the AdvoCare Texas Kickoff in Houston to open the 2018 season
Bucks add another young forward in Michigan's D.J. Wilson
Hawks draft Wake Forest F Collins at No. 19 in NBA draft
Magic draft Florida State's Isaac with sixth overall pick