The 12 libraries in Umatilla County continue to be very creative, finding ways to provide services yet keep their customers and staff safe during the COVID-19 virus.
HERMISTON — The sixth annual Diaper Dash was deemed a success. Developed as a ministry by the Hermiston Church of the Nazarene to help people meet basic needs, organizers requested a package o…
HEPPNER — Donning festive green attire, Raymond and Norma French were still able to serve as grand marshals of the St. Patrick’s parade in Heppner — just a smaller, indoor version.
WALLA WALLA, Wash. — Kaitlynne Jensen, a 2019 McLoughlin High School graduate, was part of an effort to expand civil rights education in local schools through Whitman Teaches the Movement.
SALEM — A trio of local arts-related nonprofit organizations were among the recipients to receive operating support grants from the Oregon Arts Commission.
LA GRANDE — First-year honor students at Eastern Oregon University recently nominated 21 educators from from across Oregon, Idaho and Washington to receive recognition as Inspirational High Sc…
UMATILLA COUNTY — Pendleton Bird Club member Jack Simons shared information about a couple birds that Mike and Barbara Morehead of Pilot Rock recently snapped photos of in the region.
HERMISTON — The Hermiston Lions Club recently provided a boost to the Umatilla County 4-H program.
SALEM — Hector Hernandez of Umatilla Police Department and Joanna Lomas of the Boardman Police Department recently completed a course with the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and …
PORTLAND — Numerous coaches and 32 athletes representing Hermiston/Pendleton Special Olympics Local Program #510 competed in the first Special Olympics Regional Basketball Event to take place …
HERMISTON — Several community partners teamed up with the Department of Human Services-Child Welfare program to offer indoor activities for area foster kids and their families.
HERMISTON — Brothers Seilala Jr. and Siu Sepeni of Hermiston recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout, scouting’s highest honor.
PENDLETON — The Umatilla County Cultural Coalition recently provided a grant to the Oregon East Symphony. The $1,500 will be used for the OES Youth Orchestra’s Simple Symphony concert.
PENDLETON — The community continues to reach out to help area flood victims, including providing firewood for residents of Riverview Mobile Home Estates.
IONE — The Ione School District is providing assistance to a couple of area schools recently affected by catastrophes.
HERMISTON — A local branch manager of Cleary Building Corp. was recently recognized for outstanding sales performance in 2019.
HERMISTON — A Quilts of Valor presentation was featured during the inaugural Hearts for Veterans event held Feb. 15 at VFW Hall of Desert Post #4750 in Hermiston.
IONE — The Ione School District was recently awarded $24,366 from the Columbia River Enterprise Zone II (CREZ II).
The 12 libraries in Umatilla County are always looking for ways to get more people, young and old, reading. This year, the Stanfield and Echo public libraries are inviting everyone with a curr…
PENDLETON — Boy Scout Troop #700 recently cashed in on their recycling efforts during the 2019 Pendleton Round-Up.
MISSION — The Wildhorse Foundation sprung to action after reading a Feb. 10 email from the American Red Cross.
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SILETZ — Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution was among the organizations to receive a donation from the Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund.
HERMISTON — Stephanie Hughes, first vice president of Altrusa International of Hermiston, recently spearheaded an effort to help provide assistance to flood victims in the area.
SALEM — Austin Fields, of the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office, recently completed a course with the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training.
HELIX — While they may be competitors on the basketball court, Joseph Charter School recently got an assist from the Helix School District.
HERMISTON — The Inland Northwest Musicians were among the 101 recipients who were recently awarded Small Operating Grants through the Oregon Arts Commission. Each of the organizations received…
SILVERTON — Julie Hull (representing The Dalles Elks Lodge #303) is the lone representative from the Elks Northeast District — which also includes Baker Lodge #338, Condon Lodge #1869, Enterpr…
HERMISTON — The smiles were plentiful as Hermiston/Pendleton Special Olympics Local Program #510 raised $2,100 during a fundraiser at Melonville Comedy Festival.
Forty area piano students participated in the Umatilla-Morrow District of the Oregon Music Teachers Association’s Baroque Festival.
HELIX — A school-wide initiative to promote a caring and thoughtful student body is underway in the Helix School District.
LA GRANDE — The American Scholastic Press Association gave high marks to the 25th edition of the Eastern Oregon Science Journal.
PENDLETON — A collection of poetry by Shaindel Beers continues to gain attention.
SALEM — Dispatchers Brittany Duncan and Cortney Stewart of the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office recently completed a course with the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training.
HERMISTON — A recent Hermiston Chamber of Commerce business luncheon was capped off with a presentation to Made to Thrive.
STANFIELD — An update to the children’s area of the Stanfield Public Library is being made possible thanks to a $1,000 grant from Northwest Farm Credit Services.
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PENDLETON — January is School Board Recognition Month. The Oregon School Boards Association honors the unpaid elected volunteers who serve on Oregon’s 197 local school boards, 19 Education Ser…
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I am writing to thank Hermiston residents for sharing the true meaning of Christmas with children in need this past holiday season.
PILOT ROCK — Armed with a camera and an inquisitive interest in the history of the area, Mike and Barbara Morehead regularly set out to document the sights of Umatilla County.
PENDLETON — Culinary creations at the Pendleton Warming Station will be a little easier these days thanks to a donation from Altrusa International of Pendleton.
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CHATSWORTH, Calif — Operation Gratitude assembled the 2.5 millionth care package this past holiday season, which was delivered to U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Bernard G. Barbuto, currently se…
HERMISTON — The Elks Northeast District Hoop Shoot contest — which represents Elks in Hood River Lodge #1507, The Dalles Lodge #303, Condon Lodge #1869, Heppner Lodge #358, Hermiston Lodge #18…
SALEM — Officer Sterling Hall of the Pendleton Police Department is among the recent graduates of Basic Police Class 394.
HELIX — The Helix Little Grizzlies have been working hard to improve their skills on the hardwood.
SALEM — The Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs is expanding its Veteran Volunteer Program statewide after a successful pilot project in three counties, and is now recruiting volunteers int…
REDMOND — A total of 154 cadets graduated from the Oregon National Guard Youth Challenge Program (OYCP) class 2019-02 on Dec. 18, 2019, in Redmond.
MILTON-FREEWATER — A pair of young men from Milton-Freewater Boy Scout Troop #315 recently earned their Eagle Scout badge.
UMATILLA COUNTY — The Milton-Freewater City Light and Power Energy Assistance Program through The Salvation Army received a hefty boost from the annual Community Bank Holiday Charity Drive.
MORROW COUNTY — Threemile Canyon Farms was recently recognized with the Cooperator of the Year Award from the Oregon State University Extension Service.
UMATILLA — Megan Olsen, general manager of Big River Golf Course, is predicting a great year on the links.
HERMISTON — Classified staff in the Hermiston School District helped make a difference for the Hermiston Warming Station.