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Just two months into the new water year, Oregon is already lagging behind in precipitation and snowpack across much of the state, deepening concerns about another difficult drought year in 2019.

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In the next five years, the Port of Morrow will see massive railroad expansions with the hopes new jobs and industries may soon follow.

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Les McMasters of Hermiston uses a carving chisel to shape the braces on the back a guitar at his shop Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, in Hermiston.

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Guitar maker Les McMasters likes to use a wide variety of woods in the creation of his guitars. The instrument on the left is a Gibson jumbo styles Guitar with Bolivian rosewood on the back an…

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Most guitar manufacturers will put a paper logo inside the body of the guitar in the sound hole. McMasters has always chosen to put his logo on a engraved brass placard.

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Les McMasters inspects his craftsmanship while profiling the neck for a guitar while using a spindle sander at his shop in Hermiston.

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Les McMasters uses a block plainer to shape the braces on the back of a guitar at his shop in Hermiston.

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Winning the Knowledge Bowl takes several of the seven cardinal virtues — patience, diligence, even humility — but key to winning the competition was in knowing what the whole group of them are…

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The Hermiston City Council postponed voting on a rate increase for Hermiston Energy Services Monday in order to gather more information about the utility’s costs.