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Umatilla County, Hermiston negotiate agreement for EOTEC split

Umatilla County has spent more than $4.8 million to create and operate the Eastern Oregon Event and Trade Center since its inception, and plans to spend almost $1.2 million more in the next five years if Hermiston takes over full control of the event center. The county's single biggest contribution


SWIM: Remaining Bulldogs finish fourth, sixth

GRESHAM -- On the final day of the OSAA Swimming State Championships, only two Hermiston Bulldogs were in contention for a title. Ryan Barnard and Carson Wrathall each had a chance in the 200-yard individual medley (IM) and the 100-yard freestyle, respectively. Neither, however, were able to crack

EAST OREGONIAN - 2018-02-17 00:01:00

Kennewick cops solve case of the missing violin

When Goodwill Industries reported a violin stolen from the nonprofit's Kennewick store, it didn't take police long to track down the thieves. They just followed the signal from the GPS tracker tucked inside the violin case. Kennewick police report they tracked the case to the 1200 block of West Four

TRI-CITY HERALD - 2018-02-18 02:24:00

Tri-Cities man feeds the homeless despite red tape

PASCO, Wash. -- Feeding the hungry and caring for the homeless--that's all one Tri-Cities man is trying to do. Carmel Perez said he tried to get a permit to feed the homeless a hot meal in Pasco, and was met with red tape and resistance from city officials. Perez said they told him feeding the homel

KEPR - 2018-02-17 18:47:13

Wind, speed contribute to offramp wreck near Richland

A semi hauling a trailer rolled over on a freeway exit near Richland on Saturday in an incident the Washington State Police blamed on a combination of speed and high winds. The patrol said driver Edgar Rodriguez, 27, of Pasco, was eastbound on Interstate 82 at Exit 102 near Richland when the vehicle

TRI-CITY HERALD - 2018-02-18 02:22:00

Umatilla County delays turning over full EOTEC ownership to Hermiston

HERMISTON, Oregon - The Umatilla County Board of Commissioners is delaying the finalization of turning its half-ownership of the Eastern Oregon Trade and Event Center to the City of Hermiston until March 12. Issues still need to be worked out before the county will sign off on the contract. "Probabl


Kennewick firm hires new engineer

Eric Anderson has joined Knutzen Engineering in Kennewick and will provide structural engineering and project management support to its clients. He brings over 20 years of experience and holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering with Structural Emphasis from Washington State University. Eric Anderson has

TRI-CITY HERALD - 2018-02-18 01:48:00

Why your electric bill keeps rising, and what could be done about it

Bill payers in Benton and Franklin counties could see more instability in their utility rates, as the Northwest's biggest power supplier says it is at risk of losing customers as utility bills climb. The Bonneville Power Administration, which sells $3 billion of electricity in the Northwest each ye

TRI-CITY HERALD - 2018-02-18 01:30:00

Yarn Club creates a tight-knit group of friends

If there's one thing the Yarn Club knows how to do, it's keep people warm. Its members - a collection of women who crochet and knit together in the Hermiston Public Library twice a week - are always on the lookout for who might need the next hat or blanket or scarf. "If I see a mother in the store,

EAST OREGONIAN - 2018-02-17 15:44:07

Follow Jesus in speaking and living truth in love

Thinking back on my boyhood in West Richland, I sometimes wonder how growing up during the Cold War shaped my worldview. Micah Smith Sign up today for unlimited digital access to our website, apps, the digital newspaper and more. SUBSCRIBE NOW Probably not much. My eyes were filled with wonder when

TRI-CITY HERALD - 2018-02-17 21:23:00

High wind warning issued for afternoon, evening

The following is an alert from the Walla Walla Citizen Alert system: The National Weather Service in Pendleton has issued a High Wind Warning...which is in effect until 10 PM PST this evening. * WINDS...West 35 to 45 mph with gusts up to 65 mph. * TIMING...Strongest winds in the afternoon and evenin

WALLA WALLA UNION-BULLETIN - 2018-02-17 18:40:00

Letter: HB 2311 a danger to school funding

Re:House Bill 2311, reducing barriers to student participation in extracurricular activities. This bill is currently in the Senate. The intent is altruistic, but in the end it could hurt our children much more than it might help them. The gist of it is to make it so no student who receives free or r

TRI-CITY HERALD - 2018-02-16 22:10:00

Preview: Q&A with principal of Sunnyside High School, where graduation rates are rising

Sunnyside High School Principal Ryan Maxwell operates under a simple philosophy: Change policies, but support staff. It seems to be working. Nine years ago, not even half of Sunnyside's students graduated. Last year, it was 90.3 percent - well above the state average of 79.1 percent. He credits a $5

YAKIMA HERALD REPUBLIC - 2018-02-17 17:30:00

Teen charged with rape of 5-year-old at mother's daycare

Logan Thomas Santjer is seen at a Feb. 15 court hearing. (KEPR-TV News photo) A Kennewick, Washington teenager is accused of raping a 5-year-old girl at his parent's daycare. Court records say 16-year-old Logan Thomas Santjer was at his parents' in-home daycare when he led the girl into a playroom a

WFXL.COM - 2018-02-17 08:33:37

OUT OF THE VAULT: Umatilla County town founded by mistake

The city of Adams, located north of Pendleton in Umatilla County, will celebrate its 125th anniversary on Feb. 23, 2018. But the town was actually founded by mistake, according to a written account by a descendant of the town's first mayor. Don Lieuallen was the guest speaker at the town's 100th an

EAST OREGONIAN - 2018-02-17 03:00:00

Stedman graduates from safety academy

Joshua Stedman of the Umatilla Tribal Police Department recently participated in the Basic Police Class at the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training in Salem. Stedman and classmates from #BP374 graduated from the 16-week course Feb. 16 at Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem. Th

EAST OREGONIAN - 2018-02-17 00:01:00

Daddy-Daughter Dance deals in fun

With a theme of the Queen of Hearts, Pendleton Parks & Recreation had a full house during the Daddy-Daughter Dance. In its seventh year of selling out, the Feb 3 event, drew 675 people of all ages at the Pendleton Convention Center. The evening featured dancing, music, hors d'oeuvres, the famous cho

EAST OREGONIAN - 2018-02-17 00:01:00

Retired educators lend a hand to current teachers

OREA-9 President Marge Normington-Jones, bottom right, is shown with recipients from the Pendleton School District employees who received grant awards to enhance student education opportunities. Top: Julie Murphy, Ken Jacobs, Gita Webster, Cindy Schimel, Emilee Oja. Bottom: Shelle Hand Bixler, Glenn

EAST OREGONIAN - 2018-02-17 00:01:00

BOYS BASKETBALL: Irrigon survives double OT, new district champs

East Oregonian Published on February 16, 2018 12:01AM Last changed on February 16, 2018 11:59PM UMATILLA -- It takes unrelenting endurance to outlast your toughest competition, which is something the Irrigon boys basketball team focuses on every practice. "It's 90 percent of what we do," junior Keit


Taste local fare for SMART on Feb. 22

Local food and drink and a silent auction will highlight the first "SMART Sip," a benefit for the Start Making A Reader Today (SMART) literacy programs in Hood River and Wasco counties. Hood River Hotel, Oak and First streets, hosts the Feb. 22 event from 6-8 p.m. The Sip is SMART's only fundraiser

HOOD RIVER NEWS - 2018-02-16 23:59:59