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Good Shepherd Completes Land Purchase for New Urgent Care

Good Shepherd Health Care System (GSHCS) closed on the land purchase of the former Rogers Toyota of Hermiston property earlier this month with plans to build a new state-of-the-art Urgent Care facility at the Highway 395 location. “Good Shepherd is expanding its footprint to better serve this great community,” said...
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Former Hermiston School District employee sues over pandemic mandates

HERMISTON — A former Hermiston School District employee is suing the district for more than $300,000, claiming discrimination for having to wear a mask due to pandemic safety measures. Jennifer Morrell of Hermiston, who worked for the district for nearly 20 years, cites emotional damages and lost wages as...
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Good Shepherd Health Care buys land for new Urgent Care facility

HERMISTON, Ore. — The Good Shepherd Health Care System has finalized the purchase of land from the Rogers Toyota of Hermiston, where it will build a new urgent care facility along Highway 395. Good Shepherd is planning demolition for the land, then will break ground on the state-of-the-art facility...

Hermiston Chamber to Host Summer Evening Mixer on July 12

The Hermiston Chamber of Commerce will host their Summer Evening Mixer (formerly the Summer Luncheon) on Tuesday, July 12 at Bennett Botanical Gardens, 32632 E. Punkin Center Road. The event celebrating the upcoming Umatilla County Fair and Farm-City Pro Rodeo begins at 6:30 p.m. and includes live music by SevenMile,...
Yakima Herald Republic

Yakima Valley weekender picks: July 1-4: It's going to be a busy and loud weekend

The weekend is knocking again, and it’s a loud one. Independence Day falls on Monday this year, meaning for most it’s a three-day holiday weekend. There are many events celebrating the holiday, some ending in fireworks displays. Don’t forget to take care of your animals; if they’re not chipped, get an I.D. tag for their collars.

Cannibal Bugs Leave Oregon in Terror, Is Washington Next?

There's a bug near the Tri-Cities causing quite a nuisance. The question is this bug headed to Washington State next?. Insects are just a fact of life and in most instances are vital for life on the planet Earth. Do you recall ice worms and murder hornets?. There is one...

City IT department seeks more users

HERMISTON – The Hermiston City Council has approved intergovernmental agreements with Morrow County, the city of Stanfield, and Umatilla County Fire District No. 1 for the city to provide them with internet technology services. Assistant City Manager Mark Morgan said this all began when the city learned its IT provider was going to raise rates appreciably.

Linda Epperson Passes Away at 72

Linda Sue Epperson of Umatilla died on June 27, 2022 in Richland, Wash. at the age of 72. She was born on May 14, 1950 in California to Harold and Edna Ader. A celebration of life potluck gathering will be held on Sunday, July 10, 2022 at 11 a.m. at Spillway Park, Umatilla.

Scheduling Conflict Forces Change to Hermiston’s Fireworks Show

The Independence Day weekend fireworks show at the Hermiston Butte will take place on Sunday, July 3 at 10 p.m. instead of the July 4. The city was informed recently that the licensed pyrotechnician originally scheduled to oversee the annual fireworks show on Monday, July 4 was no longer available for the event. The city was able to secure another licensed pyrotechnician for the evening of July 3. The show will last approximately 20 minutes, slightly shorter than previous years.

Scientists Discover Class Of “Smoke Taint” Compounds Affecting Wine Flavor

Researchers from three West Coast universities have made a new discovery about how smoke affects wine grapes. Correspondent Lauren Paterson reports. (Runtime :58) Wine made from grapes exposed to wildfire smoke can taste like ashes. A research team of scientists in Oregon, Washington, and California have discovered a class of...

Irrigon Hosting Movies on the Plaza; First Showing Is Tonight

The city of Irrigon will be hosting Movies on the Plaza on Tuesday evenings following the weekly Farmers Market. Movies begin tonight and go through Aug. 30. Showtime is 8:30 p.m. Check out the city’s website for the list of scheduled movies.