Pendleton transgender teen first to be crowned prom princess

PENDLETON, Ore. – It’s a first for Nixyaawii Community School on the Umatilla Indian Reservation in Pendleton; on June 3rd, Ryelynn Melton was crowned prom princess. “I love the sparkles, it has the corset on it, I love the sleeves, I just love the design,” Melton referred to the dress she loved so much, she sold cupcakes to afford it.
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Pendleton gas price survey: Cheapest station saves $0.40 per gallon

(PENDLETON, OR) According to Pendleton gas price data, you could be saving up to $0.40 per gallon on gas. According to a survey by GasBuddy, Arrowhead Travel Plaza at 72485 Or-331 was the cheapest station in the area, with regular listed at $3.19 per gallon at the pumps Wednesday. That was compared to Chevron at 220 Sw 12 St, where a gallon of regular was selling for $3.59.
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Hermiston readies industrial park that could bring 250 jobs, $70M investment

The city of Hermiston breaks ground July 7 on work to extend utilities to prepare the South Hermiston Industrial Park, known as SHIP, for future tenants. At full buildout, SHIP will feature 16 parcels ranging from 1.5 to 20 acres. It is expected to attract up to $70 million in private investment with future tenants employing up to 250 people.

Couple on hook for $1,400 for illegally selling crab

HERMISTON, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State Police say an eastern Oregon couple has been sentenced to pay $1,200 after illegally selling recreationally-caught crab on the commercial market. The East Oregonian reports Shawna and Gerald Wilson of Hermiston also will pay $100 each to the Turn In Poachers Line fund, and...

Hermiston couple fined $1,400 after illegally selling crab

Update: The couple is actually from Hermiston, not Prineville. ODFW updated their information late Thursday and we adjusted our story accordingly. A Hermiston couple has been sentenced to pay $1,200 in restitution money after illegally selling recreationally caught crab on the commercial market, according to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.
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Pendleton native donates ship model to library

PENDLETON — The SS Pendleton never traveled to its landlocked namesake, but the Pendleton Public Library might have the next best thing. David Parrish, of Seattle, met with Mayor John Turner and City Manager Robb Corbett to present a scale model of the tanker, which famously wrecked off the coast of Massachusetts in the 1950s. Parrish donated the model to the library, which is placing the model in a display case near the library’s elevator.

Swing-set thrill ride brings back rush of memories

I wrote my column this week from our comfy motel suite in Boardman, Ore., on the Columbia River. My sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Dwight, are across I-84 in a beautiful RV park, situated next to the Boardman Marina and one of the prettiest city parks that I’ve ever seen.
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Where's the cheapest gas in Boardman?

(BOARDMAN, OR) According to Boardman gas price data, you could be saving up to $0.05 per gallon on gas. On Saturday the cheapest gallon of unleaded regular in the area was at Love's Travel Stop at 78665 Tower Rd. Regular there was listed at $3.24 per gallon Wednesday, compared to $3.29 at Chevron at 101 N Main St, which GasBuddy clocked as the most expensive station in the area.