Mcnary, OR

Two Chambers Help Cut Ribbon at First Coast Security in Hermiston

Because the COVID pandemic put so many things on hold, First Coast Security waited nearly 18 months to celebrate its new location on Hermiston Avenue. But the wait was worth it on Thursday when supporters and chamber of commerce representatives turned out for the grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony. Kyle...

Dr. Fright's Monsters and Madness coming to Kennewick

KENNEWICK, Wash.- DR. Fright's Monsters and Madness Event is coming to Kennewick from October, 14, through Halloween. The event features two haunted houses, 5 food trucks, games and prizes, entertainment, and a beer and wine bar. The event is located at 7425 Clearwater Avenue in Kennewick. Times and ticket information...

OR DEQ issues air and water quality fines

SALEM – The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has fined Lamb Weston $127,800 for exceeding the nitrogen limits of its wastewater disposal permit for its Hermiston plant as well as for polluting the waters of the state by allowing nitrates to enter the groundwater. The company’s wastewater land application...

Umatilla Chemical Depot renamed Raymond F. Rees Training Center

UMATILLA, ORE. - The Umatilla Chemical Depot was renamed the Raymond F. Rees Training Center, in honor of retired Major General Raymond F. Rees, during a ceremony Thursday. The ceremony highlighted the current transformation and development of the installation. Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Raymond F. Rees served as the Adjutant General...

Attack on Hermiston teen leads to three arrests

HERMISTON — An assault of a 17-year-old male in Hermiston has led to three arrests — a mother, her 16-year-old son and a 19-year-old male. Hermiston police arrested Tanisha Monique Lashay Williams, 33, and her son for third-degree assault and second-degree disorderly conduct and arrested Kennith Franklin Brown, 19, for third-degree assault, second-degree disorderly conduct, second-degree criminal trespass and five counts of menacing.

Council to hold cannabis listening session

PASCO – The Pasco City Council will hold a listening session tomorrow (Tuesday) night to gauge the community’s thoughts on the sales of cannabis within city limits. The listening session begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Pasco Police Regional Training Center, 204 West Clark Street. In 2012, voters...

Man charged with disorderly conduct

HERMISTON – Dale Robert Mininger, 60, of Hermiston was charged with disorderly conduct Wednesday after he allegedly caused a panic at Walmart in Hermiston. Police Chief Jason Edmiston said Mininger was yelling at people and causing a disturbance and was open carrying a handgun on his waist. Openly carrying...

Oregon Prescribed Fire alert: 2022 Umatilla NF Prescribed Fire update

Incident location: 45.67 latitude, -118.87 longitude Impacted area: 0 Acres. The Umatilla National Forest prescribed fire page contains information on the Forest's planned, active and completed prescribed burning for 2022. In general, there are two burn seasons each year to accomplish prescribed fire projects. Early season burns typically occur in late winter through the early fire season in late spring/early summer. Late season burns typically occur in late fire season and into December. The specific dates of a burn during a season is dependent on many variables including wildfire activity, resource availability, current and predicted weather, and smoke management constraints.

Family Displaced after house fire in Kennewick

A family has been evacuated after their furnace caught fire Sunday evening. According to Captain Aaron Fryer with Benton County Fire District #1, the family noticed smoke in their home and immediately called 9-1-1. Kennewick Fire was the first to arrive and found that the fire was located in the...

Body found in river near Cable Bridge identified

KENNEWICK, Wash.- The body found in the Columbia River on September, 27, has been identified. According to the Benton County Sheriff's Office, the remains are those of 34 year old Brandy E. Ebanez. Her last known address was in Kennewick. The Benton County Sheriff's Office and the Benton County Coroner...

Rams Top Bulldogs, 49-42

Trailing 35-27 heading into the fourth quarter, the West Valley Rams put on an offensive show in the final 12 minutes to top Hermiston, 49-42, in a nonleague game Friday night at Kennison Field. Hermiston quarterback Isaac Corey led the Bulldogs to an opening drive score to start the game,...

Boardman Pool Offering Life Skills Classes Beginning Oct. 4

The Boardman Pool and Recreation Center will begin offering a series of life skills classes for adults and teens 15 and up on Oct. 4. Classes take place every other Tuesday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Instruction includes budget planning, social skills and communicating as an adult, homemaking skills, job interviews and resumes, and more.

ODOT alerts Hermiston drivers to new road striping

A recently complete project in Hermiston will reduce hazards, according to the Oregon Department of Transportation. Pavement striping along OR 207/ NW 11th Street in Hermiston has been changed to extend the existing dedicated center turn lane that ends near West Madrona Avenue so it continues to West Linda Avenue.

Umatilla River Trail seeks $6.2 million to begin project in 2023

HERMISTON — The group working to create a trail 25-mile-long trail connecting Umatilla, Hermiston, Stanfield and Echo is chasing a pile of state funds. The Oregon Department of Transportation has approved the Umatilla River Trail Implementing Committee’s preapplication for an Oregon Community Pathways Grant of $6.2 million to create the first portion of the Umatilla River Trail.