Pendleton, OR

PPD arrests alleged thief

PENDLETON – Pendleton police have closed the books on a theft case that occurred in. early July. Joshua Ralph Norton, 35, of Pendleton has taken into custody Wednesday. afternoon and is facing charges of first-degree theft, being a felon in possession of a. weapon, and conspiracy. Police Chief Chuck...
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Senior Center Building Availability

The Senior Center is available for use on days that are free of scheduled activities. See calendar under "How Do I" for all events. Contact City Hall for reservations. No fee required.

Uber gets the green light

PENDLETON – Uber is in Pendleton for as long as it wants to be. The city council unanimously approved removing a sunset clause on an ordinance that allowed the ride share service to operate through Round-Up. Councilman Jake Cambier said the council received written and verbal testimony that spoke highly of the new service.

Swap your doo-wop

PENDLETON — Crank up the record player and dust off your vinyl collection, the Pendleton Record Swap & Audio Expo runs Oct. 14, 15 and 16 at the Pendleton Convention Center with after-swap parties at Great Pacific Wine & Coffee Co. and The Vert Auditorium. Pendleton musician Peter Walters...

Washington driver cited for crash

PENDLETON – Traffic was at a standstill for more than an hour when a car crashed into a log truck at the Y intersection of Southwest Court, Southwest Dorion, and Westgate Monday afternoon. Police Chief Chuck Byram said the driver was from Washington state. “He was on Court trying...

Pendleton beats the Buffs

A huge second quarter pushes the Buckaroos past Madras, but Buffs' goals remain in front of themMadras ran into another historically stout football program Friday and fell on the road 49-12 to Pendleton. The loss was the second blowout defeat for the Buffs in two weeks as they try to survive what is likely the toughest run of four straight games any team in the 4A levels has: Scappoose (ranked fourth), Pendleton (sixth), and coming up La Grande (11th) and Baker (ranked ninth). But Baker has been as high as No. 2 and La Grande beat Baker this past weekend...

County to vote on lifting burn ban

UMATILLA COUNTY – The Umatilla County Board of Commissioners holds a meeting this morning at 9 and putting an end to the temporary burn ban is on the agenda. The non-agricultural burn ban is historically enacted at the start of wildfire season and is lifted in the fall. This year the burn was put into effect on July 14.

Car Fire Closes Highway 730 at Washington-Oregon State Line

(Hermiston, OR) -- Umatilla County Fire District #1 was called to a motor vehicle accident on Highway 730 near Sand Station. Upon arrival crews found the vehicle in a ditch engulfed in flames. Crews quickly ran a hose line to suppress the fire from spreading into the brush. The car was destroyed and about one acre of land was burned. There were no injuries reported. Traffic on Highway 730 had to be shut down at the Washington border and at Highway 73 until all hot spots are extinguished.

Friends of Hermiston Library Seeks Book Donations for Annual Sale

The Friends of the Hermiston Public Library will be accepting donations of gently used books on Saturday, Oct. 8 for their fall book sale, set for Oct. 20 and 22. Donations will be accepted from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the rear library parking lot at 235 E. Gladys Ave. Keep in mind that textbooks, medical handbooks, encyclopedias, magazines and VHS tapes will not be accepted.

Quick Takes: Oct. 6, 2022

PENDLETON — For Shari Dallas, having her new paintings in the East Oregonian Gallery at the Pendleton Center for the Arts feels like a homecoming. “I’ve loved that space at the old library building my whole life,” Dallas said. “Living out on the farm, it was our family’s meeting place when I was growing up. If we were in town between events, you were supposed to be at the library. I had my favorite chair, which was actually in the room where the gallery is now.”

Brass Fire takes the stage in Pendleton

PENDLETON — When Brad Rozema describes the band Brass Fire, often he first has to dispel the stereotype that those unfamiliar with the group jump to — that it’s a loud brass band. The truth is that, while sporting a large horn section, Brass Fire features musicians...

County says yes to Amazon Web Services

UMATILLA COUNTY – The Umatilla County Board of Commissioners has approved four enterprise zone agreements with Amazon Web Services at its meeting Wednesday. Two of the campuses are in Hermiston and two are in Umatilla. AWS does not have to pay property taxes for 15 years but is paying in other ways.

OSP: Pendleton motorcyclist killed in Jackson County

On Friday, Sept. 30, at approximately 5:32 p.m., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a multiple vehicle accident on Highway 234 near milepost 10. Preliminary investigation revealed a Ford F150, operated by Richard Dionne, 65, of Rogue River, pulled out onto Highway 234 from Old Sam’s Valley Road and collided with two westbound motorcycles. Dustin Small, 36, of Pendleton was operating a Harley Davidson and Matthew Small, 32, of Gresham was operating a Honda. Intoxication is being investigated as a contributing factor to the crash.

Horizen Project STEP Center to Hold Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony on Oct. 6

The Horizon Project STEP Center for Independent Living will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 6 to celebrate the opening of the new center at 408 E. Main St. in Hermiston. The event goes from 1 to 3 p.m. For more information, call 541-938-5658 or email

An Oktoberfest celebration to benefit nonprofits

PENDLETON — Whether you have a German heritage or not, everyone is invited to the sixth-annual Oktoberfest Pendleton on Saturday, Oct. 8. The annual celebration is a fundraiser for local nonprofits and high school scholarships. “It’s a really fun, family-friendly event. It’s a great event for the post Round-Up...

Wolverines add conference win, non-conference loss

Wolverine varsity soccer goaltender Diego Delgadillo’s 16 saves, recorded in the Monday, Sept. 26 non-conference matchup against McLoughlin High School, is a good indicator of the offensive strength of the Pioneers in their 5-0 win over the Wolverines.  McLoughlin scored two goals in the first half, and three in...

Motorcyclist arrested for trying to elude police

MILTON-FREEWATER – A Milton-Freewater police officer patrolling the 100 block of West Broadway Avenue at 2:19 a.m. Sunday observed Clarence George Calvin Gunter, 41, of Walla Walla operating a motorcycle failing to obey a stop sign. When the officer tried to pull the motorcycle over, Gunter would not yield and took off at a high-rate of speed.