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Budgets are apples and oranges

Budgets are apples and oranges

HERMISTON, Oregon – Hermiston’s budget for the 2019-2020 fiscal year totals a little less than $55 million. The budget for Pendleton is almost $86 million. Hermiston Assistant City Manager Mark Morgan says that while the cities have similarities, it’s not feasible to judge one budget by comparing it to the other. “I would characterize the…

There’s interest in Round-Up City development

There’s interest in Round-Up City development

PENDLETON, Oregon – There are several projects underway to provide housing and commercial development to the city of Pendleton. Meanwhile, Community Development Director Tim Simons says the city is always fielding inquiries from developers who are thinking about projects. One example of that is land behind Rooster’s Restaurant on Southgate. A person who owned the…

Deadline approaches for WWPD applicants

Deadline approaches for WWPD applicants

WALLA WALLA, Washington – Time is running out for applications to be turned in for entry-level police officers. The Walla Walla Police Department is accepting applications until 5 p.m. Friday in order to establish an eligibility list for future openings. Applications and testing procedures are available at www.wallawallawa.gov or at the human resources office at…

C Street work has begun, Lamperti is next

C Street work has begun, Lamperti is next

COLLEGE PLACE, Washington – The reconstruction project of C Street has begun. Work started immediately after Culbert Construction was given the notice to proceed by the city on May 30. “C Street – that’s going to be brand new, full reconstruction – sidewalks, pavement, new water, new sewer, new storm (drains), conduit for fiber,” City…

Safety’s the reason for long I-84 work zone

Safety’s the reason for long I-84 work zone

LA GRANDE, Oregon – Construction has one lane blocked on Interstate 84 westbound from the top of Cabbage Hill all the way to milepost 217 near Pendleton. Motorists complain that they drive for miles before they see any work being done. Oregon Department of Transportation spokesman Tom Strandberg says the lengthy zone is due to…

BMCC hosts graduation ceremonies

BMCC hosts graduation ceremonies

  PENDLETON, Oregon – The 57th Blue Mountain Community College commencement will be Thursday night at 7 p.m. at the Pendleton Convention Center. There are 325 graduates this year and 161 will participate in the ceremony. The age range of the graduating class is 17 to 63. A total of 125 of the graduates have…

Red flag warning is issued for Thursday

Red flag warning is issued for Thursday

PENDLETON, Oregon – The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for eastern Oregon and Washington on Thursday from noon to 10 p.m. Forecasters say a breakdown of the upper level ridge over the area will lead to increasing instability this evening over southern Oregon and move into the area tomorrow. Thunderstorms with…

WW woman dies from injuries sustained in June 6 house fire

WW woman dies from injuries sustained in June 6 house fire

WALLA WALLA, Washington – The woman rescued from the June 6 house fire on W. Poplar St. died Monday at a Seattle hospital from injuries she sustained in the fire. Denise Lowell, 56, passed away at Harborview Medical Center, according to her husband, Chip Lowell. “She will be greatly missed by all.  She would not…

Single bone found in second search is not human

Single bone found in second search is not human

MISSION, Oregon – The Umatilla Tribal Police Department has been informed by the Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office that the single bone found by Umatilla County Search and Rescue volunteers in the area that skeletal remains were found earlier is “non-human unidentified.” A news release issued last month from the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office stated…

Guns and a bridge are on the council agenda

Guns and a bridge are on the council agenda

WALLA WALLA, Washington – The Walla Walla City Council will consider what to do with old police department firearms declared surplus and consider a staff recommendation to reject all bids for the Spokane Street Bridge replacement project at its regularly scheduled meeting Wednesday night at 7 p.m. In January, the Walla Walla Police Department requested…