Category Archives: East Oregonian

Umatilla County tourism jumps in 2017

Oregon’s tourism industry has seen persistent statewide growth this decade, and Umatilla County is no exception. Travel Oregon released a new report Thursday about the tourism industry impact, including detailed estimates for each county. Source: Umatilla County tourism jumps in 2017 – Local News – East Oregonian

Governor joins CTUIR in opposing Medicaid work requirements for tribes

In its battle against the Trump Administration over Medicaid work requirements, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation has gained some powerful allies. In a Friday press release, the tribes announced that Gov. Kate Brown wrote a letter to CTUIR Chairman Gary Burke affirming the tr Source: Governor joins CTUIR in opposing Medicaid work […]
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Oregon Business Plan gathering feedback for 2019 legislative session

Local business and governmental leaders met with representatives of the Oregon Business Council and Oregon Business & Industry on Friday. When the 2019 legislative session convenes, Oregon’s business community plans to be ready with legislation and budget recommendations to address Oregon’s fiscal problems. Tackling rising costs of the Public Employee Retirement System is on the […]
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Methadone clinic comes to Pendleton

The local battle against opioid addiction is ramping up.A methadone clinic will open in Pendleton as soon as regulatory hurdles are cleared. The Pendleton Treatment Center will offer methadone and Suboxone — two medications used to combat addiction to prescription painkillers and heroin. Source: Methadone clinic comes to Pendleton

Cottonwood Canyon adding cabins, ‘experience center’

Project funded by Oregon State Parks Foundation. Cottonwood Canyon, one of Oregon’s newest and most expansive state parks, is getting several new facilities to host more campers and activities. Four cabins, a bathroom and an “experience center” are under construction at the state park on the Sherman County side of the John Day River. The […]
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Methadone clinic comes to Pendleton

The local battle against opioid addiction is ramping up. A methadone clinic will open in Pendleton as soon as regulatory hurdles are cleared. The Pendleton Treatment Center will offer methadone and Suboxone — two medications used to combat addiction to prescription painkillers and heroin. The clinic won’t start receiving clients until the complicated regulatory process […]
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Lost Valley Farm’s owner seeks to sell dairy

The owner of Lost Valley Farm, a controversial Oregon dairy, wants to sell the property and cattle herd for about $109 million. The owner of a Lost Valley Farm in Boardman wants to sell the facility and cattle rather than immediately liquidate the herd as sought by a major creditor. Greg te Velde has asked […]
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Local corrections officers may lose certifications

TRCI officer accused of failing to supervise work crew, EOCI officer cited for DUI. Two corrections officers in Umatilla County’s two state prisons are facing the revocation of their state public safety certifications. The Corrections Policy Committee of the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training in February voted 10-0 to recommend that Hector […]
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News org building first statewide database of student athlete concussions

Since March 2015, Dr. Derek Earl of Hermiston has had 279 area student athletes visit his medical clinic because of a concussion. More than 100 of those patients — all local middle school and high school students —have arrived in the last year. Earl said he and the staff at his practice, the Family Health […]
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DEQ wading through comments about Carty plant

Majority of comments are against proposed emissions limit increase. Two weeks after the comments period closed, Department of Environmental Quality officials are still wading through more than 1,000 comments about the proposed emissions increase at a Boardman natural gas plant. Source: DEQ wading through comments about Carty plant – Local News – East Oregonian