Category Archives: Regional News

SALEM:  Escaped patient is still at large

SALEM: Escaped patient is still at large

The man who escaped from a psychiatric treatment center in Pendleton earlier this month remains at large. Thaddeus Ziemlak failed to return to Salmon Run at the appointed time and has not been found since. He was institutionalizedSee More

HERMISTON:  Growth levels off

HERMISTON: Growth levels off

The rapid growth that challenged services at the Hermiston School District appears to have slowed. Hermiston began the school year with a population of 5,777 students compared to 5,838 in 2018-19 and 5,794 in 2017-18See More

UMATILLA COUNTY:  County is ready for 2020

UMATILLA COUNTY: County is ready for 2020

Umatilla County Commissioner George Murdock is beginning to see the rewards after years of hard work on the budget. The county is solvent and with a clean audit. I don’t think we’re ever going to have enough moneySee More

UMATILLA COUNTY:  Fatal Snowmobile Accident

UMATILLA COUNTY: Fatal Snowmobile Accident

Yesterday, January 15, 2020, at around 5:20 pm, Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office dispatch received a report of a single snowmobile accident near the residence of 78319 Lieuallen Rd, Weston, in which a 58-year-old female wasSee More

UMATILLA COUNTY:  Snow news is good news

UMATILLA COUNTY: Snow news is good news

Before the snow, the Columbia Basin’s snowpack was not doing well. That’s all changed now. This has bumped the mountain snowpack to 80 to 90 percent of normal, which is a nice increase from the 50 to 60See More