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Hermiston leads Umatilla County in population growth

City, county population data released in annual Portland State University study

It’s not the official slogan anymore, but you can still grow here in Hermiston. Portland State University released the first draft of its annual population estimates this week, measuring both county and city numbers statewide. 8 more words

East Oregonian

BLM approves 300-mile transmission line

The Bureau of Land Management signed off on a controversial 300-mile, 500-kilovolt overhead transmission line that would run from Boardman to near Boise, boosting electrical capacity between the two regions for future growth. 29 more words

East Oregonian

Official says location of rail facility known soon

The decision-making process regarding the location of Treasure Valley Intermodal Facility is coming quickly, as the announcement of the chosen location is projected to be made in about a week. 51 more words

Ontario Argus Observer

Our view: What doesn’t work for Portland doesn’t get done

Northwest Umatilla County is a bustling place filled with farms and food processors, fast-growing cities and industrial development.

That growth requires labor, and lots of it. 49 more words


Flags installed at state parks -- (Picture only, No story)

Park host Lynn Ostensen, right, of Mt. Vernon shakes hand with Boy Scouts during a flag ceremony as Unity Lake State Park Sept. 23. Ostensen, a longtime host, requested flag poles at Unity Lake and Clyde Holiday state parks, and Park Manager Dennis Bradley had them installed in August. 7 more words

Parks & Recreation Dept.

Help for small firms in new natural resource economy

Helping small companies take advantage of emerging opportunities in agriculture and natural resources is the goal of a new award-winning development program in Eastern Oregon. 66 more words

Economic Development

Everything I Need to Know about Donald Trump I Learned at Summer Camp

Several years ago, my late husband and I ran a kids’ summer camp in the mountains of Eastern Oregon.  The camp was an educational experiment initiated by local residents of the remote community, educated folks who loved the beauty of the area and made their livings there, but concerned that their children were affected by the isolation.  730 more words