Umatilla County is going back to baseline pandemic restrictions with the dubious distinction of having the most COVID-19 cases per capita of any county in Oregon.
PENDLETON — Umatilla County Commission board Chairman John Shafer has repeatedly hit the refresh button on his keyboard today, waiting to see if his county will be allowed to enter Oregon’s Phase 2.
Dan Dorran and HollyJo Beers will advance to the November General Election, facing off for the Umatilla County Position 3 seat, according to preliminary results of Tuesday’s primary election in Oregon.
Residents in three rural Oregon fire departments will be covered by a single entity — East Umatilla Fire & Rescue District — and pay equal rates for the fire service beginning July 1.
Umatilla County is continuing to navigate flood recovery for damages sustained in early February, but the process is being slowed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sen. Bill Hansell, R-Athena, announced this week he will seek re-election to the Oregon Senate for a four-year term for District 29, which encompases Umatilla, Gilliam, Morrow, Sherman, Union, and Wallowa counties, as well as parts of Wasco County.
Voters have until 8 p.m. Tuesday to deliver ballots to drop boxes or take them directly to their county election offices. Mailed ballots not postmarked by Nov. 5 will not be counted.
PENDLETON — The Umatilla County Fair Board is looking to fill a vacancy. The seat is an at-large position, meaning any resident living in Umatilla County is encouraged to apply.