Eight years ago Kola Shippentower, a member of the Umatilla tribe, was in the news for learning to dig roots in the traditional way. She told a reporter it was important to her to learn the old ways. Today Shippentower is becoming a leader for starting a new tradition.
Mike Roxbury resigned, sort of, as Umatilla Rural Fire Protection District on Sept. 1... only it isn't official because he didn't really resign. The district isn't sure what to do, but Roxbury, 50, says he's seen too much.
Several high-profile wrecks near Boardman have killed people in 2015. A couple more flipped vehicles near Heppner. And don't forget it's called "Deadman's Pass" for a reason. Yet none of those stretches of road made the list of most dangerous in Oregon. In fact, East…
Oregon is boasting one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country right now, and Umatilla and Morrow counties on the southern end of the Mid Columbia are seeing the lowest unemployment rates since before the recession!