Massive Monkees Bring Seattle Street Style to Wildhorse

Pendleton, OR – July 30th will be a full day of entertainment at Wildhorse and not just at the concert featuring Vanilla Ice and Morris Day & the Time but throughout the property.   Massive Monkees, a top hip hop/break dancing group from Seattle, WA will also perform at Wildhorse. A specialized and skilled art…

Pendleton Bronze Trail Website Ready to Guide Travelers

Travel Pendleton just released the new Pendleton Bronze Trail website (pendletonbronzetrail.com) to encourage tourists to not only learn about Pendleton’s rich western heritage but also to get them walking around town to see all the sites. This site is optimized for mobile and tablet use. Every page features a brief history of each statue that…

John Kueber Creates Jrrny.com for Travel Blogger Enthusiasts

By Lori Kimbel John Kueber’s first attempt at public office, a bid for president of the junior high he had just started attending where he was known mostly as ‘the new kid’, taught him a lot about failure. Kueber lost the election by a landslide. “I didn’t really let it bug me,” he said. “It…

Pendleton’s Future Farm Project Serves Global Ag Producers

Farming used to be among the lowest-tech industries on the planet. Not anymore.   Seed and soil, moisture and muscle are still important components. But now there’s a new one – technology.   Technology is everywhere in agriculture from the largest to the smallest operation. GPS helps position equipment so not a row is wasted….

Hobby or Recreational Use of UAS on National Forest System Lands

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) (link is external) has regulatory authority over all airspace, including recreational use of airspace by model aircraft (See FAA Advisory Circular 91-57) (link is external). The U.S. Forest Service does not have the authority to establish any additional regulations regarding where UAS can or can’t be flown. Individuals and organizations…

Oregon’s UAS Test Ranges embrace new Part 107 Rules

The announcement of the Part 107 rules for UAS (Drones) has been a long time coming. Part 107 will essentially replace the need for the vast majority of Section 333 Exemptions – the way commercial operators were able to legally fly up until now. The 333 exemption was initially (a year ago) viewed as a…

First Draft Writers’ Series Brings Authors to Life

The Pendleton Center for the Arts has a winner on its hands with its First Draft Writers’ Series. Every third Thursday at 7pm, published and aspiring authors and poets from all over the region come together to share their work. Some read from their books, others from printed or handwritten manuscripts, and some from the…

New Owners at Timberlake Campground and RV Park

By Lori Kimbel Kyle and Marissa Vaner Borght knew they wanted something more than the life they were living in Burbank, California. Their day to day lives lead them down the black pavement to work then home again. Their kids played on pavement at the school they attended and played basketball on pavement in front…

Pacific Ag Acquires Calagri

Acquisition Further Expands Harvest and Supply Footprint, Strengthens Year-Round Availability and Streamlines Delivery of Agricultural Residue and Forage to Customers Throughout the Pacific Northwest Pacific Ag, which operates the nation’s largest crop residue supply chain, has acquired Calagri, a leading regional agricultural residue and hay harvesting company. The transaction further solidifies Pacific Ag’s ability to…

BMCC, CTUIR renew agreement for Native American Advisory Board

Officials from Blue Mountain Community College (BMCC) and the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) recently renewed an agreement to continue the join Native American Advisory Board to enhance the education of Native American students and educate BMCC students about the CTUIR. The Memorandum of Agreement was signed during BMCC’s regular Board of…

Jackson Sundown Centennial Edition 1916 – 2016

Jackson Sundown was an iconic western figure. He was a nephew of the famous, Chief Joseph, and his life spanned from the Indian wars to frontier settlement. Jackson Sundown was a warrior on the Nez Perce retreat and was wounded at the Battle of Bear Paw. Rather than surrender, he escaped into Canada, and for…

22nd Annual Wildhorse Resort & Casino Pow Wow

More than $80,000 in cash and prizes was up for grabs at the 22nd Annual event. Wildhorse expected 25 drum groups to be on hand and more than 300 native dancers in the competition. The colorful dance performances, as well as the Native American food and craft booths were free to the public. The grand…

Chart-Topping Country Star Lee Brice to Kickoff Happy Canyon’s Centennial Week

Country music sensation and winner of the 2015 Academy of Country Music Awards’ Single Record of the Year, Lee Brice will headline the Pendleton Round-Up and Happy Canyon kick-off concert on Saturday, Sept. 10. Singer, songwriter, and producer, Brice is known for his award-winning hits “I Don’t Dance” and “I Drive Your Truck,” which won…

‘Cause That’s Where the Money Is’

by Marc Robins CFA I’ve been to LasVegas, Reno and Tahoe countless times, and I hold the distinction of losing just 75¢. How did this miserly figure come about? I was sent to interview management way back in the late 1970s and as I was leaving Las Vegas to fly home, I plugged a slot…

Author Publishes “Venture Finance” for Business Owners, Funders, Advisors

Author, Art Hill has published the 2016 Edition of Venture Finance and it is now available at bookstores, and Amazon.   Venture Finance is a book designed for entrepreneurs and business owners to guide them as they manage their business finances regardless of business type, size, or stage of growth.   “Venture Finance covers all…

Groundbreaking at Elgin Health District Rural Health Clinic

What started out as just a ‘shot in the dark’ dream, is one step closer to reality as the Elgin Health District Rural Health Clinic holds a ground breaking ceremony before the actual construction begins on the $2.25 million building.   With $257,120 already in the bank the Elgin Health District capital campaign committee is…

New report shows Oregonians saved $362 million on energy bills in 2015

Energy Trust of Oregon helped 1,080 Eastern Oregon homeowners and businesses benefit from clean energy innovations Energy Trust of Oregon announced today its 2015 annual results, including utility bill savings of $362 million for participating customers. Energy Trust is a nonprofit helping utility customers save energy in their homes and businesses, and invest in renewable…

Merkley Announces $52 Million in Energy Loans for Rural Communities

Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will make $52 million in loans available to rural electric co-ops through the Rural Energy Savings Program (RESP). RESP is a program designed by Senator Merkley to allow rural electric co-ops to offer their customers low-interest loans from USDA to provide affordable…

Cinnamon Cottage Expands to La Grande Main Street

by Trish Yerges   Cinnamon Cottage gift and accessories shop has made its debut to the La Grande downtown district at 1112 Adams Avenue. It is co-owned by long-time friends and business collaborators Sandy Rysdam and Myra Britschgi.   Their business was founded in 1993, and for 22 years the two women worked out of…