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Pendleton’s Sorey third in tie-down at NHSFR| SPORTS, A8
143rd Year, No. 198
STANFIELD — A new hous-
ing development, Patriot Heights,
recently received federal funding
for 40 new homes.
The money, awarded by Ore-
gon Housing and Community Ser-
vices, totals just over $8 million in
construction costs, and is part of
$45.5 million awarded to 11 dif-
ferent developments in Oregon. Of
those, Patriot Heights on Locust
Street and Highway 395 is the only
one in Northeast Oregon.
“The Housing Authority had
been looking at Stanﬁ eld as a
local town that didn’t have afford-
able housing,” said Ryan Strad-
ley, executive director at Umatilla
County Housing Authority.
Stradley said Hayden Homes —
which builds in Oregon, Washing-
ton and Idaho — will break ground
on the 12-month construction proj-
ect next spring, at a predicted cost
of $253,000 per unit.
The funding comes from a
number of sources, including low
income housing tax credits, the
U.S. Department of Housing and
Urban Development’s HOME pro-
gram and the National Housing
The project’s target population
is families, and the developments
will feature 32 two- to four-bed-
room single family homes as well
as eight one-bedroom duplexes.
Two of the duplexes will be
available to those who make 30%
of the area median income, like,
for example, a senior on Social
Other housing options will
be available for renters who earn
less than the area median income
in Umatilla County, which is cur-
A family of four making as
much as $36,420 a year — 60% of
the AMI — could be eligible for
a spot at Patriot Heights, Stradley
Funding for Patriot Heights was
secured after ﬁ ve years of propos-
als, according to Stradley.
So what made this year
Umatilla Morrow Head Start
will be opening an early learning
center for Stanﬁ eld residents on
the site of the development.
Patriot Heights will also feature
a community center with a com-
WINNER OF THE 2019 ONPA GENERAL EXCELLENCE AWARD
EO Media Group submits bid for Bend Bulletin
$2.5 million offer also
BEND — With ﬁ nancial back-
ing from unnamed Bend resi-
dents, an Oregon newspaper com-
pany hopes to outbid two others
for the Bend Bulletin and Red-
EO Media Group, publisher
of 11 newspapers from the Wal-
lowas to the coast, is offering $2.5
million for Bend’s daily newspa-
per and its weekly sister publica-
tion in Redmond, according to a
notice ﬁ led Monday in U.S. Dis-
trict Court of Oregon.
The Bulletin‘s parent company,
Contractors are set to
break ground on Patriot
Heights next spring
By JESSICA POLLARD
TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2019
Western Communications, ﬁ led
for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protec-
tion in January and is in the pro-
cess of selling all of its assets.
“There’s strong support from
the community for us to acquire
the Bulletin,” said Heidi Wright,
chief operating ofﬁ cer of EO
Media Group, or East Oregonian
“Key community leaders”
offered to back a bid by EO
Media Group after Rhode Island
Suburban Newspapers Inc. came
forward in June with an offer of
$2.25 million, Wright said. “They
are supportive of our efforts to be
the successful bidder coming out
of the auction.”
An auction will be held July 29
in the Portland ofﬁ ce of Tonkon
Torp LLP, which represents West-
ern Communications. A hearing
is scheduled later that day in U.S.
See Newspaper, Page A7
PENDLETON BIKE WEEK
Staﬀ photo by Kathy Aney
Chad and Tamber Dillinger pose with their gangster-themed Harley bike, which was displayed during last week’s Pendleton Bike Week at
the Pendleton Convention Center.
a big hit as 2019 Bike
Week comes to a close
By ALEX CASTLE
PENDLETON — Some of the most
unique and dazzling bikes from Pendle-
ton Bike Week were positioned around the
Pendleton Convention Center on Saturday
for the 2019 Moto Show.
The crowds of bike week attendees grew
larger and larger with the event’s culmi-
nation on Saturday, so much so that Chad
Dillinger struggled just to get his rare bike
through the convention center doors for the
show’s morning staging.
“I had about 15 people crowding around
me in the parking lot trying to ask me ques-
See Housing, Page A7
See Bike, Page A7
Staﬀ photo by Kathy Aney
Columbian drug lord Pablo Escobar stares out on this gangster-themed Harley bike be-
longing to Chad and Tamber Dillinger. The bike was displayed during last week’s Pendle-
ton Bike Week at the Pendleton Convention Center.
Bike Week revenue up, security problems down
By PHIL WRIGHT
ENDLETON — Pendle-
ton Bike Week rode off
Sunday, wrapping up its
fourth year with no major
security incidents. Bike Week
co-founder Eric Folkestad and
Pendleton Chief of Police Stu-
art Roberts said that was a
“There was a lot more dis-
cussion centered around secu-
rity,” Roberts said, “and
it was pretty uneventful. I
think they made appropriate
Bike Week last year ended
with a bit of a black eye when
members of the Badgers Motor-
cycle Club from the Salem area
assaulted a local man during
the Saturday night concert.
Pendleton police investigated,
but few people involved talked
to ofﬁ cers and no one has faced
arrest or charges.
Roberts said about the only
hint of trouble came Thurs-
day when word spread mem-
bers of the Hombre Motor-
cycle Club were riding to the
event to challenge dress code
rules — namely, prohibiting
outlaw biker clubs from dis-
playing their logos and such.
Any confrontation, however,
See Security, Page A7
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