Hermiston herald. (Hermiston, Or.) 1994-current, December 26, 2018, Page A12, Image 12

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community members, who
felt it would disrupt test-
ing and make it diffi cult for
teachers with children in dif-
ferent districts.
On Feb. 12, Senators
Ron Wyden and Jeff Merk-
ley issued a statement saying
they did not support Hermis-
ton native Ryan Bounds as a
nominee for the Ninth U.S.
Circuit Court of Appeals
after a liberal judicial activ-
ist group published college
writings of Bounds’ they
described as “infl ammatory”
concerning race and gender.
Bounds had been nominated
for the position in January,
but after months of contro-
versy the White House ulti-
mately withdrew the nomi-
nation in July.
MARCH
March 3 brought good
tidings to the Hermis-
ton chamber, which was
awarded $1 million for a
building to house its offi ces,
a welcome center and work-
force training in the legis-
lature’s capital construction
bill. The Umatilla County
Jail faced disappointment
the same day after fi nding
out the jail would not be get-
ting $1 million that Sheriff
Terry Rowan requested for
an expansion that would bet-
ter accommodate mentally
ill inmates.
After experiencing trag-
edies with several of their
peers dying to suicide in
the past few years, Herm-
iston High School students
decided to start a campaign
to look out for each other.
Though not in response to
any one incident, the “We
Care” project focused on
positive messages and aimed
at changing school culture,
with leadership students
posting signs around school
and around town with uplift-
ing messages to promote
mental health and openness.
On March 12, the city
of Hermiston took full con-
trol of the Eastern Oregon
Trade and Event Center after
what had previously been an
equal partnership with Uma-
tilla County. Commissioner
George Murdock had fi rst
proposed the idea in Janu-
ary. Later in the month, Al
Davis became EOTEC’s
general manager.
The same day, the city
council approved an agree-
ment with the county for
a $4.6 million project to
build a new water tower
and pipes in the northeast
part of Hermiston to encour-
age housing development.
They agreed to use Lamb
Weston’s payments in lieu
of taxes to fund it.
As stories of gun vio-
lence in schools across the
nation made headlines, 300
Hermiston students took to
their own campus to protest,
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2018
Staff photo by Jayati Ramakrishnan
Gov. Kate Brown presents a check to Lamb Weston employees in April, in front of the site where
the business will open a new facility.
joining students around the
U.S. in a walkout. The pro-
test was 17 minutes long,
each minute for one of the
people killed at a shooting
in a Parkland, Florida high
school a month prior.
APRIL
In April Dr. Joseph Gif-
ford, a longtime staple of
Hermiston’s medical com-
munity, retired, and Good
Shepherd Medical Center
assumed ownership of the
practice. Gifford, who spent
44 years as a family practi-
tioner in Eastern Oregon,
worked as a family doctor,
obstetrician and urgent care
physician, treating thou-
sands of community mem-
bers over the years.
Hermiston’s
Walmart
Distribution Center, one
of the community’s larg-
est employers, celebrated its
20-year anniversary on April
10. The D.C. employs about
1,100 people. Manager Josh
Burns said the goods pass-
ing through the center in the
past 20 years represent about
$54 billion in revenue.
MAY
May brought changes for
the Hermiston Herald and
its sister paper the East Ore-
gonian as former publisher
Kathryn Brown stepped
down to start a new maga-
zine called The Other Ore-
gon, and Chris Rush took
her place as publisher.
A disagreement between
the city of Umatilla and
Umatilla County over how
the two entities should split
strategic investment pay-
ments by Amazon came to a
head in May.
The month was also a tur-
bulent one for Hermiston’s
farmers market. On May 9,
businessman Mitch Meyers,
who had been tapped to run
the market, announced he
was canceling it for the sum-
mer due to a dispute with the
city’s building department.
He changed his mind a few
days later after the city vol-
unteered to run the market
in front of city hall instead,
and the Maxwell Market on
Meyers’ property ended up
drawing crowds all summer.
During the May 15 pri-
mary election, Doug Smith
and Jackie Meyers kept their
Hermiston city council seats,
Roy Barron was elected
for the fi rst time and a race
between Jackie Linton,
Mark Gomolski and incum-
bent Lori Davis became a
November run-off between
Gomolski and Davis.
On May 31, Eastern Ore-
gon Telecom announced
executives Joe Franell,
Paul Keeler and Richard
Holbo bought out the com-
pany from Umatilla Electric
Cooperative. In June, EOT
opened new offi ces on Kelli
Blvd.
JUNE
Hermiston
saw
more
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