City News

DuPont Pioneer Expands Production Capacity in Hermiston

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DES MOINES, Iowa and HERMISTON, Oregon, Jan. 30, 2013 – DuPont Pioneer announced today plans to increase production capacity at its Hermiston, Ore., production location. The expansion, expected to break ground in 2013 and be completed in 2014, will double the capacity of the current parent corn and pre-commercial hybrid seed corn facility. 

Hermiston Boasts Lowest Commercial Water & Sewer Rates

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Read the full Commercial Water & Sewer Rates: Benchmark Analysis:  HERE

View a summary comparison of how various commerical users stack up:  HERE

New Mayor & Councilors to be Sworn In

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The City of Hermiston will officially have a new Mayor and three new City Councilors after a swearing-in ceremony at the regular Council Meeting January 14.

Dr. David Drotzmann is set to be sworn in as the new Mayor, while Manuel Gutierrez, John Kirwan, and Doug Primmer will all be sworn in as new City Councilors.  Current City Councilor Rod Hardin will also be sworn in for another term.

City Asks for Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of Mayor Severson

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The City of Hermiston requests residents and organizations in the area to lower their flags to half-staff from sun-up to sun-down on Friday, December 14, 2012 to honor the life of Mayor Bob Severson.  The request coincides with an order from Governor John Kitzhaber that flags at all public institutions within Hermiston fly at half-staff in memory of Severson.

Severson served as Mayor of Hermiston from 2001 until his passing this week.  Before that, he served as a City Councilor since 1995, and operated Bob’s Red Apple in Hermiston for 47 years.

Mayor Severson Memorial Set For Friday

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A memorial service for Mayor Bob Severson will be held at 4 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 14 at the Hermiston Conference Center (415 S. HWY 395, Hermiston, OR).

The officials and employees of the City of Hermiston wish to express our deepest sadness at the passing of our Mayor, Bob Severson.

“Mayor Bob” has been an active supporter and proponent for Hermiston for many decades. To many he will always be remembered as the owner of “Bob’s Red Apple” market.

City Launches New-Look Website

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The City of Hermiston wants more residents to have easier access to information about the city.  One way to make that possible has been a simple re-design of the city’s website

Accessibility Statement - The City of Hermiston is committed to making its electronic and information technologies accessible to individuals with disabilities. We are currently in the process of upgrading our web site to ensure we meet or exceed the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C’s) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA and the Web Accessibility Initiative Accessible Rich Internet Applications Suite (WAI-ARIA) 1.0 for web content.

For more information on how to report an issue related to the accessibility or how to file a formal Section 504 or ADA (Title II) complaint about the accessibility of any content on our website, please see our full Accessibility Statement.

Anti-Discrimination Policy - It is a policy of the City of Hermiston that there will be no discrimination or harassment on the grounds of race, color, sex, marital status, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or disability in any educational programs, activities or employment. For more information, visit the Anti-Discrimination Policy page.