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Health officials see COVID cases tied to Pendleton Round-Up

Sep. 27, 2021 20:16 PM EDT

PENDLETEON, Ore. (AP) — Health officials in Umatilla County, Oregon, say they are starting to see COVID-19 cases linked to the Pendleton Round-Up. Umatilla County Public Health Director Joseph Fiumara told county commissioners Monday the county’s case count last week...

COVID-19 outbreak linked to music festival in eastern Oregon

Aug. 11, 2021 17:38 PM EDT

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — Local health leaders are looking into a COVID-19 outbreak linked to an outdoor music festival in eastern Oregon. Umatilla County Public Health Director Joseph Fiumara said they’ve tied 66 cases to the Pendleton Whiskey Music Fest on July 10,...

COVID-19 surge straining Eastern Oregon hospitals

Jul. 29, 2021 11:13 AM EDT

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — More than half the patients hospitalized as of Tuesday at CHI St. Anthony Hospital in Pendleton, Oregon, have tested positive for COVID-19, officials said. The hospitalizations come as Umatilla County reports about 8% of the state’s total cases...

Center sees influx of injured baby hawks due to heat wave

Jul. 12, 2021 16:16 PM EDT

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — The calls flooded into Blue Mountain Wildlife first thing in the morning Monday, June 28 — dozens of baby hawks, desperate to escape the blast of early summer heat, bailed from their nests and plummeted to the ground. Calls poured in day after...