Portland General Electric (PGE) has suspended efforts to get permits to build two natural gas burning power plants near Boardman. The plan was to utilize them to replace the coal-fired plant that is set to shut down in 2021.
By 2020 the Boardman, OR coal fired electrical generating plant is going to be closing, a decision made by Portland General Electric (PGE) in the wake of increasing restrictions and some say, strangulation of the coal plant industry.
Last Saturday, a woman suffered non-life threatening wounds at the hands of a teenage male attacker, who stabbed her in the ladies' room at a truck stop near Boardman, OR. Although few details have been released, many are already wondering if the new transgender bathroom laws allowed him …
The "MythBusters" episode that aired Jan. 16 featured an AllTranstek taker car on tracks in Boardman, Oregon, just west of Umatilla. The show climaxes with the stunt team imploding the 30,000-gallon tanker.
Oregon is boasting one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country right now, and Umatilla and Morrow counties on the southern end of the Mid Columbia are seeing the lowest unemployment rates since before the recession!