Dr. Mark Mulvihill, Superintendent of Intermountain ESD joins host Butch Thurman for a conversation on education, securing our schools, legislative watch where attempt made to make 'class size' a mandatory issue in teacher's union contract negotiations.
Justin Nelson, Morrow County District Attorney follows up with host Butch Thurman on cases in process that we've heard about on the news, tracking Oregon registered marijuana growers, and other related issues.
Jesus Rome, CASA opens the Coffee Hour talking to host Butch Thurman about what CASA is and does and an important fundraiser for the organization. In the next segment, Jill-Marie Gavin updates Confederated Tribe's events, activities, Nixyaawii basketball teams moving into Play-In Rounds of OSAA State Championship, closer to Yellowhawk Tribal Health Center opening and issues they're keeping an eye in Oregon-Washington legislative sessions.
Commissioner George Murdock and Chief Financial Officer Robert Pahl discuss with host Butch Thurman budget issues for the County and some welcome news in the process. Other topics include the transfer of Umatilla Army Depot property delayed again, future of EOTEC, and Economic Developments.
Hall of Fame board member Carl Culham talks with host Danny Houle about their upcoming Battle of the Bars and the role it plays in the overall support and development of the Round-Up and Happy Canyon Hall of Fame. Battle of the Bars is set for March 2 at the Let'er Buck Room.
Director of Public Works Bob Patterson talks with host Butch Thurman about what Public Works is up to this Spring and Summer. Topics include 2018 paving projects, construction of new 8th Street Bridge begins soon, infrastructure developments for UAS Test Range at the Airport Industrial Park, mapping of utilities and verifying the information collected.
Pendleton School Superintendent Chris Fritsch and Director of Special Programs Julie Smith join host Butch Thurman for a recap of last night's School Board Meeting. Topics include a week to honor the school's Classified employees, enrollment and graduation rates.
Tim Campbell, Pendleton Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation talks with host Butch Thurman about this past weekend's Eastern Oregon Youth Skills Day at the Pendleton Convention Center attracting young hunters and more from throughout Oregon. Number of topical workshops, Elk bugling, wilderness conservation, survival and more.
Federal shutdown averted. Oregon US Representative Greg Walden updates host Butch Thurman on the budget deal struck early this morning. Flyers wanted. Ross Taylor and Ron Linn discuss the new Blue Mountain Aero Club working to restore recreational flying, make it affordable and training new pilots.
Cam Preus, President of Blue Mountain Community College talks with host Butch Thurman about a scholarship fundraiser, the Farm 3 Project, Winter enrollment show 4-percent increase over this time last year, keeping tuition affordable for Community Colleges including Blue Mountain.
Mayor John Turner and City Manager Robb Corbett talk with host Butch Thurman about last night's City Council meeting. Topics included special honor for late Councilor John Brenne, retired Parks Director Donnie Cook and new Parks head Liam Hughes, new businesses, housing continues rise, and Airport Industrial Park growing with UAS Test Range.
Pendleton Police Chief Stuart Roberts visits with host Butch Thurman on a new Patrol Officer, a better way to deal with individuals with mental health issues, and what's on the legislative short session horizon.
Marilyn Lohmann and Johnny Blagg discuss weather stats, trends and forecasts with host Butch Thurman. Review of previous 30 days, statistics, outlooks for snowpack and water supply, trends and forecasts. Technical Services Director Johnny Blagg explains how his team keeps the instruments and equipment meteorologists depend on operating reliably.
Art Hill, author and board member of Round-Up City Development Corporation Skypes in from Croatia to talk with host Butch Thurman. Topics include his teaching college students about business in Croatia, 2017 holiday sales stats, stats on regional holiday sales, Agriculture and NAFTA and Health Care.
Gail Nelson, making her final appearance for Pendleton Chamber of Commerce on the Coffee Hour with host Butch Thurman. A quick glance back, First Citizens Banquet, Leadership Pendleton, and look ahead at 'Share the Love' in February, OSAA 2A State Basketball Tournament March.
JD Kindle of Oregon East Symphony discusses their Chamber Music Experience with host Butch Thurman. Also hearing from musicians Kristen Gregg 'Raising the Bar' and Hannah Leland, Portland's Oregon Symphony. In the next segments, Pendleton Fire Chief Mike Ciraulo updates status of the new Fire Station project and upcoming Community informational event next Tuesday, February 6.