Host Butch Thurman gets a status update from Pat Beard, Director of the Pendleton Convention Center. Facilities improvements, an important point for keeping and attracting events throughout the year, includes new paint outside, new roof on the way, upgrading electrical and lighting, and expanding bandwidth for better communications.
Terry Rowan, Umatilla County Sheriff discusses with host Butch Thurman about new vehicles for deputies, 911 testing, dispatch center staffed, patrol contracts being renewed with smaller communities in the County, and status update on hunting seasons.
Mayor John Turner and City Manager Robb Corbett join host Butch Thurman to recap last night's Pendleton City Council meeting. Lead topic was the Ban on Smoking in Public Parks, an enchancement project to address the Southern entrance to downtown Pendleton, a status update on the Pendleton Library, mobile food vendors, and the State Convention for Public Works in Oregon at the Pendleton Convention Center.
Bill Elfering, Umatilla County Commissioner talks with host Danny Houle about Economic Development. New personnel, new team assignments in Economic Development, status of the Army Depot, growth and the problems that grow with it, and solutions are discussed.
Pendleton Fire Chief Mike Ciraulo joins host Butch Thurman for a Fire Safety discussion. Fires in North California in the news, remember Mrs. O'Leary's cow allegedly setting the city of Chicago on fire, but neither one was the biggest or worst, so what fire was that? Answer in the first segment. Other topics, Fire Department distribution of fire alarms for elderly and low income households. What to do and not do to stay safe.
Carol Frink, Director of Small Business Development Center updates host Butch Thurman on their work with Small Businesses throughout the region. Highlight is live, in-person cyber-security workshops. Lori Sams, Betty Feves Memorial Art Gallery's current exhibit Oregon State University's 'Art in Agriculture' and upcoming exhibit of Texas-size artist drawings that go on display in November. Austin Schick, Student Life Coordinator who is also Assistant Men's Soccer Coach updates BMCC's new...
Superintendent of Public Works Jeff Brown outlines the Fall Leaf Drop-Off for host Butch Thurman. Topics include refilling gravel barns in preparation for Winter's roads. Tim Simons, Director of Community Development talks about the number of building permits out for housing construction, new water lines at airport and in downtown Pendleton. Mark Milne, RRF Superintendent talks about what not to flush down the toilet (aka not every claim of flushable is true and may clog your sewer line).
Mary Finney and Rosanna Brown, Friends of the Library open the Coffee Hour with host Butch Thurman to talk about their annual Book Sale. Then, Steve Chrisman, Pendleton Economic Development Director updates the growth happening at the Eastern Oregon Regional Airport, Boutique Air, UAS Test Range and growing interest by businesses interested in locating in the Round-Up City.
School Superintendent Chris Fritch and Director of Curriculum Matt Yoshioka talk about last night's Pendleton School District meeting. Status for use of BMCC swimming pool, trends of student population, report on Dyslexia and program to help teachers better help students in their classroom.
Bob Stanger, Heritage Station Museum joins host Butch Thurman to talk about Umatilla County Historical Society activities including their 'sold-out' fun-raiser with President Teddy Roosevelt tribute actor Joe Weigand. In following segments, Roberta Lavadour, Pendleton Center for the Arts introduces new Education Coordinator Kaisa Hill, how to take great photos with your phone, and the Blue Heron Concert Series
Art Hill, Local Economic Expert and Author talks with host Butch Thurman. One the table, indicators of economic health, what you can do to protect your personal and financial information (in light of Equifax security breach), and helping college students in Croatia develop skills to do business with U.S. companies.
Mayor John Turner and City Manager Robb Corbett talk with host Butch Thurman about last night's Pendleton City Council meeting. A brief agenda, but an informative discussion on developments at the UAS Test Range at the Eastern Oregon Regional Airport, construction of new housing gains momentum, and a glance at pheasant season that starts this weekend.
Stuart Roberts, Pendleton Police Chief talks with host Butch Thurman about event security following Round-Up, thoughts on Oregon Senator Ron Wyden's proposal to block local law enforcement from acquiring military equipment in light of Las Vegas massacre, and the new distracted driver penalties and enforcement.
Meteorologist Dennis Hull and Hydrologists Marilyn Lohmann and Ann Adams discuss weather with host Butch Thurman. Topics include a recap of September, trends heading into October, patterns emerging for the Winter season, and the new Water year.
Blue Mountain Community College the focus for the Coffee Hour. Cam Preus, President of BMCC talks with host Danny Houle about the 2017-18 academic year getting started, update on bond projects, opening of FARM and OSU 'Art in Agriculture' exhibit at the Feves Gallery.
Chuck Sams, Communications Director for the Confederated Tribes talks with host Butch Thurman recapping Round-Up, new freeze-frame video online showing Indian Village going up, CUJ wins a number of journalism awards, growth of Nixyaawii Community School, and plans developing for Wildhorse Resort and Casino expansion including a new Hotel tower.
Gail Nelson, Executive Director of Pendleton Chamber of Commerce talks with host Butch Thurman. Conversation covers topics on local business, networking events, available ongoing business education and a recap of the Chamber's role in Round-Up 2017.
Mark Mulvihill, Superintendent of the Intermountain Educational Service District talks with host Butch Thurman about 'good grades' for Oregon teachers and schools, addressing issues in education, and the Children's Rodeo during the 2017 Pendleton Round-Up.
Justin Nelson, Morrow County District Attorney talks with host Butch Thurman about the settlement process in a recent case, updates on cases that have been heard in the news, and the Civil side of the D.A.'s Office.