Solar Incentive Program

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The City of Pendleton is participating in a Solar Incentive Program that will soon be installing solar panels on five City buildings. 

Partnering with Sunthurst Energy, led by Pendleton native Daniel Hale, this program is a win-win for the City and the citizens of Pendleton for a number of reasons, including:

  • It supports the use of energy derived from "green" sources;

  • It costs the City nothing to participate;

  • The City will earn revenues based on a share of the annual sales of energy. 

Celebrating Japanese Connection

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The City of Pendleton recently shared part of the Japanese collection from our sister city, Minamisoma, Japan with the Children's Museum of Eastern Oregon.  Heidi Anderson, Executive Director of the Children's Museum, borrowed a variety of articles such as kimonos, dolls, fans, hats and other collectibles that the City acquired through generous gifts exchanged during visits between the sister cities.  In addition to being beautiful and educational, some of the collectibles were “kid friendly” so

Aquatic Center Opening

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The Pendleton Aquatic Center will be open this weekend on June 13 & 14.  It will be closed Monday and Tuesday, then open for the season on Wednesday, June 17th.  More information, including information about how to buy your season pass, can be found at or by calling the Pendleton Parks and Recreation Department at 541-276-8100.

Happy splashing!

Dancing with the Stars

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Police Chief Stuart Roberts exhibited his athleticism to take home the 2nd place at Pendleton's "Dancing with the Stars" competition on May 30th.  Beat out by another local star, Leslie Carnes, by only a very slim margin, the Chief demonstrated a whole new skill set.  Who knew that dancing prowess was among his talents?

Dancing with the Stars

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Pendleton’s own version of “Dancing with the Stars” will be here soon to help raise money for local charities and non-profit organizations.    The event will be on Saturday, May 30, at 7 p.m., at the Vert Auditorium, 480 S.W. Dorion Ave.

Free Seedlings for Arbor Day

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We have beautiful seedlings to give away for Arbor Day this Saturday, 4/11, from 9am to 5pm at the Pendleton Home and Outdoor Show at the Convention Center. Look for the bright blue trailer out front. Thank you to Umatilla National Forest for partnering with us and to Plantworks in Cove for growing such healthy trees. This year we have ponderosa pine, serviceberry, chokecherry, mountain alder and engelmann spruce. Come get one!

City to Staff Booth at Home Show

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The City of Pendleton will staff a booth at the annual Home and Outdoor show April 10-12 at the Pendleton Convention Center. Hours of the show are noon-6pm Friday, 9am-5pm Saturday and 10am-4pm Sunday.

City staff will answer citizens’ questions covering subjects from street repair to permits for building a shed to what kind of support is available for starting a new business and more.

City Hall Hours During Round-Up Week

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City Hall will be open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm on Monday and Tuesday of Round-Up week.

We will be closing at 1:00 pm on Wednesday and Thursday.

The Library and City Hall will be CLOSED ALL DAY ON FRIDAY. 

Have a fun and safe Round-Up!

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Backround Information - Bond

The City of Pendleton has two retiring bonds coming off the books:

  1. Helen McCune (City Hall/Library) Bond - retired in January 2014
  2. Parks Facilities (includes Aquatic Center) - retires in January 2016

If approved by voters, the new bond would cost taxpayers no more than what they were paying prior to these bonds retiring - potentially less. Estimated cost to taxpayers would be approximately $0.62 per $1,000 of assessed property value. This means a home valued at $100,000 would cost the homeowner approximately $62 per year.