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Water main breaks in downtown Corvallis
An 8-inch cast iron pipe burst about 11 a.m. beneath the sidewalk in the 100 block of Southwest Fourth Street, releasing thousands of gallons of water, according to Stan Tschiegg of the Corvallis Water Department.
Philomath School District, new teen center in Corvallis partner on bus transportation
“We want to provide access to the career exploration and job skills training programs that the Johnson Teen Center makes available in their after-school programs because they align with our educational goals to help every student transition into a job, training or college,” Schools Superintendent Me
Independence man tries to trade pot for car, salesman calls cops
Matthew Theron Franks, 38, was charged with unlawful delivery of marijuana for consideration.
Wednesday weather: Mostly cloudy, with a chance of rain
Forecasters say Wednesday should be mostly cloudy throughout the mid-valley, with a chance of rain and temperatures in the mid-50s. Wednesday night should be partly cloudy, with lows around 41 and fog developing late. After the fog burns off Thursday, skies should be mostly sunny, with highs around
Public Safety Log (Nov. 14)
Disorderly— 9:46 a.m. Friday, 501 SW Madison Ave. An officer responded to a complaint at City Hall. A staff member reported a woman had come into the building and asked to see the mayor, then began yelling and screaming and threw a bottle of wine on the floor. Carolyn Anna Tapia-Zuniga was taken int
Green light for regional National Guard center
On Tuesday morning, Linn County Commissioners Roger Nyquist, John Lindsey and Will Tucker unanimously approved land use permitting to develop a regional National Guard Training Center on 34 acres of county-owned property on Seven Mile Lane.
Traber won ward-to-ward victory in Corvallis
Traber, who begins serving a second four-year term in January, won all nine Corvallis precincts and wound up with 57.81 percent of the vote to 30.74 percent for four-term Ward 2 Councilor Roen Hogg.
Oregon man offers 5 pounds of weed to buy used car, lands in jail
Police say Franks, who lives 20 miles away in Independence, responded to the listing and proposed trading a substantial amount of marijuana for the vehicle.
Police: Independence man tried to buy vehicle with pot
Matthew Theron Franks, 38, of Independence, contacted an Albany auto dealer online and asked to exchange a substantial amount of marijuana for the vehicle, according to police.
Program on community energy Thursday in Corvallis
Attendees will learn about alternatives to investor-owned utility energy supply systems such as Pacific Power. In the “community choice aggregation” module, the utility continues to deliver power, maintain the grid and provide billing and other services, but costs are lower because consumers have gr
No injuries in crash near Monroe
MONROE – An attempt to pass several vehicles at once ended in a two-car collision just north of Monroe on Monday.The crash occurred about 3:45 p.m. at the intersection of Highway 99W and Dawson Road. None of the three people involved was seriously injured.Peter Owens, 51, of Philomath was driving no
Oregon man tries to trade cannabis for a car, lands in jail
Police in Albany, Oregon, said Tuesday a car dealer posted a Mazda SUV for sale on an online marketplace on Friday. A man contacted the dealer and offered to trade cannabis for the car.
Less than one week left to nominate Celebrate Corvallis candidates
The annual celebration of business, volunteerism and civic spirit, hosted by the Corvallis Chamber of Commerce, will have two new categories this year – or, rather, one category broken up into two parts.
Cougar spotted in Tangent park this morning
A cougar was spotted at David Brush Memorial Park in Tangent on Tuesday morning, according to Georgia Edwards, Tangent city manager.
Corvallis workshop on fake news set for Wednesday
The Corvallis-Benton County Public Library is hosting a workshop on misinformation and online news at 6 p.m. Wednesday at 645 NW Monroe Ave.Participants will learn strategies identifying misinformation and disinformation in news media, and folks can put the strategies into practice during the intera
Editorial: Trail efforts take big step toward finish
During Wednesday's ceremony, Sanchez signed a special use permit from the Siuslaw National Forest; the permit, good for 20 years, allows the nonprofit Corvallis to the Sea Trail Partnership to construct, maintain and operate the segments of the route that traverse Forest Service land. Considering th
Oregon strike teams battle deadly Camp Fire wildfire in northern California
While on route, the Oregon teams received orders to help suppress the 111,000-acre Camp Fire near Chico in northern California. California officials originally requested the Oregonians come to the southern portion of the state.
Hi-Steppers plan 'Celebration of Dance'
West Albany High School's 25th annual "Celebration of Dance" is inviting high school dance teams from across the state to compete Saturday, Nov. 17, at the school, 1130 Queen Ave. SW.
Hazelnut yields fall short of expectations
The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service predicted 52,000 tons of hazelnuts in August, which would have beaten the previous record of 49,500 tons in 2001. Instead, local processors say they are looking at between 46,000 to 48,000 tons, which is higher than last year’s total of 32,000 tons b
Veterans Day Events (Nov. 11)
The Oregon Heritage of Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is offeringgrants for the construction or restoration of veterans and war memorials.Local governments and federally recognized tribes are eligible to apply for work on monuments on public-owned properties. New monuments should acknowledge