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Have turkeys causing property damage? ODFW wants to connect hunters with landowners outside Eugene, Springfield and Corvallis

State wildlife managers want to talk turkey with anyone who has wildlife damage, caused by the wild birds, on the outskirts of Eugene, Springfield or Corvallis. Turkey hunting season runs from April 15 to May 31, and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife plans on connecting turkey hunters with


The Lost City of Orleans

A while back, I took you on a historic walk from Madison Plaza through some interesting parts of downtown. This time around, we head through Corvallis to the nearby town of Orleans. Never heard of it? Well, that’s not too surprising. But, I assure you that it’s right around the corner. Be sure to br


Oregon Senate OKs ban on using dogs to force inmates from cells

SALEM, Ore. - The Oregon Senate on Thursday approved a measure that would bar prison and jail officials from using dogs to force inmates out of cells. The Oregon Senate Democrats issued this news release on the measure and reasons for it:


Albany man arraigned on 40 sex assault charges

An Albany man was arraigned in Benton County Circuit Court Thursday on 40 separate charges for allegedly sexually abusing a girl over the course of years. Juan Leal-Galvez, 46, pleaded not guilty to eight counts of first-degree rape, one count of third-degree rape, seven counts of sexual abuse in th


Considered: Oregon Homeless Report

When considering homelessness, many lay blame on personal circumstance — traumatic events, personal crisis, mental health and addiction challenges — however, the report shows that available affordable housing (or lack thereof) correlates to increased occurrences of homelessness across the nation. Th


Movie Scene for Friday, March 22

Go online to find the complete version of the Movie Scene and reviews of new films. (Foreign drama, no MPAA rating, 125 minutes, playing at the Darkside in Corvallis) The origins of the Colombian drug trade are seen through the eyes of an indigenous Wayuu family that becomes involved in the business


20-foot snow pile that blocked neighbors’ driveway leads to lawsuit in central Oregon

February’s record-­breaking snowstorms brought a long-simmering dispute between rural Deschutes County neighbors to a boil after one couple allegedly blocked their neighbors’ driveway with 20 feet of snow.


Little Rock ready to make some noise in NCAA Tournament opener against Gonzaga

CORVALLIS, Oregon – The Trojans of Little Rock are no longer just happy to be here. Coach Joe Foley’s program is back in the postseason for the sixth time in 10 years and ready to do make some noise this weekend.


Oregon lawmakers consider raising their pay 63 percent to increase diversity

Lawmakers in Oregon are considering raising their annual salaries by roughly $20,000 in hopes of attracting more diverse candidates to the state legislature. Senate Majority Leader Ginny Burdick (D), one of the state lawmakers behind the pay initiative, told Oregon Public Broadcasting in an intervie


Spring break ideas that won't break the bank

Spring break pretty much begins as soon as the kids get home from school tomorrow, and here's something you can set your clock by: They'll be bored an hour later. If you don't have a vacation to Hawaii planned, it can be difficult to come up with spring break ideas to keep everyone occupied — and st


Thursday weather: Mostly cloudy, with highs around 60

Forecasters say Thursday will be mostly cloudy throughout the mid-valley, with highs around 60 and a 20 percent chance of showers. Thursday night should be partly cloudy, with lows around 40. Expect rain on Friday, with highs around 47. Weekend peek: Chance of showers Saturday, mostly sunny on Sunda


ODFW: New group of wolves in S. Oregon Cascades

SALEM, Ore. - A new group of wolves has taken up residence in the southern Oregon Cascades, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife confirmed Thursday. The agency said it has designed a new “Area of Known Wolf Activity” in the southern part of the Indigo Unit, located in Douglas and Lane counties


Public Safety Log (March 20)

Plane crash — At 12:07 p.m. Monday, an officer was dispatched to the scene of a plane crash at the Corvallis Municipal Airport. A Cessna 140, piloted by Laurence Lowenkron and co-piloted by Betty Weidenhaft, had crashed and was lying upside-down on the runway, where it was leaking fuel. The pilots s


Corvallis Arts Walk Spotlight: Cheyne Willems explores visual mathematics

Occupation: Graphics production master at Element Graphics in downtown Corvallis. Hometown: "Well, I’ve never really considered myself a man with a hometown. I was the firstborn in an ever-growing family of wandering upholsterers, and my earliest memories are of life as a naked little human in the j


Volunteers closing in on Corvallis to Sea Trail

We drove through Toledo, past train cars heaped with wood pulp steaming in the morning sun. We weaved our way up along a couple miles of clearcut, onto Forest Service Road 5083. The trees, moss-draped alder and Douglas fir, returned.


New traffic signal due this April at Sixth and Ellsworth in downtown Albany

A new traffic signal will have drivers stopping at the corner of Ellsworth Street and Sixth Avenue in downtown Albany by the end of April. It's one of the last additions to the new fire station on Lyon Street.


March 24, 1964: Group directs Linn college plan survey

NOTE: The following article originally appeared in the Tuesday, March 24, 1964, edition of the Albany Democrat-Herald. Another stop toward a proposed community college was taken Monday, when the state and national affairs committee of the Albany Chamber of Commerce appointed a five-man committee to


The Weekly Churn, March 21

Workers at Albany’s ATI Cast Products, known as “PacCast,” held a vote on Feb 22 to join the United Steelworkers (USW), but were defeated with 179 voting for, and 285 voting against. Reporting on the events of the union campaign show that direct pressures from management worked to stifle pro-union c


OSU research paves way for new leukemia drug source

CORVALLIS, Ore. - Chemistry researchers at Oregon State University have patented a method for making anti-leukemia compounds that until now have only been available via an Asian tree that produces them.


Block 15 Brewing presents Oyster Week

In Corvallis, Oregon, Block 15 Brewing is producing an entire week of oyster and beer events April 1-7th. If you love bivalves and brews, (and definitely dont have any shellfish allergies) than this week-long celebration of oysters spread out between 3 locations is the pearl you have been looking fo