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Shark tank event set for Tuesday in Corvallis

The latest In-cahoots micro-funding dinner is set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Unitarian Fellowship Hall, 2945 NW Circle Blvd. in Corvallis. Here’s how it works: Bread and soup are provided for a suggested donation of $10. Three community members make projects pitches in a “shark tank” format, with


Corvallis hosting session on land use

The third and final segment of the “Know Your City” series is set for 7 p.m. Thursday at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave. The free series, sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Corvallis, in partnership with the city and the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition, is i


Friday weather: Wet and windy, with highs near 52

Forecasters expect a wet and windy Friday throughout the mid-valley, with heavy rain at times, winds gusting up to 31 mph and highs near 53. Friday night should bring more of the same, but with lows only dropping to near 48. As for the weekend: wet, but with less wind.


Public Safety Log (Jan. 17)

Meth — 3:05 p.m., Monday, 1260 SW Third Street. A deputy arrested Dustin Trevor Mackie, 38, a transient, on outstanding warrants and issued him an additional citation for unlawful possession of methamphetamine.


Man convicted of Corvallis hate crime released, enrolls at Oregon State

CORVALLIS, Ore. -- An Oregon State University student convicted of a hate crime has been released and is enrolling part-time at the university. On Dec. 12, Andrew Joseph Oswalt, 28, was sentenced to 40 days in jail and three years of probation for putting racist bumper stickers on cars outside of an


I Bid You Farewell, Sweet K-Mart

It feels far less bizarre than it should to say that news of the K-Mart closing has managed to polarize a number of people in Corvallis, though I suspect the numbers are far less than those belonging to a demographic that just doesn’t care. In fact, I wasn’t planning on writing on this topic until a


Volunteer needed to head up flower basket program

The flowers that brighten Philomath’s downtown every summer are the result of efforts put in by volunteers. Known as the Philomath Downtown Flower Basket Program, Tom Wright and Dale Collins have coordinated the project for years, but they would like to step back. As a result, the city is looking fo


Crème de la Corvallis, Week of Jan 17

Corvallis, Oregon. 4-8 p.m. Free. One of Corvallis’ treasures, missing the art walk is not an option. The best of local culture and a great chance to meet your neighbors and see some wonderful artwork of all shapes and sizes. Walking maps of the event can be picked up at any of the storefront member


Cellist Freudmann brings guest percussionist to Friday's 'CelloBop'

If it seems like Gideon Freudmann likes traveling to Corvallis for the first "CelloBop" concert of each new year, it's just a coincidence. Or maybe not: "The audience in Corvallis is always so warm and receptive that they make me feel comfortable," said Freudmann, a founding member of the Portland C


Corvallis Women’s March, 12pm on Saturday

Corvallis is slated to join the national parade of Women’s Marches this Saturday, January 19. Locally, the march runs from 12 noon, to 3pm, in Central Park. Brandy Lea Fortson has been a driving force behind the scenes for this year’s event, which is co-hosted by Heart of The Valley DSA.


Prominent Oregon gay rights activist facing sex abuse charges again after 2015 dismissal

EUGENE, OR (KPTV) - A prominent Oregon gay rights activist is again facing sex abuse charges after a prior case was dismissed in 2015. Terrance “Terry” Patrick Bean was arraigned in Lane County on Thursday on charges of third-degree sex abuse and third-degree sodomy. He pleaded not guilty.


Metabolic syndrome patients need more vitamin C to break cycle of antioxidant depletion

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A higher intake of vitamin C is crucial for metabolic syndrome patients trying to halt a potentially deadly cycle of antioxidant disruption and health-related problems, an Oregon State University researcher says.


Missing Brownsville woman’s body found in Willamette River

CORVALLIS, Ore. — The body of a missing Brownsville woman was found on Tuesday after a week of searching. The Benton County Sheriff’s Office said the body of 65-year-old Suzanne Durheim was found in the Willamette River near Corvallis. No foul play is suspected, the sheriff's office said.


Corvallis man charged with mail theft

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A 31-year-old is facing mail theft and several other charges after police say they found a paper bag full of letters and packages that belonged to 15 different people.


Letter: County not friendly for recycling

Sometimes it’s tough to do the right thing. The Jan. 9 article on “The Right Way to Recycle Kid Stuff” seems disconnected with Benton County. It lamented dumping batteries into the trash, stating “they may contain lead, chemicals, and other metals that can seep into and contaminate our groundwater.”


More Big Oregon Coast Waves Over the Weekend

(Oregon Coast) – Ocean waves will remain strong and dangerous this morning, tapering off a little Friday afternoon but then returning to crazy conditions again later at night and on Saturday.


Police arrest man in menacing incident

Corvallis police broke down a man’s door and arrested him on Tuesday after he allegedly threatened a neighbor with an ax and then barricaded himself inside his bedroom. According to a statement released by the Corvallis Police Department, officers were dispatched to 190 SE Viewmont Ave. at 8:35 a.m.


City council sees a lot of interest for positions on committees

The Philomath City Council filled vacancies on four committees Monday night during a process that in the past had been fairly routine with just enough applicants coming forward to volunteer.


OSU's Noller to step down as department head, concentrate on hemp

ALBANY, Ore. — Jay Noller is stepping down as head of Oregon State University’s Crop and Soil Science Department to concentrate on hemp. Noller told the Oregon Ryegrass Growers Association’s Annual Meeting Jan. 16 that he he agreed to take the lead on the College of Agricultural Sciences' hemp resea


The Weekly Churn, Jan 17

A fight in downtown Corvallis in December involving known Oregon Neo-Nazi James Marr drew headlines across the country, but many details about how the case will proceed are unclear.