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August 31st, 2014

I don’t know when this gate and sign went in on the land by the newish pedestrian bridge off of Florence St. I first noticed it two days ago, but I don’t go down that direction. I knew it was private property, but I’d seen people wander through there a …

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August 30th, 2014

We’re taking Labor Day (actually, almost the entire week) off, but we’ll be back on Saturday with a review of Craftsy’s “Drawing with Colored Pencils” class AND a special link to save 50% on that class as well. Until then, enjoy the long holiday weekend and feel free to check out these 7 “

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The Kiwanis Club of Corvallis is more than 65 years old, founded in

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While construction at the various public schools is ongoing, apparently all three will be opening on time, according to StaytonEvents.com. That’s great, despite this rather large bit of construction going on at the back of the grade school. This somewhat poorly constructed panorama (ignore the boo-boos) tries to show

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August 29th, 2014

Moseying across a roadway, down into a residential area. Hunkered down behind some grass and shrubs. Checking me out, but then what? I seem ok? Deciding to continue grazing. I snapped the little fawn. Much too trusting. ~ ~ Filed under: Animals & Pets, Nature, Oregon, Photography, Wildlife Tagged: coast, deer, fawn, Nat

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Being a Renter . . . Becoming a Home Owner Ever notice:  The TORTOISE HAS A HOUSE! There's so many articles written about Renting vs. Buy

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In my son’s continuing saga of man &  insects: while completing a renovation project, Tony came upon these dangerous critters.Filed under: insects, Nature, Photography Tagged: danger, Nest, Photography, Tony Muncy, yellow jackets

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Filed under: flyfishing, Oregon, Photography, Rivers and Streams Tagged: freshness, morning, Nature, Oregon, Photography, River morning fly fishing cool oregon, Salmon River, SwittersB

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The old museum on 3rd Ave. is now Stayton’s courthouse. It opened last month, but I wasn’t able to attend the opening. So, here’s a photo of the outside, which looks a lot like how it looked when it was still the Santiam Historical Museum. Speaking of the museum, it’s …

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BLODGETT — The Benton County Sheriff’s Office is standing behind a deputy who shot and killed a dog at a property in Blodgett while attempting to serve an eviction notice.

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August 28th, 2014

A suspect sped from the Springfield area in a stolen car, then brandished a realistic-looking pellet gun at police before a Springfield officer shot her early Thursday morning.

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The Arts Center’s mobile photography exhibit proves smartphone cameras are for more than selfies

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Albany Civic Theater presents ‘Waiting for Godot’

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There are numerous two- and three-year veterans, a large freshman class and not too many in between.

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Homecoming is here for some of the Portland State football players.

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Shari Landers was a woman I would have loved to meet.  Here's a tiny bit of her story:She became the first woman pipefitter in Louisiana, as well as a welder, carpenter, pot farmer, crypt caretaker, small business owner, Kool Aid mom, longshore-wo

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Extended interviews are now online with two Oregon fishermen, Al Pazar and Nick Furman, who reflect on derelict gear programs with the Dungeness crab fleet in which they were directly involved. The interviews are in high definition at the Oregon Sea Grant Vimeo channel: Al Pazar, former chairman, Oregon Dungeness Crab Commi

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A couple of closures came to my attention recently… I heard about baked. closing at The Night Light Show on Monday. (Have you been to The Night Light Show? It’s fantastic. But that’s a topic for a different post.) Confirmation on their FB page: The rumors are true. Baked will be closing our doors for [&

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The brunch menu at Colin and Holly Howard’s restaurant and market is small but deliciously inventive, so bring friends because you’re gonna want to try it all. First, get a round of very garlicky...

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Announcing Goran, a new free business theme available for WordPress.com sites!

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A few days ago, I posted an old red barn from 1951. Today we have a very similar barn just down the road on Stayton Rd., which I’m guessing was built around the same time. I didn’t see any date written on this one like I did the last one, …

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The Corvallis Waldorf School will have three new classrooms this school year — classrooms that were delivered to the school Monday on the back of a truck.

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Jo Moorefield stood in her front yard garden Wednesday night amid raised planter boxes bursting with herbs, tomatoes and vegetables, and told nearly 60 people that a year and a half before, th…

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PORTLAND — A man suspected of shooting a sheriff's deputy during a traffic stop in Klamath Falls was arrested Thursday, while the deputy was to undergo surgery for a head wound. The suspect's …

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■ Ifo Ekpre-Olumu, Dior Mathis and

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Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life. Omar Khayyam

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August 27th, 2014

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Jefferson Fire District is letting a fire burn on Wiseman Island, a large parcel located in the North Santiam River east of town, as the agency can’t reach the flames with its rigs.

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“We are all like the bright moon, we still have our darker side.” Khalil Gibran Filed under: Life, Mental Health, Noir B&W, Photography, Portland Tagged: bright moon, Darkness, evil, heart, Khalil Gibran, lightness, Loss, love, old gate, Photography, sin, sins, SwittersB, troubles

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A big reason for Oregon State’s loss to Eastern Washington last year was the play of Eagles’ quarterback Vernon Adams.

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Please help identify the decedent. My son seems to be having a bug week. Today at work, he came upon this insect. He held it to the sky and noticed a almost transparent space between the thorax and abdomen of the insect. It did not appear to posses a stinger. We’d be interested in identifying […]

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The Corvallis man charged with manslaughter and DUII in connection with the Aug. 21 fatal head-on collision in North Albany pleaded not guilty Wednesday afternoon in Benton County Circuit Court.

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National Dog Day and HOA's - What Is The Pet Policy? Yesterday, August 25th was National Dog Day 2014.   Okay, so I'm a little late with bringing the doggie kibble to t

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Furniture craftsman Reed LaPlant has bounced around the States throughout his life—from childhood in Wisconsin, to studying architecture at Texas A&M and art history at the University of...

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Marine debris – trash, refuse, stuff lost at sea — can often seem like a problem that’s difficult to make headway against. New short videos produced by Oregon Sea Grant can change that impression. Responding to the Risks of Marine Debris: Derelict Fishing Gear, highlights the dramatic success that the Washingt

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NEWS RELEASEAugust 27, 2014For further

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