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September 2nd, 2014

September 2nd and Facebook is populated with pictures of children, big and small, making their return to school. The bittersweet season, positively tired of sweating and stinking, showers that don’t “take”, and the crisp brown of spent life, eager for rain and green, yet sad to need a cardigan and closed-t

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September 1st, 2014

Senior Tyrequek Zimmerman has a reputation as a tackling machine from his spot at free safety.

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Guest photographer Maryann Nielson caught this lovely sunset the other night. Thanks, Maryann!

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Everybody seemed to know everybody else. People greeted each other with handshakes, hugs and smiles.

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The Corvallis City Council will consider the future of the Corvallis Senior Center at its 6:30 p.m. meeting Tuesday at the downtown fire station, 400 N.W. Harrison Blvd.

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New Albany menswear shop, Corvallis store among those citing fashion trend

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August 31st, 2014

It would be easy to pick apart the problems a day after Oregon State’s 29-14 win over Portland State.

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ADAIR VILLAGE — Matt Bain isn’t afraid to throw out a state championship as a goal for his team.

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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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A federal program that provides unwanted military gear to law enforcement agencies has gained increased notoriety as a result of police response to protesters in Ferguson, Missouri earlier this month.

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On the first play of Oregon State’s season, the snap from center Josh Mitchell sailed over quarterback Sean Mannion’s head, sending him scrambling to cover it for a big loss.

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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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Army and Marine veteran Randy Chrestensen said the military lost much of his medical records during the Gulf War.

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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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More than a decade ago, nine teachers from area schools showed up to Love INC.'s first teacher giveaway event and took home about $2,000 in donated school supplies. On Friday morning, more tha…

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When Sean Mannion speaks, his teammates not only listen but take his words to heart.

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Well, it’s 2014, and the dog days of summer are here. So what is a self-respecting Couch Patrol supposed to do?

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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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It’s no secret that Oregon State has struggled against Football Championship Subdivision schools in season openers.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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