When Mike Riley emerges with his football team from the tunnel at Reser Stadium on the afternoon of Aug. 30, he will begin his 14th season leading the program.
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July 27th, 2014
BROWNSVILLE — Marilyn Grimes wasn’t happy about a proposal by the city of Brownsville to require everyone in town to sign up for garbage service.
July 26th, 2014
Danny Grigsby was looking for a new athletic outlet.
Aaron Ojeda is back home.
The magnificent canopy of London Plane sycamore trees, which nearly forms a tunnel up Southwest Jefferson Avenue, were no accident of nature.
Gov. John Kitzhaber toured NuScale Power’s Corvallis offices on Friday and called nuclear power a potentially important element of a low-carbon future — but added it’s still “a little too earl…
July 25th, 2014
David Lin has pulled the plug on his ambitious restaurant and nightclub venture at 413 S.W. Jefferson Ave.
We can’t be sure just when the phrase “Pretty please with a cherry on the top” came into vogue, but it was after 1920, and it had a lot to do with the inventiveness of a horticulture professor…
In a world of iPhones and social media, the Corvallis Parks and Recreation Department has hosted a series of events this summer that are decidedly low-tech.
First stop on 1,800-mile motorcycle tribute ride honors fallen Philomath soldier
July 24th, 2014
This week at Imagine Coffee, three very different people will share the same spotlight: the French painter Georges Braque, frenzied and crazed over a squirrel; deaf and mute Aunt Dorothy who r…
Sherwood Forest is in trouble. Not only is the dastardly Sheriff of Nottingham squeezing the people for taxes, he’s also scheming to turn their homes into Sherwood Forest Estates.
NEWPORT – The rapid loss of sea stars along the US west coast may be caused in part by environmental changes, and not solely by a specific pathogen as many had previously thought. This new hypothesis emerged from a recent symposium on sea star wasting syndrome (SSWS) hosted at Oregon State University’s Hatfield
On average, it rains 161 days a year in Corvallis, but that has not deterred residents from whole-heartedly embracing the potential in solar power and — more specifically — buying and installi…
For kids entering kindergarten, summer course eases their transition into school
PORTLAND (AP) — Low-income Oregon residents were supposed to be big winners after the state expanded Medicaid under the federal health care overhaul and created a new system to improve the car…
July 23rd, 2014
A man died Wednesday morning in an apartment fire at 417 Sixth Ave. S.E., across the street from Swanson Park.
Robert Adam didn’t hesitate to react Wednesday morning to a fire in his neighborhood — and, as a result, he likely saved a number of lives.
Sometimes it looked like Julie Jacobs was managing a three-ring circus. Actually, it was a three-ring kitchen.
It’s where Oregon State University students graduate and bands practice, but to most of Beaver Nation, Reser Stadium is all about football. It’s been a gathering place for football fans since …
This fall, the Corvallis School District plans to reduce the optional insurance costs for its student iPad program, and to increase the benefits offered by the policy.
July 22nd, 2014
A man was struck and killed by a train Tuesday night at the railroad crossing at Madison Street S.E. near Sixth Avenue.
The developers of a proposed downtown hotel say they’re ready to take another shot at a public/private partnership after the Corvallis City Council signaled a willingness to consider a revised offer.
By Tuesday morning Bjorn, Wiley, Emerson, Prince and the rest of the boys had wrapped up the job and were about to load up and head back to Sherwood.
Just plain-ole basalt. Dull, right? Well, yes, it
Jane Wilson is a licensed K-8 teacher, an outdoor enthusiast, and a graduate of Oregon State University’s Oregon Master Naturalist certification program who blogs her thoughts and photographs – about coastal Oregon and the North Coast in particular. In the introduction to her blog, Wilson writes: “My commi
There is no shortage of places around Corvallis to sit and admire the view. But one of the finest is a wooden bench near the summit of Bald Hill, where a visitor can gaze out over rolling past…
Starr McMullen is an Oregon State University professor known for her research that applies microeconomics to transportation issues and for serving on the governor’s task force of economic advisers.
The Coast to Valley Express bus route that connects Corvallis and Albany to Newport had its ridership increase 54 percent in the 2013-14 fiscal year versus the previous year.
July 21st, 2014
There’s been little down time for Sean Mannion this summer.
Okay, it's a pretty lousy photo, and th
Benton County’s seasonally adjusted jobless rate held steady last month at 5.3 percent, according to the latest data from the Oregon Employment Department.
The mud bog is made to break the quirky vehicles competing in the Graand Kinetic Challenge.
Photographer and his kids try their luck at catching kokanee and rainbow troutFor Christmas, my wife, Andrea, gave me and my son, Jakob, the “Oregon Lake Maps & Fishing Guide” that include…
“A New Life” by Bernard Malamud is arguably the most famous novel written about Corvallis, written by the most famous novelist with city ties.
July 20th, 2014
Republican faced recession in the ’80s
One team came up with the clutch hits with a postseason berth on the line and one didn’t.
Interzone's sundial is marked from nine AM
"GET HIM OUT! GET HIM OUT! GET HIM OUT!
The Onion, July 21 1969. There will never be a better commemoration. (
Three months after the first medical marijuana emporium opened its doors in Corvallis, the novelty appears to be wearing off.
July 19th, 2014
The comparisons to his dad are inevitable.
JEFFERSON — A man died while boating on the North Santiam River on Saturday afternoon after the canoe he was in flipped and got pinned in a log jam.
As about 90 people stood in front of the Benton County Courthouse in Corvallis Saturday morning, a father climbed the building’s stone steps, stepped to the microphone and shared his pain.
Under a blazing sun Saturday afternoon, a motley collection of 13 kinetic sculptures lined up in the dusty parking lot of the Benton County Fairgrounds for the first leg of the Graand Kinetic …
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Since 1960 the glossy black No. 5 train engine has been a fixture in Avery Park, a vehicle of imagination and play for generations of children.
The Oregon State University Board of Trustees on Friday OK’d a billion-dollar operating budget, a new contract for President Ed Ray and a pair of new degree programs.
While many high school students will spend their camp experiences canoeing, hiking and roasting marshmallows, Raquel Paz and Chase Jacob, both 16, spent their summer camp learning to use a dif…