Corvallis Fire Update

CORVALLIS, Ore. — A fire that threatened hundreds of homes in Northwest Corvallis Friday night is now fully contained, but fire crews will continue to be on the site through Saturday night and into Sunday to continue mopping up hot spots. Corvallis Fire says the blaze broke out around 8:30 p.m. near Chip Ross Park, … Continue reading »

Corvallis Fire Fully Contained

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Fire crews say the fire that broke out in Northwest Corvallis Friday night is fully contained, but crews are still mopping up hot spots. Just after 8:30 p.m., the Corvallis Fire Department responded to a large grass fire in Chip Ross Park, near the park’s entrance on NW 29th Street and NW … Continue reading »

Mandatory Fire Evacuation Lifted

CORVALLIS, Ore. — All mandatory evacuations have been lifted in Northwest Corvallis, after a fire broke out Friday night. Neighbors say they saw smoke around 8:30 p.m. in the Chip Ross Park area, and by 9 p.m., the city was illuminated with a red glow. The smell of smoke filled streets throughout the entire city, … Continue reading »

Corvallis Police Search for Urn Owner

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Corvallis Police are looking for the owner of an urn that someone left in a donation box at a Goodwill store over the weekend. Police say on Aug. 30, someone donated the urn, possibly without intending to do so. Inside was a plastic bag containing ashes. Store managers say the urn was … Continue reading »

Back-to-School Traffic Safety Blitz

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Wednesday marks the first day of school for many districts across the state – and that also means lower speed limits in school zones – including in Corvallis, where police are patrolling as part of its annual back-to-school traffic safety blitz. Drivers may be used to the 35 miles-per-hour zones surrounding many … Continue reading »

New Corvallis Museum Campaign

CORVALLIS, Ore. — A Corvallis couple has presented the Benton County Historical Society with a $1 million challenge: if it raises $1 million in donations by the end of Feb. 2015, the couple will match it. The society is planning to open a new museum in Corvallis by 2017 – but it still needs community support. … Continue reading »

Bounty of Benton County Helps Nonprofit

CORVALLIS, Ore. — An annual event giving explorers a reason to see the county is giving all proceeds to a nonprofit. The Bounty of Benton County started this weekend and runs until Labor Day. Twenty-five wineries and restaurants around the county are giving participants free goodies or discounted items if they purchase an event passport. All proceeds go … Continue reading »

Paddle Oregon 2014 Takes Off

CORVALLIS, Ore. —   A week-long trip down the Willamette River is officially underway for about 200 paddlers who will be learning about the river’s ecology, history, and its importance to Native American culture. Hundreds of canoeists and kayakers are paddling 98 miles in five days, from Corvallis to Canby. Paddle Oregon 2014 is an annual … Continue reading »

Sad Ending for Baby Osprey

UPDATE: The baby bird that was rescued from an 80-foot tall tree was found dead Saturday morning. The Executive director of Chintimini Wildlife Center says although it was not a happy ending to the story, they appreciated getting out the word on the well-being of this species. CORVALLIS, Ore. — A Corvallis wildlife center tried … Continue reading »

Dumpsters Catch Fire on Moving Truck

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Safety training really paid off for one Corvallis truck driver on Friday, after the dumpsters he was hauling caught fire. For truck driver Brad Pitts, Friday morning started out to be just like any other work day at Republic Services. He picked up two boxes – which are industrial-sized dumpsters – and … Continue reading »

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