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 »

Man Arrested Twice In Several Hours

CORVALLIS, Ore. — A Corvallis man is in jail after he was arrested twice within a few hours of each other on Monday morning. Corvallis Police arrested 21-year-old Fidel Padilla-Sanchez at 1:40 a.m. on Monday after his girlfriend said he was driving drunk, then later locked her baby in a car. According to the police … Continue reading »

Corvallis City Manager Resigns

CORVALLIS, Ore. — The city manager of Corvallis is stepping down to take a job at Oregon State University. Jim Patterson announced his resignation Monday, with his last day of employment to be Friday August 22nd. Patterson has been named the new senior associate athletics director for the Oregon State University Foundation, as well as … Continue reading »

Junior Cadet Police Academy for Kids

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Kids who want to know what it is like to be a police officer have an opportunity to take a week-long course this summer from police officers themselves. The Corvallis Police Department is holding a Junior Cadet Police Academy later this month for kids only between the ages of 9-11. They will … Continue reading »

Pets Saved From Corvallis Fire

CORVALLIS, Ore. —  Five pets are safe after a fire destroyed a large portion of a Corvallis home Wednesday afternoon, and the owners say if it were not for the firefighters who rescued their pets, the animals would likely not be alive. When Rick Miller was driving home Wednesday afternoon, he could not get through to … Continue reading »

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