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 »

Muslims Celebrate Eid in Corvallis

CORVALLIS, Ore. — More than a billion Muslims around the world celebrated Eid Al-Fitr this week, marking the end of Ramadan, including hundreds of people in Corvallis. For the past month, Muslims were observing Ramadan, and were fasting from sunrise to sunset. Eid Al-Fitr, which fell on Tuesday of this week, marked the end of … Continue reading »

Lightning Sparks Tree Fire

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Residents at an assisted living facility in Corvallis woke up to the sound of lightning striking a tree, then catching fire early Friday morning. “I was very asleep,” said resident Myles Myers. “And then I woke up to what I thought was a grenade going off outside my window.” Myers woke up … Continue reading »

Corvallis Police: Operation Chill

CORVALLIS, Ore. —   Kids in Corvallis will get free Slurpees – if a police officer sees them doing something safe or responsible. The program, funded by 7-11, is showing kids across the nation that not all interactions with police officers are bad. On Thursday, Corvallis Police Officer Luther MacLean took KEZI 9 News out on … Continue reading »

Old Spaghetti Factory Comes to Corvallis

CORVALLIS, Ore. –The Old Spaghetti Factory says it is opening a restaurant in Corvallis this year. North of downtown Corvallis sits an old train depot on Northwest Second Street that has been transformed into restaurant after restaurant – and The Old Spaghetti Factory hopes to change the failing business cycle by bringing its chain to … Continue reading »

Boy Scout Gear Stolen

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Just days before leaving for camp, a Boy Scout troop discovered that hundreds of dollars worth of its gear was missing from its storage shed. Troop One in Corvallis shares the shed with a Corvallis church and with a Girl Scout troop, and it says that someone broke in a few days … Continue reading »

Council Denies Corvallis Hotel Proposal

CORVALLIS, Ore. — The Corvallis City Council shot down a downtown hotel proposal Monday night that would have partnered the city with developers to build a parking garage. Developers have proposed building a Hyatt Hotel in downtown Corvallis at the corner of First Street and Adams Avenue. But they asked the city to partner with them … Continue reading »

Drive Less; Save More in Corvallis

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A new program in South Corvallis is encouraging residents to use alternative modes of transportation. The program is called Drive Less; Save More, and it promotes drivers to bike, walk, carpool, or take the bus. The Oregon Department of Transportation is piloting the program with help from the City of Corvallis and … Continue reading »

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