Corvallis Wooden Sunglasses Craze

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Two Oregon State University students had a vision of creating more eco-friendly outdoor products, and now, they are already selling biodegradable sunglasses to customers in more than 30 countries. Matthew Miner and Alex Cruft founded Bosky Optics about two years ago, and are now selling a line of wooden sunglasses. “Bosky is … Continue reading »

Students Learn Logs to Lumber Lesson

ALBANY, Ore.– Students at West Albany High School had their lesson outdoors Wednesday where they got hands on experience working with wood donated by local companies and the community. The Sawing for Schools program has been going on for five years. Industrial arts students learned how to turn logs into lumber. Justin McMinds, owner of … Continue reading »

LRAPA Issues Home Wood Heat Advisory

EUGENE, Ore. — As the cold weather continues in the Willamette Valley, adding more wood to your fireplace or heater might not be the best idea. That’s because the valley is under a yellow home wood heat advisory and has been since this weekend. Smoke is a common sight billowing out of chimneys as residents … Continue reading »

Students Think Outside the Box

PLEASANT HILL, Ore. — It’s never too late for change.┬áSome students at Pleasant Hill High School are trying something outside the box. Woodshop at Pleasant Hill High School is a room of organized chaos and leading the class is Steve Smith. “If someone is using a piece of equipment wrong ,I hear that sound right … Continue reading »

Wood Carver Returns to Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — Jim Barton first got into sculpting wood when he was a freshman in high school. Little did he know he would be preparing himself for a long and successful career. Barton and his wife have attended the Art and the Vineyard Festival for six years. Barton carves items from recycled wood like … Continue reading »