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Owners Keara (left) and Tristan James with their son of New Morning Bakery located at 219 SW Second St. in Corvallis, Ore. They have been a part of Corvallis Culinary Month for many years and were going to participate in 2022 as well before its cancellation.

Corvallis Culinary Month 2022 canceled, community urged to eat local

Hayden Lohr, News Contributor
January 22, 2022

Corvallis Culinary Month usually provides an opportunity for restaurants to increase business during the slowest time of year, but has been canceled this year amid rising COVID-19 cases and staffing shortages. The...

A lone American flag rises above a crowd of candles during the insurrection anniversary vigil at the Benton County Courthouse on Jan. 6. The vigil garnered a group of about 200 people.

Corvallis vigil remembers U.S. Capitol insurrection, looks toward future of voting rights

Riley LeCocq, News Contributor
January 7, 2022

A year after the U.S. Capitol insurrection on Jan. 6, 2021, political action groups led a candlelight vigil in remembrance and perseverance of democracy at the Benton County Courthouse in Corvallis, Ore.  Crowds...

An illustration of a guardian watching over the city of Corvallis, Ore. Corvallis Watch is an Instagram page which seeks to inform users of safety concerns in the Corvallis area.

OSU students find Corvallis Watch Instagram page ‘useful,’ ‘important for public safety’

Corvallis Police Department recommends community members use CPD social media for public safety information
Sukhjot Sal, News Reporter
January 3, 2022

With 3,801 followers, the Corvallis Watch Instagram account has garnered a dedicated following of Corvallis, Ore. community members, especially Oregon State University students looking to stay...

Corvallis Indoor Winter Market returns Jan. 8, promises ‘exceptional variety’

Adia Wolters, News Contributor
January 3, 2022

On Jan. 8, Corvallis Farmers’ Market vendors will move their businesses from downtown to the Benton County Fairgrounds for the Corvallis Indoor Winter Market, which will last through April...

Alvin Freer (right) and his partner, Carolyn Wheeler. Not to be confused with the ice cream flavor, Chunky Monkey is the dog in Wheeler’s arms.
The three of them live out of the RV pictured in the image above.

Corvallis houseless community in ‘disarray,’ City of Corvallis continues campsite sweeps

Sam Misa, News Contributor
January 3, 2022

For Corvallis, Ore. resident Zachary Pierce, who has been without a house for over a decade, this winter will be the first he gets to spend with a roof over his head. Others, however, are often...

Jason J. Dorsette, president of the Linn-Benton County branch of the NAACP. Now entering his second year of presidency, Dorsette said the last year was explorative and transformative for the branch.

President Jason J. Dorsette is putting the Linn-Benton County branch ‘on the NAACP map’

Ashton McCracken, News Contributor
January 3, 2022

The Linn-Benton County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People elected Jason J. Dorsette president of the branch in January 2021, and this January marks a year...

A rock gully prone to landslides in the Glacier Peak Wilderness in the North Cascades of Washington in August 2021. Landslides will be a major threat after the Cascadia earthquake, according to Oregon State University Professor Andrew Meigs.

Though Cascadia earthquake may be long off, local experts encourage preparation

Hayden Lohr, News Contributor
December 22, 2021

With several earthquakes recently hitting off the Oregon coast, Oregonians are reminded of the Cascadia fault, which will produce a powerful earthquake that could have severe effects on Corvallis, Ore.  According...

An illustration of three graduating high schoolers. The Corvallis School District, beginning with the class of 2025, will be changing the way it recognizes its high school graduates at commencement.

Corvallis School District changing graduation recognition in line with ‘core values’

Riley LeCocq, News Contributor
December 22, 2021

The Corvallis School District is set to do away with traditional recognitions for graduating seniors as they move to expand new measures of success, beginning with the class of 2025.  Families were...

An illustration of someone giving a gift to another during the holiday season. Local Corvallis, Ore. nonprofits say they appreciate community gifts anytime of year, including around the holidays.

Local nonprofits are ‘thankful’ for community help around the holidays

Katterlea MacGregor, News Contributor
December 21, 2021

No matter what holidays you celebrate, December’s rain and air of festivity and joy may inspire you to get into the giving mood.  One of the easiest ways to give this holiday season is with the Heartland...

Monroe, Ore. resident Joseph Bailey prepares to receive his third dose of the Pfizer vaccine from Willow Christensen, an RN from Good Samaritan, at the Oregon State Alumni Center on Thursday, Dec. 16. COVID-19 boosters are recommended by the Benton County Health Department to protect against the virus, specifically the Omicron variant.

Benton County Health says to ‘layer protections’ to shield against Omicron variant

Riley LeCocq, News Contributor
December 17, 2021

Benton County is gearing up to provide COVID-19 booster shot clinics and suggests layering protection methods ahead of the expected holiday season in response to concerns over the Omicron variant. Benton...

Pastega Christmas Light Display returns to brighten Corvallis festive spirit

Riley LeCocq, News Contributor
December 16, 2021

After 2020’s event was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Pastega Christmas Light Display returns to its 250-piece display, bringing the holiday season to the Corvallis community. For...

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Update: Next court appearance for Corvallis bias crime assault suspects set for February

Sukhjot Sal, News Reporter
December 15, 2021

Three suspects involved in an alleged assault on a 7-Eleven employee in October made remote personal court appearances with their attorneys at Benton County Circuit Court on Dec. 14 at 8:30 a.m. Defendants...

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