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US Highway 99W, seen near Avery Avenue and Crystal Lake Drive. The Oregon Department of Transportation is considering adding several roundabouts along this section of the highway in south Corvallis to improve pedestrian and cyclist safety.

Roundabouts proposed for southern Corvallis to increase safety

Kelsy Valentine, News Reporter
August 20, 2021

The City of Corvallis and the Oregon Department of Transportation are looking at potentially building roundabouts on Highway 99 in southern Corvallis to slow traffic and decrease risk of severe accidents. Highway...

A display of various alcoholic drinks at the annual Septembeerfest event, shown prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. The annual event, which was planned to be held on Aug. 28 at Avery Park in Corvallis, Ore., has been cancelled by the organizers for the second year in a row due to COVID-19 safety concerns. 

Septembeerfest canceled for second consecutive year due to COVID-19 concerns

Cara Nixon, News Reporter
August 20, 2021

Corvallis’ 13th annual Septembeerfest, an event put on by Heart of the Valley Homebrewers, has been canceled due to concerns surrounding COVID-19. In a statement published to their Facebook page on...

The Corvallis to the Sea Trail features 60 miles of trail that connects the Heart of the Willamette Valley with the Central Oregon Coast. The Corvallis to the Sea Trail’s opening ceremony will take place on Aug. 21 at 2 p.m. at the Benton County Fairgrounds.

Opening ceremony to commemorate Corvallis to the Sea Trail debut

Cara Nixon, News Reporter
August 20, 2021

After almost 50 years of effort, the Corvallis to the Sea Trail will be hosting an official opening ceremony at the Benton County Fairgrounds.The event, which will take place on Aug. 21 at 2 p.m., is the...

Some community members advocate preservation of the historical structure, which will be replaced in 2022, but no new owner has stepped up yet.Photo taken before coronavirus shelter-in-place order.

Future of historic Van Buren Bridge in Corvallis still uncertain

William Ross, News Contributor
May 28, 2020

In 2022, Corvallis residents will have to say goodbye to the Van Buren Street Bridge in its current location—but perhaps not to the bridge itself.The Oregon Department of Transportation currently owns...

A photo illustration demonstrates an example of the inside of a Corvallis microshelter built for the homeless community, although the currently-existing microshelters generally have a more finished appearance. 

Emergency applications for microshelters now open

Tosca Ruotolo, News Contributor
April 30, 2020

Prior to the limitations and challenges caused by COVID-19, many Corvallis community members were already engaged in public conversations about how to best address the issue of homelessness. Now, in the...

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Corvallis Police Log: April 13-19

Tanveer Sandhu, Crime Beat Reporter
April 30, 2020

April 13Criminal Trespass 2An officer responded to the post office on 2nd Street for the report of a man trespassing. An employee told the officer that the man was sleeping inside the building. The officer...

Flowers left at the memorial to an 11-year-old girl at a crosswalk on Highway 99/Third Street in early January. This death, as well as others in the Corvallis area in the past 18 months, have prompted community members to call on the city government and the state of Oregon to improve crosswalk safety among other improvements.

Corvallis community members voice concerns for pedestrian safety after fatal accident

William Ross, News Contributor
January 27, 2020

Rebecka Weinsteiger, a Corvallis resident and community activist, says she will not drive to work until the speed limit is lowered on the stretch of Highway 99/Third Street in south Corvallis where an...

Corvallis Fire Chief Kenneth McCarthy, Fire Marshall Jeff Prechel and Dave Busby, the emergency planning manager, address the public at the first Know Your City event. The second event of the series will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 30 in the public library, with representatives from the Corvallis Police Department.

Corvallis Know Your City events connect public safety staff, public

Millicent Durand, News Contributor
January 27, 2020

Correction: This story originally misidentified which Corvallis Fire Department official came to his position from San Jose, Calif. The story has been updated. The Barometer regrets this error.Know Your...

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White nationalist Andrew Oswalt released from jail, registers as part-time OSU student

Joe Wolf, Web & Mobile Manager
January 17, 2019

Oregon State University graduate student Andrew Oswalt has re-enrolled as a part-time student after his release from the Benton County Jail last Thursday, Jan. 10.Immediately following his sentencing in...

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