The start of the backyard burning season in Benton County has been pushed back to Oct. 15. (Photo by releon8211/Getty Images via Canva)

Backyard burning season’s start pushed back to Oct. 15

Warm, dry weather pattern and fire danger levels factor into the Benton County Fire Defense Board’s decisio

The Benton County Fire Defense Board pushed back the regular start of backyard burning season from Oct. 1 until Oct. 15, Philomath Fire & Rescue reported. Capt. Rich Saalsaa indicated that the delay to backyard burning, also referred to as open burning, was prompted by current weather patterns that have…

City Council to meet in closed session Monday evening

The Philomath City Council plans to adjourn into an executive session at 6 p.m. Monday at City Hall to consult “with legal counsel concerning legal rights and duties regarding current litigation or litigation likely to be filed.” Councilors will likely…

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Full-time workers are feeling the pinch in today’s rental market. A nationwide housing shortage and skyrocketing property values—coupled with fewer pay raises for the general working population in recent decades—are fueling a squeeze in the rental market. But how affordable…

About 100 appointed to Oregon boards, commissions

Nearly 100 people, including one retiring state senator, were appointed or reappointed to state boards and commissions by the Oregon Senate on Friday. Most members of state boards are unpaid volunteers, nominated by Gov. Kate Brown and confirmed by the…

Firefighters extinguish tractor fire at Greenberry Road property

Philomath firefighters extinguished a tractor that caught on fire Thursday night at a rural property on Greenberry Road. Capt. Rich Saalsaa, fire information officer who served as incident commander on the operation, said local firefighters received the call for help…

10 unconventional perks companies are offering remote workers

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of employees working remotely has increased across the U.S. According to Ladders, only 4% of jobs with North America’s largest employers were remote prior to the pandemic. This increased to 9%…

Mount Union Stories: Merle Richard Gates (1916-1923)

Published as it appeared on Aug. 9, 1923, in the Corvallis Gazette-Times, Page 3, Column 4. Seven-Year-Old Boy Dies—Merle Richard Gates, seven-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Gates of the Beaver Creek neighborhood, died this morning at the Corvallis…

Carter, Gullberg among LBCC students receiving financial boost

Philomath High graduates Logan Carter and Colt Gullberg who are attending classes at Linn-Benton Community College are among nine students that will receive financial support through a Northwest Oregon Works program, the school announced. Nine LBCC students enrolled in career…

Countries Oregon imports the most goods from

Stacker compiled a list of the countries Oregon imports the most goods to using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Countries are ranked by the highest value of imports in 2021 with Oregon. You may also like: Countries Oregon exports…

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