Volume 3, Number 100

Good Morning. It’s Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022

After receiving three letters to the editor last week, I realized that there’s really no longer anywhere on the news site that explains the guidelines (I didn’t discover that the page had been lost with the migration to a new platform in February). If you find yourself wanting to share a perspective or information on some topic, the write a letter to the editor page is located here (and can also be found in the navigational menus). By the way, letters can be a way for individuals or organizations to thank someone for a good deed or helping with an event or project or to bring attention to something that the public might be interested in. See the guidelines on the letter to the editor page for more specific details.

Thanks for reading!
Brad Fuqua, publisher/editor

The Latest …

Council OKs plan to start ordering key materials now for upcoming project

Economic factors have severely impacted delivery times on products such as pipe, valves and fittings, which are needed for water treatment plant and reservoir construction

Seconds after the Philomath City Council unanimously approved a plan Monday night to purchase materials in advance for the upcoming water treatment plant and reservoir project, Public Works Director Kevin Fear was reaching out to the project engineer. “I’m texting the engineer right now so he can get us in line for getting the pipe […]

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Frolic & Rodeo hosting Casino Night on Saturday

Event at the rodeo grounds to run from 7-10 p.m. Aug. 13 and open to all ages with free admission

The Philomath Frolic & Rodeo will be hosting Casino Night on Saturday evening as a follow-up fun event for the community after last month’s traditional celebration. The event for all ages runs from 7-10 p.m. Aug. 13 at the Yew Wood Corral on the Philomath Frolic & Rodeo grounds. Casino Night features free entry and […]

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Benton County, partners team up for wildfire awareness campaign

Benton County announced that in August, it is partnering with the Oregon Department of Forestry, City of Corvallis, Corvallis Police Department, Benton County Sheriff’s Office […]

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U.S. Senate bill seen as big win for Oregon

Clean energy developers, farmers, ranchers, forest and home owners in Oregon are slated to get hundreds of millions of dollars in grants, tax credits and […]

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5 of the biggest perceived problems that small-business owners face

Small businesses are the driving force behind the U.S. economy. Before the pandemic, they accounted for 43.5% of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) and […]

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Philomath in Photos

TUESDAY, AUG. 9, 2022: The Oregon Department of Forestry updates the fire danger sign Monday at Philomath Fire & Rescue. (Photo by Brad Fuqua/Philomath News)

In Case You Missed It …

Many Oregonians will have to vote again on psilocybin

On a recent Monday evening, as a heatwave broiled Philomath, elected officials debated what’s been a hot topic this summer throughout Oregon cities and counties: […]

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Mountain biker that had gone missing found safe

The Benton County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue team found a 21-year-old mountain biker who had gone missing Saturday evening on Marys Peak. The sheriff’s […]

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Community Calendar

• Wednesday, Aug. 10: Storytime at Philomath Community Library, 10:30 a.m.
• Wednesday, Aug. 10: Squishtivities by Strengthening Rural Families, 11 a.m.
• Thursday, Aug. 11: Park Advisory Board Meeting, 5 p.m.
• Friday, Aug. 12: Cardwell Hill Cellars Summer Concert Series, 6 p.m.
• Saturday, Aug. 13: Philomath Frolic & Rodeo Presents Casino Night, 7 p.m.
• Sunday, Aug. 14: Philomath Farmers’ Market, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
• Monday, Aug. 15: Philomath Planning Commission Meeting, 6 p.m.
• Tuesday, Aug. 16: Benton County Board of Commissioners Meeting, 9 a.m.
• Tuesday, Aug. 16: Philomath Rotary Club Meeting, noon
• Tuesday, Aug. 16: Philomath Finance and Administration Committee, 3 p.m.