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New Prefontaine statue unveils in downtown Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. - From Saturday through the end of July, you can find a piece of Eugene's running history right in the heart of the 5th Street Public Market; a new Steve Prefontaine statue has been unveiled, just in time for the World Athletics Championships. "So it's about a five...

UO and OSU alumni react to UCLA, USC moving to Big Ten Conference

EUGENE, Ore. -- There could be more shake-ups on the way to the PAC-12 conference after USC and UCLA announced they were heading to the Big Ten. USC and UCLA’s decision to jump the PAC-12 ship and sail east to the Big Ten caught many by surprise, including Oregon State University alumnus Brandon Lucas.

North 11th Street improvements on hold indefinitely; city will pay to put in a sidewalks

The Philomath City Council’s long and intense debate on how to pay for recommended improvements to North 11th Street reached resolution at a June 27 meeting with approval of a plan that does not financially burden the neighborhood’s property owners through a special assessment. The decision scales back the scope of the project and the city will utilize grant funding for the completion of a sidewalk from Pioneer Street to the north end of Flossie Overman Discovery Park.

Oregon State reacts to USC, UCLA plans to go to Big Ten Conference

CORVALLIS, Ore. -- Oregon State University is responding this evening to breaking news that two PAC-12 schools are leaving the conference to join the Big Ten conference in 25 months. The Big Ten voted unanimously to add the University of Southern California and UCLA as conference members effective August 2,...
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Ducks add 3-star edge rusher Teitum Tuioti to their 2023 recruiting class

Dan Lanning and the Ducks added their first in-state recruit to their 2023 recruiting class on Saturday with 6-foot-3 Teitum Tuioti out of Sheldon High School in Eugene. If the name sounds familiar, it should. Tuoti is the son of Oregon’s defensive line coach Tony Tuioti, who came over from Nebraska in December.

Top ranked signees: where does Kelze Howard fall

Friday was a big day for head coach Jonathan Smith and the Oregon State football program. Highly touted edge rusher Kelze Howard committed to the Beavers, making him the highest rated player to commit to Coach Smith out of the prep ranks and the highest rated defensive player to commit to the Beavers in 20 years.

Local engineer establishes business to bring his talents to hometown neighbors

Growing up in Philomath and staying close to home to earn mechanical engineering degrees at Oregon State University, Mark McGuire places great importance on local connections. Beyond those strong bonds with his hometown, McGuire wants to help small businesses through mechanical work that might not be available to them otherwise.

Ducks land three-star edge rusher Tuioti

EUGENE, Ore. -- Oregon has added three-star edge rusher Teitum Tuioti. Tuioti is the tenth player from the class of 2023 to commit to the Ducks. He is the son of Oregon defensive line coach Tony Tuioti. The Sheldon High School product is the No. 2 player in Oregon according...

Willamette Community and Grange Hall receives Oregon Heritage grant

The Willamette Community and Grange Hall Historical Building Foundation received an Oregon Heritage grant, the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department announced. The old hall is located about 10 miles southeast of Philomath and straight south of Corvallis on Highway 99W and Greenberry Road. Originally constructed over the winter of 1922-23, it had fallen into disrepair over the past couple of decades before restoration efforts took hold. Philomath residents Jay Sexton and Toni Hoyman have been among those leading the charge to save the building.

Fourth of July fireworks shows happening in Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. — Are you looking to find somewhere to watch fireworks this Fourth of July?. A few cities including Portland, Vancouver, and Cannon Beach have banned the use of fireworks. RELATED | Where can fireworks be sold, used in Western Oregon & SW Washington?. If you are looking...

Newport Public Library Summer Music Series

The Library is kicking off it’s 2022 Newport Public Library Summer Music Series. The 2022 Newport Public Library Summer Music Series will kick-off on Wednesday, July 6th from 12-1 pm behind the Newport Public Library, 35 NW Nye Street in Literacy Park with Chayaq en Familia or Chayaq Family.

Conner, Leonard make dean’s list at University of Utah

Philomath High School graduates Kenan Conner and Anna Leonard earned inclusion on the dean’s list at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City for the spring term. Conner and Leonard were among more than 8,900 students named to the spring dean’s list at the school. To qualify, students must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher in at least 12 graded credit hours during any one term.