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JC DB Will Lee Commits to Oregon State

Iowa Western Community College defensive back Will Lee is the latest to commit to Oregon State Beavers. The 6-foot-2, 185 pound athlete visited Corvallis last weekend and was impressed enough to commit and shut down his recruitment. What was it about Coach Smith's program that made him decide OSU was the right fit for him?
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Beachcombing and Swinging Through the Trees in Lincoln City

This feature is part of Oregon Summer, WW’s new and detailed catalog of adventures waiting for you across the state and over the Columbia River. You can find it now in more than 1,200 locations—newsstands, bars, restaurants, hotels, grocers, convenience stores—across the Portland metro area. Unlike most...

New statue honors track star Steve Prefontaine

A new statue in downtown Eugene celebrates the legacy of Oregon-born track star Steve Prefontaine. The bronze, six-feet-tall statue of Prefontaine will be on display at the 5th Street Market through July. Prefontaine was a runner from the University of Oregon. Before his accidental death in 1975 at the age...

Republican candidate for governor to visit Philomath

Republican gubernatorial nominee Christine Drazan plans to pay a visit to Philomath on Saturday, July 9, for a meet-and-greet event hosted by Rep. Anna Scharf. The event is scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m. at Vinwood Taphouse (1736 Main St.). Drazan came out of the May primary election with her...

Kooky Tales, Impressions and Confessions from the 4th on Oregon Coast

(Oregon Coast) – Fourth of July on the Oregon coast is an interesting mixed bag. There's a wild and engaging energy to it, at least there was always for me. For a long time I found all the crowds both an annoyance and a kick in the pants, especially after the fireworks shows were over and we'd hit the bars. That's where tons of people made it interesting. And during the fireworks shows on the beaches, being part of those throngs was a bit like a rock concert. Yet there was that claustrophobic overcrowding and horrific traffic to deal with, and frankly I eventually gave up on the Fourth on the beach. (Above: Yachats. All photos Andre' GW Hagestedt)

Oregon State football: Nolan, Gebbia lead the Beaver quarterbacks

Going into the 2022 season, a major decision looms for head coach Jonathan Smith: Who will start at quarterback for OSU? This story is the second of six in a summer series breaking down Oregon State football by position group leading up to the first official practices before the season. There's an old adage in football which is generally credited to John Madden, the late coaching legend: "If you have two quarterbacks, you actually have none." In the case of Oregon State head coach Jonathan Smith — a former college gunslinger himself — one major challenge heading into the season...

Two feet tall and ½ mile wide: “For the Seventh Generation” pano-mural returns to the LC Cultural Center

LINCOLN CITY – From July 13-17, you can take an amazing journey: start walking in Tijuana and end up on the Canadian border, all on the same day in Lincoln City. You can enjoy this experience – the Pacific Coast as seen through the eyes of hundreds of artists – through an outdoor art installation called “For the Seventh Generation.” This ½ mile long pano-mural will be on display outside at the Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 NE Hwy. 101 in Lincoln City, starting on Wednesday, July 13. The residence will also feature concerts, workshops, music and more, ending on Sunday, July 17.

Fire Smoke seen 1.5 miles east of Newport off Highway 20

4:50pm Reports say there is considerable smoke rising in the air about a mile and a half east of the “Welcome to Newport” sign off Highway 20. 5:02pm Firefighters have been informed that there is a series of homeless campfires in the area that are quite common. Firefighters are looking for the campfires.

Bronze statue of Steve Prefontaine unveiled in 5th Street Public Market

EUGENE, Ore. -- A bronze statue of one of the most legendary runners of all time, Steve Prefontaine, will be on display in Eugene throughout July. Prefontaine has inspired people around the globe for decades. He shattered boundaries that were once thought impossible in the running world. At the time of his death in 1975, he held every American record from the 2,000 meter distance to the 10,000 meter distance.