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Albany: 7 Best Places To Visit In Albany, Oregon

Tourist Attractions- Places To Visit In Albany Oregon. Albany is the eleventh largest city in the State of Oregon. It is the county seat of Linn County and is located in the Willamette Valley at the confluence of the Willamette and Calapooia rivers. It is located east of Corvallis and south of Salem.
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Opponents file lawsuit against large chicken operation in Linn County

A farmer and three nonprofits representing small farmers and environmentalists took their opposition to a large chicken facility in Scio to Linn County Circuit Court this week. Their petition, which accuses the Oregon Department of Agriculture and the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality of ignoring potential pollution, seeks judicial review of a state wastewater permit […] The post Opponents file lawsuit against large chicken operation in Linn County appeared first on Oregon Capital Chronicle.
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Sweet Home police logs, Sept. 26 – Oct. 2, 2022

1:45 a.m. – Jonathan Perez, 27, of Salem, arrested for contempt of court, 44900 block Quartzville Rd. 3:24 a.m. – Caller reported laser being aimed at town from foothills, Marks Ridge/North River drives. Sheriff’s Office unable to locate source. 5:17 a.m. – Caller reported a suspicious vehicle...

Ex-festival head pleads guilty to money laundering, wire fraud

The former president and minority owner of Willamette Country Music Concerts, LLC, who planned, managed, and promoted the annual Willamette Country Music Festival in Linn County, pleaded guilty Wednesday, Sept. 28, after she falsified bank statements and financial summaries to influence the sale of her stake in the company. Anne...

Duncan, Raymond square off in county sheriff forum

The two candidates for Linn County Sheriff faced off Friday evening, Sept. 30, in a forum hosted by the Linn County Republican Party at the Linn County Expo Center. Incumbent Michelle Duncan and challenger Jon Raymond spent some two hours answering questions from the audience ranging across the board: jail operations, department budgeting, morale, staffing concerns, Second Amendment rights, the sheriff’s duties as chief law enforcement officer for the county, and more.

Police group files elections complaint against Linn County sheriff

A state police organization has filed an election law complaint against Linn County Sheriff Michelle Duncan, alleging she listed inaccurate information in her voters’ pamphlet information. The Oregon State Lodge Fraternal Order of Police filed the complaint with the Secretary of State Elections Division on Sept. 26. The letter,...

Lebanon, short on tax dollars, finds possible stopgap fix for pool

Lebanon’s public swimming pool director went to Colorado in August, seeking a solution for the $10-million funding gap left by a failed bond measure. She came back resolving to try for $1 million. “I had a complete, 180-degree change in my thinking,” said Lorlee Engler, executive director at the...

Short of electricity? Let’s think ahead

Pacific Power has been trying to get its customers in Albany and elewhere to cut down on using electricity, which seems strange for a company that sells power. “Time to save,” the company says in an email that gives you the latest data on how much power your houshold used and how much you paid for that juice.

Light Up A Life: Annual event goes virtual for 2022

During the winter holidays, Samaritan Evergreen Hospice (SEH) has historically hosted a celebration called Light up a Life in Lebanon, Lincoln City and Newport. The annual event brought people together to remember loved ones who have passed and to support hospice patients and their families. In 2020, Light up a Life transitioned to a virtual event, which was a welcomed change with expanded participation, according to a release from SEH....

1 dead, 1 injured in head-on crash between 2 cars

STAYTON, Ore. (KPTV) - A head-on crash between two cars left a woman dead Monday evening outside the city of Stayton, according to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff’s Deputies responded at about 7:15 p.m. to Southeast Golf Club Road near Southeast Mill Creek Road. An initial investigation showed that a red Kia Rio was traveling north on SE Golf Club Road when it crossed the center line while negotiating a curve and hit an oncoming black Kia Optima head-on.

Carl Lake an ideal wilderness backpack escape during Oregon's glorious autumn

Few moments cry out for the use of vacation time more than warm and sunny days in September and October in Oregon’s Cascade Mountain wilderness areas. The trails, lakes and peaks of Oregon’s most popular backcountry areas are free of both humans and mosquitoes while warm temperatures and autumn colors make places like the Mount Jefferson Wilderness a delight for the senses. ...

County sets forums on fish passage plans

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will hold at least three public forums in coming months concerning how it will change operations at area dams in an attempt to increase native salmon runs as ordered by a federal court, Erik Petersen, operations project manager for the Willamette Valley and Rogue Basin projects told the Linn County Board of Commissioners Tuesday morning, Sept. 27.

Watch this space for Halloween, harvest events in the mid-Willamette

Fall activities, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through October, Davis Family Farm, 4380 NE Highway 20, Corvallis. Hayrides, corn maze, hay pyramid, admission $5.50; hayrides take place 3 to 5:30 p.m. weekdays. U-pick pumpkin patch. Cider and doughnuts. Corn maze, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through October, the...

Central earns hard fought win over West Albany

The Central football team eyed another statement win as they welcomed the West Albany Bulldogs to Panther Stadium on Sept. 30. In their previous three games, the Panther’s had been averaging over 40 points. The offense would not disappoint as Central earned a tightly contested 35-28 victory over West Albany.

Sweet Home to demolish historic railroad depot

The Sweet Home City Council tackled an action-packed agenda Tuesday, Sept. 27, one that saw a vote to topple an historic structure, the swearing-in of two top officials and the city’s refusal to take on a private road, among other items. The council voted 6-1 to demolish an Oregon...

Oregon State University

Nuclear Regulatory Commission. License renewal; issuance. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff has issued a renewal to special nuclear materials (SNM) License No. SNM-2013 to Oregon State University (OSU) in Corvallis, Oregon. The renewed license will authorize the applicant to continue research on research and test reactor fuel rods that contain greater than critical mass amounts of SNM. The license renewal would allow OSU to continue licensed activities for 10 years beyond its current license.