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Albany, Corvallis Oregon News and Events

The Albany Public Library and Red Canoe Credit Union are partnering for the annual “Fill the Canoe School Supply Drive.”

(ALBANY, Ore. ) - Albany Oregon Logo The Community Health Centers and the Oregon State University College of Pharmacy will be launching pharmacy services at the Health Centers with a grand opening event in Corvallis.

Albany Parks and Recreation Department will show “Rio 2” at 7:00 p.m. Friday, August 15, for Family Movie Night at Albany Community Pool, 2150 36th Avenue SE.

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Mid-Valley Backyard Burn Ban Takes Effect on Monday

The restrictions will extend through October 15 or later, depending on fire danger.

(SALEM, Ore. ) - A ban on all open and backyard burning will go into effect on Monday in Marion, Linn, and Benton counties.

The Oregon Department of Forestry and the fire defense boards of the three counties announced the ban, which aims to reduce the incidence of open debris burns escaping control.

Read Full Article (Jun-10-2014 19:53)

Backyard Burning Ban Takes Effect Next Week in Three Oregon Counties

The restrictions will extend through October 15 or later, depending on fire danger.

(SALEM, Ore. ) - A ban on all open and backyard burning will go into effect on June 16 in Linn, Benton and Marion counties.

The ban aims to reduce the incidence of open debris burns escaping control.

Read Full Article (May-01-2014 23:54)

Pursuit from Benton County to Polk County Stopped by Spike Strip Deployment

This incident was a great indicator of how well Law Enforcement jurisdictions from multiple agencies work together to protect the public from danger.

(DALLAS) - Vehicle in chase that spanned Benton and Polk County Oregon 5-1-14 On 5-1-2014 at about 6:00 p.m. the Benton County Sheriff's Office contacted the Polk County Sheriff's Office to request assistance with a pursuit that began in the city of Corvallis.

Units were advised that a whi te 2000 Subaru bearing Oregon Plates YPV051 had eluded Corvallis PD and was involved in a hit & run accident during the pursuit in their city.

Read Full Article (Aug-13-2012 14:40)

Update on Weekend Shooting Involving Two Police Officers and Suspect

All three were injured During Saturday night shooting in Benton County.

(CORVALLIS, OR) - Police shooting near Indepencence, Oregon 11 August 2012 Police are continuing their investigation into Saturday night's shooting of a Benton County Sheriff's Office sergeant, a Salem Police Department corporal, and an adult male.

The shooting followed an attempt to elude law enforcement about 2 miles north of Adair Park just south of the Benton/Polk County line.

Read Full Article (Apr-21-2011 19:54)

County Advisory Group for Forestry to Meet May 6

(Salem, Oregon) - Oregon Department of Forestry A group of commissioners representing Oregon counties that in the past deeded forestland to the State for management will meet on Friday, May 6, in Salem.

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SELCO Employees Exceed Goal for Fall Food Drive

(EUGENE, Ore.) - SELCO Food Collection SELCO Community Credit Union employees reached out to their communities by donating nearly 6,000 pounds of food to four local food banks. With an initial goal of donating 3,500 pounds of food, SELCO employees exceeded this goal by more than 2,400 pounds.

A list of most-needed foods was published to all SELCO employees, each of whom were given a plastic shopping bag to fill and deposit in barrels placed throughout the branches and offices of SELCO Community Credit Union, its subsidiaries and business units. Food was collected and donated directly to the food bank closest to each branch. These included: NeighborImpact Food Bank (, Food for Lane County (, Linn Benton Food Share (, and Marion Polk Food Share (

Read Full Article (Aug-06-2009 02:00)

Agriculture Appropriations Bill Passed by Senate Includes Funding for Oregon Projects

Wyden/Merkley-Requested Funding for Agriculture Research Contained in Bill.

(WASHINGTON D.C.) - Oregon farm Working to improve agricultural research capabilities in Oregon, U.S. Senators Ron Wyden (D- Ore.) and Jeff Merkley (D- Ore.) announced that an agriculture appropriations bill passed by the U.S. Senate contains more than nearly $7 million in projects for Oregon.

Included in the bill is funding for research into improving Oregon’s crops, utilizing Oregon’s forest resources, and controlling invasive species.

Read Full Article (Nov-26-2008 17:56)

Kids Will `Shop With a Cop` in Mid-Valley Cities

The "Shop with a Cop" events are a great opportunity for police officers to interact with children that may only have had a negative experience with law enforcement.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Shop with a Cop event, Salem, Oregon The need is greater this year as state troopers, county deputies, and city police officers reach out to help over 600 kids shop for special gifts this holiday season at three locations in Linn, Benton and Marion counties. It is part of their area annual "Shop with a Cop" event.

For the 14th year, Corvallis and Albany-area police officers will help local disadvantaged and foster children shop for Christmas gifts as part of the local "Shop with a Cop" program. Last year, 181 children left with smiles on their faces after purchasing videos, clothing, toys, and other special gifts while shopping with state, county, and city police officers.

"We all are experiencing in some way the impact of the economy and most of these children would receive very little even in the best of times," said long-time "Shop with a Cop" organizer, Ms. Reita Wyatt.

Read Full Article (Apr-03-2008 14:59)

Albany to Host Public Forum on Bike Park

Local BMX riders asked for a bike park at the March 5th Parks & Recreation Commission meeting

(ALBANY, Ore. ) - BMX Riders Albany Parks & Recreation staff will host a public forum and workshop to consider creating a bike park in Albany.

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