Linn-Benton Backwash

Linn-Benton Backwash: Bang, Zoom…

It’s that time again! Where you read the Linn-Benton Backwash column and either go “this is stupid, I wish they’d fire this idiot,” or “Oh man! So good. So go...

Linn-Benton Backwash: When Turkeys Attack

Raise your hand if you knew we had a Community Services Consortium? Nobody? Well, don’t feel bad. You know now! Because someone crashed their car into it last w...

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As we near the end of summer, the entertaining side of the news cycle around here tends to slow to a crawl. My guess is that all of the crazies—along with every...

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So, let’s see...last week it cooled down quite a bit, which in my opinion made it worth breathing in all the forest fire smoke. However, if this is signaling th...

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Greetings, salutations, and welcome to another edition of the Linn-Benton Backwash. I’m your host, Sam Campbell, and I’m here to do my best to pretend that ther...

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Everyone’s favorite friendly local Benton County Rodeo had a mishap of sorts the other day...when a motorcycle on a merry-go-round thing (only with motorcycle...

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Well, I’ve got good news...and I’ve got bad news. First, the good. You know that police department lip syncing challenge that has been going on? It’s a real th...

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It’s summertime, and you know what that means! Actually, that could mean almost anything, so let’s start over. It’s summertime, and the city of Corvallis is ab...

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As Borat might say, Wowaweewaa! A doctor that used to live here, Sydney Piercey, is being sued for bazillions of dollars (give or take 1.9999 bazillions) by ano...

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The out-of-control homeless situation came to a head last week when Lead Corvallis Gentrifier Chad “Two Collar” Dewburry III suggested that all houseless hoolig...

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Let’s just get this out of the way right up front: I’m not a fan of Idaho. Love me some potats, hate me some Ida... tats. It’s because of speed traps, so thank ...

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When I first saw last Friday’s Gazette Times headline, “Linn County Blasts Shelter Option...” I immediately went into a panic. The county has a cannon? Were the...

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It’s graduation time in the valley, and you know what that means! It actually doesn’t mean a whole hell of a lot, but when you live around here, you learn to fe...

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Good news everybody, the proposed Porter Park mobile phone tower project is dead! Now we can all rest assured that our brains won’t be turned to sludge by its e...

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We haven’t done any fun headlines from the Gazette Times recently, but here’s one: “Adults to take over library on June 8.” It’s like what, have children been r...

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Work has begun on the multi-building College Crest compound down Circle Blvd., and you know I’m jazzed as all get out. Nothing gets my juices flowing like fresh...

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What a  sh*tty week. They don’t even make an emoji for it, so I’m going to have to go old school: = | Yep, its an “emoticon.” Deal with it. So as I’m sure yo...