Linn-Benton Backwash

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...

Editorial: Homeless Shelter

Over 150 attending Advocate’s first CitySpeak event, addressing the cold weather location. The city-wide debate over deciding on a fit location for this year’...

Students of the Peak

About this time four years ago, 25 people stood in a circle in the parking lot of Mary’s Peak. Each an expert in a field related to the mountain, they introduce...

Bushcraft: Outdoor Learning

Kids these days, with their iPads and earbuds… Well, back in my day we used to go outside and use our imaginations. Cliché I know, but it does beckon an importa...

Crème de la Corvallis: Week of June 28

Thursday, June 28 ETop Girls – Majestic Reader’s Theatre Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 7 p.m. $10-12. A truly interesting play – mad props to ...

Enchanted Forest Double Feature

Roger Tofte Enchanted Forest: Oregon’s One-of-a-Kind Amusement Park Over Four Decades-Worth Of Weird And Whimsy “When the kids were small we were traveling ...

Shelter Services in Limbo

Both the Corvallis Daytime Drop-In Center and Stone Soup Corvallis, Inc. exist to meet needs. Stone Soup, a volunteer-run nonprofit, provides one hot meal each...

Homeless Shelter Public Q&A

The proposed Flomatcher site. We’ll keep it real: the official conversation surrounding the location of our next cold weather homeless shelter has become a co...

U-Pick: An Oregon Rite of Passage

My first summer in Oregon, I marveled at the blackberry bushes lining the trails at Bald Hill. My second summer here, I walked those same trails the day after m...

Crème de la Corvallis: Week of June 21

Thursday, June 21 SPUN with Jaapur, Rollipolli, Pseudo Cloud & Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW 1st St., Corvallis. 9 p.m. $5. Cloud and Kelly’s presents a...

Your Hornoscope: Summer Love

Ahhhh… summer. The days of road trips to the beach with our sweeties are just on the horizon. Well, whether you’ve got a sweetie or are sweetie-less, The Astr...

As the State Turns

Breaking News That’s Not Really New And It’s About Housing According to a new article from Oregon Public Broadcasting, well... here’s the headline: “A 1-Bedroo...

Linn-Benton Backwash

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...

Corvallis’ Secret Speakeasy

Justin Gella and Branden Johnson. Corvallis’ first and only secret bar, The Whisper Project, is the brainchild of local bartenders Justin Gella and Branden Jo...

Dam Right Drag At Majestic

Dam Right Drag Night, also known as DRDN, had been a monthly staple of the local drag community since its inception in January of 2017. What has not been as con...

Salem Water Alert Reinstated

On June 8, a water quality advisory was reissued by the Oregon Health Authority for the Salem area. Residents under 5 years of age, pregnant/nursing mothers, ...

Personal Disaster Preparedness Bingo

On May 29, my phone freaked out and told me something vague and ominous: CIVIL EMERGENCY, PREPARE FOR ACTION. “Finally,” I thought. First, I consulted my ears...