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Parts of Monmouth evacuated after car hits gas main
A car that accidentally hit a gas main caused evacuations of several blocks in Monmouth early Wednesday morning.
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Wed Mar 05, 2014
Pet Talk: Alpacas or llamas are ideal animals for the right owners
The rescue last month of 175 alpacas found starving at a ranch in Polk County raises questions about proper ownership and care requirements of alpacas and llamas.
Classes teach food preservation skills
Odessa Kershner has a passion for living sustainably, one of those ways being the preservation of fruits, produce and meats for home use.
Feeding the hungry one can at a time
While folks were eating at Court Street Dairy Lunch this week, they also were thinking about feeding others in the community who are hungry.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
Cuts to Polk Co. leave some arming themselves
In the past, the federal government paid Polk County $2.4 million a year from the Oregon and California Revested Grantlands , according to Sheriff Bob Wolfe.
Many of 175 rescued alpacas ready for adoption
Here, at the large-animal hospital at Oregon State University, in stalls with wood shavings on the ground, are the alpacas that look at you with those innocent eyes.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
Youths talk with lawmakers about school-based health centers
Youth leaders from across the state visited the Capitol on Wednesday to learn about civic engagement and talk to legislators about their cause: school-based health centers.
Wed Feb 19, 2014
Polk County Sheriff's Office depleted
Staffing reductions at the Polk County Sheriff's Office that were scheduled to take place in July after a public safety levy failed in November are coming several months early.
Tue Feb 18, 2014
Police investigate death of Vancouver man, 30, who died in car after medical emergency
Oregon State Police are investigating the death of a 30-year-old Vancouver man after he suffered a medical emergency while riding in as a assenter in a car on Oregon 18 near Grand Ronde late Monday.
Sun Feb 16, 2014
Coordinated care facilities aim higher
A new local organization has managed to reduce emergency-room visits by low-income recipients of state health care in its first 18 months of existence.
Thu Feb 13, 2014
West Salem coach on leave from jobs
A West Salem High School girls assistant basketball coach was on unpaid leave from the school district Wednesday after his arrest on charges of sex abuse involving a female basketball player.
Wed Feb 12, 2014
When electric power came to Polk
The coming of electricity to Polk County was an exciting event. It changed life for all concerned.
'We call it the Alpaca-lypse': 175 rescued animals arrive at OSU
CORVALLIS, Ore. The last of about 175 alpacas rescued from a farm in Polk County arrived at Oregon State University on Tuesday.
Tue Feb 11, 2014
West Salem High's junior varsity girls basketball coach accused of sex abuse, sodomy
The junior varsity girls basketball coach at West Salem High School was arrested Tuesday on accusations of sodomy and sex abuse involving a girl at the school, police said.
Mon Feb 10, 2014
Starving alpacas at Falls City breeding ranch seized, getting care from OSU vet school
Oregon State University 's veterinary school is taking over the care of about 175 alpacas after authorities say the animals were found starving at a breeding operation in the Willamette Valley.