• Downtown parade lights up the night
    If you walked in this year's Downtown Twice Around Christmas Parade and didn't step in donkey residue, thank Tanner Ferguson of Dever-Conner Calvary Chapel.
  • Toy Run brings out the joy
    Neither rain nor clouds nor chilly December temperatures kept riders with the Albany Toy Run from their appointed rounds Sunday morning.
  • Freres going big with new facility for 'massive plywood panels'
    Officials at Oregon State University’s Advanced Wood Products Laboratory recently announced that they tested a new type of plywood building panel, developed by Freres Lumber Co. of Lyons, that may be the largest such product ever manufactured.
  • Monday weather: Showers today, snow possible tonight
    Forecasters expect showers throughout the mid-valley on Monday, with highs around 41. The rain showers could switch to snow late Monday and early Tuesday, but little accumulation is expected.
  • Business Calendar (Dec. 5)
    Tuesday: Takena Kiwanis Club breakfast meeting, 7 a.m., Elmer’s Restaurant, 2802 Santiam Highway S.E., Albany. Speaker: Kelley Storey, director of inpatient rehab for Samaritan Health Services, discusses the opioid epidemic.
  • Rotary gives to CASA
    The Rotary Club of Albany recently gave CASA of Linn County donations totaling roughly $6,250 so the organization can update its computer equipment.
  • Council to revisit pot rules
    The Albany City Council tonight will once again debate the details on how to regulate legal recreational pot sales. But anyone waiting for the council to exhale — in terms of finally reaching a decision — will likely have to…
  • The battle of Old Peak Road
    After trying for months to get voluntary cooperation, Benton County is going to court to force the owners of a rural property outside Philomath to clean up their act.