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Housing First completes purchase of Van Buren House

Corvallis Housing First has completed the purchase of a new 19-room house on Northwest Van Buren Avenue for permanent supported housing for the chronically homeless.

The Van Buren House, located at 2231 NW Van Buren Ave., is set to provide...

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Plans for a transitional home in downtown Sutherlin hits snag

SUTHERLIN ó Hope Dir was excited and ready to begin a new chapter in her life by running a transitional home for people who were recovering from drug and alcohol addiction. She already had about a dozen people living in the building she had rented in...

Small nest egg, big dreams? Tips for buying your retirement home

(BPT) - Planning for retirement means making a lot of decisions, including when youíll stop working, how much youíll withdraw from your savings each year, and where youíll live. Many Americans view retirement as an opportunity to move into a house...

3 upgrades to help boost your home's energy efficiency

(BPT) - With milder temperatures and longer days, it seems as though the last vestiges of winter are behind us. Yet, if you experienced high heating bills, or drafts and cold spots throughout your home, it could mean your home is not as energy...

Leon Widmer

March 13, 1930 ó March 7, 2017

Leon Widmer, 86, passed away on March 7 after a brief illness.

He was born in Albany to Ezra and Marie (Reeser) Widmer. He attended Fairmount and then Albany High School, graduating in 1947. He attended...

Leon Widmer

March 13, 1930 ó March 7, 2017

Leon Widmer, 86, passed away on March 7 after a brief illness.

He was born in Albany to Ezra and Marie (Reeser) Widmer. He attended Fairmount and then Albany High School, graduating in 1947. He attended...

Lane County market favors home sellers

The supply of houses for sale in Lane County isnít keeping up with strong demand from home buyers, turning a sellersí market into a super-sellersí market and pushing up average sale prices, said Elliott Wood, president of the Eugene Association of...

Sticker Shock Forces Thousands Of Cancer Patients To Skip Drugs, Skimp On Treatment

John Krahne received alarming news from his doctor last December. His brain tumors were stable, but his lung tumors had grown noticeably larger.

The doctor recommended a drug called Alecensa, which sells for more than $159,000 a year. Medicare...

Tiller sale goes viral, gets prospective buyer

TILLER ó A robust marketing campaign and viral video has helped sell the town of Tiller.

There is a buyer under contract to purchase the majority of taxing lots in the unincorporated town, real estate broker Broker Garrett Zoller said Wednesday...

The lowdown on low down payment mortgage

(BPT) - You would like to buy, but you canít manage that 20 percent down payment. Does this sound familiar?

The down payment is the biggest impediment to buying a home according to surveys, but in reality many individuals can qualify for a...

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Samaritan pharmacistgets preceptor honor

Stacey Olstad of Samaritan Health Services recently was honored as Preceptor of the Year by Oregon State Universityís Pharmacy program.

Olstad served as preceptor to nearly 200 doctor of pharmacy...

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Samaritan pharmacistgets preceptor honor

Stacey Olstad of Samaritan Health Services recently was honored as Preceptor of the Year by Oregon State Universityís Pharmacy program.

Olstad served as preceptor to nearly 200 doctor of pharmacy...

A Simple Spring Cleaning Checklist

(StatePoint) Itís the time of year to roll up your sleeves and do some spring cleaning. Experts point out that itís helpful to streamline the tools you use to do the job and the tasks you seek to accomplish.

ďAn all-purpose cleaner and a tough...

St. Vincent buys trailer park

SAGINAW ó The St. Vincent de Paul Society of Lane County is furthering its efforts to buy and rehabilitate mobile home parks for low-income tenants with the purchase of the Saginaw Trailer Park north of Cottage Grove, the nonprofit organizationís...

Houzz at a Glance

Modeled after the surrounding 19th-century barns, this house takes old-fashioned rural style style into the 21st century. The owners craved the country life enough to pack up their city house, buy this farm in rural Wisconsin and hire Alchemy...

Shopping Local Can Benefit You and Your Community

(StatePoint) If you have home improvement plans this spring, itís important to consider where you will be doing your shopping. For many people, the first stores to come to mind are big box retailers because of the widespread assumption that chains can...

Shopping Local Can Benefit You and Your Community

(StatePoint) If you have home improvement plans this spring, itís important to consider where you will be doing your shopping. For many people, the first stores to come to mind are big box retailers because of the widespread assumption that chains can...

Hermiston womanís journey to citizenship took the long route

Mabel Largaespada met Stephen Dean 11 years ago waiting in line for a concert at the Silver Saddle Nightclub in Roxboro, North Carolina.

She was 21, he was 20. Though he was underaged, he bought her a drink that night.

They fell in love.

Pendleton loan officer receives top honor

PENDLETON ó Elaine Anderson of Umpqua Bank in Pendleton was recently recognized as a 2016 Leaders Club loan officer.

The award goes to the top producing loan officers in the home lending division. Anderson was promoted as the new sales manager...

Bill targeting state mortgage break debated

SALEM ó Affordable housing advocates got to make their case to state lawmakers Thursday for trimming a big but hugely popular tax break: Oregonís mortgage interest deduction.

House Bill 2006 would abolish the state deduction completely for...

Roseburg approves NeighborWorks' Willis House offer

Roseburg councilors have voted unanimously to accept NeighborWorks Umpquaís offer of $137,500 to purchase the Willis House.

Next up, the nonprofit and the city will work on closing the deal in the next couple of months. NeighborWorks Umpqua CEO...

4 hot, high-tech upgrades to give your bathroom over-the-top luxury

(BPT) - Americans love luxury and technology, so itís no surprise that the two are meeting and thriving in one of our favorite places ó the bathroom. Just as technology is transforming every other area of the house, inside and out, it's recreating our...

State plans Corvallis service center

The state plans to consolidate a number of social service offices currently in downtown Corvallis in a new building slated to open next spring in the Sunset Research Park.

Local offices of several Department of Human Services and Oregon...

Ready for Renters

At first the couple planned to gut the bathrooms one at a time, but a friend's comment at their housewarming party dramatically changed their plans. "He said, 'I would totally rent this place,' and we perked up and asked, 'Really? How much would you...

Ready for Renters

At first the couple planned to gut the bathrooms one at a time, but a friend's comment at their housewarming party dramatically changed their plans. "He said, 'I would totally rent this place,' and we perked up and asked, 'Really? How much would you...

Affordable housing project may be tripped up by sidewalks

SEASIDE ó Developers behind an affordable housing project in Seaside have warned that a potential city demand for sidewalks during the first phase of construction would be a deal killer.

The owners of a 15-acre parcel known as Blue Heron Pointe...

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