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Ask a Master Gardener: The grass is always greener if you follow the rule of 1/3
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Ask a Master Gardener: The grass is always greener if you follow the rule of 1/3

Question: How often should I mow my lawn in order to get the best results? And should I bag the clippings, mulch the clippings or let them fall where they may?

Answer: For years, lawn maintenance, including mowing, was considered an art. Today,...

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Pendleton Development Commission creates new program after vet clinic request

Faced with unusual funding requests, the Pendleton Development Commission took unusual steps to approve them.

Neither the Pendleton Veterinary Clinic nor the Pendleton Downtown Association used one of the commission’s established programs, but...

Under court order, DHS will restore in-home care services

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SALEM — The Oregon Department of Human Services will temporarily restore previous levels of in-home care services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities under a court order won by plaintiffs who filed a federal...

Homes: Spring buying season arrives earlier than years past

The sellers’ market in Lane County housing grew even stronger in March, as average home sale prices continued to climb, according to the latest report from the Regional Multiple Listing Service in Portland.

The number of home sales and new...

Everyday citizens make their voices heard in Salem

Everyday citizens make their voices heard in Salem

While full-time lobbyists work hard behind the scenes to educate legislators on the effects of proposed laws, everyday citizens trying to make their voices heard are also a fixture at in...

Gwendolyn Thygesen

May 16, 1927 — March 30, 2017

Gwen Thygesen died surrounded by family on March 30.

She was born in Southern California on May 16, 1927 to George M. Watson and Annabelle “Ruth” (Metcalf).

The family moved from California to Coeur d’...

Gwendolyn Thygesen

May 16, 1927 — March 30, 2017

Gwen Thygesen died surrounded by family on March 30.

She was born in Southern California on May 16, 1927 to George M. Watson and Annabelle “Ruth” (Metcalf).

The family moved from California to Coeur d’...

Look Before You Buy: Virtual Reality Comes to Home Improvement
Look Before You Buy: Virtual Reality Comes to Home Improvement

( NewsUSA ) - Sponsored by GAF-You're about to shell out a significant amount of money to upgrade your house, and the choices make your head spin. Traditional asphalt or slate shingles? Summer blue or teardrop blue paint for the walls?

Until...

Housing shortage nuanced across state, county setting records
Housing shortage nuanced across state, county setting records

While housing affordability in Oregon has not improved, economists say it has at least stopped getting worse.

At the local level, developer Tim Drechsel said the county lacks affordable housing for first-time buyers.

“In Douglas County,...

Before Buying a Home, Learn the Lingo!

(StatePoint) Buying a home for the first time? You may discover that one of the biggest obstacles is learning the lingo. Homebuying can be overwhelming and perhaps a bit intimidating if you aren’t familiar with the terminology.

To help aspiring...

Oblique Angles: ‘Be it ever so humble …’

Eureka! Two days after Gary retired in 2006, we arrived in Corvallis, Oregon, where we hoped to put down roots. We gave ourselves two weeks to explore our new hometown and rent an apartment. Did I mention we had to find a place that would accept our...

Southeast Roseburg residents seek grocer, farmers market
Southeast Roseburg residents seek grocer, farmers market

It’s been 15 years since southeast Roseburg lost its only grocery store, but some residents are hoping to bring another food source to the area soon.

A grassroots group called South East Roseburg Voices In Community Enhancement, or SERVICE,...

Chuck Schumer Under Pressure To Reject Corporate-Backed Nominees

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Sen. Charles SchumerPhoto by Alex Wong / Getty Images News

April 10, 2017 - Casting Donald Trump as a fox guarding a henhouse, Democrats in recent weeks have slammed the new president for filling his government with...

Oare opens up real estate office
Oare opens up real estate office

Brian Oare is easy to spot in Albany because, no matter the weather or time of year, he’s usually clad in shorts and a Hawaiian shirt — he owns 50 of them.

That casual garb helps out in the real estate business, he said.

“It makes me...

Oare opens up real estate office

Brian Oare is easy to spot in Albany because, no matter the weather or time of year, he’s usually clad in shorts and a Hawaiian shirt — he owns 50 of them.

That casual garb helps out in the real estate business, he said.

“It makes me...

Editorial: Astoria moves in right direction on housing

An acute shortage of low and moderate-income housing, including a rental vacancy rate perhaps close to zero, is continuing to complicate private lives and the overall economy in communities around the mouth of the Columbia River.

It was good to...

fancy plants

COBURG — Jennifer and Chad Egge are bringing their own brand of down-home elegance to downtown Coburg.

The owners of Egge Seed & Nursery recently opened Farmfancy, a retail nursery in a remodeled Willamette Street storefront, offering cut...

Houzz at a Glance
Houzz at a Glance

I can’t help but hear my mother’s voice repeating a tidbit of parental wisdom: “Good things come to those who wait.” Well, seeing how designer Dino Maniaci fell in love with his dream home 25 years before actually purchasing it, let’s just say mothers...

Houzz at a Glance
Houzz at a Glance

I can’t help but hear my mother’s voice repeating a tidbit of parental wisdom: “Good things come to those who wait.” Well, seeing how designer Dino Maniaci fell in love with his dream home 25 years before actually purchasing it, let’s just say mothers...

Council work session tackles street issues

The Corvallis City Council on Thursday discussed new definitions for streets that have not been improved to city standards and a possible mechanism for paying for upgrades.

Previously councilors had agreed to maintain those streets that are not...

Council work session tackles street issues

The Corvallis City Council on Thursday discussed new definitions for streets that have not been improved to city standards and a possible mechanism for paying for upgrades.

Previously councilors had agreed to maintain those streets that are not...

Building a business with Steel & Timber

Shaun Catlin and Tamara Altman’s Astoria-based contracting company Steel & Timber Construction/Fabrication has built a reputation for creative contracting projects in less than a year.

The company has done everything from home remodels and a...

Buying a Lawn Mower? Here’s What You Need to Know

(StatePoint) Curb appeal all begins with a beautiful lawn. When it comes to making a great impression, your effort is just one part of the equation. The quality of your equipment can play a major role, too.

Experts say that by choosing a mower...

Steve W. ‘Hunk’ Hunkapillar

Steve W. Hunkapillar (Hunk) died April 1, 2017, at his home following a long battle with kidney cancer.

He was born on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, 1949, to Chester T. (Chet) Hunkapillar Jr. and Patricia (Pat) Ward Hunkapillar, in Portland,...

5 mistakes to avoid when buying your first home

(BPT) - Buying a home for the first time is comparable to the first time you ride a bike. You can learn about how it works from your parents and observe it from a distance, but you really won’t know the ins and outs until you actually sit down on the...

Driveway dilemma

Eugene resident Jim Richardi favors a nonprofit group’s proposal to build a new sports and event complex on the former Civic Stadium site.

He has one caveat: He doesn’t want the project to permanently wall off the driveway of a cluster of houses...

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