Benton County

Benton County officials are warning of a scam related to vaccine clinics at Reser Stadium.

Chris Lehman / KLCC

Public health officials in Benton County say some residents there are receiving calls from people falsely claiming to help set up COVID-19 vaccine appointments.


Oregon State University

Restaurants in Benton County are preparing to open their doors to in-person dining this Friday for the first time since last fall.


Chris Lehman / KLCC

Benton County officials are continuing to push the state to change the way it calculates risk levels for COVID-19. Their latest comments came Thursday evening during an online town hall.


Chris Lehman / KLCC

Benton County doesn’t think it belongs in the “Extreme Risk” category of the state’s coronavirus risk levels. They’re asking the state to reconsider the way it determines those designations.


Benton County Historical Society

Black pioneers in Oregon are being honored with an exhibit at the Benton County Historical Society in Philomath. It's called "Black In Oregon: 1840 - 1870."



Benton County says it’s planning another mass vaccination clinic in cooperation with Samaritan Health Services this Thursday and Friday (Feb. 25 and 26) at Reser Stadium in Corvallis.


Oregon State Athletics

The football stadium used by the Oregon State Beavers will host a mass vaccination event next week.


Benton County

Benton County has appointed an interim sheriff to fill the remainder of Sheriff Scott Jackson’s current term.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

More Oregon hospitals are getting their first shipments of vaccines meant to protect against the coronavirus.

Chris Lehman / KLCC

Lincoln and Benton Counties will face stricter regulations aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus starting this Friday, Dec. 18.

Benton County Sheriff's Office

Benton County Sheriff Scott Jackson will retire on Feb. 1, 2021.

Centers For Disease Control

Officials in Lincoln County say they expect the county to be moved into the “extreme risk” category for the coronavirus when the state updates the list next week.

Chris Lehman / KLCC

For the first time ever, some Oregon voters used ranked choice voting to select candidates in this month’s election.

Chris Lehman / KLCC

Voters in Benton County will be the first in Oregon to use a method of voting that allows them to rank candidates in their order of preference.

Oregon State University

Oregon State University announced Monday that students at its main campus in Corvallis will take most of their classes remotely through at least the end of the winter term.

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH /

Benton County was added to Oregon’s coronavirus watch list Friday.


During a special Benton County Board of Commissioners meeting on Thursday, the commissioners unanimously voted to declare a county emergency due to the wildfires. The state of emergency does not have an end date because it is not known when conditions will return to normal.

Oregon State University

Oregon State University said Tuesday that the vast majority of its classes this fall will only be offered remotely.

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Benton County is warning its residents that it could be placed on a coronavirus watch list as a result of falling behind in several key public health indicators.

Benton County isn’t in the part of Oregon affected by Governor Kate Brown’s face covering mandate. But county leaders are still strongly encouraging residents to wear them anyway.

Chris Lehman / KLCC

Most Oregon counties have applied to enter Phase Two of Gov. Kate Brown’s re-opening plan.

Greg Keene / Benton County

County government offices in Benton County will re-open to the public on Tuesday, May 26.  

Greg Keene / Benton County

Small businesses in Benton County have a week to apply for a new emergency loan fund.

Benton County commissioners voted Tuesday to allow churches and other religious institutions to permit limited vehicle camping on their property.

Corvallis-Benton County Public Library

Book-lovers in the Corvallis area are once again able to check out books from the library. That’s because of a new home delivery service being offered.

Greg Keene / Benton County

Unemployment claims have spiked in Benton County, just like in much of Oregon. That’s according to a regional economist with the Oregon Employment Department.

City of Corvallis/Police Dept.

Benton County made its case to voters to create a taxing district specifically to cover 911 emergency dispatch services.  And voters overwhelmingly approved Measure 20-303 last night, with 61 percent saying “yes”.

Benton County

Officials in Benton County will ask voters this fall to create a new taxing district to pay for 911 emergency dispatch services.

Calls to 911 have more than doubled in Benton County over the past three decades, but the number of people answering those calls has increased only slightly. That’s according to a report prepared by several area police departments for the Benton County Board of Commissioners.

Corvallis to Host Homelessness Advisory Council Meeting

Jun 19, 2019
Corvallis City Club

A community meeting will be held in Corvallis next Thursday in order to decide on bylaws for a homelessness advisory council. It’s designed to assess, plan and respond to homelessness issues in Benton County.