With summer officially here, it is time to remember to be safe while you recreate and celebrate. Climbing temperatures make rivers and streams look enticing, but remember water may be colder than you expect, and hidden dangers such as logs may lurk just beneath the surface. Always wear a life preserver when recreating on or near the water. Even proficient swimmers sometimes struggle with the cold and current.
June 15 Editorial
We’ve joined forces with the Mid-Valley Emergency Communications Collaborative to encourage Polk County residents to be among the best prepared in the state in case of emergency.
Editorial for May 25
Thursday afternoon, city managers led an impromptu meeting with concerned citizens about water rates in the city of Independence.
Here we go again. Polk County has joined with other O&C counties to sue the government for more money, alleging mismanagement of timber plans.
The Polk County Budget Committee has approved $40,000 to hire a veterans service officer to exclusively focus on helping local veterans.
In a blink of an eye, I went from zero to 42 years in a career I have loved, from news reporter to publisher of my hometown newspaper.
Kids in fourth grade will have a couple years to get used to it, but by the time they enter middle school, new physical education requirements will ask them to be active for at least 45 minutes a day, Monday through Friday.
What a weekend in Monmouth, as thousands of fans and student-athletes gathered for the NCAA Division II men’s basketball West Regional at Western Oregon University.
Don’t let the gloomy weather get you down. There are plenty of things to be bright about in Polk County.
The Mid-Valley AgFest and Polk County Home and Garden Show proved to be a smashing success last weekend — and perhaps for a bigger reason than you might expect.
Friday night Dallas showcased the individuals and businesses who worked to make the city a better place to live, work and play over the last year.
The Oregon State Legislature is meeting for its short session shenanigans, 35 days in even-numbered years.
The board of directors of Monmouth Independence Networks (Minet) decided Thursday to indefinitely table an idea of the telecommunications company providing free WiFi access to residents and visitors of both cities in exchange for possible debt relief from the two cities.