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DALLAS — A Dallas woman was injured after being ejected from her car in a single-vehicle crash on Kings Valley Highway west of Dallas Sunday a…

It’s somewhat strange to feel relieved at reading in the daily logs from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office that deputies found someone passed out behind the wheel of a vehicle.

POLK COUNTY — Local results from the May 20 vote-by-mail primary election in Polk County will be available Tuesday night via three sources:    • Log on to the Polk County Clerk’s website,, for up-to-the-minute results, with the first numbers posted just after 8 p.m.    • The Itemizer-Observer newspaper will post election results on its Facebook ( and Twitter ( pages just after 8 p.m.    

POLK COUNTY -- Oregon Department of Transportation crews made short work of clearing trees Wednesday, Nov. 23, that fell in the roadway along the Van Duzer Corridor during last week's series of storms.

POLK COUNTY -- Local residents have a chance to lend a hand on a restoration project on Ash Creek's North Fork planned for this summer.

KINGS VALLEY -- Matt North of Monmouth and his teammate, Juliette Sprague of Philomath, teetered across giant Douglas fir logs to get to the other side of Plunkett Creek.