Communities No detour around jack-knifed semi blocking highway
IDANHA, Ore. - A jack-knifed semi truck was blocking Oregon Highway 22 as of 5 p.m. Thursday between Detroit and Santiam Junction, east of Idanha.

The Oregon Department of Transportation said a tow truck is en route but that there is no detour.
Communities Truck crash disrupts I-5 Truck crash disrupts I-5
A trucker choked eating some chicken and passed out, allowing his truck to crash on Interstate 5 south of Albany on Wednesday -- the second semi truck crash between Eugene and Albany of the day.
Communities Want to buy a library in Lebanon, Ore.?
Press release

The City of Lebanon, acting through its City Council, is requesting expressions of interest for the former Lebanon Public Library property, 626 Second Street, Lebanon, Oregon.
Communities News from the Albany School District
Press release


The School Board, at its January 11 meeting, identified additional projects to enhance student and staff safety.
Communities 'Bomb' bear will go to a good cause 'Bomb' bear will go to a good cause
Press release from Oregon State Police

What appears to be the good intentions of someone to donate a teddy bear to Oregon State Police (OSP) unfortunately led to a brief closure of the OSP Albany office Monday morning.
Communities Quartets offering 'Singing Valentines'
From the KVAL Community Calendar

The Greater Eugene Chorus of Sweet Adelines International will have quartets from the Eugene/Springfield, Junction City, Cottage Grove, and Albany/Corvallis areas delivering "Singing Valentines.
Communities Russian jewelry designer shows miniature eggs at Albany jeweler Russian jewelry designer shows miniature eggs at Albany jeweler
Press release

Ilya Abelsky, noted Russian jewelry designer and creator of a 800-piece collection of miniature jeweled eggs that carry's on the tradition of the heralded 19th century Carl Faberge, jeweler of the Russian Imperial family - will exhibit his hand crafted miniatures here in a special, three-day exhibition at Sid Stevens Jewelers here in Albany, February 8-10
Communities Scouts celebrate centennial at Klondike Derby Feb. 19-21
Press release

Scouts will be marking the passing of 100 years of Scouting with a special challenge in winter camping in the snow in the Cascade Mountains. Scouts from around Linn County, North Albany and Jefferson will be camping the weekend of February 19-21, at Big Springs Snow Park on Hwy.