CoHo Orbits the Science March in Corvallis

On Science March Saturday, we rocked a work party, ate pizza at the common house, and followed up with a trip to the Corvallis Science March.  Corvallis has a population of roughly 55,000, and somewhere between 4-5,000 folks showed up for the Science March.  This made it difficult to locate the many non-CoHo friends we expected to see at […]

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Even Snails on the Path Do It!

On first glance, this cluster of snails on the path appeared to be having a meeting, convention, or a very quiet party.  However, on closer look, they were connected in pairs, making it more of a snail orgy.  My duty as a gardener probably should have been to destroy the enemy of plants, but some […]

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It’s Turkey Vulture Mating Season at CoHo!

On April 1st, while working outside and talking with a friend, I noticed two turkey vultures, wings outstretched and sunning themselves with their backs to us.  They were perched atop a snag by the garages.  As there were two, Deb wondered if they might be a pair.  I expounded on how generally unfriendly they often […]

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Hyperlocal Eating

We do our best to support local businesses and locally grown food. The First Alternative Natural Foods Co-op and Corvallis Sustainability Coalition introduced the concept of “Local 6” products to our community in 2009, those that are “grown, made or processed by a business owned and operated within the six counties touching and including Benton county.” Here […]

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CoHo Whiteout!

Corvallis is generally mild when it comes to weather, but we’ve had more than normal snowfall so far this winter.  Usually Corvallis only expects to get about 3 inches of snow annually, but we got that just today.  It’s almost a whiteout! We’ve had several recent days of ice, snow and sleet, but today it’s […]

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Bike Barn Updated To Full Service

The bike barn has gotten a make-over. The original corner work area had become disheveled. It was more of a place to put stuff. Definitely not inviting to work on bikes. Here at CoHo, we’ve got a few bicycling enthusiasts (one a former frame builder, another a bike mechanic) and lots of people who ride […]

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Green Mobile

Here at CoHo we have several sustainability features. One is a Nissan Leaf, co-owned by several residents. And this 100% electric vehicle is charged from solar energy! Oregon is a great state to have an electric vehicle because we have the highest number of DC fast charging stations in the nation! Check out the Drive […]

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Crime Spree at Whispering Winds CoHo Retreat!

The 2016 CoHo retreat was held at Camp Whispering Winds on the weekend of September 17th. There is always fun and games at the retreat (like a version of “cops & robbers”), and this year our fair city was rocked by a wave of robberies on Saturday.   Hard working LEOs turned out in force, attempting to […]

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Sightings at CoHo – Praying Mantis

We had a visitor hanging out around the mailboxes…a mantis. Looks like an African Mantis. They are supposed to like temperate and tropical climates, so either Oregon has some nice weather in mid-September or we’re experiencing abnormal climate here (what do you think about climate change?).   Not sure if this is a male or […]

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New Colors at CoHo – Before & After (Part 2)

It’s been about a month since we showed before and after pics of some buildings that were painted with new colors. The G&J Painting crew have been working hard to get more buildings done and are getting closer to completion!So here’s some more before and after pics of other buildings that have been painted:

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