Oregon State athletic director Scott Barnes joined me on the radio show this week to talk about the upcoming football season and the Reser Stadium remodel project.
Listen to the full interview here.
Barnes said the pandemic has not affected the $140 million project, which is expected to be completed in 2023 and improve the west side of the stadium.
“The donors who want to participate in this project are still there,” Barnes said. “None of this has changed.”
On out-of-control athletic department spending nationally:
“We have to get our head around this. It’s not sustainable. We have to find a way to manage it and to course-correct in some form or fashion… it’s something that is not sustainable.”
On potentially trying to make-up the canceled football game with Oklahoma State:
“That final decision hasn’t been made. We’ll look at all the options and make a decision based on what’s
The remains of missing environmentalist George Atiyeh were found after the Beachie Creek Fire consumed his property and the area around his home, his daughter confirmed on Facebook Friday.
Atiyeh, 72, was last seen on September 7 before the Beachie Creek Fire exploded during overnight hours in the area where his home was located.
“The Atiyeh family has received confirmation from the Marion County Sheriff’s office, that the remains found on George Atiyeh’s property, was in fact him,” Aniese Mitchell, Atiyeh’s daughter, posted on Facebook late Friday night.
Mitchell thanked friends, family and the community for their support during this time and asked that any donations made in her father’s honor be directed to Opal Creek Ancient Forest Center.
The Beachie Creek Fire began August 16 in the Opal Creek Wilderness, about 2 miles south
The renovations at the White Hall Public Library were started over the winter and wrapped up this summer, but with high covid-19 case numbers in Jefferson County, it remains closed.
The $270,000 revamp of the 8,580-square-foot library included the addition of two four-person study rooms, a lounge and four computers dedicated to teenagers, one family computer and one preschool computer.
The 24-seat conference room was given a face-lift, the old carpet was ripped up and replaced with a hard-surface floor, and new furniture was placed throughout the library.
Fred Reed of the Reed Architectural Firm of Pine Bluff was the lead architect on the White Hall renovation, while East Harding Construction of Little Rock oversaw the work.
Ellen Bauer, the head librarian, said, “I like it. We are looking forward to welcoming our patrons back … as soon as we can.”
The 41-year-old library, at 300 Anderson Ave., is part