Work begins on Riverside Drive

Knife River works on Riverside Drive Monday just west of the Portland & Western railroad track.

Safety improvements on Riverside Drive are getting closer. On Monday I saw the first construction activity that's part of Linn County's move to widen the road. Continue reading

Courtesy Corner update: It’s open

By Monday afternoon the station had been back in business for several hours.

Good news for customers of Courtesy Corner, the Shell station at the corner of Pacific Boulevard and Calapooia Street in Albany. After being closed for two months for the replacement of its underground tanks, the business reopened Monday at the crack of dawn. Continue reading

Downtown building’s roof caves in

Braces have been set up to make sure the walls don't collapse outward at the northwest corner of Second Avenue and Ferry Street.

Albany city officials are worried about the stability of a downtown historic building after its roof caved in earlier this month. The walls have been braced, and the owner is said to be working on a plan. Continue reading

A change in speed? Hard to see

Heading north on Interstate 5 on Friday morning: Where are all the trucks?

From the photos I took Wednesday afternoon and Friday morning, it's tempting to conclude that raising the speed limit for trucks by 5 miles an hour has cleared Interstate 5 of 18-wheelers. Obviously not, but still ... Continue reading

Albany’s new cop shop: Sleek

Baked for the occasion by a City Hall staffer, these delicious cookies were one highlight of  Friday's dedication.

All sharp angles and flat surfaces with clean lines -- that's the just-the-facts impression left by Albany's new $15.5 million headquarters of the city police. Continue reading

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