A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Working on the railroad at Davidson Street

Written June 22nd, 2024 by Hasso Hering

On one of my bike routes through old Albany’s east end, men were working Saturday at the Davidson Street grade crossing on the Water Avenue rail line.

‘Community solar’ catching rays off Hwy. 20

Written June 21st, 2024 by Hasso Hering

Drivers on Highway 20 east of Albany have noticed the pilings for photovoltaic solar panels going in near the corner of Cox Creek Lane.

About new fencing on Santiam Canal

Written June 20th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

A line of new fence posts drew my attention this week along a section of the Albany-Santiam Canal. It brought to mind the stories I did six years ago about this very spot.

The algae mystery: Swan vs. Waverly Lake

Written June 19th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

This needs an explanation: How come Albany’s Waverly Lake is once again sporting unsightly rafts of algae while the Swan Lakes, just upstream on Cox Creek, appear to be completely clear?

Interlude at a small railroad crossing

Written June 19th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

It’s rare that the Burkhart Street bike and pedestrian railroad crossing in Albany is blocked by a stationary train, but on Wednesday afternoon it was.

Why there’s debris in highway bike lanes

Written June 18th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

“As a fellow cyclist,” Albany resident Travis Remington asked me, “how do feel about the upkeep of the main bike lanes through Albany?”

Albany panel rejects 7-townhouse appeal

Written June 17th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

A subdivision for seven proposed townhouses off Gibson Hill Road in North Albany meets requirements in the city development code, so the Albany Planning Commission Monday affirmed its approval by the planning staff, rejecting an appeal.

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