A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley
They’ve installed bike racks at The Banks, the 120-unit apartment complex under construction on the Willamette River near Bowman Park in Albany. So things are looking up.
The Albany City Council missed a chance last week to let people learn about the new contract between the city and the union representing most of the employees in the police department.
This llama and his master — he seemed more like his friend — are frequent visitors to Albany. But Saturday I met them for the first time.
That’s the kind of cockeyed photo of a highway feature you get when you try to photograph it at 45 miles an hour, holding a little camcorder out the sunroof without being able to see the viewfinder.
The Albany City Council is getting ready to sell a one-acre lot off the Water Avenue railroad track, a parcel the city managed to get for nothing in 2013.
So this is what the new fitness court in Albany looks like. I’ve written about it several times, and on Thursday I took a look at the completed thing.
With nothing more urgent on my plate, I stopped on the Albany riverfront Tuesday evening to look around. What I saw was nothing sensational or new, but it prompted me to say: