A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Why are turkeys here? For safety, man!

Written September 21st, 2019 by Hasso Hering

It’s not clear why wild turkeys have gathered this summer in a sector of West Albany, but we can guess. Maybe they have figured out where it’s safe for them to settle in for the winter and spring.

Removal of Takena gravel bar under way

Written September 19th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

The work to get rid of a big gravel bar at Albany’s Takena Landing boat ramp on the Willamette River was going on this morning, as you can see in the video.

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Cyclists acting badly: A councilor complains

Written September 19th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

 Every now and then, somebody on the Albany City Council will wonder out loud if anything can be done about bicyclists ignoring the traffic laws or otherwise acting stupid. It happened again last week.

North Albany Park logging irks some

Written September 18th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

Even though it was announced in advance, the extent of logging in Benton County’s North Albany Park surprised and irritated some people.

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Whom we should thank for new schools

Written September 18th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

Nice thought, that banner outside the new Oak Grove School in North Albany, but are they thanking the right people?

Albany asks ODOT to allow sculpture

Written September 15th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

Whatever happened to the idea of public art in the shape of giant metal wildflowers sprouting near the Lyon Street entrance to downtown Albany? The $80,000 project was in the news last year, and now it’s up to ODOT to decide whether to permit it in the intended spot.

Lift parking limits near West? Council says no

Written September 13th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

Because of all the construction at West Albany High, students driving to school this year are having more trouble than usual finding a place to park. A proposal to help them by temporarily suspending parking limits in the neighborhood north of the school found no favor with the city council this week.

Making it official: Sprenger runs for Linn job

Written September 12th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

You may have read it here first, back on June 14. Today it became official, and that’s why all those people were waiting on the Linn County Courthouse steps in Albany this afternoon.

Next year, state to charge for waterway access

Written September 12th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

Starting in August 2020, Oregon will start charging a permit fee to get out on the water in motorless boats of 10 feet or longer, such as canoes and drift boats.

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A safer way to reach the new Oak Grove

Written September 10th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

One of these days children will be able to walk or ride their bikes on a wide multi-use path to get to the new Oak Grove School in North Albany. But not yet.

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