A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

All those containers: Why they are there

Written May 24th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

So what’s the story behind all those shipping containers sitting in a cordoned-off section of the Albany Fred Meyer parking lot?

Spreading the word on bridge, road work

Written May 20th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Getting out of Corvallis on the new Van Buren Bridge should be a breeze — in about four years. That’s how long ODOT figures it will take to complete construction of the $85 million project, which is starting now.

At Albany’s Lehigh Park, changes in store

Written May 17th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

A reader in the Lehigh Neighborhood was intrigued by an online poll about changes the Albany Parks Department has in mind for the playground in the neighborhood park.

Bike bills in the legislature: Taking a look

Written May 17th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Last week I was glad to see that the road sign remembering Donald L. Stathos on this so-called “bikeway” between Medford and Jacksonville was still there. It made me wonder what this year’s session of the Oregon legislature had in store in connection with bikes.

On the centennial of a notorious crime

Written May 14th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

If you’re interested in American railroads and Oregon history, and even if you’re not, this is an important centennial year.

What’s often missing: Parking for bikes

Written May 12th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

The bike you see here was leaning against a trash can because I didn’t want to lean it against the plate glass windows. Which brings me to the topic for today…

Left in the dust: old Thurston Canal

Written May 11th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Hardly any water flows in the little ditch known as the Thurston Street Canal or “Thurston Creek” in the best of times. On Sunday I was surprised to see that one section had gone completely dry.

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