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Springtime at E.E. Wilson

Written March 27th, 2013 by

A quick visit to the E.E. Wilson Wildlife Area northwest of Albany on a pleasant spring day in March. The area’s paved and gravel roads without motor traffic make it an ideal place for an outing on your bike.


City news: Take a look at NA Road project

Written March 23rd, 2013 by

Commuting on North Albany Road may become easier after 2014, when the city of Albany plans to widen the section from Quarry Road south to the railroad tracks. The project, estimated to cost $2.98 million, calls for, among other things, sidewalks, a center turn lane, raising the bridge across Thornton Lake by two feet, building a separate pedestrian […]


No gun grabbers these

Written March 22nd, 2013 by

It took a while — a month, actually — but Congressman Kurt Schrader has given me a response to questions about what kind of gun control measures he would support. In short, he seems to agree with Congressman Peter DeFazio, who said in a letter in February he doubted the U.S. House would consider bans on […]


Next Albany chief may be local

Written March 19th, 2013 by

If the other two candidates for Albany police chief are as good as Dan Hendrickson, the city will be in good shape no matter which of the three finalists eventually gets the job. Albany announced the finalists Monday. Hendricksen is a captain with the Corvallis police department. He has led National Guard troops from Oregon […]


Sportsman’s Warehouse eyes Albany

Written February 24th, 2013 by

Albany city planning officials have met with developers for Sportsman’s Warehouse, a nationwide sporting goods chain that has its eyes on space in the Albertsons shopping plaza off Waverly Drive. The planning department says no land use applications have yet been submitted, but the city has pending building permit requests for interior relocation and remodeling […]


The gun issue: DeFazio responds

Written February 21st, 2013 by

Our two mid-valley congressmen responded very differently on an issue of current concern. I asked Reps. Kurt Schrader in the 5th District and Peter DeFazio of the 4th what they thought of the current gun control proposals. I sent each one an email via the contact addresses provided on their congressional websites. Schrader’s office replied, […]


Site being prepared in North Albany

Written February 15th, 2013 by

Work has started to prepare a site for a proposed apartment development in North Albany between the western end of Hickory Street and the Albany-Corvallis Highway (Highway 20). The city planning department says it has issued a fill permit for the site. Developers have had a pre-application meeting with the department about what officials expect […]


 
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