HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

A few seconds with a humble bumblebee

Written May 3rd, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Somewhere I had read that like other pollinators, bumblebees were in decline. So I was glad to see one working these rhododendron bushes on Monday afternoon.

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On Wells Fargo site, a setback for CARA

Written April 21st, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Hopes of rebuilding the former Wells Fargo Bank branch in downtown Albany by adding three floors of apartments have been dashed by the rising cost of construction.


Timber Lake has a job; it’s flood control

Written April 4th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

A reader had heard from a friend who fishes the lake in Albany’s Timber Linn Park that the water level was down several feet and the city had lowered it by taking out the dam. How come?

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A new playground for Henderson Park

Written March 20th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Albany’s Henderson Park was built on property donated to the city in 1936. Now part of it — the playground but not the tennis court — is expected to get a whole new look.

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A little harbor on the river? Not likely

Written March 1st, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Nature, or more specifically the Willamette River, has created something like a natural little harbor on the Albany riverfront. But we’re not going to make use of it.


Albany-Corvallis Bikeway: Don’t call it that

Written December 27th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Thick snow on the ground makes a bike ride inadvisable, so instead let’s check into developments on the long-planned Albany-Corvallis Bikeway. And there are some.

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Out on Riverside Drive, there’s this

Written December 16th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Out on Riverside Drive, about half a mile from Oakville Road, this is what you see: Three great big stacks of stuff covered with tarps to protect them from the winter rain.


 
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