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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Albany’s northeast corner: Taking a look

Written January 16th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Unless you live there, the new neighborhoods in northeast Albany are kind of out of the way, being on the “other side” of I-5. The bike took me there on Thursday just to take a look.


Linn County considers adding courthouse wing

Written January 8th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

This is the east side of the Linn County Courthouse, and county officials are proposing to expand this side with a new wing to provide more space and better security for the state courts.

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Turning & churning: Albany hydro resumes

Written December 28th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

This is how you can tell that the Albany hydropower generator is turning again after the long dry summer and fall: The Calapooia River is churning where the water enters the river after falling through the turbine.

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Clearing the Bowman Park ramp of debris

Written December 13th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

When you think of all the things the Albany Parks Department has to do, vacuuming the boat ramps on the Willamette River probably doesn’t immediatetely spring to mind. And yet, it appears to be one of the items on the lost of autumn chores.

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Santiam Canal: The problem of the current

Written October 7th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

Readers of this site may be aware of my fascination with the Albany-Santiam Canal. The other day I wondered whether in some segments this waterway might be suitable for a little boating, and upon reflection the answer is no, it’s not.

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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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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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