HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Queen & Geary: The numbers

Written January 30th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

If you want to waste four minutes of your life, check the video of this intersection, the only one in Albany where cameras watch for drivers running the yellow or red lights. You’ll see no violations during this short span, but during all of last year the cameras sprang to life more than 6,000 times.

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Red-light violations: Let’s check

Written January 25th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Why am I sitting in my truck in the rain, watching the intersection of Queen and Geary from the parking lot of the Geary Street Clinic?  I’m trying to time the yellow signal light because the subject came up before the city council this week.


Sundays at Hackleman: Pickleball

Written October 15th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

My leisurely bike tour of Albany neighborhoods Sunday afternoon took me past Hackleman Park, where I spent a few minutes watching people playing pickleball. If you thought this was a sedate pastime for geezers, think again.


Albany Hydro restart is delayed

Written October 13th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

The water you see rushing down the end of the Albany Santiam Canal on Friday is not, obviously, going through the turbine of Albany Hydro. The hydropower generator has been shut down since June, which is normal, but its restart this fall has been delayed.


An update on Courtesy Corner

Written October 9th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

As you can see and hear if you click on the few seconds of video above, work has resumed at the Courtesy Corner Shell station in Albany after having temporarily ground to a halt.


Takena Landing to get new dock

Written August 11th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

To the casual observer the wooden floating dock at Albany’s Takena Landing doesn’t look as though it’s in bad shape. But it’s going to be replaced next spring, and the new one will have a fiberglass deck.


A tree comes down in Albany

Written July 8th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

Tooling around downtown Albany on a bike can sometimes take you to an interesting sight, such as the regrettable end of a big old tree.


A big day for the Waverly Duck

Written June 29th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

That was quite a celebration, the launching Thursday of Albany’s Waverly Duck in the pond for which it was named.

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Bowers Rock: County is trying

Written May 20th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

Sunshine and dry weather meant it was time for my annual visit to Bowers Rock State Park. The park is a good place to see natural open space along the Willamette River. And it’s still hard to get to because there’s no easy place to park and the only access road tries to keep the public out.


Swanson paths: City applies rules

Written May 1st, 2017 by Hasso Hering

The walking and bike paths connecting Albany Station to Swanson Park now are part of the Albany park system, and that means park rules against drinking and drug use, among other things, apply.


 
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