A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

New phase starting in riverfront project

Written February 25th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

Construction work on the Water Avenue rail line does not stop on weekends, as I could not help but notice on my regular bike route Sunday afternoon.

Lochner Road stays closed at its south end

Written February 24th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

Now is a great time to ride your bike down Lochner Road in south Albany, as I discovered Saturday. The reason is no cars.

Why gates are still closed at Bryant Park

Written February 23rd, 2024 by Hasso Hering

If you’re wondering why Albany’s Bryant Park is still closed to motor vehicles weeks after the annual flooding has subsided — and even if you’re not wondering about that — it’s because the cleanup is not complete.

Pix from a ride: Ties and crossing panels

Written February 22nd, 2024 by Hasso Hering

If you’re in Albany, go down to the riverfront and take a look at the work going on at a brisk pace along the Water Avenue railroad track.

Oregon’s neglected state park: Bowers Rock

Written February 21st, 2024 by Hasso Hering

For February, the weather was nice on Wednesday afternoon. I  used the occasion for one of my occasional visits to Bowers Rock State Park, which must rank as the most neglected of all the Oregon state parks.

The more renewables, the more we pay

Written February 20th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

One of the reasons Pacific Power gives for asking for a big price increase next year is that it wants to make “continued investments in low-cost renewable energy resources.”

At Sunrise Park, discovering a ‘wetland’

Written February 19th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

On Sunday the bike and I made a detour through Sunrise Park off Southeast Thurston Street. The visit reminded me of the flap over “wetlands” that delayed the reconstruction of this park several years ago.

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