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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Cold storage and cold cash

Written December 13th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

You’re looking at a segment of Lochner Road in south Albany. It’s thinly paved but otherwise unimproved from this point north, and this apparently is a barrier to plans by SnoTemp, part of which you see on the left, to expand and also recruit a new fruit-processing plant. On Monday, this problem will be unloaded […]

Our weather: Better than elsewhere

Written December 12th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Why is the weather so interesting to people, especially around here? Because it is potentially dangerous, because it affects everybody, and because it can change as radically as it did the last few days.

Thinking ahead to 2064

Written December 12th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Albany now has a new time capsule that’s supposed to remain sealed — welded shut — until October 2064. What it doesn’t yet have is a place to put it until then.

Police and fire stations: Another step

Written December 11th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Next time, the Albany City Council can probably count on at least three more votes than it got the last time for a bond issue for a new police headquarters and downtown fire station. But it is hoping for a lot more than that.

Trail: May the opponents reconsider

Written December 10th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

A dozen farmers oppose construction of the Albany-Corvallis Bike Trail, and they may be able to block it. They can keep fighting a conditional use permit Benton County is seeking for the path, and if that fails they can decline to sell any needed easements. The question is whether they really want to kill a project with benefits for […]

Long live this library!

Written December 9th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Of all the things a city government must do, maintaining public parks and libraries ranks at the very top of the priority list, as far as I’m concerned. And today, a particular library has the spotlight here.

Encounter with geese, sort of

Written December 8th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Am I frightening these geese or what?

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