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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

City poised to lower restriping fee

Written November 6th, 2012 by

Did you know that if you have a parking lot in the city of Albany and want to repaint the stripes, you have to have a city permit? Some businesses and striping contractors apparently didn’t know this either, and they don’t like it, the city council learned Monday. The fees for a parking lot restriping […]


From the Benton sheriff’s log

Written November 5th, 2012 by

Driving across the Coast Range on the Alsea Highway? Or hunting at E.E. Wilson, the wildlife area northwest of Albany? The following two items might be of interest. I found them in the Benton County sheriff’s log. On Oct. 26, Benton deputies helped a man who was walking along the road trying to flag down […]

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Remember Dave Clark

Written November 5th, 2012 by

It was a little more than 10 years ago that death overtook Dave Clark, the city of Albany’s parks and recreation director for 27 years. We in the Albany area still benefit from his vision and his drive to get things done. Largely because of his ideas and plans and tireless work, we now can […]

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Edgewater Village, still waiting

Written November 3rd, 2012 by
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Those pesky parking fees

Written November 2nd, 2012 by

For almost a year now, if you visited the E.E. Wilson Wildlife Area northwest of Albany, you were supposed to display a parking permit. The permit would have cost you seven dollars. Or you could have bought one good for the whole year, and then the price would have been 22 dollars. But if you […]

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Canal work update

Written November 2nd, 2012 by

The latest on the work to clean out Albany’s Santiam Canal from the Union Pacific tracks to Seventh Avenue, a $384,000 project being done by Richard Phillips Marine Inc. of Boring under contract with the city: This is what it looked like just downstream from Ninth Avenue on Thursday night. Most of the flow goes […]

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If disaster strikes

Written November 1st, 2012 by

The aftermath of Sandy, the big storm on the East Coast, reminds us all that we ought to be better prepared, even here in the tranquil mid-valley, where severe weather is very rare indeed.Our last really big wind storm was 50 years ago, and though it was bad, it was nothing like what hit the […]


 
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