Written August 5th, 2018 by Hasso Hering
Here’s what the Albany-Santiam Canal looked like through the fence at Ninth Avenue on the evening of July 31. Want to see what it looked like without the fence?
Written June 8th, 2018 by Hasso Hering
Three months ago, I looked at this mess of barbed wire on the Albany-Santiam Canal along with Jim Ketter, who had asked the city to remove it. Now Jim is gone, but the wire is still there.
Written June 4th, 2018 by Hasso Hering
The great Salem water emergency has been over since Saturday. But as usual after such an event, we have to think about it and see what we can learn.
Written May 23rd, 2018 by Hasso Hering
Jim Ketter’s request to get rid of the barbed wire along the Albany-Santiam Canal in the Monteith Historic District, and maybe even lower the fences, has gotten nowhere so far.
Written November 26th, 2015 by Hasso Hering
Last year and this, sad to say, have not been money makers for Albany Hydro. The generator had to be shut down much of the time, but it started spinning again this month. And the outlook for next year depends on whether we get a reasonable amount of mountain snow.
Written August 13th, 2015 by Hasso Hering
If we needed another reason to value and maintain the Albany-Santiam Canal, we’re seeing it now. We’re seeing it in the creeks that keep flowing through town and are keeping water in the ponds of city parks despite this summer’s drought and unusual heat.
Written June 8th, 2015 by Hasso Hering
In the so-called water war between Albany and Lebanon, water is not the issue. Money is, and even more than money, it’s bull-headedness. So Monday’s offer of a compromise from Lebanon comes as a welcome sign that finally at least one side is cooling down and talking sense.
Written June 5th, 2015 by Hasso Hering
It hasn’t come to blows yet, but it may — I’m talking figuratively, I hope — in the fight between city officials of Albany and Lebanon over the Albany-Lebanon Canal. On Friday it looked as though the dispute would reach a boiling point at Cheadle Lake, the former log pond Lebanon has turned into a park-like waterway […]
Written March 11th, 2014 by Hasso Hering
Albany is sounding tough when it comes to Lebanon and the Santiam canal. It’s one thing to start negotiations with a hard-nosed attitude. But when it comes to two neighboring towns depending on the same asset, some friendly flexibility would not come amiss. And it would sound better.
Written March 9th, 2014 by Hasso Hering
Albany and Lebanon city officials have been unable to work out a new agreement governing operations and cost- sharing on the Santiam-Albany Canal, which serves both cities. Now the Albany public works staff is asking its city council for direction, and council discussion is likely Monday afternoon.