HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Old churches: So what about Palestine?

Written October 14th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

News about the effort to move and save Albany’s Cumberland Church prompted a reader to wonder what’s going on with the North Palestine Church, which was towed to Adair Village 10 years ago. The short answer is that it still sits where it was put, just south of the old officers’ club of Camp Adair, awaiting […]


Mounds of chips won’t be wasted

Written October 1st, 2019 by Hasso Hering

On a ride up and down the hills of North Albany on Monday, I detoured into North Albany County Park to see how the cleanup was going after the recent logging there.


North Albany Park: Dying firs to be cut

Written August 31st, 2019 by Hasso Hering

Douglas firs have been dying throughout the Willamette Valley, and North Albany County Park is no exception. So in September, a contractor for Benton County is scheduled to cut down 50 to 60 of the ailing trees in the park.


New trail nearly done in North Albany

Written October 11th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

  Benton County is nearly finished building a new trail through about 10 acres of woodlands at the southwest corner of Valley View Drive and Crocker Lane in North Albany.


N.A. Park poised for upgrades

Written November 13th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

Visitors at North Albany County Park may start seeing changes in the next few years based on a new master plan. Developed over the last couple of years with lots of outreach to and input from the people in surrounding neighborhoods, the plan goes to the Benton County Board of Commissioners for approval in December.


Benton has plan for N. Albany Park

Written April 7th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

Benton County has completed a conceptual master plan for North Albany County Park, where more than a hundred “hazard trees” weakened by drought and bugs were removed last year. Friday’s windstorm felled a few more, laying them across a house near the entrance to the park.


NA Park: New concepts unveiled

Written October 13th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

The good news is that the boat remains. The bad news in the planning for upgrading North Albany County Park? Well, as near as I can see, there isn’t any bad news in the concepts unveiled during a community meeting Thursday night.


 
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