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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

No big deal: Noted on the riverfront

Written May 7th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Some days there is nothing to see on my riverfront beat. But sometimes there is, even if it’s nothing big. Three items caught my attention Monday afternoon.


Boating news, and Millersburg fire deal

Written April 25th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

In other riverfront news, Albany-area boaters are still waiting for the new floating dock at Takena Landing, but the ramp at Bowman Park is once again clear of woody debris and OK for putting boats in and taking them out.


Not your usual flotsam and jetsam

Written April 18th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

The riverfront is my beat, and Wednesday it offered an unusual sight: The hull of a derelict speedboat loaded with a collection of old tires and a toilet complete with its tank.


CARA told of River View project

Written January 17th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

A former industrial site overlooking the Willamette River east of Bowman Park is destined to become a housing complex. But it may be up to CARA, Albany’s urban renewal agency, whether it’s a standard apartment setup or a more ambitious design.


On a slow day, watch the river rise

Written April 28th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

Patrolling my riverfront beat on Friday afternoon on the bike, I could not help but notice that the Willamette had risen rather sharply over the last few days. Looks like the Corps upped its releases from the upstream dams.


On the riverfront, a new convenience

Written June 22nd, 2016 by Hasso Hering

For a few weeks now, Albany’s Bowman Park has sported a fine new restroom, but it hasn’t been ready for use. Completing it has taken longer than expected, but the wait may be over now.


Bowman ramp made useful again

Written April 6th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

From the riverfront beat, good news for Willamette River boaters who like to use the ramp at Bowman Park.


On the Willamette on a warm day

Written July 19th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

The level of the Willamette River is unusually low, as everyone knows, but it’s still a great place for getting out on the water on a warm Sunday afternoon.


On the riverfront: Site for sale

Written March 27th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

The riverfront is my beat, as I may have mentioned from time to time, and the other day I could not help but notice that plans for an “upper-scale” apartment complex near Bowman Park seem to have fallen through. The vacant property of nearly 6 acres at 595 Geary St. N.E. is for sale.


On the riverfront beat: Site cleared

Written May 8th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

The riverfront is my beat, and Wednesday I noticed activity on the former Permawood property on the east side of Geary Street across from Bowman Park. So, are the owners of that parcel going ahead with their long-standing plans for an apartment complex? Not yet, apparently.


 
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