HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Hoping for a park bridge, some day

Written June 28th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

There are practical reasons why a footbridge across the Calapooia River between Monteith and Bryant parks has not been rebuilt, but the idea of summertime link between these popular parks is still a good idea.


Where the water rates a ‘fair’

Written July 6th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

It’s not exactly Zuma Beach, let alone the French Riviera, but as an occasional swimming hole this spot on the Calapooia River upstream of the Queen Avenue bridge has its uses during the mid-valley summer. At least for a few people, as in this shot from June 30.


River’s rise stops Albany hydro

Written December 16th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Trying to make money from its small hydropower generator, the city of Albany can’t seem to catch a break. Much of last year there was too little water to run the turbine, and now there is too much.


It was just a trickle

Written December 25th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

The sign on Bryant Way was right on Christmas Eve, but just barely.


Solving a winter debris problem

Written September 4th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

No, that’s not a new road down to the Calapooia River that the Linn County Road Department is building here. It’s a project to build up a well-compacted area where Pacific Power can set new poles.


Down by the Calapooia’s side

Written July 17th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

While the world goes to hell — in Gaza, Ukraine, Iraq, Nigeria and who knows where else — let us busy ourselves with something quite local, mundane and above all peaceful: What’s the meaning of all that logging and earth-moving on the banks of the Calapooia at Queen Avenue?


Bike route still blocked? Nope

Written February 21st, 2014 by Hasso Hering

(Please find the update below). This is getting a little old. I keep thinking that the “Road Closed” signs on both ends of Bryant Drive and Bryant Way outside of Albany may be outdated. But no, they’re not.


Road’s not dry, yet

Written February 19th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

As you can see, Bryant Way outside of Albany was still closed on Wednesday afternoon. But the flooding covered only one section of the road instead of two on Monday.


The message is clear…

Written February 16th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

In case the closed gates on Bryant Way outside of Albany don’t do the trick, the Linn County Road Department has emphasized the message with a sign that could not be clearer.


Watching the water rise, slowly

Written February 13th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

If you have nothing else to do around Albany, you can watch the water rise, ever so slowly, at the lowest point of Bryant Way just outside the city limits. I was on a bike ride Thursday afternoon when I noticed that the water in this flood channel of the Calapooia River seemed to be about […]


 
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