A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

What a pile of fentanyl pills looks like

Written February 29th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

The news in Oregon has been full of reports on the fatal dangers of the illegal use of fentanyl, but I had never seen a picture of what a fentanyl pill looks like.

In a rest stop contest, the Indians win

Written September 24th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

For more than a decade now, travelers on I-5 have enjoyed the convenience of a large and well kept rest stop at Exit 99 in Canyonville. For that we can thank the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians.

Food carts coming near I-5 off-ramp

Written August 26th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

A reader noticed construction activity right next to the southbound Albany freeway off-ramp that feeds into Airport Road.

What’s up with ex-restaurant? Let’s see

Written February 27th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Now and then, people in Albany wonder what’s going on with the former restaurant at 3225 Santiam Hwy. S.E., especially now that access to the parking lot is barred by a chain link fence.

East Albany Plan: It’s complicated

Written October 25th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Driving back to central Albany from east of I-5 might be more complicated in decades to come if one proposal for road system changes is carried out.

Think of all that fuel going to waste

Written July 8th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

The first thing that comes to mind when you see a massive traffic jam is how much fuel is being wasted here.

Flags above the freeway in spite of ODOT

Written April 1st, 2022 by Hasso Hering

On a drive from Albany to southern Oregon and back, you can’t help but notice U.S. flags tied to the fences on lots of the overpasses across I-5. The only thing I know about this is that ODOT is not pleased.

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