HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

A brief respite from the news of war

Written April 11th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

On a blustery recent Sunday, we ventured into the hinterlands of Linn County. This was one the the places where we stopped.


A marker for a time long, long ago

Written April 3rd, 2022 by Hasso Hering

On a Sunday drive through the countryside of Linn County, Kathy and I came across this historical marker behind the railroad track about three miles west of Scio, where Gilkey and Goar roads meet.


A bridge district, with Benton this time?

Written February 6th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

North Albany property owners might be interested in Oregon House Bill 2887. It would allow the formation of a taxing district to build a new bridge in the Salem region. And Benton County property owners would help pay.


Population update: Fodder for a story

Written November 25th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

The people at Portland State University came out with their annual population estimates the other day.  If the report conceals startling news about Albany and other mid-valley towns, I don’t see it. But the new numbers provide fodder for a story nevertheless.


First the corona, and then an election

Written April 4th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

As if the coronavirus panic was not bad enough, there’s an election right around the corner. But nobody around here has paid it much attention so far.


Open all the way: Hwy. 34 bikeway

Written November 12th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Finally, the Highway 34 bikeway in Linn County is finished and open to traffic. It allows cyclists to make a convenient and relatively safe round trip from Albany to Corvallis, though when I tried it out Thursday afternoon, mine was the only bike I saw all along the roughly 25 miles of the route.


Albany accepts Linn offer for station, armory

Written October 28th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

That was quick! The Albany City Council Wednesday voted unanimously to accept an offer by Linn County to buy the city’s police station on Jackson Street as well as the city-owned property where the Oregon National Guard has its armory.


 
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