A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Linn County rents space for Veterans Services

Written November 1st, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Linn County is expanding its services to part of a downtown Albany building that, until a few years ago, housed Mark Thomas Motors.

Linn County may buy riverside Wheelhouse

Written October 17th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

For years the Linn County commissioners have been trying to find more space in Albany for county government functions. Now they have their eyes on the Wheelhouse, the four-story office building overlooking the Willamette River.

Linn County drops plan to buy Albany church

Written September 21st, 2023 by Hasso Hering

In July the Linn County Board of Commissioners voted 2-1 to buy the First Evangelical Church property in Albany’s Willamette Neighorhood. Today I learned that the county has changed its mind and the purchase is off.

Visualize this church as a county building

Written July 27th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

On a fine afternoon last month, I stopped the bike in front of the First Evangelical Church in Albany to take a photo. I wondered whatever happened to the congregation’s plan to sell the church, which I had reported in March 2022. Turns out those plans have borne fruit.

Solar power plant proposed in South Linn

Written July 20th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

A worldwide company is proposing to build a solar energy farm covering 2.5 square miles in south Linn County. I’m surprised there hasn’t been more news coverage of what would be the first new power plant in these parts. So let me give it a try.

From an idea to now: Intermodal center ready

Written November 16th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

It was in February 2017 when I got wind of a plan to turn the vacant former paper mill property in Millersburg into a reloading center to connect Willamette Valley shippers with the rest of the world. It sounded far-fetched at the time, but on Wednesday I got a chance to take a look at […]

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.

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