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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.