A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

A Millersburg ride: The tanks are history

Written April 20th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

A bike ride Saturday took me to the corner of Conser and Old Salem roads in Millersburg, where the Kinder Morgan pipeline company owns a pumping station and a former tank farm that stored petroleum products years ago. Now the tanks are gone.

Speaking of First Lake: Missing the boat

Written November 12th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Sunday was an unusually mild and pleasant November day in these parts, and the bike and I paid a visit to Simpson Park.

Millersburg: Those tanks may soon be gone

Written November 2nd, 2023 by Hasso Hering

On Oct. 25 I leaned the bike against a gate in Millersburg and wondered about the unused fuel tanks behind it. The tanks — 15 of them as shown on Google satellite view — won’t be there much longer, it turns out.

Millersburg reloading center: Still waiting

Written May 9th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Five months after Gov. Kate Brown and others celebrated the completion of the Mid Willamette Valley Intermodal Center, the Millersburg reloading center has yet to handle its first cargo.

Fix this bridge? Yes, state plans to do so

Written March 19th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

With plenty of time on your hands, you can scroll through hundreds of pages of government documents such as, for instance, the latest draft of ODOT’s “STIP” for 2024-2027. And if you do, you might find a surprise.

Linn board nixes Millersburg land application

Written March 14th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Linn County commissioners voted 2-1 this morning to reject an application by Millersburg to add a 164-acre filbert orchard to its urban growth boundary on the town’s west side.

Industry or orchard? Take a look at the site

Written March 7th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

It was a blustery day on Tuesday when I ventured out to take a look at the site the Sofidel company has in mind for a $200 million factory to make various kinds of tissue paper.

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