HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

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.


That sad little bridge, still in need of repair

Written June 9th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

The country seems to be intent on self-destruction, so maybe this little bridge in Albany is a fitting symbol of our habit of letting things go till they get out of hand.


Taking a look at Love’s in Millersburg

Written August 22nd, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Love’s Travel Stop  in Millersburg has been open for a week, and I finally made my way there to take a look.

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Checking in on Millersburg Love’s

Written June 24th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Wondering how things were coming along at the new Love’s Travel Stop and Country Store, I took a ride out to Millersburg on Saturday.


Good progress on Truax Creek Bridge

Written April 7th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

The good news is that traffic delays because of bridge construction on Old Salem Road in Millersburg will end sooner than expected.


Truck stop update: Slow going

Written December 9th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

Building the planned Love’s Travel Center in Millersburg is taking longer than anticipated. That’s the word I got when I checked with City Hall this week after taking a look at the site on Old Salem Road.


A neglected lake near Albany

Written September 2nd, 2017 by Hasso Hering

To get to the Simpson Park Trail, you pass what is advertised as the boater access on First Lake. But the conditions are such that there’s no great rush of boaters at this neglected Albany lake.


 
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