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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

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.


$25 million for Millersburg project

Written July 6th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

Andy Olson has followed through on his idea of trying to make use of the Millersburg site where the International Paper company demolished the Albany Paper Mill. The transportation bill he helped write includes an allocation of $25 million for a “Mid-Willamette Valley Transmodal Facility.”


Samaritan has eye on Millersburg

Written April 15th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

Samaritan Health Services may be cutting back on expenses, but it’s also looking to the future, and it sees part of that future in Millersburg. That’s according to a proposed three-way property-and-road agreement between the city of Millersburg, Samaritan and Linn County.


ODOT appeals M’burg truck stop

Written January 28th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

The proposed Love’s truck stop in Millersburg may not be a done deal just yet as the city planning commission’s approval of the project has been appealed.


Water Gardens: Talking again

Written April 28th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

  Albany’s Talking Water Gardens once again has plenty of water after being almost drained over the past few weeks to help get new plants established in the shallow ponds. The plant cover has been an issue, because without it these constructed wetlands can’t meet their intended purpose of reducing the temperature of water being discharged […]


One small symbol of decay

Written March 20th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

For 11 years now, this bridge on Albany’s Cox Creek has been restricted to one lane, with concrete barriers and piles of gravel closing half of it. It looks like a permanent symbol of our crumbling infrastructure, which in itself may be a sign that our civilization is slowly falling apart.


Millersburg update: In court already

Written July 24th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

When Millersburg voters decide whether to authorize their city of 1,500 to borrow $40 million, chances are they’ll face a question more pointed than the one the city council approved on July 14.


Take a last look at this ‘tunnel’

Written June 22nd, 2015 by Hasso Hering

This is another mid-valley sight that’s about to disappear along with what’s left of the Albany Paper Mill. It’s the overhead tunnel on Old Salem Road that used to hold a massive array of piping and other gear connecting a cogeneration plant on the west side with the mill proper on the other side of […]


 
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