HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Why Gibson Hill signals are still dark

Written November 19th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

There is a reason why the new traffic signals at Crocker Lane and Gibson Hill Road in North Albany aren’t working even though the installation looks finished. And you won’t be surprised that the blame, like for everything else, falls on Covid-19.


A stand of timber outside Albany: Gone

Written December 5th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

“Have you been out Palestine Road lately?” Brenda Stevens Herbst asked on Facebook Wednesday. “Logging like crazy. Wonder what’s going on.” I went to take a look on Thursday afternoon, and the photo shows the result.


The Answer Man on Crocker Lane

Written October 3rd, 2017 by Hasso Hering

On Sept. 25 a reader wondered when the street construction on Crocker Lane in North Albany would be finished. It took me a week to remember to ask Albany Public Works, but today I finally did.


New hearing date in zoning fight

Written July 5th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

If you thought that a North Albany rezoning request would fade away in the face of strong neighborhood opposition, forget it. At least it hasn’t yet.


Gibson Hill roundabout less likely

Written May 11th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

A plan to build a big roundabout at Gibson Hill Road and Crocker Lane in North Albany has lost a supporter on the city council, and a majority now would like to see a less expensive solution.


A conversion that didn’t take

Written March 23rd, 2016 by Hasso Hering

As a quaint reminder of lost causes, it’s hard to beat this mile marker on North Albany’s Oak Grove Drive. After all, it’s a kilometer marker too.


N. Albany med complex growing

Written November 3rd, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Soon it won’t be an overstatement to refer to the Hickory Street Health Care Complex in North Albany. Already the address of a branch of the Corvallis Clinic, a Samaritan medical building, and a Fresenius dialysis center under construction, the street will soon have two more Samaritan Health Services buildings.


 
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