A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Benton’s N.A. Park: What about upgrade?

Written December 3rd, 2023 by Hasso Hering

On my way somewhere else on Sunday, I made a detour to North Albany County Park to see if any of the upgrades planned in 2017 had been done.

On rural Scenic Drive, there’s a new limit

Written October 27th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

If you’ve driven (or ridden a bike) on Scenic Drive in North Albany lately, you’ve seen the new 45 mph speed signs. They’ve been up a couple of weeks.

Back in the news: NA voltage regulators

Written August 23rd, 2023 by Hasso Hering

When Pacific Power wanted to install three voltage regulators on North Albany Road in 2019, then Mayor Sharon Konopa objected to the installation’s appearance. Now there’s another issue: They don’t work.

Still trying to make sense of this sign

Written July 25th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

This sign first caught my attention nine years ago, in July 2014. It didn’t make sense then or when I saw it again in 2016. It was still there on the second of this month, making no more sense than before.

Council rejects gate on public right of way

Written July 13th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Property owners asked the city of Albany for a “license to occupy” public property so they could close a gate on an unimproved section of Dover Lane in North Albany. On Wednesday the city council said no.

A short explanation of work on Gibson Hill

Written May 18th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

What are they doing on Gibson Hill Road, somebody asked yesterday. The short answer is they’re working on the power lines.

Seeing red: Take a look at W. Thornton Lake

Written March 18th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Glancing left while crossing the bridge on North Albany Road, it was hard to miss the unusual appearance of a large part of West Thornton Lake on Friday night.

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