A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Group hopes to purchase old roller rink

Written March 24th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

Because of a message someone had sent me, the bike and I stopped in front of the old Albany Skateway roller rink near the Pacific Boulevard overpass one rainy day last week.

What happened here? A fire on June 10

Written June 27th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

The hill on the south side of the Pacific Boulevard overpass bears the obvious traces of a recent fire. I could not help noticing this on Monday when I rode on the pathway between Albany Station and Swanson Park.

Pursuit and shooting: The police statement

Written January 3rd, 2023 by Hasso Hering

The Albany police on Tuesday identified the driver of the car in Monday’s pursuit and shooting incident as Steven Anthony Schmidt-Shelton, 40, of Corvallis.

Fire prevention: Overpass slope cleared of brush

Written May 27th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Part of the Pacific Boulevard overpass in Albany looks different these days: It has been cleared of most of the vegetation that made the place a fire danger in dry years, as it did last summer.

The great pigeon mystery

Written December 2nd, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Of all the light poles in and near downtown Albany, why do flocks of pigeons habitually perch on two or three of them on the northeast end of the Pacific Boulevard overpass? They seem to hang out there all the time, year in and year out, and there must be a reason, but it’s a […]

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