HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Albany Hydro: Hoping for better

Written November 26th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Last year and this, sad to say, have not been money makers for Albany Hydro. The generator had to be shut down much of the time, but it started spinning again this month. And the outlook for next year depends on whether we get a reasonable amount of mountain snow.


Santiam Canal: Where dollars flow

Written September 1st, 2014 by Hasso Hering

A boat, they say, is mostly a hole in the water into which to pour money. At times the Santiam Canal must seem like that to the city of Albany.


Canal issues test Albany, Lebanon

Written March 9th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Albany and Lebanon city officials have been unable to work out a new agreement governing operations and cost- sharing on the Santiam-Albany Canal, which serves both cities. Now the Albany public works staff is askingĀ its city council for direction, andĀ council discussion is likely Monday afternoon.


 
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