On Day Five of Oregon’s partial corona shutdown, the mid-valley weather made outdoor recreation less inviting, Albany Mayor Sharon Konopa indefinitely extended the city’s state of emergency, and the city announced that the council will be asked to consider a loan program to help local businesses until federal aid arrives.
In the middle of August, a prodigious algae bloom had turned part of Albany’s Waverly Lake into a slimy mess, and a citizen asked the city council to do something about it. By Friday, that problem had largely taken care of itself.
Thick gobs of algae in the water and sections of the banks overgrown with berry vines — these are among the reasons why Waverly Lake is no longer a great spot for angling, the Albany City Council has been told, and something should be done.
Pedaling past Waverly Lake on Saturday, I was glad to see that in this time of turmoil and change, one Albany tradition is being kept alive this summer. The paddle boats are out there again, and have been since the last week of June. The paddle craft have been available for rent on the pond for the last […]