A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Trimming trees to preserve the view

Written May 26th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

Let’s catch up with the loose ends left by the May 14 story about trimming the small trees and bushes on the Willamette riverbank in front of Linn County’s Wheelhouse Building.

Linn County and the Wheelhouse trees

Written May 14th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

It was Linn County that caused about two dozen bushes and small riverbank trees on the Willamette to be cut down last week.

Why saw off the tops of riverbank trees?

Written May 13th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

A week ago, I was out of town when someone got my attention with an email message. This was on May 7, and I couldn’t do anything about it at the time.

Linn County completes Wheelhouse purchase

Written December 18th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Linn County now owns the Wheelhouse, the four-story office building whose tenants on the north side have a commanding view of the Willamette River.

Linn County may buy riverside Wheelhouse

Written October 17th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

For years the Linn County commissioners have been trying to find more space in Albany for county government functions. Now they have their eyes on the Wheelhouse, the four-story office building overlooking the Willamette River.

Look for reopening of Dave Clark Path

Written February 14th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Good news for users of Albany’s riverside Dave Clark Path: Closed for construction since last summer, the central segment of the walking and biking trail is likely to reopen in a couple of months.

On the riverfront, Wheelhouse all lit up

Written December 22nd, 2019 by Hasso Hering

As Albany embarks on redesigning its Willamette riverfront, an evening bike ride along Water Avenue last week reminded me that a significant element of redevelopment had taken place nearly 10 years ago.

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