HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Bowers Rock: Time for a look and an update

Written June 2nd, 2021 by Hasso Hering

With time to spare on Tuesday afternoon, I turned off my favorite bike route to go down the private road that gives access to Bowers Rock State Park. There was no particular reason except that I had not been there since last November.


Albany gets plan for riverside apartments

Written April 25th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

Owners of about six acres along the Willamette River in east Albany have filed their long-awaited plan for “The Banks,” an apartment complex on the former industrial site and neighboring lots.


Truax Island: Foreboding vibes

Written July 12th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Little has changed at Truax Island on the Willamette River since I last looked at the place a year ago, except that with its algae-choked water holes and abandoned gravel pits it looks even more foreboding than before.


Still shut out from Bowers Rock

Written January 5th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Every time it comes up, local leaders say they’d like the public to gain access to Bowers Rock State Park. But nothing ever happens along those lines. Instead, a sign on the only feasible access road — Bryant Way, which looks like a public road on the maps I’ve seen — threatens unauthorized people with prosecution if […]


 
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