A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

October: Back to normal on the river

Written October 27th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

What a difference a little rain makes — at least in the level and flow of the Willamette River.

Another look before the river takes them

Written September 26th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Albany resident Nate Vanek has been busy this summer, adding stick sculptures to a gravel bar in the Willamette River. Let’s take another look at them before the river comes up and wipes them out.

Two years on: Water Gardens still in danger

Written August 31st, 2021 by Hasso Hering

In case you have forgotten, it was more than two years ago that the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality fined Albany $5,400 and gave the city 90 days to submit a plan to stop underground leaks from the Talking Water Gardens.

Archaeologists dig at Albany apartment site

Written August 30th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

An archaeological team continued working Monday at the construction site of “The Banks” apartment project near Bowman Park on the Willamette River. Exactly what they are finding, if anything, remains a matter of speculation.

Glancing at the river from an aging pier

Written August 15th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

On the wooden pier jutting out over the Willamette River at the foot of Broadalbin Street in Albany on Sunday night, this question asked itself: When is this structure going to get some work done to make it last another 30 years?

Taking a walk on the Ellsworth Street Bridge

Written June 30th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Take a walk some time on the Ellsworth Street Bridge across the Willamette River in Albany and you’ll notice a thing or two. Or maybe not, so let me point them out.

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.

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