HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Riverside trail: Passage blocked at Bowman

Written May 13th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

In a story on April 25, I wondered whether the trail along the Willamette River between Bowman and Simpson parks would stay open during the construction of The Banks, a 120-unit apartment complex. As of Thursday night, the answer was yes and no.


On Linn Avenue, apartment site cleared of trees

Written May 3rd, 2021 by Hasso Hering

The 1900 block of Northeast Linn Avenue looked a lot less leafy this afternoon than it used to. As expected, logging had begun on the north side of the street to make room for “The Banks,” a 120-unit apartment complex on the Willamette river.


It didn’t feel much like spring, but …

Written March 21st, 2021 by Hasso Hering

With a new season starting Sunday, I could not resist the temptation of calling attention to the fact, even though the weather didn’t exactly shout “Springtime!”


Biking across the Ellsworth Street Bridge

Written March 11th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

If you’re going to ride a bike around Albany for any length of time, sooner or later you’re going to want to cross the Willamette River.


That’s some big oak log, lying there

Written March 1st, 2021 by Hasso Hering

For now, a huge Oregon white oak log rests on the north end of Albany’s Oak Street near the Willamette River. It’s an impressive piece of wood.


A bridge district, with Benton this time?

Written February 6th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

North Albany property owners might be interested in Oregon House Bill 2887. It would allow the formation of a taxing district to build a new bridge in the Salem region. And Benton County property owners would help pay.


Willamette water quality: Update the info

Written January 30th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

We’re supposed to be concerned about — or at least interested in — the water quality in our rivers. But if you’re looking for up-to-date summaries on the Willamette from the Oregon DEQ, you’re out of luck.


 
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