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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Not your usual flotsam and jetsam

Written April 18th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

The riverfront is my beat, and Wednesday it offered an unusual sight: The hull of a derelict speedboat loaded with a collection of old tires and a toilet complete with its tank.


Hyak Park gets a new restroom

Written April 11th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Benton County’s Hyak Park on the Willamette River reopened to the public Wednesday after being closed while workers were installing a small new restroom building.


Takena Landing to get new dock

Written August 11th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

To the casual observer the wooden floating dock at Albany’s Takena Landing doesn’t look as though it’s in bad shape. But it’s going to be replaced next spring, and the new one will have a fiberglass deck.


On a slow day, watch the river rise

Written April 28th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

Patrolling my riverfront beat on Friday afternoon on the bike, I could not help but notice that the Willamette had risen rather sharply over the last few days. Looks like the Corps upped its releases from the upstream dams.


Idle thoughts: We’re lacking lakes

Written February 13th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

There’s no news here, just an observation: Wouldn’t it be nice if the seasonal wintertime flooding of Albany’s Bryant Park was a permanent thing and people could enjoy something called Bryant Lake all year long?


Bowman ramp made useful again

Written April 6th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

From the riverfront beat, good news for Willamette River boaters who like to use the ramp at Bowman Park.


Try to save some of that water?

Written December 15th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

One of my bike routes takes me to first to Bryant and then to Bowman Park on the Willamette River in Albany. And every time the regular seasonal flooding closes the parks, as now, I wonder the same thing: Wouldn’t it be useful if we could store at least some of the water that rushes […]


The Willamette: Why a ‘minus’?

Written December 9th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

On a bike ride Wednesday to celebrate the temporary absence of rain, I stopped at Albany’s Bowman Park to take a quick look at the Willamette River. It reminded me that a few days ago, the river got a B-minus on some report card. Why not an A or at least a plain B?


Edgewater Village: Deadline is met

Written August 5th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

For someone who has been following the long history of this Albany site on the Willamette River, as I have, this weekend marks another milestone. The first five houses of Edgewater Village are finished, beating a deadline, and the public gets a look at them Saturday.


On the riverfront: Wheelhouse news

Written July 22nd, 2015 by Hasso Hering

The riverfront is my beat, as I believe I have pointed out from time to time, and there’s news from the Wheelhouse.


 
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