HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Why gates are still closed at Bryant Park

Written February 23rd, 2024 by Hasso Hering

If you’re wondering why Albany’s Bryant Park is still closed to motor vehicles weeks after the annual flooding has subsided — and even if you’re not wondering about that — it’s because the cleanup is not complete.


A January ride: On the bike in the rain

Written January 27th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

For no particular reason, my bike ride along the Albany riverfront Saturday took me to Bowman Park, where the only thing to see was the rain-swollen Willamette River.


Looking at bridge replacement … in Corvallis

Written December 27th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Watching the dismantling of the Van Buren Bridge in Corvallis may give some people the idea or hope that Albany’s Ellsworth Bridge may some day be replaced as well. But that’s not likely unless a huge earthquake levels Albany’s downtown first.


Day marked by, what else, riding the bike

Written November 19th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Several times a week I take the bike along the Dave Clark Riverfront Path in Albany. That’s what I did again on Sunday because I wanted to take advantage of the weather, which was exceptionally fine.


Speaking of First Lake: Missing the boat

Written November 12th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Sunday was an unusually mild and pleasant November day in these parts, and the bike and I paid a visit to Simpson Park.


The mud flows in the Willamette, too

Written November 9th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

It’s not just the South Santiam River and the Albany-Santiam Canal that are running dirty brown these days. The Willamette River water is almost as muddy as the canal.


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.


 
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