Written June 3rd, 2019 by Hasso Hering
The site plan for a proposed 105-unit apartment complex on the Willamette River has won the tentative approval of the Albany city planning staff. Neighbors who submitted written comments now have until June 10 to ask for a public hearing before the Albany Planning Commission.
Written May 20th, 2019 by Hasso Hering
These little wavelets on the Willamette, left by a passing boat near Bowman Park on Monday, are nothing compared to the big wakes caused by some powerboats lower on the river. Now, a bill trying to prevent big waves from damaging the banks in the Willamette River Greenway is likely to become law.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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 […]
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?