The recently formed group of concerned citizens in Coquille has introduced me to some interesting and inspiring people, including Cliff Latta, owner of Greywolf Drums and Cory Courtright, mother of 15 year old murder victim, Leah Freeman. Cory has graciously agreed to let me interview her and to share the information she has about Leah’s death, the investigation, the impact upon her family and how she copes with the tragedy for a national publication.

Cliff Latta is a fascinating and colorful character. He too has agreed to let me write about him from his wild and misspent youth, his years as an activist, his career as a drum maker and his recent fascination with ‘orbs’.