It has been a busy summer!
Yes, I know it has been awhile since I have posted anything. This summer I have been up to my neck working on the community rights initiative, a statewide initiative as well as getting kids enrolled in college, remodeling and earning a living. At least on the remodel front, things are starting to wind down and the kids are starting or continuing at their respective colleges this fall. Phewww!
Here is a quick, down and dirty update on what’s going on in my neck of the woods. First, KJAJ-LP FM, the community radio station I helped start with my fellow board members at Coos Community Radio has gone from just being a dream to having a studio at 591 S Main Street, Coos Bay. We have published some podcasts and raising funds for equipment so we can start on air broadcasting. KJAJ holds an open house and barbecue every Thursday beginning at 6PM at the studio. Be sure to stop by and meet the team and hear about our local music plans.
Coos Commons Protection Council has a new logo and will soon have an updated website focusing on sustainability and why community rights is so important to Coos County. The Coos County Right To A Sustainable Energy Future Ordinance will be gathering additional signatures at the Fun Festival and the Cranberry Festival as well as providing educational materials related to the community rights work being conducted here in Coos County as well as Douglas and Columbia Counties.
CCPC will also be hosting Thomas Linzey, Esq. Executive Director of Community Environmental Defense Fund in October. Linzey speaks all over the country and the world and was a keynote speaker at the 2013 PIELC in Eugene. You will not want to miss this opportunity as he is a very engaging and entertaining speaker. The tentative date for this event is October 6 but we will update as details are confirmed.