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FYI: Tarboo Ridge Coalition Meetings

TRC appealed two County ordinances concerning new commercial shooting facilities to the state Growth Management Board (GMHB). On September 16, 2019, the GMHB found the ordinances in violation of state law and invalidated them. A public hearing will be held within 60 days. The Jefferson County Planning Commission has been tasked with making recommendations for changes to comply with the Board’s decisions.

Attend an Informational Meeting presented by TRC

Help us spread the word. Email or print this FLYER.

Monday, October 14, 2019
7-8 pm
Tri-Area Community Center
10 West Valley Road
Chimacum

Monday, October 21, 2019
7-8 pm
Laurel B. Johnson Community Center
923 Hazel Point Road
Quilcene

Port Townsend Date COMING SOON: https://tarbooridgecoalition.org/

Posted on October 7, 2019 | Comments Off on FYI: Tarboo Ridge Coalition Meetings

FUN WITH DEMS! Nov. 7 at Quimper Grange!

John “Greyhound” Maxwell
in concert

Thursday, Nov. 7, 7pm,  Quimper Grange
1219 Corona St, Port Townsend
$25 donation at the door

Local treasure, Blues guitarist John “Greyhound” Maxwell has opened for Taj Mahal and Keb Mo. 

“In 2018 John received the Washington Blues Society award for Best Acoustic Blues Guitar.  The Washington Blues Society recently named John “Greyhound” Maxwell the 2018 award recipient for Best Acoustic Blues Guitar. All his acclaimed skills are on display on his new self-produced album Even Good Dogs Get The Blues, to be released in October of 2018. The Chicago-born blues man recently relocated to Port Ludlow WA, from the Bay area but has made fast friends in the Northwest with some the region’s top players, several of which join him on the new all acoustic CD. The dozen new tracks feature eight originals and four classic covers. Maxwell is a specialist on the resonator guitar with a mastery of fingerpicking and slide technique that accompany his silky tenor vocals.In 2018 John received the Washington Blues Society award for Best Acoustic Blues Guitar.” http://www.northwestmusicscene.net/review-john-greyhound-maxwell-even-good-dogs-get-the-blues/

This is going to be a memorable event! Please join us!

Posted on October 3, 2019 | Comments Off on FUN WITH DEMS! Nov. 7 at Quimper Grange!

PDN: Scientists probe Northwest lakes to learn about quakes

Studies include Leland, Ozette

Lake Leland in Jefferson County is among the lakes studied in an effort to determine how strongly the Pacific Northwest shook during major earthquakes in the past. (Laura Foster/Peninsula Daily News)

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 3:10pm
By Tom Banse
Oregon Public Broadcasting

Multiple teams of earthquake researchers are looking in what might seem like an unlikely place to figure out how strongly the Pacific Northwest shook during great quakes in the past.

They’re poking around the bottom of lakes in Western Washington — including Lake Leland in Jefferson County and Clallam County’s Lake Ozette — as well as in Oregon.

It turns out lakes preserve a earthquake record that can shed light on the next “Really Big One.”

Read more at this link: https://www.peninsuladailynews.com/news/scientists-probe-northwest-lakes-to-learn-about-quakes/

Posted on October 3, 2019 | Comments Off on PDN: Scientists probe Northwest lakes to learn about quakes

FYI: Rep. Kilmer and the New Democrats Coalition Climate Change Bill Package

Rep. Derek Kilmer and the New Democrats Coalition released a package of bills and principles to move the US forward on climate change policies. See:https://kilmer.house.gov/news/press-releases/kilmer-new-democrat-coalition-releases-priorities-for-us-climate-policy

Posted on September 27, 2019 | Comments Off on FYI: Rep. Kilmer and the New Democrats Coalition Climate Change Bill Package

FYI: Climate Change Oceans Report: Governments Must Act Now

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change – scientists from around the world – released a report on the impacts of climate change on our oceans this week. The forests help to produce oxygen and fix carbon – but so do the world’s oceans. Read Report: https://www.ipcc.ch/srocc/download-report/

Posted on September 27, 2019 | Comments Off on FYI: Climate Change Oceans Report: Governments Must Act Now

FYI: Dammed to Extinction

Sponsored by Meaningful Movies and will be shown in the

Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Sanctuary

2333 San Juan Ave., Port Townsend, WA, 98368

Monday, October 14, 2019 at 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

This documentary features the life’s work of orca whale researcher Ken Balcomb and the beloved Puget Sound Southern Resident orca, of which only 73 remain. The orcas’ prize food is Snake River chinook salmon — but those salmon are on the precipice of extinction due to four obsolete dams that choke off access to thousands of miles of rivers. “Dammed to Extinction” shows how removing these dams will save money, salmon, and orca. Click on link below to READ MORE. (more…)

Posted on September 20, 2019 | Comments Off on FYI: Dammed to Extinction

Seattle Times: As Bering Sea ice melts, Alaskans, scientists and Seattle’s fishing fleet witness changes ‘on a massive scale’

By Hal Bernton Seattle Times staff reporter

SAVOONGA, Alaska – Derek Akeya hopes for calm waters and a lucrative catch when fishing from a skiff in the Bering Sea that surrounds his island village.

But on this windy late summer day, waves toss about the boat as Akeya stands in the bow, straining to pull up a line of herring-baited hooks from the rocky bottom.

Instead of bringing aboard halibut – worth more than $5 a pound back on shore – this string of gear yields four large but far less valuable Pacific cod, voracious bottom feeders whose numbers in recent years have exploded in these northern reaches….

For two years, the Bering Sea has been largely without winter ice, a development scientists modeling the warming impacts of greenhouse-gas pollution from fossil fuels once forecast would not occur until 2050.  READ MORE

Posted on September 17, 2019 | Comments Off on Seattle Times: As Bering Sea ice melts, Alaskans, scientists and Seattle’s fishing fleet witness changes ‘on a massive scale’

FYI: Cybersecurity Resources

Cybersecurity Resources

Foreign interference in US elections is explained by the DHS Countering Foreign Interference Task Force (National Risk Management Center).  The poster above, “The War on Pineapple; understanding foreign interference in 5 easy steps,” is available for download.

Posted on August 4, 2019 | Comments Off on FYI: Cybersecurity Resources