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Co-op: Electric bill rate hike coming

Warm winter temperatures — meaning less electricity used for heating — and a hike in wholesale electricity costs will likely result in a 9-percent spike in electric bills beginning in July, Coos-Curry Electric Cooperative (CCEC) announced late last week.

It is likely consumers will see an additional 3-percent increase next January.

The co-op will hold three town hall meetings in Curry County to discuss the co-op’s financial outlook, broader policy issues that affect the price of wholesale power and the price CCEC members pay for their electricity.


Huxley states his position on pay, insurance

County Commissioner Tom Huxley has submitted a statement to the Curry Coastal Pilot via an attorney outlining the reasons he believe it is legal for him to take a $10,000 stipend and forego retirement and health care benefits, as he promised in his election campaign last year.

County officials learned in February that Huxley had not signed the paperwork necessary for employment — W-2 tax and I-9 resident forms. His $65,000 salary has been sitting in county coffers since he was sworn in in January.

His refusal to sign on to the county’s health care plan, according to Assistant County Attorney Shayla Kudlak, could jeopardize the benefits of almost half the county’s employees, as the trust agreement that oversees that plan requires all to be signed on — or the contract is terminated.


Kickstarting a country music career

Jessie Goergen performs for a 500-plus crowd at the Summer Concerts in the Park Series at Azalea Park in 2014. Goergen and her band also performed during the inaugural Cape Blanco Country Music Festival later that summer.

Brookings native Jessie Goergen, who has been performing country music in Curry and Del Norte counties for years, is making her first album in Nashville and needs help from her fans and the community to make it happen.

Goergen, 24, with the help of established country star Gretchen Wilson, plans to release a six-song EP (Extended Play) album and has launched an online Kickstarter campaign to help raise the necessary money.


Eat fresh eat local

Dennis Bowman, right, talks about growing cranberries along the Southern Oregon Coast.

The excitement that exudes from Jenine Manning about her work on Firefly Farms near Langlois is palpable.

Sustainability, certifiably organic, meat rabbits, even worm castings — it’s all the 21-year-old woman can talk about.

She was among about 50 people who met at an Eat Fresh and Local food council meeting Tuesday in Langlois, where farmers to store owners related challenges in their line of work in hopes of networking with others to solve them.


Gold Beach kitchen celebrates first anniversary on Monday

GOLD BEACH — First Presbyterian Church of Gold Beach is celebrating its one year anniversary of its Community Kitchen, located in the activity room of the historic church.

During the past year, volunteers have prepared and served a free lunch every Monday to all who arrive at the door.


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