Boulder Creek Community Radio Station Begins To Take Shape
May 15, 2013, Boulder Creek, CA- San Lorenzo Valley community members began to discuss plans to obtain an FCC license that became available for a community radio station at 90.1 FM. Community members have had several meetings and are excited to purchase a transmitter, determine a transmission site, obtain a broadcast studio and begin broadcasting. Ongoing funds would be sought by obtaining local underwriters and pledge drives. The radio signal would transmit to a large part of the San Lorenzo Valley. Members feel this would be a valuable service for local schools to publicize their fundraising events, for public safety information, road closure and weather information as well as to publicize local events put on by the Boulder Creek Recreation Center and other community non-profits.
Our friend, Karen has been an active board member of our local business association, fund raising for events and orchestrating holiday activities for the entire community. She is very service oriented & is much more comfortable making donations & volunteering her time to help others than accepting relief from them, but it’s now her time.
Karen moved to our beautiful, small town, Boulder Creek, California, seventeen years ago. At that time she was working in the telecommunications industry, enjoying the health benefits and paid vacations of corporate America until they downsized in 2001.
She recreated herself as a yoga instructor & massage therapist and is blessed to have a thriving private practice. Recently, she was diagnosed with breast cancer that changed everything for her. She will be going into surgery May 1st to have a lumpectomy. She will wait for the pathology results to see what the next course of treatment will be.
Karen pays over $350 a month for a “catastrophic” insurance policy with an $8,000 deductible that caps out at $12,500. This surgery will easily absorb all of that and more. So while Karen has paid her quarterly self-employment taxes for over 10 years, she does not qualify for state disability (although she paid into it for over 27 years).
After her surgery Karen will be in convalescence and will be unable to work for 4-6 weeks, perhaps longer depending upon treatment.
Her revenue stream will dry up while she’s recuperating and the overhead of life will continue. Although she has put in applications to Bridge the Gaps (for assistance with medical coverage), she still needs help making her mortgage, office rent and paying the bills for the next few months. Please visit this “Giveforward” link, set up by her friends and donate whatever you can.
Virg had just retired
He mixed his last drink
But God must be thirsty
He was taken in a blink
Now he has left us
We’ll miss him one and all
Our long time well known barkeep
Has sounded his last call
As you sit at Joe’s Bar
And inbide your favorite potion
Remember Virgil Grimes
THE MOTION OF THE OCEAN
Written by Robert L. Presswood of the Redwood Keg
Thanks to Boulder Creek Hardware for the image
A San Lorenzo Valley Chamber of Commerce Networking Mixer will be held next week Wednesday, March 20 at Scopazzi’s Restaurant in Boulder Creek.
The evening begins at 5pm. If possible, please bring raffle prizes and business cards.
Hello Boulder Creek People.
I got a notion to search for Lynette and Ted whom I married in Phoenix in 1983 at Canyon Lake. Quite a story there. Coming up on 30 years.
Could you please send this Hello to Lynette or give me an email address to contact.
Robert McNary, Harlowton, MT.
Our Response: We know Lynette as the Boulder Creek Library branch manager. We don’t know her email address, but we’ll look in to it. We would love to hear the story!
Use Propane and want to save money? Then read the release below from the newly formed Boulder Creek Propane Buyers Co-op
For Immediate Release
A group of Boulder Creek residents have established the Boulder Creek Propane Buyers Co-op, in order to negotiate more affordable propane prices with companies that serve this rural area. Continue reading
Wednesday, March 13th 6:30pm at the Boulder Creek Rec. Hall in the Annex room.
This meeting will inform neighbors and town community members about events that are happening, what security measures are being taken, and what is recommended in case of emergencies in the parks.