Archive | August, 2013

Jumping juniper: Sustainability bigwigs to help manage proliferating wood

An effort by two Oregon sustainability titans to better harvest and utilize juniper from public lands has earned approval from the state’s top rungs.

Gov. John Kitzhaber has designated the Western Juniper Utilization Group as an “Oregon Solutions” project, meaning it will collect $262,000 “to unlock the potential of rangeland restoration and juniper harvested from public and private lands.” The strategy will bring more wood options to builders or those looking for biomass materials…

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Jumping juniper: Sustainability bigwigs to help manage proliferating wood (Photos). Sustainable Business Oregon. August 13, 2013.

Dignitaries sign Innovation and Learning Center MOU

Thursday, Aug. 1 marked the final meeting between the dignitaries involved in writing the fine print for the Innovation and Learning Center, the new distance education program set to take place at the Daly Middle School.

The day-long meeting covered the solidification of the governance structure for the Innovation and Learning Center and refined the steps needed to take care of pre-planning for the grand opening event some time in November…

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Dignitaries sign Innovation and Learning Center MOU. Lake County Examiner. August 7, 2013.

Manufactured homes get fix under program

Karen Chase was driving through a snowstorm in Nevada when the flurry of ideas hit her.

Two years, dozens of meetings and untold amounts of research later, it all came together and was unveiled recently in Gold Beach.

“I thought, ‘How can we do housing and make jobs at the same time?’” said Chase, the regional advisor for the Oregon Housing and Community Service, of her idea…

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Manufactured homes get fix under program. Curry Coastal Pilot. July 30, 2013.