By Robert Feuer
Mary Moore, a major force in Monte Rio’s Bohemian Grove protests, since their inception in 1980, is gearing up for her heaviest involvement in years, she says, during an interview at her home under the Camp Meeker redwoods.
For several years now the Creekside Park Project – situated on the banks of Dutchbill Creek at the Old Monte Rio School site on Bohemian Highway - has been discussed, dissected, attacked and praised as it moved through its various processes for approval. In April, the Monte Rio Recreation & Park District Board of Directors (MRRPD) adopted the CEQA (California Environmental Quality Act) documents and is on the cusp of breaking ground. Now it’s time to dispel some of the rumors that have been floating around and present the unvarnished facts about this project.
March has always been my favorite month. Spring, new beginnings, longer days, more sunshine, beauty, and hope. From what this winter has brought, from local disasters to our national disaster, it couldn’t arrive fast enough this year.
Kudos to the County, local first responders, and PG&E for going above and beyond to help us get through the storms safely. We were fortunate that we barely escaped worse damage. Kudos also to Clean River Alliance and volunteers that clean up our area to protect our river.
Beginning Friday, January 13th, Sonoma County Transportation and Public Works Department will provide disposal sites for residents and businesses affected by Russian River flooding. Six sites will be available to dispose of debris and trash, between the hours of 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Disposal sites will remain open through Sunday, January 15th. In addition, residents will be able to dispose of household hazardous materials at one location on Saturday, January 14th, and Saturday, January 21st from 8:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Never before have I witnessed a total take-over of our government by the Religious Right. Never have I felt so ashamed and depressed about our country’s direction and future. Trump’s cabinet choices are unbelievable.
As another year comes to an end we should be thankful for the good things that happened this year, the progress we have made on several fronts, and look forward to a bright new year. We can’t always control the future, but we can work to improve it.
The Holiday season begins! Halloween is here and the elections will soon be over! What will we do now for entertainment? Hopefully spending time with family and friends and thinking positive thoughts about what the next year will bring.
Fall is here! Change is in the air, and change is good.
It’s been a busy year. Looking forward to the slower pace of low season. The River has two new developments. The first is AutoCamp, the upscale glamping Airstream park which recently opened at the former Spooner’s location. A great re-use of the property. I’ll be trying it out this fall. The second is the Surrey Resort and Gym being developed at the former Estate next to the Guerneville Park & Ride lot. It’s going to be a luxury RV Resort with a gym open for membership. It will have the largest heated pool in Guerneville. Imagine not having to drive to Santa Rosa to work out with the flatlanders anymore!
Glad we made it through July! Our hamlet was busier than ever Independence Weekend and of course for the Variety Show. We are fortunate and should feel proud that we are able to continue traditions that have been on-going over 100 years. I think the water carnival parade this year was one of the best I’ve seen in years. Putting on major events is difficult work and it seems to get harder each year instead of easier. If you know someone that volunteers for the community, please extend to them a thank-you for their efforts.