Measure 21-177 – Court Ruling Explained

Let’s talk aerial spray. I would like to provide a disclaimer that my thoughts here are placeholders for the big picture of ideas and feelings that are swimming around my head. But, I feel that it is important to publicize the material available online for analysis should one be interested, concerned and willing to learn more.

Note that I have worked with Lincoln County Community Rights. This post, these thoughts, do not necessarily represent the thinking and work of that group. Also, my thoughts do not necessarily represent the views of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners office.

On a personal level I am interested and compelled to explore the implications of compounds such as herbicides have on our bodies and environment. I am interested understanding the how state law preempts local governance on certain issues and not others. And, I am interested in examining how rights of nature might be defined in a legal construct and if that is a modality to prevent excessive degradation to ecosystems and their heath: I include humans as part of that paradigm.  We are an integrated and interdependent system. Spaceship earth.

Most recently, “Lincoln County Circuit Court Judge Sheryl Bachart has ruled on motions and cross motions for summary judgement on challenges to the county voter enacted Measure 21-177, “The Freedom from Aerially Sprayed Pesticides Ordinance” passed by voters in May of 2017.  The motions and cross motions were filed by Plaintiff Rex Capri, et. al., Defendant Lincoln County, and Intervenor Lincoln County Community Rights. In short, the Court overturned the entire Ordinance on the grounds of state preemption of pesticide regulation.”

Read more about the decision and MORE at: (

Lincoln County Community Rights (LCCR)

Ernest Bloch Legacy Project (2009 Historical) – HD Conversion

Recently, I was asked to provide the original video from a project I had forgot about in quite some time. The new project has something to do with Lincoln County Historical Society and Ernest Bloch. Curious to find out what it’s all about. Nevertheless, the key players were asking for the material so I began digging.

As a videographer file management is a process with best results when your highly organized. I rarely engage in paid freelance these days and I’ve got many files poorly spread across numerous hard drives. Fortunately, I found the native file sessions and appropriate folders – incorrectly name for text based searching.

The original video below was created published on January 18, 2008. It was created to be part of the celebrations commemorating the 50th aanniversary of Bloch’s death on July 15, 1959.

At the time internet and You Tube were pretty fresh. DV and TV was considered as publishing possibilities. The camera format was Mini Mini 3 CCD. However, no filming was required here. A photograph driven project. I channeled my best Ken Burns. And, still feel the work is well done.

I realized that this could be converted to HD so I set down an grinded it out. The result is much improved (above). Most of the time suck was reconsidering “safe areas” that were allowed for in the day to avoid cropping on TVs. But, the transition movement was essentially left unchanged.

The music chosen was music Bloch composed while living in Agate Beach, OR. David Ogden Stiers is the narrator.

During his lifetime, Ernest Bloch was known as “The Man from Agate Beach.” More about Ernest Bloch at: (

I just found this video – super cool… On July 21, 2018, the larger Ernest Bloch Memorial Wayside was formally dedicated, with the the 1976 Memorial being moved to and included in a new installation featuring a new monument, five benches, and an interpretive sign*, now referred to as Ernest Bloch Place. (