November 30, 2022 -- Mendocino county has a diverse environment but for Spanish speakers in the area enjoying the outdoors is something that can be difficult for many reasons including language barriers. The Center for Environmental Inquiries at Sonoma State University has created a partnership with Crecer Conciencia, a Latino environmental organization to offer outdoor events in Spanish. This Saturday, they are organizing Descubre el Bosque, an environmental day for Spanish speakers at the Galbreath reservation in Yorkville.
Victor Palomino has worked with community radio stations in North Carolina and Kentucky producing local bilingual news stories. Originally from Colombia, Palomino has used community radio stations to amplify the voice of underrepresented communities and diversify community media. He was the Programming Director and Station Manager for RadioLex in Lexington KY, a bilingual community radio station where he created the foundations for the Spanish language news coverage. He joined KZYX in June 2022 as Bilingual News Director to continue the work of KZYX news team and expand the station coverage to the Spanish speakers in Mendocino county.