The U.S. Fish and Wildlife service will be holding a public meeting in Fort Bragg Thursday about the future of its  northern spotted owl assistance program.

According to a release from the Department of Interior, the service plans to stop providing the program for timber operations. However, there will still be training and guidance to California Fish and Wildlife and Cal Fire operations.

The meeting, which will also include representatives from the CDFW and Calfire, will be held at 4 p.m. at the Redwood Coast Senior Center.

A boy was killed after he fell off a cliff in Westport on Thursday.

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According to the Ukiah Daily Journal, the West-Virginia native attempted to climb down the cliff in the 42,000 block of Highway 1 when  he fell about 60 feet onto some rocks.

Emergency workers in helicopters responded to the scene but they could not revive him.

The victim’s identity has not been released. The Mendocino County Coroner is investigating the incident.

The Log Walk event that started last year in protest of timber company practices such as the Hack and Squirt method, where tanoak trees are injected with an herbicide and killed, continues next weekend. The Pacific Alliance for Indigenous and Environmental Action - a coalition of activists, recently announced they are hosting another walk in protest of Caltrans' plans to widen part of Highway 101 through ancient redwoods at Richardson Grove State Park in Humboldt County.

Fireworks Are Illegal

Jun 18, 2017

All types of fireworks are illegal in Mendocino County reminds CAL FIRE Mendocino Unit Chief George Gonzalez. He states the careless handling of fireworks pose a major danger to California and its residents, and that fireworks have caused serious injuries nationwide. Children are at the greatest risk of injury.

The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for inland Mendocino County through Tuesday, June 20, 2017. Temperatures are expected to peak between the mid 90’s and 107 degrees.

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Ross Murray was one of the founding members of KZYX and hosted public affairs and commentary programs for many years as well as donating both funds and equipment to the station. His 5 minute political commentaries were a must-listen for years on KZYX.

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It's Friday morning, and John Coate, who served as KZYX general manager for many years, dropped in on programmer Gordon Black's Wondrous World of Music program to appeal for listener support for KZYX.

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Consider This - June 23rd, 9AM: Slow Philosophy

Jun 18, 2017

My guest on this program is Michelle Boulous Walker, Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Queensland, Australia. Dr. Walker's research interests span the fields of European philosophy, aesthetics, ethics, and feminist philosophy. Her teaching interests in philosophy include intersections with politics, film, and literature.

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Build it or fix it? When does it make more sense to buy an ongoing business that's struggling, rather than starting a new business from scratch?

Mendocino Works, a KZYX public affairs program that is exploring the birth and nurture of healthy, homegrown, sustainable startups, poses this question to Taylor Pedersen and Chris Struett, a pair of San Francisco restaurateurs who took over Ukiah brewpub Ritual in February and are nursing it back to life under its original name, Ukiah Brewing Company.

You rely on KZYX to bring you the programs you love, and the news you need.

KZYX relies on you for survival, and now more than ever, listeners make it all happen.

It's Thursday afternoon. World Tour programmer Beth Lang and Weekly World Muse programmer Bessie May Mucho shared the microphone with Audible Feast programmer Fred Wooley to appeal for Pledge Drive donations. 

President-elect Donald Trump has appointed several Cabinet members with strong ties to oil and gas. And he's been clear about his support for coal. That could leave renewable energy companies out in the cold.

Updated at 6:42 pm to add details of Snapchat's access to location data.

Uber has fixed a problem you didn't know you had. Instead of setting places as the target location, Uber's newest feature will let you set people as the destination.

Instead of typing a location in the "Where to?" box, Uber wants riders to type the name of the friend they are meeting with, and the app would route the ride to them.

Updated at 6:25 p.m. ET

Two Democratic members of Congress want three federal agencies to work together to get a more accurate count of coal miners suffering from progressive massive fibrosis, the worst stage of the fatal disease known as black lung.

The request is a response to an NPR investigation that shows 10 times as many cases of the advanced stage of black lung as identified and reported by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

Monday's attack on a Christmas market in Berlin that killed at least 12 and injured scores more is the latest in a series of atrocities claimed in the name of the Islamic State. In this operation, an assailant — the suspect now sought by German police has been identified as Tunisian-born Anis Amri — rammed a truck into pedestrians and street stalls.

Researchers looking into whether a shorter course of antibiotics would treat young children's ear infections as well as a longer course found that not only was the shorter treatment less effective but it didn't reduce antibiotic resistance or side effects.

Gambia's president is defiantly refusing to cede power despite his loss at the polls earlier this month, as regional and international leaders are ratcheting up the pressure on him to step down.

"This country has been independent since 1965. And they want me to leave my country? Who are they to tell me to leave my country?" Yahya Jammeh said in a speech at the African Bar Associated on Tuesday night. "I will not be intimidated by any power in this world."

Gov. John Kasich signed Ohio's "campus carry" bill into law this week, making it legal to carry a concealed weapon at day care facilities and on college campuses. Kasich also signed a bill that bars cities and counties from setting their own minimum wage rates.

Imagine living in a world where you need cash to buy virtually everything — from food to clothes to a new home. Yet you have no cash. The best you can do is stand in line at the bank for hours in the hope of withdrawing a small amount of paper money.

Maybe you could use a smartphone to pay for goods — only you're too poor to afford one.

Welcome to India, land of the cash crunch.

Two Brazilian companies accused of a massive bribery scheme will pay more than $3.5 billion in fines to U.S. and Brazilian authorities.

For patients with serious brain injuries, there's a strong link between sleep patterns and recovery.

A study of 30 patients hospitalized for moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries found that sleep quality and brain function improved in tandem, researchers reported Wednesday in the journal Neurology.

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Consider This - June 23rd, 9AM: Slow Philosophy

Jun 18, 2017

My guest on this program is Michelle Boulous Walker, Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Queensland, Australia. Dr. Walker's research interests span the fields of European philosophy, aesthetics, ethics, and feminist philosophy. Her teaching interests in philosophy include intersections with politics, film, and literature.