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The Mendocino County Department of Transportation has scheduled major repairs to Philo-Greenwood Road that will force closures of the road between September 18 an October 10, 2017. The road was briefly closed by landslides and toppled trees during heavy rains in February.

Signs appeared on Wednesday saying the road would be closed, but transportation officials contacted by KZYX predicted the closures would be only sporadic and that Philo-Greenwood Road would be passable at times while the repairs are being carried out.

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The air quality in Mendocino County is likely to be affected by wildfires for weeks to come, according to the Mendocino County Air Quality District. 

 

Ongoing high pressure and northerly winds are expected to continue bringing smoke from southern Oregon and Northern California until the fires are out and southwest winds bring cooler temperatures.

 

Living With Wildlife

Sep 5, 2017

Mountain lions, coyotes, and bear have been feasting on livestock for decades.  These cunning predators usually find a way to outwit ranchers and agricultural scientists who continually employ creative tactics to either kill the predators or scare them off.  Reporter Sarah Reith reports on the latest predator control strategies. 

Water board officials heard an earful from Lake County residents at Lakeport City Hall on Monday, August 28 2017.  The topic of discussion was regulating the pollutant and nutrient loading of the massive water body, Clearlake. Many questions and concerns were raised by members of the public over the lack of management of the lake. 

An excessive heat wave is expected later this week with temperatures forecast to rise into the triple digits on Thursday.

According to the National Weather Service, the hot weather will cover inland Mendocino County and Lake County and last until at least Monday.

The heat, forecaster Richard Lam said, is caused by high pressure building over the Northestern United States.  Although it comes at the end of August, this may not be the last scorching week of the summer. 

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Carola Garcia-Calvo spends her days poring over Islamic State propaganda. It's part of her job as a global terrorism analyst at Madrid's Elcano Royal Institute, a think tank.

Recently, she has noticed a shift.

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Tensions are rising in the Democratic Republic of Congo as the government cracks down on demonstrations against President Joseph Kabila extending his term past his constitutional two-term limit.

Human Rights Watch says it documented at least 26 deaths during protests Tuesday in multiple cities and called the country a "powder keg." It said it is still verifying the number of dead.

Each Wednesday at St. Francis Episcopal Church on the north side of San Antonio, dozens of refugees from all over the world come for free care at the Refugee Health Clinic.

Students and faculty at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio have teamed up to operate one of the only student-run refugee clinics in the country.

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After more than a year of delays, Texas health officials are moving to block the women's health provider Planned Parenthood from receiving Medicaid funds beginning next month.

In October 2015, Texas officials told Planned Parenthood that the state intended to bar the organization from the public insurance program. Planned Parenthood responded with a lawsuit seeking an injunction against the state.

People who want to sign up for a policy on HealthCare.gov after the annual open enrollment period ends Jan. 31 may have to produce a paper trail proving that they qualify for a "special enrollment period," before their coverage can begin, according to details of a pilot program described by federal officials.

But the verification measures, long sought by insurance companies, may deter the very consumers the marketplace needs to attract: healthy people who may not bother signing up if doing so is a hassle.

Children impacted by the Clayton fire received early Christmas presents this past weekend, thanks to a toy drive organized by a group of friends. From the Brick Hall in Lower Lake Sunday, presents were distributed to 31 families and more than 50 children impacted by the August fire. 

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MCPB Meetings

The next meeting of the KZYX Board of Directors will take place Monday, September 11, at the Rural Communities Housing Development Corporation, 499 Leslie Street, in Ukiah. The board meeting will begin at 6:00pm and will include time for public comment. The KZYX Board meets Monday, September 11, at 6:00pm at Rural Communities Housing Development Corporation, 499 Leslie Street, in Ukiah.

Events

Yes, that's right- the amazing Scottish neo-traditional band that has been electrifying audiences all over the world, is returning to Eagles Hall in Fort Bragg on Friday the 29th of September!

Tickets are available online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3050632

Also available now at Out of This World in Mendocino, and soon at Harvest Market in Fort Bragg.

Program Showcase

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Music Without Borders with Joel Cohen 08/28/2017

Aug 28, 2017

10:04AM-10:10AM (6:11) Jeremy Kitttel “Curious Beetle Medley” composed by Jeremy Kittel from Chasing Sparks (2010) on Fiddlestick Music

10:18AM-10:25AM (7:10) Hannah Addario Berry “Lands End” composed by Alisa Rose from Scordatura (2017) on Aerocade Music Local, New

10:27AM-10:31AM (4:35) Eugene Friesen and Tim Ray “Ravel Pavane: Rio to Paris” composed by arr. Eugene Friesen from Colorful Transitions (2010) on Fiddletalk Music