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Local public stations like KZYX are unique because our daily programming is tailored to the communities we serve. We have the means to build bridges between those communities no matter how far apart they may be.

                  KZYX exists because of you. In these uncertain times, our mission to keep our listeners informed, entertained, and connected is more critical than ever. As the year draws to a close, please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to the station you rely on for updates of all kinds – local, regional, national, and international.

                  This December, we’re trying something new to complement our traditional year-end outreach. KZYX is taking part in a nationwide fundraising effort, sponsored by the National Federation of Community Broadcasters, a network of small stations like ours, dedicated to supporting each other’s efforts to keep independent media strong. Called “GiveBig to MyStation”, the campaign is a 48-hour event for local public stations across the nation on December 29th and 30th. Your donation comes directly to KZYX, but by adding your voice to this effort, you are encouraging the work of community stations like ours all over the country. You can learn more about it by visiting the GiveBig to MyStation website.

                  Whether you send in your donation today, in the enclosed envelope, or or donate through the GiveBig to MyStation campaign, your contribution is critical to the survival of a rare and precious resource - independent media - right here in Mendocino County. Thanks for doing what you can!

AM News for Tuesday, 10.22.13

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A victim in last week's double suspicious  death in Fort Bragg has been identified.

Mendocino Sheriff's deputies arrived at the 31000 block of Highway 20, Fort

Bragg,  they located a mini-van parked near the area of the "bark 

dump" parked so it could not be seen 

from Highway 20.

Deputies discovered a deceased female

 in the front driver seat and a deceased male in the front passenger seat. Both 

victims appeared to have suffered 

wounds to the head. 

On Saturday Sheriff's Detectives identified the female victim as being Cindy Bao 

Feng Chen 38 from San Francisco.

Sheriff's Detectives are still attempting to identify the male victim and the case is 

still being actively investigated.

Anyone with information is asked to 

contact the Sheriff's "tip line" at (707) 


Caltrans is working with the Sherwood 

Valley Rancheria of Pomo Indians to 

determine what remedies it might offer

 the tribe after the Willits Bypass project severely impacted an archeological site

of cultural importance.

Caltrans spokesman Phil Frisbie said

 “There are things we might be able to do in other areas to help the tribe.”

Work crews removed several inches of 

topsoil before installing wick drains. After the drains were installed, Frisbie said 

Caltrans crews filled the area with about 3 feet of dirt.

However, according to an article from the Archeological Institute of America, The

 site has lost much of its archeological

 significance because the context in

 which an item is found is as educational -- if not more -- than the item itself. Archeologists are 

trained to examine the soil around 

artifacts, as well as the way the soil and

 the artifacts are layered, all of which 

hold clues to the specific environments in which the items were used.

Frisbie said Caltrans has no intention of changing the project's footprint, meaning -- damaged or not -- a portion of the archaeological site will be

 left under the bypass, greatly complicating any future excavation.

Thanks to Thadeus Greenson of the Times Standard for this story


The Mendocino Board of Supervisors 

meeting Tuesday at 10 am at St 

Anthony's hall in Mendocino, in addition

 to dealing with the Mendocino Town Plan update, will have its hands full dealing 

with a new agreement for Mendocino 

Access Television, approving funding for Ford Street & Mendocino Coast 

Hospitality Center to provide Transitional housing for county homeless, as well

 funding Ford Street's Live-In  Vocational Rehabilitation and  Substance Abuse ProgramThey will also be authorizing a one day Dog  license amnesty November 23rd.  



A Rodeo man died Thursday when he was shot while hunting in the Mendocino 

National Forest.

Edgardo A. Godoy, 52, was hunting near Covelo when another hunter shot and 

mortally wounded him.

Upon arrival sheriff's personnel learned 

that a member of a hunting party saw a

 wild pig approximately 70 yards uphill and across a ravine from his location. Not

 seeing Godoy, the hunter shot at the pig.

When the hunter went to the area where he last saw the wild pig, he located 

Godoy, who had suffered a single gunshot wound.

The witness – whose name is being withheld  – immediately rendered aid to Godoy and called for help on his handheld radio. 

Godoy was moved to the M1 Road for 

first aid where a CalStar medical team 

arrived which pronounced him dead.






Tuesday  at 1:00PM CAL FIRE 

Mendocino will be conducting a 

vegetation control burn on privately-owned land on the Shamrock Ranch in 

the northern portion of Mendocino County.

The primary goal of this prescribed burn

 is to reintroduce fire as a natural 

element of the ecosystem. Another goal 

is to improve wildlife habitat by inducing new shoots from sprouting species to

 increase forage production, with islands of unburned fuel left within burn units to

 provide shelter for small mammals.  A 

third goal is to reduce overall fuel loading to decrease the chance of catastrophic wildfires in the future.  This burn will be 

conducted under strictly controlled 

weather and fuel conditions.




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Community Advisory Board to Meet in Ukiah

 The KZYX Community Advisory Board will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, December 7th at the Ukiah Library, 105 No Main St, from 6 – 8 pm.

The CAB is composed of independent station members who are neither station staff nor Board members. Its purpose is to provide feedback to the station's Board of Directors, review the station's programming goals, make non-binding recommendations, and to advise the Board of Directors on how the station can best serve the communities of our area. Meetings of the Community Advisory Board are open to the public, and time is allotted for public comment.

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