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Morning News for Tuesday, January 29th

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A group of about 60 people converged at the south end of Willits to protest the construction of the Willits Bypass Monday.

At one point, the demonstrators reached a Sheriff's vehicle; Sheriff's Lieutenant Kurt Mason explained why he was there.

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Rosalyn Crowder who introduced herself as an individual not representing any organization was one of several people who read a statement to the crowd.

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One of the demonstrators - a young woman named Warbler from Willits - climbed a large pine, unfurled a sign that said Stop Caltrans Bypass, and pledged to stay there as long as necessary.

The non-violent demonstrators - a mixture of both gray heads and younger people -  began a vigil with several people there in every time period of the day for as long as it takes to raise awareness about the project's environmental degradation and stop it.

 

 

The draft version of the Environmental Impact Report for the planned Costco store in Ukiah is nearly ready for review.

The Ukiah Planning Commission should have it on Feb. 1."

Senior Planner Kim Jordan said a public hearing on the document will be scheduled for Feb. 27.


As part of its negotiations with Costco, the City of Ukiah has agreed to complete improvements in and around the Redwood Business Park to mitigate the traffic concerns, however funding for those improvements is not certain.


 

 

Lake County Detectives have developed information that a dark colored Dodge Dakota extended cab pickup was seen in the area of Konocti Gas and Mart, around the time of the robbery and murder of Forrest Seagrave last week.


 

 The pickup was described as a two door Dodge Dakota that had a body style from the years 1994 to 2004.  


Detectives are seeking assistance with identifying and locating the person associated with this vehicle as a possible witness to the crime.There is currently a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspect in this case.  


If you have any information, please contact the Lake County Sheriff’s Office at (707) 263-2690.



 

 

 

 

 

 

The Willits City Council appointed current City Clerk and Human Resource Director Adrienne Moore as the interim city manager effective immediately.

Moore will lead the city during the search for a new city manager which is anticipated to take about six months.

Moore and husband Andy have lived in Brooktrails since moving to Mendocino County in 2000. She has worked in a variety of public sector jobs, since 2005 to 2009 as the senior deputy clerk for the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors.

 

 

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