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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker determined Wednesday there are commercial fishery failures for nine salmon and crab fisheries in Alaska, California and Washington. These fisheries experienced sudden and unexpected large decreases in fish stock biomass due to unusual ocean and climate conditions in recent years. This decision means North Coast communities can seek disaster relief from Congress.

 

The future of local Public and Education Access Television in Mendocino County is uncertain. At the December 6, 2016 Board of Supervisors meeting, county staff recommended axing funding for that part of PEG, which stands for Public, Education and Governmental Access TV, and keeping only the government access channel. The three channels, 3,64, and 65, are available to Comcast subscribers throughout the county.  The Board of Supervisor's ad-hoc committee meeting on PEG takes place Thursday, January 19 at 10:00 at the Willits Center for the Arts.

Forecasts for the Russian and Navarro rivers, which were predicted not to flood Tuesday, are now reaching higher peaks today Wednesday. 

According to the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office, the Russian River is expected to reach the 18-foot monitor stage by early Thursday morning and peak just below the flood stage at 21 feet. Floodwaters, the sheriff office said, may hit farmland along its banks in Hopland. Still, Highway 175 in the town is likely to close.

Forecasts for the Russian and Navarro rivers, which were predicted not to flood Tuesday, are now reaching higher peaks today Wednesday. 

According to the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office, the Russian River is expected to reach the 18-foot monitor stage by early Thursday morning and peak just below the flood stage at 21 feet. Floodwaters, the sheriff office said, may hit farmland along its banks in Hopland. Still, Highway 175 in the town is likely to close.

 

Forecasts for the Russian and Navarro rivers, which were predicted not to flood Tuesday, are now reaching higher peaks today Wednesday.

 

According to the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office, the Russian River is expected to reach the 18-foot monitor stage by early Thursday morning and peak just below the flood stage at 21 feet. Floodwaters, the sheriff office said, may hit farmland along its banks in Hopland.

 

Still, Highway 175 in the town is likely to close.

 

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