Jason Morash


Jason is the newest member of the KZYX news team. He's quickly made a great impression as he has been keep the community updated on road conditions during our recent storms.

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.


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 man who went missing in Ukiah on Wednesday was found Thursday morning.

Authorities with the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office said 24-year-old Trevor Cooper arrived around 4 a.m. at Howard Memorial Hospital. There, Cooper told deputies he had been kidnapped and held overnight.

Due to his minor injuries, he didn’t give quote “much detail” about his alleged abduction or those involved.

Another person was arrested in relation to the case of a Ukiah man suspected of molesting multiple children.

According to a release from the Ukiah Police Department,  30-year-old Shannon Barajas was arrested on June 4th in suspicion of threatening a witness attached to the investigation of her husband, Jaime Barajas.

She was booked into the county jail and her bail was set at $25,000.

Meanwhile, her husband remains in custody with bail set at $1.4 millon. He is charged with molesting a 14-year-old and other unknown victims over an unspecified period of time.