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.

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. 

Slightly cooler but still hot inland temperatures can be expected on Wednesday with increasing cloudiness and fog along the coast. Another round of increasing heat is forecast throughout the interior from Thursday through the weekend while warm and pleasant conditions are expected along the coast.

On the seas, northerly winds will create small craft-advisory conditions in the southern outer waters until Friday. Gale force winds may occur over the northern waters.

And now, let’s take a look at your two-day forecast for Lake and Mendocino Counties…

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The Big River Bridge Installation Project will begin next Tuesday, Sept. 6.  

During construction, public access from the beach parking lot to the quarry will be closed but the other sections of the State Park will be open for day use.

Officials hope to have the project completed by November. However, the contractor has a calendar year to complete the project. 

Mendocino County Sheriff's Office

Two men were arrested in Ukiah on Sunday after one of them allegedly fired a gun into the ground during an argument.

According to the Ukiah Daily Journal, the altercation between 47-year-old Roman Garcia Maciel and his 50-year-old brother Miguel occurred before 4:50 p.m. in the 900 block of Waugh Lane.

The Ukiah Police Department told the paper that Roman Maciel went inside his house during the argument to get a bolt-action rifle and came out to fire it four times into the ground. When officers responded to the scene, the brothers appeared intoxicated.

The town hall in Fort Bragg on August 10, 2017 covered a wide array of local, regional, and state topics. Education, the Willits bypass, the Caltrans Richardson Grove project, and healthcare are featured in Part II with reporter Jason Morash.