Sheri Quinn

News Director

Sheri is the current news director at KZYX. Sheri has an impressive C.V. and comes to KZYX from Utah where she was an award winning journalist and reporter.

Sheri proved her talents to the KZYX listeners during the important extensive coverage of the fires in Lake county. Her reporting on local elections and the growing concern over changes in the local cannabis industry has won her praises from all over Northern California. 

Due to the recent fires, the Mendocino County Air Quality Management District has activated an air quality advisory for Mendocino Counties.

According to a press release from the MCAQMD, smoke from the Grade Fire is expected to bring some communities into the unhealthy range. The threat mostly lies with Potter Valley and portions of Lake County as the winds are blowing towards the south east.

The herbicide glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto's weed-killer called Round Up, is going on the state of California's list of potentially cancerous chemicals, the list is required by state law under proposition 65. Officials from the state's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment announced on Monday the glyphosate listing will become effective on July 7, 2017.


The Log Walk event that started last year in protest of timber company practices such as the Hack and Squirt method, where tanoak trees are injected with an herbicide and killed, continues next weekend. The Pacific Alliance for Indigenous and Environmental Action - a coalition of activists, recently announced they are hosting another walk in protest of Caltrans' plans to widen part of Highway 101 through ancient redwoods at Richardson Grove State Park in Humboldt County.

Fireworks Are Illegal

Jun 18, 2017

All types of fireworks are illegal in Mendocino County reminds CAL FIRE Mendocino Unit Chief George Gonzalez. He states the careless handling of fireworks pose a major danger to California and its residents, and that fireworks have caused serious injuries nationwide. Children are at the greatest risk of injury.

The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for inland Mendocino County through Tuesday, June 20, 2017. Temperatures are expected to peak between the mid 90’s and 107 degrees.

Three new cases of human sex trafficking were reported in northern California since 2016, according to trafficking survivor Elle Snow and founder of Game Over, a survivor led organization working to end sex trafficking


Snow has turned her horrifying experience into an awareness campaign - helping other victims across the United States escape trafficking and educating communities about how to identify it, prevent it, and more.  

Mendocino County Sheriff's Office

A man with a black handgun (pictured) entered the West America Bank in Gualala Thursday around 2:00p.m and demanded cash from the bank tellers, according to the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office. The suspect is described as a white male approximately 5'10" with a thin build. He was wearing a dark wig and sunglasses and ran from the bank northbound with an undisclosed amount of cash. 

If you have any information on this case, please call the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office Dispatch Center at (707) 463-4086 or (707) 234-2100.


Mendocino County launched the Medical Cannabis Cultivation program on May 4, 2017. The county Executive Office issued a statement Friday about additional guidelines for the cannabis permitting application process. Steps include: making an appointment with the Department of Agriculture, submitting an application with the checklist and taking that list to the treasurer/tax collectors office to pay the initial non-refundable application fee, and returning the application to the Department of Agriculture for processing and approval.