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. 

At the Fort Bragg City Council meeting on January 8, 2018, the city moves to ban outdoor cannabis cultivation for personal use and to require a permit for indoor cultivation.  Limits on commercial cannabis cultivation in city limits are also on the table. 

  Dan Young reports.

The current flu season is hitting early and hard. California hospitals are inundated with patients exhibiting influenza symptoms. According to the Mendocino County Health and Human Services Agency, four people from the County have died from influenza-related illness Since October 1, 2017. Statewide more than 27 individuals under age 65 have died from the flu. That's about eight times higher than what officials usually see this time of year.

 

Kevin Joe / CDFW

  Red abalone across the North Coast are clinging to life on the rocky reefs.  They are starving and dying in alarming numbers. In response, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife closed the 2018 recreational abalone fishery from the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco to the Oregon border. Environmental scientist Cynthia Catton is working with a team of scientists on solutions.  

Carleton E. Watkins, River View, Cathedral Rock, Yosemite, 1861. [J. Paul Getty Museum]

Visiting America's National Parks could get tougher in 2018 if the Trump administration's policy to increase park fees is approved.  The policy cuts into the foundation of American Conservation. Writer and historian Tyler Green explores the history of national parks and the implications of such a policy. 

The Fort Bragg City Council is poised to reduce setback and parking requirements to incentivize a mixed income housing development that would include 30 senior housing units and 14 market rate units. Meanwhile, Fort Bragg’s extreme weather homeless shelter, which was almost canceled this winter, is moving forward. Dan Young reports.

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