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. 

Another suspect has been arrested in the murder of 57 year-old Jamie Shipman of Caspar. 

Mendocino County Sheriff's detectives gathered enough evidence to arrest 20 year-old Alexander Coan, the son of the first suspect, Kelley Coan, on Saturday May 27 in Comtche in Mendocino County. He is being held in the county jail under $500,000 bail.

Neighbors heard gunshots on May 23, the day Shipman was found dead in her home on the same chunk of property where the mother and son lived - who are now both being held for murder.

A man died while diving along the Mendocino coast Saturday morning. Mendocino County Sheriff's Captain Greg Van Patten told the Press Democrat authorities were alerted to a diver in distress at Bowling Ball Beach near Point Arena. The man was pulled from the water in a rocky area and despite life saving efforts, he died at the scene. Authorities have not released his name yet.

A new iteration of a non cultivation Ordinance for Mendocino County was accepted at the Mendocino County Board of Supervisor's special meeting on Tuesday, May 23. That is according to Jude Thilman, owner of Dragon Fly Wellness Center, a dispensary in Fort Bragg. She said a number of people responded to the written documents that came from Mary Lynn Hunt, Chief planner for the county planning and building services. They included cultivators, manufacturers, dispensary owners, and others in the industry, she provided Kzyx with the details from this part of the meeting.

Mendocino County Sheriff's Office

The Caspar murder suspect, 39-year-old Kelley Coan, is in police custody in San Joaquin County. She surrendered after contacting an attorney, according to the Medocino Sheriff's facebook page. The victim's vehicle was in her possession in that county and was recovered.

Coan has been booked into the San Joaquin County Jail on one count of homicide and is being held on a NO BAIL status.

The Blue Zone Project

The City of Ukiah and Ukiah Valley Medical Center are exploring ways to help you live longer and happier in Mendocino County.  They are exploring a system called The Blue Zone Project and want your feedback.