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. 

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Spotted owl populations have plummeted over the past several years despite a decade of protection. Scientists measuring the decline say their populations are decreasing at a rate of 4 percent a year. Turns out, the main culprit is a much larger owl called the Barred owl. It has moved in from the East Coast and has encroached on the smaller owl's territory in Northern California. The Barred owl will also sometimes eat spotted owls and even breed with them, producing what scientists are calling the Sparred Owl.

 

The emergency homeless shelter in Ukiah recently closed, forcing many homeless individuals in Mendocino county to wander the streets and sleep outside at night. The closure puts them at greater risk of being ticketed by police for illegal camping.  

 

The city of Ukiah adopted an illegal camping ordinance in 2014, essentially criminalizing camping and homelessness. 

  

  Alan Schlosser, Senior counsel of the ACLU in Northern California wrote a letter to the city when the ordinance was on the city council meeting agenda in 2014.

 

A 12 year old girl says a man attempted to abduct her while she was walking home from school in the 600 block of Dora Avenue on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. According to a press release issued by the Ukiah Police Department, the girl walked passed a white van parked on the street and the driver asked her to get inside the vehicle. She refused and as she continued walking, he followed her and kept trying to convince her to get into the van. The girl ran back to school for safety. 

 

The March for Science on Earth Day this year swiftly became a global news story. Thousands turned out for marches in U.S. Cities. In Mendocino County, hundreds turned out to march in support of the scientific process and value of research. Here is a montage of some of the highlights, starting with Mendocino High School sophmore Henry Thomas followed by Miriam Kawshiwada of Three Rivers Charter School. 

There is a fire burning a structure next to the Casa Del Mar at 542 on North Main Street in Fort Bragg. It was reported to the Fort Bragg Fire Department around 12:30 pm. Multiple fire units are on the scene working to put it out. According to the Fort Bragg police department, no roads are closed at this time due to the fire. 

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