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Lawsuit Filed Over Potter Valley Water Project

Oct 24, 2017

Oct 24, 2017 — The Potter Valley Water Project remains controversial, as PG&E, which holds the license for the project, prepares its proposal for relicensing in 2022. On Friday, October 13, attorneys for California River Watch and Coast Action Group filed a lawsuit claiming that the project interferes with the habitat and survival of endangered Coho and Chinook salmon and steelhead trout.

Mendocino County Air Quality Management District

In the midst of cooler weather and recent rains Cal Fire reminds everyone that burn permits are still suspended for residential and outdoor burning.


The agency also asks residents to prepare and take precautions to prevent wildfires. For more information visit


In order for hazardous fuel conditions to subside, Mendocino Unit representative Tricia Austin said it will take multiple wet storms. 

The structure fire which erupted in Brooktrails Sunday and destroyed four rental units was caused by a cannabis extraction lab explosion.


According to Brooktrails Fire Department Chief Daryl Schoeppner, the fire started around 9:30 p.m. in one of the units located in the 24 thousand block of Birch Street. Further details into the fire's cause weren't released, but the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office did confirm to The Willits News that the extraction lab ignited the blaze.


Bliss And The Billy Goat

Oct 20, 2017

Oct 20, 2017 -- The large animal evacuation at the fairgrounds in Ukiah is winding down, with animals either returning to their homes or heading out to temporary pastures. We'll hear from Bliss, who is still working hard to keep the operation running, and we'll also catch up with that goat from Redwood Valley.