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The northern pikeminnow have been preying on salmon and steelhead juveniles in the Eel river watershed since 1979, when the non native fish was first introduced, likely by fishermen using them for bass bait.

The Eel River Recovery Project surveyed pike minnow populations in the river in 2016 and released their results in February 2017.  Pat Higgins, director of the Eel River Recovery Project has the details in part 1 of the Pikeminnow Invasion. 

Approximately 100 people were evacuated from their homes in Lakeport Monday as water levels in Clear Lake hit their highest mark in decades.

The mandatory evacuations were issued  at around 4:30 p.m. for  four locations: Lucky Four Resort at 1060 N. Main St., Aqua Village Mobile Home Park at 1350 S. Main St., Willow Point Resort  at 1 First St, and and Esplanade Street from Main Street to K. Street.

"This one caught everyone by surprise," District 3 county supervisor Jim Steele said.

In one of the latest developments of cannabis news in Mendocino County, the Ukiah City Council Wednesday night unanimously voted to adopt an ordinance to allow the regulation of medical marijuana dispensaries within city limits. During public comment, semi-retired physician Dr. Robert Werra discussed a petition he said was signed by more than 40 local physicians who are opposed to a dispensary in the city.  Over the past few months, public hearings have been held on the issue and many local citizens have expressed both opposition and support of a regulated cannabis dispensary in Ukiah. 

The cities of Willits, Ukiah and Fort Bragg in Mendocino County are currently working out their own cannabis regulations in the face of state legalization of recreational marijuana, Proposition 64. One of the most recent developments in the local cannabis scene is in the city of Fort Bragg. The city moved towards allowing cannabis manufacturing at their city council meeting on Monday, February 13. 

 

Jason Morash

 

LOWER LAKE--The myriad of debris in Lower Lake left by the destructive Clayton Fire — at least on the state level — has been cleaned up, Lake County officials said Wednesday.

 

According to county Environmental Health Director Ray Ruminski, Cal Recycle completed its debris removal work on more than 150 properties in the burn area last week. Most were properties whose owners granted a right of entry to the state program while a handful were nuisance abatements issued by the county. 

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