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Lake County Convict Arrested for Possession of Drugs and Guns

A Lake County man has been arrested after a search of his home turned up a variety of drugs and several guns. After months of investigation, the Lake County Sheriff’s office served a search warrant last Friday on a residence in Nice suspected of drug activity. Deputies seized about 3.5 pounds of methamphetamine, nearly 5 ounces of fentanyl, and 24 grams of heroin. Also found were weight scales, a large amount of packaged marijuana, and multiple firearms, one of which a Ghost Gun. Brandon Weilert, a.k.a. Brandon Grenols, was arrested for multiple felony crimes, including distributing and selling narcotics and possessing a machine gun. Weilert is prohibited from possessing firearms and ammunition as a result of a prior felony conviction.
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Lake County News

Kelseyville man wins 38th annual Catfish Derby; event back to normal after pandemic changes

CLEARLAKE OAKS, Calif. — Another busy weekend of fishing, weigh-ins and competition is over, with a Kelseyville man hooking the top prize in the annual Catfish Derby. The derby, which began on Friday, closed on Sunday afternoon to the applause of locals and out-of-towners who waited to go home until after the results were announced by Committee Chair Dennis Locke.
Lake County News

Lakeport Fire chief retires; fire board names interim chief

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — After just over a year on the job, Lakeport Fire’s chief has decided to retire. Chief Jeffrey Thomas tendered his resignation to the Lakeport Fire Protection District Board following its meeting on May 10, said Board President John Whitehead. Whitehead said Thomas’ retirement was...
Willits News

MCSO: Men arrested in Willits with more than 125 marijuana plants in trailer

Two Lake County men were arrested in Willits recently for allegedly transporting more than 125 marijuana plants illegally, the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office reported. According to the MCSO, a deputy stopped a vehicle traveling south on Highway 101 around 11:30 p.m. May 6 in the Willits area for what were reportedly “numerous vehicle code violations.”

Single Vehicle Overturns on North End of the Willits Bypass

As of 3:10 p.m., scanner traffic and the California Highway Patrol Traffic Incident Information page indicate a single vehicle has overturned on the north end of the Willits Bypass on Highway 101. The vehicle reportedly flipped over and came to rest in the southbound lane against the embankment. The Incident...

The Health Center Story, Part 2: Finding Its Own Home

It was an enjoyable excursion down memory lane sitting with Mark Apfel in his Greenwood Ridge home backyard garden on a serious spring afternoon last week. Mark is a compelling story-teller, quite good with facts and more important their historic meaning. In about an hour, never mind the side reminiscences about other local characters and adventures, he had spun a valuable recital of the Anderson Valley Health Center’s migration from its first office in the downtown Boonville Spenard building to its own space on Airport Drive next to Anderson Valley High School.

Ride through the mighty redwoods on Skunk Train's sweet new railbikes

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and take a step back in time to ride through ancient redwoods on the historic Skunk Train and railbikes. Since 1885, the Skunk Train has been entertaining and inspiring passengers along the renowned Redwood Route, and the views today are virtually unchanged from those of over a century ago. The redwoods along the tracks tower overhead as you make your way over trestle bridges, along gently wending tributaries, and deep into primeval canyons. These trees can grow to heights of more than 350 feet and can live to be 2,000 years old. Many original groves were left untouched when the line was first built, and today they offer some incredible opportunities to view these silent giants.

Court of Appeal to Consider Mendocino Railway’s Request to Overturn Ruling

Press release from the Mendocino Railway. (Please remember that this is not neutral reporting but a press release from an interested party):. Following an emergency request by Mendocino Railway, the Courts of Appeal issued an order on May 4th suspending the City’s case before Judge Brennan while it reviews his ruling allowing that case to proceed in Mendocino County Superior Court.
Willits News

Rabbit Days coming to Rainbow Ag in Ukiah

Join Garrett Weaver, the junior rabbit leader for Ukiah Shamrock 4-H Club, on Saturday, May 21 from 10 a.m. to noon at Rainbow Ag in Ukiah to learn more about rabbits, see a variety of rabbits and win prizes. There will be four stations at this Spring event: Breeding, Showmanship,...

New Courthouse; Same Old Problems

A new $118 million Mendocino County Courthouse’s design will highlight the “casual lifestyle” of the Ukiah Valley while incorporating the latest construction technologies including onsite solar power generation, according to state court representatives. “It is going to be a light-filled, welcoming building to the public, and it...

PG&E’s Sale of Lumber Taken From Around Power Lines on Public Property Doesn’t Sit Well With Activists

PG&E, which has come under fire from local communities for dropping large swaths of trees as part of an effort to reduce wildfires, has sold a little over a million board feet of lumber from trees it is cutting down around a transmission line on state land in the Jackson Demonstration State Forest. It is paying the agency that manages this property for the lumber. No timber harvest plan was required for this operation.

18-Year-Old Arrested for Assaulting Her 56-Year-Old Fiancé

This is a press release from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:. On 05-06-2022 at approximately 7:23 AM Deputies from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to...