Willits, CAkymkemp.com

[UPDATE 7:38 p.m.: Forward Progress Stopped] Fire Growing Near Willits; Structures Threatened

A vegetation fire southwest of Willits first reported about 5:20 p.m. has resulted in a full wildland dispatch including ground and air resources. The California Highway Patrol Traffic Incident Information page and scanner traffic indicates the fire is near the intersection of Black Bart Drive and Ridgewood Road. About 5:47 p.m., the Bart Incident Commander reported the fire has grown to ten acres, is growing at a moderate rate of spread, and structures are threatened by the blaze. He described the fire burning down a south slope and a southwest wind pushing it. Four air tankers have been dispatched to the Bart Incident. Five additional engines have been requested for the Bart Fire.
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Mendocino County, CAmendofever.com

51-Year-Old Willits Man Takes His Own Life Reminding Mendocino County Residents of the Risks of Suicide in Rural Areas

Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Captain Greg Van Patten confirmed that a 51-year-old Willits man committed suicide last night by stabbing himself in the chest. Captain Van Patten said the man was “home with family members when the suicide occurred.”. Though difficult to consider, Mendocino County residents need to remember that...
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Ukiah, CAmendofever.com

One COVID-19 Case Detected at Ukiah’s Patrona Restaurant

The Mendocino County COVID-19 Department Operations Center has confirmed a positive COVID-19 case at the following location:. Members of the public who visited this facility between July 23 – July 24, 2021, may have been exposed to COVID-19, and are advised to seek COVID-19 testing if unvaccinated or seek testing if exhibiting symptoms while vaccinated.
Mendocino County, CAThe Mendocino Voice

Mendocino County COVID-19 death count rises to 51 as Point Arena, Fort Bragg recommend masking regardless of vaccination status

MENDOCINO Co., 7/29/21 — A 73 year old man from Willits was reported dead Wednesday as a result of a COVID-19 infection, marking 51 pandemic deaths in Mendocino County so far. A total of 45 new cases were reported Monday, including infections confirmed over the weekend, with 18 additional cases Tuesday and 12 more on Wednesday for a local total of 4,658, according to Mendocino County Public Health.
Willits, CAWillits News

101 Trailer & RV Supply under new ownership

101 Trailer & RV Supply started the year off with new owners, Jennifer and Jack Drew. Jennifer explained that they did not want the long-time business to close down when the previous owner was ready to retire. She said of the store, “It’s such a need in our county and in our town.”
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Mendocino County, CAThe Mendocino Voice

High heat and isolated thunderstorms prompt Fire Weather Watch, Red Flag Warning

MENDOCINO Co., 7/29/21 — The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Fire Weather Watch and a Red Flag Warning for Friday afternoon and evening in northeastern Mendocino County as well as parts of Lake and Trinity counties due to high heat and thunderstorms in the forecast. Thunderstorms are expected today, Friday and Saturday – but Friday afternoon and evening those lightning storms will combine with a heat wave for heightened fire risk.
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Fort Bragg Digest

Weather Forecast For Fort Bragg

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Fort Bragg: Thursday, July 29: Mostly sunny during the day; while partly cloudy overnight; Friday, July 30: Mostly sunny during the day; while partly cloudy overnight; Saturday, July 31: Partly sunny during the day; while mostly cloudy overnight; Sunday, August
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Mendocino County, CAPress Democrat

Rohnert Park man identified as Mendocino County homicide victim

A 27-year-old Rohnert Park man was identified as the victim of a homicide reported last week in a rural area of Mendocino County. Edgar Alejandro Becerra-Almaraz was pronounced dead early July 23 after authorities responded to calls of gunfire in the 50-000 block of Bell Springs Road, according to the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office.
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Family of Former Mendocino Resident Lost on Oregon Volcano Says ‘There Is No More Appropriate Tombstone for Steve than Mt. Jefferson’

A statement published on social media by Steven Van Pelt’s sister, the former Mendocino County man who went missing on Oregon’s Mt. Jefferson last Friday, announced that after “every effort has been made,” rescue crews have “not been able to spot [Steven] and the ravine where we believe he is resting is inaccessible.”
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