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The Laytonville Dump; the Rest of the Story

As much as I hate to admit it, I’ve been involved with the Laytonville landfill since the early 90s when the debate first raged about closing the damn thing. Back then Jim Eddie, of Potter Valley, was our supervisor. Eddie’s take on people who were demanding — and demonstrating...

Sunday Night Crash Near Covelo Results in Major Injuries—Drunk Driving Suspected

A single-vehicle collision on Sunday evening, January 22, 2022 southeast of Covelo left a driver hospitalized with major injuries. California Highway Patrol Officer Jonathan Clevenger confirmed the driver was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. Originally reported around 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, emergency personnel located a vehicle approximately...

[Update] RCSD Delivered Shut-Off Notices to Several Customers as Past Due Debt Threatens the District’s Financial Security

Twenty-three customers of the Redway Community Service District (RCSD) received shut-off notices yesterday. An additional sixty customers are expected to receive the shut-off notices next month if they do not pay their water bill. RCSD Officer Manager, Glenn Gradin, said that customers have been notified with letters included in bills,...

Letter Writer Expresses ‘Whole-Hearted Support for Measure U’

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The Home of Two Redway Schoolteachers Knocked off Foundation During Earthquake

Two Redway elementary schoolteachers are struggling to deal with terrible damage to their home, moving, and storing their belongings after a recent earthquake. Nicole Keenan, a local resident, created a GoFundMe page to assist two coworkers, Jim and Lara Garrison, whose Rio Dell home was damaged in the recent earthquakes. According to Keenan, the house was knocked off of its foundation and deemed uninhabitable.

18 Months After an Attempted Murder on a Covelo Cannabis Grow, a Suspect Is in Custody

A year and a half ago, a cannabis cultivator shot another on a remote grow east of Covelo. Out of the eyes of the public, the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office identified a suspect, Jose Javier Salazar Cruz, and issued a warrant for attempted murder. In October 2022, the long arm of the law caught up with him in New Mexico. Now, 18 months after the crime, the suspected shooter is in custody awaiting trial behind the bars of the Mendocino County Jail.

Film Made by Local Students Moves on to State Competition

“One Pill Can Kill”, a short film made by students at Casterlin High School in Blocksburg, has won the 2023 Elks Drug Awareness competition for the Elks Northwest District. The film has been forwarded to the Elks’ California/Hawaii state contest. The video, spearheaded by student Tenzin Wood, took...

One Dead in Tragic Crash West of Alderpoint

Press release from the Garberville California Highway Patrol Office:. On January 19, 2023 at approximately 1320 hours, the driver was operating his 2013 Polaris Ranger on private property north of Alderpoint Road just west of Alderpoint. For reason still under investigation, the driver lost control of the Polaris and it overturned down an embankment. Subsequently, The driver was ejected from the Polaris and the Polaris came to rest on top of him and he succumbed to his injuries on scene.

Avenue of the Giants Closed North of Myers Flat Tuesday

Caltrans is warning residents and travelers that the Avenue of the Giants (Hwy 254) “will be fully closed north of Myers Flat Tues. Jan. 24 from 7am-7pm.”. “A contractor is conducting inclement weather preparations in the area, removing hazardous trees and branches,” their Twitter account explained. They say,...
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O’Neill: Good enough vs. doing it right (column)

This is our farm column from farmer Casey O’Neill. O’Neill is the owner operator of HappyDay Farms north of Laytonville, and a long time advocate for the cannabis community in Mendocino Co; more of his writing can be found here. The opinions expressed in this column are those of the writer. If you would like to submit a letter to the editor feel free to write to [email protected].

Air Ambulance En Route to UTV Crash Off of Alderpoint Road

First responders are en route to the scene of a side-by-side, utility vehicle rollover accident near the cross of Alderpoint Road and Old Harris Road. The accident was reported just before 1:30 p.m. on January 19. Alderpoint Fire, along with other emergency personnel are responding to the scene where the...

Looking For An Ark

OK, think fast, I’m gonna throw some numbers at you. Two weeks ago on Dec. 27, our season rain total stood at 16.95 inches which was 9 inches below the historical average for that date. A fortnight later, on Tuesday, Jan. 11 as I write this column, our season-to-date...

Sluggish Wildcats top Laytonville, get set for St. Bernard’s

It wasn’t their best performance of the season, but the Ferndale Wildcats managed to get a win over Laytonville in boys basketball on Wednesday by the score of 62-45. With the win, the Cats are now 12-6 on the season. “We didn’t play our game and we didn’t have...