Skip navigation

Two wildfires in Mendocino County reported. The first yesterday afternoon around 3-30 at mile post 77 along Hwy 101 in Laytonville. They called it the Spy Fire. It took a couple hours to contain. It burned a ½ acre of grass and brush. The second, the Tan fire just 15 minutes after the first, in Leggett at Tan Oak Park. IT two was contained in 2 hours, but that one charred 4.5 acres of grass and heavy timber. Power lines went down too. Cal Fire reports hot temperatures, dry conditions and winds made the fires burn like it was late July. They are warn the public to be careful as about 95% of all wildfires they respond to are human caused.

Talk about laid back… Colorado has added a new recreational activity to go with their legalized recreational marijuana. CannaCamp opens July 1st in Durango calling itself the country’s first cannabis-friendly ranch resort. You don’t get pot as a perk because that’s still against the law, but you can BYOP and use it there. Besides horseshoes and hiking, guests get yoga sessions and workshops on marijuana cultivation. Rates start at $395 per person a night.

20 years of free bacon for four lucky lotto winners in Indiana. The $2 scratch-and-sniff bacon scented tickets went on sale Tuesday offering the winners prizes up to $10,000 and the prize of all prizes, a chance to win up to $250 worth of bacon a year, or about 40 pounds. It’s part of a partnership with the Indiana Pork Board to highlight pork raised in state.

A woman in Redwood Valley has been killed in crash and police are searching for the driver of the other vehicle. The crash yesterday on Highway 20. Police looking to speak with a driver of a pickup they say may have contributed to the wreck. CHP says the crash was east of Floyd Way in Nice. The woman in a 2010 Toyota Corolla police say tried passing the white pickup truck by using the center two-way turn lane. They say she was trying to pass the truck which seemed to accelerate as the vehicles went around a right curve. She lost control and crashed down an embankment, the pickup disappeared.

A second and final reading to be held by the Clearlake City Council of an ordinance to strengthen rules regarding marijuana growing. The meeting tomorrow night at City Hall at 6 where the main item of business will be the updated ordinance after the council rescinded another ordinance in February banning all marijuana cultivation in the city. But that was met with the threat of a lawsuit. The police chief says the city’s never really been able to enforce the previous, now to be updated ordinance, because it’s a civil ordinance that police cannot enforce. Plant numbers will revert back to 2013 numbers.

It’s back to the bargaining table for full and part time Mendocino College faculty union members. A union rep who’s also a PT teacher at the college says there’s more issues besides more money for teachers, even though the school’s representatives have recommended a 0 percent raise for part time teachers. Some of the impasse has to do with part time teachers feeling they can provide the proper support for students to be successful. So now the two sides are on a fact finding mission and pause in negotiations. A full time teacher and union rep says they’ve been offered a one percent increase and lowered their request from 4.85 to 3.85 percent.

A man from Nice has been found guilty of killing a woman during a drug deal. As we’ve been reporting Daniel Loyd had said the murder was an accident, admitting he shot Cindy Quiett while in a confrontation about cash and drugs with her boyfriend in Sept. of 2013 in Lucerne. He also admitted he had not slept in about a week and a half and was on meth that whole time. The jury found Loyd guilty on all five felony counts in the case including first-degree felony murder, with a special circumstance. Special allegations also found to be true that he used a gun in the murder and that he committed attempted robbery and assault with a firearm. He faces life in prison without the possibility of parole. A sentencing date’s not been set.

A state bill making vaccination for school children mandatory has passed a key hurdle. The Assembly Health Committee passed the bill 12-6 yesterday. It ends the “personal belief exemption” allowing parents to skip vaccines if they don’t believe in them. There are however medical exemptions, but none that are religious. Many people against the bill appearing at testimony hissing. The bill now heads to the full assembly.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: