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One person is dead and four hurt after two boats collided at Lake Mendocino Saturday night. The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office says they are looking into several factors surrounding the crash that killed 26-year-old Miguel Corona of Ukiah around 1030pm Saturday near the North Boat Ramp. They say one of the boats had just left the dock as the other was approaching it. The Yolo County Sheriff’s Office Marine Patrol Unit is assisting in the investigation, which is looking at possible alcohol involvement, the darkness and speed of the boats, and whether or not the driver of one of the boats fled the scene.

The Lake County Office of Emergency Services is updating their Local Hazard Mitigation Plan and will be holding a couple of public meetings about it. The 2012 Local Hazard Mitigation Plan includes preparation for floods, drought, wildfires, severe weather and other concerns, with the goal of reducing overall losses during a disaster. Lake County OES says only communities that have a FEMA-approved Hazard Mitigation Plan are eligible to apply for both pre- and post-disaster mitigation grant money and for lower costs of flood insurance for residents so they need it be as accurate as possible and encourage you to come listen and speak up:

July 12, 2017
Planning Committee Meeting 2pm-4:30 pm
Lake County Board of Supervisor’s Room
255 North Forbes Street
Lakeport, CA 95453

July 12 2017
Public Information Meeting 6pm-7:30pm
Kelseyville High School
5480 Main Street
Kelseyville, CA 95451

A Laytonville High School Junior is one of four girls representing California in the National High School Rodeo Association Finals Rodeo in Barrel Racing. Hailey Finnegan and her horse Beach Cat finished fourth in the state in barrel racing at the California High School Rodeo Association State Finals, which qualified her to be part of the California team at Nationals which take place July 16-22 in Gillette, Wyoming. By going to Nationals, Hailey will be part of the world’s largest rodeo featuring over 1,750 contestants from 43 states as well as Canada and Australia.

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