Archives for November 2016

Missing Mushroom Picker Found Safe

A woman who was missing for three days after a mushroom picking trip on Branscomb Road was found safe over the weekend. Mendocino County Sheriff’s deputies, along with multi-county agencies assisting on the search, located 58-year-old Mary Ann Dowd at around 1:30pm Saturday. MCSO is thanking the CAL FIRE Mendocino Unit for their assistance with the search.

HS Football Semi-Final Matches

In NCS football playoffs: The Ukiah Wildcats ended their great season Friday night in a semifinal loss to Campolindo. Kelseyville kept it close, but couldn’t beat the Fort Bragg Timberwolves in the semifinals of the North Coast Section Division V semifinals.

Nararro River Crests Over 9 Feet

With all the rain over the weekend, the The USGS River gauge reported the Navarro River crested at 9.61 feet – which is far from the flood level at 23-feet. Som local 24 hour rain totals from Saturday to Sunday were from 1.35 to 1.69 inches in Ukiah, and 1.52 inches in Willits.

Weather Could Impact Thanksgiving Travel

Weather could impact your travel plans for Thanksgiving. The National Weather Service is calling for the following in the region: Mountain snow, small hail, widespread rain, and high winds. Travelers are reminded to have a car safety kit, chains ready for snow, and to check road conditions at: – or call 1-800-GAS-ROAD.

Verbal Arguement Lead to Shooting in Ukiah

A verbal argument led to the fatal shooting on Tuesday in Ukiah. According to the Mendocino County Sherrif’s Department, 62-year-old Steven Ryan and the male victim got into in a verbal argument over a possible trespass situation after the victim was seen rummaging through a waste disposal bin on the property in the 220 Block of East Perkins Street. Authorities say both parties may have approached each other where numerous shots were fired by Ryan with the victim being struck by one or more rounds from a large caliber handgun. Ryan has been charged with murder. An autopsy has been scheduled to determine the exact cause of death and or the full extent of the victim’s injuries.

Ukiah on Ice Coming Next Month

You’ll be able to ice skate soon in downtown Ukiah. A volunteer work force is building the giant sand box which will hold the ice in place. Ukiah on Ice will be open every day starting Sunday, December 4th until its final day on January 8th, 2017.

NCS Playoff Games Friday Night

There’s two big NCS football Playoff games this Friday night. The number 5 seed Ukiah Wildcats will travel to Number 1 Campolindo after their win last week in the Division 2 bracket. Kelseyville, the No. 6 seed, will travel to No. 2 Fort Bragg. Those schools met earlier this month at Kelseyville and the Timberwolves won by one point.

MCSO Release Details of Fatal Shooting in Ukiah

The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office has provided some details on the fatal shooting in Ukiah yesterday. The shooting was first reported around 11:20 a.m. in the 200 block of Vichy Springs Road. 62-year-old Steven Ryan told police he shot the 20-year-old male victim in self-defense for trespassing on his property. MCSO investigators determined the self defense claim may not be legally justified under the circumstances of this case, and Ryan was taken into custody on murder charges.

Fort Bragg Pubic Meeting on Sanctuary City

The Fort Bragg City Council’s Sanctuary City ad hoc committee will hold a public meeting on Monday, November 28, at 3:00 pm and the community is welcome to attend. The meeting will be held at Fort Bragg Town Hall, 363 N. Main Street, Fort Bragg. The committee plans to report back to the City Council at its meeting that evening at 6:00 pm.

Bike Race Application Approved for Lakeport

The Lakeport City Council has approved an application for a bike race that will happen downtown in the summer of 2017. The application was from the Main Street Elite Cycling Team to hold a USA Cycling-sanctioned criterium bicycle race. The organization estimates 300 highly trained riders could participate in the race. They say the race help the Northern California Cycling community see that that Lakeport is a world class criterium course.