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Tempers Flare, Priorities Flee

On July 14 the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors came back from a wholly unearned three week vacation to take care of such crucial business as whether or not the…

Lives & Times of Valley Folk: Cyndee Ahrens-Hollinger

I met with Cyndee (Cynthia Dee) Hollinger, nee Ahrens, a couple of weeks ago and we sat down to talk. She admitted to being a little nervous. I assured her…

‘A Damned Murder, Inc.’

Some time in early or mid-1949 a CIA officer named Bill (his surname is blacked out in the file, which was surfaced by John Kelly in the early 1990s) asked…

Chief Gets a Raise, A Big Raise

Five percent over five years will bring Chief Wilson’s pay from $56,805 to about $72.5k per year when he retires. Chief Tunzi of the Comptche Volunteer Fire Department is not…

Dead Man at Greenwood Bridge

The young man was dead on the trail near the Greenwood Bridge, the dusty path locals walk to get to the swimming holes on the summer time Navarro. The dead…

Bird’s Eye View 7/15/09

Greetings one and all. If you are sitting comfortably then I shall begin, on a sorrowful note I’m afraid. Having just attended a funeral in San Francisco for my friends’…

May He Rest in Darkness

Robert McNamara, who died last week, on July 6, served as Kennedy’s, then as Johnson’s Defense secretary. He contributed more than most to the slaughter of 3.4 million Vietnamese (his…

Back to the Landers?

“Men may as well be imprisoned as excluded from the means of earning their bread.” — John Stewart Mill Our esteemed editor has written in these august pages that he…

KZYX Inside Out

 With the recent rash of programming changes and layoffs at KZYX&Z as an attempt, according to Station Manager John Coate, to balance the books, it appears that the listening audience…

Bird’s Eye View 7/08/2009

Greetings one and all. If you are sitting comfortably then I shall begin. First up it’s the Country and Western Song of the Week. For this award it gives me…

The Bad News Keeps on Coming

Last week we reported that this County's once thriving timber industry had collapsed. This week, we find that the County’s beleaguered hospitality business was struggling too. At the June 23rd…