Options, My Asphalt!

With the summer roadwork season already in swing, conflicting claims about the asphalt production capacity of the county are being aired, while two proposed plants remain in litigation limbo, and a the managers of the Granite plant outside of Ukiah claim they can cover all the needs of the county. Meanwhile the Grist Creek plant, […]

Questions Mount About Pot Growers Association

While the Mendocino County Small Farmers Association, a marijuana group of unclear purpose, has made claims it is also a non profit group, The Willits News could not locate any such registration and a spokesman for the California Tax Franchise Board says the SFA never filed for one. The Small Farmers Association Facebook and web […]

Drought Compounds Water Disputes

Everyone in Mendocino County has heard the old adage, “Whiskey is for drinking and water is for fighting over,” and with the ongoing drought the old adage has rung truer than ever. Recently much attention has focused on outright theft, or illegal diversions that go to marijuana gardens, cases where it would seem that the […]

Honey Oil Production Explodes In Mendocino

Last month in Ukiah, Wayne Briley stood in front of the board of supervisors waving a hash oil extractor, an empty butane canister and some other butane hash oil (BHO) making paraphernalia, explaining to the supervisors why houses are blowing up across California. Briley heads the Redwood Empire Hazardous Incident Team (REHIT), a county level […]