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Posts published by “Jim Shields”

When It Rains, It Really Pours

Let me throw some numbers at you. Exactly a week ago last Sunday, Laytonville’s precipitation for the rain year starting July 1 was 2.33 inches.…

Water Works (Nov. 21, 2001)

For the past three years, I’ve been urging the Board of Supervisors to assert their leadership, via the dormant county Water Agency, in the critical…

Pot Growers Start Using Wind Machines

Many folks have contacted me regarding the situation involving the noise generated the past week by frost-protection fans operated by Henry’s Original at their 101…

Looking for Answers

In response to my recent column on the continuing chaos of marijuana cultivation in this county, a number of folks sent along their thoughts on…

Supes Rescind Expansion Ordinance

At their Sept. 14 meeting, Supervisors Dan Gjerde, Ted Williams, Glenn McGourty, and Mo Mulheren, all of whom have steadfastly supported the Weed Expansion Ordinance,…

Water Hauling Urgency & Vax Rights

The topic on most folk’s minds was front-and-center at last Tuesday’s (August 31) Board of Supervisors meeting where they unanimously approved two agenda items dealing…

Fishing For Dollars (August 16, 2000)

Patti Campbell, Richard Shoemaker and David Colfax are to be commended for their actions at last week’s Supes’ meeting. They righted a wrong, and you…

Pot & Pork Barrel

All-time records are being set now in weed plantings everywhere in this county. This insane response to the Supervisors’ Cannabis Expansion Ordinance is occurring after…

Fire, Water & Broken Pot Rules

There’s hardly a person in Mendocino County who is not aware of the fact that marijuana cultivation is totally out of control. There are four…

And Then There Was One

I thought the best way to bring you up-to-date on the status of the two referendums seeking an election to overturn, in part or in…

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