Thanks to everyone who contributed to the overwhelming success of our KZYX Fall Fund Drive! Together, we not only met our $70,000 goal -- we exceeded it by more than $20,000!

With a drive total of $90,130 at noon on Saturday, and calls still coming in, it's clear that KZYX is an important resource for the communities of our area.

We will move forward with our plans to Be All We Can Be, inspired by your strong show of support. We will continue to be with you every day offering more diversity in news, music, and cultural programming than anyone else.

Jeffrey Parker

The membership of KZYX  has voted overwhelmingly to approve bylaw changes designed to strengthen board governance and effectiveness by reducing the frequency of board elections to every other year from annually and extending the term of board members to four years from three.

Independent tabulator P.J. Nielsen reported that 705 members voted yes to the changes, or 95.5 percent of the vote, while 33 or 4.5 percent voted no. There was one spoiled ballot and several that stated no preference. Only ballots received in Ms Nielsen’s Post Office box by 31 October were counted.

Its autumn and for high school that means homecoming. This annual celebration of school spirit goes back more than 100 years, and it all revolves around a football game. Footballs popularity is declining nationwide, 6.6% in the last decade according to The Washington Post. Potter Valley is one of five Mendocino county schools without a team this year.  Coach Paul Monlux says there weren’t enough students interested. 

Oct 26, 2018 -- More than a hundred people attended Thursday night's meeting about additional dwelling units, or ADUs, in Fort Bragg's Town Hall last night. Building experts, financial whizzes, and a business advisor from West Company were among the speakers. The North Coast Housing Action Team, a group of volunteers affiliated with Healthy Mendocino, put together two panels, one on the details of building the units, and another on the economic side of things.

Oct 24, 2018 — For another look at forest health, our friends at KMUD News recently spent the afternoon in Karuk tribal lands on the northeast edge of Humboldt County during an interagency collaboration on prescribed burns among CalFire, the US Forest Service, and tribal members. Lauren Schmitt reports on some of the stories and traditions of the Karuk practice of burning in the forest to benefit people, plants, and wildlife.

 

Forrest Glyer

The firehouse in Willits is aging and outdated.  A special property tax to fund the construction of a new one (Measure J) is on the November 6, 2018 ballot.  The tax would apply to all property owners in the 240 square miles of the Little Lake District.  Forrest Glyer reports. 

 

It's October and for high school sports that means homecoming. Homecoming activities usually include a football game, a dance and of course the crowning of homecoming king and queen. There is a stereotype that the homecoming queen is a cheerleader but this is the 21st century and our culture is changing.  Anderson Valley High School broke that stereotype last Saturday when they crowned Ava Sanchez homecoming queen. Sanchez is a football player. Hear the full story here:

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Election workers in Florida have been counting remaining ballots by hand in the close U.S. Senate and state agriculture commissioner contest, as a number of lawsuits are still outstanding in the final 48 hours before official election results are due to the state.

If a federal judge declines to extend the state's deadline, county canvassing boards need to turn in their official results following machine and manual recounts by noon on Sunday.

Updated at 2:13 p.m. ET

President Trump has completed written answers to questions about the Russia investigation from Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller.

The president told reporters on Friday that he wrote the answers, not his lawyers, and that he did so "very easily."

Trump said he suspected some of the questions were designed to be pitfalls and catch him in a "perjury trap" — to induce to him to lie about things for which prosecutors might already have contradictory evidence.

Prosecutors are negotiating a potential plea agreement with the Russian woman who was charged over the summer with being a clandestine foreign agent.

The U.S. attorney's office for Washington, D.C., said in a court filing that its lawyers are in talks with counsel for the woman, Maria Butina, who also was charged with alleged conspiracy.

Her lawyers have said she is simply a naive young woman who was "jabbering" about her efforts to influence U.S. politicians.

When the sun rose over California on Friday, it found a state substantially changed from just a week ago. A pair of wildfires, both to the north and south, have killed dozens of people, left hundreds more missing and reduced the entire community of Paradise to smoldering ash and ruin.

Amid all the destruction, life goes on, albeit substantially changed.

Novelist and screenwriter William Goldman, who wrote the beloved cult classic The Princess Bride and won Oscars for writing All the President's Men and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, has died at 87.

Goldman's son-in-law, Mike Pavol, tells NPR that Goldman died Friday morning in New York City.

His legend was cemented in Hollywood, but Goldman himself was an avowed New Yorker. He was born in Chicago, went to Oberlin College in Ohio, served briefly in the military and got a master's in English from Columbia University in New York.

Updated at 1:13 p.m. ET

A federal judge in Washington, D.C., delivered a blow to President Trump Friday, ruling in favor of CNN and the news media.

Judge Timothy Kelly, a Trump appointee, ordered the White House to restore correspondent Jim Acosta's press credentials, something the White House said later it would do.

"Each day he [Acosta] is deprived ... [he] suffers a harm that cannot be remedied in retrospect," Kelly said.

A big car company is going small. Ford is buying electric scooter company Spin.

Ford and Spin won't confirm the price tag, but reports put the purchase price at $100 million and an overall investment from Ford of $200 million.

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced sweeping rules on how colleges handle cases of sexual assault and harassment that she says will fix a "failed" and "shameful" system that has been unfair to accused students.

Updated at 10:15 a.m. ET

More than 600 people are missing in the wake of the Northern California wildfire known as the Camp Fire, authorities say. It's a number that has ballooned rapidly and is expected to continue to fluctuate. The Butte County Sheriff's Office had said late Wednesday that 130 people were missing; on Thursday evening, the list had grown to 631.

Updated at 12:00 p.m. ET

The U.S. government may be preparing criminal charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, according to suggestions in a document filed in an unrelated case.

Assange's name appeared at least twice in papers filed in the Eastern District Court of Virginia, both times appearing to say that Assange has already been made the subject of his own case.

Prosecutors in Virginia say the court document was an error.

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All Board of Directors meetings and committee meetings are open to KZYX members and the public.  However, since attendance tends to be low for most meetings, the Board will hold several special meetings each year to encourage attendance and receive feedback from our members and the public. 

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Its autumn and for high school that means homecoming. This annual celebration of school spirit goes back more than 100 years, and it all revolves around a football game. Footballs popularity is declining nationwide, 6.6% in the last decade according to The Washington Post. Potter Valley is one of five Mendocino county schools without a team this year.  Coach Paul Monlux says there weren’t enough students interested. 

Oct 26, 2018 -- More than a hundred people attended Thursday night's meeting about additional dwelling units, or ADUs, in Fort Bragg's Town Hall last night. Building experts, financial whizzes, and a business advisor from West Company were among the speakers. The North Coast Housing Action Team, a group of volunteers affiliated with Healthy Mendocino, put together two panels, one on the details of building the units, and another on the economic side of things.

Oct 24, 2018 — For another look at forest health, our friends at KMUD News recently spent the afternoon in Karuk tribal lands on the northeast edge of Humboldt County during an interagency collaboration on prescribed burns among CalFire, the US Forest Service, and tribal members. Lauren Schmitt reports on some of the stories and traditions of the Karuk practice of burning in the forest to benefit people, plants, and wildlife.

 

Forrest Glyer

The firehouse in Willits is aging and outdated.  A special property tax to fund the construction of a new one (Measure J) is on the November 6, 2018 ballot.  The tax would apply to all property owners in the 240 square miles of the Little Lake District.  Forrest Glyer reports. 

 

It's October and for high school sports that means homecoming. Homecoming activities usually include a football game, a dance and of course the crowning of homecoming king and queen. There is a stereotype that the homecoming queen is a cheerleader but this is the 21st century and our culture is changing.  Anderson Valley High School broke that stereotype last Saturday when they crowned Ava Sanchez homecoming queen. Sanchez is a football player. Hear the full story here:

More Local News

Child & Family Services

Planned Parenthood Northern California in Ukiah proudly serves people of all genders and orientations.  We provide patients with trusted, nonjudgmental care including birth control, cancer screenings, STD testing and treatment, hormones for gender affirmation, medications for HIV prevention, pregnancy testing, and sexual health education programs for youth, families, and adults.  We provide these services to all patients regardless of their income, immigration, or insurance status.

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*HALLOWEEN SPECIAL* Paranormal Observations

Oct 31, 2018

This is the halloween special edition of Paranormal Observations with your host and arch boonvillian Matthew Gammett!

Open the Door for Three is fiddle player Liz Knowles, uilleann piper Kieran O’Hare, and Dublin-born singer and bouzouki player Pat Broaders. The trio's music is a rare combination of tunes unearthed from centuries-old manuscript collections, newly composed melodies, fresh arrangements of songs old and new, homages to the musicians and bands they grew up listening to, and the unmatched energy of a trio of good friends playing great Irish music together.

The KZYX 2018 Fall Pledge Drive has contluded. If you have not yet picked a thank you gift you may find them below:

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