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Local public stations like KZYX are unique because our daily programming is tailored to the communities we serve. We have the means to build bridges between those communities no matter how far apart they may be.

                  KZYX exists because of you. In these uncertain times, our mission to keep our listeners informed, entertained, and connected is more critical than ever. As the year draws to a close, please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to the station you rely on for updates of all kinds – local, regional, national, and international.

                  This December, we’re trying something new to complement our traditional year-end outreach. KZYX is taking part in a nationwide fundraising effort, sponsored by the National Federation of Community Broadcasters, a network of small stations like ours, dedicated to supporting each other’s efforts to keep independent media strong. Called “GiveBig to MyStation”, the campaign is a 48-hour event for local public stations across the nation on December 29th and 30th. Your donation comes directly to KZYX, but by adding your voice to this effort, you are encouraging the work of community stations like ours all over the country. You can learn more about it by visiting the GiveBig to MyStation website.

                  Whether you send in your donation today, in the enclosed envelope, or or donate through the GiveBig to MyStation campaign, your contribution is critical to the survival of a rare and precious resource - independent media - right here in Mendocino County. Thanks for doing what you can!

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Federal wildlife officials plan to send hunters into forests of the Pacific Northwest, beginning with the Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation in Humbolt county this fall, to shoot one species of owl to protect another facing extinction.

The Fish and Wildlife Service Tuesday released a final environmental 

review to see if killing barred owls will allow northern spotted owls to reclaim territory they've been driven out of over the past half-century.

”If we don't manage barred owls, the probability of recovering the spotted 

owl goes down significantly,” said Paul Henson, Oregon state supervisor.

The agency's action calls for killing 3,603 barred owls in four areas in 

Oregon, Washington and Northern California -- including Humboldt County -- over the next four years.

”Shooting a few isolated areas of barred owl isn't going to help us as forest managers, nor is it going to help the forest be protected from wildfires, and 

catastrophic wildfire is one of the big impediments to spotted owl recovery,” said Tom Partin, of the American Forest Resource Council.

Bob Sallinger, conservation director for the Audubon Society of Portland, said saving the spotted owl is of paramount importance, but the focus must remain on protecting habitat.

”To move forward with killing barred owls without addressing the fundamental cause of spotted owl declines, from our perspective, is not acceptable,” he said.



The news about the CHP arresting a reporter is making waves elsewhere in California. In a San Jose Mercury News editorial, the  piece says "On 

Tuesday, the protesters snuck onto the construction site once again -- but the only person arrested was the photographer for The Willits News, 

who was there to document the latest protest.

This is clearly a tactic to discourage protesters by keeping them out of the 

news. It's actually an acknowledgment of Caltrans' and California Highway 

Patrol incompetence at controlling what happens at the site. It's wrong and 

it's got to stop.

The CHP has spent at least $1 million trying to keep protesters off the 

construction site. It has failed miserably, so it has apparently decided to try arresting or harassing members of the media who show up to cover the 


The CHP has told protesters that when a journalist shows up, the first arrest will be the media, presumably so that the protests will go undocumented. 

The CHP has harassed journalists even when they have a Caltrans escort 

and even when they're in in a public right of way near the site.

 The trespass law exempts people who "are engaging in activities protected by the California or United States Constitution," which Eberhard clearly was as a journalist covering a protest.

The protests are going to continue. Trying to keep the media away is 

pointless and self-defeating. 

Let's try ending the incompetence, and the news won't look so bad.

The Willits City Council met Wednesday night with the following actions and refused 3-2 a motion to allow CalTrans an extra 30 days to settle the terms under 

which the Bypass contractor could use city Streets. 

In 2010 the Willits Council negotiated an agreement with Cal Trans  stating 

that the Bypass Contractor can not use City Streets without prior written 

approval of the City.   90 days had been allotted as a window of "conditional use" and, although an Ad Hoc Committee has been working since March to negotiate the terms of this approval,the principals from the Contractor and 

Cal Trans have only recently become  active in the negotiations. 

The Ad 

Hoc Comittee recommended an extension to the 90 days of an additional 

month to reach an agreement.  After significant citizen input and discussion the council voted 3-2 ( Burton and Orenstein dissenting) not to extend the 90 day deadline for

 conditional use of city streets which ends Friday.

City Manager Adrienne Moore said " We expect CalTrans to enforce the agreement with their contractors." 

The City counsel is exploring legal avenues if they do not.

Stay Tuned for All About Money@ 9:00 AM

Pulitzer Prize winning author, Hedrick Smith, will be John Sakowicz''s guest


to discuss his new book, "What Happened to the American Dream?"

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Community Advisory Board to Meet in Ukiah

 The KZYX Community Advisory Board will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, December 7th at the Ukiah Library, 105 No Main St, from 6 – 8 pm.

The CAB is composed of independent station members who are neither station staff nor Board members. Its purpose is to provide feedback to the station's Board of Directors, review the station's programming goals, make non-binding recommendations, and to advise the Board of Directors on how the station can best serve the communities of our area. Meetings of the Community Advisory Board are open to the public, and time is allotted for public comment.

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