AM News Monday, 7.22.13
MCTV programming ended Friday night July 19th. The last program was an
interview with Executive Director Elizabeth Swenson about the events that
resulted in the dissolution. It can be seen on MCTV's website,
Ms SWENSON, wrote Saturday “Yes, MCTV is defunct, though the
dissolution will take some time .... But right now MCTV has no money to pay Footlighters or to pay staff. At this point, any money we raised would go to
the Footlighters. If they and their lawyer dropped the judgment, MCTV, with a lot of financial help (probably less than $50,000 to start up again), could
move and set up someplace and MCTV could survive. While in theory this
is possible, there is no indication that this is going to happen.
I believe the petition circulated online is worth signing and it serves to see if there is support for community access and also to let local governments
know Community Access is important to this community and essentially ask them to step up and help financially to get a new non-profit to run community access.
Caltrans announced today that paving on Route 29 south of Lower Lake in
Lake County will begin Monday, July 22. Work hours will be 5:30AM to
4PM, weekdays. One-way traffic control will be in effect, with up to 10-minute delays.
This $1.7 million project will repave about seven miles of Route 29 from Lower Lake to near Hidden Valley Lake with a thin asphalt overlay that will be
porous which allows water to drain through the surface. This will provide
better traction and reduce tire road spray during wet weather. Work may be completed by the end of August.
During the past two weeks Willits residents have been awakened at 6:30
a.m. by the sounds of pile driving. But, on Thurday, July 18, CalTrans and
its contractors agreed not to drive piles for the duration of the project until
after 7 a.m.
Although all construction projects permitted through Mendocino County or
the City of Willits have such noise restrictions, CalTrans is not required to
abide by them. The sound of driving the project's 1,600 piles will likely
impact different areas in Little Lake Valley at times during the project
construction period. Piles will be installed in most areas along the 6 mile
Caltrans begins a repaving project on Highway 29 south of Lower Lake
today Monday, July 22.
This $1.7 million project will repave about seven miles of Highway 29 from
Lower Lake to near Hidden Valley Lake with a thin asphalt overlay to
provide a smoother, safer, driving surface.
The new asphalt layer will be porous, which allows water to drain through
the surface. This will provide better traction and reduce tire road spray
during wet weather.
Work is anticipated to be completed by the end of August.
Work hours will be 5:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., weekdays.
One-way traffic control will be in effect, and motorists should anticipate up to 10-minute delays.
Construction continues to block Highway 101 south of Willits on the Haehl
Overhead bridge 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays with 10 minute delays.
Traffic delays will be up to five minutes north of Willits on Highway 101 from midnight to 6 p.m. weekdays. East Hill Road will be closed to through traffic until August 9.
Bypass protests are probably going to continue. SOLLV held an all day workshop Saturday called Get Out Of Your House And Into the Trees — Tree
Climbing Workshop in Little Lake Valley designed to show people "the
technical skills involved in creating effective aerial blockades, like those that have been carried out by the tree sitters and wick drain tower sitter."