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                  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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The commercial salmon fishing season ended Tuesday.

No firm numbers on the season will be available 

until later this month, but regulators and fishing 

industry representatives said the year was a great 

improvement over the dismal numbers in recent 


“However, we're worried that this year's drought may cripple future salmon runs, something we won't be 

able to measure well until 2015,” said John McManus, executive director of the Golden Gate Salmon 

Association. “The diversion of short supplies of 

salmon water this year left many juvenile salmon in 

extremely dangerous conditions in our inland


The sport fishing season continues through Nov. 10.










Mendocino county has agreed to release some 

specific 9.31 records to the Federal Grand Jury. 

Earlier this year, the county & the US Attorney's office released records in a redacted form.

However, on September 25th, another set of 

subpoenas was served on the County requesting a 

limited number of unredacted records of 9.31 

participants. The County, under law,cannot say 

whose records they were, nor did they say how many there were.

"We are glad to see that the current much more narrowly drawn than that of October, 2012 

request. We hope that this action will resolve any

 issue the US Attorney's office has with Mendocino's 9.31 program, " stated Board Chairman Dan Hamburg.









The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is closing the commercial fishery for market squid Friday, Oct. 18, at noon. 

CDFW expects that by Oct. 18, the season’s harvest

 limit of 118,000 short tons of market squid will be 

reached. The squid fishing season runs from April 

through the following March of each year, meaning 

the fishery will remain closed through March 31, 2014.


CDFW, with assistance from squid fishermen and seafood processors, has been tracking catches daily this fall in anticipation of reaching the harvest limit, which was established to ensure a sustainable fishery. In 

addition to the harvest limit, weekend closures were

 implemented to allow for periods of uninterrupted 

spawning each week.












Jason Morse, MUSD Superintendent, has 

announced that

Sage Statham has been hired as the new MCN 

manager, beginning Thursday, Oct. 17. Sage worked at MCN after graduating from MHS and has 

continued to be a consultant to MCN on network 


The current MCN Business Manager, Mitch Sprague, will be staying on as co-manager through Nov. 15 to assist Sage in the 



















The outbreak of salmonella poisoning traced to three Foster Farms chicken plants in the Central Valley is a form of the disease that is resistant to antibiotics.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the outbreak has sickened 317 people, 231 in California, with strains of salmonella Heidelberg that resist 

multiple antibiotics.

Thirteen percent of victims developed blood 

poisoning,  and 42 percent have been hospitalized, 

twice the typical rate for people who come down with salmonella. No one has died.

At least 70 percent of the antibiotics used in the 

United States annually are administered to healthy 

livestock at low, routine doses to keep the animals 

from getting sick.

Such minimal doses encourage disease causing 

bugs to become  drug-resistant.

Last month, the CDC confirmed a link between use of antibiotics in livestock and growing bacterial 

resistance. The agency urged food producers to 

scale back the use of antibiotics that are used on 






A little-noticed bill that passed the Legislature this year is 

sending a chill through the state's small but growing 

hard cider industry.

The bill, known as AB 779, makes a seemingly minor technical change to the state's alcohol laws. It allows 

large beer brewers, those producing more than 1.9 million gallons per year, to produce and sell cider at 

their facilities without obtaining a separate license.

Normally beer and cider makers require separate 

licenses, since cider is considered a form of wine 

under both state and federal law.

Cider makers expressed outrage that the rules had 

been changed to favor another industry breaking into their market while not allowing them to make beer.



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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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