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It was a real team effort, with literally hundreds of people pitching in to keep up the momentum. Whether you pledged your financial support, made on-air appeals, answered phones, donated food, time, or thank-you gifts, YOU MADE IT HAPPEN!

Our goal was $120,000 and it was based on real needs. While we didn't get there, we all worked together in an upbeat way to express our gratitude to the community that sustains us. We made tremendous strides towards keeping KZYX moving forward in its mission of listener service. You have once again proven your commitment to keeping local public radio alive and well. Thank you!

Morning News for Tuesday, February 19th

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MENDOCINO COUNTY also appears to have begun contract negotiations with its bargaining units, based on closed session notations on the Board of Supes agendas. County employees all took a 10% cut in the last round of negotiations and are rumored to be interested in restoring some or all of the cuts. News of the agreement between SEIU and Sonoma County and Ukiah Unified and the teachers will likely stiffen the resolve of County employees .

SOURCES WITHIN SEIU say the union is suing the county over the Mental Health Request for Proposals (RFP). The County is seeking to contract out or “privatize” adult mental health services. SEIU says the county can’t do that and to do so would be a waste of public funds.  



the Ukiah Unified School District and the Ukiah Teachers Association have reached agreement on a three year contract that will give teachers roughly a nine percent raise.

Beginning pay will go from about $36,000 to $40,000 and will top out at $77,432, up from $71,000. The agreement also includes cash payments for retirement incentives. Anyone who agrees to retire by March 8 will be paid $20,000 on top of their retirement benefits. Anyone who announces their retirement by January 1, 2014 will be paid an extra $10,000. 

One reform included was the elimination of a program that set aside $300,000 a year for paid “consultancies” to retired teachers, which enabled them to work for the district as consultants while drawing full retirement benefits. 

Ukiah Unified plans to pay for the increases by drawing down its reserves


Union Voting will end Feb. 27. 

The joint report states that the salary schedule will be effective July 1, 2012.


Californians celebrating Presidents' Day in a national or state park are not only enjoying the great outdoors, they're improving the state's economy. A new report from the Outdoor Industry Association finds the state's outdoor recreation generates more than 85-billion dollars in consumer spending each year and creates 732-thousand jobs. Laurel Williams with the California Wilderness Coalition says this directly ties in with the need to preserve more lands as wilderness, national monuments and other protective designations.





The Mendocino Fire Safe Council announces a Forum Saturday, February 23rd from 11AM to 2PM at the CAL Fire Headquarters between Willits and Ukiah.  This free event is for community members interested in helping us develop the tools to making a lasting impact in our wildfire-prone environment. Food and beverages will be provided free.

RSVP at 462-3662 so we can accommodate everyone with sufficient refreshments.

Stay tuned for Mind, Body Health & Politics; Coming up @ 9:00 AM here on KZYX

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The next meeting of KZYX’s Board of Directors will take place on Monday, November 7th at 6 pm in the Conference Room at the Travelodge, located at 1720 North State Street, in Ukiah California. When our community participates by attending open meetings, the station benefits. These meetings allow time for public comment, and our Board always appreciates hearing from our members.

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