Sheri Quinn

News Director

Sheri is the current news director at KZYX. Sheri has an impressive C.V. and comes to KZYX from Utah where she was an award winning journalist and reporter.

Sheri proved her talents to the KZYX listeners during the important extensive coverage of the fires in Lake county. Her reporting on local elections and the growing concern over changes in the local cannabis industry has won her praises from all over Northern California. 

Lake County Sheriff's Office

The Lake County Sheriff's Office has issued a mandatory evacuation notice for the communities of Kelseyville and Finley. The mandatory evacuation area is north of the Lake-Sonoma-Mendocino County Line, east of Highland Springs Road, south of the Lake and west of Bottle Rock Road and Clear Lake State Park. According to the Sheriff's Office, the areas of Soda Bay, Riviera Heights, Buckingham, Riviera West and the Clearlake Riviera are currently not part of the mandatory evacuation order.

Forest Service, Mendocino National Forest

Editor's Note: An earlier version of this story was illustrated by a picture that was used without permission and inadvertently attributed to Mendocino Complex rather than The Mendocino Voice, an online news service that is covering the Mendocino Complex fires. We have replaced the picture on our website and on Facebook, where our report was widely shared. We regret the misunderstanding, and wish The Mendocino Voice the best in its ongoing coverage of this dangerous fire emergency in Lake and Mendocino counties.

Jeffrey Parker

The Ukiah Police Department announced tonight that the region continues to be experiencing power outages due to the fires impacting PG&E transmission lines. PG&E is working on the outages, but there is no estimated time for restoration.

The extended outage is also impacting some cell service throughout the area. The police department urges people to use 911 for life threatening emergencies only.

For information on the fires online go to the Mendocino Sheriff’s Facebook page or contact their call center at (707) 467-6428.


The Lake County Sheriff's Office has issued mandatory evacuations for both Nice and Upper Lake. Residents are advised to leave immediately.  In Upper Lake, the Sheriff's office said to leave via Highway 20. Shelters are located at Lower Lake High School and Twin Pines Casino in Middletown.

Calfire reports tonight the Mendocino Complex fire is 30,500 acres as of 7:00pm. The Ranch fire is 16,300 acres and 5% contained.  The River fire is 14,200 acres, and also 5% contained. Six residences have been destroyed and more than 10,000 are still threatened.

There will be a Lake County community meeting in Kelseyville tonight, July 29 at 5pm, at Kelseyville High School. Local and state officials including Sheriff Brian Martin and Senator Mike McGuire will be available to answer questions regarding the Mendocino Complex Fire.