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  • The temporary bridge between Creekside Cabins and Highway 101 was removed Friday morning, after a resident protest bought a few more hours to evacuate.
  • Residents of Creekside Cabins halted the evacuation by counter-blocking heavy equipment that was moving to block the temporary bridge shortly after 5:00 pm on Thursday.
  • With the temporary bridge only up for two days, residents of an RV campground that is being shut down in a state of emergency are ill-equipped to move on.
  • Anyone on the premises after 5:00 pm on January 26 will be guilty of a misdemeanor.
  • "The people are the heart of the museum," which is embarking on a series of public forums and asking visitors to fill out a survey about what kinds of exhibits and programming they are most interested in.
  • Kevin Murray pled a charge of forcible rape down to misdemeanor false imprisonment. Neither the misdemeanor nor any part of the District Attorney office's investigation was included in his sentencing recommendation. Murray got two years probation and no jail time. Civil suits do not result in incarceration.
  • A gloved hand reaching for a Pycnopodia, sunflower sea star.
    Grant Downie
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    A healthy Sunflower Sea Star was spotted off the Mendocino Coast for the first time in over 8 years.
  • The Fort Bragg City Council voted unanimously to use $25,000 to rent rooms for homeless people, after using up a county grant. And a permit to cut a tree with a bald eagles' nest in it is now invalid, according the US Fish & Wildlife Service.
  • Chris Watt, of the North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board, shares some details about plans to update the monitoring system at the county's closed landfill in Laytonville.
  • After the 2017 firestorm, community members said they wanted a siren that could notify them in the event of an emergency. Testing is underway to add more sirens to the one that was installed at the firehouse in 2021.
  • At the first meeting of the new year, the Board of Supervisors learned that new estimates for building the jail are more than $10 million higher than the original. The project expected to be done more than a year later than originally anticipated, largely due to delays at the state level, according to the contractor.
  • Western Bluebird
    Lisa Walker-Roseman from the Fort Bragg Bird Count
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    January 12, 2023 -- For 49 years, bird enthusiasts have gathered in Manchester to participate in the annual Christmas Bird Count. The Fort Bragg Bird Count has been around for 12 years. Dave Jensen and Tim Bray lead the counts under the umbrella of the Mendocino Coast Audubon Society. And it’s not just about counting birds. The count information is shared with the National Audubon Society and joins over a hundred years of scientific data that tracks the health of our winged neighbors. This data is used by researchers, conservation groups and governments to better understand how the birds of North America are faring in modern times. Dave and Tim talk about the numbers and some interesting finds.