Sarah Reith

News Reporter

Sarah is an experienced and skilled journalist, having worked for the Ukiah Daily Journal, The Willits News and the Mendo Voice. Prior to joining the news team, she was a programmer for Women’s Voices, which was founded by Val Muchowski. She also filled in when needed on weather spots and pledge drives.

Now Sarah is a regular part of the KZYX news team and she brings a positive outlook and enthusiasm to covering our very large county.

Sarah Reith getting a front seat on a story.

August 17, 2021 — Paul Putter’s homestead used to be nestled in a grove of hardwoods and conifers. It was shady and cool, and he used to jog on a trail beneath the canopy. But now, with PG&E’s enhanced  vegetation management program, crews of contractors are taking down any tree the company thinks could fall on a power line and start another massive fire. On August 7, kzyx was on site to see crews feeding dozens of smaller trees into a chipper and pouring large ones into a big red dumpster. “Maybe a hundred trees,” Putter estimated.

March 23, 2021 — A detailed proposal for building a psychiatric health facility in a rural part of the county was filed under public expression on the agenda for yesterday’s Board of Supervisors meeting, though the item came up Monday during Measure B discussions.

On Monday, the board asked staff to come back with two proposals for a psychiatric health facility, one called the Ranch concept for a rural puff, and the other for Whitmore Lane. 

March  22, 2021 — The Board of Supervisors agreed to work on dedicating staff and funding to an economic development  program run by West Business Development Center.

February 16, 2021 — The Ukiah Unified School District is opening up to a hybrid model of some in-person instruction for pre-kindergarten through sixth grade today. Pre-Kindergartners through second graders, fifth graders at Eagle Peak Middle School, and sixth graders at Pomolita Middle School, as well as some special day classes throughout the district. will be back in the classroom two days a week.There are no fifth graders at Pomolita, and the sixth grade at Eagle Peak will start the hybrid model next week.

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Listen here to KZYX's interview with 2nd District Supervisor Candidate Mo Mulheren.

Campaign website: https://www.mo4mendo.com/

There are three County Supervisor seats up for election in Mendocino County on March 3rd: 1st District (Potter Valley, Redwood Valley, Talmage), 2nd District (Ukiah), and 4th District (Fort Bragg and northern Mendocino).

Listen here to KZYX's interview with 1st District Supervisor Candidate Glenn McGourty. 

Campaign website: https://www.mcgourtyfor1st.com/

There are three County Supervisor seats up for election in Mendocino County on March 3rd: 1st District (Potter Valley, Redwood Valley, Talmage), 2nd District (Ukiah), and 4th District (Fort Bragg and northern Mendocino).

University of California Hopland Research and Extension Center

About two-thirds of the UC Hopland Research and Extension Center was burned as the River Fire moved onto the 5,358 acre ranch. All homes and structures were saved along with the ranch animals thanks to the efforts of staff, neighbors, CAL FIRE and the Hopland Fire Protection District.

Mendocino County Sheriff's Office

A third wildland fire was reported east of Covelo in northeastern Mendocino County on Tuesday evening, prompting an immediate mandatory evacuation. CAL FIRE dubbed the the new blaze the Eel Fire.

Thursdays at 1:30! Created and produced by Sarah Reith of KZYX news, a new short series featuring voices of homeless and recently homeless people living in our county. This eight-part series explores the experiences of Mendocino Counties homeless and recently homeless. Much is said about them, but we don't often hear from them about where they sleep, what threatens them, how they feed themselves, and the challenges and obstacles they face. This show began with a 30 minute pilot about the recommendations of Dr Marbut, a consultant hired by the county to advise on how to manage homelessness.

For this episode of Rural Resilience, Sarah Reith sits in for Alyson Bailey. Her guest is Anne Molgaard, Chief Operating Officer of Mendocino County Health and Human Services.

We hear from the Sanitation District Board candidates of

   the November 7, 2017 election.  

We hear from the Sanitation District Board candidates of

   the November 7, 2017 election.  

courtesy of Cal Fire Mendocino Unit

 

The air quality in Mendocino County is likely to be affected by wildfires for weeks to come, according to the Mendocino County Air Quality District. 

 

Ongoing high pressure and northerly winds are expected to continue bringing smoke from southern Oregon and Northern California until the fires are out and southwest winds bring cooler temperatures.