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Oct 5, 2018 -- County union workers object to a recent raise for upper-level management, including CEO Carmel Angelo. On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors voted to phase in a forty thousand dollar raise for Angelo, arguing that her relationships with state legislators have proven invaluable, and that they want to retain those in key positions. While Angelo was on the job for five years before she made as much as her male predecessor, union reps say lower-level employees deserve a raise, too.

Willits Gets A Makeover

Oct 1, 2018
Forrest Glyer

Several nonprofit groups in the Willits area have been working hard to improve the town in the face of the several economic challenges brought on by the bypass installed in late 2016, the heavy downtown construction that followed, and the rapidly changing cannabis market.
 

Sep 26, 2018 -- The Kelley House Museum hosted longtime activist Pebbles Trippett and Brian Applegarth, founder of the California Cannabis Tourism Association, for a talk on the pioneers of cannabis. The current exhibit, "Outlaws of the 20th Century: Rum Runners and Pot Farmers," takes a look at the prohibition of both activities. We'll take a tour with curator Anne Cooper and then hear from Pebbles Trippett, as she talks about how her focus is changing.

Peace City

Sep 26, 2018
Forrest Glyer

  Willits joined communities across the world on September 21 in celebration of International Day of Peace. The event included a diversity of speakers, traditional dances, music, and a proclamation read by mayor Madge Strong, declaring Willits a Peace City. Forrest Glyer reports. 

O. Hope McKenney

Over the weekend, hundreds of people gathered at the annual Mendocino County Fair and Apple Show to watch the sheepdog trials. The herding event is a competitive dog sport that began in the 1860s in New Zealand. Highly trained herding dogs move sheep around a field, fences, gates, or enclosures as directed by their handlers. There is a specific type of sheepdog trial unique to the Redwood Empire region of Northern California, developed by ranchers in the 1940s because of the area’s rough terrain. 

 

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