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Heartrock Mountain Farmers Fight Fire On Pine

Aug 15, 2018
Molly Oraya McClellan

August 15, 2018 -- A few days after the Ranch Fire broke out, cannabis cultivators at Heartrock Mountain Farm, at the top of Pine Avenue in Potter Valley, raced to put out spot fires and douse burning trees along the firebreaks dug by CalFire. three of the people who were there tell their story.

A New Art Form At Grace Hudson Museum

Aug 15, 2018

August 15, 2018 -- The Wild Gardens at the Grace Hudson Museum in Ukiah have a new sculpture. It's a large steel fish trap, modeled after the woven and interwoven baskets used by indigenous people along the Russian River. Artists Bruce Smith and Kendra McKee are auto machinists by trade. They built a new set of tools and figured out a whole new way to operate as they created this one-of-a-kind piece, based on an ancient art form. 

O. Hope McKenney

On Monday night, CalFire representatives and local officials, announced a firefighter from Utah has died while fighting in an active fire zone on the Ranch Fire. Utah officials have identified the firefighter as Matthew Burchett, a battalion chief from Draper – near Salt Lake City. 


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.

Goats, Horses And Reptiles Welcome

Aug 4, 2018

August 4, 2018 -- The Redwood Riders Arena in Redwood Valley is the evacuation center for large animals in areas under mandatory or advisory avacuation as a result of the most recent fires. On Thursday morning, I swung by to interview some goats, get my microphone chewed on by a horse, and learn about friendship between displaced goats and one giant reptile.