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Oil Well Hill Fires Contained

A structure was destroyed yesterday in the Oil Fire. Cal Fire crews battled the fire that started on Oil Well Hill just north of Willits around 3:30 p.m. as multiple small fires. Highway 101 was briefly closed. Forward progrss was stopped within 3 hours. Firefighters were extinguishing hot spots last night. Water tenders from Hopland […]

Thousands of Marijuana Plants Eradicated Lake County

Close to 25,000 marijuana plants have been eradicated from the Middletown area. The Lake County Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit located and eradicated 7,569 mature marijuana plants from a clandestine marijuana cultivation site within the rural mountains of Butts Canyon, near the Napa County Line. The grow was discovered by a hunter who alerted authorities. During a […]

Bill Signed That Helps Lake County Pear growers and Packers

Senator Mike McGuire’s bill to to support Lake County pear growers and packers has been signed by the Governor. The bill allows pear packing plants in rural Lake County to employ 16- and 17-year-olds for up to 10 hours per day during the short peak harvest season. The bill extends the exemption for Lake County […]

Man Involved in Fort Bragg Standoff Identified

The name of the suspect involved in the “Mitchell Creek Incident” in Fort Bragg has been released. Thomas Charles Anderson is facing three felony charges. Anderson was armed, and had fired shots. The Mendocino County SWAT Team arrived at the residence and Anderson was taken into custody without incident.

LPD to Staff Full-Time Resource Officer at Schools

The Lakeport Police Department will be staffing a full time School Resource Police Officer on the campuses of the Lakeport Unified School District starting the first week of October. This program has been made possible by a funding partnership between the LUSD School Board and the City Council of the City of Lakeport. All involved […]

SawMill Fire 75-Percent Contained

Cal Fire reports the SawMill fire, burning east of Cloverdale, is now 75-percent contained. The fire, which started on Sunday and is still at 1500 acres. Two “minor” injuries were reported and no structures have been lost. Firefighters continue to mop up and patrol the fire perimeter.

Traffic Notifications Lakeport Ukiah

A couple of traffic notifications. Pool Street in Lakeport will be closed again today. Also Caltrans will begin emergency repairs of the U.S. Highway 101 Perkins Street overcrossing in Ukiah on Thursday, September 29, at 4 p.m. The overpass was damaged on September 14th when it was struck by an over-height load on a truck. […]