According to scanner traffic, there is a lost hiker seeking medical attention near Nash Mill Road & Clow Ridge Road outside of Philo. The hiker is a 70 year old female who reported she had been lost for approximately 2.5 hours. Anderson Valley Fire and a CalStar helicopter have been dispatched to assist in the search for the hiker.
Sonoma Water’s Request to Release Less Water from Lake Mendocino Approved As Region Approaches Third Driest Year on Record
Sonoma Water Director James Gore said, “Sonoma Water needs every tool in its toolbox to ensure our regional water supply system has sufficient supplies to both meet urban water demand but also protect endangered fish species in the Russian River…”
Rumors of ICE Helicopter at Ukiah Airport to Conduct Local Immigration Raids are ‘False’ says Sheriff Kendall
Sheriff Kendall said the helicopter residents have seen at the airport is in fact from Custom and Border Protection’s air and marine unit and is being used to spot illegal marijuana farms.
Parolee Who Died of an Overdose in Ukiah Homeless Encampment Released from Prison Three Months Early Due to COVID-19
Locatelli explained that the 34-year-old man was not going to be released until November, but because of COVID-19 cases within Soledad State Prison, he was out early.
Quarantined with Kids in Mendocino: One Resident’s Experience of County-Provided COVID-19 Quarantine Housing
Brendlen and her two toddlers were housed at a Ukiah hotel from July 10 to July 24 and were told to stay there “for 14 days and not leave the room.” Under the strict guidelines of quarantine, Brendlen said she “was not allowed to have visitors.” She described feeling as if the “front desk wouldn’t deal with me” because “they have a contract with the county, so there are special circumstances.”
As inmates have been released, Emerald County officials have decried the program’s unfunded demand for services concerned that the rapid release of this inmate population could overburden the already stretched thin system of rural law enforcement and public health.