Tuesday, 27 September 2022

Community

LAKEPORT, Calif. — There will be a yard sale to benefit Sponsoring Survivorship on Saturday, Aug. 20, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the campus of Lakeport Christian Center at 455 S. Forbes St.

The public is welcome to stop by and shop or chat or sign up for the annual Sponsoring Survivorship Run/Walk.

Also, park in the Lakeport Christian Center parking lot during the Lake County Fair for donation. All funds benefit Sponsoring Survivorship.

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — Over the last 15 months, North Coast Opportunities, or NCO, has assisted with 574 applications and helped secure $2.7 million in rent and utility relief for Lake and Mendocino households through the California COVID-19 Rent Relief Program, Housing is Key.

As a result, NCO provided housing stability and helped prevent homelessness for hundreds of local families during the pandemic.

While applications for this program closed on March 31, the state of California will continue to process and distribute funding to applicants through Sept. 30.

If you are still waiting on relief, contact NCO today to receive assistance.

Bilingual case managers are available to assist Lake and Mendocino County residents with updating information on their pending applications and filing an appeal if they've been denied or awarded less than they requested.

Even if a household did not originally seek NCO support with their application, we can help.

Call 707-456-7989 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to set up an appointment with one of their bilingual case managers.

As a member of the Local Partner Network for this statewide program, NCO has an inside connection to those in charge of processing applications and we can help navigate the process.

NCO is the community action agency that serves Lake and Mendocino Counties, as well as parts of Humboldt, Sonoma, Del Norte and Solano counties. NCO reacts and adjusts to community needs, including disaster response and recovery.

For more information visit www.ncoinc.org or call 707-467-3200.

The Kelseyville Sunrise Rotary celebrates becoming the first Blue Zones Project Approved organization In Lake County, California. Courtesy photo.

KELSEYVILLE, Calif. — Blue Zones Project Lake County announced that Rotary Club of Kelseyville Sunrise is the first organization in Lake County that has achieved designation as Blue Zones Project Approved.

Kelseyville Sunrise Rotary successfully completed the review process with guidance from Kamlin Fasano, organization lead for Blue Zones Project Lake County.

“Blue Zones Project introduces us to ideas and practices like having a sense of purpose and belonging that will help us live longer and healthier lives as a community,” said Rotary Club of Kelseyville Sunrise President Terry Dereniuk. “These ideas deeply align with the Rotary’s mission to give back through volunteering and building meaningful friendships.”

To become Blue Zones Project Approved, the civic organization leaders identified well-being programs they were already implementing, such as volunteering and serving the community.

From there, the team utilized the Blue Zones Power 9 principles to incorporate more well-being action items to create a healthier environment for its members including serving nutritious food options at meetings and events, adding a five-minute stretch period to the beginning of each meeting and creating a wellness council.

Rotary Club leaders and community members came together to celebrate this accomplishment with a private blue ribbon cutting event on Tuesday, July 26, at the Saw Shop Public House in Kelseyville.

Healthy Blue Zones inspired food was served, prepared by the Saw Shop Public House for guests to enjoy.

“We are just getting started in our journey and are looking forward to continue finding new ways to model healthy behaviors within our club, and in service to our community in our projects and actions,” said Michelle Buell, Rotary Club of Kelseyville Sunrise past president.

“We applaud Kesleyville Sunrise Rotary for making healthy choices easier for its members and promoting Blue Zones principles to the entire community. The leadership of Kelseyville Sunrise Rotary is a milestone for our county’s journey toward becoming a fully certified Blue Zones Project,” said Blue Zones Project Lake County Executive Director Jamey Gill.

Brought to Lake County through an innovative sponsorship by Adventist Health and Blue Zones, LLC, Blue Zones Project is a community-by-community well-being improvement initiative designed to enable community members to live longer, happier lives with lower rates of chronic diseases and a higher quality of life.

To learn more about becoming a Blue Zones Project Approved organization or worksite, contact the Blue Zones Project team in Lake County at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.lc.bluezonesproject.com.

Healthy Blue Zones inspired food served at the celebration. Courtesy photo.

NORTH‌‌ ‌‌COAST, ‌‌ ‌‌Calif. —‌ Caltrans‌‌ ‌‌reports‌‌ ‌‌that‌‌ ‌‌the‌‌ ‌‌following‌‌ ‌‌road‌‌ ‌‌projects‌‌ ‌‌will‌‌ ‌‌be‌‌ ‌‌taking‌‌ ‌‌place‌‌ ‌‌‌around‌‌ ‌‌the‌‌ ‌‌North‌‌ ‌‌Coast‌‌ ‌‌during‌‌ ‌‌the‌‌ ‌‌coming‌‌ ‌‌week. ‌‌ ‌‌‌ ‌
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Included‌‌ ‌‌are‌‌ ‌‌Mendocino‌‌ ‌‌County‌‌ ‌‌projects‌‌ ‌‌that‌‌ ‌‌may‌‌ ‌‌impact‌‌ ‌‌Lake‌‌ ‌‌County‌‌ ‌‌commuters, as well as work in Del Norte and Humboldt counties.
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Caltrans‌‌ ‌‌advises‌‌ ‌‌motorists‌‌ ‌‌to‌‌ ‌‌drive‌‌ ‌‌with‌‌ ‌‌caution‌‌ ‌‌when‌‌ ‌‌approaching‌‌ ‌‌work‌‌ ‌‌areas‌‌ ‌‌and‌‌ ‌‌to‌‌ ‌‌be‌‌ ‌‌‌prepared‌‌ ‌‌to‌‌ ‌‌stop‌‌ ‌‌at‌‌ ‌‌traffic‌‌ ‌‌control‌‌ ‌‌stations. ‌‌ ‌‌‌ ‌
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The‌‌ ‌‌Caltrans‌‌ ‌‌Traffic‌‌ ‌‌Operations‌‌ ‌‌Office‌‌ ‌‌has‌‌ ‌‌reviewed‌‌ ‌‌each‌‌ ‌‌project‌‌ ‌‌and‌‌ ‌‌determined‌‌ ‌‌that‌‌ ‌‌individual‌‌ ‌‌‌project‌‌ ‌‌delays‌‌ ‌‌are‌‌ ‌‌expected‌‌ ‌‌to‌‌ ‌‌be‌‌ ‌‌less‌‌ ‌‌than‌‌ ‌‌the‌‌ ‌‌statewide‌‌ ‌‌policy‌‌ ‌‌maximum‌‌ ‌‌of‌‌ ‌‌30‌‌ ‌‌minutes‌‌ ‌‌unless‌‌ ‌‌‌noted‌‌ ‌‌otherwise. ‌‌ ‌‌‌ ‌‌‌ ‌

For‌‌ ‌‌updates‌‌ ‌‌to‌‌ ‌‌this‌‌ ‌‌list‌‌ ‌‌check‌‌ ‌‌QuickMap‌‌ ‌‌at‌‌ ‌‌‌www.dot.ca.gov‌‌‌ or‌‌ ‌‌1-800-GAS-ROAD‌‌ ‌‌‌(1-800-427-7623). ‌‌ ‌‌‌ ‌

LAKE‌‌ ‌‌COUNTY‌‌ ‌‌‌ ‌

Highway 20

— Road work east of Saratoga Springs Road will continue. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays. Motorists should anticipate up to 10-minute delays.

Highway 29

— Road work at Route 281 continues. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m. weekdays. Motorists should anticipate up to 15-minute delays.

Highway 53

— A company has been granted a Caltrans Encroachment Permit for utility work near 40th Avenue in Clearlake. One-way traffic will run from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 16, and Wednesday, Aug. 17. Expect five-minute delays.

Highway 175

— Bridge work in Cobb at Estates Drive will continue. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Motorists should expect up to 10-minute delays.

MENDOCINO COUNTY

Highway 1

— Work from south of Manchester to south of Albion will begin on Monday, Aug. 15. One-way traffic will run from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Expect five-minute delays.

Highway 20

— Drainage work from Gravel Pit Road to Little Lake Road continues. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays. Motorists should expect up to five-minute delays.

— Utility work near Fort Bragg and Willits Road will occur on Monday, Aug. 15, and Tuesday, Aug. 16. One-way traffic will win from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Expect five-minute delays.

— Road work at James Creek continues. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays. Motorists should anticipate up to 15-minute delays.

— Paving work will begin east of the Broaddus Railroad Crossing to north of the 101 junction will continue. One-way traffic control will run from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. weeknights. Motorists should anticipate up to 15-minute delays.

— Construction near the North Calpella Overcrossing will occur the nights of Friday, Aug. 19, and Saturday, Aug. 20. One-way traffic control will run from 7 a.m. to 6 a.m. both of those nights. Expect 10-minute delays.

Highway 101

— Bridge work at the Crawford Creek Bridge continues. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. weeknights. Motorists should expect up to five-minute delays.

— Road work continues in Ukiah at Route 222. Lane closures will be in effect from 5:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. weekdays. Motorists should expect minor slowdowns through the area.

— Fence work in Ukiah at the East Perkins Street Overcrossing continues. Lane closures will be in effect from 5:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays. Motorists should expect minor slowdowns through the area.

— Bridge work in Ukiah at the North State Overcrossing Bridge continues. A full closure of the northbound onramp will be in effect from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., weeknights. Motorists are advised to take alternative routes.

— Bridge work in Ukiah from the Presswood Overhead Bridge to the Hensley Creek Undercrossing continues. Lane Closures will be in effect. Motorists should expect minor slowdowns through the area.

— Tree work south of Willits from Uva Drive to Black Dart Road will continue. Lane closures will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays. Motorists should expect minor slowdowns through the area.

— Southbound work along the Willits Bypass will occur. A lane closure will be in effect. Expect minor slowdowns.

— Bridge work near the Irvine Lodge Rest Area continues. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays. Motorists should expect minor slowdowns through the area.

— Paving work south of Laytonville from Long Valley Creek to Harwood Road will continue. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 6 p.m. to 8 a.m. weeknights. Motorists should expect up to 10-minute delays.

— Paving work in Laytonville from Steele and Davidson Lane to Ramsey Road will continue. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. weeknights. Motorists should expect up to 10-minute delays.

— Drainage work north of Spyrock Road will continue. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Motorists should expect up to 10-minute delays.

— Empire Camp Safety Rest Area will be closed through August 2022.

Highway 162

— Road work south of Dos Rios near the Rodeo Creek Bridge continues. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 3 p.m. to 7 a.m. weeknights. Motorists should expect up to 10-minute delays.

Highway 271

— Bridge work south of Leggett continues. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays. Motorists should expect five-minute delays.

— Slide removal continues south of Piercy near Reynolds State Park Road. A full lane closure is in effect and motorists should use an alternate route.

DEL NORTE COUNTY

Highway 101

— Construction in the Last Chance Grade area will continue. One-way traffic control will be in effect. Motorists should anticipate 25-minute delays at all hours.

Highway 199

— Construction work near Kings Valley Road will continue. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays. Motorists should anticipate 10-minute delays.

— Culvert work between Monkey Creek Road and Oregon Mountain Road will continue. One-way traffic control will be in effect weekdays from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Motorists should anticipate 10-minute delays.

HUMBOLDT COUNTY

Highway 36

— Tree work from Love-Lee Lane to Carlotta East will occur on Monday, Aug. 15. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Motorists should anticipate 10-minute delays.

Highway 96

— Construction work south of Weitchpec will conclude on Wednesday, Aug. 17. One-way traffic control will be in effect weekdays from 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays. Motorists should anticipate up to 10-minute delays.

— Guardrail work north of Orleans from the Pearch Creek Bridge to south of the Siskiyou County Line will continue. One-way traffic control will be in effect weekdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Motorists should anticipate up to 15-minute delays.

Highway 101

— Bridge work south of Phillipsville will continue. Lane closures will be in effect weekdays. Motorists should anticipate minor traffic slowdowns. A northbound onramp closure will also be in effect. Motorists should use an alternate route.

— Bridge work near Myers Flat will continue. Lane closures will be in effect weekdays from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. A full onramp closure will be in effect. Motorists should anticipate minor traffic slowdowns.

— Permitted utility work off 101 at the Finch Creek Road Undercrossing will begin on Monday, Aug. 15. Work will be in effect between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Motorists off 101 should anticipate 10-minute delays.

— Striping work between southbound “U” and “P” streets will begin on Monday, Aug. 15. Lane closures will be in effect between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. Motorists should anticipate minor traffic slowdowns.

— Route 101 between Route 255 and the Bayside Road Cutoff will continue to have lane closures on weekdays between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. Motorists should anticipate minor traffic slowdowns.

-=- Construction from the St Louis Road Overcrossing to Mad River Bridge will continue. Lane closures will be in effect weeknights from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Motorists should anticipate slowdowns.

— Construction work in Arcata at Route 299 will continue. The onramp will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. weeknights. Motorists should use an alternate ramp.

— Construction work north of Martins Ferry will begin on Friday, Aug. 12. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays. Motorists should expect five-minute delays.

Highway 255

— Permitted utility work between Lupin Avenue and Jackson Ranch Road will continue. One-way traffic control and lane closures will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays. Motorists should anticipate 10-minute delays.

Highway 299

— Construction near Route 200 will continue. Lane closures will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Motorists should expect minor traffic slowdowns.

— Construction east of the Burney Vista Point will continue. Motorists should anticipate five-minute delays.

— Construction from Willow Creek to Old Three Creek Road will continue. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Motorists should anticipate 10-minute delays.

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — The Countywide Community Visioning Forum Planning Committee will next meet via Zoom on Monday, Aug. 15, at 5:30 p.m.

To join the meeting click this link.

The meeting ID is 991 0414 0558; passcode is 046347.

One tap mobile: +16694449171,,99104140558#,,,,*046347#.

From any mobile or landline phone, you may also dial 1-669-900-6833, and enter the Meeting ID and Passcode above, when prompted.

To contribute to this meeting from a phone, press *9 to raise your hand, and *6 to unmute, once you are recognized to speak.

The public is encouraged to attend and participate via Zoom. The full meeting agenda for this meeting and further resources can be accessed here.

MENDOCINO NATIONAL FOREST, Calif. — Hunting season is fast approaching, and hunters are curious to know if their favorite hunting spots are open.

At this time, all public land in the Mendocino National Forest is open to hunting, with the exception of the Sheet Iron Mountain State Game Refuge, located north of the Snow Mountain Wilderness. The State Refuge is closed to hunting.

Several trails and campgrounds remain closed, and new closures can occur at any time if there are wildfires or other hazards. Hunters should know before they go and check the forest’s website for alerts or warnings.

Fire danger remains high on Mendocino National Forest, and fire restrictions are in effect. Fire restrictions include prohibitions on campfires or stove fires outside of designated fire-safe recreation sites or wilderness areas. Smoking outside of buildings or enclosed vehicles, welding, the use of explosives, or the operation of a motor vehicle off national Forest System roads is also prohibited.

Forest visitors may use firearms if they carry and use them in a safe manner, and if the users comply with state and county laws.

• Do not use trees, signs, cans, or glass objects for targets.

• Never discharge a firearm from a road, across a road, across a body of water, or within 150 yards of a campground or private residence.

• Always exercise proper caution when handling firearms: keep in mind that other visitors, crews, private landowners, or others could be nearby, even if they aren't visible.

Hunters should take safety precautions before heading to their destination:

• Check the weather forecast.

• Assess current weather conditions in the forest.

• Let someone know where you are going and when you should be back.

• Be aware of the hazards of recreating in a burned forest.

• Set up your camp away from dead trees or hanging limbs.

• Practice “Leave No Trace” and carry out all trash.

Hunting is permitted during hunting seasons designated by the California State Department of Fish and Wildlife, or CDFW. Licenses are available online, at any CDFW License Sales Office or License Agent.

Information about the 2022 California Deer Hunt Zones is available on the CDFW website. The Mendocino National Forest falls within parts of the A1, B1, B2, B3 and B5 deer zones. Please make sure you have the appropriate deer tag on you for the deer zone you are hunting in.

For additional questions, please email the office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Upcoming Calendar

27Sep
09.27.2022 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Rotary Club of Clear Lake
27Sep
09.27.2022 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Clearlake Planning Commission 
28Sep
09.28.2022 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Levee and flood risk workshop
29Sep
09.29.2022 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Rotary Club of Middletown
29Sep
09.29.2022 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Local Hazard Mitigation Plan update meeting
1Oct
10.01.2022 7:00 am - 11:00 am
Sponsoring Survivorship annual walk and run
1Oct
10.01.2022 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Konocti Challenge
1Oct
1Oct
10.01.2022 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Farmers' Market at the Mercantile

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