Burn Permits

Here’s some general information on Burn Permits. The process is far more confusing than it should be but it is what it is. This is my personal understanding of the system and how it works. There are three agencies that deal with Burn Permits. Mendocino County Air Quality Management District (MCAQMD often just called Air […]

Travels With Charlie

As many of you have already heard, on Wednesday of last week Charlie Paget Seekins was very seriously injured when he fell from a tree he was working in. Charlie is the son of Diane Paget and Bill Seekins who have been living in the Valley since the early 70’s. The Dispatch: (3:54 PM Wednesday, […]

Notes from the Cedar Fire

On Sunday November 26 at 9:30pm Anderson Valley’s type III (wildland) engine (7471) from our Boonville station departed for the fires in Southern California. We did not know which of the several active fires we would be assigned to or when we would be returning. I don’t think any of us in our wildest imagination […]