Critical Care For Ambulances?

The Anderson Valley Ambulance Service is a local, non-profit service staffed by volunteer EMTs, providing medical transport to Valley residents for the past 50 years or so. Initially, transport was by a Pontiac station wagon, organized to take injured millworkers over the hill to Ukiah. Now, the modern ambulance and Basic Life Support (BLS) service […]

A Septic Story

There are three chapters to this story: Subdivision of Albion Head; Piecemeal Development of the Mendocino Outback; Official Waste with Over, Under, and Non-regulation from Characteristic Supervisory Dither and Constipation. Guarding the southern shore of the mouth of the Albion River is a grassy rounded hill, pretty much in its native state and unmarred by […]

Happy Birthday CSD!?

By some counts this is the 40th anniversary year for the Anderson Valley Community Service District. Last winter directors approved a celebration of the event. A committee was formed. Ideas were solicited. The event turned into “Spring into Summer,” held last Saturday at the fairgrounds, complete with Lions’ tri tip, fire breath­ers, balloon tosses, live […]

Candidates Discuss Local Ag

The four Fifth District Supervisor candidates spoke at a meeting organized by the Anderson Valley Food Shed, the Anderson Valley Grange, and the Mendocino Organic Network which includes the Renegade Certification Program, the folks who worked to keep Mendocino GMO free, and the Red­wood Empire Chapter of the National Farmers’ Union. Candidates were directed to […]

The Interconnectedness of Being, Boonville Style

“Boonville is flushing their toilets and drinking it.” This was the graphic, frank assessment of Anderson Valley fire chief Colin Wilson to Community Service District directors last week regarding the latest chapter in the contaminated fire-house well saga. Long time readers may recall that the petroleum contamination in the well was reported to State authorities […]