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   Ukiah Daily Journal (Newspaper) - September 17, 2009, Ukiah, California                                Weekend entertainment .Page 3 Sept. 17, 2009 5t *ge6 �"L TheUkiah World briefly ..........Page 2 Mendocino County's local newspaper OURTiAL 50 cents tax included uklahdailyjournal.com Friday: Sunny H 95� L 52� Saturday: Partly sunny H 94� L 53� Colfax 'furious' at public airing of pay and benefits By TIFFANY REVELLE The Daily Journal Memos detailing the county salaries brought reaction District supervisors and  benefits outraged an from 5 th Supervisor David Colfax Tuesday, while the supervisors discussed the final passage of the county's budget for 2009-10. Kristi Furman, clerk of the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors, prepared five memos after 2nd District John McCowen asked for a more precise calculation of supervisors' salaries and benefits to be included in the final budget. Colfax first demanded to know why the memos "I've had too much of an investment in this organization and Wasted too damn much time bickering over a crappy salary, connected to a not terribly rewarding job" ........... -    ^ 5th District Supervisor David Colfax stated, "As requested by members of the board," in the first line. "I wasn't part of that request," Colfax said, adding that he wanted to know who did, and in what context. "I think that's an appropriate thing to address ... since this becomes a public docu- ment and it's very pointed, it's very particularized and it is very politically charged. And I am See COLFAX, Page 14 Sarah Baldlk/The Daily Journal Tamara Wilder shows a demo of her hand made netting. Wilder, who teaches ancient living skills, made this netting out of string she made herself from the dog bane plant and will be teaching others these skills at the Mendocino County Fair in Boonville this weekend. Ancient skills for modem times Primitive technology at the County Fair By CAROLE BRODSKY The Daily Journal The Mendocino County Fair and Apple Show opens Friday, and concurrently, the California Wool and Fiber Festival is held at the Boonville Fairgrounds, in the Commercial Building. Considered one of the nation's premier fiber festivals, fair attendees have the opportunity to take classes and observe demonstrations by wool and fiber artists. Tamara Wilder- a "primitive technologist" and educator who Wilder shows a string she made from.dog bane using a leg rolling technique. has been teaching ancient living skills for the past 20 years, will be offering a class in knotted net making on Friday, from 1 to 4 p.m. While attending UC Santa Cruz, See FAIR, Page 2 The county fair at a glance The Mendocino County Fair and Apple Show opens Friday and runs through Sunday with animal shows, wandering performers, carnival each day at the Mendocino County Fairgrounds; Highway 128, Boonville; 9 a.m. to midnight; $7 for adults, $2 for those 65 and over, free for children 12 and under; 895-3011. ' Special events: Friday - Apple Bowl Varsity  . Football game Saturday - Evening rodeo and dance. Sunday - Parade, car show and rodeo. Old Rite Aid offers special training opportunity By ZACK CINEK I The Daily Journal The old Rite Aid store in Ukiah has been helping area firefighters this week to get some training in before the building is demolished. Ukiah Fire Department, Ukiah Valley Fire District and Cal Fire have been training jointly in the old store this week just behind the new Rite Aid at the corner of Gobbi and State streets. "We were given permission to tear it up," Ukiah Capt. Pete Bushby said. "This was a really good joint training and we had our aerial ladder down there." "It is a really good exchange of equipment and training," vCal 'Fire  Battalion  Chief Jim �HHpHHk See TRAINING, Page 14 Sarah Baldlk/The Daily Journal A Cal Fire firefighter walks across a ladder to the roof of the did Rite Aid building where firefighters trained in performing roof ventilation drills. Frost water meeting today By ZACK CINEK The Daily Journal The Russian River Flood Control District goes to Santa Rosa today for a meeting of the Frost Protection Task Force. The task force was formed in 2008 after fish died in the Russian River near Hopland and in Felta Creek, Sonoma County, after water was taken to use for protecting wine grape crops from frost. Then in 2009 NOAA asked that the state immediately impose regulations to help protect fish during frost protection season. A report has now been furnished by the Upper Russian River Stewardship Alliance in response to the National Marine Fisheries Service's request for a written plan to prevent See WATER, Page 2 MCSO gets grant from PG&E The Daily Journal A Mendocino County Sheriff's Office graffiti removal trailer took another step towards becoming a reality Tuesday when Pacific Gas and Electric gave the MCSO $3,000 to be used on community projects. The Sheriff's Office recently launched the, Graffiti Removal Team' in partnership with sev-! era! local organizations.. The goal of the Team is; to have a self-contained 1 trailer housing all the ] tools and equipment >' needed to paint over, i graffiti in areas plagued by this type of defacement, the Sheriff's Office stated. Alison Talbott, a PG&E spokeswoman,' told the Sheriff's Office that the grant had been awarded to the department and needed to be used for "community projects."   , PG&E's money works in tangent with donations made by the Employer's Council of Mendocino County, 101 Trailer & RV, Mendo' Mill, Motosports of Ukiah and Crawford. See GRANT, Page 2 0758551693010   

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