Small Business Start-Up Seminar in Round Valley – November 8th!

Venture Forward: Building Your Future Through Entrepreneurship

Because there’s more than one path to success…

Saturday, November 8. 1pm – 4pm

Round Valley Library Commons Community Room

23925 Howard St.

Join West Company for a FREE Seminar on:

  • What it will take to start a business
  • What makes a business feasible
  • Resources available to help you
Please RSVP by calling West Company at (707) 964-7571 or by email at

Mendocino County Health and Human Services Agency Animal Care Services Honors Veterans, Military Personnel and Their Families on November 12, 2014

Press Release


Date: October 29, 2014

Mendocino County Health and Human Services Agency Animal Care Services

Honors Veterans, Military Personnel and Their Families on November 12, 2014

 On Wednesday November 12, Mendocino County Health and Human Services Agency, Animal Care Services will honor veterans, military personnel and their families by assisting them in adding an animal companion to their lives.

On this day from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. families may visit the Ukiah Shelter located at 298 Plant Road in Ukiah and pick any dog/puppy or cat/kitten of their choice and decide on the adoption fee they are able to pay.freedom 1

It has long been recognized that animal companions have a significant impact in alleviating stress during challenging times in our lives. A soft cat to cuddle and stroke and a dog’s ear to whisper words of grief, loss and confusion can make all the difference.  The staff and volunteers at the Ukiah Shelter will work with veterans and military personnel and their family to pick just the right pet to add to their lives.

The adopter will need to pay the $25 dog license fee but the remaining cost for adoption will be decided by the adopter.

For more information please call 463-4654.

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CAL FIRE Offers Halloween Safety Tips

California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
DATE: October 28, 2014

CAL FIRE Offers Halloween Safety Tips
Make Halloween a fun and safe night for trick-or-treaters

Sacramento – Costumes, jack-‘o-lanterns, haunted house and scary ghost stories mark this time of year as all kids of all ages enjoy the spirit of Halloween. But if precautions aren’t taken, scary things can happen. Decorations that ignited are the reported cause in 900 home fires nationwide each year. Two of every five of those were started by a candle.

To make this day a fun and festive event, just follow these few simple steps to ensure everyone stays safe:


· Children should always go trick-or-treating with a responsible adult
· Provide children with flashlights or glow sticks to carry for lighting and visibility
· Review how to cross a street with your child. Look left, right and left again to be sure no cars are approaching before crossing the street
· If driving, be sure to watch for trick-or-treaters who are too busy to watch for you
· Remind children to stay together as a group when walking from house to house


· Purchase costumes made of flame resistant or flame retardant. Fire resistant does not mean fireproof!
· Apply reflective tape to Halloween costumes
· Masks can obstruct vision – consider using make-up instead
· Avoid loose, baggy sleeves or billowing skirts
· Keep hemlines short enough to prevent tripping


· Keep decorations well away from all open flames and heat sources, including light bulbs and heaters
· Light jack-‘o-lanterns with battery powered light – never use candles!
· Keep exits clear of decorations so nothing blocks escape routes
· Remove objects from the yard that could present a tripping hazard (garden tools, hoses, etc.)

Remember to closely inspect all candy before allowing children to eat it, discarding any unwrapped treats from a stranger. If in doubt, throw it out!

CAL FIRE wishes all Californians a safe and enjoyable Halloween! For more Halloween fire safety ideas and tips, please visit the CAL FIRE website at

KYBU Meeting Notes 10/27/14

KYBU Meeting Notes
Round Valley Public Library

Attendees: Scott, Emily, Mike, Lew, Sharon, Max, Clive, Kramer

New People/New Shows
Scott wants to have a show. He filled out a program application and is working with Ryan and other DJs to learn. He is here until January.
Mike wants to lengthen his show to 9pm-11pm on Mondays starting 11/10/14. His 1 year anniversary will be on Halloween – Mike will DJ from 5pm to 7pm on Halloween.

EAS – Fixed.
Per Max and Lew, the Emergency Alert System is fixed and the log shows that tests have been sent.

HS Football.
Lew and Kramer helped broadcast the homecoming game. The next game is Saturday, November 1st at 1pm. Clive will sit in the studio.

Mike will DJ from 5pm to 7pm. War of the Worlds will play at 8pm. Djs and volunteers are welcome to come hand out candy to trick or treaters. It might be raining. Mario and Mary Jane decorated the studio and Daniel brought hay bales and gourds to decorate the outside. Happy Halloween!

12.13.14 Party
Lew is waiting on confirmation from Fox Blues Band. Lew will ask at the next Friend’s meeting to get a liquor license. We’ll start emailing/postering/postcarding on and around November 18.

Bulletin Board
Sandy will cover the first two weeks in November, Sharon has the next two covered.

Street Feed.
A neighbor requested that the outdoor speaker be turned off at night. A timer will be installed to turn it off and back on again in the morning.

Poonkinney Peggy’s weather report was cut off last week by Native America Calling. It will be moved earlier.

Friday Night.
Clive suggested that we contact Groove Central and ask if they are planning on continuing to create a daytime ready program, and if so, he suggests we move Friday night to be:
8pm Earthsongs
9pm Groove Central
10pm Dakh Side
11pm Basement Tapes

Files on Laptop
The studio laptop has the updated Programmer’s Guide & Application and other useful documents located in the “Documents” folder

10/21/14 KYBU Meeting Notes

KYBU Meeting

Library Community Room

10/21/14 – 5:00pm

Meeting Notes Corrections: Committee members who wish to correct these meeting notes, please send corrections to Please note that these are not minutes but personal notes that are not necessarily accurate or complete but hopefully helpful.

Attendees: Emily, Max, Mary Jane, Kramer, Lew, Dixie, and Mario



New People/New Shows


Friday Football

December Party



Computer Documents

New People/New Shows: Lew has a friend Andy who has archived all his blues and would like to put together playlists and send some demos to Lew. He would need to add our station ID.

Halloween: Max will pick up Halloween candy for Friday’s event, Mario will decorate the studio right after the meeting, Dixie and Mary Jane will hand out candy. Other KYBU volunteers are welcome to come in costume and participate. We need hay bales (depends on the weather). We would like to broadcast War of the Worlds at 8pm. A brief discussion was held about having a cauldron and dry ice.

Friday Football: Kramer will help Lew with the game broadcast starting at 7pm. Sometimes the stream will drop off from iTunes.

December Party: Emily will ask Joey to design a new long-sleeved shirt. She is still working on the financials. Lew is assuming Fox is coming. It was suggested that later on we could do different shirts for events. We need a liquor license. Denny and Izzy may do the food in exchange for underwriting.

Workshop: Sunday will be our last workshop for the year. Emily will send out a newsletter.

Equipment: Lew will forward our backup equipment wish list for Mary Jane to follow up on a referral by Steve Francis to the Mendocino County Health & Human Services Agency contact who could help provide emergency prep equipment for us (Tami Bartolomei, OES coordinator – 463-5667).

Per Max, today we bought a 150-watt backup transmitter for $915 plus $40 shipping (including XLR inputs and mono broadcasts).

Computer Documents: Emily will put the Programmers Guide and other computer documents on our KYBU computer for Lew and others to pull up and print out as needed.

Burn Supension Lifted


Due to recent precipitation, low temperatures, increased relative humidity, higher fuel moisture, and general improvement in predicted fire weather conditions – there has been a temporary lifting of the Burn Suspension in Mendocino Unit on Saturday, October 25 at 12:01 AM.

A Burn Suspension may be re instituted if unseasonable warm and dry conditions return.

Call Mendocino Air Quality at (707) 463-4391 to check if it is a permissible burn day.

Fire Agencies – Informational Document

Burn Ban LIfted – Press Release

Ebola Preparedness Response Team

Press Release

Date: October 24, 2014

Update from the Mendocino County Health & Human Services Agency (HHSA)
Ebola Preparedness Response Team

The HHSA Ebola Preparedness Response Team (EPRT) meets on a weekly basis and is comprised of representatives from HHSA Leadership, Public Health Nursing, Communicable Disease and Hospital and Clinic Preparedness Staff; Coastal Valley Emergency Medical Services; the Public Health Officers; representatives for the Adventist Health System and local clinics.

The team’s focus is preparedness.  The information around the Ebola virus is rapidly evolving day by day.  The team members attend many conference calls weekly, sometimes daily that involve information coming from both the State and Federal levels.  The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the Communicable Disease Center (CDC) are both doing an excellent job of keeping everyone apprised of the latest guidelines, procedures and opportunities for preparedness.

On October 23, HHSA Public Health participated in the State-wide Medical Health Exercise Table Top drill.  Twenty-three agencies and facilities sent forty-two representatives to the 4-hour drill.  All three county hospitals were represented, eight clinics, skilled nursing facilities, Coastal Valleys Emergency Medical Services Agency as well as the Redwood Empire Hazardous Incident Team (REHIT) along with six County programs were represented.

The drill allowed the group to actively assess the capabilities of the entities they represent in a table top scenario that involved a suspected case of Ebola.  They focused on coordination and communication of medical surge capabilities, infection control practices and informational sharing among community healthcare and response partners.  The day also allowed for participants to work with the County HHSA in the planning and deployment of functional activities to be used in the upcoming State-wide Medical Health Exercise full scale functional event to be held on November 20.

The drills will help in the process of developing and refining the response plan for our county and will reinforce the practices already in place for handling contagious diseases and assuring public safety.  The Mendocino County Health and Human Services Agency is the local CDPH and CDC partner and monitors the publications from these two agencies to distribute the latest standards out to the medical community.

Coastal Valleys Emergency Medical Services Agency (CVEMSA) is currently coordinating a regional meeting with local stakeholders to educate ambulance companies and first responders on how to respond to suspected Ebola cases.  Dr. Mark Luoto is working closely with CVEMSA in developing general response guidelines for this group and expects to have them out in the next few days.

It is important to remember, that there are no current suspected or confirmed cases of Ebola in California.  The focus is on preparedness at all levels.  At this time the Ebola virus does not pose a health care threat for California.

If you have traveled in Guinea, Sierra Leone or Liberia in the last 21 days and have a fever greater than 100.4 and additional symptoms such as severe headache, muscle pain, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain or unexplained hemorrhage please contact your local doctor or local hospital via phone.  This will prevent exposure and will give the medical experts the necessary time to properly prepare for your arrival.

The EPRT is working hard to meet the needs of the community.  Prevention is key.  Preparedness is necessary.  Education is paramount.  Fear is the worst by-product of the current Ebola situation.  It is very important to educate everyone regarding this disease.  Knowledge is power and understanding is calming.

If you have questions regarding the Ebola situation in California, the CDPH has established an Ebola hotline at 1-855-421-5921 that is available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Friday.


Coming up on Native American Calling – week of October 27, 2014

Monday, October 27, 2014 – Our Furry Family Members
When we decide to bring a furry animal into our lives as pets, their paws, tails and bright eyes become precious to us. Our cameras and phones are full of pictures. Our furniture and clothes are covered in their fur. Our wallets are thinner because we buy them so much. But it’s all worth it because our pets are part of the family. So how much time and money do you put aside for your pets? Do you have a room just for the cat? Does your dog have his own couch? Tell us how you love your pets!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 – October Book of the Month: A Nation Rising
A new book titled “A Nation Rising: Hawaiian Movements for Life, Land and Sovereignty,” invites readers to learn more about the Kanaka Maoli or Native peoples of Hawaii. Indigenous voices come together in the pages of this book to recount the history of this land along with the major social movements and people that have inspired them. We invite you to join us as we learn more about Native Hawaiian sovereignty with our October Book of the Month guests, including Kanaka Maoli contributors Noelani Goodyear-Ka’opua and Ikaika Hussey.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 – Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, is often associated with individuals serving in the military. Did you know that anyone who experiences a terrifying event can have this disorder? How often does PTSD impact Native Americans? PTSD symptoms include flashbacks to traumatic events, feelings of anger, hopelessness and trouble sleeping. Does that sound familiar to you? Join us as we learn more about PTSD, including treatment options and how to help a friend or family member who has PTSD.

Thursday, October 30, 2014 – Sending a Message through Film
Have you ever seen a film that changed your life? Has a movie ever altered how you see the world? There are some great Native films playing around the country right now. Join us as we preview a few of them. The Cherokee Word for Water is a narrative film that tells the true story of a fight for water in a small Cherokee community. La Donna Harris: Indian 101 is a documentary that chronicles the life of Comanche activist La Donna Harris. We’ll speak with the filmmakers of their films about how they use images to share their message.

Friday, October 31, 2014 – The Paranormal
We will soon wind down from Halloween and the sugar rush, but there are still ghosts and demons that make some people worry. The paranormal may still be out there. You may not believe in that kind of stuff, but others are believers and say they have seen real ghosts. Are you a believer in the paranormal? Have you seen things that made you question what you previously thought about ghosts?
Native America Calling is a national call-in program that invites guests and listeners to join a dialogue about current events, music, arts, entertainment and culture.

The program is hosted by Tara Gatewood (Isleta Pueblo) and airs live each weekday from 1-2 pm Eastern.

Join the conversation by calling 1-800-996-2848.

Radio Production Workshop this Sunday – 10/26/14!

Last Sunday of the Month workshop this Sunday – last one of 2014!… The next audio production workshop will be Sunday, October 26th from 10am to 1pm at the Round Valley Library Commons and in the KYBU studio on Howard St. Interested in hosting a live show? Find out how to get started! Workshops are a great opportunity for new and existing volunteers to learn new skills. KYBU workshops will resume in 2015.

Week of October 10 on Native America Calling

Monday, October 20, 2014 – Native Women in Hip-Hop
Today we focus on Native women who are breaking through the hip-hop scene.  Women in hip-hop are often overshadowed by Native male rappers and MCs. But these women have stories and rhymes that can definitely match the talent of their male counterparts. Some tracks can only come from a Native sister, aunt, niece and mother. Join us as we talk about the current challenges and opportunities for female Native hip-hop artists. Guests include: Honey (Navajo) and Janet Rogers (Salish).

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 – Downside of The Oil Boom
North Dakota is currently experiencing an oil boom that is providing new prosperity for the state. Unemployment is low and tax revenues were over 2 billion in 2013 . But some say the oil boom is coming with unexpected costs. According to the US Department of Justice, violent crime rates are up in nearby communities. What does that mean for tribes in Bakken oil region? What steps should be taken to address these crime and negative impacts of the oil boom? Guests include: Scott Davis (Standing Rock Sioux/Turtle Mountain Chippewa) Commissioner of Indian Affairs for the state of North Dakota.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 – October Music Maker: Twice As Good
Father and son duo Twice As Good, from the Pomo nation, have the blues in a major way and as their song says, it doesn’t bother them. Paul & Rich Steward bring their soulful sound back to more blues-loving listeners in their new album “That’s All I Need.” It’s their fifth studio album and there are plenty of sounds that can get any dancehall or stage rocking. We invite you to join us for our October Music Maker edition with Twice As Good.

Thursday, October 23, 2014 – Leaving Domestic Violence
Last month, we talked about the reasons why someone might stay in an abusive relationship. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. In this hour, we will discuss what it takes to leave abusive relationships. What steps do individuals need to take to get away from a violent partner? Who is supporting victims of domestic violence and giving them the tools they need to leave? Guests include: Romalita Laban (Hopi) Executive Director of Hopi Tewa Women’s Coalition to End Abuse.

Friday, October 24, 2014 – Your Family Health History
Almost every adult has filled out a health history form at the doctor’s office. Why is it important for you to know about diseases that struck your parents, grandparents or aunts and uncles? Knowing your family’s health history is more important than you think. It can give your doctor some clues about issues you, or your children, may face someday. If you know that certain diseases and conditions run in your family, you can take preventative steps or get tested early. Has knowing your family health history helped you address a health concern? Join us as we talk about why health history matters.

Native America Calling is a national call-in program that invites guests and listeners to join a dialogue about current events, music, arts, entertainment and culture.

The program is hosted by Tara Gatewood (Isleta Pueblo) and airs live each weekday from 1-2 pm Eastern.

Join the conversation by calling 1-800-996-2848.