Forest offices closed Columbus Day

Contact(s): Punky Moore

WILLOWS, Calif. — Mendocino National Forest offices will be closed Monday, Oct. 8 in observance of the Columbus Day holiday. Regular business hours will resume Tuesday, Oct. 9 at all offices except for the Stonyford Work Center, which will be closed Tuesday, Oct. 9 and open Wednesday, Oct. 10.

Forest Order No. 08-18-15 for the Ranch fire closure on the southern portion of the forest is still in effect. The Forest Order is posted here for reference: The northern half of the Mendocino National Forest is open for recreation activities.

The forecast shows a cooling trend this week with low temperatures in the 40s, highs in the 70s and a chance of showers through Thursday. Breezy conditions are expected later in the week. Please keep in mind when making travel plans that the weather can change quickly in the high country and cell phone coverage is not available in many areas.