Impaired Driving – Neither a Trick nor a Treat

Impaired Driving – Neither a Trick nor a Treat

Halloween is meant to be a time of spooky fun for both children and adults but unfortunately, monsters and ghosts aside, it can be one of the scariest days of the year for trick-or-treaters and motorists. Halloween has the unfortunate distinction as the day with the highest number of child pedestrian deaths all year, and […]


Congressmen Garamendi & LaMalfa Introduce Measure to Protect Agriculture from Unrealistic Floodplain Regulations

 Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) and Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today announced the introduction of a bipartisan measure to protect farms and ranches from new flood rules that prevent them from growing. The bill, H.R. 3315, exempts agricultural structures like barns, sheds and silos from FEMA requirements that effectively prohibit construction in areas designated as floodplains. […]


Citizens for a Better Williams
Paints Mural of Williams Hotel

Citizens for a Better Williams <br /> Paints Mural of Williams Hotel

The Williams Hotel was used as the backdrop for many old time photographs; it now will be a permanent backdrop along the North wall of the Williams Masonic Building in downtown Williams, at Town Square. “The Williams Hotel used to stand at the corner of ‘E’ Street and 7th Street,” said Williams Mayor, Pat Ash. […]


New Business is a Quilter’s Delight

New Business is a Quilter’s Delight

Carol Lindquist is surrounded by brightly colored bolts of fabric inside her new business. The Friends Around the Block quilt shop, located in downtown Colusa at 433 Market Street is a place where quilting friends can meet and find the quilting supplies they need. A hobby turned business; Lindquist started quilting as a young mother. […]


In the Spotlight: Bertha Mondragon

In the Spotlight: Bertha Mondragon

Two years ago, Bertha Mondragon set on a new venture opening her salon, First Impressions, in Downtown Colusa. Located in the Market Place, located at 430 Market Street, Mondragon is joined by longtime friend Martha Silva, providing a variety of salon services to the community. “After I lost two of my sisters a few years […]


CHP to Raise Awareness During “Red Ribbon Week”

CHP to Raise Awareness During “Red Ribbon Week”

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) encourages parents, educators, business owners, and other community organizations to promote a drug-free lifestyle during National Red Ribbon Week, October 23 – 31, 2013. The Red Ribbon Campaign originated from an incident in Mexico City when drug traffickers murdered Drug Enforcement Administration Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena in 1985. This developed […]


PG&E Warns of Telephone Scam Targeting Customers

PG&E Warns of Telephone Scam Targeting Customers

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is alerting customers to be aware of a telephone scam demanding immediate payment for allegedly past due electricity bills. This scam appears to target both business and residential customers, including Spanish speaking customers. PG&E customers throughout the utility’s service area – including Butte County – have reported receiving calls […]


Premier Mushrooms Offers Grants to Non-Profits

The third round of Premier Mushrooms Inc. grants to Colusa County non-profit groups will be awarded in January 2014. Grant applications are now available. Submission deadline is December 31, 2013. The grant funds are generated through Premier’s donation of fresh mushrooms for sale by the Colusa County Chamber of Commerce each season at the Colusa […]


Govenor Brown Hosts Family Luncheon

Govenor Brown Hosts Family Luncheon

Govenor brown held a family luncheon at Granzella’s Banquet Hall on September 8th, 2013 in Williams. There were about 80 family members attending. Pictured are the Govenors cousins, from the left: Bobbie (Allen) Seaver, Joyce (Allen) Godon, Janet (Allen) Staple, Govenor Jerry Brown, Janita (Allen) Smith, June (Wallace) O’Sullivan, and Pat (Allen) Schaad. A good […]


Handmade Quilt Featured at Grimes Dinner

Handmade Quilt Featured at Grimes Dinner

Pictured here are members of the Grimes Ladies Aid Society holding the handmade quilt that will be raffled at the Society’s annual Dinner & Bazaar on November 2 at Grand Island Elementary School in Grimes. The quilt was made this year by Jane Hardy. Raffle tickets will be available at the event. Dinner service begins […]


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