Pioneer Review recognized for 10 years in community

The Colusa County Board of Supervisors recognized the 10th anniversary of the Pioneer Review at their regular meeting on Feb. 21.

Andrea Moore established the newspaper as a twice-monthly publication on Feb. 22, 2008.

Lloyd Green, Jr., who originally did the layout and design work for Moore, purchased the newspaper in 2010.

“The Pioneer Review is the only locally-owned newspaper published in Colusa County,” said Board Chairman Gary Evans, who presented Green with a proclamation recognizing the newspaper’s milestones.

The Pioneer Review has printed weekly since 2014, and the Colusa County Chamber of Commerce and California State Assembly recognized the newspaper as the Business of the Year.

From 2016 to 2017, Green hired staff to expand coverage to include more local government, court and crime reporting, sports, and community events.

Since then, readership has increased five-fold, and the publication has become the most widely read newspaper in Colusa County, the proclamation states.

On Sept. 19, 2017, Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Thompson named the Pioneer Review a newspaper of general circulation, enabling it to publish legal notices.

Green said he has been with the newspaper since its beginning, and that he and his staff have worked hard the past few years to get the paper to where it is today.

“I have a wonderful team, and I could not have gotten this far without them,” Green said. ■