Colusa Police Department Canine Association fundraiser draws a crowd

Colusa Police Department Canine Association fundraiser draws a crowd

Nearly 200 dinners were sold at the Colusa Police Department Canine Association’s tri-tip dinner and fundraiser last Thursday – not a bad start for a first year event. “We sold close to 180 plates, and I thought that was pretty good,” Carolee Ornbuan, who owns Rocco’s on the River and hosted the fundraising event. “Next […]


The Maiden Voyage: Sheriff’s Office unveils new boat

The Maiden Voyage: Sheriff’s Office unveils new boat

Supervisors, county CAO get firsthand look at the department’s newest equipment The Colusa County Sheriff’s Office will be patrolling East Park Reservoir and the Sacramento River in style this summer in an $80,000 boat, funded through a Department of Boating and Waterways grant. Last Wednesday, a handful of county officials joined the Sheriff’s Office’s current […]


One arrested in pursuit, suspected carjacker on the loose

One arrested in pursuit, suspected carjacker on the loose

A San Jose man suspected of vehicle theft remains at large after allegedly leading officers on a high-speed chase through Williams on Saturday. According to statements from the Colusa and Williams Police Departments, Andrew Stewart MacNab, 31, is presumed to be armed and dangerous. His girlfriend, Allyssandra Rochelle Abarca, 26, also from San Jose, was […]


Kittle’s donates electric bikes to Colusa Police Department

Kittle’s donates electric bikes to Colusa Police Department

The Colusa Police Department added a couple of new vehicles to their fleet, thanks to the donation of a local businessman. Kittle’s Outdoor & Sport owner Pat Kittle and a friend purchased a pair of electric bicycles for the department with each costing about $1,400. “It was a brainstorm that a buddy and I had, […]


Masked burglars caught on camera breaking into Colusa pharmacy; bail before cops arrive

Masked burglars caught on camera breaking into Colusa pharmacy; bail before cops arrive

No leads yet, Colusa Police Department says A pair of suspected burglars were caught on camera last Saturday as they were breaking in through the glass back door of Davison Drug & Stationary, but were gone by the time Colusa police officers responded to an alarm call there. Responding officers never saw the suspects in […]


Preston Sharp pays tribute to Maxwell Veterans

Preston Sharp pays tribute to Maxwell Veterans

You may recognize the name, Preston Sharp, from recent CBS special “A pied piper of patriotism.” The 11-year-old began his journey in honoring our nation’s veterans in 2015 while visiting his grandfather’s grave in Redding. Sharp noticed that not every veteran in the cemetery had a flag, so he had to do something about it. […]


It’s Your Colusa County: Azevedo, Gutierrez, Marsh, and Vaca

It’s Your Colusa County:  Azevedo, Gutierrez, Marsh, and Vaca

Every year since 1937, The American Legion Auxiliary marquees the Girls State Program. Approximately, 16,000 young women participate in a week long ALA Girls State program across the nation. For California, this year’s program will be held in Claremont. The 74th California Girls State session will be held June 26 – July 1. Girls State […]


425 days and counting

425 days and counting

It has been a little over a year and two months since Colusa County had a hospital, and the days are still counting. While progress appears to be made at the shuttered facility, new exterior paint, new signage, and a cleaner parking lot; yet, not much has been said when the facility will actually open. […]


Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Ladies Relief Society News

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Ladies Relief Society News

Submitted by Alma Hickel The Catholic Ladies Relief Society elected new officers for the coming year at their April meeting. The following members were elected and will be installed this fall. President Alicia Mena; Senior Vice President Rosemary Hicks; Junior Vice President, Susan Walsh; Recording Secretary, Megan Farrel; Treasurer, Juanita Smith; Financial Secretary, Vicky Stegall; […]


Free Fishing Days for 2017 will be July 1 and Sept. 2

Free Fishing Days for 2017 will be July 1 and Sept. 2

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) encourages all Californians to give fishing a try for free on July 1 and Sept. 2. CDFW annually offers two Free Fishing Days, typically around the Fourth of July and Labor Day weekends. On these two days, people can fish without having to buy a sport fishing […]


Pinewood Derby held at County Fair

Pinewood Derby held at County Fair

In an effort to raise awareness about scouting opportunities, the Buttes Area District of Boy Scouts hosted a Pinewood Derby Race during the Colusa County Fair. Pictured (L-to-R) Julianna Velazquez, Jeanine Burgess, James Velazquez, and Jennifer Velazquez were one of the many participants to race during the event at the Colusa County Fair. For more […]


Maxwell starts summer with swimming and a movie

Maxwell starts summer with swimming and a movie

Maxwell Parks and Recreation Kicks-off Summer with the town pool opening for the season, and the return of family movie night. With fresh paint and newly trained lifeguards, the Maxwell town pool opened with great anticipation. “We had a great opening day with roughly about 80 in attendance,” said Kyle Miller, President of the Maxwell […]


Williams Unified approves budget amid concerns over Trump

Williams Unified approves budget amid concerns over Trump

Williams Unified School District officials blamed the President of the United States for the district having to “tighten its belt,” but ultimately gave in to pressure from teachers and parents not to lay off paraeducators who prepare kindergarteners for first grade. Although the school board previously tabled the elimination of four support positions until 2018-19, […]


Community School graduates receive hard-earned diplomas

Community School graduates receive hard-earned diplomas

If S. William Able Community School graduates had a motto for their commencement exercises June 14, it might have been “All roads lead to Rome,” the modern working of an ancient expression that means all methods of doing something will achieve the same results. Eight seniors received their high school diplomas from the school, named […]


Painter finds new purpose in life

Painter finds new purpose in life

JP Powell’s art is colorful, but underneath lacquer, neon, and glow-in-the-dark paint is wood that is finding a second purpose. Powell’s first official showing of his work was held Saturday at the Williams Community Center, with a trickle of people gazing over his collection throughout most of the summer’s first hot day. “His work is […]


Digging deeper into grace (06/21/2017)

Digging deeper into grace (06/21/2017)

Basically, we have two choices as to what we can do with the blessings we have received in our lives: We can cling to them, or we can share them with others.  We can live a life of stinginess, or we can live a life of generosity. The Message Bible’s translation of Proverbs 11:24 offers […]


Free bowling returns this summer, keeping youth and families safe

Free bowling returns this summer, keeping youth and families safe

Nayeli Velazquez | Pioneer Review In a safe and sober environment, forty-one individuals bowled for free last Friday. “This is an activity for the community,” said Kevin Shields, Friday Night Live group advisor. “We intend to supply a safe and sober occasion for families to interact with each other in a fun way.” This summer […]


Colusa City Council: After passing a trio of ordinances, council  finalizes changes to zoning, municipal codes, opening door for commercial cannabis; hands out development agreements for two cannabis businesses

Colusa City Council: After passing a trio of ordinances, council  finalizes changes to zoning, municipal codes, opening door for commercial cannabis; hands out development agreements for two cannabis businesses

Despite opposition voiced by a handful of the Colusa residents who formed an over-capacity crowd at Colusa City Hall on June 6, the Colusa City Council moved forward with a trio of ordinances that will pave the way for commercial cannabis operations in  Colusa. Up for a second reading and final approval by the council […]


Revived senior citizen event at Fair enthusiastically supported

Revived senior citizen event at Fair enthusiastically supported

Dozens of senior citizens gathered at Etchepare Garden on Friday to enjoy a barbecue, tour the Colusa County Fairgrounds by train, and browse the exhibits. Those who attended the event at noon were allowed to return during the fair’s regular hours at no charge. About 60 people enjoyed the cooler-than-usual temperatures for June, and had […]


Youth earn top dollar at County Fair livestock auction

Youth earn top dollar at County Fair livestock auction

Ten-year-old Carlie Sanchez’s steer outweighed her by more than a half of a ton, but the gentle giant quietly followed her lead into the arena at Saturday’s Junior Livestock Auction at the Colusa County Fair. Sanchez, a member of Colusa 4-H, had one of 48 steers sold to the highest bidder, a tradition that dates […]


Gallagher introduces legislation to balance representation

Gallagher introduces legislation to balance representation

Assemblyman James Gallagher has introduced legislation that could end what he believes is unfair representation for rural counties in the California Legislature. Gallagher hopes to reapportion the state Senate districts through Assembly Constitutional Amendment 16 to ensure each of California’s unique regions have a voice. “The Representation Equality Act would provide an important check to […]


Colusa woman wins Best of Best at County Fair

Colusa woman wins Best of Best at County Fair

A Colusa woman took home the Best of the Best award at the 78th Colusa County Fair after her quilt swept all available prizes, including Best of Division and Best of Show. Mary Overton, 83, was humble in accepting the judge’s decision, but believed weighing her quilt against other Best of Show exhibits like Marie […]


Saso named Mr. Cinderfella

Saso named Mr. Cinderfella

To a chorus of cheers from the packed stands, Conner Saso strutted out onto the stage at the Colusa County Fairgrounds Grandstands last Friday, donning an orange dress, high heels and long blonde wig. He twirled Barbara Walker, his grandmother and “fairy godmother” for the 2017 Mr. Cinderfella Pageant, before picking up the microphone for […]


Talent triumphs at Mini Miss Colusa County Pageant

Talent triumphs at Mini Miss Colusa County Pageant

Editors Note: This article has been updated to reflect the error reported on the talent performed by Emily Johnson.  Three Colusa girls swept the titles at the Mini Miss Colusa County pageant on June 7. Alexis Avera, 11, was crowned the 2017 Mini Miss before one of the largest grandstand crowds in the history of […]


Bartending competition shakes up the Colusa County Fair

Bartending competition shakes up the Colusa County Fair

There were colorful cocktails aplenty at the Colusa County Fair’s first ever bartending competition on Saturday, but team Frank’s Kids (composed of Abel Godoy and Corey Bell) were named the best bartenders by a panel of local judges. Godoy and Bell, who both bartend at Frank Rogers-owned establishments in Colusa, wowed the four judges – […]


“I Kissed a Pig and I liked It”

“I Kissed a Pig and I liked It”

What do you get when you combine lipstick, a hog, and about a dozen community members? $44,449 for the Colusa County Fair Foundation. On Wednesday afternoon, the CCFF wrapped up its ‘Kiss the Pig’ fundraiser where six teams competed to raise the most money to avoid kissing the pig. Team #5, comprised of Joe Kalfsbeek, […]


Breakfast and lunch available for children this summer

Breakfast and lunch available for children this summer

Free meals for children will be available through the month of July at schools throughout the county. Meals are available for all children aged 18 years and younger and paid for by the Butte County Office of Education CalKidz Summer Food Program. “All children are welcome during posted serving times,” said Julianna Roberts, Summer Food Program […]


Destruction Derby brings fair to smashing finish

Destruction Derby brings fair to smashing finish

When the dust settled at the 2017 Colusa County Demolition Derby’s twelve-car main event, just two cars remained. Both belonged to Arbuckle residents. A one-on-one battle between seasoned derby veteran Hector Ramirez and relative newcomer Levi Kalfsbeek ensued, and it was the young gun who came out on top. With his rear bumper up against […]


Head-on collision in Maxwell sends two to emergency room

Head-on collision in Maxwell sends two to emergency room

Williams man arrested for felony DUI A head-on collision near Maxwell on Friday sent two Colusa County residents to the emergency room with minor to moderate injuries and resulted in the arrest of one of the drivers on suspicion of driving under the influence. The man suspected of driving under the influence, Fredi Emanuel Rivera […]


Mata sworn as sergeant at Williams Police

Mata sworn as sergeant at Williams Police

Last Wednesday, the Williams Police Department officially promoted Daniel Martin Mata to the rank of sergeant in a small ceremony attended by department representatives, city officials, and Mata’s family. Mata’s wife, Andrea, was responsible for pinning her husband’s sergeant’s badge on his uniform. Mata had been serving as an acting sergeant since February. He unofficially […]


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