Weightlifting competition at the Fair

Weightlifting competition at the Fair

It started as his senior project, but Sam Stocks is hoping that the Colusa RedHawks Weightlifting Competition, which was held for the first time at the Colusa County Fair on Thursday, becomes a recurring event there. “(Colusa football head coach) Ron Calcagno would like to make this an annual event,” Stocks said at the conclusion […]


Maxwell teen crowned 2017 Miss Colusa County

Maxwell teen crowned 2017 Miss Colusa County

Hannah Azevedo sank to her knees when she heard her name called over the grandstands’ loudspeaker opening day of the Colusa County Fair. The Maxwell teen was crowned Miss Colusa County on Thursday and will serve as the area’s representative for an entire year. “I was so excited that I didn’t even believe it,” Azevedo […]


2016 Miss Colusa County: Ellian Ellie”Geyer (The Last Interview)

2016 Miss Colusa County: Ellian Ellie”Geyer (The Last Interview)

According to 2016 Miss Colusa County Ellie Geyer, the past year has been a fun ride. “I feel like it has been a crazy, crazy year,” Geyer said in an interview at the Maxwell Rodeo. Geyer was there fulfilling one of the duties that comes with the crown: representing the Colusa County Fair at another […]


Sudden limb drop

Sudden limb drop

Colusa trees experience early bout of summer branch-shedding phenomenon  Colusa residents may want to think twice before seeking respite from the sweltering summer heat under the canopy of one of the city’s many large shade trees. Since the start of the year, 18 limbs have fallen around the City of Colusa, Streets and Parks Superintendent […]


County approves contract for sidewalk, pedestrian improvements in Maxwell

County approves contract for sidewalk, pedestrian improvements in Maxwell

Colusa County will spend nearly $500,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program funds to make sidewalk and pedestrian improvements in Maxwell. The Colusa County Board of Supervisors voted on May 30 to award the contract for the project to the lowest bidder, Dunton Construction Company, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $459,590. The […]


Pioneer Day harvests community spirit, a bountiful success

Pioneer Day harvests community spirit, a bountiful success

Celebrating its farmers who feed our families, the Williams Pioneer Day celebration went off without hitch. “It was a great celebration,” said Citizens for a Better Williams President Pat Ash. “We are very thankful to have such wonderful participation in this years event.” It was a cool summer day last Saturday, a day fit for […]


Open for the season: Local Farmers’ Markets

Open for the season:  Local Farmers’ Markets

As the days grow longer, and the temperatures soar higher, the local farmers market scene kicks off for a hopeful and bountiful season. “Not many items are ready yet, but we do have some items available,” said Jennifer Daiz, manager for the Colusa Farmers Market. Opening last Thursday, the market had one fruit and vegetable […]


Williams city council approves contract with Colusa Mosquito Abatement District

Williams city council approves contract with Colusa Mosquito Abatement District

City will pay district more than $53,000 for minimal control program For the second straight year, the City of Williams will contract with the Colusa Mosquito Abatement District to provide a control program within city limits. The city council voted unanimously at last month’s meeting to enter into a cooperative agreement with the Colusa Mosquito […]


2016 Mini Miss Colusa County: Karssyn Gwinnup (The Last Interview)

2016 Mini Miss Colusa County: Karssyn Gwinnup (The Last Interview)

It’s been 364 days since Karsyn Gwinnup wowed the judges at the 2016 Mini Miss Colusa County competition during the talent portion of the Mini Miss Contest. Gwinnup, then 11 years old, belted out Alicia Keys’ “Girl on Fire” as part of  her “fire medley” routine, which helped her win the crown and the title […]


Williams completes cemetery fence project, dedication ceremony held

Williams completes cemetery fence project, dedication ceremony held

Seven years into the making, the Williams Cemetery fence project was completed as dozens of community members attended a special dedication ceremony last Saturday. “The idea of new fencing was the inspiration of Karen and Wayne Wilson, who provided a substantial first donation in March of 2010,” said Dawn Nissen, Williams Cemetery District Office Manager. […]


Commencement held for alternative education graduates 

Commencement held for alternative education graduates 

Fifteen seniors in Colusa Unified School District’s alternative education program graduated May 31, in a brief ceremony on the Colusa High School football field. The nine students who were home schooled and the six who attended the alternative high school each took a different path to education than their counterparts at the traditional high school, […]


Art show in Williams features local artist

Art show in Williams features local artist

The artwork of JP Powell will be on display June 17 in Williams. The Eddie Johnson Heart Disease Fund will sponsor the one-day event, titled “Re-Kreated Imperfection” at the Williams Community Center. “This is a great way to support an artist from Colusa County,” said former Williams City Councilman Eddie Johnson. “It’s a good thing […]


Promoted Grand Island students gifted with technology

Promoted Grand Island students gifted with technology

When 14 Grand Island Elementary School fifth graders head off to Lloyd Johnson Jr. High in the fall, they will be taking the gift of technology with them. The Grand Island Parents’ Club presented the students at their promotion ceremony on Thursday with new Samsung Chromebooks, Kindle Amazon Fire HD tablets, or another choice in […]


Egling fifth graders pass drug resistance education

Egling fifth graders pass drug resistance education

Egling Middle School fifth graders promised to live safe, responsible, and drug-free lives before School Resource Officer Leanne Knudsen and Colusa County Sheriff Joe Garofalo presented them with certificates indicating their completion of the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program. The D.A.R.E. Program is implemented in 75 percent of the nation’s school districts, and in […]


Colusa County Fair set to get underway

Colusa County Fair set to get underway

Creativity, grit on display at the 78th Colusa County Fair The Big Wheel has been erected, the animals bedded down, the jams have been tasted, and the stitches have been carefully scrutinized all in time for Thursday’s opening of the Colusa County Fair. Hundreds of exhibits entered by youth and adults fill livestock barns and […]


Maxwell Cemetery fence to be repainted

Maxwell Cemetery fence to be repainted

The fence around the Maxwell Cemetery is getting a fresh new look. The Board of Directors selected H&R Quality Painting to repaint the wrought iron structure that took many years to build, thanks to donations from the community. Work on the fence started in early May, and much had been cleaned and painted by Memorial […]


County unveils Purple Heart Trail signs on its highways

County unveils Purple Heart Trail signs on its highways

In Colusa County, all roads lead to Mt. Vernon – the major ones, at least. In a ceremony on Thursday that kicked off Memorial Day weekend, the arterial highways of Colusa County were officially unveiled as part of the National Purple Heart Trail System, a symbolic and honorary system of roads, highways, bridges, and other […]


Former Maxwell resident awarded Air Force highest honor

Former Maxwell resident awarded Air Force highest honor

Last month the United States Air Force awarded its highest honor to retired Master Sgt. Keary Miller, who grew up in Maxwell, for his heroic actions in Afghanistan during the 17-hour Battle of Roberts Ridge, which took place more than 15 years ago. On April 20, Miller, who lives in Kentucky, was one of two […]


Mr. Rotary crowned by pageant contestants

Mr. Rotary crowned by pageant contestants

Each year the Colusa Rotarians invite the contestants of the Miss Colusa County Pageants to attend their weekly luncheon. Last Tuesday the five contestants attended the luncheon where they practiced their speaking and communication skills. “The girls held a Mr. Rotary Pageant where they taught the Rotarians how to walk, and they held a mock […]


Visit the Master Gardener’s at the Colusa County Fair

Visit the Master Gardener’s at the Colusa County Fair

Are you looking for tips to grow delicious tomatoes this summer, or tips on how to control pesky insects? The Master Gardeners of Colusa County will offer their knowledge to patrons at the Colusa County Fair. Available June 8–11 at the Colusa County Fairgrounds in Etechepare Hall, the Master Gardeners invite everyone to stop in […]


Krouse named pastor of First Christian in Colusa

Krouse named pastor of First Christian in Colusa

Colusa First Christian Church has named Dr. S. Samuel Krouse to be its pastor earlier this month. Krouse and his wife Ann, have deep roots in Colusa County. Samuel graduated from Colusa High School in 1965 and married his wife Ann, who graduated from Pierce High School in 1964. After serving with the U.S. Army, […]


Wife of convicted sex offender sentenced to jail, probation

Wife of convicted sex offender sentenced to jail, probation

Rachel Wolfenbarger of Arbuckle was sentenced on May 23 to 90 days behind bars and formal probation for her part in a bizarre child endangerment case stemming from her husband’s predilection to child pornography. Wolfengbarger was arrested in 2016 after the Colusa County Sheriff’s Department and FBI learned she had known that her husband, William […]


Poppies serve to remind public of veterans’ sacrifice

Poppies serve to remind public of veterans’ sacrifice

Each May, blood-red crepe paper poppies, distributed by the American Legion Auxiliary, become a common sight. The red poppy has been a symbol of the fallen since World War I, when the flower began to bloom in great numbers on the battlefields of Europe. The sight was immortalized in the poem “In Flanders Fields” by […]


Williams Pioneer Day honors local agricultural legends, Saturday

Williams Pioneer Day honors local agricultural legends, Saturday

Williams area agriculture, as well as community spirit, will be well represented in the Pioneer Day Parade when three beloved residents of the city serve as Grand Marshal. Citizens for a Better Williams selected Bob Alvernaz, Marie Spooner and Jean Terkildsen to co-lead the festivities when Pioneer Day gets underway on Saturday. The parade steps […]


American Legion Auxiliary behind patriotic activities in Maxwell

American Legion Auxiliary behind patriotic activities in Maxwell

Behind the men of the American Legion are the women, most commonly their wives, but also mothers, daughters, sisters, grandmothers, granddaughters and great-granddaughters of veterans who served in the nation’s military at times of war. They are the members of the American Legion Auxiliary, the world’s largest women’s patriotic service organization. While originally organized to […]


Students perform at Williams Music Night

Students perform at Williams Music Night

Williams Upper Elementary School students performed for family, faculty and friends on Thursday. The students worked very hard in their elementary music classes throughout the school year, said Principal Denise Conrado. The school’s music program consists of one 50-minute class each week, during which students learn to sing and play musical instruments. Thursday’s “Music Night” […]


One injured in traffic collision outside of Williams

One injured in traffic collision outside of Williams

A 2010 Freightliner truck loaded with lumber failed to stop for a roadwork and collided with a Ford F450, said the California Highway Patrol on Friday. At about 10:55 AM fire and police personnel were dispatched to a traffic collision on Highway 20 just east of Walnut Drive. “Traffic on westbound Highway 20 was stopped […]


Volunteers needed for county exhibit at the State Fair

Volunteers needed for county exhibit at the State Fair

Volunteers are still being sought to staff the Colusa County exhibit at the California State Fair in Sacramento. The Colusa County exhibit will feature the Colusa State Park and the Sacramento River. The fair opens Friday, July 14, and closes Saturday, July 30. Volunteers will receive an admission ticket and complementary parking at the State […]


Gridley woman dies in Princeton crash

Gridley woman  dies in  Princeton crash

A Gridley woman was killed last Wednesday afternoon when her SUV drifted off a road and struck a walnut tree near Princeton, the CHP said. “At approximately 3:28 PM, the female driver was traveling southbound on Highway 45, in a 2004 Chevrolet Suburban, at an unknown speed when for unknown reasons, she allowed her vehicle […]


It’s Your Colusa County: Michael Piper

It’s Your Colusa County:  Michael Piper

Living the country life isn’t always as easy as it seems but for twenty-one-year-old Michael Piper, he wouldn’t have it any other way. Piper is life long resident of Stonyford. “Living here is different in many ways from other Colusa County towns. We don’t have stores at every corner and no matter what you do, […]