Arbuckle FFA to Host Field Day in February

Arbuckle FFA to Host Field Day in February

More than 1,020 FFA students will travel to Pierce High School in Arbuckle for its annual FFA Field Day, Saturday, February 1, 2014. The 16th annual field day provides opportunities for FFA Students from across the state to compete in skill competitions such as Ag Mechanics, Ag Sales, Agronomy, Best Informed Greenhand, Co-op Quiz, Creed, […]


Williams Man Suffers Extensive Injuries During Bar Fight

Williams Man Suffers Extensive Injuries During Bar Fight

A Williams Resident was air lifted to Enloe Medical Center after he suffered severe lacerations to the head and face during a confrontation around 10:08 p.m. at Granzella’s Sports Lounge in Williams on January 15, 2014. Jesus Camarena, 21 of Williams was left with severe lacerations to the head and face after a bar confrontation, […]


Two Injured in I-5 Rollover South of Arbuckle

Two Injured in I-5 Rollover South of Arbuckle

One person was airlifted to Enloe Medical Center after a single vehicle collision early Wednesday morning at about 5:00 a.m. on January 15th, 2014. Approximately one mile south of Arbuckle on Interstate 5, Minghui Peng, 55 of San Gabriel, was traveling in the north bound lane in a 2011 Mazda hatchback at an unknown rate […]


CHP Recovers 4lbs. of Marijuana from Excessive Speeder

CHP Recovers 4lbs. of Marijuana from Excessive Speeder

An Antelope man faces drug possession charges after being stopped by a California Highway Patrol at East Camp Road in Williams. According to the California Highway Patrol, Nathaniel Keys, 20, was travelling eastbound on Highway 20 in a 2014 Chevy Cruze at 113 mph. Upon stopping Keys at East Camp Road, the officer noted a […]


Downtown Williams Mural Completed

Downtown Williams Mural Completed

Just four months after the Citizens for a Better Williams contracted with Peteluma Mural Artist, John Ton, the Williams Hotel has been immortalized on the side of the old Masonic Lodge in Town Square. “On February 22, 1913 the Williams Hotel burned and took with it nine businesses. Just a month short of ninety years […]


Arbuckle Elementary Incorporates Food Nutrition

Arbuckle Elementary Incorporates Food Nutrition

Students at Arbuckle Elementary School are tasting new fruits, nibbling new vegetables and sampling unfamiliar proteins. The project is under the direction of PE teacher, Noah Gomez, who has partnered with Liz Dawley at the UC Extension office to provide students with lessons on food nutrition. Students use a place-mat with color coded food groups […]


Williams Fire Volunteers Attend Monster Jam

Williams Fire Volunteers Attend Monster Jam

The Williams Fire Protection Association attended the Monster Jam in Sacramento at the Sleep Train Arena on January 17th and 19th, 2014. Nine Williams Fire Volunteers attended to help the California Firefighters’ Association recruit volunteer emergency responders. The Williams Fire Volunteers helped answer questions and take applications of interested parties. In early 2013, Colusa County […]


Governor Declares State of Emergency

Governor Declares State of Emergency

With California facing water shortfalls in the driest year in recorded state history, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today proclaimed a State of Emergency and directed state officials to take all necessary actions to prepare for these drought conditions. “We can’t make it rain, but we can be much better prepared for the terrible consequences […]


Important Warning
Phone Scam

Important Warning <br> Phone Scam

The California State Sheriffs’ Association Foundation (CSSAF) has recently been advised that citizens have received suspicious phone calls that appear to be coming from our number 916.375.8000. If you receive any suspicious calls DO NOT give out any personal information, such as social security number, bank account numbers, etc., and report these calls to your […]


Wildfire Prevention Tips

Wildfire Prevention Tips

In response to the ongoing wildfire threat across California, the nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) offers the following prevention tips to protect homes and prepare families at risk. Protect Your Home: Clean your gutters, eaves and roof to make sure they are clear of debris; Make sure your street number is legible and […]


PG&E Encourages Customers to Take Simple Steps and be Better Prepared for Emergencies in 2014

PG&E Encourages Customers to Take Simple Steps and be Better Prepared for Emergencies in 2014

As the New Year begins, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) encourages customers to make emergency preparedness not only a resolution but one that comes with an action plan. Simple steps like preparing an emergency supply kit and making an emergency communication plan for the family can help keep loved ones connected and ready for […]


The Flu is on the Rise in California
CDPH Reminds You to Get a Flu Shot

The Flu is on the Rise in California <br>CDPH Reminds You to Get a Flu Shot

Following the normal seasonal pattern, influenza activity is on the rise in California and nationwide. Many California counties, and other states, are reporting patients who are critically ill with influenza, including healthy young adults. The H1N1 strain appears to be the predominant strain circulating so far in California and in the rest of the United […]


Assemblymember Yamada Announces Hearing to Examine Agritourism

Assemblymember Yamada Announces Hearing to Examine Agritourism

Assemblymember Mariko Yamada (D-Davis), Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Sustainable and Organic Agriculture, will hold an informational hearing entitled, “Agritourism in California: Opportunities and Challenges of Becoming a Destination”.  The hearing will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, January 23rd at UC Davis in King Hall, Kalmanovitz Appellate Courtroom- Room 1001. “As […]


Diaz Joins the Golden Eagles this Coming Fall

Diaz Joins the Golden Eagles this Coming Fall

Feather River College Volleyball Coach Sarah Ritchie announces the official commitment of Mariah Diaz to play volleyball for the Golden Eagles this coming fall. Diaz, a 6-2 right side/middle blocker, was a first team all-conference selection and team captain for Pierce High School in Arbuckle, CA. “We are beyond excited to have Mariah as part […]


Maxwell 6th Graders Receive Principals Awards

Maxwell 6th Graders Receive Principals Awards

Friday, December 6, 2013, Maxwell Elementary held their first trimester awards assembly. Eight, 6th grade students, taught by Mrs. McAlpin, received the Principals Awards for achieving straight A’s. (L. to R. Braiden Carter, Cade Brackett, Trent Hendrix, Aubrey Keeler, Hollie Azevedo, bottom L. to R, Jilliann Wilson, Cameron McAlpin and Zoey Fitch. Submitted Photo.


Colusa AYSO Soccer Team Advance to California Cup

Colusa AYSO Soccer Team Advance to California Cup

The Colusa Redhawks U10 AYSO Boys Soccer team will be advancing to the California Cup in March after defeating San Bruno (3-2), in Foster City this last December. The team claimed title of Section 2 Champions. The AYSO Redhawks have also claimed the Area 2D AYSO Tournament title in September and went undefeated in in […]


Something Amiss in Balfour Park, Arbuckle

Something Amiss in Balfour Park, Arbuckle

Something seems amiss at Balfour Park, in Arbuckle. The modern play structure that was once visible from the street has been removed, and the ground flattened. Not to worry says Mary Grimmer, coordinator for the Arbuckle Parks and Recreation District. “The old play structure was dismantled and is in storage. It will be put up […]


Holiday DUI Arrests Down from 2012

Holiday DUI Arrests Down from 2012

Roads were safer this holiday season as the California Highway Patrol reported a slight decline in DUI Arrests during the departments statewide Mass Enforcement Periods (MEP) thought on Christmas and during the New Year’s celebration. A decrease in the amount of DUI related arrests was reported by the Northern CHP District. Eight DUI arrests were […]


City of Williams Awards Engineering and Design Contract

City of Williams Awards Engineering and Design Contract

In a special meeting held on Tuesday, January 2, 2014, the Williams City Council selected the lowest bid from three proposals to perform design and engineering services to extend Marguerite Street to Highway 20. The design and engineering plan is to be completed by Colusa County and sent to Caltrans in Late April, and to […]


CHP Says “Save a Teen Start Smart”

CHP Says “Save a Teen Start Smart”

Motor vehicle traffic collisions are the leading cause of death for American teenagers 15 to 20 years of age. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) has recently received a federal grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In an attempt to remain proactive and not reactive, […]


Car Crashes through Salvage Yard Fence South of Williams

Car Crashes through Salvage Yard Fence South of Williams

On December 19th at about 6:25 p.m., Hazel Duncan, 44 of Pacheo, California was driving southbound on Interstate 5 in her 2013 Chevrolet Sonic, outside of Williams when she lost control overturning her vehicle through the salvage yard fence of Big M Motors. According to witnesses, Duncan failed to maintain her Vehicle on the Roadway […]


Williams and Colusa Parks Smoke-Free

Williams and Colusa Parks Smoke-Free

The Williams City Council voted unanimously on December 18, 2013 to prohibit smoking of tobacco products in all city parks. The ordinance will take effect next month, 30 days following its adoption. In addition, the Colusa City Council adopted a similar ordinance in October 2013 which also prohibits smoking in city parks. This includes the […]


Colusa County’s Unemployment Rate Decreases

Colusa County’s Unemployment Rate Decreases

Since January 2013, Colusa County’s unemployment rate dropped nearly 6% from 23.7% to 17.8%, remaining second in the state of California with the highest Unemployment. Imperial County continues to lead with the highest unemployment rate in the state with 23.8%, down 1.8% from January 2013. California’s unemployment rate decreased to 8.5 percent in November, and […]


Colusa Rotary Announce Peace Officer of the Year Awards

Colusa Rotary Announce Peace Officer of the Year Awards

The 2013 Peace Officer of the Year Awards were presented during a special event hosted by the Colusa Rotary Club in November. The event recognizes Colusa County’s best to shine and be acknowledged for their professional excellence and dedication to our communities. One recipient from each of the five law enforcement agencies was selected and […]


Bad Weather and Power Outage Darkens Christmas Tyme in Colusa

Bad Weather and Power Outage Darkens Christmas Tyme in Colusa

Inclement weather and a countywide power outage to blame for the dismissal of the event Christmas Tyme in Colusa held on Friday, December 6th. According to PG&E representative Paul Moreno, the countywide power outage left nearly 4,000 customers in the dark at about 6:30 p.m. The cause, unidentified. “No cause was identified for this outage, […]


Williams Festival of Lights a Success

Williams Festival of Lights a Success

Winners have been announced from this year’s festival of lights parade that took place in downtown Williams on Saturday, December 14th. The Glenn-Colusa Cattlewomen took first place. The Colusa County Girl Scouts took second place. Lastly, JV’s Grooming took third place. Congratulations! Celebrating community spirit, the event began with the annual Downtown Holiday Stroll boasting […]


Toy Drive a Success

Toy Drive a Success

During the recent Christmas Season, the California Highway Patrol and Impact Life Colusa County Thrift Store collaborated and hosted a toy drive for the children of Colusa County.  Bins were placed at 23 locations throughout the county, and response was overwhelming.  “The toy bins at Arbuckle Elementary and Grimes Elementary were over stuffed with toys,” […]


This New Year: Make Realistic Resolutions to Lose Weight

This New Year: Make Realistic Resolutions to Lose Weight

The University of Scranton says losing weight is the number one resolution, but, says only about eight percent of Americans achieve their new year’s goals. Why? Many registered dietitian nutritionists say that fad diets are partly to blame. “It’s tempting to focus on losing weight fast, which can lead many to turn to dangerous fads […]


CHP Highlights New Laws Affecting Motorists

CHP Highlights New Laws Affecting Motorists

With the New Year just around the corner, the California Highway Patrol is reminding motorists of several new laws or changes to existing law that goes into effect in 2014. The following are summaries of some transportation-related laws that, unless otherwise stated, go into effect on January 1, 2014. AMBER Alert: Expansion (AB 535, Quirk): […]


Garofalo Receives Unanimous Support from Colusa City Council

Garofalo Receives Unanimous Support from Colusa City Council

The Council Members for the City of Colusa have unanimously endorsed Joe Garofalo for Colusa County Sheriff.  The supporters include Mayor Greg Ponciano, Mayor Pro-Tem Kirk Kelleher, and Council Members Marilyn Acree, Thomas Reische, and Donna Critchfield.   A native of Colusa and a Sergeant in the Colusa County Sheriff’s Department, Garofalo continues to amass […]