Tuesday, May 11, 2021

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Former Williams mayor appointed City Treasurer

The Williams City Council has appointed former Mayor John Troughton Jr. to serve as the city’s treasurer. The position is an elected office but it...

Colusa to kickstart new recreation programs

As the community begins to regain some normalcy after more than a year with COVID-19 restrictions, the City of Colusa is kicking off the...

Groundwater management plan well underway

The public review and comment process on the first four draft chapters of the Colusa County Groundwater Sustainability Plan closed on Wednesday. The Colusa Groundwater...

Candidate filing period for landowner districts

The County of Colusa announced preparations are underway for the Aug. 31 landowner elections. In a press release, Rose Gallo-Vasquez, Colusa County Clerk-Recorder Registrar, said...

High speed internet services slated for Williams

A California telecommunications company has received a grant from the California Advanced Services Fund to provide high-speed internet services in Williams. Jim Miller, of Race...

Colusa City Council to purchase Pirelli Cable property

The Colusa City Council last week voted 5-0 to purchase the site of the former Pirelli Cable plant for $3.1 million. The facility was in...

Colusa to consider cannabis storefronts

Colusa residents can feel good, bad, or indifferent about the city embracing the marijuana industry but the potent little plant is here to stay. The...

Feds to transfer ownership of Eastpark Reservoir to new public entity

More than a century after the federal Orland Project was built in the western foothills of Colusa and Glenn counties, the Orland Water Users...

Colusa officials learning the ins and outs of social media

The Colusa City Council has adopted a new policy that provides guidelines for navigating social media - such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram -...

Governor scraps church limits following Supreme Court decisions

California Governor Gavin Newsom on Monday lifted location and capacity limits on places of worship in response to five U.S. Supreme Court decisions that...

Pot cultivation in Williams could add millions to city coffers

The Williams City Council held a special meeting last week to introduce a development agreement for the first outdoor commercial cannabis operation planned within...

Federal money to flood Colusa County

President Joseph Biden signed the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill on Friday that could be a windfall for local governments and schools in Colusa County. The...

Colusa applies for Prop 68 competitive park grant

The Colusa City Council last week voted 5-0 to go big on just one application for a Statewide Park Development and Community Revitalization Program...

City to repair decaying water well

The Colusa City Council held a special emergency meeting March 4 to execute a repair of one of the city’s major water wells. City officials...

Colusa affirms grant application for City splash pad

The third time adopting a resolution to accept a per capital allocation from the State of California was a charm last week for the...

Colusa seeking plan to improve streets

The Colusa City Council hopes to go after many state and federal infrastructure grants to make street improvements, in addition to dedicating local lax...

Legislative bodies warned of social media dangers

Members of local legislative bodies, including school boards and city councils, are finding out that violations to California’s open meeting requirements can happen with...

Hunting and fishing regulation booklets go electronic in 2021

As part of a broader effort to go paperless, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is transitioning to a digital format for...

Williams Unified working on plan to reopen high school

The Williams Unified School District Board of Trustees are close to reaching an agreement with teachers regarding a phased in reopening of the junior...

County orders new fleet for Behavioral Health 

The Colusa County Board of Supervisors were split 3-2 over the $45,000 per year lease of six new 2021 model vehicles slated for the...

Williams to replace residential, commercial water meters

The Williams City Council’s patience in waiting for a state grant to improve their water infrastructure seems to have paid off.  The city has been...

Monitoring program to measure groundwater levels set to begin 

Landowners with private water wells have until Feb. 26 to apply to be a case study for a new groundwater management pilot program.  The Colusa...

Williams approves outdoor cannabis cultivation

The Williams City Council is the first local legislative body to openly allow outdoor cannabis cultivation in greenhouse structures commonly referred to as “hoop...

County hires PR guru to develop communications plan

The Colusa County Board of Supervisor has extended their contract with Roseville consultant Justin Caporusso to develop a communication plan and social media policy.  The...

Colusa approves fee moratorium on downtown building projects

The Colusa City Council on Tuesday approved a temporary moratorium on certain fees to incentivize property owners in Colusa’s downtown to upgrade their facades...

County appoints new Ag Commissioner 

M. Anastascia Allen will join a small group of distinguished individuals to serve as Colusa County Agricultural Commissioner and Sealer of Weights and Measures,...

Williams seats new mayor 

At their first meeting of a new calendar year, the Williams City Council passed the gavel to a new mayor.  The council selected Roberto Mendoza...

Former Williams mayor appointed to County Planning Commission

 The Colusa County Board of Supervisors approved the appointments of five individuals to the districts on the county’s Planning Commission for 2021.  Their terms commence...

Colusa seeks per capita grant for Splash Pad 

The Colusa City Council last week approved a resolution to accept a per capita allocation of $177,000 from the State of Californian’s Proposition 68.  The...

Superior Court gets coronavirus makeover 

Colusa County Superior Court got a virus-minded makeover during the holiday break.  Court proceedings resumed last week, after going dark for the Christmas and New...

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