Williams City Council sets conditional use permit fees for commercial cannabis businesses

On Wednesday, the Williams City Council unanimously passed a resolution establishing conditional use permit fees for commercial cannabis businesses, greatly increasing the city’s anticipated...

Census activities in schools support effort to make sure every child is counted

The U.S. Census Bureau’s Statistics in Schools initiative held a nationwide kickoff on Oct. 28 to highlight the new 2020 Census classroom activities for...

Williams maps out year of needed projects 

The Williams City Council and staff have set some lofty goals and objectives for 2019 that include street and park improvements, a new comprehensive...

County pitches in more cash for juvenile detention project

The Colusa County Board of Supervisors last week dipped once again into the general fund to pay for an increase in their share of...

Council approves $7,500 expense to help bolster Williams’ Christmas spirit

In an effort to support a local non-profit’s annual Christmas event in Williams and to encourage their residents to get into the Christmas spirit...

Photo of Colusa “mountain lion” turns out to be a feral house...

A photo that was purported to show a mountain lion walking in a field behind SavMor in Colusa was the talk of the town...

Colusa cleans up language on property owner responsibility for garbage

The Colusa City Council last week introduced an ordinance fortifying property owner responsibility for mandatory garbage service.  City officials said the new ordinance is essentially...

2018 election filing dates

Candidates interested in running for an office on the June 5, 2018 Statewide Direct Primary Election may obtain petition in-lieu filing fee forms from...

Williams City Council forming ad-hoc committee to support local food assistance programs

With what they see as long-term uncertainty surrounding the only two food assistance programs in Williams, the city council voted to form an ad-hoc...

Colusa City approves cannabis cultivation facility, 3-0-2

On May 15, Greenceuticals LLC took a major step toward building the indoor cannabis cultivation facility it has envisioned for the City of Colusa,...

Williams Unified to look at additional pension options

Williams Unified School District employees may soon be able to take better charge of their pension investments to ensure they will have enough money...

Williams City Council to explore starting own transit service

At the request of Councilmember Charles Bergson, the Williams City Council discussed the possibility of splitting from the Colusa County Transit Agency joint powers...

Levee meeting leaves citizens boiling over water issues

The levees along the Sacramento River are no more likely to collapse in a major storm now than they were a decade or more...

Outgoing City Councilman recognized for service

Colusa City Council last week said farewell to member David Womble, who stepped down from the dais at the Dec. 5 regular meeting to...

Levee repairs to cost nearly $250 million

A year has passed since local officials informed residents along the Sacramento River that the aging levees would have to be reinforced before the...

Williams talks SB 54, limits to local cooperation with federal immigration authorities Brian Pearson

While the passage of California Senate Bill 54 – the “sanctuary state” legislation that was signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown in October,...

Williams prepares for Grocery Outlet 

The Williams City Council last week awarded a contract to All American Construction, Inc. to repair Vada Court ahead of the Grocery Outlet project,...

Love’s Travel Stop, Starbucks get building permits

Two long-awaited businesses are moving forward in the City of Williams, as the Love’s Travel Stop and Starbucks projects received their building permits from...

County considers agency for abandoned vehicle problem

Colusa County officials are toying with the idea of forming a new government agency to deal with abandoned vehicles in both the incorporated and...

Out of country travel for Williams admin questioned 

The Williams Unified School District Board of Trustees voted unanimously to send President Sylvia Vaca and Superintendent Edgar Lampkin to Africa to check out...

Colusa City Council first to oppose measure to raise bar for new taxes

The Colusa City Council was the first government body in the county to take a stance against a proposed state measure that would make...

Supervisors authorize purchase of Rule 20 funds from Butte County

The Colusa County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to authorize County Administrative Officer Wendy Tyler to purchase $2 million in Rule 20 Credits from...

County develops Safe Routes to School plan

Colusa County officials and a Sacramento design firm have spent the past year mapping out recommendations that, if implemented, could make it safer for...

County reduces tax breaks given farmers 

The Colusa County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 last week to reduce the terms of California Land Conservation Act contracts as a way to...

NASA satellites spot drought effect on groundwater 

Arbuckle’s imminent demise highly overrated  The town of Arbuckle isn’t sinking into the ground as reported by Bay Area media, but a small survey point...

Hearing continued on CIP annexation 

The Colusa City Council has continued the public hearing related to the potential annexation of Colusa Industrial Properties into the city limits to their...

Fire department merger takes step forward

The move toward consolidating the Colusa Fire Department with the Sacramento River Fire Protection District has been going so well, the Colusa City Council...

Local groundwater agency initiates Prop 218 tax assessment 

Groundwater is something that benefits everyone, so just about everyone in Colusa County will have to pay for managing it. The Colusa Groundwater Authority (CGA),...

Williams pulls panhandling ban until further review

The Williams City Council last week temporarily killed its plans to criminalize panhandling after a federal judge ruled earlier this month that banning such...

Colusa City Council talks annexation

After the topic initially came up during a joint meeting of the Colusa City Council and Planning Commission, ‘future annexations’ was on the agenda...

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