Is Your Lawn and Garden Bird-Friendly?

Birds are more than just beautiful visitors to your lawn and garden; they are an important component of a healthy local ecosystem. Making your property...

Home Ideas for Cozy Fall Living

With autumn comes crisp falling leaves, fresh brisk air and pumpkin spice aromas. It’s time to prepare your home to spend more time indoors,...

Colusa County a historic look back [Sept. 14, 2016]

Research and synopses by: Resa Lyn 50 Years Ago February 9, 1966 • Colusa Sun Ad from Chung Sun Market: Specials, MJB Coffee 2lbs. $1.29; Fresh Crab...

THINKING ABOUT HEALTH: Obesity rates fall in a few states but are still far...

By Trudy Lieberman | Rural Health News Service Is the message that the nation is getting too fat beginning to sink in? The answer is “yes but,”...

Life as I see it… [Sept 14, 2016]

By Kathy Craigo | Local Columnist I took a big step this past week: I bought throw pillows. That may not seem like a big deal to...

Letter to the Editor: Citizens for a Better Williams, Thank you.

Dear Editor, The Citizens for a Better Williams would like to extend our thanks to all the folks who came out to support the Badge...

From the editors desk: Well, this is embarrassing

Sometimes with the hustle in the newsroom, mistakes get made: a misspelled word here,  grammar error their (see what I did there?). For the...

RELIGION: Genuine Joy

The great Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoyevski once commented, “If you wish to glimpse inside a human soul and get to know a man, don’t...

Life as I see it… (08/17/2016)

So, I grew up in Colusa County. I was a teenager in the 1960’s and life here was very different then. There was always a...

Life as I see it…

It’s been a while since I’ve written a column in Colusa County. Of course, some of you may remember “Thoughts I’ve Had. . .”...

THINKING ABOUT HEALTH New Hospital Safety Ratings Available to the Public

By Trudy Lieberman | Rural Health News Service The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently signaled to the nation’s hospitals that it was getting...

RELIGION: What is Courage?

One dictionary defines it as “the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger, pain, etc., without fear.” I would...

VETERANS CORNER Eyeglasses & Hearing Aids

Don Parsons don.parsons@colusadhhs.org  Contrary to popular belief, the VA will provide glasses and hearing aids to those who are not service connected for vision or hearing-related...

From the editor: Musings from Maxwell

As a general practice, I don’t write editorials. Scratch that: in my time as a journalist, I have never done so. And for good reason...

RELIGION : The Power of Listening

Tom Tripp | tomtripp@frontiernet.net Have you considered the power of listening?  Have you considered the positive effect listening can have on another person? In his book, Caring...

Colusa County Historic Look Back: July 27, 2016

Research and synopses by: Resa Lyn 50 Years Ago February 14, 1966 • Colusa Sun Eric C. Sankey, head of the Sankey Automobile Co. was presented a...

RELIGION: Struggling with Fear – Fear Not

Submitted by: Tom Tripp    |   tomtripp@frontiernet.net I grew up hearing the phrase, “If I told you once, I’ve told you a thousand times….” The...

RELIGION: Attitude of gratitude

Generally, I have found, the most delightful people I interact with are people who put into practice the attitude of gratitude. Sometimes it is easiest...

RELIGION: Wait upon the Lord

Submitted By Pastor Tom Tripp Waiting is extremely difficult for us.  At times it is even painful or agonizing.  I am lousy at it.  Perhaps...

Colusa County Historic Look Back

Research and synopses by: Resa Lyn 50 Years Ago February 17, 1966 • Colusa Sun Sheriff Max Mayfield reported to the Board of Supervisors, that the 35...

From the desk of the publisher: Return to Sender

For those that read our newspaper with some regularity know that our office moved on June 1, to 611 Bridge Street in Colusa. Shortly after...

VETERANS CORNER: What is Traumatic Brain Injury and what does it do?

This Month’s column I would like to discuss the topic of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): What it is, how it can happen, who it...

RELIGION: I am captivated by the passion of the Bible

The Bible is not written like a spiritual textbook, merely explaining and analyzing life’s spiritual truths.  Nor is it just a scholastic history book,...

Colusa County Historic Look Back

Research and synopses by: Resa Lyn 50 Years Ago February 23, 1966 • Colusa Sun Scores of Colusans watched the old two-story Butterfield house on the corner...

Thinking About Health: Higher Premiums Are likely Coming for Those Buying On and Off...

By Trudy Lieberman - Rural Health News Service An Indiana couple who wrote to me a few weeks ago has experienced the ups and downs...

RELIGION: Bringing to God our pain and grief

As a nation we react with deep pain and sorrow at the horror of the mass murders that took place in Orlando, Florida. I am...

RELIGION: Going to Church

Going to church on Sundays seems to be far less common in our society with every passing year.  We live in a very busy...

RELIGION: Facing Death

The prospect of one’s death is very frightening to many people.  After Dr. George H. Peterson was informed of his own terminal condition, he...

RELIGION: What Does Love Call Us To?

One of the most important and most frequently repeated commands in Scripture is the command to us to love one another. When Jesus was asked,...

Sleep apnea claims often denied

Sleep apnea is one of the most common conditions veterans want to file a VA disability claim for. Many of them have been diagnosed...

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