Opinion: Thumbs up, thumbs down: October 2, 2013
The 42 years of service from Sheriff Scott Marshall
Forty-two years is a long time to work anywhere, but law enforcement brings that number to a whole new level.
Scott Marshall, who became the youngest police officer in the United States when he joined the Williams Police Department at 18 in 1972, has decided to hang up his hat and not run for re-election.
Colusa County isn't exactly small and centralized, and it was neat to read about some of Marshall's memories — some good and some bad.
We can already tell that we will miss Marshall and his service.
"It's mostly the people — the dedication and drive to serve the community without much appreciation or much pay," Marshall said of his time in Colusa County.
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Forestry reform moving in D.C.; mismanagement frustrating
It's tough to tell where House Resolution 1526, co-sponsored by Rep. Doug LaMalfa, will end up, but it's nice to see someone take on and address the issues of forestry management.
As people statewide and nationwide saw with the Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park, improper salvage can lead to very dangerous situations.
"Rural economies devastated by excessive red tape and the wildfires caused by mismanagement of our forests will finally start to turn the corner under this bill," LaMalfa said in a statement.
We understand the difficulty in weighing economic growth and environmental sustainable, but it's imperative agencies like the U.S. Forest Service always keep proposal and alternative ideas in mind.
Not doing so is undemocratic, and could also reduce revenues and lead to catastrophic wildfires.
Businesswoman to Businesswoman event in Colusa
"It's not just about recognizing me as a woman, it's about recognizing me for what I do."
Louis Cairo's owner Cristy Edwards said that about the Businesswoman to Businesswoman event at the restaurant on Sept. 19.
We're glad to see a function like this being organized and even more impressed to see its goal goes beyond focusing simply on gender.
Glenn County educators attendCommon Core symposium
Sticking with the educational area, it was neat to see 420 teachers, administrators, school board and community members attend the recent day-long conference on Common Core.
Held at Willows High School, each attendee had the chance to attend at least three sessions. It's a good time to familiarize, considering the new standards are set to be implemented this school year.