Opinion: Thumbs up, thumbs down: January 1, 2014
Colusa High School throws a Christmas party with Winterfest
Dec. 19 was a good night to go back to school — at least, if your school was Colusa High School.
The school's second Winterfest was a big hit with the community. School clubs had booths, Santa came by for pictures (as did the school mascot) and raffle prizes were given away.
School principal Darren Brown said Winterfest came about as a way of helping the community reconnect with the school, reporter Brian Pearson wrote in the Dec. 25 edition of the Sun-Herald.
Judging by the crowds, we suspect that connection has been firmly re-established.
An additional thumbs up to Mi Ranchito, a Mexican restaurant that closed its doors two years ago but whose name still resonates in the community. Owner Lupe Madrigal helped the school raise $3,500 for its sober grad night.
Here's to a great year
As you've seen from both our news and sports highlights from 2013 in this issue, Colusa County saw a lot of good, and a little bit of bad, in 2013.
We're confident we'll see more of the former this time around, and look forward to informing you and serving the community for another year.
Happy New Year!
Arsonists put everyone in danger
We wouldn't think we'd have to worry about fire in the middle of winter, but officials say someone torched a building on Jay Street in the early morning hours of Dec. 19.
A hearty thumbs up to the Colusa Fire Department, which put the blaze out before it could do significant damage beyond the single structure, a home's detached garage.
Officials' first estimates of the damage put the figure between $1,200 and $1,500.
But this is scary. It may be cold, but it's also dry — we're desperately short of rain. One ember, one gust of wind, and this could have turned into something far worse.
Fire is no joke.