A Colusa County doctor and his son were arraigned Wednesday in federal court on charges they supplied drug dealers and had an arsenal in their Princeton home.
Federal prosecutors filed a criminal complaint against Dr. Andrew Larsen and his son, Cameron.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Carolyn K. Delaney ordered both men freed on $50,000 un
Window decorations are going up. Tractors are getting holiday makeovers. Portable LED displays are up and warning motorists that Colusa's main thoroughfare will be closed to traffic this Friday.
And if that fails to give it away, a banner advertising the event is stretched across the wall in front of Colusa City Fire Department.
Fifteen years ago, Donna Critchfield attended an out-of-town chocolate festival and decided Colusa needed one of its own. So began the St. Stephen's Episcopal Church's Annual Chocolate Festival, which occurs during the first Sunday of December.
This past Sunday, a decade and a half later, Colusa residents were still getting their chocola
SEOUL, South Korea — Six decades before he went to North Korea as a curious tourist, Merrill Newman — a former Colusa resident — supervised a group of South Korean guerrillas during the Korean War who were perhaps the most hated and feared fighters in the North, former members of the group say.
Some of those guerrillas,
The Chachil Dehe Band of Wintun Indians of the Colusa Indian Community has donated $50,000 to the American Red Cross relief efforts to the Philippines devastated by Typhoon Haiyan and to the Midwestern United States devastated by recent tornados.
Tribal Chairman Wayne Mitchum Jr. said in a statement: "The Cachil Dehe Band of Wintun India
On Nov. 1, Chuck Neipoth took over as the interim county assessor, a position vacated after Wayne Zoller retired.
With him, Neipoth brought 17 years of experience after working in the assessor's office in Butte County. Prior to his time there, he worked for three years as an independent appraiser.
Neipoth grew up in Durham and gr
Twelve turkeys, two hams, 100 servings of dressing and an assortment of desserts were among the things people had to be thankful for during a free Thanksgiving Meal at the First Presbyterian Church in Colusa on Thursday.
Volunteer Wayne Zoller — and the newly retired county assessor, Colusa Mayor Greg Ponciano and his brother Rick
Name: Luz Zermeno.
Family Members: Five. Two sons, a daughter, and my husband.
City of Residence: Plumas Lake.
Occupation: Cook and co-owner of Lucha's Fonda.
What is the best thing about Colusa County? The friendly people.
What are your hobbies
The Chips for Kids toy drive is underway, hosted by the Williams California Highway Patrol and Impact Life Thrift store.
Donation of a new, unwrapped toy are being accepted through Dec. 19. Toys collected will benefit Colusa County residents and will be given away on Dec. 21 at Burchfield Elementary School.
For more information a
The Colusa Lions and Sun-Herald are sponsoring a Christmas decorations contest for homes with a Colusa ZIP code. Entry forms can be picked up at Messick's, Tommy's and Superior Tire.
Entries must be submitted by Saturday. Judging will take place on Dec. 15. Cash prizes of $200, $150 and $100 will be awarded to the top three homes.
Subhash Dadhwal, 49, of Willows was arrested by the Willows Police Department at 1:22 a.m. Nov. 30 on E Street, on suspicion of DUI and willful cruelty to a child. He was booked into the Colusa County Jail. Bail was set at $50,000.
Jose L. Sanchez, 19, of Colusa was arrested by the Colusa Polic
Rotary Club honors law enforcement officers
The Rotary Club of Colusa recently honored law enforcement officers based in Colusa and the surrounding area, as reported in the Nov. 27 edition of the Sun-Herald.
The honorees: Deputy Sheriff Arnoldo "Arnold" Navarro, Colusa County Sheriff's Office; Depu
Remember the Christmas days when we ran to the tree and opened the most promising packages first? Brightly wrapped boxes which gave off the promising rattle of a desired toy always got immediate attention. One never opened the oddly shaped soft packages first. They were inevitably clothing, socks, or some other disappointingly practical item.
About 60 people filled the hall of the Colusa Post Office on Thursday night for a candlelight vigil in memory of postal worker Concepcion "CB" Johnson.
Friends, acquaintances, former customers and family gathered to share stories of the Colusa woman who went missing on Nov. 10.
Johnson's body was found in an irrigation canal west
The Willows and Williams high school girls soccer teams went at it in Willows on Monday, with the result a 3-1 win for the Lady Honkers.
It was the second game of the year for the Willows squad, while the Lady Yellowjackets were making their season debut.
The Willows offense kept the pressure on the entire game, taking 11 shots i
Dominating defense got the Maxwell High football team into the Division IV championship game and shut down the potent Fall River passing attack for a 35-7 victory Nov. 27 in Maxwell.
The Panthers (11-2) never punted and went up 35-0 on the first play of the fourth quarter to force a running clock as they claimed the school's fourth footb
Willows 3, Williams 1
The Honkers used a second-half surge to earn their first victory of the season and handed Williams (0-1) its first loss of the year in Willows on Monday.
Yellowjackets junior Alex Gomes knotted the game at one early in the second half but Willows (1-0-1) scored twice down th
These questions were asked on the state Department of Fish & Wildlife website:
Question: Our church owns about 700 acres in the foothills of Northern California. We recently had someone shoot at a 6-point buck, wound it, and screech away off the property. We called the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), who sen
Three file drawers full of folders of brand new sports schedules can only mean one thing — the sports seasons they are a-changin'.
Each change of the seasons reminds me of the start of another school year, with a brand new book bag and a new supply of freshly-sharpened No. 2 pencils. Yes, I'm that old that I used pencils in school.
A Colusa man is concerned about a former resident and childhood friend who was detained in North Korea.
Korean War veteran Merrill Newman, 85, of Palo Alto, on a tourist trip to North Korea, was taken off an airplane.
A uniformed North Korean officer boarded the plane on Oct. 26 and asked Newman, a tourist, for his passp
A Williams man suspected of trying to kill a woman is being held without bail after he was arrested on Nov. 16 in Arbuckle by a Colusa County sheriff's deputy.
Francisco "Paco" Javier Camberos, 29, was booked into the Colusa County Jail on suspicion of attempted homicide, inflicting corporal injury on a spouse, child endangerment, false
The Colusa City Council was reorganized this month, with Kirk Kelleher and Greg Ponciano being pegged to head the council for 2014.
Ponciano, who held the position of mayor pro-tem and was elected to the City Council in 2012, will be taking over as mayor in the coming year after taking the reigns from Thomas Reische.
"Being in th
Name: Don Triplett.
Family: Just me and my wife.
Occupation: Superintendent at Colusa Golf and Country Club.
What do you enjoy most about your job? All the people.
What is the best thing about this area? I like the fishing. I fish for everything — ba
In an effort to integrate native habitat into a working agricultural landscape, Colusa High School's Environmental Science Academy seniors recently planted more than 200 native trees and shrubs and installed 2,000 feet of drip irrigation along Sycamore Slough at Davis Ranches.
This was the first of three field days planned for the school
Jakob Navarrete, a fifth-grade student from Arbuckle Elementary in Arbuckle, won the regional final Agribee against 18 other students on Friday at the Patrick Ranch in Durham.
The Butte County Farm Bureau hosted the event.
Contestants competed in several, elimination rounds, where they were required to spell and define each agric