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.
Participants from Shasta to the Bay Area found their way to Colusa County on Sunday as 249 registered cars — along with a few that snuck in — lined the streets of downtown Arbuckle for the 11th annual Arbuckle Car Show and Depot Birthday Barbecue.
In addition to the show, there were 20 vendor booths offering food, clothing an
The weather was as advertised for the duck hunting opener on Saturday, as hunters around Colusa County were met with temperatures over 80 degrees and sunny skies.
Duck hunters are usually outfitted in waterproof jackets, neoprene waders and a couple of pairs of wool socks.
Last weekend, they would have probably been better off in
The Country Music Association named Lizzie Sider the artist to watch in 2013, but this week in Northern California, the 15-year-old country singer caught the attention of thousands of elementary school students who had the opportunity to hear her anti-bullying message and music.
Sider performed for Woodson Elementary and Rancho Tehama st
If the level of participation in its first Harvest Festival is any indication of the event's future, Saturday's gathering of vendors and participants bodes well for Colusa.
Event organizer Stephanie Ponciano originally planned to have more than 20 vendors, but that estimate proved to be conservative. A total of 42 vendors — not inc
A larger-than-expected crowd filtered in and out of the Colusa fire station on Saturday for the Colusa Fire Department's 140th anniversary celebration.
Although no official count was taken, firefighters estimated that hundreds of community members made their way to the station to join the department in their celebration of nearly a centu
Thanks to an effort led by Frank Davison and donations from the community, Colusa High School has upgraded its school marquee to a state-of-the-art LED display.
Fifteen local businesses and organizations donated a total of $17,000 to make the marquee happen.
"This gives us a way, as parents pick up their kids, they can see what's
The Coastal Cleanup on Saturday in Colusa collected nearly 12 times the amount of debris as last year — 720 pounds of trash and recyclables.
Twenty-nine people took part in the second annual Sacramento River cleanup at the Colusa Sacramento River State Park, which included a tour of Premier Mushrooms and a nature and river ecology
A bull sale that began as an idea in the 1990s in the parking lot of Bill and Kathy's Restaurant in Dunnigan is now a prestigious auction in the Western market, offering 130 Angus and 15 Charolais with good DNA data.
About 80 buyers from Nevada, Oregon and California filled the stands to outbid each other, while some buyers participated
Aromatic Cajun spices wafted from giant pots boiling crawdads and lemon slices while music from the Bayou Boys and Wingnut Adams Band rumbled through the Colusa County Fairgrounds.
Hundreds of people attended the eighth annual Colusa Crawdad Festival hosted by the Catholic men's group, the Colusa County Knights of Columbus, council 2145,
After successfully fighting back flames from engulfing structures at a camp near Hetch Hetchy for two weeks, local firefighters have returned home from aiding in the efforts to control the Rim fire in Stanislaus National Forest and Yosemite National Park.
A strike team coordinated by Williams Fire Chief Jeff Gilbert deployed Aug. 22 with
Johnathan White speaks duck.
With his "red-bone speckle-belly goose call" in hand, the 23-year-old avid hunter from Merced participated Sunday in the California State Duck Calling Championship in Colusa.
"I've been hunting forever and thought it would be great to give (the competition) a shot," White said.
The two-day wat
Cool cats decked out in Hawaiian shirts and cruising in their hot rods were transported to the early days of rock 'n' roll last week for a summer bash in Williams.
The Mag Winders car club, which started in Williams in the late 1950s, teamed up with the city and the Fire Department for the only concert in the park this season featuring l
When Jody Gallaway began the California Crawfish Co., she knew she was building an industry.
"We started this not as a small business but as a new industry for this area," she said.
In just the second full season of operation, the company has eight full-time employees, buys from 13 crawfish trappers and usually processes 1,200 to
Colusa resident Charm Simlick's new business would have been illegal if she started distribution last year.
But, thanks to a new law that began in January, she and her husband, Theron Hopkins, are selling gourmet cookies throughout the county.
"I love to bake cookies that make people happy," Simlick said.
She said her fir
Maxwell is well into its second century, and its old buildings still define its character.
It was a community of pioneer settlers long before it became a town, and at least one building in the downtown business district — the old doctor's office of Oak Street — outdates Maxwell's first appearance on any Colusa County map.
A burglary on Wednesday at Rite Aid Pharmacy on Bridge Street in Colusa turned into a hit and run with one person arrested and a police search of six homes looking for one man who eluded authorities, police said.
Officers conducted a house-to-house search in the 200 block of Louis Lane for a man believed to have stolen two televisions fr
The Colusa Casino Resort was evacuated Tuesday afternoon after a backhoe struck a Pacific, Gas & Electric Co. pipeline, causing a natural gas leak, according to Sacramento River Fire Protection District Chief Jeff Winters.
The northbound lane of Highway 45 was closed from Harbison Road to Maxwell Road for about an hour, Winters said.
Liz Dawley cut into a green apple as her assistant, Alysa Rillinger, told a class of educators that it represented the Earth.
After cutting out a slice about 1⁄32 of the original size, she peeled it and held the skin in the air.
"This is the thin layer of soil that is available for producing all of the world's food crops,"
When John Deaton soars 500 feet above the ground among migrating birds in his Sunseeker ultralight aircraft, he feels free.
"This is about as close to real flying as you can get," he said.
Deaton was one of the 85 or so pilots who landed at the Colusa County Airport on Saturday for the annual Fly-In to share stories and share exc