Shifting winds and dry conditions continue to hamper firefighter efforts to beat down a blaze that has consumed more than 300 acres of Mendocino National Forest lands.
No structures are threatened in the remote terrain. As of Friday morning, the U.S. Forest Service said the fire is 30 percent contained.
"The fire is burning in de
Jerry and Irmalee Schumacher of Colusa will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends at a barbecue the park on Saturday.
She is the former Irmalee Wiggins.
They met while students at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. They were married at the Mission San Luis Obispo on June 16, 1963. The first year of their marrie
If you think grass is just that green stuff you mow, you have not met the ornamental grasses.
Their rustling leaves, waving flower heads, and soft billowy shapes give gardens a grace and liveliness few other plants can match. Because of it durability and versatility, ornamental grass is being used more and more frequently in home and bus
The state has allocated $2 million to repave 4.6 miles of Highway 20 from east of the Colusa Basin bridge to Sioc Street, the California Transportation Commission announced this week.
The project will be going out to bid over the summer, with a contract expected to be in place by early September, Caltrans said.
The work is expect
It's been several years since the curtain came down at the Glenn County Theatre Company.
The Laurel Street theater doors have been closed since "Alibis" in 2009.
But Madelyn Coffman and Adam Carter hope to breathe new life into the troupe, when they present "Oz the Musical" beginning on Friday.
"We hope this will be the f
The pinpoint control of pitcher Emily Ehrke was the difference in the Westside Sun Devils' 11-1 victory Wednesday against the Colusa Force in the minors softball District 2 Tournament of Champions.
Ehrke struck out five consecutive batters and allowed one hit and two walks in three innings at Tom Abe Memorial Little League Park in Wheatl
If you're the type of person whose favorite sounds of summer gravitate toward the smacking of shoulder pads and the barking of signals by a quarterback, your ears are soon to be in for a treat.
The 36th annual Lions All-Star football games are less than a month away, with kickoff on July 13 at Harrison Stadium in Oroville.
Westside Panthers 9, Olivehurst-Linda Heat 5
Brenda Cano hit a double and led the Panthers of Maxwell to a 9-6 victory Tuesday during the majors softball District 2 Tournament of Champions at Marysville Little League's Earl Yorton Field.
Westside played Friday against Sutt
The following questions were asked on the state Department of Fish & Wildlife website:
Question: I fish in Mexico and have a question regarding bringing them back to the U.S. I saw a statement on Facebook where the poster said we cannot bring cowcod or fillets into U.S. waters even if we have a signed declaration to present wi
No pun is intended, but the topic of this week's column has left me hot and bothered.
With temperatures hitting 110 degrees on June 8, I made my way to three different Tournament of Champions games at three different locations and in three different divisions.
The topic is not that I covered three games on a scorching hot day. I'
As a member of the Colusa Grad Night 2013 Parent Committee, I would like to thank all the members of our community who contributed time, money, and effort to making our Grad Night celebration such a success.
We were able to provide a safe, fun evening for the Class of 2013 and their classmates as they celebrated their graduation. I was p
On behalf of American Legion Post 218, I would like to thank Susan Meeker for the article in the June 1 issue of the Sun-Herald spotlighting the Post’s quest to honor those Colusa County military members who gave their lives in service to their country.
I am one of four members of the post responsible for monitoring the composition
Davis Mayor pro Tem Dan Wolk announced he will seek the District 4 Assembly seat in 2014.
The official announcement actually will come Saturday at a 10 a.m. event in Sycamore Park in Davis, where he will outline his campaign and policy goals.
“I look forward to launching my campaign on Saturday at Willett Elementary surroun
CalFire and other fire crews are battling a blaze in the Daves Ridge area of the Mendocino National Forest, about 40 miles west of Orland.
The blaze had consumed close to 300 acres as of Thursday afternoon, but no structures are threatened in the remote terrain.
“Visitors are asked to avoid the area for both firefighter and
Adding to Saturday's heat, buyers at the Junior Livestock Auction were on fire, setting a record in total sales at $941,125.
That is a 25 percent increase over last year's total of $757,298 with just 40 more animals, said Colusa County Fair CEO Susan Clark.
"Something about ag people or maybe just ag people around here, they say,
Beating the heat was the name of the game at the Colusa County Fair — and for some, that meant staying away.
Fair attendance was down 16 percent, with admissions at 16,700 this year. Last year, fair admissions were 18,500.
"It was a tough fair," said CEO Susan Clark.
Clark said the temperature was so unbearable Satu
She is known for her strong singing voice fronting cover songs from the 1960s, '70s, '80s and new country in her Taylor Swift cover band, but Colusa native Kaylee Starr Poppinga is blossoming with her own music.
Poppinga, whose performance name is Kaylee Starr, recently came out with her first four-song album, called "Ten Feet off the Sa
David G. Sutton
David George Sutton, 69, formerly of Maxwell, died June 6, 2013. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. June 14 at the Maxwell Cemetery, corner of Maxwell-Sites Road and Sutton Road. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of McNary-Moore Funeral Services, 107 Fifth St., Colusa.
The Colusa County Arts Council will host a reception for the late John S. Ames from 6-8 p.m. Friday, 430 Market St., Suite C, Colusa.
John Ames was an adventurer, self-taught photographer, pilot and business owner who in 1969 took a job in Nicaragua, installing boilers for a lumber company.
For nearly a decade, he took photos of
The thunderstorms that lit up the early morning skies Monday and rattled windows on the valley floor are being blamed for three dozen spot fires up and down the north valley.
Most of the fires were contained by Tuesday, according to CalFire officials at three headquarters locations, but crews remain on alert.
Elk Creek Battalion
Name: Trish Gustafson-Ayala
Family: Daughter, Gillian Ayala; and son, Samuel
City of residence: Colusa County — in the country.
Occupation: I have done many things, none really relating to my college education of Political Science. I currently work at Louis Cairo's.
The Glenn County Sheriff's Office is investigating the attempted murder of a 66-year-old Orland man on Saturday night after he gave a stranger a ride.
Larry Dean Embrey was found in his kitchen bleeding from a gunshot wound to his upper chest, Sheriff Larry Jones reported.
Jones said Embrey's wife called 911 at 10:08 p.m. and tol
Hector Enciso, 27, of Williams, was arrested at 6:04 a.m. June 9 by the California Highway Patrol on Interstate 5 at Hahn Road, on suspicion of driving while under the influence. He was booked into the Colusa County Jail. Bail was set at $1,673.
James Addison Fountain, 43, of Dixon, was arrested at 6:16 p.m. June 9 by