The Colusa Mosquito Abatement District will decrease its spraying program this summer due to a lack of funding.
Officials said the steadily increasing chemical costs coupled with no additional revenue is at the root of the difficulty.
"We've been keeping this program alive with reserves and we're out. Now we're on survival mode,"
Casey Crabtree said when she got out of prison years ago, she had zero supervision.
"I didn't have anything to be accountable to," Crabree said.
That is extremely different from what she has experienced while on probation in Colusa County after serving time in the local jail, she said.
Crabtree, who is also known as Casey
The Colusa City Council adopted a proposed 2013-14 budget with a deficit of $89,000 on Tuesday, which will draw from the general fund reserves.
"We could not have had a balanced budget without layoffs," said Mayor Tom Reische.
General fund reserves are $1.3 million, not including $343,000 of Redevelopment Loan funds the city is a
A public hearing on increased water rates held by Williams in February is being reheld because the city failed to abide by state law for noticing public hearings.
The new public hearing will be held at 7 p.m. on June 19
Any letters submitted in protest of the increase in water rates in the last round will have to be resubmitted,
Last year it was sea lions that entertained the Colusa County Fair crowds. This year kangaroos and others native to Australia will be the stars.
"They are so unique to any other animal in the world, from their reproduction to how they hop," said Carolyn Lantz, who brings her show, "Aussie Kingdom," to the Colusa County Fair for the first
The mad scramble known as Colusa County graduation night will be experienced this year on May 31.
For people who have relatives or friends graduating from the different high schools in the county, the schools have conveniently scheduled all five commencements on the same night — a tradition of sorts.
Princeton High was the
With the Memorial Day weekend promising to be filled sunshine and warm temperatures, emergency service agencies remind residents that increased recreational activities also mean increased risks in and out of the water.
CalFire warns people that the dry conditions have significantly increased the danger for wildfires and precautions need
Trinity United Methodist Church will be offering "Kingdom Rock:Where Kids Stand Strong for God," from 9-11:30 a.m. on June 17-21
The Vacation Bible School features sciency-fun gizmos, team-building games, Bible songs, and treats.
The church is located at Fifth and Oak streets in Colusa.
For more information or to register
Ceramic Workshop, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Colusa Arts Council, 537 Market St., Colusa. $30. 458-4631.
Memorial Day service, 8 a.m., Colusa Cemetery, Wilson Avenue, Colusa.
Memorial Day service, 10 a.m., Williams Cemetery, Zumwalt Road, Williams.
Memorial Day service, 11:30 a.m., Maxwell Cemetery
It's the classic rivalry between the North and South as seniors from the northstate get together on the diamond one more time June 1 for the Chico Breakfast Lions Club Bob Busch Classic.
The annual baseball bash pits the North squad - comprised of players from Red Bluff to the Oregon border - against the South, which sports a roster of p
Graduation signals the end of a playing career for many high school athletes but a group of players from the Tri-County area have continued to compete on baseball and softball diamonds in college and the professional ranks.
Matt Vedo graduated from Colusa High in 2008 and played at Yuba College and UC Santa Barbara before being selected
Bench press results from Maxwell Rodeo
Brandon Sciortino won first place in the adult male class at the recent Maxwell Rodeo Bench Press Contest, putting up 325 pounds. For males 16-19, the winner was Adan Garcia (300 pounds), followed by Jordan Wilson (250) and A.J. Rolon (200). Favian Rolon won for males under 16 (255) and Micki
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) on Wednesday announced hunters may now apply online for the Big Game drawing and purchase 2013-2014 hunting licenses.
Transactions may be conducted at any CDFW license sales office, license agent or online.
All hunt tags for premium deer, elk, antelope and bighorn sheep are aw
The following questions were asked on the state Department of Fish & Wildlife website:
Question: What do the wardens do with the seized abalone, crab, cod, salmon, etc.? You can't tell me that it gets thrown away!
Answer: When unlawfully taken fish or game is seized, it is kept as evidence until the case is sett
There are big men, and then there are BIG men — and Terrell Brown certainly qualifies as the latter.
After playing some collegiate football at Ole Miss, Brown was signed by the St. Louis Rams as an undrafted free agent, and Rams coach Jeff Fisher said on Friday that he hopes to use Brown to solidify the offensive line as a right ta
An earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 5.7 on the Richter Scale shook the Mid-Valley on Thursday might.
The quake, reportedly centered outside Greenville in Plumas County, was felt at 8:47 p.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
An estimated 2.2 aftershock was reported at 8:55 p.m., followed by a 2.1 at 9:01 p.m. and
Classic cars, dancing horses and Maxwell firemen dressed in neon green rolled down Main Street for the parade opening of the 83rd Maxwell Rodeo on Saturday.
Continuing a long-standing tradition of performing a humorous and theatrical presentation for the crowd, Maxwell firefighters put on an act of an environmentally friendly fire respon
Two hundred bicycle riders and support crew popped up tents in the field behind Williams High School on Friday night on the end of the second day of a tour that raises funds for local HIV and AIDS services.
NorCal AIDS Cycle, an annual four-day event, leads volunteers on a 330-mile tour through the Sierra foothills and the Sacramento Val
Dozens of scholarships and accolades were awarded to Colusa High School seniors under a sign reading, "The tassel is worth the hassle," at the Senior Awards Dinner on Monday night.
Mattie Myers is valedictorian and Ruby Dunham is salutatorian.
Tim Crabtree was also named Teacher of the Year during the event.
Myers and Dun
Name: Anastasia Cristler.
Family: I have a huge family. Most live in Yolo County, but here in Colusa County I have my mom, Annie Doyle; and my dad, Richard Doyle; and my brother Shane Doyle. My boyfriend, Nic Selover, and his family have become my second family as well. I also have my three dogs: Dolly, a Plott hound; Ma
Commodity distribution, 9:30-11:30 a.m., American Legion Post 218, Maxwell. 438-2389.
Senior lunch program, noon, Boy Scouts Cabin, 901 Parkhill St., Colusa. $3 requested. RSVP to 458-0380.
Williams Community Center Movie Day, 12:30 p.m., C and Ninth streets, Williams.
City of Williams Zumba, 6-7 p.m., W
James Kevin Skaggs, 51, of Redding, was arrested at 10:53 p.m. May 17 by the California Highway Patrol on Interstate 5, north of Arbuckle, on suspicion of driving while under the influence. He was booked into the Colusa County Jail. Bail was set at $1,673.
Jeremy Lee Lazarus, 31, of Maxwell, was arrested at 3:29 p.m. M
Colusa police, coordinating with Avoid the 9 task force, will be conducting a DUI checkpoint somewhere in downtown Colusa on Friday.
The checkpoint is scheduled to be in force from 6 p.m.-3 a.m.
It is part of the task force's Memorial Day weekend enforcement schedule, which includes another checkpoint in Marysville on Saturday, a
A rush of power surged through the Colusa High baseball team’s batting order as the RedHawks won the second Northern Section championship in school history, beating Winters 9-5 Saturday in the Division III championship game.
Colusa’s last baseball section title was in 1997.
Not known for their power, the No. 1 RedHawk