Name: Amy Teresa Reister
Family: Lynn Reister and JT O'Sullivan.
City of residence: Colusa
Occupation: Para-educator at Maxwell Junior High School.
Hobbies and interests: My hobbies and interests include checking things off my bucket list such as s
By Missy Beavers
For Tri-County Newspapers
Millions of people have a love affair with diet soda.
The cold, bubbly, beverage is a scheduled event in many of our days. We have been led to believe that it is better to drink a diet soda over a regular version to avoid the calories and enjoy a guilt free pleasure, but many of
I have always had deep love for butter.
As a child, I was often found hiding under the table snacking on a stick of the oily delicacy. When I was 10 years old, the margarine craze hit the media, demonizing my beloved butter as a cause of heart disease. Overnight, the butter that I loved so dearly was swept from our table and replaced wit
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
Colusa County Supervisors Mark Marshall and Kim Dolbow Vann will head up an ad-hoc committee that will coordinate the development of a new animal shelter with related issues.
The committee will also include representatives from the county Sheriff's and Probation departments.
"I had supported a more central location, possibly in W
The Appeal-Democrat and Tri-County Newspapers have been sold to Vista California News Media, Inc., a privately owned publishing company.
The sale brings to a close a longtime association with previous owners Freedom Communications Inc.
"The Appeal-Democrat is a newspaper with a longstanding reputation for quality service to its c
An increase of burglaries in Arbuckle was the main focus of an active community meeting with the Colusa County Sheriff's Department on Thursday night.
In the last six months, 29 burglaries in Arbuckle have been reported, according to department records.
Thirteen of those occurred since Jan. 1.
The thefts occurred mostly a
An Arbuckle Bible study group is assembling care packages to send to military men and women who are serving overseas.
Donna Phelan and Mike Croxson, members of the First Presbyterian Church, are heading the effort to gather items that the soldiers can share with their fellow troops.
In addition to items like cards and gum, they a
Arbuckle residents are on high alert due to an increase in burglaries — and are using social media as a platform for a new kind of neighborhood watch.
Curtis Gravance was upstairs in his rural Arbuckle home on Wednesday afternoon when he saw a late-model blue Chevrolet pickup in the driveway.
He and his wife, Shelly Sax-Gra
Dane Nissen was critical of all the solar company representatives in Priuses approaching Strain Ranch in Arbuckle where he is the warehouse manager.
"I've seen 25 of these guys in a month. Almost all of these guys are selling contracts to larger companies," said Nissen.
His boss, Rick Strain, had been equally frustrated.
The following questions were asked on the California Department of Fish & Wildlife:
QUESTION: A friend told me state Fish and Wildlife fish hatcheries are now producing and stocking triploid fish. Is this true?
ANSWER: Yes! These vivacious, catchable, sterilized rainbow trout are produced by California D
The following questions were asked on the California State Department of Fish & Wildlife website:
QUESTION: Why do lobster report cards run calendar year (January to December) instead of from the beginning of the season to the end (October to March)? It seems it would be less labor-intensive and more accurate to receive landin
It was a basketball season that culminated with area high schools combining for one Northern Section championship, two state playoff wins and winning or sharing six league championships.
Now that the season has come to a close for everyone, the Northern Section is announcing the all-league boys and girls basketball teams from its respect
The Chico man who is the primary suspect in the armed robbery of the US Bank in Colusa in August, has pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree burglary in Tehama County.
Gary Dean Belcher, 57, a former Willows resident, entered the pleas as part of a deal with the Tehama District Attorney's Office.
A special allegation of us
Name: Arturo Bibriesca
Family: Wife and three children
City of residence: Williams
Occupation: Owner of J & A Furniture in Willows, located in the Willow Walk Mall.
Hobbies and interests: Spending time with family.
What are your favorite things about spring? I like to go camping, swimmi
The two teens accused in the murder of a 14-year-old Colusa boy in August had three counts of attempted murder and other felony charges added against them in Colusa County Superior Court on Wednesday.
Judge Jeffrey Thompson granted the district attorney's amended complaint over the objections of the defense attorneys.
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
More than 220 children ages 4-13 took part in Colusa County's second season of American Youth Soccer Organization play.
Players from Arbuckle, Williams, Maxwell, and Colusa played on fields throughout the county.
At the end of the regular season, a regional tournament was held and the winners from the U-10, U-12 and U-14 age divi
The Tehama County Sheriff's Department is investigating the deaths of a 7-month-old who died Sunday, and a 13-month-old who died in September.
Lt. Dave Greer said the September death has been confirmed as a homicide, while the cause of the more recent death is still unknown.
It is being called "suspicious," Greer said.
Sgt. Mike Bradwell stood on the shore of East Park Reservoir with the family and friends of drowning victim Joey Saephan in 2009 as they waited four hours for the Yuba County Dive Team to retrieve the body.
That incident emphasized the need for Colusa County Sheriff's Department to re-establish its own team.
That same year, the d
With the close of a late white goose hunting season last week and the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge postseason hunt meeting on Friday, the sun has set on the waterfowl season until October.
The season seemed to be hit or miss due to unfavorable weather and increased habitat, and while there was a low bird harvest ratio, there was a
Name: Barbara Mayberry.
Family: Six generations on both sides of my family have called Williams and Colusa home: Mayberrys, Rogers, Ginthers, and Collins.
City of residence: Williams born and raised.
Occupation: Teacher at Williams Elementary School. This is my 20th year. I've taught third grade, fourth grade, and sixth g
The artwork of a 14-year-old Bay Area student will head to Washington DC, to be judged in the National Junior Duck Stamp design contest on April 19.
Ariana Chen of Fremont, who attends Peng Art Studio, won Best of Show at the California Federal Junior Duck Stamp contest held Thursday in Willows.
Artwork from over 4,000 school-age
An 80-year-old Lafayette woman died in a single-car crash on northbound Interstate 5, north of Maxwell, on Saturday, the California Highway Patrol reported.
Marlene Claire Crook was declared dead at the scene, the CHP said.
The CHP said the accident happened just after 3 p.m., when her white Ford Explorer drifted off the roadway
A 2-year boy drowned in a canal near Bayliss Monday evening after wandering away.
Glenn County sheriff’s Lt. Sean Arln reports the toddler, identified as Jonathan Perez, was reported missing about 8:25 p.m. in the Bayliss area.
The little boy’s mother, Bambi Ramirez, reported Jonathan was missing from her home on Coun