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Williams holiday festival shines with addition of new lights

Hundreds of people lined the streets for the 11th annual Festival of Lights. Food vendors, Christmas carolers, and a beautifully decorated Town Square in downtown Williams on Saturday got people from Colusa County and beyond into the holiday spirit, but it was the parade that was the hallmark of the

WILLIAMSPIONEER.COM - 2018-12-12 13:51:55

Colusa County schools improve test scores but fall short of state averages

Scores on the state’s standardized tests were a mixed bag of results for Colusa County schools this year. The computer-based California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress tests in English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics were administered last spring to students in third through eight

WILLIAMSPIONEER.COM - 2018-12-12 13:51:52

Luis Ruiz moves from Colusa Police Department to Sheriff’s Office

The Colusa County Sheriff’s Office welcomed Luis Ruiz to their ranks during a swearing-in ceremony on Dec. 3. Ruiz joins the department as a deputy sheriff after a three year stint with the Colusa Police Department, where he was hired as an officer on Dec. 17, 2015.

WILLIAMSPIONEER.COM - 2018-12-12 14:14:51

Police Blotter (12/12/2018)

Information comes from the Colusa County Sheriff’s Office. All parties below are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Russell Coriell, 34, of Cottonwood, was arrested by the Colusa County Sheriff’s Office at 11:01 PM on Dec. 3, in the 3000 block of Highway 45 in Colusa, on susp

WILLIAMSPIONEER.COM - 2018-12-12 13:52:01

A tribute to a departed hunter

Army Sgt. Jason North wasn’t expecting an early morning in a duck blind to be therapeutic. But as he and hunting guide Michael Matteoli watched the sun peek over the horizon, trying out duck calls and falling into the muck of flooded rice fields, he experienced a stronger will to come to terms with

APPEAL-DEMOCRAT - 2018-12-12 02:32:00

Colusa County Ducks’ Michael Ziglar puts on intro shoot

At the beginning of this school year, Michael Ziglar, now a senior at Colusa High School, made a life changing decision: he decided to forgo playing football and joined the Colusa County Youth Shooting Sports team. According to the 17-year-old, it’s one of the best decisions he has made in his young

WILLIAMSPIONEER.COM - 2018-12-12 14:28:12

Inaugural Shop with a Cop helps local youth bring joy to others

Law enforcement officers from multiple local agencies helped a number of local youth pick out Christmas presents for other people during Colusa County’s first Shop with a Cop.

WILLIAMSPIONEER.COM - 2018-12-12 13:51:50

California man survives two days trapped in grease vent

Authorities in California rescued a man who was trapped inside a restaurant's grease vent for about two days. Sheriffs and firefighters in Alameda County, California, received a call from a citizen claiming they heard a voice calling from help at a vacant Chinese food restaurant.

USA TODAY - 2018-12-13 15:09:00

Rice Commission to hold meetings in January

Rice growers can get updated on key issues facing the industry during the California Rice Commission Annual Grower Meetings, scheduled for January 24 in Colusa and Yuba City. Speakers include Tyson Redpath of The Russell Group and Louie Brown of Kahn, Soares and Conway, who will provide updates from

WILLIAMSPIONEER.COM - 2018-12-12 14:14:48

Annual Lake County Christmas Concert at Soper Reese, Dec. 16

Holiday music and good fun is on the agenda for the annual Lake County Christmas Concert at 2pm, Sunday, December 16 th at Lakeport’s Soper Reese Theatre. The Lake County Symphony, led by Conductor John Parkinson, will present a program of traditional Christmas music, along with holiday favorites by

LAKE COUNTY RECORD BEE - 2018-12-11 14:25:35

The man who wouldn’t die (conclusion)

“I held up the kerosene lamp for the operation and Dr. Upton went to work. It took two hours. When the doctor was finished Williams was all cleaned out and sewed up.” “There was no such thing as an ambulance so, after two weeks, we hauled Williams in a four-horse wagon over to the old Specht home in

LAKE COUNTY RECORD BEE - 2018-12-01 14:05:34

No injuries reported in two-car collision involving six people

Six people were involved in a two-car collision on Dec. 2. At around 3:10 p.m., Anthony Powell, 34, of Willows was driving his GMC pickup east on Forest Highway 7 at approximately 10 mph, according to a California Highway Patrol press release.

APPEAL-DEMOCRAT - 2018-12-12 00:51:00

Valley home to migrating ducks, geese

California plays host to millions of migratory birds during the winter months. The Sacramento Valley is one of the primary wintering areas in the nation for ducks, geese and other migratory birds.

LAKE COUNTY RECORD BEE - 2018-12-12 02:11:10

Video Shows Football Player Vandalizing Opposing Team’s Locker Room with Sledgehammer

SUTTER -- A local high school is dealing with controversy after one of its football players vandalized an opposing team's locker room. Video from Dec. 1 shows a young student-athlete destroying a couch using a sledgehammer.

FOX40 - 2018-12-11 05:50:38

Juvenile arrested for threatening social media post

A juvenile was arrested after the Glenn County Sheriff’s Office received a report about a threatening social media post on Dec. 4. The report came from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, according to a Glenn County Sheriff’s Office press release.

APPEAL-DEMOCRAT - 2018-12-12 00:51:00

Feds back lawsuit accusing Sutter Health of bilking Medicare for higher payments

The U.S. attorney general announced Tuesday that the Justice Department will take up a whistleblower lawsuit against Sacramento-based Sutter Health, alleging that the nonprofit medical provider manipulated diagnosis codes to get inflated payments from Medicare.

SACRAMENTO BEE - 2018-12-11 22:22:00

California Rice Commission plans annual grower meetings

The California Rice Commission organizes annual grower meetings to update rice farmers on the biggest issues facing the industry each year. Next year’s meetings will be on the same day in January in Yuba City and Colusa.

APPEAL-DEMOCRAT - 2018-12-11 06:05:00

Stop the Dump appeal stalls recycling expansion

The Yuba City Planning Commission unanimously approved a contentious expansion project proposed by Recycling Industries last month. A group opposed to the plans filed an appeal last week, temporarily halting the project and leaving it up to the City Council to make a final decision.

APPEAL-DEMOCRAT - 2018-12-12 02:52:00

Caltrans releases roadwork schedule for the region

Caltrans will continue work on several roadwork projects in the region. Here’s what drivers can expect during this week:. State Route 162: Between County Road 307 and Nye Ranch, motorists can expect one-way traffic control from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. today through Friday for pavement grinding work.

APPEAL-DEMOCRAT - 2018-12-05 01:34:00

Pierce, Colusa struggle in close games last week

On the girl’s hardwood, while Pierce and Colusa both saw action in preseason tournaments, Williams hosted Maxwell in a contest between county rivals. Pierce struggled in the opening rounds at the Corning Tournament dropping games to Anderson 39-28 and Middletown 49-33 before prevailing over Los Moli

APPEAL-DEMOCRAT - 2018-12-12 04:19:00