Community Briefs: February 23, 2013
Street to be repaved
Orland will be repaving South Street west from Stony Creek Square to the Interstate 5 offramp.
The City Council approved the project Tuesday night to be paid out of city gas tax and street funds.
That section of the street is in rough shape, City Manager Pete Carr said.
Orland repaved South Street from Sixth Street to the entrance of the shopping center a few years ago.
The council awarded the bid to Knife River Construction for up to $39,000.
The overall cost is $54,000 but the owners of a nearby gas station have offered to contribute $15,000 to the project since the pavement overlay will enhance their property, he said.
Orland man on almond board
Dinesh Bajaj of Orland has been elected as an independent handler on the Almond Board of California board of directors.
The term begins Friday and ends on Feb. 28, 2014.
The names of nominees have been sent to the US Secretary of Agriculture for approval and appointment.
The other selections were: Mike Mason, Wasco, and Bill Harp, Bakersfield, and alternates Brad Klump, Escalon, and Brian Wahlbrink, Denair, as independent growers; Bajaj and Keith Rigg, Le Grand, as independent handlers; and Mark Jansen, Sacramento, and alternate Dave Baker, Modesto, as cooperative handlers.
Library group meets Thursday
Authors David Nopel and Marti Leicester, who have written an account of the historic Humboldt Wagon Road from Chico to Susanville will be the guest speakers at the annual meeting of the Friends of the Colusa County Library at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Colusa Industrial Properties conference room, 100 Sunrise Blvd.
Nopel is the son of well-known Butte County historian John Nopel and has joined forces with Leicester, a retired National Park Service Ranger who still lives on the Humboldt Wagon Trail.
A brief business meeting highlighting last year's activities and a financial report also will be part of the event.
Artist's reception Friday
An artist's reception will be held from 3 p.m.-7 p.m. Friday at The Orland Art Center, 732 Fourth St., Orland.
Metal, clay, and stone are basic elements used in this month's unique exhibit.
For more information, visit www.orlandartcenter.com.
Gelding clinic offered
A low cost gelding clinic will be held March 17 at the Tehama District Fairgrounds in Red Bluff.
Private parties with horses can attend this event, which is co-hosted by the National Equine Resource Network and R-VETS. The cost is $75.
Dr. Eric Davis is volunteering his services.
To participate or for more information, call (760) 419-2462 or visit www.nationalequine.org.
Fliers meet at Sutter Airport
The Sutter Buttes Regional Aviation Association will discuss plans for the Sutter County Airport at 10 a.m. on Saturday in the council chambers of Yuba City Hall, 1201 Civic Center Boulevard Yuba City.
Founded almost a year ago, the association has formed a nonprofit organization to assume responsibility for the airport from Sutter County and to manage the day-to-day operations and future of the facility.
The meeting will have a morning session, a short break and then a business meeting at 11 a.m.
A mini fly-in and barbecue will be held at the Sutter County Airport, 100 Airport Road, Yuba City, the same day.
For more information, contact Joe Borzelleri 329-4573 or Paul DeMeritt 713-4793, or visit www.sutterbuttesaviation.org.
The club also has a Facebook page.
Republican dinner March
The Glenn County Republican Party's annual fundraising dinner will begin at 5 p.m. March 9 at the Glenn County Fairgrounds Arts and Crafts Building, 221 Yolo St., Orland.
Dinner will be served at 6.
Guest speaker will me Siskiyou County Sheriff Jon. E. Lopey.
Special guests include Congressman Doug LaMalfa, Senator Jim Nielsen, and Assemblyman Dan Logue.
Tickets are $40 per person.
Reservations are required by Thursday, Glenn County GOP, PO Box 984, Willows, CA 95988.
USS Iwo Jima reunion set
A reunion of shipmates on the USS Iwo Jima (LPH2/LHD7) will be held on Oct. 2-6 at The Crowne Plaza Hotel in San Diego.
For more information, contact Robert G.McAnally at 757-723-0317, email@example.com, 152 Frissell Street, Hampton, VA 23663, or visit ussiwojima shipmates.cfns.net.