By Rick Longley
Bidding was quick and the 4-H and FFA projects of local youth sold within minutes at Saturday's Junior Livestock Auction.
The event got underway at noon in the Brawley Ring with the first lot, a market swine, consigned by Branden Murry of Willows FFA, selling his hog for 4.25 a pound.
Antique cars, fair royalty, fire trucks, dancing flies and also dancing horses entertained onlookers Saturday as they watched the 97th Glenn County Fair Parade in Orland.
People lined both sides of Fourth Street and the route down Yolo Street to see the event sponsored by the Orland Area Chamber of Commerce.
Grand Marshal Olga Pe
Ten Glenn County educators were inducted into the Glenn County Educator's Hall of Fame on Saturday for their contribution to the field.
Inductees and their relatives gathered in Flaherty Hall for the early morning ceremony before catching a vintage "yellow limousine," to ride in the Glenn County Fair Parade.
It was the 34th year
Orland department heads will be asked to cut 5 percent out of their 2013-14 budgets and bring back new numbers to the City Council in June.
The city is looking at a $37,000 deficit to its general fund that pays for most city services, so officials said cost-cutting is necessary to balance the budget.
In its first look at projecte
Library auction started
A silent auction is underway at the Orland Free Library with 12 vintage card catalog cabinets up for bid.
The wooden cabinets are no longer needed, and are available in assorted sizes and can be used for a variety of purposes.
Martha Stewart, for example, might suggest making one of the larg
The 97th Glenn County Fair Parade wove some small town magic through the streets of downtown Orland Saturday.
Following the theme "Saluting Our Heroes," the entrants wore their best smiles and waved to an appreciative crowd.
As they presented the colors, everyone rose to join Orland Girls Scouts in r
The idea of building a railway system between Humboldt Bay and the upper Sacramento Valley has been around for a long time.
A group from Eureka, the Land Bridge Alliance, met with city and county officials and private individuals on May 15 in Red Bluff to promote that idea anew.
Alliance board member Bob Martin of Red Bluff is th
By Rick Longley
Glenn County is joining other California counties in trying to protect walnut growers from crop theft.
The board introduced an ordinance Tuesday that calls for walnut sellers to have bills of sale or proof of ownership before selling a crop.
It likely will be passed on a secon
By Monica Vaughan
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
The fifth inning between Hamilton and Fall River for the Northern Section Division IV title didn’t feel any different than any of the others – at least not when it started.
The same warm summer sun beat down on the Shasta College diamond, with the same dead air, the same players and coaches, the same crowd. It all seemed very
Yanette Munoz anchored the Northern Section Division II winning 400-relay team from Orland High and finished in the top three in each of her events Friday at the divisional championship meet in Wheatland.
Munoz took second place in the 100 meters with a time of 12.91 seconds, three-tenths of a second behind Sophia Evanoff of Winters, who
Lorena Corona won the 100-meter hurdles and the 300 hurdles as the Hamilton High varsity girls team won the Northern Section Division III championship Friday at Shasta High.
The Braves scored 125 points to beat University Prep (118) and Mt. Shasta (118) for the title.
Hamilton's varsity boys team finished sixth with 42 points, w
Elementary school students ran, jumped and threw their way to glory and the thrill of competition at the recent Glenn County Elementary Track Meet.
In addition to the Glenn County schools, students from Princeton and Stonyford in Colusa County competed.
Ivan Esponsa of Princeton Elementary (10-year old division) and Osavaldo Garc
Cameron Pollack is no different than most 8-year-old boys.
A couple times a week the Corning resident dons his Marlins uniform and heads over to Estil Clark Park to play in the city’s little league Farm division, where he hones his diamond talents while receiving instruction from his coaches, whom he also bats against.
It was the Providence Christian varsity track and field athletes’ day in the sun on Friday, but also a promising glimpse into the future for the program.
The Lions finished 11th as a team in the varsity girls division (20.25 points), and 16th in the boys division (6 points) at the Northern Section Division IV meet held at West Vall
A Hamilton City teen will again represent the county after winning the coveted Miss Glenn County title during the opening night of the fair.
Jazmin Villa dazzled a panel of judges Thursday to earn the crown.
The 18-year-old beauty gave a tearful speech about Alzheimer's disease, and the grandparents who lost their precious memori
The Glenn County Fair opened Thursday to cotton candy, corn dogs, beauty queens, livestock shows and magicians.
The 97th exposition kicked off its four-day run by honoring veterans and giving fairgoers a memorable first impression as they entered the gates.
"I like that they have the flags up, and I love the fountain," said Jane
For years, Orland officials have wanted high-speed Internet for the city, but believed they did not have the fiberoptics needed for it.
It turns out city businesses have had it available since 2004 through Comcast, according to Gary Campbell.
Campbell chairs the Orland Economic Development Commission and has worried about Interne
Orland officials are working to get more rail service to area business and trying to connect companies with financing firms, but do not have a direct marketing campaign in place.
City Manager Pete Carr updated the Orland Economic Development Commission on his views of the business climate on Tuesday night.
He said the city is wor
Sanctuary hosts hoe down
The Farm Sanctuary will host its Country Hoe Down Saturday at Sunday, 19080 Newville Road, Orland.
Tickets are $75 for adults and $40 for children 3-12.
The event will offer vegan food, sanctuary time with hundreds of rescued farm animals, hayrides, cooking demonstration, barn dancing, and
An Orland woman escaped injury Monday when her car was struck by another vehicle near the intersection of County roads E and 200.
The California Highway Patrol said Karen Berry, 50, had stopped at the intersection around 12:45 p.m. and was going through the intersection in her 2000 Acura and into the path of a 2007 Ford driven by Gary Ep
Glenn County supervisors will consider ordinance to provide proof of ownership of nut crops in the county at their Tuesday board meeting.
Agricultural Commissioner Jim Donnelly is seeking an addition to the county code that would establish a walnut buying period, and would require verifying ownership of the
Orland's preliminary General Fund budget for 2013-14 will be reviewed Monday by the City Council, and a possible increase in water and sewer rates.
"This will be a challenging year for revenues," City Manager Peter Carr said on Wednesday. "They are not increasing the way we hoped."
Property taxes remain low, he said, because real
By Cathy Wilson
For Tri-County Newspapers
Every Easter I look forward to my son's traditional gift, an Easter lily plant wrapped in colorful foil.
He worries that I will tire of them and my response is always "NEVER!"
I carefully place it on my dining table where it becomes the center piece to be enjoyed for the h
Join Tehama County Farm Bureau at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Farm Bureau office at 275 Sale Lane, for the Giant Pumpkin Contest kickoff.
A local grower will be making a presentation on how to grow a giant pumpkin and providing tips on how to win this year's contest.
Registration for the contest begins after the presentation. There is a