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
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 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
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
By Monica Vaughan
Volunteers in the Stonyford community are keeping the East Park Reservoir open for recreation after the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation closed the lake due to automatic budget cuts from federal sequestration.
Colusa County Supervisor Gary Evans found out East Park Reservoir was closed wh
A crop duster pilot was injured Wednesday evening when his plane crashed into a field in the Butte City area.
Glenn County Undersheriff Richard Warren said the accident was reported to the Sheriff’s Office around 6:55 p.m.
He said the plane was owned by Jones Flying Service of Biggs and piloted by Ricky Laughlin of Marysvil
It will be a mix of old and new this year at the Glenn County Fair.
Along with the usual 4-H and FFA livestock show and junior auction, Butler Amusements returns with its carnival rides, and entertainers will grace the stages at the fairgrounds in Orland.
The Fair officially kicks of Thursday with a flag ceremony at the main gate
By Monica Vaughan
Colusa County Sun-Herald
A proposed Senate bill would add a $75 fee to real estate documents processed at the county to fund support for affordable housing through the state Department of Housing and Community Development.
The legislative counsel called the California Homes and Jobs Act of 2013 (SB 391)
A Willows resident was arrested Tuesday for threatening a child with a knife.
Interim Willows police Chief Jason Dahl said James Rodney Coker, 64, reportedly brandished a knife at the girl about 6 p.m. Monday and threatened her with it after she accidentally got in his way at the apartment complex where he resides.
The child was
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.
Little girls often grow up dreaming of being on stage.
For the nine girls who will make their debut as Glenn County Fair princesses opening night, and the seven young women competing for the title of Miss Glenn County, the lure of the spotlight is as much about tradition as it is about personal reward.
"I've always loved watching
Vinsonhaler Park is now home to a nine-hole disc golf course with its completion over the weekend.
"We are now open for play," said Chris Biagi of the Vinsonhaler Tree Bangers.
He said club members and other volunteers spent the weekend putting in the course after gaining permission from the Orland City Council last month.
Music, clowns, magic and more will greet visitors to the Glenn County Fair.
Fair CEO Susan Taylor said she is excited about booking the Chris Gardner Band for Friday and Saturday evenings.
"It is a new group that has been cutting albums," Taylor said, of the country-rock band.
She predicts it will be famous soon, and it i
The Glenn County Fair wouldn't make it without its friends.
Members of the local non-profit organization — Friends of the Glenn County Fair — are working behind the scenes at this year's fair, but more importantly, the group donated enough money this year to significantly contribute to the event.
"Our mission is prett