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.
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By Monica Vaughan
Prominent historic figure John Boggs engaged in state-sanctioned slavery, according to the guest speaker at the 64th annual Colusi County Historical Society meeting on Saturday.
In fact, one of the county's original supervisors may have had at least 13 slaves.
"Contrary to po
Motorists rode through a sea of fog on Tuesday.
It happens frequently around these parts in January when warm air drops down onto the valley floor to collide with cool, damp air.
Statistically, fog is the most dangerous driving hazard, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Fog is to blame for numerous North State co
Orland police officers were led on a car chase exceeding 100 mph on Tuesday afternoon that ended with the suspect's vehicle crashing into an empty canal off of County Road 9.
Neither the driver nor the passenger was hurt, Orland police said.
"We were lucky no one was hurt by the way Dawson was driving," Orland police Chief J.C. T
A 102-year tradition continues tonight with the Orland Volunteer Fire Department's annual Fireman's Ball.
Firefighters and their guests will don formal attire and dance to the sounds of Northern Heat inside the Whitsett-Cook Building at the fairgrounds.
Volunteers have been selling tickets to the event for the last few weeks by d
The 2012-13 Winter Holiday Avoid the Six DUI Crackdown netted 12 drunken driving arrests - up two from last year.
Law enforcement agencies involved in the campaign reported 10 DUI arrests in 2011-12 during the same period.
The crackdown ran from 12:01 a.m. Dec. 14 through midnight Tuesday and included officers from six law enforc
A vast collection of photographs inspires the work of Cheryl Caldwell whose equine and canine artwork comes out looking like the real thing.
The Durham artist says she has been enamored with horses her whole life, but painting them on site is difficult.
So she paints them from photographs taken in her back yard or at her neighbor
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
Two Ukiah men were injured when their plane crashed Tuesday morning into the edge of an almond orchard near Williams.
The identities of the men were not immediately available, but Colusa County sheriff's Sgt. Kevin Erdelt said that heavy smoke in the cockpit forced the two-seat Lancair 360 to the ground.
The two men were on their
Two Orland men were among three people who were indicted this week by a federal grand jury on three counts of criminal copyright infringement and conspiracy, the US Attorney General's Office in Sacramento announced.
Francisco Martinez-Cruz, 33, and Soledad Garcia-Venegas, 31, both of Orland, were indicted along with Otto Godinez-Sales, 2
The executive director of Gun Owners of California believes anti-gun advocates are "going to throw everything they have at us," in an effort to ban guns in the state.
Sam Paredes made the statement as he spoke during the Corning Patriots meeting on Thursday.
Normally those who attend the patriots meeting lean in age toward the re
The Orland City Council will meet three new police officers Monday night during a swearing-in and awards ceremony.
Chief J.C. Tolle is introducing Officers Severn Lemstrom, Kalen Hagins and Bryan Simpson, who will take their oaths.
Tolle also is to present the Officer of the Year award.
The Council meets at 7:30 p.m. in t
A Southern California man and his passengers escaped injury Monday morning after colliding with a big rig on Interstate 5.
David Winkler II, 21, of Port Hueneme, was trailing the big rig driven by Juan Vasquez, 38, of Sacramento, north on I-5, south of County Road 33, the California Highway Patrol reported.
Wrinkler crashed his 2
Kassidi M. Buttermore of the Orland 4-H Club was selected as the Glenn County 4-H All Star for the 2013-14, the highest honor that can be achieved at the county level.
Each year, up to four members are chosen from an enrollment of 450 members. This is the third year Buttermore has earned the honor.
Buttermore has been a 4-H membe
The Capay Volunteer Fire Department is celebrating is 60th anniversary while hosting its 48th annual Buffet Dinner from 11:30 a.m. — 4 p.m. on March 3, at the Capay Elementary School, located at Fourth and Cutting avenues in Capay.
Tickets are $8, $5 for children 12 and younger, and preschoolers are free.
Proceeds augment t
A 5-month-old baby injured in a Friday rollover crash near Elk Creek was listed in good condition at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, a spokeswoman for the hospital said Tuesday.
The California Highway Patrol said the infant was in a safety seat, but still suffered major injuries as a result of the accident.
Rodeo fans were living large and celebrating heartily in Stonyford over the weekend.
The 70th annual Stonyford Rodeo officially kicked off the season for summertime fun in the western Colusa County foothills — best known for camping, fishing, boating and other recreational activities at nearby East Park Reservoir, Stony Gorge and t
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
If you show it, they will come.
Approximately 700 people, mostly clad in the black and orange of their favorite baseball team, waited in line at the Red Bluff Community Center on Thursday, where the San Francisco Giants had their 2012 and 2010 World Series Championship trophies on display.
The World Championship Trophy Tour was p
The following questions were asked on the California Department of Fish & Wildlife website:
QUESTION: What are some of the new sturgeon fishing regulation changes that went into effect Jan. 1? I've heard measurement methods, size limits and methods of take are a few of them. What's new?
By Monica Vaughan
Local walnuts are making an appearance on what amounts to a South Korean Home Shopping Network.
"A group in South Korea sells our products on the show. They show video footage of our processing plant," said Mike Powell, a walnut buyer for Atlas World Food & Agriculture, which op
Glenn Interagency Narcotics Task Force agents seized drugs, firearms, ammunition and old military explosives during a recent raid of an Orland home.
Two people were arrested for suspicion of drug and gun violations at the home on the 6400 block of County Road 15. A search warrant was served on April 19.
Jeffrey Daniel Mattis and
For the first time this year, every team in the Mid-Valley League got a chance to compete on the same track on Wednesday at Yuba College in Marysville.
The Hamilton High varsity girls team dominated the meet, racking up 167.5 points, well ahead of second-place University Prep. Colusa finished fourth with 21.5 points and Williams sixth wi
There was no fear of spiders - or fear of much else for that matter - as youth wrestlers big and small took the mats at Orland High on Saturday for the annual Spider Patch Wrestling Tournament.
Orland's own Jr. Trojans finished third in the team standings in the tournament named for coach Jeff "Spider" Patch, who began the Orland wrestli