I am writing to correct a misinterpretation of a comment made during the Board of Supervisors meeting on Feb. 18. I am neither stepping into, nor applying for the position of (Glenn County) assistant clerk/recorder. The comment made by Susie Alves about me meant that I will be there to help and assist to the best of my ability, as I have always
Examples of the ineptness of the current Orland Unified School Board are well documented. (See the Dec.19 Chico Enterprise-Record editorial).
The condescending attitude of this board was never more evident than at their regularly scheduled meeting to be held at 7 p.m. on Feb. 13.
A second-grade student from Mill Street School was
During his run for Congress, U.S. Representative Doug LaMalfa left no doubt where he stood on immigration: "America needs a clear and enforceable policy that promotes legal immigration and doesn't reward illegal immigration. Amnesty is not an acceptable option."
"The current policy does not work and America sends a mixed message ..."
Congressman Doug LaMalfa's official website says, "Our gratitude is not enough. I will always fight to protect the benefits that veterans earned."
Mmmmmmm….wonder how he squares that with his recent vote to cut promised cost of living adjustments to the military.
Oh well, perhaps he didn't know. Maybe he didn't read the bu
I would like to extend my gratitude to the Willows Lion's Club for co-sponsoring the 32nd annual boy's basketball tournament held Jan. 9-11 at the Willows Intermediate School. Eight seventh-grade boy's teams and eight eighth-grade boy's teams played 22 games over the three-day event.
Thank you to the following community members for volun
Dear Editor and friends in the business community:
Each year the parents and students graduating from Willows High School, sponsor an All-Night Safe and Sober Graduation party. A group of concerned parents started this tradition years ago to provide an alternative to drinking and driving on graduation night.
While the parents gen
The Willows Community Food Bank would like everyone to know what a great community we have.
After beginning operation of the Food Bank the first of 2013, we were not sure how the community would respond in supporting the Food Bank. We learned a great lesson!
That is why we want to take this time to thank all of those who donated
The Willows High School Class of 2015 would like to thank the Willows High School Boosters for sponsoring our first wood raffle.
We would also like to thank Mr. Bill Carriere for his generous donation of the pecan wood, and a big thank you to all who purchased raffle tickets in support of our class!
The winner of our wood raffle
As president and leading board member of The Orland Girls Softball League, I would like to extend a warm and sincere handshake to the members of the City Council. On Nov. 16, the City Council approved O.G.S.L.'s conversion of the Northwest section of Spence Park to a softball field.
I believe our biggest ally was Joe Fenske. His strong l
The more Orland public hears about what's happening at the Orland Unified School District office, the angrier the public gets. First, there's the $1.2 million in deficit. Then there's the ridiculous salaries of the superintendent and the budget director. Now a few new schemes have raised their ugly heads.
The first "scheme" is the
I want to applaud Orland for allowing the first MMA (mixed martial arts) fight at the fairgrounds on Oct. 26. I feel like they really took a chance on this, and it paid off.
The crowd it brought in was a little different than the usual racing types that are there for the weekend. But they caused no problems and even provided a boost to t
As a worker impacted by the recent federal government shutdown, and as a supervisor who has seen what this event has wrought on the good folks who work with me, I am compelled to write and suggest one way to prevent the problem from happening again.
As voters, in November 2014, I think we should furlough — permanently — Congr
As your congressman, I want to give your readers an update on the government shutdown and the impact for Glenn County.
The shutdown has been very disruptive in this region. Key USDA offices in Willows and Colusa are shuttered, and with e-verify inaccessible, farmers and laborers are harmed. The processing of cases is delayed at Social Se
We have a government shutdown. The federal employees will not get pay checks.
However, they do have health insurance, under the affordable health care law, without any exceptions, and so will many others whether they want it or can afford it. They will be mandated to purchase health insurance or risk being fined an exorbitant amount of m
After reading the articles concerning the Orland Unified School District's budget woes, it is interesting to note that one local paper relied on only administrative information, another offered a more balanced yet not in-depth report, while the third gave information not widely known by parents but which had been spread by the "word-of-mouth" me
From the peak of Mount Lassen to the mouth of the Golden Gate, where's our water?
This summer, I reached the peak of Lassen and much to my dismay, the huge glacier is almost gone. There is nothing in the freezer.
Looking out west to my beloved Tehama County, I saw a mountain of dead yellow and bright green squares, like a patchwo
What is going on at Glenn Medical Center? I read with sadness some time ago that Dr. Mark Garrison was leaving the hospital.
I have seen a number of other qualified personnel leave without explanation. Recently my wife and I have noticed what we termed a "spirit of timidity," from the staff at the hospital almost like everybody was walki
The Willows High School Boosters would like to thank the golfers, volunteers, hole sponsors, donors, students, parents, masters of ceremonies and Herkimer for their support and success in the 36th Annual Willows High School Boosters Golf Tournament on Aug. 17.
In 2012-13, boosters gave $19,750 to WHS sports, clubs, classes and activities
Would like to express our thanks for all of your support. It is a night of memories that are only possible due to all the hard work of parents, students, community members and area businesses.
We have memories that will last a lifetime. Thank you again. Our apologies to anyone who may have been inadvertently omitted:
After much thought and carefully weighing my options, I have decided to resign my position as a member of the Willows City Council. This has been a very difficult decision but one that I had to make.
I make this resignation (as) we will be moving from the city of Willows because of personal issues and commitments. I made this resignation
With retirement upon us, we would like to thank the people in and around Orland for the rewarding almost five years we have shared with this rural community.
We purchased property here to operate nationally known Innisfail Dairy of registered Milking Shorthorns, moving from the Dixon area which lacked support of dairies.
Glenn County Literacy Projects has established a GED Scholarship to assist in meeting the needs of students who need help with the cost of taking the GED test. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Willows Car & Bike Show Committee for their generous donation of $500 for our GED Scholarship fund.
This seed money has ena
Read your story about not leaving kids in vehicle because of heat.
People also need to stop leaving their pets in their cars during the heat.
I was at Walmart on Monday, row 2 in the parking lot, and there was a white Toyota Tacoma that had a black lab in it with the window cracked open about a quarter inch.
I called the
The greatest resource we have in Willows are the wonderful young people in our local schools and our community.
I was reminded of this when I attended the Spring Band & Choral concert in our landmark Memorial Hall. Our local community is fortunate to have talented, dedicated music teachers, Mr. (Joe) West and Ms. (Amy) Street, who g
A small group of interested citizens is exploring the possibility of acquiring and reopening Andy’s in downtown Willows as a nonprofit movie theater and community center, and possibly a fine arts center and vocational training facility.
At this point they are not asking for community input or help because the feasibility of the pr