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
I am a junior at William Finch School. My champion lamb recently placed first out of 625 entries in my class at the Sacramento County Fair.
I would like to thank William Finch School for giving me the flexible opportunity to complete my studies; and to Sherry, Jeremy and Celest Azevedo, plus my aunt, Penny Waite, for all of their dedicat
The Willows Food Bank would like to thank those in the community and Glenn who donated canned goods for the Post Office food drive.
We especially want to thank Dave Evans, who coordinated the food drive, and all the letter carriers who made it happen. We received over 1,620 pounds of canned goods from the drive.
We were overwhelm
The problem with the Pepsi Co. is that they need to focus more on their own ideas instead of copying Coca-Cola's company or buying other popular companies.
Pepsi has been in competition with Coca-Cola since 1920. What is the point of copying other company's ideas if they are going to come up with other better ideas?
Instead of do
An autism support group is needed in Glenn County.
I have a son that has autism. I know that there are a lot of children in our community that have been diagnosed with a form of autism, but I don't know of any support group local for parents to go and share ideas, struggles and get advice or just have support.
We need to know abo
The 2013 Lamb Derby Run/Walk was a huge success.
There were 141 participants. The Willows Music Boosters would like to thank trumpeter Tyler Fisher, who started the race; 2013 Lamb Derby Queen Theresa Biggs, who awarded the medals; and workers Shelly Fisher, Paula Lerstang, Shirley Cooper, Adele Foley, Amy Street, Marianne Krantz, and D
I would like to thank the community for their strong support of the Willows High School Alumni Baseball Dinner held on April 20 in Willows.
It was wonderful seeing so many baseball alumni, coaches, players and community members in attendance. We appreciate all the businesses that generously donated raffle and auction items, and we are g
We would like to thank everyone who made our Pathways to Nature science field trip possible.
Through the gift of their time, resources, and knowledge, we enjoyed a unique and exciting learning experience.
We would like to thank Chet and Angela Vogt for hosting the day; Steve and Jill Stoltenberg for preparing and slicing the tri
The Willows Food Bank would like to thank those who have made donations since we have taken over the task of operations, beginning Feb. 1.
During that time period, we have provided families over 11,000 meals. We know that the food has been greatly appreciated because of so many being unemployed during this hard economic time.
Glenn County Rangeland Association, GCRA, is to be congratulated on resisting the insidious creep of Agenda 21.
Their resistance to the Foothill Legacy Area and America's Great Outdoors initiative was indeed a victory for property owners in Glenn County.
Kudos to our Board of Supervisors for voting unanimously to draft a resoluti