It may have been wine, food and art that drew a crowd of more than 1,000 people to the Corning Rotary Club annual festival at Rolling Hills Casino on Saturday, but it was the clam chowder competition between two Glenn County organizations and seven others that stole the show.
Glenn County Search and Rescue threw down the gauntlet to last
Agriculture education begins early, particularly in the rural areas of Northern California.
The mission to prepare future generations for the challenges of feeding a growing population was never more evident in the foothills on Friday, where the Elk Creek High School FFA hosted its first Ag Day, or at Orland High School on Tuesday as the
February is not only the month for sweethearts, but the month to love your library.
For the Willows and Orland branches, it was a mixture of new and old that greeted patrons during their annual celebrations.
Both branches last week opened their new Teen Cafe areas, where students can congregate to read, do homework and enjoy a sn
Glenn Medical Center officials have unveiled their final plans for a new hospital to be built in Willows.
Sam Ruma, hospital administrator, said the $18 million facility could be completed in under three years.
The hospital will be build at the same Sycamore Street location as the current facility, which serves the local communit
If it had rained on Tuesday's opening of the Colusa Farm Show, it is likely farmers, ranchers, farm show visitors and organizers would have danced a gig.
"Water is on everyone's mind," said Joel Banton of Chico. "It's great to come to the farm show, but it's going to be hard for anyone in the agriculture business to turn loose of money w
Thousands of people converged on Butte, Glenn and four other counties during the weekend in search of the majestic snow goose and other wildlife.
The 15th annual Snow Goose Festival concluded Sunday after five days of workshops, photography tours, art exhibits and other activities.
"This is a winner tradition for us," said Marcia
The thunderous roar of nearly 300 motorcycles blazing through Glenn County on Saturday didn't have the chilling effect it normally does for mid-January.
Perfect weather for the annual Motor-Icicle Run through the communities of Orland, Hamilton City, Ord Bend, Willows and Elk Creek had bikers shedding their leathers just after starting o
Sacramento artist Jeffrey Roderick is fascinated by ducks.
They line the walls of his Sacramento home and the walls of collectors from around the world.
This month, they also line the walls of the Orland Art Center, as Roderick is the featured artist for January.
He has 28 pieces in the show that runs through Jan. 25 unde
It's time to stock up on books and reading supplies because the Orland Library will be closed for remodeling nearly all of January.
The busy library closes from Monday to Jan. 31 while new carpeting is installed and fresh paint goes on the walls.
"We will move books out of the way," librarian Jody Meza said. "We have more than 50
It started a decade ago after some Orland residents observed a similar drive-through event in another state and brought it to Glenn County.
Now, Orland's Avenue of Lights attracts hundreds of vehicles a night during its five-day run at the Glenn County Fairgrounds.
The grounds are decked out with numerous lighted Christmas displa
Orland was just one of many communities across America on Saturday to lay wreaths and hold a ceremony to pay tribute to those who have served their country, but are no longer here to share in the spirit of the holiday season.
To the families who gathered at the Odd Fellows Cemetery on a cold December morning, the ceremony brought back a
Nordyke's New and Used, a popular antique store in downtown Willows, was lost Saturday to an early morning fire.
The blaze, which broke out just after 7 a.m., is still under investigation.
Arson investigators spent most of Tuesday at the scene of the fire, which gutted the building, but the cause of the blaze has not been determi
Willows was aglow Saturday, thanks to the variety of brightly lit holiday floats that paraded through the downtown.
Hundreds of people lined the streets for the annual light parade, most bundled up in hats, coats and mittens on a very cold, but clear evening.
"The parade was good," said Trinity Knepper, 12, who was in Willows on
The Orland Chamber of Commerce kicked off the Christmas season on Saturday with its downtown parade and tree-lighting ceremony.
The annual event, originally started by the Orland Business Improvement Association, created a holiday event for the community that also served to attract shoppers downtown.
Although Saturday's event, no
Santa and Mrs. Claus will roll into Orland on Saturday, waving to the crowds as they go and kicking off the Christmas season.
The Chamber of Commerce's annual Christmas Festival, tree lighting ceremony and open house are just part of the day-long activities planned to ring in the holidays.
The Chamber of Commerce has decided to t
Gloria Barney looks forward to fall and winter every year.
No, it's not Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year's that has the 53-year-old Carmichael resident excited for the season, but the thousands of birds that flock to the wildlife refuges in the Sacramento Valley.
"I can spend hours watching ducks and geese," said Barney, at th
"If you ever had to stand in line for just about everything, then you might be a veteran."
Willows Veterans of Foreign Wars Commander Dennis James used a parody of Jeff Foxworthy's "You might be a redneck" routine to bring a little entertainment to Monday's Veterans Day service.
Unlike Memorial Day, which primarily honors the war
Sara Iles of San Francisco grew up in Michigan surrounded by cattle ranches and farms.
Like most Americans, she made little connection between the animals standing in the fields and the hamburger served between two buns at the local fast food joint.
"I grew up in a meat and potatoes family," Iles said, "but it was hard to balance
Saturday's Zombie Run in Orland was more than a typical hometown 5K.
Nearly 100 participants had more reason to run for their lives than just raising money for Orland Unified Schools District's music program.
They had to make their way through a 3.1 mile course of attacking zombies.
"It's very timely because of 'Walking D
More than two dozen bikers combined their love of riding motorcycles with their generosity toward the community on Saturday when they rode in Orland Pride's first Love Ride.
The 60-mile trek through Glenn and southern Tehama counties began at Victory in Christ Community Church in Orland, where participants dropped off new toys and a nonp
The Country Music Association named Lizzie Sider the artist to watch in 2013, but this week in Northern California, the 15-year-old country singer caught the attention of thousands of elementary school students who had the opportunity to hear her anti-bullying message and music.
Sider performed for Woodson Elementary and Rancho Tehama st
For families with children suffering from cancer and other illness, the pain can be unimaginable.
Breana Calcada and other participants in Saturday's Walk of Hope in Willows grew up seeing and hearing that message in television commercials for St. Jude's Hospital.
It served as inspiration for walking or running through town to ra
Moving the annual Rod and Custom Car Show from gloomy November at the Glenn County Fairgrounds to a beautiful October day at Library Park paid off in spades on Saturday for the Orland Chamber of Commerce.
The fifth annual Rod and Custom Car show had more vendors, more spectators, included a poker run and farmers market, had better weathe
Armed with rakes, hammers, paint brushes and hoses, about 70 volunteers on Saturday gave Black Butte Lake's Buckhorn Campground a makeover.
National Public Lands Day is the nation's largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands, said Amber Machado, park ranger at Black Butte Lake, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento Distr
The Willows City Council saw a return to the old guard on Tuesday when former Mayor Gary Hansen stepped back onto the dais after a nine-month hiatus.
Hansen, 54, was sworn into office immediately after being appointed to fill the unfinished term of ex-Councilman Bill Spears, who resigned Aug. 31 to return to his native Southern Californi