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Critical fire weather is expected today through Friday, with above normal temperatures and dry, windy conditions, according to a press release from the Mendocino National Forest.

Rural Northern California was a melting pot for many all across the Golden State on Saturday for the return of the 11th annual flat, fast, fun century bike ride hosted by the Colusa Lions Club. 

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The Colusa Unified School District has responded to an incident in which a Colusa High School student was allegedly kicked out of a virtual classroom for displaying political memorabilia during a distance learning session. 

The Colusa County Office of Education’s Innovative Approaches to Literacy Department will be hosting a series of book giveaways in October as part of their “And Literacy for All” initiative. 

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After months void of most community events, Diana Lytal, president of the Arbuckle Revitalization Committee, said the ninth annual Arbuckle Pumpkin Festival held on Sunday was the most attended installment of the event to date. 

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Windy conditions on Sunday didn’t deter the community of Stonyford from celebrating the 157th anniversary of the founding of Smithville, the town that has blossomed into what is now known as Stonyford. 

Colusa County school districts are preparing for the return to in-person learning with some districts hoping to secure a waiver that allows them to reopen despite Colusa County’s purple tier status that prohibits in-person learning to resume under Governor Gavin Newsom’s tiered reopening plan.

The air quality advisory issued by the Colusa County Air Pollution Control District in response to the poor air quality conditions throughout the region from wildfire smoke has been extended through Wednesday, Oct. 7. 

The Employment Development Department instituted a two-week “reset” on Sept. 19 in response to recommendations from a strike team put together by Gov. Gavin Newsom.

As fire season contineus and the uncertainty of the pandemic continues to unfold, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is launching a program to further enhance safety when the power goes out for customers that depend on life saving medical equipment.

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COVID-19 case numbers within Colusa County appear to have stabilized at this point but county officials are still unsure when the county will be able to move to a less restrictive tier within the state’s blueprint, according to Marcos Kropf, Colusa County counsel. 

The Colusa County Air Pollution Control District has issued an air quality advisory effective Friday due to a forecast of significant smoke from the August Complex Fire and the west zone of the North Complex Fire. 

The Glenn County Sheriff’s Office – Office of Emergency Services, in coordination with the U.S. Forest Service, decided to lift all evacuation orders in western Glenn County in association with the August Complex Fires last week. 

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Colusa County’s positive COVID-19 rates are slowly declining, opening up the possibility that the county will be downgraded to the red tier on the statewide COVID-19 blueprint.