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Rural Development appointment is a big deal; here’s hoping for success

In this space, from time to time, we’ve written about how it can be hard to draw attention to rural interests and lifestyles. 

The big cities seem to get most of the attention, and then we end up with impacts in rural areas that aren’t what we want or need.

That’s why positions such as director for state Rural Development are more important than one might initially think.

As today’s front page story notes, the role is now filled by Colusa County Supervisor Kim Dalbow Vann. 

We hope and think that this sort of representation will lead to positive things for our area and rural areas in general. 

You see, the office deals with a variety of areas, including infrastructure, water districts, fire districts and schools. Dolbow Vann said she’s looking forward to applying her experience to improving economic development in rural California.

“I’m very, very humbled and honored,” Dolbow Vann said. “I’m in awe that I’ve been given the opportunity to help all the rural counties in this state, but I think I can pull it off.”

The appointment sounds like a solid move, and we’ll look forward to seeing the impacts.

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Great to see the turnout at Thanksgiving meal

Thanks to all of the volunteers who helped with the holiday meal at Colusa Presbyterian Church. It’s truly a worthy cause. 

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