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The Glenn County Fairgrounds went to the dogs on Saturday, as community members gathered to support local police officers and their furry partners at the annual Laws and Paws fundraiser.

Officials have voiced concern over the potential dangers of crude oil transported on area railways, as well as support for a congressional bill that aims to make that oil safer.

Congressman John Garamendi, D-Waltnut Grove, paid a visit to Marysville on Friday to host a town hall so he could hear from his Mid-Valley constituents. Many topics were brought up for discussion, but one of the most animated subjects involved relations with North Korea – or more specificall…

To artist Denise Granger Kerbs, the tiniest details make all the difference. While this artist works with many different mediums. Kerbs is best known for her intricate detailing. Her work will be showcased in this month’s gallery at the Orland Art Center.

If books costing under $2 didn’t attract patrons, then the smell of fresh cookies and brownies certainly did. Last week, Willows library hosted a “Book and Bake” sale to help fund library activities. The sale lasted from Thursday-Saturday.

The much-anticipated day finally came; a bright, sunny sky turned into a sepia photograph as the moon passed in front of the sun during Monday’s solar eclipse. Orland’s library hosted a party to celebrate the occasion, and provide people with a safe way to see the natural marvel.

Jensen Park was blanketed in a rainbow of vehicles during the 31st annual Willows Car and Bike Show on Saturday. Hundreds of people from all over the state came to ogle the large collection of classic and state of the art vehicles, while supporting local scholarships.

Agents from the Glenn Interagency Narcotic Task Force, in collaboration with the sheriff’s department, found 1,160 pounds of processed marijuana in an Artois home on Aug. 10. Officers estimate the marijuana is valued at $5,625,000.

Orland’s police officers and their furry partners are gearing up for the fifth annual Laws and Paws fundraiser on Saturday. People from all over the county will get the chance to see K-9 officers in action, while helping law enforcement support the dogs.

Agricultural water users in Sutter County have teamed up with the Glenn-Colusa Irrigation District to challenge Gov. Jerry Brown’s twin tunnels plan.

Hundreds of people are expected to attend this weekend’s 2017 California State Duck Calling Championship and Outdoor Expo in Colusa featuring contestants demonstrating their talent, plus waterfowl and community vendors.

An enormous American flag towered over Willows on Saturday to pay tribute to Michael Dennis Sides – a local Vietnam veteran who recently passed away. Sides received all military honors during the memorial, including a gun salute from Colusa County veterans.

It’s been years of putting together the proper documentation and studies required by the process, but the team pushing for the proposed Sites Reservoir is hoping that work pays off as they go to submit an application for $1.6 billion in funding from the state.

It’s been nearly a century since the United States was shadowed by a total solar eclipse. And while the Sacramento Valley will only be able to see a partial eclipse, astronomers promise the natural phenomenon will still be surreal.

Crumbling buildings full of garbage and overrun by foliage are certainly an eyesore, but there’s not much cities can do when these edifices are privately owned – unless there’s a threat to public safety.

Despite temperatures soaring over 100 degrees, Orland residents turned out in droves to celebrate National Night Out with local law enforcement. National Night Out is a movement to encourage positive relations between communities and public safety personnel.

Human trafficking charges were dropped against four people arrested in a sting conducted by the Colusa County Task Force. They instead are each charged with pimping and pleaded not guilty.

Students, hunters and wildlife experts dedicated half of their Saturday to clean up local wildlife habitat and hunting blinds in the Upper Butte Basin Wildlife Area – a territory spanning 9,700 acres in Butte and Glenn counties. Volunteers were treated to a barbecue lunch for their efforts.

Didn’t get your mail? The United States Postal Inspector Investigator advises people to keep track of expected parcels in case they get stolen.

The Glenn County Health and Human Services Agency and the Glenn County CHAT program are sponsoring an event offering free haircuts to K-12 students.

Three Northern California residents were arrested in connection to an illegal marijuana grow worth $467,000 found at an Orland residence on July 26.

Orland Art Center has an eight-year long tradition of hosting one annual gallery showcasing the work of numerous artists. This year’s “Group Exhibit” will feature work from 32 artists, who work with every medium conceivable.

Four people arrested for human trafficking by the Colusa Task Force were arraigned on Thursday. The arrests were made through a cooperative effort between Colusa County authorities and other regional agencies.

One Orland business is making its mark on the world; the Simplot Grower Solutions retail store was selected to receive the Environmental Respect Award for the company’s dedication to responsible fertilizer methods. The agriculture award is given to companies all over the world; the Orland st…

About 100 acres of foliage were ablaze in the Stony Creek area on July 19, causing local fire departments to evacuate surrounding communities. No one was injured during the fire, and no property was damaged. But a 14-year-old girl admitted to starting the flames.

A young female mountain lion is calling the Sutter Buttes home. But despite previous information, the big cat was not purposely placed there by the state.

Area rice industry people are celebrating a new economic opportunity: a deal approved earlier this week allowing the United States to sell rice to China – the largest rice consumer in the world.

A recent survey indicated waterfowl breeding populations declined 5 percent this year across the state, contrary to what experts with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife thought would happen, given the abundance of rain the state received this past winter.

The Department of Fish and Wildlife is asking for volunteers to help clean the Upper Butte Basin Wildlife Area. Volunteers will also be asked to help maintain hunting blinds in the area, in addition to picking up trash.

Orland won’t be dealing with wastewater sludge for much longer. On July 19, the Orland City Council announced the installation of a new wastewater treatment system that’s projected to be more cost-efficient and environmentally sustainable – not to mention cleaner.

The Willows Lions Club chose Lion Linda Joseph as its Lion of the Year 2016-17.  

An Orland artist is going to be featured in a Sacramento art show this weekend that exhibits one of America’s oldest crafts – woodworking. The Pacific Flyway Wildlife Art Festival and Competition focuses mostly on the art of creating duck decoys, used as bait for hunting; but local artist Mi…

Jennifer Coleen Moore, 41, has been missing for a month as of today. The Orland mom was last seen on surveillance video leaving a Wal-Mart in Chico on June 19 – the same day she was reported missing by her family. Police currently have no leads in regards to her whereabouts.

Three adults were airlifted to Enloe Medical Center with major injuries after a vehicle collision on Interstate 5 Thursday morning, according to a report from the California Highway Patrol.

Fire crews from Colusa and Glenn counties battled a massive fire at the Travelodge Hotel in Willows on Saturday, which resulted in the local motel’s closure.

Wes Modes and his life partner are living the Huckleberry Finn dream — floating down the Sacramento River in a handcrafted shanty boat built from recycled materials. As they travel down river, the couple makes stops at towns along the way; chronicling the lives of those who call the river home.

Orland police officers responded to the report of an attempted murder the night of July 3, when a 24-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to the stomach. The victim was taken to a nearby hospital by helicopter; police believe the victim was targeted and are withholding his identity and loca…

Despite resuscitation efforts by local lifeguards and hospitals, a 20-month-old girl drowned in an Orland irrigation canal on Friday.

To celebrate its heritage and fondness for art, the city of Orland has commissioned a life-sized sculpture to be placed in the city's Centennial Park early next year. But to finish the piece, the Orland Arts Commission is collecting donations from the community.

The original owners gone for over 100 years, the Alta Schmidt House Museum once again opened its doors to Orland youth for the 23rd annual Orland History Fair. The event is the brainchild of the Orland Historical and Cultural Society, which hopes it will facilitate an appreciation for local …