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The proposed Sites Reservoir will receive a $6 million investment from the federal government as part of a bipartisan spending bill that was signed during President Donald Trump’s year-end spending package. 

The Colusa County Fairgrounds is gearing up for the 55th installment of the Colusa Farm Show, the  longest continuously running agricultural equipment show on the West Coast, which attracts more than 20,000 people each year. 

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The California Rice Commission organizes annual grower meetings to update rice farmers on the biggest issues facing the industry each year. The meetings will be on the same day this month in Yuba City and Colusa.

Seven-year-old Logan Herbert was at the Honeybee Discovery Center museum Friday looking at bees under a microscope. 

A Willows man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence on Sunday, according to a California Highway Patrol press release. 

Precipitation might be below average for this time of year, but cold weather storms in November and December have set California up for a good start to its water year 2020.

A large shop building next to Capay’s Harvest caught fire and was destroyed early in the morning on Dec. 27, according to the Capay Volunteer Fire Department.

The Sites Project Authority is hoping to make substantial progress on the off-stream water storage project proposed for Colusa and Glenn counties in the new year and will look to hire a new leader at the beginning of 2020 to help with the next phase.

The body of a 58-year-old woman was found behind the old Denny’s building in Willows on  Dec. 27, according to a press release from the Glenn County Sheriff’s Office. 

Gene Russell, of the Orland Historical and Cultural Society, said when he was a child, his father came home from World War II and gave his older brother an electric train – that sparked an interest which continues.

“We love having fun and giving back to our community,” said Jeanette Smith, vice president of the Orland Grange. 

“We’re not here to decorate graves, we are here not to remember their deaths, but their lives,” said Bart Caster, firefighter with the Orland Volunteer Fire Department, during the annual Wreaths Across America ceremony at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Orland. 

Music rang through the Willows Museum as attendees of the annual Christmas Open House last Thursday looked at the different displays and socialized.