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Stamp Out Stigma Rally Set For May

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The Colusa County Board of Supervisors has declared May 21, 2008 to be the 7th annual Stamp Out Stigma (S.O.S.) Day in the county. The county’s Department of Behavioral Health, which has participated in the nationwide program for the past six years, will be hosting the S.O.S. Rally in Colusa County.

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The S.O.S. program seeks to educate and change public attitudes that may create The Volunteer Service Unit members were honored for all the time they donate to helping stigma associated with persons seeking local law enforcement agencies and area residents. mental health services. The Depression Area Law agencies teamed up in an effort to show appreciation for the hard work and dedication of those who volunteer their time and energy to help out Bipolar Support Alliance-Colusa Chapter and the Colusa County Mental Health not only local law enforcement but residents too. Department acknowledge that an estimated “The Colusa County Citizens Volunteer Unit is a vital part of the law enforce50 million Americans experience a mental ment community in Colusa County. The Volunteers donate thousands of hours in support of Law Enforcement. The Sheriff’s Office could not operdisorder in any given Continued page 11 Staff Photo

Mother’s Day May 11 Carnitas Dinner May 15 Maxwell Rodeo May 17 Ladies Night May 17 Arbuckle Community Meeting May 21

ate without volunteer assistance. I appreciate everything our Volunteers do for the community. The residents of Colusa County are truly fortunate to have such a group of dedicated Volunteers,” said Sheriff Mark Marshall. The people involved with the service unit provide many services few know about. Continued Page 16

Teens Promote Traffic Safety

Colusa High School and Pierce High School chapters of Friday Night Live are participating in an “It Doesn’t Have to Happen” campaign, designed to promote traffic safety. The local teens will have a booth at the Colusa County Fair where all teenagers will have an opportunity to pledge to keep friends safe by intervening if the friends are believed to be driving unsafely. In addition to encouraging pledges, the two Colusa County chapters will be participating in an art contest and a “Join the Forces” activity.

The Colusa County Sheriff’s Department and the Colusa Police Department are joining the young people by distributing “It Doesn’t Have to Happen” bookmarks to teens stopped for traffic violations. Terri Rivera, Colusa County Health Department prevention coordinator, says the bookmarks will not prevent the young drivers from being ticketed, but will encourage them to be more careful and to think about peer-to-peer Ride 4-Life draws intervention. Rivera says the program delivers a clear riders of all ages. Jade message, “When a teen is about to drink and drive, drive too fast for conditions or ride unbuckled, friends Bowers-Vaca [left] and Emmy Redding joined well are asked to remember that friends ask friends to buckle over 100 riders for the April up, slow down, and never drink and drive.” Continued page 11 26th event.

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Opinion... Page 4 What’s Cooking...Page 5 Looking Back...Page 6 Home & Garden...Page 7

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Courtesy Photo Jim White, center, accepts a donation to Friends of the Library from David Ruef, owner of Outlook Services, right. Executive Director of the Community Foundation of Colusa County, which matched the donation, looks on.

Community Foundation Matching Fund Available David Ruef and Catherine Bernard, proprietors of Outlook Services in Colusa, utilized the designated-donation program of the Community Foundation of Colusa County to contribute to the Friends of the Library. The Outlook Services $150 gift was matched by the foundation, providing a total of $300 for the library. Foundation Executive Director Ben Felt said that donations made through the foundation may provide a tax deduction for the donor, explaining that the IRS recognizes the group as a not-for-profit entity. He adds, “The foundation was established with a generous seed-money donation by Colusa Heritage Partners and formed for the exclusive purpose of advancing countywide prosperity and community enrichment within Colusa County.” Organizations with worthy projects needing matching-fund assistance may contact the foundation by phone at (503) 4763885 or by e-mail at

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Business Woman to Business Woman Event Coming May 14 On May 14, the Colusa County Chamber of Commerce will host an event geared toward networking for area business women. The Business Woman to Business Woman II is a relaxed, open-forum event for women established in business, women hoping to establish a business or expand on an existing business. This is the second business woman event to be held in Colusa. According to event planners the first event was met with great enthusiasm by area business women and guests and they are hoping that this second attempt will be just as or more successful than the first. This year’s event will be held at the Colusa Tennis & Swim Club at 3100 Wescott Road. The evening will begin at 6:30 p.m. This event will provide networking opportunities and provide fresh ideas that will benefit one’s business, help to guide in potential expansion of business or Courtesy Photo starting a new business. Amanda Plachek is a 2005 WHS Graduate Business women and potential business women are encouraged to attend for an evening of talking, listening, sharing, questioning, and learning with other Williams Graduate Participates in USA successful business women. Rugby Finals Hors d’ oeuvres and beverages will served, guests are invited to bring a business card. Amanda Plachek, class of 2005 recently had the opportunity to participate in the USA Rugby National Guard’s, men’s and women’s Colusa Wrestling Club college playoffs. Amanda attends Norwich University, a military college in Vermont, where she is a junior majoring in Digital raises over $700 in Media Communications. Upon graduation in 2009 Amanda will be fundraising barbecue commissioned in the Army as a second lieutenant. Amanda has limited experience on the Rugby field, joining the sport 3 short months ago. But her drive and physical strength earned her the position of LOCK, which is one of the most physically challenging. She believes that Rugby is the perfect sport for her and believes that being an NCAA athlete is a privilege she will not soon forget. Colusa Unified Norwich had a 17-3 record going into the nationals, one of only School District two returning women’s teams. Norwich has received national Superintendent Larry recognition with 2 articles in Rugby Magazine. Unfortunately Yeghoian and Norwich was defeated by Shippensburg College of Pennsylvania supportive parent with a 15-27 loss but went on to defeat Wayne State of Nebraska Rob Knight[left] were 15-12 to finish 5th in the Nation for division 2 women’s rugby. Norwich looks forward to a successful 2008-2009 season and the opportunity to compete once again in the USA Rugby Nationals.


Colusa County Supervisor Mark Marshall A MESSAGE FROM SUPERVISOR MARSHALL Dear Friends, It has been a pleasure and an honor to have served you for the past two terms as your County Supervisor. During this time we have had challenges as well as successes in managing the County’s business. I believe that even with the funding challenges facing us with the State’s budget we will be able to continue to promote a positive economic future through hard work while promoting an aggressive economic plan. I am again running for the Third District seat and ask for your support and vote on June 3rd. There is unfinished work yet to be accomplished and I believe that the Board that is seated today is up to the challenge. Please join me in making Colusa County a better place to live and work. Thank you for your consideration and your vote on June 3rd. PAID FOR BY THE COMMITTEE TO ELECT MARK MARSHALL ID#1303025

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Pacific Gas and Electric Company Receives Energy Commission approval for construction and operation of the Colusa Generating Station Environmentally friendly design employs technology to produce cleaner power SAN FRANCISCO – Pacific Gas and Electric Company today received approval from the California Energy Commission to construct its Colusa Generating Station, a 660-megawatt power plant to be located near Maxwell. “The new Colusa Generation Station reflects PG&E’s commitment to meeting California’s future energy needs with reliable, clean and costeffective power,” said Randy Livingston, PG&E’s vice president of power generation. “Our decision to invest in state-of-the-art technologies that utilize far less water, in combination with the cleaner-burning natural gas turbines, makes this facility a cost-effective and environmentally friendly source of energy for our customers.” The natural gas-fired generating station will utilize dry cooling technology and will use 97 percent less water than a facility with a conventional water cooling system. It will also have no water discharge. Compared to older plants, the new facility will yield 35 percent less carbon dioxide for every megawatt hour of power produced. PG&E’s anticipates that construction on the project will begin this spring, with the facility scheduled to begin commercial operation in the summer of 2010. When finished, the generating facility will produce enough power to serve nearly about a half-a-million homes.

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The Colusa Generating Station will be located in a rural area about 5 miles northwest of Maxwell and adjacent to an existing PG&E natural gas compressor station. The generating station and electrical switchyard will comprise 31 acres of a 100-acre parcel. The facility will be located near PG&E’s existing 230,000-volt transmission line and natural gas transmission pipeline so it can easily connect to those facilities and distribute power to PG&E’s customers in northern and central California.


PG&E and the Maxwell Fire Protection District have agreed to use a consultant to conduct an independent study to determine the fire department’s financial needs to sufficiently serve the facility. PG&E will pay for the cost of the consultant and has agreed to advance $230,000 to the fire district. PG&E will abide by the study’s recommendations or an amount agreed upon by the fire district and PG&E.

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Construction of the Colusa Generating Station will involve over 1 million worker hours and will employ about 650 workers at peak construction. Local communities will benefit from the purchases of materials and services both during construction and operation of the facility. When finished, the facility will employ about 25 full-time workers and PG&E will pay in excess of $2 million in annual property tax to Colusa County the first year of full valuation. The new generating station is part of PG&E’s comprehensive energy strategy designed to meet California’s future energy needs with costeffective and clean power supplies. PG&E has a long history of developing, generating and purchasing clean energy. This year, the utility expects to supply 14 percent of its energy from renewable resources that qualify under California’s renewable portfolio standard program. In addition, more than 50 percent of the electricity that PG&E delivers to customers comes from generation sources that emit no carbon dioxide. Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation, is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric utilities in the United States. Based in San Francisco, with 20,000 employees, the company delivers some of the nation’s cleanest energy to 15 million people in northern and central California.

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roasts, so thank you, thank you, thank you!! I had a couple of shining moments during the evening, the first being when ginger ale [that I had left a wee bit too long in the freezer] exploded on me. The other when Marilyn Ornbaun came up to me, put a hand at the small of my back as she asked “Do you have any back issues?” to which I replied with a puzzled frown “No, I don’t have any back issues,” thinking she was asking about my back. She is a sweet lady after all. It turns out she was asking if I had any back issues of the paper…

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By Andrea Moore, Editor Well, here is issue number six. So far my experience as an Editor, Publisher, Ad Sales/Design, Reporter and Delivery Girl, has been an exciting one. The support of the businesses and community has been amazing and very humbling. I would like to thank three of my biggest supporters because they deserve to be recognized. First and foremost my best friend and husband Aaron who has been patient and understanding when I get grouchy when I am trying to make deadline, and for his total faith in me. Next is Carolee Ornbaun and Lloyd Green, Jr. they both have been huge supporters of me and my paper and help out anyway they can. You guys are awesome. I also want to thank all the readers out there, thank you for your patience as I learn as I go. I appreciate all the warm comments and suggestions. Carolee is the owner of Brews & Brats/Java Stop in Williams, and together we held a chamber mixer April 16 to promote both our businesses. The attendance was great and it was a wonderful experience for both of us. We would both like to thank Don Litchfield of Big Belly Barbecue for donating his time, and patience, to our event. He did an outstanding job on the pork

The week of April 14 was a very busy one, my mother came down from Vancouver, Washington to visit and pitch in as needed for our mixer and with the kids. I feel bad, we wore her out from all the events we drug her to; the mixer, tee ball games, the Fair Managers Dinner, CHP Car Seat Check and Annual Chamber Dinner. She was able to see Colusa County at its finest. As I mentioned, we attended a car seat check at the California Highway Patrol station in Williams. It was my intention to take some photos and ask some questions. Then as a lark, I decided “what the heck?” and had the certified specialists check my car seats. So, there I was thinking I had everything perfect… Oops. All I will say is that everyone out there with small children should get their seats checked, it’s always better to be safe than sorry. This issue is the first to include a Spanish section. I decided to increase the number of pages so we could report everything that is going on in the community, so this can be a positive and informative source of news for everyone. I have to say it’s been interesting since I don’t speak, let alone write, Spanish. So, I would like to thank everyone who graciously helped with the translating, I really appreciate it!! If there are things you would like to see included in the paper or if you have a story idea, please share them by sending an email to the below address.

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What’s cooking? Sugar Waffles with Berries and Whipped Cream

2 tablespoons melted butter Belgian style waffle mix, prepared to package directions for 2 large waffles, 8 quarters 3/4 cup sugar cubes 1/2 pint ripe strawberries, sliced Whipped cream in canister, from dairy aisle of market Heat waffle iron. Prepare waffle mix for 2 large waffles, 4 quarters each. Add sugar to a large food storage bag and crush cubes with a small heavy-bottomed skillet or meat mallet. Add crushed cubes to prepared batter. Brush iron with melted butter. Add waffle mix and cook to waffle iron directions. Serve 1/2 a large waffle or 2 sections from your iron per person, topping with sliced berries and a rosette of whipped cream.

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Quick Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Cookie baking with Bisquick® mix eliminates the additional measuring that comes with scratch baking. Makes: About 4 1/2 dozen cookies 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened 1 cup packed brown sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla 1 Egg 2 3/4 cups Original Bisquick® mix 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips (6 oz) 1/2 cup chopped nuts, if desired 1. Heat oven to 375°F. In large bowl, mix butter, brown sugar, vanilla and egg. Stir in Bisquick mix, chocolate chips and nuts. 2. Onto un-greased cookie sheet, drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls about 2 inches apart; flatten slightly. 3. Bake about 10 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. High Altitude (3500-6500 ft): Heat oven to 400°F.

Flank Steak with Nectarines

Grilled nectarines are a wonderful accompaniment to a juicy grilled marinated flank steak entree recipe. Ingredients: 1-1/2 lb. beef flank steak 2 tablespoons brown sugar 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar Email your Recipes to: 1/4 cup soy sauce 1/4 cup beef broth 1/4 cup honey 1 Tbsp. grated fresh ginger root 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 cup minced onion 1/8 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes 4 nectarines, cut in half Preparation: Make cuts about 1/2" apart and 1/8" deep in a crisscross pattern on both sides of the beef. Place beef in a zip lock heavy duty plastic bag. Combine brown sugar, vinegar, soy sauce, broth, honey, ginger root, garlic, onion, and pepper in small bowl and mix. Pour this marinade over beef and seal bag. Place bag in glass baking dish to catch any leaks. Refrigerate for 4-24 hours. When ready to grill, heat coals. Remove beef from marinade and reserve marinade. Grill beef 4-5" from medium heat for 12-14 minutes until medium doneness, brushing twice with marinade and turning once. Add nectarines to grill for last 5 minutes of grill time, turning once and brushing frequently with marinade. Discard leftover marinade. Cut beef across grain to serve and serve with nectarines. 4 servings

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Courtesy of the SACRAMENTO VALLEY MUSEUM Maxwell Tribune 5/3/1913 The Chico aviator, Thaddeus Kerns, whose services with his airship have been retained by the Princeton Rose Carnival management, will start his flight from Maxwell to Princeton this afternoon. Just the hour of starting is not determined-depends on the wind. Mr. Kern’s machine is the Curtis type, but planned and built by its owner. This artificial bird arrived in Maxwell several days ago by train. The Tribune will be represented in flight by Miss Mayme Peer who will occupy the seat beside aviator Kerns. The Mills Orchard Citrus Fruit Company is daily receiving from one to two carloads of trees at Maxwell. Total receipts to date aggregate 22 cars for the season, mostly lemon, but a few cars of oranges. A large oil pull engine was unloaded for this big orchard company on Thursday. Planting, plowing and developing is continuously being prosecuted out on the Mills ranch. Williams Farmer 5/2/1924 Roy Lowe, a turkey raiser on the Jackson place southwest of Williams, was arrested by Sheriff Dunning and Marshall Harlan of Williams late Friday night for possession of alcoholic beverages, and brought to Williams where he pleaded guilty. It is said that Lowe owned a savage dog that the distiller depended upon to sound the warning of approaching strangers. This would allow him plenty of time to get out of his distillery and be free of the damaging evidence. For some reason his watch dog was off duty the night the officers made the raid and Lowe was caught because the dog was not on the job.   A large percentage of the rice that is to be planted this year and the water turned on. A few of the planters in the Williams section who have water on their rice are; Husted, Manor brothers, and Cheney, Rathbun brothers.   Williams Farmer 5/4/28 Three Colusa County high school athletes entered in the C. I. F. track and fields meet at Modesto last Saturday scored 9 points. Thirty five schools were entered in the meet.

Dick Spurr, Williams High School pole vaulter tied for first place in the event with a leap of 11 ft. 3 inches. Buzz Ainger, Pierce high student, placed second in the javelin and Glyen Brown of Colusa High placed third in the discus, losing second place by three inches. Williams Farmer 5/6/1938 Our little senior classmate presented us with some startling news today. Zora Fowler, who has been with us for eight years, has announced her engagement to John J. Troughton. Zora is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Fowler and John is in the trucking business. They will be married the first of June and will make their future home right here in Williams.   Colusa county was rudely shocked Wednesday with the news of the tragic death of two widely known business men, one of them Lionel Zumwalt, 45, son of I.G. Zumwalt of Colusa in an automobile-train collision on highway 20 on the railway crossing one-half mile east of the Grimes Meridian wye. The other man was Heber Leroy Bondurant 45, a representative of the California Prune and Apricot Grower Association.   Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Turner have received word from their son Jess Turner, who has been stationed in Japan with the U.S. Airborne troops that he is on his way to the United States. He will go to New Orleans by way of the Panama Canal and then come to Williams for a visit with his parents and friends before being assigned to a new location.

Williams Farmer 5/4/ 1961 Hal Medlock and Dave Hurtig owner and manager of the Medlock Williams Airport, formally known as Dalton’s Airport, this week made an announcement concerning the improvement program planned for the Williams Airport. Installation will begin on radio facilities which will result in faster plane service. A one stop fueling station was placed at the airport and will provide a retail outlet for fueling needs of privately owned aircraft and a mechanic will be on duty around the clock. The all-weather strip at the centrally located Williams airport will offer year round air service to all the county. Perhaps the gas war that is affecting the community service stations is contagious. We see the one café, Claytons, has lowered coffee prices to a nickel and plans complete dinners for 99 cents.   Arbuckle News- Mr. and Mrs. Vern Ornbaun Sr. and son Kelly, have moved to their new home in Arbuckle. They purchased the home of Mr. and

Mrs. Harold Jeans. Vern is framing in the Grimes area and Marilyn is a secretary at Pierce High School. Colusa County Farmer 5/2/1973 Lt. Don Wagner of the Williams area California Highway Patrol announced this week that negotiations have been completed and a new patrol office will be built on the southeast corner of Freshwater Lateral and Highway 20. The new office will be designed to accommodate a 25 man crew although there are no plans to increase the office at present.  

Home & Garden

Gardening with curtis Colusa county Plants

When you stick to proven plants in our climate, your chances for success are greatly increased. Many people are tempting fate when they plant coconut palms, hibiscus bougainvillea, and other plants all too tender for our area. Although global warming is no joke, it’s just a matter of time until a hard freeze will take them out. I remember a freeze in the early 1990’s that froze the oleanders and bottlebrush

to the ground. Eucalyptus also froze so hard that a federal disaster was declared to aid in the financing of their removal. So, today I have decided to provide you with a list of the proven and most favorite plants for Colusa County. Keep in mind that no plant is perfect, just some are better than others in given situations. Top Trees for Colusa County Flowering Pear Raywood Ash Chinese Pistachio Crape Myrtle Flowering Plum Oak (Valley, Live, Blue, Red) Top Shrubs and Plants Day Lilies Lilly of the Nile Iris (German Bearded, Butterfly, Siberian) Grevellia/Yew Pine Dwarf Pomegranate Red Leaf Photinia Escallonia Roses

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Colusa County Arts Council Show Set For Saturday May 3

“Heroes” is the title of artist Barbara Brown’s watercolor of a Colusa house and its display of patriotic flags. Her work will Courtesy Photo be displayed at “Our Valley in Barbara Brown and her watercolor of the Angelo and Linda Zepeda house on Sioc Street in Colusa. Motion,” the Colusa County Council show. Art Show, on May 3 from 1-4 In her Marysville studio the former third p.m. at the Senior Center. grade teacher depicted the Marine flag as the She titled her painting “Heroes” because “the person represented by the Marine flag Stars and Stripes, in order to make the image “more universal,” she says. The change to is a hero, and his parents are heroes.” a more encompassing American flag is still Brown had driven by the older corner fitting for the view that Brown has depicted home many times, drawn to the stalwart of the home of Angelo and Linda Zepeda. Marine flag flying in the breeze and the Angelo served in the U.S. Army, and Linda’s single-starred Mother’s Flag in the bay window. She says, “Every time I’d go by, father, Kermit McCullough, the former owner of the house, served in the U.S. Navy. it would make me feel good, patriotic.” Displaying the Marine flag honors their two Local scenes are typical of the new Marine sons. Thomas is currently serving, work that will be displayed in the free and older brother Charley served before him. show May 3. Artists from a four-county Linda, who grew up in the house with her area, professionals, amateurs and a few students, paint the world they experience parents Kermit and Joyce McCullough and every day. Some, as is Barbara Brown, are her two sisters, Ann and Della, says, “I former teachers who now find inspiration think it’s wonderful that our home has been outside the classroom. She has exhibited painted. It is my childhood home, so I love the house.” her work in every Colusa County Arts

Family Cinco de Mayo planned The Colusa County Department of Behavioral Health is hosting what it hopes to be the first annual Family Cinco de Mayo Celebration on Sunday, May 4 in Colusa. “The event will be an alcohol-free celebration, and an effort to break the myth that every Hispanic culture celebration has to include alcohol,” said Colusa County Department of Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator Terri Rivera. Rivera added that the celebration is designed to teach not only the children, but the adults too, the true meaning of Cinco de Mayo. “Our hope for the Hispanic community is that we pass the pride of this celebration on from generation to generation and we can make this an annual and fun event for all cultures to enjoy,” said Rivera. “We have seen similar events in other counties, and we hope to bring the tradition here to Colusa County,” said Rivera. “We believe it is time to stop selling any of our cultures out to the alcohol companies,” she added stressing that this would be an alcohol-free celebration. The Family Cinco de Mayo celebration is being held at Memorial Park at the corner of Market and 10th Street in Colusa. It is scheduled from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. and will include food, family fun and entertainment. A number of local families and groups are preparing traditional food items for sale at vendor booths. “We will have lots of food,” said Rivera. The Colusa Mecha Club dancing Folklorio will perform as will the Williams High School Mariachi Band. Rivera commented that many people wrongly believe Cinco de Mayo to be Mexico’s Independence Day. She continued to report that according to information provided by Latinos & Latinas for Health Justice, the history of Cinco de Mayo is quite different. According to that information; Mexico achieved its independence from Spain on Sept. 16, 1821, after three centuries of exploitative colonial rule. In the early 1860’s the French, led by Napoleon III, invaded the country. The French felt that the Mexicans would not resist their imperialistic goals. Nonetheless, Mexican President Benito Juarez rallied his countrymen and declared that Mexico would resist until death. In 1862 the Mexican forces surprised the highly trained and well equipped French forces in the city of Puebla (east of Mexico City) with a resounding victory, which occurred on May 5. The battle symbolized the Mexican resistance and determination to retain their hard-fought independence. For people of Mexican heritage in the U.S., the Batalla de Puebla – known as Cinco de Mayo, has come to symbolize a commitment to fight even when the odds seem insurmountable. Community celebrations emerged in California during the turbulent decade of the 1960’s as young students of Mexican ancestry sought to reaffirm their roots. Interestingly, the holiday has become more of a Chicano/Mexican American holiday than a Mexican one and is celebrated on a much larger scale in the United States than it is in Mexico. Individuals or groups wishing to participate as vendors at this event can contact Rivera at 458-0533.

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“UNO” The Williams Community Center Association, chartered to sponsor community events for all segments of the population of Williams, has developed two ongoing programs for the enjoyment of all but primarily our senior citizens. The Community Movie Day and the CommuCourtesy Photo nity Game Day have both been growing in popularity with Williams seniors for the last several months. The attached photograph shows those who won prizes at the association's Game Day UNO tournament held on the 3rd Wednesday of April and May. From left to right, 1st place Barbara Freeman, 2nd place Margaret Carpenter. Tieing for 3rd place prize was Joanne Dermody and Jean Terkildsen. Winning the prize for the least number of points was Olga Cain.

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Photo By Kathy Craigo Fair manager Carolan Meek (left) delivered an award posthumously to Phil Brown during the annual Fair Managers Dinner. Accepting the award was his wife Roxanna Brown.

24th Annual Fair Managers Appreciation Dinner Staff Report Scores of people were in attendance at the 24th Annual Fair Managers Dinner, Friday, April 18.

“Thank you for coming and everything you all do for the fairgrounds,” Fair Manager Carolan Meek said by way of greeting the audience. Many awards were presented throughout the evening they included: The Friends of the 44th DAA which was presented to the Colusa City Fire Department and Colusa Regional Medical Center. Next was the Volunteer of the Year Award presented to Judy Parker. The Managers Award went to Scott Vedo and George and Leslie Nerli. Blue Ribbon Award was presented to Chuck Pappageorge [ADM Rice] and Bryan Eubanks [California Construction Authority]. Junior Fair Board Scholarship in Memory of Jack “Jon” Baber, the recipients were Mathew Rolen and Jackie Litchfield. The barbecue dinner was prepared by Don Meek, Don 3, Blake, CC & Milo all of Professional Event Services. Sponsors included: Paul Shulthise- Colusa Rental Larry Yeghoian-CUSD Fred Doego-JFB Colusa Lions Club Award winners from left to right. Front: Gustavo Altamira, Jr., Ralph Newlin. Back: Carolee Ornbaun, Debbie Charter, Gustavo Altamira, Sr., Luz Altamira, Kathy Craigo, Kathy Manor and Linda Reynolds. Not pictured Carolan Meek.

Colusa Chamber Honors Local Businesses at Annual Awards Dinner

Staff Report

Saturday, April 19 was the Colusa County Chamber of Commerce’s annual awards dinner where they honored local businesses in a number of categories. “Each year we pick a theme for the dinner, this year was Bizopoly. Everyone seemed to really enjoy it,” said Chamber President Lloyd Green, Jr. This year’s awards went to the following businesses: Distinguished Service to Business Award ~ Linda Reynolds Distinguished Service to Community ~ Ralph Newlin of State Farm Insurance and the 44th Agricultural Association [Colusa County Fairgrounds] Historic Business Award ~ Sacramento Valley Museum Entrepreneur of the Year ~ Carolee Ornbaun [Brews & Brats] Business Woman of the Year ~ Kathy Craigo Founders Award ~ LaReyna Volunteer of the Year ~ Debbie Charter Sponsors for the event were: Butte Community Bank, Umpqua Bank, Kathy Craigo Media Consulting, Tom & Ashley Indrieri, FWA, DatamindXP, CRMC, Sierra Central Credit Union, Colusa Indian Community Council, Maxwell Inn, Ralph Newlin State Farm, Kittle’s Outdoor, Brews & Brats, Colusa Industrial Properties, Les Schwab Tires, Shear Class, Creative Looks, Professional Events, Maxwell General, Pride Real Estate, Colusa Heritage Foundation, Richie’s Florist, Colusa City Fire Department.

Also on the agenda was the installation of the new directors for the board. New members included: (left to right) Gary Teragawa presided over the swearing in of Aaron Moore, Ben Felt and Nancy Loudon as Chamber President Lloyd Green, Jr. looked on.

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Car Seat Safety Day a Success Staff Report

Photos By Andrea Moore On Saturday, April 19 the California Highway Patrol teamed up with the Williams Police Department, Colusa County Sheriff’s Department and the Colusa County Health Department, to show parents and caregivers how to properly install child safety seats. Certified technicians also checked for proper usage and fitting. “98 percent of parents install their child’s car seat wrong,” said Nel Bernstein of CCHD. The group checking the seats was comprised of police officers, CCHD representatives and members of the WPD and all were certified after completing an eight hour a day, four day class. Also on hand were volunteers from the CC Sheriff’s Volunteer Citizens Unit who offered the child ID and passed out safety information in both English and Spanish. A CHP helicopter was on site to help with a K9 presentation by WPD Officer Keith Swift and his canine side-kick Sarek. The pair climbed aboard the helicopter which then took off, circling the CHP compound before landing once again. As soon as the helicopter touched down, Swift and partner were all business as they quickly disembarked to track down and capture the “bad guy,” played by fellow WPD Officer Jose Ruiz who wore a specially designed bite suit. “It’s always good to show the community our capabilities,” Swift said. “It lets us show that he isn’t just an attack dog, he doesn’t hate people and doesn’t go around looking to bite people.” Swift and his K9 partner train on a weekly basis. “He is a highly trained tool, it’s his job. He also thinks it’s a game,” shared Swift. The event had a steady flow of traffic througout the day and everyone seemed content with the turnout. “I’m excited about the good turnout,” said Taya Delaney a representative from CCDH. “While nothing is perfect everyone is going away safer than they came.” Delaney also recommended that anytime a person purchases a car seat to always remember to fill out the registration card so they can be notified of any potential recalls on the product. Some tips to remember: • Never buy a used car seat • Always discard a car seat if it has been in a vehicle that was in an accident • Don’t buy off an auction website • Only buy from a well known store and make sure the box hasn’t been opened.

For more information about car seat safety visit: Help the CHP educate California motorists who don’t buckle up their children. Report unrestrained children by calling 1-800-TELL-CHP (1-800-835-5247). If you would like to call and set an appointment to have your car seat checked contact Officer Robert Kays at the Williams area CHP office by calling 530-473-2821.

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Cell phones for soldiers

The ď ś You must present the coupon when day will be filled with games, food and family fun. Fore more information or to put entering the facility

The Maxwell 4-H group is collecting “Cell Phones For Soldiers.� Phones, whether they work or not, may be dropped off at Maxwell Elementary School office, Arbuckle Elementary School office, Louis Cairo’s in Williams and the Colusa County Farm Bureau. For more information please call

up a booth contact Terri Rivera, 458-0520.


78th annual maxwell rodeo May 17 will kick off the 78th Annual Maxwell Rodeo. “Rodeo Day-The American Way.� Festivities begin at 8 a.m. with the Bull Run followed by a parade at 9:45 a.m. The horse show and car show start at 11 a.m. Chuck Wagon runs from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Art Roundup runs all day. At 12 p.m. The Frog Derby and Bench Press competitions will begin. The Rodeo will start at 1 p.m. with the Grand Entry.

Valley ranch annual yard sale May 3, 2008 9A.M.-3P.M. sponsered by the Valley Ranch Review Board

Williams Community Center

Every 3rd. Wednesday is GAME DAY from 1-4 p.m. activities include: cards, Uno, board games and more. Every 4th Wednesday is MOVIE DAY from 1-4 p.m. THE COMMUNITY IS WELCOME, SO PLEASE COME AND ENJOY THE FUN, IT’S FREE!!!!

dunnigan christian community coming june 1

Beginning June 1 at 9 a.m. the city of Dunnigan will have it’s own place to worship. Dunnigan Christinan Community is a nondenominational church that is affiliated as a Calvary Chapel that brings contemporary worship and book by book teaching of the bible and how it relates to every day living. Join us June 1 at 9 a.m. everyone is welcome.

The Sutter Buttes Sportsman Association’s 53 weeks of giveaways

Get your calendar now [a $50 donation] for your chance to win one of over $22,000 worth of prizes including: rifles, rods, reels, gift certifi cates, hunts and more! For more information call 530-458-2533, or visit their website at:

cinco de mayo May 4, will mark the first Cinco De Mayo celebration at Memorial Park [on the corner of 10th & Market] from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

wine and art show The Colusa County Friends of the Library and Arts Council will once again join together for this popular fundraiser on May 3, from 1 to 4 p.m. The wine tasting, featuring six wineries, will be held under canopies in Colusa’s Beautiful Will S. Green Park next to the Senior Center. The art show and sale will be held inside the Senor Center.Tickets for the wine tasting only are now available for a donation of $15 per person from all branches of the Colusa County Library, The Bookworm Bookstore and members. The price of the wine tasting ticket includes a souvenir wine glass and door prize entry. Special cheeses, bread, olive oil, and desserts will also be provided.The art show’s theme is “Our Valley in Motion� and the show will feature professional and amateur artists from four counties and student artists from Colusa High Schools. On display will be drawings, paintings and sculptures, many for sale. There is no charge to view the artwork.

In addition to the Free Disposal Passes, customers are entitled to free collection of Bulky Items and Residential Construction Waste, provided that such items are contained in a three (3) cubic yard metal bin. Customers may utilize this service up to four times in any calendar year. NORCAL will supply the bins at your request and pick them up within eight days. If you would like more information, please contact NORCAL at 473-3282 or the City of Williams at 473-2955


Williams Elementary School P.T.O. is sponsoring a Carnitas Dinner during open house Thursday, MAY15th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. This event will help raise money to purchase and install the new playground equipment and ground cover for our children and our community! We would like to invite the whole community to join in the fun! We are currently seeking community meeting volunteers for the event and donations for the The Colusa County Sheriff’s Office is raffle and dinner. hosting a community meeting in Arbuckle The Williams Fire Dept will be there with their at the Arbuckle Fire Hall, Wednesday, May new fire engine as well as Williams Police 21, 7 p.m. Dept. with their new K-9! We will also be a raffle held during dinner and music sponsored THE CITY OF WILLIAMS AND by D.J. Encore! Pre-sale tickets for $6.00 can be purchased at NORCAL WASTE Williams Elementary School Office with Maria SYSTEMS WILL NO Salcedo, Shear Class, El Campeseno and at the Williams School District Office with Serena LONGER BE HOSTING Morrow. For more information please contact CLEANUP DAY Monica Ordaz at (530) 308-7407 or Marcy Parsons (530) 933-1919. The City of Williams has hosted an annual cleanup day for the past several years during the month of May to accept refuse from residents that could not be accommodated with the weekly collections. This program worked for the few hundred residents that were willing to wait in line on clean-up PRESENTS day, but did not benefit theseveral hunThe 7th Annual dreds of residents that were unable or unwilling to wait in line. The City of Williams and NORCAL Waste Systems have worked out a program that we feel will benefit the majority of residents within the City. Beginning with your June NORCAL bill, each residence will receive a Free Disposal Pass for the Maxwell Transfer Station. You will receive another Free Disposal Pass in the Fall. Each year after this you will receive two Free Disposal Passes, one in the Spring and one in the Fall. The Free Disposal Pass will allow you to dispose of:


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Show support for our veterans! Sponsor and American Flag to be flown in the Williams Downtown or in front of your business. Donations of $25.00 buys the flag and pole and we will see that they are flown on holidays honoring our veterns. Contact citizens for a Better Williams at 5200096 or send your tax deductable donation to: PO Box 702 Williams, CA 95987

Now online ~Creative Looks~ Why drive far away when we have it all? Gourmet Cookware, Gourmet Foods, Home Decor, Women’s Clothing, Jewelry, Salon & much more! Visit us Online at:

Williams Alumni Interactive Website ~ Private & FREE Make new contact with old classmates and browse the site for class pictures and candid pictures from 1912 to about 1970. New reunion and candid pictures posted continuously. Sponsored by a Williams gal! Email:

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Employment Secrets of Attraction

is now looking for a licensed cosmetologist for booth rental. Some clientele is preferred, but location promises good walk-in traffic as well. Brand new salon with nail services and tanning is located at 235 Wood Street in Willows and features a modern, clean, professional, and cattyfree environment. Only professional and licensed stylists need apply!!!! For more information call Nikki at (530) 518-4655 or email livelifelarge24@

Trident Environmental and Engineering, Inc. seeks to hire temporary personnel for PG&E COLUSA GENERATING STN CONSTRUCTION near Maxwell, California. DOCUMENT CONTROL SPECIALIST Resp for clerical duties for docs/plans for industrl constr project. Maint filing sys for constr dwgs & specs-storage&retrieval. Maint transmittal log. Must have strong computer skills, incl MS Excel, Adobe Acrobat. MS Access database a plus. Mobile office on constr site. Interface w/eng firms, contrs & constr mgmt. 1-2 yrs exp req’d. Prev exp const/eng/arch office prefrd. ADMIN ASSISTANT – CONST Assist admin mgr for constr office. Duties incl clerical, wd proc, routing corresp. Utilize communicatn & org skills. MS Word, Excel, Adobe. Mobile office on constr site. Min 1-2 yrs exp req’d. CIVIL CONSTRUCTION TECHNICIAN Exp w/hvy industrl power plant proj and working knowledge of earthwrk, concrete, eng’d bldgs and structrl steel. Ability to read plans & specs, verify compliance w/ contract and specs. Oversight of daily const activities. Familr w/hvy ind const concepts, practices, procedures incl testing concrete, soils compactn, formwork & rebar placemt, structural steel erection & concrete placemt. Relies on ext exp & judgmt to plan & coord power isld equip delvries & installatn w/contr. Knowledge of CA Bldg Codes, ASCE stds. 3-5 yrs related exp. Rpts to PG&E Proj Engr & Construction Manager. MECH CONSTRUCTION TECHNICIAN Exp w/hvy industrl power plant proj incldg power and thermal gen, mech process sys. Provide tech support, interpret plans & specs, verify compl w/ Contract & specs, familr w/pipe & hanger installtn, rotating equip & valves. Oversight of daily const activities. Knowledgeable of ASME, ANSI & CA Building Codes. Relies on ext exp & judgmt to plan & coord power isld equip delvries & installtn w/contr. 3-5 yrs related exp. Rpts to PG&E Proj Engr & Constr Mgr. ELEC CONSTRUCTION TECHNICIAN

childcare Angela Salazar Swift Home Daycare accepting infants, preschool, and school age children 547 Clay Street call: 4587161.

Exp w/hvy industrl power plant proj incldg med to high voltage elec sys & contrls, switchgr, motor cntrl ctrs, generators, substns & transmission. Provide tech support, interpret plans & specs, verify compl w/Contract & specs. Oversight of daily const activities. Knowledgeable of NEC & IEEE Codes. Relies on ext exp & judgmt to plan & coord power isld equip delvries & installtn w/contr. Coord transmission interface w/PG&E depts. 3-5 yrs related exp. Rpts to PG&E Proj Engr & Constr Mgr.. Please send resumes: E-Mail:, Fax (925) 778-9006 Equal Opportunity Employer.

LIZKIDZ Enroll now and get one FREE week of preschool. Tour and get a FREE chidren's book. 473-2777

Colusa County Economic Development Corporation Building a Strong Local Economy

found Found: 1 horse. Colusa County on Hwy 16. Call to identify. (530) 4580588



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1. As a free publication, people are more likely to pick it up. 2. Increased exposure to I-5 and Hwy 20 travelers. 3. Increased shelf life. As a twice monthly publication, your ad is good for two weeks, until the next edition comes out. 4. The Williams Pioneer Review is a family friendly publication that focuses on the community. 5. Experience personalized customer service.

Give Blood, Save a Life

May 6, 2008

3 p.m. - 6 p.m. The Parkside Methodist Church in Williams [9th & G Streets] Donor Card or ID Required To learn more visit:

Lynda Reynolds, Chairperson 2963 Davison Court PO Box 1077 Colusa, CA 95932 Phone: 530.458.3028 Fax: 530.458.8180

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SOS Cont.

Happy Mother’s Day!!!

year, and only one-fourth of them actually receive mental health services or other related services. Reports indicate that the stigma that surrounds mental illness is caused by a history of misunderstanding, fear and embarrassment. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services has developed an Anti-Stigma Kit to educate the public in order to give voice to people with mental illness, and to eliminate negative images associated with it. Curtis Boewer, Director of the Colusa County Department of Behavioral Health, points out that mental disability is not a scandal but an illness. And, like physical illness, it is treatable, especially when treatment comes early. It is very important for the community to be aware of the services available locally. The S.O. S. Rally is an example of what the Department strives to do to prevent the stigma that leads to isolation and discourages people from seeking the treatment they need, says Boewer.. This year’s S.O.S. Rally is scheduled for May 21, between the hours of 1 p.m. and 2 p.m., at the Behavioral Health building at 162 E Carson Street in Colusa. The public is invited to attend. teen driving cont.

The campaign helps young people to learn five reasons why to act: • I see you doing something unsafe. • I’m afraid of what might happen. • I’d feel guilty if something did happen. • You’d expect me to act as a friend. • Your friends and family expect me to act. The person pledging agrees to not let it happen and agrees to act to prevent tragedy. This teen traffic safety program is sponsored by the Colusa City Police Department, the Colusa County Sheriff’s Department, the Office of Traffic Safety and California Friday Night Live.

La compañia de Energia Pacific Gas and Electic recibio la aprobación de Energía para la construccion y operacion de la Estacion de generacion de Colusa. El diseño ambientalmente amistoso emplea la tecnología para producir el poder mas limpio. La compania Pacific Gas and Electric- San Franciso, recibio hoy la aprobacion de la comisión de Energía de California para construir la estación productora de energía electrica de 660 megavatios para Colusa, situada en Maxwell. "La nueva estación de Generación de Colusa refleja el compromiso de PG&E a encontrar futuras necedidades de energía de California con el poder seguro, limpio y rentable," dijo Randy Livingston, el visa presidente de PG&E de la generación de poder. "Nuestra decisión de invertir en las tecnologías de lo más moderno que utilizan menos agua, en la combinación con las turbinas de gas natural de limpiador-ardor, hace de esta facilidad una fuente rentable y ambientalmente amistosa de energía para nuestros clientes." La central generadora de gas natural utilizará tecnología de refrigeración seca y utilizará el 97 por ciento menos agua que una facilidad con un sistema convencional de refrigeración de agua. También no tendrá descarga de agua. Comparado a las plantas más viejas, la nueva facilidad rendirá el 35 por ciento menos bióxido de carbono por cada hora de megavatio de poder producido. PG& E anticipa el proyecto de construcción emezará esta primavera, con la facilidad planificada para empezar la operación comercial en el verano de 2010. Cuándo terminando, la facilidad generará suficiente poder para servir a casi la mitad de un millon de hogares. La Estación generadora de Colusa será situado en un área rural acerca de 5 millas al noroeste de Maxwell y colindante a una estación existente del compresor del gas natural PG&E. La estación generadora y el patio de maniobras eléctrico constrara de 31 acres de un parcela de 100 acres. La facilidad será situada cerca de la ya existente PG&E línea de transmisión 230,000- volteos, y tubería de transmisión de gas natural, de de este modo pueden conectar fácilmente a esas facilidades y distribuir el

poder a los clientes del PG&E, en el norte y central de California. PG&E y la protección de fuego del distrito de Maxwell han concordado en utilizar un consultor para realizar un estudio independiente y asi determinar las necesidades financieras del cuerpo de bomberos para servir suficientemente a esta facilidad. PG&E pagara por el costo del consultor y ha concordado en avanzar $230.000 al distrito de protección de fuego. PG&E respetará las recomendaciónes del estudio o una cantidad aceptó por el distrito de protección de fuego y PG&E. La construcción de la estación generadora de Colusa supone más de 1 millón de horas trabajadas y empleará cerca de 650 trabajadores en el punto culminante de construcción. Los vecindarios locales se beneficiarán por la compra de materiales y servicios durante la construcción y durante la operación de la facilidad. Cuándo terminando, la facilidad empleará cerca de 25 trabajadores de jornada completa y PG&E pagará por encima de $2 millones en el impuesto sobre la propiedad inmobiliaria anual al condado de Colusa el primer año de la valoración completa. La nueva central generadora forma parte de la estrategia completa de energía de PG&E con diseño para encontrar futuras necesidades de energia de PG&E diseño para encontrar futuras necesidades de energia de California con mejor costo de precio y suministro corrientes limpias. PG&E tiene una historia larga de desarollar, generar y compra de energía ecológica. Este año, la utilidad espera suministrar el 14 por ciento de su energía de los recursos renovables que califican bajo la cartera renovable de California, el programa estándar. Ademas, el más de 50 por ciento de la electricidad que entrega a clientes viene de fuentes de generación que no emiten bioxido de carbono. El gas pacífico y la compañia eléctrica, es un filial de la Corporacion PG&E, de gas natural y utilidades electricas combinado mas grande en Estados Unidos. Basado en San Francisco, con 20.000 empleados, la compañia entrega parte de la energía mas limpia de la nación a 15 millones de personas en el norte y California central. Para mas información sobre Gas pacifico y Compañia Electrica y sobre pautas adicionales de seguridad, visitan por favor nuestro sitio web en

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Cinco De Mayo El departamento de Salud de Conducta estara patrocinando lo que se espera que sea la primer celebracion anual del 5 de Mayo el dia domingo, 4 de mayo en Colusa. "El acontecimiento será una celebración sin alcohol, en un esfuerzo por romper el mito que cada celebración de cultural hispana tiene que incluir alcohol "dijo el Coordinador Terri Rivera del condado de Colusa del departamento de Prevención del abuso de sustancia. Rivera agregó que la celebración es diseñada para enseñar no solo a los niños, tambien a los adultos, el significado verdadero del cinco de mayo es "Nuestra esperanza para la comunidad hispana que pasemos el orgullo de esta celebración de generación en generación y nosotros podemos hacer esto un acontecimiento anual y divertido para que todas las culturas disfruten, "dijo Rivera. "Hemos visto los acontecimientos semejantes en otros condados, y nosotros eperamos traer la tradición aqui al condado de Colusa, " dijo Rivera. "Creemos que es tiempo de parar la venta de nuestras culturas a las companias del alcohol," ella enfatizó que esto sería una celebración sin alcohol. La celebracion del 5 de mayo se llevaraa cabo en el parque Memorial en la esquina de la calle Market y calle 10 en Colusa. Se planificará a las 11de la mañana hasta las 3pm de la tarde, se incluira entretenimiento y alimento. Varias familias y grupos locales prepararan alimentos tradicionales y habra puestos de vendedores. "Tendremos mucho alimento" dijo Rivera. Se presentara el Club Mecha de baile folklorico y la banda del Instituto de William Mariachí. Rivera comento que muchas personas creen equivocadamente que el 5 de Mayo es dia de la independencia de México. Ella continuo informando que segun informacion proporcionada por latina & Latinas para la justicia de la Salud, la historia del 5 de Mayo es bastante diferente. Segun esa informacion: Mexico logro su independencia de Espana en Septiembre 16 de 1821, despues de tres siglos de la regla colonial explotadora. En los 1860 franceses dirijidos por Napoleon lll, invadio el pais. El frances sentia que los Mexicanos no resistirian su meta imperialista. Nada menos que Benito Juarez reunio a sus hombres y declararon que Mexico resistiria hasta la muerte. En 1862 las fuerzas Mexianas sorprendieron a las fuerzas Francesas en la ciudad de Puebla (al este de la ciudad de Mexico) con una victoria retunduosa, el cual ocurio en el 5 de Mayo, la batalla simbolisa la resistencia Mexicana y su determinacion para retener su independencia por el cual fue peleada duramente. Para la gente de herencia Mexicana en los Estados Unidos la batalla de Puebla conocida com el 5 de Mayo se ha simbolizado por pelear esta insuperable batalla. Las celebraciones de la comunidad aparecieron en California, durante la turbulenta decada de 1960's. Cuando alumnos con antecentes Mexicanos fueron en busca para reafirmar sus raices. Interesantemente, ha llegado a ser una celebracion Chicana / Mexicana Americana mas bien, que una celebracion Mexicana y su celebracion a sido a mayor grado en los Estados Unidos que en Mexicó. Individuos o grupos que deseen participar en el evento favor de contactar a Rivera al (530) 458-0533.

LA CUIDAD DE WILLIAMS Y SISTEMA DE NORCAL WASTE NO ESTARAN OFRECIENDO EL DIA DE LIMPIEZA La Cuidad de Williams ha ofrecido el dia de limpieza por los ultimos anos durante el mes de Mayo para aceptar basura de los residents que no podian ser programados con las rutinas semanales del Norcal Waste. Este programa unicamente funcionaba para algunos residents que estaban dispuestos a esperar en filas largas por llegar a descargar su basura. Pero al mismo tiempo no beneficiaba a otros residents que no estaban dispuestos a esperear en esas filas largas. “Yo espero que en ofrecer un pase gratituo a el Maxwell Transfer Station (dompe) y un basurero gratituo podra asistir a la comunidad a mantener la cuidad mas limpia” dijo Jim Manning, Manager de la cuidad. Empesando con su recibo de Junio de Norcal Waste cada residente recibira un pase gratituo par ir al dompe. Tambien recibira otro pasee gratituo en el Otono. Cada ano despues de este ano recibira un pase gratituo al dompe en la primavera y otro en el Otono. El pase gratituo le permitira lo siguiente: * Maximo de yardas cubicas por vehiculo (1 pickup o traila chica) * No se aceptara vehiculos comerciales (mas de una tonelada) o quimicos peligrosos * Limite de 4 llantas (de 11r24.5 o mas chicas) * Refrigeradores y articulos domesticos seran descontados a $7.00 c/u * Tendra que presenter su pase al entrar el dompe Basura que no podra ser depositada en su bote de basura regular tales como desperdicio de construction podria ser levantada gratituamente mientras que este en un contenedor de metal de 3 yardas cubicas. Podra utilizar este servicio hasta 4 veces al ano. Norcal Waste le llevara el contenedor y recojerlo dentro de 8 dias despues. “Yo pienso que la gente estara mas contenta al largo plazo y que este cambio benificiara a mas personas,” dijo Manning. Tambien comento que podria haber ayuda o asistencia especial para personas mayors y/o incampacitadas. Si Usted quiere mas informacion, favor de comunicarse al Norcal al 473-3282 or a la Cuidad de Williams al 473-2955.

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LaReyna wins Colusa County Chamber of Commerce Founders Award

Gustavo Altamirano, Jr., Luz Altamirano y Gustavo Altamirano Sr.

Unase a nosotros para nuestra cena de Carnitas!

Su proposito es de aumentar dinero para nuestra zona de juegos. Sera el Jueves, 15 de Mayo de 5-7 p.m. en la cafeteria. El platillo incluye arroz, frijoles, salsa y tortillas! Pase a comprar su boleto por $6.00 a la oficina con Maria Salcedo, El Campesino o Shear Class. Para mas informacion llame a Monica Ordaz al 308-7407 o Marcie Parsons 933-1919. Los esperamos!

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Volunteers Cont.

Brews & Brats and the Williams Pioneer Review host ribbon cutting

• The VCSU was established in 1996 as one of the components of a multijurisdictional crime prevention grant from the State of California. o The lead agency for the grant was the Colusa County Sheriff’s Office under the direction of then sheriff Jerry Shadinger. The other agencies participating in the grant were Colusa Police Department and the Williams Police Department. o The 1st volunteer academy graduated on April 6, 1996 with 10 volunteers. Currently there are 25 members. Our current number represents the average of volunteers at one time. It has been higher at times and lower at times. • The VCSU began under the direct supervision of the Colusa County Crime Prevention Unit Coordinator, a position funded by the same grant, and is currently a self-led 501 C,3 non-profit corporation working with a law enforcement liaison officer (Deputy Steve Mullins, Colusa County Sheriff’s Office). • The purpose of the VCSU is to assist Colusa County law enforcement agencies to complete their mission through providing non-police services as requested.

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Dozens of Colusa County Chamber of Commerce members, friends and family turned out for the April 16 ribbon cutting for Brews & Brats and the Williams Pioneer Review. The two businesses teamed up hosting the chamber mixer to celebrate the one year anniversary for Brews & Brats and the presentation of the WPR.

o Patrol – Volunteers provide eyes and ears for law enforcement. They also make residential vacation checks, provide traffic control, and any other non-police activity requested. o Agency Assistance – The volunteers provide clerical or other assistance to the courts and law enforcement agencies as requested such as applicant fingerprinting, assist with visiting for the jail, assist with traffic court, and any other duties requested by any of the agencies. o Radar Trailers – The volunteers put out radar trailers and bring them back in almost every day throughout each of the agencies jurisdictions.

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Left to right: Mayor of Williams Pat Ash, Kevin Ash, Marilyn Ornbaun and Kathy Manor, helped celebrate the two businesses.

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Left to right: California Highway Patrol, Williams Area,Public Affairs Officer Robert Kays and Williams Police Department Detective Daniel Mata were on hand to keep the peace.

o Crime Prevention – The volunteers purchased a computer child ID system, and are currently providing child ID posters for the parents of kindergarten children in each of the elementary schools in Colusa County each year. In addition, they are sponsoring Data Dots, the newest and most effective means of property identification available. This program utilizes microdot technology and the internet to mark property in such a way that if stolen, the thief cannot clean the property and law enforcement can locate the owner and make contact with them. o Mobile Incident Command Center (MICC) – The volunteers maintain the bus and drive it to the location of major incidents. They provide the staffing for the mobile command center for the duration of the event then drive it back to the office and clean and restock it for the next trip. o Vehicle maintenance – The volunteers work with the Sheriff’s Office to keep their cars serviced and maintained. They take the vehicles to the shop for service and repairs and return them. They maintain service records on each vehicle. The volunteers have donated 70,268 hours of service since the unit began. In 2007, they donated 7,156.5 hours. For those interested in learning more, or to become a volunteer, call the Colusa County Sheriff’s Office at 530-458-0200. Volunteers of all ages

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