It’s Your Colusa County: Azevedo, Gutierrez, Marsh, and Vaca

It’s Your Colusa County:  Azevedo, Gutierrez, Marsh, and Vaca

Every year since 1937, The American Legion Auxiliary marquees the Girls State Program. Approximately, 16,000 young women participate in a week long ALA Girls State program across the nation. For California, this year’s program will be held in Claremont. The 74th California Girls State session will be held June 26 – July 1. Girls State […]


It’s Your Colusa County: Luke Williams

It’s Your Colusa County: Luke Williams

Eighteen years young, Arbuckle resident Luke Williams will soon be a graduate of Arbuckle High School. Fond of his hometown Arbuckle, Williams is the oldest son of Darrin and Amiee. “I love how it’s a small community where everyone knows everyone,” said Williams. Williams enjoys golf and baseball. “I haven’t been into sports, however, my […]


It’s Your Colusa County: Cristina Manzano

It’s Your Colusa County: Cristina Manzano

Cristina Manzano is a 29 year resident of Williams and a former graduate of Williams High School. “Williams is a very welcoming community,” said Manzano. Manzano, a truck driver for Manzano Transport, adores her small community, especially during almond and rice harvest time. “I enjoy my job very much. Interacting with all the different people […]


It’s Your Colusa County: Kristi Hill

It’s Your Colusa County: Kristi Hill

Although a newcomer to the rural town of Maxwell, Kristi Hill is no stranger to Colusa County. For the past two and a half years, Hill has called Maxwell home. “I graduated from Fresno State in 2010 with a major in Ag Education and a minor in Animal Science. In November of 2014, I made […]


It’s Your Colusa County: Jennifer Thompson

It’s Your Colusa County: Jennifer Thompson

For the last eight years, Jennifer Thompson and her two children, Lily and Mia, have called Colusa home. Born in Santa Rosa in 1987, Thompson grew up with big city living. After receiving her GED, she enrolled in the Army Reserves and was stationed in Fort Jackson, South Carolina. “I chose the Army reserves for […]


It’s Your Colusa County: Richard Sanapaw

It’s Your Colusa County: Richard Sanapaw

For the past nine years, Richard Sanapaw has called Maxwell, home “It’s like being back home in one of the neighborhoods I grew up in,” he said. Born and raised in Shawano, WI at Menominee Indian Reservation, Sanapaw graduated from Menominee High School in 2003. He then attended college at CMN, College of Menominee Nation. […]


It’s Your Colusa County: Kerry Wells

It’s Your Colusa County: Kerry Wells

For Kerry Wells, Colusa hasn’t always been called home. Born in Columbus, MS, and raised in Yuma, AZ, Wells arrived in California in 1980 at El Toro Marine Base, but now calls Colusa home. “I was a marine brat, as some may say,” said Wells. At the young age of 10, Wells and her family […]


It’s your Colusa County: Paul Santinelli

It’s your Colusa County: Paul Santinelli

Paul Santinelli calls the City of Colusa his home. With his wife, Kathleen Langhi, and two dogs, together they enjoy the small town atmosphere immersed with community events and a good game of rugby. Born in New Jersey and raised in Boston, Santinelli his original journey to Colusa County was for a hunting and fishing […]


It’s Your Colusa County: Michael Hammer

It’s Your Colusa County: Michael Hammer

Michael Hammer, of Colusa, believes that maintaining a positive attitude and promoting a message of positivity is what he needs to live a healthy life in Colusa County. At the age of 13, Hammer and his family moved from Solano County to Williams. After high school, he moved to Colusa. Helping friends when they need […]


It’s Your Colusa County: Liliana Kitts

It’s Your Colusa County: Liliana Kitts

Liliana Kitts arrived in the United States in 1947 on the arm of her beloved husband, Roy, who served as an Officer in the US Army during World War II. The couple was married in her hometown of Trieste, Italy, but rural Northern California is where they call home. Liliana faced the challenge that many […]


It’s Your Colusa County: Theresa Bright

It’s Your Colusa County: Theresa Bright

Theresa Jeffrey Bright a fourth generation steward of the family farm was called home after her departure in her early teens. “I always knew in my heart that I would come back home eventually,” said Bright. “I always knew in my heart that I would come back home eventually,” said Bright.“Comeback Kid” is the term […]


It’s Your Colusa County: Jeff Applegate

It’s Your Colusa County: Jeff Applegate

Stonyford Man Honors Stonyford History Shortly after taking a job with the US Forestry Service to work in the Mendocino National Forest, Jeff Applegate found the small town to be welcoming and has called Stonyford home for the last 30 years. Retired from the forestry service, Applegate stays active working an assortment of different jobs, […]


It’s Your Colusa County: Barbara Gomes

It’s Your Colusa County: Barbara Gomes

Princeton Woman Practices the Art of Giving Barbara Gomes grew up in Arbuckle, and spent most of her adult life there, but now Princeton is where she calls home – a bliss alongside the Sacramento River. Gomes believes in living a life built on positivity; and that has only expanded since moving to Princeton six […]


It’s Your Colusa County: Michael Barber

It’s Your Colusa County: Michael Barber

Physical Education Instructor Sets Roots in Hometown Born and raised in Colusa County, Michael Barber has spent most of his life living in Arbuckle and had no plans, or desire to live elsewhere. While attending Butte College, Barber discovered his passion for youth sports after being employed with Chico High School coaching track. “I just […]


It’s Your Colusa County: Rose Ann Ellis

It’s Your Colusa County: Rose Ann Ellis

Grimes, Small Community – Big Heart Ask anyone in Grimes about the active woman who reads to local children and they will point you in Rose Ann Ellis’s. Over the last 37 years, Ellis has served as the Grimes Branch Librarian and shared countless of hours of time and energy to those who visited the […]


It’s Your Colusa County: Bill Camp

It’s Your Colusa County: Bill Camp

  Colusa Man Appreciates the Small Things and Lives a Large Life Bill Camp, a Colusa resident for the past 15 years, was “in his element” at the Colusa County Farm Show while he visited with other attendees; an event he looks forward to all year long. “The Colusa County Farm Show is the most […]