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2 human West Nile virus cases reported in Sutter County

Aug 9, 2013

Two human cases of West Nile virus have been confirmed in Sutter County, the first reported in the county so far this year. Health officer Dr. Lou Anne Cummings said in a news release Friday that two women, who haven’t been named, were diagnosed...

National Night Out a chance to unite against crime

Aug 5, 2013

Meeting those watching out for your home — and your back — is the top incentive of National Night Out. "Statistically, it's known that when neighbors know each other and talk to each other, crime goes down," said Tim Goodell, who is organizing...

Dry stretch may deliver bad water news

Aug 2, 2013

California's dry spell is increasing the possibility of water delivery deficiencies for farmers in 2014, according to data from the Yuba County Water Agency. Rainfall records at the Colgate Powerhouse date back 107 years. The January through June...

Ground fogging for Yuba City mosquitoes planned tonight

Aug 2, 2013

Concerns about West Nile virus activity in Yuba City is prompting ground fogging tonight. The Sutter-Yuba Mosquito & Vector Control District said ground fogging will take place from 9 to 11 p.m., and weekly until virus activity and the mosquito...

Lack of oxygen killing Ellis Lake fish

Aug 2, 2013

Dead fish and crawdads are stinking up Ellis Lake as a result of oxygen deficiency in the water. Marysville Councilmember Dale Whitmore said the deficiency is due to a “crash” of algae in the lake, meaning the algae grew to a point where it...

Some Yuba City mail shifts to Marysville

Aug 1, 2013

Some mail adjustments are coming for residents in the 95993 ZIP code, as the U.S. Postal Service attempts to cut costs. The Postal Service said starting Sept. 28, mail on hold must be picked up at the Marysville post office, rather than the Yuba City...

Yuba-Sutter Fair features new rides, animals and competition

Jul 31, 2013

A 220-pound striped barrow hog named Jude was among those strolling around the Yuba-Sutter Fair on opening day, working on growing his belly for show. "Hopefully he'll have that full stomach I'm looking for," said owner Nicholas Graham, River Valley...

Steer tramples 2 people at Yuba-Sutter Fair

Jul 31, 2013

Two people were injured Wednesday afternoon after reports of an ornery steer kicking up at the Yuba-Sutter Fair. One person was taken away by ambulance from the Yuba-Sutter Fairgrounds after the incident, which happened sometime before 1 p.m. The...

Sutter County crops deliver record haul

Jul 30, 2013

Sutter County's crop value in 2012 topped the previous all-time high, with rice remaining the biggest commodity. The crop report released Monday shows the total production value at $527 million, up from $521 million in 2010 and $518 million in 2011....

Hazy Mid-Valley conditions expected until Thursday

Jul 30, 2013

Hazy conditions in the Mid-Valley are being blamed on a fire burning more than three hours south of Yuba City and are expected to last until Thursday morning. Yuba-Sutter air quality on Monday and Tuesday was in the moderate range, according to the...

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