Sheep Dog Trials return to Montezuma Hills at McCormack Ranch
McCormack Ranch has a rich history of sheep dog trials.
After a hiatus, Albert Medvitz and Jeanne McCormack have brought the Montezuma Hills tradition back to the ranch - spearheaded by sheep dog trainer and ranch livestock manager Ellen Skillings. The event proved to be a monumental success,
Byron residents could be exposed to cancer risk from
While the Bay Delta Conservation Plan paraded around the state showcasing the positive benefits to California resulting from the construction of two massive 40-foot diameter twin tunnels - some major details were left out in the public process for citizens to consider. Those include 52 adverse unavoidable impacts to all areas of the Delta and its residents, economy and agriculture.
12 million salmon to be released from Coleman
Fish Hatchery in Bay-Delta
The drought is impacting more than just farmers.
Throughout the past week, representatives from Coleman Fish Hatchery started the process of trucking 12 million fall run juvenile Chinook salmon to the Delta and Bay to provide a safer route to the Pacific Ocean. The drought has created near
Delta Protection Commission hears DWR’s
case for drought barriers
The Delta Protection Commission didn't make it through its full agenda on Thursday, but drought and the proposed temporary drought barriers by the Department of Water Resources took up over four hours. With the sound of crickets at The Reserve at Spanos Park, it was a perfect setting within the Delta to address the current issues affecting the region and the state's water supply problems.
The Isleton Chamber of Commerce held a social mixer at one of the community’s most recognizable landmarks on Thursday.
Delta Diamond Farm, owned and operated by Bob and Tracey Dron since 2001, hosted a tour and reception for the group of more than thirty people.
California Endive Farms a Slow Food Festival Vendor
The Rio Vista Slow Food Festival, coming June 21, is a farm to table event that celebrates the rich diversity of meat, wine and produce from this area. This is the third of several articles that highlight some of the festival participants.
California Endive Farms produces over 4 million pounds of endive yearly,
One of the most exciting things of being part of the FFA club, is the amazing feeling of earning an award. Being selected for an award takes a tremendous amount of time as well as hours of hard work from each applicant. On March 22, the Rio Vista FFA Chapter headed up north for a four hour drive, to finally reach their destination of Covelo, CA.
Friends of the North Delta reach out to community
in fight against tunnels
In an effort to spread awareness and unite residents of the greater surrounding Delta region – North Delta Cares has initiated a meeting every Thursday at 6 p.m. at Husick’s Country General Store in Clarksburg. There, residents are encouraged to speak their mind about the current water projects that could potentially harm the Delta’s ecosystem, its economy and residents way of life.
Rio Vista High School’s Affair of the Arts is the single most important fundraiser of the year for both the art and drama departments. The proceeds from the event go directly back to the successful and vibrant programs, making it possible for students to excel. The art medium is largely not being offered in many schools throughout the nation as school district budgets tighten due to lack of funding.
The Rio Vista Chamber of Commerce is celebrating its 100th year in 2014 , and has kicked off the season by moving into its new location at 37 N. Second St. That was culminated with a Third Thursday ribbon cutting, including street vendors and refreshments.
Drought affects the Delta: Not only Central Valley farmers, ranchers
The drought currently affecting California is impacting the entire state, not just central valley farmers south of the Delta. In fact, the Delta is being impacted quite severely by the lack of rain and is causing local farmers to resort to alternative ways to irrigate their fields and produce food for their livestock.
Drought barriers to be installed at three Delta locations;
residents up in arms
The fears of Delta residents became true Monday, as the Department of Water Resources officially unveiled its plans to construct three temporary drought barriers in the Delta at Sutter and Steamboat Sloughs, along with West False River - the waterway between Bradford and Jersey Islands. The barriers are scheduled to be installed by May 1.
In a Central Valley Flood Protection Board meeting, a tour of the Yolo-Bypass was given on Friday. It gave an inside look at an area the state is looking at not only using for flood protection, but for habitat restoration and increased water supply as well.
The tour began at IKEA, where members of the Department of Water Resources,
Countdown to Cajun and Blues:
Chamber hosts preview gala
With a little more than three months to go until showtime, the Isleton Chamber of Commerce has been working diligently to ensure that not only will the change of venue go over smoothly, but also that the 2014 Cajun and Blues Festival will exceed the expectations set by the last year’s successful event.
Restore the Delta holds forum on west Delta water quality
impacts from tunnels
While Restore the Delta hadn't held an event in Contra Costa County since Over Troubled Waters premiered there nearly two years ago - the organization came back in full force on Thursday night, as members of the Department of Water Resources (DWR) and Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) took notes in the audience.
RioVision picking up steam as residents express excitement
Despite the fact that RioVision's R/UDAT process is finally complete, the momentum for the project continues to grow. Monday marked the first meeting of the organization's new chapter following the American Institute of Architects' (AIA) visit to Rio Vista, and excitement was in the air.
Mathew Gregorski honored for 50 years of service to Moose
Mathew "Mickey" Gregorski, a 50-year lifetime member of the International Order of the Moose was honored with a plaque for his 50 years of service on Wednesday, March 5 at the Delta Loyal Order of the Moose.
Mickey joined the Moose in 1963 in Lodi, and transferred to the Delta Lodge
The City of Rio Vista has completed the Egbert Field Rehabilitation Project in time for the upcoming Little League and High School baseball season. The project was directed by the City Council as funded through the Measure O funds. It included repairs to the grandstand and the infields.
Since RioVision’s inception in 2012, the organization has been working to get Rio Vista into the new millennium with a higher functioning city landscape and economic platform. That was culminated over the past week when the Rural Urban Design Assistance Team (R/UDAT) came to town to work their magic and recommend what changes and plans need to be made for Rio Vista to excel into the
In honor of the Vietnam veterans that lost their lives for the United States, The Wall That Heals, is a mobile version of the Vietnam Memorial Wall that travels the country for those that have not been fortunate enough to see the memorial in person in Washington, D.C.
The Georgiana Slough Floating Barrier Project has been tested for the last couple years at the confluence of the Sacramento River and Georgiana Slough at Walnut Grove. This fish-guidance mechanism is intended to keep salmon on track in the Sacramento River and not get stuck in the central and south Delta through Georgiana Slough, where they will most
Solano County Water Agency says state should pay
for half of North Bay Aqueduct Alternative
The Solano County Water Agency (SCWA) is in a peculiar position.
As part of the State Water Project, the SCWA receives water from the project that supplies water up and down the state via the California Aqueduct. In SCWA’s case, Solano cities like Vallejo, Benicia, Fairfield and Vacaville get their water from the
As most would probably expect, the Sierra Club is against the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP). The club, along with the League of Women Voters held a public forum on the tunnels at the Castro Valley Library on February 20.
In support of the tunnels were Paul Helliker, DWR Deputy Director, Delta and
Since Rio Vista's Third Thursday began in 2013, it has begun to pick up the pace. This past Thursday was by far the Delta City's finest turnout yet - as the Cupcake Lady showed up and had lines curving around the block in an attempt to get a delicious baked morsel.