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High Levels on Stony Creek

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High water levels on Stony Creek

Orland, CA – Stony Creek is experiencing higher than normal water levels due to runoff from recent storms as well as releases from Black Butte Dam. Increased flows on Stony Creek have caused some erosion of the riverbed and caused water to encroach further on to property than seen in the past in areas of Orland including in the vicinity of Stony Creek subdivision.

NEWS RELEASE: Enduro events scheduled on Grindstone Ranger District

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U.S. Forest Service                                                                             Media Contact: Punky Moore                      
Mendocino National Forest                                                                                           530-934-1137

PAROLE DENIED for Inmate Card

PAROLE DENIED

Inmate John Wayne Card was denied parole on April 23, 2019.  He will serve an additional 3 years before parole will be considered again.  In 1974, Inmate Card murdered 3 members of the Griffiths family as part of a robbery scheme.  He then kidnapped and held hostage 3 members of the Skillin family for nearly a week while he attempted to evade law enforcement.  Finally, after abandoning the Skillin family by chaining them to a tree in the forest, he was captured near Truckee by a coalition of northern California law enforcement agencies and the FBI.  Inmate Card was convicted at a jury trial and sentenced to death.  However, in 1976 the California Supreme Court ruled that the death penalty statute violated the California Constitution and commuted the death sentences of Inmate Card and approximately 70 other inmates to life in prison.  The statute was later updated to address the constitutional concerns of the California Supreme Court, but the commuted death sentences could not be reinstated.

PAROLE DENIED for Inmate Card

PAROLE DENIED

Inmate John Wayne Card was denied parole on April 23, 2019.  He will serve an additional 3 years before parole will be considered again.  In 1974, Inmate Card murdered 3 members of the Griffiths family as part of a robbery scheme.  He then kidnapped and held hostage 3 members of the Skillin family for nearly a week while he attempted to evade law enforcement.  Finally, after abandoning the Skillin family by chaining them to a tree in the forest, he was captured near Truckee by a coalition of northern California law enforcement agencies and the FBI.  Inmate Card was convicted at a jury trial and sentenced to death.  However, in 1976 the California Supreme Court ruled that the death penalty statute violated the California Constitution and commuted the death sentences of Inmate Card and approximately 70 other inmates to life in prison.  The statute was later updated to address the constitutional concerns of the California Supreme Court, but the commuted death sentences could not be reinstated.

PAROLE DENIED for Inmate Currier

PAROLE DENIED!!!

On May 7, 2019, Inmate Steve Burdell Currier was denied parole! He will serve an additional 3 years before parole will be considered again. Deputy District Attorney Coffey wrote a letter to the California Board Of Parole Hearings voicing Glenn County’s opposition to his parole from California Medical Facility-Vacaville. Vacaville Medical Facility has previously housed other notorious California inmates such as Charles Manson, Richard Allen Davis, and Juan Corona.

Partial Reopening of Roads in Fire area

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August 22, 2018

Partial Reopening of Roads in Fire area

Glenn County – Mandatory Evacuation Orders remain in effect for the area of Glenn County south of County Road 308 to the Colusa County Line and west of County Road 306 to the Lake County line. The following roads have been reopened to allow access to critical transportation routes in this area:

Press Release: Health Department Investigates Confirmed Measles Case in Glenn County

GLENN COUNTY, Calif. – Glenn County Health and Human Services Agency Public Health Department is investigating one confirmed case of measles in an adult. This case is linked to the measles outbreak in Butte County. The Health Department disease investigators have notified close contacts and are working with Butte and Mendocino Public Health departments as the public exposure locations identified are in those two counties.

 

Safe Medication Disposal Now Available in Orland

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Date: September 5, 2018

 

Safe Medication Disposal Now Available in Orland

Orland, CA – Glenn County Sheriff’s Office now has a safe medication disposal site available in Orland. The receptacle is located in front the Courthouse at 821 East South Street, Orland. This will provide a safe and secure way for our north county residents to dispose of unused and unwanted medications, including controlled substances, at any time.

Swearing in Ceremony for Elected Officials

WILLOWS, CA.—On Monday, January 7, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. a Swearing Ceremony will be held for our newly elected Officials as well as our re-elected Officials. The ceremony is set to take place at the Superior Court of California, County of Glenn, 526 West Sycamore Street, Willows, CA. 95988. A reception is scheduled immediately following the ceremony at the same location.