Colusa County, CA was created at the time of statehood in 1850 and is one of the original counties in the state. The community of Colusa was one of the first formed in the county that same year and became the county seat in 1853. The name for the county and city are believed to be derived from a local Native America tribe inhabiting the area at that time.
The Central Valley of CA offers natural surroundings that are second to none. Among these outdoor allures are Colusa-Sacramento River State Recreation Area, Delevan National Wildlife Refuge, East Park Reservoir, Colusa National Wildlife Refuge and Medocino National Forest. Colusa, CA also features 10 different parks, an aquatic complex and softball facility within city limits. Colusa County Fairgrounds hosts several events including Colusa Farm Show, Colusa County Fair, Pumpkin Village and Zombie Paintball Hayride to name a few.
A warm-summer Mediterranean climate includes 19 inches of rain on 55 days of measure precipitation and sunshine on approximately 261 days annually. Summer temperatures are in the 90s with highs remaining mild throughout the rest of the year.
Colusa Unified School District consists of Burchfield Primary School, Egling Middle School, Colusa High School and two alternative schools. Yuba College in Marysville, CA was founded in 1927 and continues to serve students with a 160-acre main campus and educational centers in Linda, CA and Yuba City, CA. Colusa Medical Center, Ampla Health Colusa and Adventist Health Family Health Center – Colusa provide modern healthcare facilities. The local economy is diverse featuring major employers like Colusa Casino Resort, Premier Mushrooms, Sunsweet Dryers and Colusa Unified School District. Colusa County is served by I-5, which offers quick access to the state capital of Sacramento and the Bay Area.