This marks the end of Healdsburg Patch's second full year bringing local news to local people, and we're pretty happy with the way things are going. Just look at our list of the Top Ten (actually, there are 11) stories of the past year. We've added an 11th because the first one is a primarily a video, and there is a tie for eighth place.
It's an intriguing list, showing a range of topics that reflect the variety of local interests. From space exploration to celebrity sightings, controversial ballot initiatives and politics, and a couple stories about local business owners.
Here's a recap of the biggest news of the year, ranked by how many people clicked through to read the stories.
Spotted: Lady Gaga Visits Wine Country
Is the Prop. 37 GMO Labeling Food Fight Over?
Healdsburg Shop Owner Denies "Ownership" of Far-Right Hungarian Website
Sheriff Confirms Likely Suicide in Death of Healdsburg Woman
Sunset Magazine 'Idea House' Tours Continue This Weekend
Fantasy Football 2012: Sleepers and Busts
Proposition Voter Guide: What You Need to Know About California's Ballot Measures
How to Watch Presidential Debate 2012 Online
What were other big news stories this year in Healdsburg? Were you surprised to find some on this list - or some missing? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.