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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

'Hulk' rocks theaters, thrills comic fans

Posted: 24 Jun 2008 07:43 PM CDT

"The Incredible Hulk" stars Ed Norton as a man whose experimental use of gamma radiation turns him into a huge, green monster when he becomes enraged.

4:45 p.m.: Lightning fires briefs

Posted: 24 Jun 2008 06:57 PM CDT

Paradise summer school canceled Summer school in Paradise has been canceled for Wednesday, according to the Paradise Unified School District.

6 p.m.: Concow residents refuse to leave

Posted: 24 Jun 2008 09:12 PM CDT

CONCOW — After the Red Cross and Butte County delivered food, transportation and gas Tuesday, some evacuated residents of Concow still refused to leave a makeshift encampment they established behind the Dome Store on Highway 70.

9:30 p.m.: LIGHTNING FIRES BULLETINS

Posted: 25 Jun 2008 01:06 AM CDT

9:30 p.m.: Fire did not reach Highway 32 Upon his return to the Enterprise-Record office, photographer Jason Halley was able to confirm the Smoky Fire did not reach Highway 32 in the vicinity of Butte Meadows.

Air quality takes another dive

Posted: 25 Jun 2008 02:37 AM CDT

Air quality took another dive Tuesday as smoke from current fires filled the air with a dull haze. The Butte County Air Quality Management District issued a warning that the air is "very unhealthy," the second highest rating under "hazardous."

Assistance center moves to Paradise for victims of Humboldt, Ophir fires

Posted: 25 Jun 2008 02:08 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Butte County is sponsoring information centers to help fire victims get the information and help they need to become fire survivors.

Butte Lightning complex 5 percent contained, but little progress reported on major fires

Posted: 24 Jun 2008 09:59 PM CDT

CONCOW — The Empire Fire burning north and west of Concow Reservoir was held to around 1,000 acres overnight, but the Rim Fire, burning west of Highway 70, moved toward an area south of the reservoir, prompting additional evacuations.

Community Roundup: Thunder rolls to majors title

Posted: 25 Jun 2008 02:05 AM CDT

The Chico Eastside Thunder claimed the District 47 Tournament of Champions softball majors title, beating Orland 21-6, Palermo 6-0, El Rancho 16-3 and Biggs 9-2 in the championship game.

Daily Planner: June 26

Posted: 25 Jun 2008 02:06 AM CDT

Events THURSDAY NIGHT MARKET, PARADISE: 5-8 p.m. Paradise City Park, Pearson Road at Black Olive. Through Aug.

Eight vie for four Chico City Council seats

Posted: 25 Jun 2008 02:08 AM CDT

CHICO — Two more have declared an early intention to run for the Chico City Council, bringing the number of those in the running up to eight.

Embezzler admits $500,000 theft

Posted: 25 Jun 2008 02:08 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- A Chico bookkeeper has admitted to one of the largest employee embezzlements in Butte County.

Fires force closure of campgrounds, trails

Posted: 25 Jun 2008 02:37 AM CDT

Fires near recreation spots east of Chico and northeast of Oroville caused the closure of several campgrounds and trails Tuesday.

Glenn County's most wanted

Posted: 25 Jun 2008 02:08 AM CDT

Here are several people being sought by Glenn County law enforcement agencies: Hank Daniel Butterfield The Glenn County Sheriff's Office and parole agents are seeking Hank Daniel Butterfield for possession of a controlled substance, resisting

Grill specialists sizzle at Industrial Barbecue

Posted: 25 Jun 2008 02:06 AM CDT

CHICO — "It was a new spin on a great tradition," is how Peggy Sanchez with Chico Chamber of Commerce described an idea whose time has come.

Help sent to Concow evacuees

Posted: 25 Jun 2008 02:38 AM CDT

CONCOW -- After the Red Cross and Butte County delivered transportation and gas Tuesday, evacuated residents of Concow still refused to leave an throw-together encampment they established behind the Dome Store on Highway 70.

Letter: Best protection is self-protection

Posted: 25 Jun 2008 02:06 AM CDT

The residents in Butte Creek Canyon prove "hip" and capable. They deserve kudos for protecting themselves, while illustrating so much overfunded, emergency response.

Letter: Clerk's marriage excuse doesn't add up

Posted: 25 Jun 2008 02:06 AM CDT

In response to the newly acknowledged constitutional right for people to marry whomever they wish, Butte County Clerk-Recorder Candace Grubbs has ceased to perform marriages for anyone at all.

Letter: Come visit an untouched Paradise

Posted: 25 Jun 2008 02:06 AM CDT

Out of 12,400 homes in Paradise, 74 were destroyed, and most of those were outside of Paradise city limits in unincorporated areas.

Letter: Electric power could save nation

Posted: 25 Jun 2008 02:06 AM CDT

There exists one possibility to help stabilize our country's economy and become much more independent.

Local briefs

Posted: 25 Jun 2008 02:08 AM CDT

CARD cancels night out CHICO — A "neighborhood night out" set for tonight at Peterson Park in north Chico is canceled because of smoky conditions, according to Ann Willman with Chico Area Recreation District.

Nuts outscore Santa Rosa

Posted: 25 Jun 2008 02:05 AM CDT

Patrick Randolph drove in three runs including a two-run triple as the Chico Nuts Amercian Legion baseball team defeated Santa Rosa 12-9 Tuesday to open the Josh Anderson Memorial Tournament in Reno, Nev.

Outlaws Notebook: Goodwin Field favors lefties

Posted: 25 Jun 2008 02:05 AM CDT

FULLERTON — Low 70-degree summer evening temperatures aren't the only thing friendly to left-handed Chico Outlaw hitters at Goodwin Field.

Outlaws can't maintain pace in setback to Flyers

Posted: 25 Jun 2008 02:05 AM CDT

FULLERTON — Both of the individual battles within the game were close, but timely hitting and long relief pitching were areas where the Outlaws couldn't outduel the Orange County Flyers on Tuesday.

Overflow shelter opens in Oroville

Posted: 25 Jun 2008 02:37 AM CDT

OROVILLE —Butte County opened a shelter for fire evacuees at Las Plumas High School Tuesday to take the overflow from the Spring Valley School shelter on Pentz Road.

Paradise, Oroville fire damage could help save county jobs

Posted: 25 Jun 2008 02:08 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- Last week's Humboldt and Ophir fires may save some jobs in the Butte County Department of Development Services.

Pentz Road open again

Posted: 24 Jun 2008 09:47 PM CDT

PARADISE — Pentz Road has been reopened this afternoon after being closed for a short while because of a broken natural gas line.

Scouts' Camp Lassen evacuated as fire nears

Posted: 25 Jun 2008 02:35 AM CDT

BUTTE MEADOWS -- Hundreds of Boy Scouts were successfully evacuated from Camp Lassen Tuesday, after an evacuation advisory about 4 p.

Sidelines: Wildcat track team gets recruits

Posted: 25 Jun 2008 02:36 AM CDT

Chico State women's track and field coach Oliver Hanf recently announced the signing of four incoming recruits, three freshmen and one sophomore, to National Letters of Intent to compete for the Wildcats next year.

Smoky Fire moves toward Butte: Concow-area fires continue

Posted: 25 Jun 2008 02:34 AM CDT

BUTTE MEADOWS -- Lightning-caused fires that started in Tehama County Saturday may become Butte's problem if they cross the county line near Soda Springs Road and continue burning toward Butte Meadows.

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