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Thursday, June 26, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

8 p.m.: LIGHTNING FIRES BULLETINS

Posted: 25 Jun 2008 10:02 PM CDT

Very little growth of fires today The fires burning in Butte County are about the same size this evening as they were this morning Rob Lewin, a Cal Fire Division Chief from San Luis Obispo serving as incident commander in the Butte Lightning Complex

8:10 p.m.: Summary: Fires holding 5,000 acres

Posted: 25 Jun 2008 10:22 PM CDT

The most recent update puts blackened acreage from what's being called the Butte Lightning Fire Complex at 5,000 acres, about what it was this morning.

Art briefs: Raffle for 'Turtles' print at Chico Art Center; Open studios art tour accepting applications; Watercolor workshop this weekend; Summer art classes at Chico Art center

Posted: 26 Jun 2008 02:03 AM CDT

Raffle for 'Turtles' print at Chico Art Center CHICO — The Chico Art Center is presenting a raffle of an original etching of "Turtles, Turtles, Turtles" by local printmaker Jerril Dean Kopp.

Art feature: Early's art displayed atIdea House

Posted: 26 Jun 2008 02:03 AM CDT

CHICO -- Local artist Jake Early's print titled "Mavericks" was selected this week to be displayed in Sunset Magazine's Idea House in Menlo Park.

Biblio File: The story of Durham in historical photographs

Posted: 26 Jun 2008 02:03 AM CDT

Durham residents Adriana Farley and Jan Holman, drawing on their decades-long research into community history, have just published "Images of America: Durham" ($19.

Bidwell Junior High honor roll

Posted: 26 Jun 2008 02:04 AM CDT

The following Bidwell Junior High School students earned honor roll grades in the spring semester: Grade seven — Michelle Bailey, Madison Bassow, Jenell Beavers-Von Bargen, Kodee Bejsovec, Kelly Bennett, Benjamin Bentler, Alexandra Bettner,

Buzz Art Gallery Listings: June 26, 2008

Posted: 26 Jun 2008 02:03 AM CDT

Here is a list of local galleries, museums and other art displays. (The listings reflect galleries and studios that have reported participation in Art First Saturday, which takes place 4-8 p.

CALENDAR JUNE 26-JULY 2

Posted: 26 Jun 2008 02:02 AM CDT

Thursday, JUNE 26 Music/Nightclubs COLUSA CASINO: Classic rock by Northern Heat. 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m. THE CRUX ART COLLECTIVE: Internal Graffiti 2: Next level spoken word.

Cities plan Fourth of July functions

Posted: 26 Jun 2008 02:03 AM CDT

Chico A day of patriotic music, family games and a salute to freedom will mark the 43rd annual Fourth of July Celebration in Bidwell Park.

County behavioral health budget cuts mean loss of 45 jobs

Posted: 26 Jun 2008 02:04 AM CDT

OROVILLE — While county-run clinics in Paradise and Gridley have been spared the ax, the proposed Butte County Department of Behavioral Health budget remains a bitter pill for many.

Cover story: Photographer finds inspiration in Mt. Shasta

Posted: 26 Jun 2008 02:03 AM CDT

CHICO -- "Mt. Shasta is a very special mountain," said photographer Jim Gregg. "It's considered one of the seven sacred mountains in the world.

Daily Planner: June 26

Posted: 26 Jun 2008 02:03 AM CDT

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

Daily Planner: June 27

Posted: 26 Jun 2008 02:03 AM CDT

Events FRIDAY NIGHT CONCERT: 7-8:30 p.m. City Plaza. Sousa style band music by Chico Community Band. Hosted by Downtown Chico Business Association.

Editorial: Calendar bodes ill for fire crews

Posted: 26 Jun 2008 02:03 AM CDT

Mother Nature has fanned the flames of what has been an early and fierce fire season. Now human nature threatens to make it worse.

Eminent animals

Posted: 26 Jun 2008 02:04 AM CDT

Chico police officers' animals were honored recently in two competitions. Rich Hartman (left), atop Bubba, and Abigail Madden, atop Magic, finished first in a team event during the California Mounted Officers Association Trail Trials.

Enloe workers reject hospital offer, support srike

Posted: 26 Jun 2008 02:04 AM CDT

CHICO — Service employees at Enloe Medical Center have voted to reject a contract offer and to authorize their union to call a strike.

Expect smoke from fires to hang around a while

Posted: 26 Jun 2008 02:17 AM CDT

CHICO -- If you want fresh air, go to the coast — and stay there. That's the word from Angus Barkhuff, a forecaster with the National Weather Service.

Hack at the Track: Chico is a racing town, 'Hack' says

Posted: 26 Jun 2008 02:04 AM CDT

It's fine. Honestly, it doesn't bother me. You can call me a hack. But only if you like fast cars and the Silver Dollar Speedway.

He Said, She Said movie review: 'Hulk' rocks theaters, thrills comic fans

Posted: 26 Jun 2008 02:03 AM 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.

Help available for Humboldt, Ophir fire victims

Posted: 26 Jun 2008 02:02 AM CDT

Staff Reports Here are some services available to those who were victims of the Ophir or Humboldt fires: Victims' services and referrals Butte County is operating a major assistance center in Paradise, bringing together a number of state and

Letter: Hard work saves house in fire

Posted: 26 Jun 2008 02:03 AM CDT

I cannot express in words how thankful I am for the hard work and dedication of not only our local firefighters but of the firefighters all over California who came to our rescue because of the Humboldt Fire.

Letter: Herger's timing couldn't be worse

Posted: 26 Jun 2008 02:03 AM CDT

I want to share with all perhaps the most disturbing political phone message I have ever received. In the Humboldt Fire, our house in Butte Creek Canyon was severely threatened.

Letter: Judge accused by his character

Posted: 26 Jun 2008 02:03 AM CDT

I have lived on the same corner for 16 years, and have had the same postman all that time. When my husband began living with me he befriended my postman.

Letter: Same-sex marriages defy God

Posted: 26 Jun 2008 02:03 AM CDT

Since same-sex "marriages" walk, talk and act like Sodom and Gomorrah, same-sex "marriages" are Sodom and Gomorrah, towns God destroyed for their homosexual activities.

Local Briefs

Posted: 26 Jun 2008 02:04 AM CDT

Fire prevents mail delivery CONCOW — Fires have kept the U.S. Postal Service from its appointed rounds.

Magalia church helps feed and shelter fire crews

Posted: 26 Jun 2008 02:04 AM CDT

MAGALIA — Members of the Magalia community anticipated at least 100 firefighters for lunch Wednesday, after hearing that certain crews had slipped through the cracks and were relying on a freeze-dried backup food supply.

Marsh Junior High School honor roll

Posted: 26 Jun 2008 02:04 AM CDT

The following Marsh Junior High School students achieved honor roll grade point averages during the spring semester: Grade seven, 4.

Mountain lion prints spotted

Posted: 26 Jun 2008 02:05 AM CDT

CHICO -- Paw prints and other signs of mountain lions have been spotted around popular swimming holes in upper Bidwell Park, prompting city officials to urge caution.

Music preview: Ring in Independence Day early with Sousa style music

Posted: 26 Jun 2008 02:03 AM CDT

CHICO -- Next week Americans across the nation will celebrate Independence Day with barbecues, fireworks and patriotic music.

Music review: 'A Touch of Chico' fundraiser combines music, massage

Posted: 26 Jun 2008 02:03 AM CDT

CHICO -- Two good causes brought together a variety of sounds and sensations June 21 at the Chico Grange Hall.

Music review: Brad Paisley, Jewel perform at Sleep Train Ampitheater

Posted: 26 Jun 2008 02:03 AM CDT

WHEATLAND -- A party at the Sleep Train Amphitheater on June 21 was all about getting mud on the tires and checking each other for ticks, when Brad Paisley made a tour stop at the Wheatland venue.

North State Voices: Firestorm is a pointed reality check

Posted: 26 Jun 2008 02:03 AM CDT

High temperature. Low humidity. Dry vegetation. Strong winds. Fire. It was a recipe for disaster. From a distance, I saw the smoke as the fire began two weeks ago.

Nuts go big early to whack Yakima

Posted: 26 Jun 2008 02:04 AM CDT

Shane Galbraith, Patrick Randolph, Andy Quiring and Jesse Morris all had two hits apiece and the Chico Nuts American Legion baseball team built a 9-0 lead before finishing off an 11-5 victory over Yakima, Wash.

Oroville of Long Ago

Posted: 26 Jun 2008 02:04 AM CDT

Oroville Mercury Register July 17, 1953 Advertisement: FILM DEVELOPED AND PRINTED ONE DAY SERVICE -- The Difference Is The Quality -- Complete Drug Store Service In Your Neighborhood -- Robert's El Medio Drug Store, 3010 Myers St.

Outlaws notebook:

Posted: 26 Jun 2008 02:05 AM CDT

FULLERTON — Last season, a mini offensive slump and four-game losing skid for the Outlaws were put to rest during the team's first trip to Bruce Hurst Field in Utah, the St.

Outlaws swept out of Orange County

Posted: 26 Jun 2008 02:04 AM CDT

FULLERTON — Giving up a home run to the first batter of the night never guarantees more harm to come for a pitcher, it only seems that way because of the unfavorable start in such extreme fashion.

Paradise OKs $19.7 million budget

Posted: 26 Jun 2008 02:04 AM CDT

PARADISE -- While the Paradise Town Council approved a $19.7 million budget Wednesday, officials were prepared to make changes after the 2008-09 fiscal year starts July 1.

School time

Posted: 26 Jun 2008 02:04 AM CDT

Honors Chico High School valedictorian Alexander Brown was awarded a President's Scholar scholarship, a full four-year award worth about $45,000, from Long Beach State University.

Schwarzenegger briefed in Chico about fires

Posted: 26 Jun 2008 02:04 AM CDT

CHICO — Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger spent about an hour in Chico Wednesday afternoon, getting briefed on the Butte Lightning Complex fires and thanking California firefighters for their extraordinary work in what has already been an intense

Staffers pull long shifts at fire emergency center

Posted: 26 Jun 2008 02:04 AM CDT

OROVILLE — For the past few weeks, Brian Fink has had some added duties to his job as assistant director for the Butte County Department of Employment and Social Services.

State panel votes to back Wintu tribe

Posted: 26 Jun 2008 02:05 AM CDT

SACRAMENTO — Members of a north-state Indian tribe were pleased Tuesday that a state Senate committee voted to support their effort to win back federal recognition.

Strategy allows for merging of 2 fires

Posted: 26 Jun 2008 02:04 AM CDT

CONCOW — Officials said Wednesday the Rim and Empire fires, burning in the Concow area, are likely to merge, forming one larger blaze.

Theater briefs: Fire forces Birdcage Theatre to cancel performance; Theatre on the Ridge reschedules performances; Study abroad program includes musical show

Posted: 26 Jun 2008 02:03 AM CDT

Fire forces Birdcage Theatre to cancel performance OROVILLE — The Birdcage Theatre was forced to cancel its June 13 performance of "Light Up the Sky" because of cast and crew members being affected by the Humboldt Fire.

Theater review: Oregon Cabaret delights with 'archy and mehitabel'

Posted: 26 Jun 2008 02:03 AM CDT

ASHLAND -- Oregon Cabaret Theatre's summer offering is "archy and mehitabel," directed and choreographed by Jim Giancarlo and based on poems by journalist Don Marquis of the New York Sun.

What you need to know about the Humane Society

Posted: 26 Jun 2008 02:03 AM CDT

To search for a lost pet after-hours or view animals up for adoption, you can check the society's Web site at www.

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