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Friday, June 27, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

10 p.m.: Fire bulletins: Cal Fire estimates 15 percent containment

Posted: 27 Jun 2008 12:40 AM CDT

10 p.m.: Cal Fire estimates 15 percent containment As crews brace for significant winds at Jarbo Gap tonight, Cal Fire officials estimate the Butte Lightning Complex is 15 percent contained since fires were sparked Saturday.

10 p.m.: Lightning fires briefs

Posted: 27 Jun 2008 12:20 AM CDT

Spring Valley School full, nears capacity for pets Spring Valley School, which was the original evacuation center for the foothill fires, has been closed because it has reached its capacity of evacuees, according to Butte County Emergency Operation

8:30 a.m.: Summary: Firefighters watch sky

Posted: 26 Jun 2008 11:01 AM CDT

Wary and weary firefighters are watching the sky today, as they continue to struggle with the roughly two dozen fires that make up the Butte Lightning Fire Complex.

Balloon ban floats past Assembly

Posted: 27 Jun 2008 02:08 AM CDT

SACRAMENTO — A bill that would ban the sale of metallic balloons made one more step toward becoming state law Thursday.

Big C-130s called to help fight fires

Posted: 27 Jun 2008 02:09 AM CDT

CHICO -- Four of the eight C-130 military planes adapted for firefighting that exist in the United States are using the Chico Municipal Airport as a standby area to fight fires.

Butte County's most wanted

Posted: 27 Jun 2008 02:08 AM CDT

Here are several people being sought by Butte County law enforcement agencies: Michael Robert York The Butte County Sheriff's Office is seeking Michael Robert York for a warrant charging him with vehicular manslaughter.

Chico City Councilor wants ban on fireworks displays

Posted: 27 Jun 2008 12:35 AM CDT

CHICO — Concerned about the air quality and current fire situation, City Councilor Tom Nickell wants to ban all fireworks displays in the city on the Fourth of July.

Chico has new fire chief

Posted: 26 Jun 2008 07:03 PM CDT

CHICO — An Oregon fire official with almost three decades of experience will become the city's new fire chief.

City welcomes incoming fire chief

Posted: 27 Jun 2008 02:08 AM CDT

Chico City Manager Dave Burkland said Thursday he appointed James Beery, a division chief with Portland Fire and Rescue, as the city's new fire chief after being impressed with Beery's experience.

Community gardens gain steam thanks to expensive food

Posted: 27 Jun 2008 12:35 AM CDT

For her supply of fresh vegetables, Arlene Stagg goes to a plot where she can tend the land with like-minded residents of Le Sueur, Minn.

Correction for June 27

Posted: 27 Jun 2008 02:08 AM CDT

The Daily 4 lottery drawing reported in Thursday's paper was off by one number. It should have been 4 7 7 6.

Councilor wants ban on fireworks displays

Posted: 27 Jun 2008 02:08 AM CDT

By JENN KLEIN-Staff Writer CHICO — Concerned about the air quality and current fire situation, City Councilor Tom Nickell wants to ban all firework displays in the city on the Fourth of July.

Daily Planner for June 27

Posted: 27 Jun 2008 12:35 AM CDT

Events RIVERBEND PARK: 7-9 p.m. Feather River Gypsies perform in Riverbend Park, Oroville. CHICO ART CENTER: 7:30-9 p.

Editorial: Fire logistics in capable hands

Posted: 27 Jun 2008 02:09 AM CDT

One of the most striking aspects of the response to the Humboldt, Ophir and Butte fires is the coordination of people and services.

Glenn education facilities closed

Posted: 27 Jun 2008 02:08 AM CDT

The following facilities will be closed again today: Orland Administration Building, Learning Center North and the Glenn County ROP printing class at Orland High School.

High court affirms gun rights in historic decision

Posted: 27 Jun 2008 12:35 AM CDT

WASHINGTON -- Silent on central questions of gun control for two centuries, the Supreme Court found its voice Thursday in a decision affirming the right to have guns for self-defense in the home and addressing a constitutional riddle almost as old

Humboldt, Ophir fire victim help offered

Posted: 27 Jun 2008 02:09 AM CDT

Here are some services available to those who were victims of the Ophir or Humboldt fires: Victims' services and referrals Today is the last day for Butte County's major assistance center in Paradise, bringing together a number of state and local

Issue of Chico's bad air quality prompts officials to search solutions

Posted: 27 Jun 2008 02:08 AM CDT

CHICO — A step was taken Thursday toward addressing the problem of Chico's unhealthy air. Not the air that's full of smoke right now — there's little that can be done about that.

Lawmakers react to court's gun ownership decision

Posted: 27 Jun 2008 02:08 AM CDT

All four lawmakers who represent the north valley sent out news releases Thursday praising the Supreme Court decision on gun ownership.

Letter: Citizens should demand transparency

Posted: 27 Jun 2008 02:10 AM CDT

I couldn't agree more with the recent letters to the editor from Steve Wolfe and Tim Voris regarding the Chico city councilors being responsible for the city's current budget woes.

Letter: Paragliders could be a nuisance

Posted: 27 Jun 2008 02:09 AM CDT

When discussing whether paragliding should be allowed in upper park, the City Council members should address the following issues.

Letter: Tax could bring another revolution

Posted: 27 Jun 2008 02:10 AM CDT

King George III and the Stamp Act helped start a revolution, and I believe the city of Chico is treading in this direction also.

Lightning-caused fires close parts of nearby national forests

Posted: 27 Jun 2008 02:08 AM CDT

Parts of several nearby national forests are closed due to the lightning-caused fires now burning. Recreationers planning to go to the Yolla Bolly-Middle Eel Wilderness will not be able to do so until further notice, due to an emergency closure

Local briefs

Posted: 27 Jun 2008 02:08 AM CDT

Shelter gets grant from Waste Management foundation CHICO — The Torres Community Shelter will be receiving a $5,000 grant from Waste Management's WM Foundation.

Magalia road faces precautionary evacuation: Fire crews work to keep West Fire from jumping Feather River

Posted: 27 Jun 2008 02:09 AM CDT

Headlines coming from the fire lines Thursday included news that Coutelenc Road in Magalia was placed under precautionary evacuation orders, and a 2,500-acre fire just discovered, brought real estate burned by Butte County fires to at least 7,500

National Guard chief visits firefighters at Chico airport

Posted: 27 Jun 2008 02:09 AM CDT

CHICO -- Soldiers stood in respect early Thursday afternoon as Lt. Gen. Steven Blum stepped off his plane and onto the flight line at Chico Municipal Airport.

Nursing program wins Venture Island/Chico

Posted: 27 Jun 2008 02:08 AM CDT

CHICO — Crystal Martin of the proposed California Academy of Nursing was named the winner of the Venture Island/Chico business competition Thursday during the Chico Economic Planning Corp.

Outlaws drop fifth straight in St. George

Posted: 27 Jun 2008 12:37 AM CDT

The four-run inning the Chico Outlaws used to draw to within one run seemed like a promising omen in the top of the eighth inning.

Plan to spruce up downtown Willows approved

Posted: 27 Jun 2008 02:08 AM CDT

WILLOWS — The city of Willows took steps Tuesday to improve the aging appearance of downtown buildings to draw more people and businesses — and spending — into the area.

Police report

Posted: 27 Jun 2008 02:08 AM CDT

The following property crimes were reported recently to the Chico Police Department: RESIDENTIAL BURGLARIES June 19 — Sky Mountain Circle.

Sidelines: Archibald makes U.S. arena team

Posted: 27 Jun 2008 12:36 AM CDT

Former Pleasant Valley High and Butte College place-kicker and soccer standout Garth Archibald has been named to the United States National Arena Soccer team after participating in two national combines in Las Vegas and Cincinnati.

Sow There: Let the garden be your teacher

Posted: 27 Jun 2008 12:34 AM CDT

The summer solstice just passed, which is as good a time as any to take a mid-year assessment. We can do this for our hairstyle, garden success, life plans or savings accounts.

Wave of bad news sends Dow down nearly 360

Posted: 27 Jun 2008 12:35 AM CDT

NEW YORK -- A barrage of bad news including yet another record high for oil drove stocks sharply lower Thursday, hurtling the Dow Jones industrials down nearly 360 points to their lowest level in almost two years.

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