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Saturday, June 28, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

8 p.m.: Fire bulletins: Weather still cooperating

Posted: 27 Jun 2008 10:17 PM CDT

8 p.m.: Little change in fires Feared winds didn't materialize today, allowing firefighters to make progress on the lightning-caused blazes in Butte County.

8:45 p.m.: Fire briefs: Sign up for notification call list

Posted: 27 Jun 2008 10:49 PM CDT

Sign up for informational phone calls during emergencies During emergencies, Butte County maintains a notification system that can send residents phone calls with information.

8:50 p.m.: Summary: Little new to report

Posted: 27 Jun 2008 10:51 PM CDT

The lightning-started fires burning in Butte County spread slowly today, and were estimated this evening to have burned 11,500 acres.

Citrus School students play with a purpose

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 02:04 AM CDT

CHICO — Citrus School students who gathered in the multipurpose room Thursday probably thought it was all for fun that they got to watch skits and play games with students who walked over from Chico High School.

City human resources director has resigned

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 02:04 AM CDT

CHICO — City Manager Dave Burkland said the resignation of the city's human resources director in the midst of discussions on raise caps with city unions will not hurt the process.

Community spirit shines at Yankee Hill Grange

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 02:03 AM CDT

YANKEE HILL -- Just up the road from the Dome Store in Concow, a group of about 20 or so individuals have been stationed at the Yankee Hill Grange since Monday.

Daily Planner: June 28

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 02:03 AM CDT

Events CHICO CAT COALITION YARD SALE: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. 550 Countryside Lane. Proceeds will benefit Chico Cat Coalition, a volunteer group that helps care for abandoned cats.

Editorial: Hits and misses - Our take on the week in news

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 02:03 AM CDT

HIT — Whether it's a coincidence or not, we were impressed that the day after Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's visit to Chico, the aerial arsenal to fight the lightning fires increased dramatically.

From the Pulpit

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 02:04 AM CDT

Chico services today: Calvary Chapel of Chico, 1888 Springfield Drive: "Apostates, Apostles and You .

Gregg holds off Allard for SDS victory

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 02:04 AM CDT

CHICO — Andy Gregg had to play a little defense to take the checkered flag Friday night at Silver Dollar Speedway.

Hawaii holds off Nuts' seventh-inning rally in Reno

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 02:04 AM CDT

The Hawaii Dragons used a four-run second inning and withstood a four-run seventh to beat the Chico Nuts American Legion team 7-6 Friday at the Josh Anderson Memorial Tournament in Reno, Nev.

Help offered to Humboldt, Ophir fire victims

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 02:03 AM CDT

Here are some services available to those who were victims of the Ophir or Humboldt fires: Debris removal, utilities reconnection Fire ash and debris from the Humboldt and Ophir fires may contain asbestos, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), heavy

How does your garden grow? Quite well, thank you, despite damage by vandals

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 02:03 AM CDT

CHICO -- A growing problem at McManus School can't stop the school community from growing plants. The school's garden has been repaired and replanted after each of the three times it was damaged by vandals — a costly, recurring problem at

Humboldt Fire cat needs good home

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 02:03 AM CDT

PARADISE -- A cat whose paws were badly burned when she tried to save her kittens during the Humboldt Fire is among eight feline refugees from the blaze Susan Doyle hopes to find homes.

Letter: City salaries can't be kept secret

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 02:03 AM CDT

Oroville City Administrator/Clerk Sharon Atteberry has had the City Council going into closed session multiple times to discuss salary increases for department heads.

Letter: Clean up the real air quality problem

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 02:03 AM CDT

We smell the woodstove and it smells good. We see the burns and it looks bad. These are a drop in the bucket compared to our actual problem.

Letter: God loves all, including homosexuals

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 02:03 AM CDT

I must be theologically impaired, not being a good God-fearing Christian. I don't fear God at all. He loves everyone (even those minority folk) unconditionally.

Letter: Good Samaritan leaves family grateful

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 02:03 AM CDT

Early in the morning on Friday, June 20, our son was in a bicycle accident on Highway 32. An off-duty security guard was driving by at the time and pulled over to offer him assistance.

Letter: Hard to follow those right-wingers

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 02:03 AM CDT

The right-wing is bipolar. Not in the physiological sense but in nonsense. At one pole it tells us government cannot be trusted to regulate or administer anything.

Letter: Herger has a short memory

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 02:03 AM CDT

Dontcha just love it when Wally Herger tells us "the public favors offshore drilling" and opening up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge?

Letter: Some religious people deluded

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 02:03 AM CDT

I'm responding to "Gay marriage full of faults." Many religious have the delusion that being gay is different from their sins.

Letter: We get leadership we demand

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 02:03 AM CDT

The continual attempt by many people to justify homosexual marriage is without any merit whatsoever. In fact most homosexuals do not desire marriage since it is their tendency and practice to have a vast number of sexual encounters or many partners

Local briefs

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 02:04 AM CDT

Town hall meetings on fires today Three town hall meetings featuring presentations by both local and outside fire officials, are scheduled to take place today.

Lookout anxious to get back to high post

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 02:04 AM CDT

CHESTER — A Forest Service lookout evacuated earlier this week at Colby Mountain, near Butte Meadows, is hoping to get back to his high post.

Lookout anxious to get back to service

Posted: 27 Jun 2008 03:18 PM CDT

CHESTER — A Forest Service lookout evacuated earlier this week at Colby Mountain, near Butte Meadows, is hoping to get back to his high post today.

Natural Wonders: Thoughts on cows, cowboys, the range

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 02:03 AM CDT

By mid April, the flowers on Oroville's Table Mountain had dwindled to a departing remnant due to no rain.

Oroville school graduates 48 future line installers

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 02:04 AM CDT

OROVILLE— Climbing to the top of a utility pole could be frightening to some. But to the those at Northwest Lineman College in Oroville, its all in a day's work.

Outlaws tie club record with sixth straight setback

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 02:04 AM CDT

Yet another night of double-digit scoring by their opponents made for a record sixth straight loss for the Chico Outlaws, 12-7 to the St.

Pedestrian collision with RV leaves woman dead

Posted: 27 Jun 2008 12:42 PM CDT

PARADISE — A 52-year-old Paradise woman is dead after she apparently fell backwards into the path of a recreational vehicle on Clark Road Thursday evening.

Religious Briefs

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 02:04 AM CDT

PARADISE — The Rev. Ann Sullivan will conduct another of her classes on love and parenting today from 1 to 2:30 p.

Ridge woman killed after being struck by motorhome

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 02:04 AM CDT

PARADISE — A woman was struck by a motorhome and killed after she fell backwards off a curb on Clark Road and into the path of the vehicle.

Senior Planner

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 02:03 AM CDT

CARD Senior Programs: Community Center, 545 Vallombrosa Ave., 895-4711; Dorothy Johnson Center, 775 E.

Sidelines: Youth volleyball camp scheduled

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 02:04 AM CDT

The North Valley Volleyball Camp is scheduled for next school year's 10th- to 12th-graders from 8 a.m.

Swing Dance a success

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 02:03 AM CDT

CHICO — Boogie Woogie Swing Dance, an event to reminisce and recall the 1940s as well as raise money for the Alzheimer's Association, accomplished both June 20 at Community Center.

Three early-morning incidents have police scrambling

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 02:04 AM CDT

CHICO — In the span of an hour early Friday morning, Chico police found themselves rushing to reports of shots fired on Columbus Avenue, a possible attempted car jacking on West Sacramento Avenue, and a strong arm robbery on Nord Avenue.

Volunteers fear pets being unduly stressed at shelters

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 02:03 AM CDT

PENTZ -- Volunteers running a shelter for pets evacuated from the Concow area fires faced a dilemma this week when it became apparent their owners, most also staying there, could be displaced for several days.

West Fire grows to 3,000 acres: Weekend weather report concerns fire officials

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 02:03 AM CDT

Feared weather conditions that didn't materialize Thursday night, and even more ominous weather that may materialize today and Sunday, have kept firefighters battling seven of Butte County's largest wildland blazes on edge.

Willows approves agreement for mosquito abatement

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 02:04 AM CDT

WILLOWS — The Willows City Council approved a formal agreement with the local mosquito abatement district, for something it's been doing more than three decades.

Willows council approves development impact fees

Posted: 28 Jun 2008 02:04 AM CDT

WILLOWS — The cost of building in Willows will rise by thousands of dollars, but not to the extent proposed in two resolutions addressed by the City Council Tuesday.

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