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Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

1:30 p.m.: Backfire operation canceled on West blaze

Posted: 30 Jun 2008 03:34 PM CDT

While serious fires continue to burn all over the Butte County foothills, the blazes nearest populated areas are steadily being beaten into submission.

2 p.m.: Fire briefs: Highway 32 closed; shelters to close tonight

Posted: 30 Jun 2008 04:05 PM CDT

Highway 32 closed again Highway 32 is closed at upper Humboldt Road, at the location called Lomo, according to California Highway Patrol reports.

Altered fireworks blamed for loud noises heard in Hamilton City

Posted: 01 Jul 2008 12:39 AM CDT

HAMILTON CITY — The Glenn County Sheriff's Office is investigating modified fireworks that someone set off late Sunday night.

Butte County Sheriff's Office crucial to fire efforts

Posted: 01 Jul 2008 02:33 AM CDT

MAGALIA — When it comes to fires, firefighters are on the front lines. But keeping the entire public safe during a disaster definitely takes a team effort.

Butte County cracks down on fireworks

Posted: 01 Jul 2008 12:36 AM CDT

OROVILLE — If you play with fireworks this year, you may be playing with fire of another type. With fire personnel battling countless blazes in Butte County, the Butte County District Attorney's Office says they will have "zero tolerance" for

Council considers limiting chambers use

Posted: 01 Jul 2008 12:36 AM CDT

CHICO — To keep the City Council Chambers secure and help the city recoup its costs, the council is considering not letting outside groups except governmental agencies use the building.

Crews make headway in fire-ravaged county

Posted: 01 Jul 2008 02:33 AM CDT

The closure of two evacuation shelters and the controlled opening of Highway 70 through the Feather River Canyon were signs Monday that firefighters are getting a handle on Butte County's largest blazes.

Daily Planner: July 1

Posted: 01 Jul 2008 12:36 AM CDT

Community JUDGMENT WORKSHOP: How to do your own divorce; family support issues. Service of Butte County Superior Court.

Drivers, time to hang up: New laws regarding phone use while driving begins today

Posted: 01 Jul 2008 12:36 AM CDT

Starting today, if you want to reach out and touch someone while driving, you better do it without using your hands.

Ed Anderson's column 'Tee to Green': Blofsky shoots lights out in Homestead, Utah

Posted: 01 Jul 2008 02:04 AM CDT

Twenty-four local golfers participated in the Annual "Bushwood" Tournament, which was played this year in Homestead, Utah.

Editorial: Legislators miss another deadline

Posted: 01 Jul 2008 12:35 AM CDT

It's July 1, a critical day in California. But if that date means nothing to you, don't feel bad — it also means nothing to the elected officials who are running this state.

Enloe, union to continue bargaining

Posted: 01 Jul 2008 12:39 AM CDT

CHICO — Negotiators for Enloe Medical Center and the union representing service workers seem ready to continue talking — at least for now.

First West Nile case is actually from last year

Posted: 01 Jul 2008 12:39 AM CDT

HAMILTON CITY — The first 2008 human case of West Nile virus in the north valley has been reported from Glenn County, but it appears to actually be a case from 2007.

Giant flying boat OK'd to use Lake Oroville for fire services

Posted: 01 Jul 2008 12:36 AM CDT

OROVILLE — With thousands of acres blackened, fires blazing and a long fire season still ahead, the state has offered Lake Oroville as a landing spot for the world's largest flying boat.

Glenn grand jury criticizes relationship between education board, office of education

Posted: 01 Jul 2008 12:39 AM CDT

WILLOWS — A new Grand Jury was impaneled in Willows Monday, followed by issuance of a report by the exiting jurors that included some recommendations to the Glenn County Board of Supervisors and Orland City Council, and a rebuke of the

Grand Jury says CUSD properly used bond proceeds

Posted: 01 Jul 2008 12:39 AM CDT

CHICO — After reviewing the history of a bond approved primarily to build a third comprehensive high school in Chico, the Butte County Grand Jury decided the funds are being used properly.

Grand jury impressed with Paradise police

Posted: 01 Jul 2008 12:35 AM CDT

PARADISE — Complaints about excessive force used by Paradise police prompted the Butte County Grand Jury to focus on the department throughout its 2007-2008 law-enforcement review.

Highway 70 now open to one-way escorted traffic

Posted: 30 Jun 2008 06:16 PM CDT

JARBO GAP — Allied agencies managing the Butte Lightning Complex fires evaluated the status of Highway 70 above Jarbo Gap today and opened the road to one-way, escorted traffic at 4 p.

InnerView: Bill Bynum shares love of chess with hundreds of kids

Posted: 01 Jul 2008 12:36 AM CDT

CHICO — In three hours, Bill Bynum can teach 30 kids how to play chess. He's done it countless times.

Letter: History teacher saw another future

Posted: 01 Jul 2008 12:35 AM CDT

Melvin Matthews was a history teacher in Decatur, Illinois in 1940, and he also was our debate leader for a class who had pressing subjects of vital interest to discuss.

Letter: Putting out a different kind of fire

Posted: 01 Jul 2008 12:35 AM CDT

This summer may be one of firefighting and recovery for Butte County, where I serve as a county supervisor.

Letter: Volunteers helped by caring people

Posted: 01 Jul 2008 12:35 AM CDT

Volunteering means the giving of one's self to their community ... freely, a very unselfish act. There are many organizations out there with countless volunteers in Chico, one being the Volunteers In Police Service (VIPS).

Local briefs

Posted: 01 Jul 2008 12:39 AM CDT

Three boat ramps open July 4 OROVILLE — Three Lake Oroville boat ramps will be in useable over the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

On Foot: Not on foot and missing the sun

Posted: 01 Jul 2008 12:36 AM CDT

CHICO — It feels like a hot winter. Not that it is winter, mind you. I know the calendar says July and I know we've already been through winter and spring.

Programs for victims of Humboldt, Ophir fires are changing

Posted: 01 Jul 2008 12:35 AM CDT

Help programs focusing on victims of the Humboldt and Ophir fires are changing. Victims' assistance County representatives will continue to be available at the Magalia Holiday Market, 14001 Lakeridge Circle to help fire victims.

Sidelines: Souza qualifies for Junior Amateur

Posted: 01 Jul 2008 02:04 AM CDT

Incoming Chico State golfer Kyle Souza qualified for the 2008 USGA Junior Amateur Championship to be held at Shoal Creek Country Club in Birmingham, Ala.

Silver Sox hold off Outlaws

Posted: 01 Jul 2008 02:04 AM CDT

The Reno Silver Sox hit four home runs and took advantage of Chico's club record-tying five errors to beat the Outlaws 14-13 Monday at Peccole Park in Reno, Nev.

We're still breathing 'really bad air'

Posted: 01 Jul 2008 02:19 AM CDT

CHICO -- With smoke from wildfires blowing around the north state, air quality has been radically changeable, according to Gail Williams, air-quality planner for the Butte County Air Quality Management District.

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