Thursday, July 10, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

12:30 p.m. : Bulletin: Fire officials ask for help

Posted: 09 Jul 2008 04:33 PM CDT

Worried about spotting Fire officials are warning that there is a strong possibility of spot fires igniting in Paradise throughout the day.

5:25 p.m.: Animal evacuation site full

Posted: 09 Jul 2008 07:29 PM CDT

Chico State University Farm no longer taking large animals The Chico State University Farm on Hegen Lane is now full and cannot take any more large animals.

8 p.m. Summary: Not much change in Camp Fire today

Posted: 09 Jul 2008 10:06 PM CDT

The Camp Fire didn't advance much Wednesday, and no more structures were lost. Evacuations remain in effect for the eastern part of Paradise, along with eastern Magalia and areas along the West Branch of the Feather River south of Paradise.

Animal rescue agencies need volunteers for fire emergency

Posted: 10 Jul 2008 04:29 AM CDT

CHICO — The North Valley Animal Disaster Group is looking for hands-on volunteers to help at two shelters caring for pets evacuated from Butte County fire zones.

Boys, Girls Club sees 13th

Posted: 10 Jul 2008 02:02 AM CDT

CHICO — It was a lot of fun and a big success, according to those who took part in the 13th birthday celebration of the Boys and Girls Club, 270 e.

Chico State dorms opened to firefighters

Posted: 10 Jul 2008 04:28 AM CDT

CHICO — Firefighters are enjoying cool air, a warm bed and a clean kitchen at Chico State University's off-campus dorms under an accommodation agreement between the university and Cal Fire.

Chico State farm's guests stressed but OK

Posted: 10 Jul 2008 04:26 AM CDT

CHICO — They may be evacuees, but the dozens of horses and other animals currently at the Chico State University Farm seem to be doing just fine, animal volunteers said.

College caring for evacuees who need special attention

Posted: 10 Jul 2008 04:27 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Walter Zwicker used to teach graphic arts courses at Butte College. On Wednesday morning, he found himself back on the college campus — but as an evacuee, rather than a professor.

Communities still threatened: Camp Fire evacuation area widens

Posted: 10 Jul 2008 04:22 AM CDT

PARADISE -- Fire crews were able to prevent further loss of structures in the Concow area Wednesday, after flames from the Camp Fire consumed 40 homes and at least 10 outbuildings Tuesday.

Cooling centers help beat heat

Posted: 10 Jul 2008 02:03 AM CDT

With temperatures in the triple digits, several cooling centers have opened in the area: Chico — The Community Center, 545 Vallombrosa Ave.

Crews come from as far as Midwest to assist Butte in wildfire battle

Posted: 10 Jul 2008 04:25 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- Oroville Supervisor Bill Connelly had one specific request for Cal Fire-Butte County Fire Chief Henri Brachais.

Daily Planner: July 10

Posted: 10 Jul 2008 02:01 AM CDT

Events ENLOE FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER: 9:30-10:30 a.m. Free. Simple Art for Children. Children's workshop to make simple artwork, presented by Valley Oak Children's Services.

Doctors sickened over Herger's Medicare vote

Posted: 10 Jul 2008 02:03 AM CDT

CHICO — Congressman Wally Herger, R-Chico, has been seeing a lot of doctors lately, but not because he's ill.

Downside of CFLs lies with their disposal

Posted: 10 Jul 2008 02:03 AM CDT

As more Butte County residents board the "green" wave, recycling advocates are pushing to extend the message about proper disposal of compact fluorescent light bulbs, and the negative impact they could have in landfills if they're tossed into the

Editorial: Smoke's bad, but heat's killer

Posted: 10 Jul 2008 02:01 AM CDT

With all the smoke in the air, it can be easy to ignore the other danger facing local residents this week: the heat.

Feather River Hospital remains closed

Posted: 10 Jul 2008 04:26 AM CDT

PARADISE — Officials at Feather River Hospital hoped they might be able to re-open the facility Wednesday afternoon, but that wasn't feasible because of the poor air quality, said Maureen Wisener, a representative for the hospital.

Former local weatherman stunned over loss in Concow

Posted: 10 Jul 2008 04:29 AM CDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Dave Vanore was shaken Wednesday when he learned at least 40 homes had been destroyed Tuesday as flames raged through Concow.

Letter: Actions and words differ

Posted: 10 Jul 2008 02:01 AM CDT

Over a year ago, wewere toldthat our city is operating at a huge projected budget deficit.Since then, the public has been encouraged to attend budget workshops, even though Mayor Andy Holcombe admitted that he does not intend to act on any of the

Letter: All should be welcome in the park

Posted: 10 Jul 2008 02:01 AM CDT

Paragliders should feel welcome in Bidwell Park. The continued presence of colorful sails over the park's slopes isn't an indication that the sky is falling.

Letter: Let the buyer beware

Posted: 10 Jul 2008 02:01 AM CDT

Commenting on Dan Nguyen-Tan's Blog Log excerpt printed on June 30, I agree that seven residential units per acre does not need to be scary.

Letter: Lose the stereotype of bikers

Posted: 10 Jul 2008 02:01 AM CDT

With gas prices soaring there aremore and more people beginning to ride motorcycles to save money. This is to inform the motorists, and the Chico PD, that you cannot have a stereotype for street bike riders anymore.

Lions All-Star festivities under way

Posted: 10 Jul 2008 12:16 AM CDT

REDDING — The 2008 prep football season is now under way, even if the guys playing in the first game will also have to deal with college classes and registering for the Selective Service.

Local Briefs

Posted: 10 Jul 2008 02:03 AM CDT

Second West Nile bird confirmed ARTOIS — Glenn County health officials Wednesday reported a second dead bird found in the Blue Gum area has tested positive for West Nile virus.

North State Voices: Turning a negative into a positive

Posted: 10 Jul 2008 02:01 AM CDT

"Yeah, right&" I didn't actually say them out loud, but after listening to a pitch for Vacation Bible School, those two words composed my first impression.

Nuts outscore Yolo in slugfest

Posted: 10 Jul 2008 12:16 AM CDT

Gene Griffin, Patrick Randolph and Jordan Schwarz all collected four hits apiece in another astonishing display for the Chico Nuts American Legion baseball team as part of a 26-hit effort in a 16-14 win over Yolo Post 77 on Wednesday in Woodland.

Salvation Army captains assigned to new post

Posted: 10 Jul 2008 02:02 AM CDT

CHICO — Salvation Army Captains David and Lola Davis, who arrived in Chico just over a year ago, have finished their tasks here and are preparing for a new assignment in Longview, Wash.

Shades of Caddyshack: Chico Unified School District blasting gophers

Posted: 10 Jul 2008 02:03 AM CDT

CHICO -- Throughout the summer, residents living near school athletic fields may wake to unexpected booms.

Sidelines: Air conditions postpone Outlaws-Flyers game

Posted: 10 Jul 2008 12:16 AM CDT

Wednesday night's Chico Outlaws game against the Orange County Flyers at Nettleton Stadium was canceled due to the poor air quality in Chico from the fires burning throughout Butte County.

Threatened homes are gel protected

Posted: 10 Jul 2008 04:22 AM CDT

PARADISE -- If there's any justice in the world, the Dean Road home Dan and Peggy Thomas share with six adopted special needs children and about a dozen assorted animals will be spared by flames.

What you need to know about the Humane Society

Posted: 10 Jul 2008 02:02 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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