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Sunday, July 13, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

3 p.m. Fire briefs: Masks, mail and more

Posted: 12 Jul 2008 08:14 PM CDT

Learn about fire safety Butte County Fire Safe Council has a Web site filled with good information about protection against wildland fires.

4 p.m.: Bulletin: Yankee Hill, other folks going home

Posted: 12 Jul 2008 08:14 PM CDT

Several evacuation notices downgraded As of 3 p.m. today, a number of immediate threat evacuation notices were downgraded so that residents can go home, according to Cal Fire officials.

9:00 p.m.: Summary: Better weather, increased containment

Posted: 12 Jul 2008 11:11 PM CDT

Increased humidity and lower temperatures helped quell some fire activity today in Butte County, helping increase containment to 65 percent, but burned acreage has increased.

Baptists bring mobile kitchen to Chico

Posted: 13 Jul 2008 02:05 AM CDT

CHICO -- With oversize spatulas, volunteers stirred a vat of what they called "macaroni surprise" Friday afternoon.

Cruz'n Classic Car Show motors into Durham

Posted: 13 Jul 2008 02:06 AM CDT

DURHAM — The 14th annual Cruz'n Classic Car Show had 174 hot rods and show cars spread across Durham Park Saturday.

Dave Davies' column: Air quality a tough call for sports

Posted: 13 Jul 2008 02:05 AM CDT

It's commendable that the Golden Baseball League's games between the Chico Outlaws and this week's opponents, the Orange County Flyers on Wednesday and the Yuma Scorpions on Friday, were called off due to the hazardous air-quality issues created by

Eighth-graders to face harder math

Posted: 13 Jul 2008 02:06 AM CDT

Junior high school is about to become more difficult for a lot of students. Last week, the State Board of Education decided all eighth-graders must take and be assessed in Algebra I, and schools should bring their students up to the mark within

Having birthdays better than not having them

Posted: 13 Jul 2008 12:42 AM CDT

I know a man who likes to say that most of the things that really get us into trouble are events that just came out of the blue & like a scheduled airliner.

Health officer: Smoke not cancer risk

Posted: 13 Jul 2008 02:06 AM CDT

To have Butte County's blue summer sky blotted out by smoke day after day is certainly unprecedented.

Here are some current north state road projects. New items are marked with bullets.

Posted: 13 Jul 2008 12:43 AM CDT

SACRAMENTO — Intermittent full closures of parts the freeway from Richards Boulevard to the Capitol City Freeway can be expected into July.

Letter: Amused at Herger's answer

Posted: 13 Jul 2008 12:42 AM CDT

It was with scant amusement that I read Congressman Herger's reasoning for not supporting the new G.I.

Letter: Celebrators left many messes

Posted: 13 Jul 2008 12:42 AM CDT

I have a message for the folks who bought and set off the fireworks in the parking lots around town. I was appalled by the sight I was Saturday morning (July 5) in the Food Maxx parking lot in Oroville, and I am sure that is the same sight that

Letter: Cowell Foundation appreciated

Posted: 13 Jul 2008 12:42 AM CDT

On behalf of Youth for Change and our Paradise Ridge Family Resource Center,I would like to extend my sincere appreciation to the Cowell Foundation for its generous grant of $20,000.

Letter: Economic help needed

Posted: 13 Jul 2008 12:42 AM CDT

I'm writing out of desperation and concern. Foothill residents are having lungs, eyes and throats assaulted by smoke, first, by the Humboldt Fire now from the Butte Lightning Complex fires.

Letter: Gratitude for foothill community

Posted: 13 Jul 2008 12:42 AM CDT

As a community member of Forest Ranch I would like to offer my heartfelt gratitude to all the individuals and organizations that have stepped forward to help our community retain a vital part of our community, our school.

Letter: Just a reminder for the court

Posted: 13 Jul 2008 12:42 AM CDT

Just a little reminder for the California Supreme Court: God created Adam and Eve not Adam and Steve.

Letter: Leave when it's mandatory

Posted: 13 Jul 2008 12:42 AM CDT

Fellow letter writer Teri Henley recently excoriated people who don't immediately pack up and leave when given a "precautionary evacuation alert.

Letter: Major change needed

Posted: 13 Jul 2008 12:42 AM CDT

So here we are in a presidential election year discussing listening to all the pros and cons of both parties.

Letter: Marriage amendment info needed

Posted: 13 Jul 2008 12:42 AM CDT

Why haven't the editors given space to the case pending on marriage amendment?There is a likelihood the court will remove this amendment from the ballot before or after the election.

Letter: Questions for politicians

Posted: 13 Jul 2008 12:42 AM CDT

Those of us who work hard, raise our families and support our country have a few questions to ask politicians who tell us they know what is best for us.

Letter: Thanks for the Oroville supervisor

Posted: 13 Jul 2008 12:42 AM CDT

Appreciation must be given to Supervisor (Bill) Connelly for his efforts during this tragic time of destruction caused by the fires.

On the Bookshelf: "Tin Lizzie"

Posted: 13 Jul 2008 12:42 AM CDT

"You gotta have wheels!" is what the grandfather in "Tin Lizzie" is always telling his four grandchildren.

On the fire line: Sacramento team's long day protecting Paradise

Posted: 13 Jul 2008 02:05 AM CDT

PARADISE -- It's Wednesday afternoon, July 9, and at the eastern edge of Paradise, haze begins to lift, revealing several plumes of smoke rising inside the V-shaped canyon of the West Branch of the Feather River.

Outlaws find killer instinct, put away Yuma

Posted: 13 Jul 2008 02:06 AM CDT

CHICO — Up just two runs going into the 1.5 innings of Saturday's game against the Yuma Scorpions, the Outlaws displayed how some facets in their execution have changed since the two teams opened the season in Arizona nearly two months ago.

Road work

Posted: 13 Jul 2008 02:05 AM CDT

Here are some current north state road projects. New items are marked with bullets. Interstate 5 SACRAMENTO — Intermittent full closures of parts the freeway from Richards Boulevard to the Capitol City Freeway can be expected into July.

Rolls, reds don't stop Kaeding

Posted: 13 Jul 2008 02:05 AM CDT

Something at Silver Dollar Speedway Saturday night made the 410 winged sprint drivers want to flip. Seven flipped cars, and the ensuing seven red flags, turned the main event into more than an hour of racing, and in the end, it was Campbell driver

Simply Golden: Benavidez able to put the fire in his eyes

Posted: 13 Jul 2008 02:05 AM CDT

Julian Benavidez figured his summer in Chico would probably be one of his final seasons in professional baseball, not an informal kickstart to his prospective career as a firefighter.

Smoke clears enough for Slice of Chico

Posted: 13 Jul 2008 12:43 AM CDT

CHICO — The air cleared enough Saturday for Slice of Chico to continue as planned with sidewalk sales and free watermelon slices.

There are evacuations in some of these areas and conditions change with the fire situations, so call first to confirm events have not been canceled.

Posted: 13 Jul 2008 12:42 AM CDT

Community BIDWELL MANSION STATE HISTORIC PARK, CHICO: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Home of John and Annie Bidwell, Chico founders, 525 The Esplanade.

Weather cooperates: Increased humidity, fewer winds help firefighters

Posted: 13 Jul 2008 02:05 AM CDT

CONCOW -- Increased humidity and fewer winds have given firefighters an edge in the Butte Lightning Complex fires, pushing back flames and allowing some people to return home.

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