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Friday, July 18, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

9:30 a.m.: Highway 32 still closed; fire nearing containment

Posted: 17 Jul 2008 01:04 PM CDT

Highway 32 remained closed east of Chico this morning as fire crews continued to battle the Butte Lightning Complex Fires.

Area 1 Playoffs: Post 95 runs into setback

Posted: 18 Jul 2008 02:06 AM CDT

RED BLUFF — Some argued that the game was decided by the umpires, and that's a very likely possibility.

Bush surveys record-breaking California wildfires

Posted: 17 Jul 2008 11:39 PM CDT

REDDING -- President Bush offered federal help and encouragement Thursday to some of the 25,000 firefighters working under a blazing sun to contain wildfires that make up the single largest fire event ever recorded in California.

Bush visits north state to survey record-breaking wildfires

Posted: 17 Jul 2008 06:48 PM CDT

REDDING (AP) — President Bush offered federal help and encouragement Thursday to some of the 25,000 firefighters working under a blazing sun to contain wildfires that make up the single largest fire event ever recorded in California.

Butte College seeks Extreme Makeover projects

Posted: 18 Jul 2008 02:05 AM CDT

OROVILLE — For 2008 Make a Difference Day, Butte College is taking its lead from the popular television series, "Extreme Makeover" calling its volunteer project Extreme Community Makeovers: Butte-Glenn Edition.

Butte County's Most Wanted

Posted: 18 Jul 2008 02:06 AM CDT

Here are several people being sought by Butte County law enforcement agencies: Joshua Allen Gartner The Butte County Sheriff's Office is seeking Joshua Allen Gartner for felony warrants charging him with failing to appear, violation of probation,

Cause of Oroville deaths remains inconclusive

Posted: 18 Jul 2008 02:06 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Crime scene investigators aren't sure a gun was involved in the deaths of a woman and two children found in an apartment Wednesday, victims of what police said appears to be a homicide-suicide.

Containment of Butte lightning fires remains same

Posted: 18 Jul 2008 02:06 AM CDT

CHICO -- Containment on the Butte Lightning Complex fires remained at 80 percent Thursday, but officials were hoping to report a higher number sometime this morning.

Correction

Posted: 18 Jul 2008 02:06 AM CDT

Fire investigators are looking for information about a white panel van with no company name and a roof rack on it in connection with the suspected arson in the Humboldt Fire.

Daily Planner

Posted: 17 Jul 2008 11:50 PM CDT

Today Events FREE WINE TASTING: 5-7 p.m. Music, food and wine at the 3rd Street Gallery. Hosted by Arc of Butte County and regional vineyards.

Death investigations put Glenn coroner's costs over budget

Posted: 18 Jul 2008 02:06 AM CDT

WILLOWS — Death is getting more expensive for Glenn County. Addressing the Board of Supervisors as coroner at a regular meeting Tuesday, Sheriff Larry Jones requested $12,000 from the county contingency fund to cover unanticipated expenses

Editorial: Apology a small win for taxpayers

Posted: 17 Jul 2008 11:50 PM CDT

With little discussion late in the evening, long after most citizens had gone to bed, the Chico City Council on Tuesday approved a $9.

FDA declares it's OK to eat tomatoes again

Posted: 17 Jul 2008 11:39 PM CDT

WASHINGTON -- It's OK to eat all kinds of tomatoes again, the U.S. government declared Thursday — lifting its salmonella warning on the summer favorites amid signs that the record outbreak, while not over, may finally be slowing.

Feather River Hospital cleared to open

Posted: 17 Jul 2008 07:07 PM CDT

PARADISE — Feather River Hospital will open its doors again at 9 a.m. Friday. The hospital was cleared late this afternoon to re-open, said Maureen Wisener, a spokeswoman for Feather River.

Feather River Hospital to reopen today

Posted: 18 Jul 2008 02:06 AM CDT

PARADISE -- Feather River Hospital was expected to reopen at 9 a.m. today after being closed for 10 days.

Fit One owner helps evacuees, firefighters

Posted: 18 Jul 2008 02:06 AM CDT

CHICO -- When owner Tony DeLuca opened Fit One, he wanted it to be more than a high service athletic club — he wanted it to act as a community center as well.

Four county areas may have mosquitos carrying West Nile virus

Posted: 18 Jul 2008 02:05 AM CDT

Four widely separated areas of Butte County may be harboring mosquitos carrying West Nile virus. In a press release issued today, the Butte County Mosquito and Vector Control District said birds in Chico, Thermalito, Biggs and Magalia have all

Letter: Banks have obligation to stay open

Posted: 17 Jul 2008 11:50 PM CDT

Weird stuff happens when people are under stress. Bank of America, that big bank in little Paradise, decided to close up last week to escape the smoke.

Letter: GCOE much better now

Posted: 17 Jul 2008 11:50 PM CDT

Peter Verboom's letter to the editor didn't reveal Joni Samples engineering his sweetheart real estate deal.

Letter: Orland shows its heart

Posted: 17 Jul 2008 11:51 PM CDT

Orland has again shown its big heart. Our thanks go out to Police Chief Bob Pasero, Orland Unified Schools Superintendent Chris von Kleist, Orland VIPS and the many volunteers, merchants and riders who gave so generously to make the Sun Burn

Letter: Samples cost county money

Posted: 17 Jul 2008 11:51 PM CDT

Last week, Peter Verboom asked, "How much did Tim Crews of the Valley Mirror, a self-proclaimed fiscal watchdog, cost Glenn County classrooms?

Local briefs

Posted: 18 Jul 2008 02:06 AM CDT

Chico State is top 'green' college Chico State University was recently named on a list of colleges in the nation that are leaders in sustainability and environmental awareness.

Man sentenced, may face prison for high-speed chase

Posted: 18 Jul 2008 02:06 AM CDT

OROVILLE - An Oroville man who led police on a 37-mile , 100-mph chase, could serve a two-year prison sentence, handed down Thursday, at a state drug recovery facility.

New tracking system shows high dropout rate in schools

Posted: 18 Jul 2008 02:06 AM CDT

Across the state about one out of every four students does not graduate from high school, according to data released Wednesday by the California Department of Education.

Obama campaign raises $52 million in June

Posted: 17 Jul 2008 11:39 PM CDT

WASHINGTON -- Though he's raking in the cash so far, Barack Obama 's decision to forgo public funds for the fall campaign means he must keep up his torrid pace — a tall order that will tax his time, test his Internet support and require the

Outlaws begin search for a better half

Posted: 18 Jul 2008 02:06 AM CDT

Worth bringing up because they are pertinent to the current state of the Outlaws season are those famed lyrics from that Johnny Nash 1972 hit single — "I can see clearly now the rain is gone/I can see all obstacles in my way.

Pinching pennies? Use these tips in the garden

Posted: 17 Jul 2008 11:51 PM CDT

"Prune spending and you'll harvest dollars," my farm-reared grandmother used to say, which endures as a practical approach to gardening in this period of fast-rising fuel and food costs.

Police Report

Posted: 18 Jul 2008 02:06 AM CDT

The following property crimes were reported recently to the Chico Police Department: RESIDENTIAL BURGLARIES July 10 — 800 block of Orient Street.

Ridge garden club meets Monday

Posted: 17 Jul 2008 11:50 PM CDT

PARADISE -- The Paradise Garden Club will meet at 1 p.m. Monday at the Terry Ashe Recreation Center on the Skyway in Paradise.

Sidelines: El Rancho Chico takes District 47

Posted: 18 Jul 2008 02:06 AM CDT

El Rancho beat Durham twice 10-5, 13-3, Lake Oroville 12-3 and then Orland two times 7-6 and 5-2 to claim the title.

Sow There: Mulch moving magic

Posted: 17 Jul 2008 11:50 PM CDT

I've pretty much gone mulch mad. For months we've had a fairly significant pile of mulch in the driveway.

Steve Carson: Fire concerns for wildlife are discussed at quarterly meeting

Posted: 18 Jul 2008 02:06 AM CDT

Department of Fish and Game wildlife biologist for Butte County Henry Lomeli reported that although the current fire situation is not good for animals or humans, the long-term effects are very good for the wildlife of Butte County.

West Nile virus detected

Posted: 17 Jul 2008 02:08 PM CDT

Four widely separated areas of Butte County may be harboring mosquitos carrying West Nile virus. In a press release issued today, the Butte County Mosquito and Vector Control District said birds in Chico, Thermalito, Biggs and Magalia have all

Woman in hit-and-run of waitress sentenced after plea bargain

Posted: 18 Jul 2008 02:06 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- A woman who used her car to run down a Chico waitress during a confrontation over an unpaid tab was sentenced Thursday to slightly more than six years in prison for the crime.

Wounded, dehydrated Mr Ed rescued from fire

Posted: 18 Jul 2008 02:06 AM CDT

UPPER LAKE — Mr. Ed is back home. The horse was found injured Tuesday by firefighters working on the western edge of the Mill Fire in Lake County, where nearly 3,000 acres have burned.

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