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Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

7:20 p.m.: Craig Fire prompts immediate threat evacuations

Posted: 05 Aug 2008 09:23 PM CDT

FORBESTOWN — The Butte County Sheriff's Office has ordered immediate threat evacuations of Onyett, Cedar Creek, Mills Ranch and Kanaka Ranch roads north of Lumpkin Road, as the Craig Fire continues to grow.

8 a.m.: Smoke, wreck, thunder

Posted: 05 Aug 2008 10:06 AM CDT

Smoke on the horizon, trouble on the road, and the potential of fire from the sky are all on tap today.

Almost two months of fires have claimed 202 dwellings

Posted: 06 Aug 2008 12:04 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- With a new fire closing roads and spurring evacuation concerns in the foothills, Butte County's Board of Supervisors were given a quick rundown on what nearly two months of blazes have done.

Assemblyman's bill signed, allowing fire safe councils to hire inmates

Posted: 06 Aug 2008 12:04 AM CDT

SACRAMENTO — A bill authored by Assemblyman Rick Keene, R-Chico, that aids wildfire prevention work was signed into law by Gov.

Bertagna says he will not seek fourth term

Posted: 06 Aug 2008 12:04 AM CDT

CHICO — With three terms behind him, Chico City Councilor Steve Bertagna said Tuesday he will not seek a fourth term on the council.

Bertagna won't seek fourth term on City Council

Posted: 05 Aug 2008 10:58 PM CDT

CHICO -- With three terms behind him, Chico City Councilor Steve Bertagna said Tuesday he will not seek a fourth term on the council.

Briefs

Posted: 06 Aug 2008 12:04 AM CDT

OROVILLE — A Butte County Jail inmate who escaped from Oroville Hospital Sunday evening was in custody less than 24 hours before trying to flee.

Butte County sues state water agency over Oroville Dam

Posted: 05 Aug 2008 08:04 PM CDT

OROVILLE — The Butte County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to sue the state Department of Water Resources after a closed-session discussion today.

Butte County won't put casinos on ballot, plans hearings instead

Posted: 05 Aug 2008 08:07 PM CDT

OROVILLE — The Butte County Board of Supervisors nixed a proposed advisory vote on future Indian casinos.

Canada bus beheading suspect says "please kill me"

Posted: 05 Aug 2008 10:58 PM CDT

TORONTO -- A man accused of stabbing and beheading another passenger on a Greyhound bus in Canada pleaded Tuesday in court for someone to "please kill me," and was ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.

Community Roundup: Suns Blue win Area 1, qualify for state tourney

Posted: 06 Aug 2008 02:09 AM CDT

Nolan Atkins' RBI single in the bottom of the 11th inning gave the Chico Suns Blue Junior American Legion team a 1-0 victory over Davis and the Area 1 Junior Championship in Redding, giving the Suns a berth in the state championships in Yountville.

Community unites against crime

Posted: 06 Aug 2008 12:04 AM CDT

CHICO -- Hundreds showed their concern about crime and drug use Tuesday by attending a free concert at City Plaza, or one of 31 official neighborhood gatherings, as Chico celebrated its version of National Night Out.

Corrections for August 6

Posted: 06 Aug 2008 12:04 AM CDT

An article July 25 incorrectly stated the Insurance Information Network of California ranked Chico 77th nationwide for car theft rates.

County sues Water Resources over dam relicensing

Posted: 06 Aug 2008 12:04 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Butte County's years-long battle with the state Department of Water Resources over the alleged costs of having the Oroville Dam complex here took a new turn Tuesday when the Board of Supervisors voted to file suit against the state

Craig Fire prompts immediate threat evacuations

Posted: 06 Aug 2008 02:08 AM CDT

FEATHER FALLS -- The Butte County Sheriff's Office ordered immediate threat evacuations of several streets north of Lumpkin Road Tuesday, as the Craig Fire continued to grow.

Daily Planner: August 6

Posted: 05 Aug 2008 10:59 PM CDT

Community BLOOD DRIVE: Donor hours 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday. BloodSource, 555 Rio Lindo Ave., Chico. 893-5433.

Daily Planner: August 7

Posted: 05 Aug 2008 10:59 PM CDT

Events THURSDAY NIGHT MARKET, PARADISE: 5-8 p.m. Paradise City Park, Pearson Road at Black Olive. Through Aug.

Editorial: Danger not over when fires are out

Posted: 05 Aug 2008 10:59 PM CDT

This is the worst year on record locally for fires, and other disasters may follow. As much acreage as the fires since June have gobbled up, it still seems like everything is burning.

Glenn's most wanted for August 6

Posted: 06 Aug 2008 12:04 AM CDT

Here are several people being sought by Glenn County law enforcement agencies: Jose Sandoval Espindola The Glenn County Sheriff's Office is seeking Jose Sandoval Espindola for three counts of kidnapping and two counts of kidnapping a child under 14

Growth concerns as varied as the options

Posted: 06 Aug 2008 02:08 AM CDT

CHICO -- While local builders and developers are concerned that limiting how far the city's boundaries can expand will lead to expensive homes, those concerned about the environment feel not doing so could lead to potential harm.

Guest of the Bidwells

Posted: 05 Aug 2008 10:58 PM CDT

CHICO — Saturday, a group of friends gathered inside Bidwell Mansion at Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park in Chico to dine much the way it was done 150 years ago, with the foods of the season.

Letter: 'We' means 'all of us'

Posted: 05 Aug 2008 10:59 PM CDT

Reading Kathryn Lopez's latest column on Aug. 1, 2008, has made me consider Sen. Obama's words. It seems that Lopez has confused pronouns, with the "we" changing to "I" in her mind.

Letter: Communication failure in Glenn

Posted: 05 Aug 2008 10:59 PM CDT

It seems that we have a "failure to communicate" in Glenn County. There are those who claim they can "fix" things but are not willing to do so.

Letter: Herger needs to do his homework

Posted: 05 Aug 2008 10:59 PM CDT

Our illustrious congressman, Wally Herger — how many times have we seen him on Sunday talk shows in the past decade?

Letter: Quintessential capitalism?

Posted: 05 Aug 2008 10:59 PM CDT

A major newspaper recently reported a woman shooting herself because of foreclosure on her home. With her body still in her home, interested buyers are strolling through.

Luscious: Berry Festival is Saturday

Posted: 05 Aug 2008 10:58 PM CDT

BERRY CREEK — The 10th annual Berry Creek Berry Festival will take place 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Mosquito fogging scheduled tonight

Posted: 05 Aug 2008 06:09 PM CDT

Mosquito fogging is planned tonight south of Chico and in the Biggs area, according to the Butte County Mosquito and Vector Control District.

No move made on key interest rate

Posted: 05 Aug 2008 10:58 PM CDT

WASHINGTON -- Confronted by problems at every turn — rising unemployment, shaky growth, credit troubles and creeping inflation — the Federal Reserve left an important interest rate unchanged, taking a gamble that for now the best move

No vote on casinos, but board will hold hearing

Posted: 06 Aug 2008 12:04 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- A proposed advisory vote on future Indian casinos in Butte County was pretty much dead on arrival before the Board of Supervisors Tuesday, but the panel has decided to hold a comprehensive hearing on the impact of gambling on both the

Orland man given life sentence for murder of Red Bluff woman

Posted: 06 Aug 2008 12:04 AM CDT

OROVILLE — The man convicted of murdering a Red Bluff woman last year at a ranch off Ord Ferry Road southwest of Chico was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison.

Outlaws notebook: Caughey enlists GSM to potenitally help get him back to affiliated ball

Posted: 06 Aug 2008 02:09 AM CDT

CHICO — In an effort to capitalize on what is becoming the finest season of his seven-year career, Trevor Caughey has signed on with Global Sports Management to help promote that success to major league organizations.

Outlaws steal win behind Sheridan, aggressive baserunning

Posted: 06 Aug 2008 02:09 AM CDT

CHICO — Not until last weekend, when he moved in with fellow pitcher Berek Fasking, did Eric Sheridan have an address in town to settle into.

Sidelines: CUSD athletic transportation fees rise

Posted: 06 Aug 2008 02:08 AM CDT

Rising fuel and vehicle maintenance costs have resulted in higher costs for Chico Unified School District student athletes.

Sweet Basil & the Bee: Welcome to the Table — Locals prepare for Slow Food Nation in San Francisco

Posted: 05 Aug 2008 10:58 PM CDT

Red Tavern Restaurant owner Craig Thomas traded in his white chef's coat for a shovel last month and joined his family to help install a Victory Garden in front of San Francisco's City Hall.

Woman apparently drowns at Thermalito Forebay

Posted: 06 Aug 2008 12:04 AM CDT

OROVILLE — An Oroville woman died Saturday afternoon in an apparent drowning at the North Thermalito Forebay Recreation Area.

Woman may lose hand after car crash

Posted: 06 Aug 2008 12:04 AM CDT

GRIDLEY — A Live Oak woman was transported to Enloe Medical Center in Chico by helicopter Tuesday morning after her left hand and forearm were mangled in a rollover collision.

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