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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

A self-imposed grounding

Posted: 19 Aug 2008 11:13 PM CDT

A trio of mergansers relax in the shade around Alligator Hole in upper Bidwell Park on Tuesday. These birds are generally found in freshwater habitats.

Briefs

Posted: 19 Aug 2008 11:14 PM CDT

ORLAND — The Orland Buttes boat ramp at Black Butte Lake has closed for the summer. Visitors will still find plenty of water in Black Butte Lake to accommodate their favorite pastimes.

Butte, Glenn counties medal at State Fair

Posted: 19 Aug 2008 11:14 PM CDT

SACRAMENTO — Exhibits by both Butte County and Glenn County have garnered medals at the California State Fair.

Community Roundup: Butte United Legacy wins Woodland tourney

Posted: 20 Aug 2008 02:12 AM CDT

The Butte United Legacy girls U14 soccer team opened its season by winning the Woodland Sunshine Classic tournament.

Correction for August 20

Posted: 19 Aug 2008 11:14 PM CDT

A table of test results for local schools misreported Willows High School's score in the English language arts portion of STAR tests, taken by students last spring.

Council rebuffs impeachment effort

Posted: 20 Aug 2008 02:11 AM CDT

CHICO -- Deciding it wasn't an issue for the city to take a stance on, the Chico City Council Tuesday night turned down a group of residents wanting support in an effort to impeach the president and vice president.

Crash fatality identified as middle school teacher

Posted: 19 Aug 2008 11:13 PM CDT

OROVILLE — A man who died Monday afternoon in a pickup accident near Marysville was identified Tuesday as a teacher at Central Middle School.

Daily Planner: August 20

Posted: 19 Aug 2008 11:13 PM CDT

Events SUMMER SPEAKER SERIES: 7-8:30 p.m. Lake Oroville State Recreation Area Visitor Center, 917 Kelly Ridge Road.

Daily Planner: August 21

Posted: 19 Aug 2008 11:13 PM CDT

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

Editorial: Experience a unique rural fair

Posted: 19 Aug 2008 11:13 PM CDT

The Butte County Fair opens its five-day run today in Gridley. The county fair is distinctly different from the Silver Dollar Fair in Chico, with much more of a down-home feel that's true to the fair's rural roots.

Errors hurt in Outlaws' fifth straight loss

Posted: 20 Aug 2008 02:12 AM CDT

LONG BEACH — They were two impressionable pitchers desperately wanting momentum and winning themselves some valiantly Tuesday night until defensive miscues crashed the party.

Fair prep

Posted: 19 Aug 2008 10:57 PM CDT

Danny Sharpstene (left in Photo 1) and Robert Tucker set up the "Dizzy Dragon" ride for the Butte County Fair, which opens today at the fairgrounds in Gridley.

Fire standards will help guide growth

Posted: 19 Aug 2008 11:13 PM CDT

OROVILLE — With raging wildfires still fresh in everybody's mind, the Butte County supervisors adopted fire protection standards that will guide future development.

Glenn budget squeeze tightens

Posted: 19 Aug 2008 11:13 PM CDT

WILLOWS — Glenn County officials have reduced an estimated budget shortfall from $1.3 million to $700,000, but it's not enough to keep them from having to figure out what further services — or jobs — they have to cut.

Glenn's Most Wanted for August 20

Posted: 19 Aug 2008 11:14 PM CDT

Here are several people being sought by Glenn County law enforcement agencies: Prisella Andreina Gonzalez The Glenn County Sheriff's Office is seeking Prisella Andreina Gonzalez for felony possession of a controlled substance and six counts of

Hogging the attention

Posted: 19 Aug 2008 11:13 PM CDT

Sandra Swanstrom, 15, of Durham, trims her sleeping pig Al on Tuesday in preparation for the Butte County Fair, which opens today in Gridley.

Information sought about mystery kayak

Posted: 19 Aug 2008 11:33 PM CDT

STIRLING CITY -- An expensive kayak found on the banks of Little Kimshew Creek 11 days ago, apparently with no one around, has become the center of a growing mystery.

Letter: Been there, done that

Posted: 19 Aug 2008 11:13 PM CDT

Diplomacy has always interested me, having been married to an American diplomat. Speaking in Berlin recently, Sen.

Letter: Course helps experience park's beauty

Posted: 19 Aug 2008 11:13 PM CDT

I am writing to express my concern about the possibility of closing the disc golf course in upper Bidwell Park.

Letter: Disc golfers help care for course

Posted: 19 Aug 2008 11:13 PM CDT

I am the president of the Riverbend Park Disc Golf Club. As president of the club, I help organize fundraisers, charity events, park cleanups and much more.

Letter: Don't let the minority rule

Posted: 19 Aug 2008 11:13 PM CDT

To begin, I would like to thank everyone involved in the planning and building process for the Sherwood Forest kids' disc golf course.

Letter: Hit yakking drivers in the wallet

Posted: 19 Aug 2008 11:13 PM CDT

It is totally obvious that many if not most "verbally compulsive" drivers in Chico could give a hoot about the new hands-free cell phone law.

Linens 'n Things to close Chico store

Posted: 19 Aug 2008 11:33 PM CDT

CHICO -- Chico's Linens 'n Things on Forest Avenue will be among the 57 stores the New Jersey-based corporation plans on closing.

Man killed in crash was middle school teacher

Posted: 20 Aug 2008 02:11 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- A man who died Monday afternoon in a pickup accident near Marysville was identified Tuesday as a teacher at Central Middle School.

Obama and veep choice to campaign Saturday

Posted: 19 Aug 2008 11:33 PM CDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Barack Obama's newly minted running mate will join the Democratic hopeful onstage Saturday at a rally in this capital city where Obama launched his White House bid, a campaign official said.

Outlaws Notebook: GBL teams forced to learn rules of the road

Posted: 20 Aug 2008 02:12 AM CDT

LONG BEACH — By the time the Outlaws return home from their current 10-day road trip that moves from Southern California later this week to Utah and concludes in Arizona next week, they will have traveled 2,054 total miles destination to

Sidelines: Wildcats picked to win CCAA title

Posted: 20 Aug 2008 02:12 AM CDT

The Chico State women's soccer team, which captured its first California Collegiate Athletic Association title in 2007, has been tabbed to repeat as CCAA champion in 2008 following a vote of the conference's head coaches.

Suspect in attempted repair scam identified

Posted: 19 Aug 2008 11:13 PM CDT

CHICO -- Police believe they know the name of a man who attempted to defraud an elderly Chico woman in a roadside repair scam last April; they just don't know where to find him.

Sweet Basil and the Bee: Cipollini is Italian for 'button,' and other morsels from Al Vogel

Posted: 19 Aug 2008 11:13 PM CDT

Meet a Farmer, Al Vogel CHICO — Buying yellow tomatoes or fresh peaches from Al Vogel is an experience rather than a transaction.

Teachers hired back at last minute

Posted: 19 Aug 2008 11:13 PM CDT

CHICO -- The walls in Karen Netterville's classroom at Chico High School presented shining white blankness Monday afternoon, just four days after the start of school.

Unusual calls busy Glenn deputies

Posted: 19 Aug 2008 11:14 PM CDT

WILLOWS — While helping to look for the suspect in an alleged kidnapping Monday morning, Glenn County sheriff's deputies were also busy investigating several other unusual incidents in the Orland, Hamilton City and Willows areas.

Waterlogged ATM not listed as stolen

Posted: 19 Aug 2008 11:13 PM CDT

OROVILLE -- An Oroville woman whose children pulled an ATM from the Feather River Thursday said the five-foot-tall machine appeared to be fairly new, and had obviously been broken into.

Youth Builds Day set for Saturday

Posted: 19 Aug 2008 11:14 PM CDT

By Staff Reports CHICO — Building on their dream of homeownership, the Miles family will celebrate a milestone in the construction of their new home, and the community may take part during Youth Builds Day on Saturday.

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