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Thursday, July 31, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

$2.6 million renovation on court's docket

Posted: 30 Jul 2008 10:56 PM CDT

OROVILLE -- With last week's appointment of a new judge and another anticipated next year, the Butte County Superior Court in Oroville is undergoing extensive expansion and remodeling.

11:30 a.m.: New Highway 70 fire grows to nearly 2,400 acres

Posted: 30 Jul 2008 01:40 PM CDT

RICH BAR — Mandatory evacuations have been ordered by the Plumas County Sheriff's Office for the area north of Highway 70 bounded by the communities of Rush Creek, Virgilia and Rich Bar, due to the Rich Fire.

Art briefs

Posted: 30 Jul 2008 07:32 PM CDT

Mixed media at Healing Art Gallery CHICO -- The Healing Art Gallery, at the Enloe Cancer Center, is featuring a mixed media exhibit by Claudia Steel through the beginning of October.

Biblio File: Grass Valley author remembers days as LAPD motorcycle officer

Posted: 30 Jul 2008 07:32 PM CDT

William W. "Bill" Wilhelm spent 20 years with the Los Angeles Police Department, 18 of them as a "motor officer.

Book review: Al Young's poetry collection captures feeling of blues music

Posted: 30 Jul 2008 07:32 PM CDT

I am an avid fan of the blues, so a poetry book like Al Young's, "Something About the Blues: An Unlikely Collection of Poetry," which captures the unmistakable feeling of blues music, won me over right away.

Bush signs housing bill to provide mortgage relief

Posted: 30 Jul 2008 10:58 PM CDT

WASHINGTON -- President Bush on Wednesday signed a massive housing bill intended to provide mortgage relief for 400,000 struggling homeowners and stabilize financial markets.

Butte libraries post record numbers in 2007-08

Posted: 30 Jul 2008 10:55 PM CDT

OROVILLE — The county's six library branches, bookmobile and Books by Mail program circulated a record 826,821 items to 723,460 visitors in the fiscal year ending June 30.

Buzz Art Gallery Listings: July 31, 2008

Posted: 30 Jul 2008 07:32 PM CDT

Here is a list of local galleries, museums and other art displays. (The listings reflect galleries and studios that have reported participation in Art First Saturday, which takes place 4-8 p.

Calendar highlight

Posted: 30 Jul 2008 07:32 PM CDT

Bear Hunter will play at 8 p.m. today at Cafe Coda, along with Random Tuesday, Ihabial and Lite Brite.

Closing ridge hospital cost millions

Posted: 30 Jul 2008 10:56 PM CDT

PARADISE -- For the last several years, Feather River Hospital has been making a healthy "profit" of around 4 percent, money that gets reinvested in the nonprofit facility, said Wayne Ferch, president and chief executive of the hospital.

Cover story: Tellesen's 'You Are What You Eat' a visual feast

Posted: 30 Jul 2008 07:33 PM CDT

CHICO -- In a mess of circuit boards, rubber tubing, phone cords, computer innards and other electronic excrement the most unlikely of creatures create their nests.

Daily Planner: Aug. 1

Posted: 30 Jul 2008 10:54 PM CDT

Events FRIDAY NIGHT CONCERT: 7-8:30 p.m. Contemporary blues by Mossy Creek at City Plaza. Free. Hosted by Downtown Chico Business Association.

Daily Planner: July 31

Posted: 30 Jul 2008 10:54 PM CDT

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

Divided board says no to research parks

Posted: 30 Jul 2008 10:56 PM CDT

OROVILLE -- On two 3-2 votes, Butte County supervisors dealt what could be fatal blows to a pair of proposed business research parks off Highway 99 south of Chico.

Early traffic: Fire again closes Highway 70

Posted: 30 Jul 2008 09:48 AM CDT

While the fires that have scorched Butte County for more than a month are officially contained, another blaze in Plumas County has again forced the closure of Highway 70.

Editorial: Patience now will pay later

Posted: 30 Jul 2008 10:54 PM CDT

If there's ever a time in this town that drivers shouldn't be in a hurry to get around, it's now. There are road projects spattered all over this town, and sooner or later — unless they're really clever — drivers will forget and get

Electric cars to be sold in Chico

Posted: 30 Jul 2008 10:56 PM CDT

CHICO -- It's taken 10 years, but Chico's first electric car dealership will open in mid-August. Kent Collins has been working the past four months to open Chico Eco Cars, a small soon-to-be-dealership on Entler Avenue off the Midway.

Entertainment calendar for July 31-Aug. 6

Posted: 30 Jul 2008 07:32 PM CDT

Thursday, JULY 31 Music/Nightclubs CAFE CODA: Bear Hunter, Random Tuesday, Ihabial, Lite Brite. 8 p.

Fire straddling Highway 70 grows to 2,500 acres

Posted: 30 Jul 2008 10:57 PM CDT

BELDEN -- The Rich Fire continued to actively burn Wednesday night on both sides of Highway 70 in Plumas County, forcing mandatory evacuations for the area north of Highway 70 bounded by the communities of Rush Creek, Virgilia and Rich Bar.

Gridley man arrested for alleged hammer assault

Posted: 30 Jul 2008 10:57 PM CDT

GRIDLEY — Officers summoned to investigate a fight at a home in the 800 block of Kentucky Street Tuesday afternoon found a man and woman covered in blood.

Hamilton teachers vote no confidence in superintendent

Posted: 30 Jul 2008 10:58 PM CDT

HAMILTON CITY -- Citing low morale, "fuzzy" budget information, unlawful teacher evaluations and other problems, Tuesday the Hamilton Elementary Teachers Association delivered a notice to the district's board of trustees that they have no confidence

He Said, She Said movie review: Heath Ledger compelling in 'The Dark Knight:' Comlex plot tells little about Batman's interesting inner life

Posted: 30 Jul 2008 07:32 PM CDT

"The Dark Knight" stars Christian Bale as Batman; this time facing The Joker with help of district attorney Harvey Dent.

House bans lead from toys, jewelry

Posted: 30 Jul 2008 10:59 PM CDT

WASHINGTON -- Alarmed by a year of recalls targeting millions of tainted toys, the House voted overwhelming Wednesday to ban lead and other dangerous chemicals from items such as jewelry and rubber ducks that could end up in kids' mouths.

Letter: California is in debt; deal with it

Posted: 30 Jul 2008 10:54 PM CDT

Let's see, here we have lots of people demanding that the following budgets cannot be cut: school (to protect the children), welfare (to protect the poor) and Medicare (to protect the elderly).

Letter: Get dead trees out of forest

Posted: 30 Jul 2008 10:54 PM CDT

I'm a logger and I haven't worked since the fires started. On the night the lightning storms rolled over Northern California in late June, I watched one lightning strike start a fire where we were working in the woods.

Letter: Help consumers make wise choices

Posted: 30 Jul 2008 10:54 PM CDT

Nearly every person reading this morning's E-R has just eaten a meal, is eating a meal or is about to eat a meal.

Letter; Columnist's reasoning hard to swallow

Posted: 30 Jul 2008 10:54 PM CDT

I try to stay free of overreacting, and take the political commentary from both the far left and far right with a grain of salt.

Local Briefs

Posted: 30 Jul 2008 10:57 PM CDT

Humboldt Fire rewards now total $72,000 CHICO — The reward offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the arsonist responsible for the Humboldt Fire is up to $72,000.

Lynch takes museum post

Posted: 30 Jul 2008 10:55 PM CDT

CHICO — Far West Heritage Association has promoted one of its members to executive director and one of his first duties will be to oversee the newest exhibit at Chico Museum.

March of Dimes Jail & Bail to set up 'pokey' at Red Tavern

Posted: 30 Jul 2008 10:55 PM CDT

CHICO — People willing to "serve time" for the March of Dimes Greater Capital Divison will be heading off to the pokey Aug.

Music preview: Cohasset Bazaar & Music Festival kicks off Friday night

Posted: 30 Jul 2008 07:33 PM CDT

COHASSET -- Kick off the last full-month of summer this weekend at the 38th annual Cohasset Bazaar & Music Festival.

Music preview: Wayne Hancock brings juke joint swing to Chico

Posted: 30 Jul 2008 07:33 PM CDT

CHICO -- Wayne "The Train" Hancock is a Texas musician who has been steadily working the honky-tonk and juke joint scene for more than a decade.

North State Voices: Words solve problems better than bullets

Posted: 30 Jul 2008 10:54 PM CDT

"Use your words." When my daughter was a preschooler, her teachers taught children who were angry not to bite or hit but to speak, even if the only word they could say easily was "no.

North county home destroyed by fire

Posted: 31 Jul 2008 02:14 AM CDT

CHICO -- A home north of Chico near the Butte-Tehama county line was destroyed by flames Wednesday morning in a blaze investigators said was sparked by a smoldering mattress.

North county home engulfed in flames

Posted: 30 Jul 2008 10:57 PM CDT

CHICO -- A home north of Chico near the Butte-Tehama county line was destroyed by flames Wednesday morning in a blaze investigators said was sparked by a smoldering mattress.

Poker champ to come to Oroville for tournament

Posted: 30 Jul 2008 10:57 PM CDT

OROVILLE -- World Series of Poker Champion Jerry "The Shadow" Yang will be participating in a poker tournament to aid local fire victims Saturday afternoon at Gold Country Casino.

Robber hits Oroville store

Posted: 30 Jul 2008 10:12 AM CDT

OROVILLE — A short, thin robber, who was armed with a phony gun, stuck up an Oroville convenience store just after 11:30 p.

Teachers learn the right moves for P.E. classes

Posted: 30 Jul 2008 10:57 PM CDT

PARADISE — When disco music blasted in the gym at Pine Ridge School Tuesday morning, a few dozen teachers giggled.

Tehama undersheriff hurt in motorcycle crash

Posted: 30 Jul 2008 10:57 PM CDT

WINNEMUCCA, Nev. — Tehama County Undersheriff Dennis Garton was hurt in a motorcycle crash Friday, leaving him with numerous injuries but in stable condition, according to Sheriff Clay Parker.

Theater briefs

Posted: 30 Jul 2008 07:32 PM CDT

Big Bad Wolf stands trial CHICO -- The "Rising Stars" will perform "The Big Bad Wolf," a howling courtroom comedy, this weekend at Chico Theater Company.

Theater review: Hocks Unlimited players present melodrama

Posted: 30 Jul 2008 07:33 PM CDT

OROVILLE -- "The Shame of Tombstone Or Dirty Work in the Lucky Cuss," the 34th presentation of Hocks Unlimited, opened July 25 at the Oroville Monday Club.

Theater review: Oregon Shakespeare Festival plays focus on honor, values

Posted: 30 Jul 2008 07:32 PM CDT

ASHLAND -- Family values and honor from ancient Rome to contemporary times highlight the final three plays at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Ore.

What you need to know about the Humane Society

Posted: 30 Jul 2008 10:55 PM 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.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

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6 p.m.: Pair of new fires grow to 60 acres, prompt call for voluntary evacuation

Posted: 29 Jul 2008 07:58 PM CDT

BELDEN — Officials from the U.S. Forest Service are asking rural Plumas County residents along Highway 70 to voluntarily evacuate due to a pair of new fires.

Book review: Al Young's poetry collection captures feeling of blues music

Posted: 30 Jul 2008 12:38 AM CDT

I am an avid fan of the blues, so a poetry book like Al Young's, "Something About the Blues: An Unlikely Collection of Poetry," which captures the unmistakable feeling of blues music, won me over right away.

Butte fires to be contained tonight

Posted: 29 Jul 2008 07:34 PM CDT

CHICO — Officials with Cal Fire-Butte County announced that full containment on the Butte Lightning Complex fires will be achieved at 7 tonight.

Chico a high-risk area for West Nile virus

Posted: 30 Jul 2008 12:39 AM CDT

CHICO — Residents of central Chico are at high risk for catching West Nile virus, according to the state Department of Public Health.

Community Roundup: West makes Junior Nationals for AquaJets

Posted: 30 Jul 2008 02:02 AM CDT

The Chico AquaJets swim team participated in the Sierra Nevada Junior Olympic Championships held at the Redding Aquatic Center.

Corrections

Posted: 30 Jul 2008 12:39 AM CDT

An incorrect location was listed in Monday's Enterprise-Record for the giant windchime project being proposed.

Daily Planner: July 30

Posted: 30 Jul 2008 12:39 AM CDT

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

Daily Planner: July 31

Posted: 30 Jul 2008 12:39 AM CDT

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

Early traffic: Highways, skies both clear

Posted: 29 Jul 2008 09:56 AM CDT

An old saying goes, "No news is good news," and if that is true then area motorists should have a good morning.

Editorial: Discourage cars, don't ban them

Posted: 30 Jul 2008 12:38 AM CDT

There's a movement afoot among Chico State University's neighbors to convince the university to ban cars for freshmen living in dormitories.

Fire victim's life changed after '05

Posted: 30 Jul 2008 12:39 AM CDT

CONCOW -- Late in life, Van Scott West acquired the image of a somewhat reclusive mountain man who seldom left his isolated, woodsy retreat in Concow.

Former Wildcat Trask set U.S. Amateur

Posted: 30 Jul 2008 02:01 AM CDT

Ryan Trask, who recently wrapped up his career with the Chico State men's golf team, qualified for the 2008 United States Amateur Monday by winning a playoff hole to finish second at the sectional qualifying tournament at Butte Creek Country Club on

Glenn County's most wanted

Posted: 30 Jul 2008 12:39 AM CDT

Here are several people being sought by Glenn County law enforcement agencies: Michael Anthony McLaughlin The Glenn County Sheriff's Office is seeking Michael Anthony McLaughlin for possession of a controlled substance and failure to appear on a

Governor ups reward for Butte arsonist

Posted: 29 Jul 2008 08:07 PM CDT

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced a $50,000 reward for information leading toward the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for setting the Humboldt Fire.

Home-invasion robber gets 20 years

Posted: 30 Jul 2008 12:39 AM CDT

OROVILLE — One of two men involved in a 2006 Chico home invasion robbery, during which a male tenant was shot and wounded, drew the maximum term of 20 years in prison Tuesday.

L.A. City Council bans fast-food restaurants in poverty section of city

Posted: 30 Jul 2008 12:38 AM CDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The City Council is putting South Los Angeles on a diet. The council voted unanimously Tuesday to place a moratorium on new fast-food restaurants in an impoverished swath of the city with a proliferation of such eateries and

Letter: Ad misrepresents hospital facts

Posted: 30 Jul 2008 12:39 AM CDT

I am writing to respond to a recent full-page advertisement purchased by the Service Employees International Union, which compared two local hospitals, St.

Letter: Christians persecuted by courts

Posted: 30 Jul 2008 12:39 AM CDT

For those of you that might still be laboring under the illusion that Christians are not being discriminated against and persecuted in our society and have been for at least a half century, let me enlighten you.

Letter:Letter: Health concerns over smoke come first

Posted: 30 Jul 2008 12:39 AM CDT

As the air quality around Butte County improves, the American Lung Association of California would like to thank all the different organizations that canceled outdoor events when air quality conditions reached "unhealthy" or "hazardous" levels

Merge crash slows 99 traffic

Posted: 29 Jul 2008 02:50 PM CDT

CHICO — Two vehicles collided and rolled down an embankment on northbound Highway 99 north of the Highway 32 onramp just before noon.

Moderate quake shakes buildings, nerves in Calif.

Posted: 29 Jul 2008 06:57 PM CDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The strongest earthquake to strike a populated area of Southern California in more than a decade rattled windows and chandeliers, made buildings sway and sent people running into the streets today.

Mosquito fogging planned tonight (Chico map added)

Posted: 29 Jul 2008 07:30 PM CDT

ORLAND — For the first time this year, the West Nile virus has been detected in a dead bird found in northwest Orland.

Natural resources specialists to conduct fire preparedness workshop

Posted: 30 Jul 2008 12:39 AM CDT

MAGALIA — University of California specialists and other natural resource professionals will discuss the aftermath of fire and pre-fire preparedness at a workshop Friday at the Paradise Pines Property Owners Association, 14211 Wycliff Way.

New fires close part of Highway 70

Posted: 30 Jul 2008 02:02 AM CDT

BELDEN — Officials from the U.S. Forest Service are asking rural Plumas County residents along Highway 70 to voluntarily evacuate due to a pair of new fires.

Outlaws turn near no-hitter into offensive outburst

Posted: 30 Jul 2008 02:02 AM CDT

A problem with sewage changed a doubleheader into a single nine-inning game Tuesday at Peccole Park in Reno, Nev.

Quick arrests made in suspected Chico burglaries

Posted: 30 Jul 2008 12:39 AM CDT

CHICO — Within hours of three burglaries Thursday morning, Chico police had two suspects in custody and recovered some of the stolen items.

Sidelines: Sports speed clinic scheduled

Posted: 30 Jul 2008 02:02 AM CDT

An all-sport speed clinic will be held by Steve Henderson, PhD, CSCS, ACSM, USAW, an exercise physiologist and certified strength and conditioning specialist.

Steer clear of Pine, Cypress this weekend

Posted: 30 Jul 2008 12:39 AM CDT

CHICO -- A major traffic route in Chico will be closed starting Friday, but only for the weekend, while a new undercrossing near Big Chico Creek is constructed.

Strong earthquake shakes Southern California

Posted: 30 Jul 2008 12:38 AM CDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The strongest earthquake to strike a populated area of Southern California in more than a decade rattled windows and chandeliers, made buildings sway and sent people running into the streets on Tuesday.

Sweet Basil and the Bee: Hot 'nuff for ya — Farmers market salsa entries work their magic

Posted: 30 Jul 2008 12:39 AM CDT

Did you want salsa with that? Salsa, a sexy little word for a condiment made of chopped raw vegetables, originated in Mexico.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

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Bartlett's Hearing Aid Center opens location in Chico

Posted: 29 Jul 2008 02:03 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- Bartlett's Hearing Aid Center has opened a second location, in Chico. A family-owned business since 1973, the new center is being managed by third-generation hearing-aid specialist Joey Bartlett.

Bears make feast of firefighters' victuals

Posted: 29 Jul 2008 02:02 AM CDT

Firefighters on the line and soldiers in the field may have less than kind things to say about the infamous MREs — meals ready to eat — but they appear to be a gourmet feast for bears.

Butte County strike teams sent to help battle Telegraph Fire

Posted: 29 Jul 2008 02:03 AM CDT

OROVILLE — For the first time this summer wildfire activity in Butte County has simmered down enough to allow local Cal Fire crews to help out on other blazes.

Butte supervisors to ponder General Plan 'study areas'

Posted: 28 Jul 2008 11:47 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Two long days of General Plan workshops are scheduled this week for the Butte County Board of Supervisors.

Clinic for teen drivers planned

Posted: 29 Jul 2008 02:02 AM CDT

WILLOWS — A free car control clinic for teen drivers is planned, beginning at 8 a.m. Aug. 8 at Thunderhill Park.

Daily Planner: July 29

Posted: 29 Jul 2008 02:03 AM CDT

Events ENLOE FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER: 2-4 p.m. Fire Safety Education Program. Learn how to design a family escape plan, know two ways out and effective ways to utilize smoke detectors.

Daily Planner: July 30

Posted: 29 Jul 2008 02:03 AM CDT

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

Early traffic and weather: Things looking good

Posted: 28 Jul 2008 09:50 AM CDT

Forecasters with the National Weather Service and the California Highway Patrol both say things are looking good as of 7:45 a.

Ed Anderson's column 'Tee to Green': Kitayama selected to Nor Cal Hogan Team

Posted: 29 Jul 2008 02:03 AM CDT

Better get used to reading the name of Kurt Kitayama in this column. To add to his already impressive list of achievements this summer, 15-year-old Kitayama has been selected to play on the Northern California four-man team in the prestigious 40th

Editorial: Drama will have no happy ending

Posted: 29 Jul 2008 02:03 AM CDT

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, true to his Hollywood roots, knows a lot about theatrics. We believe that's what is at work in his threat to cut state workers' pay to the federal minimum wage of $6.

Enloe Medical Center honored for stroke care

Posted: 29 Jul 2008 02:02 AM CDT

CHICO — Enloe Medical Center has been honored by the American Stroke Association for its care of stroke victims.

Idea of reserving local skate park fizzles — for now

Posted: 29 Jul 2008 02:02 AM CDT

CHICO — The small park on Humboldt Avenue is getting a lot of attention right now — from more interest in its skateboard facility to a new art project.

InnerView: Failing vision is no obstacle for Judy Alexander

Posted: 29 Jul 2008 02:03 AM CDT

CHICO — Judy Alexander refuses to let it get in the way. At age 6, she began losing her sight to a form of macular degeneration called cone rod dystrophy.

Letter: 'Friends' group added to park pricetag

Posted: 28 Jul 2008 11:14 AM CDT

A recent article makes it sound as if $500,000 was set side from the beginning of the Bidwell Park master management plan update process.

Letter: Buy the supply to create demand

Posted: 28 Jul 2008 11:14 AM CDT

All the no-growthers should form a partnership and snap up all the vacant lots in Chico, including the expanse that the new general plan will indicate as suitable for development.

Letter: Canceling market was right thing to do

Posted: 29 Jul 2008 02:03 AM CDT

Downtown Chico's Thursday Night Market draws upwards of 10,000 visitors weekly from June through September.

Letter: Criticism of Herger over the top

Posted: 28 Jul 2008 11:14 AM CDT

Several recent letters to the editor concerning Congressman Wally Herger are upsetting but the two recent ones from Walter Ballin and Art Neumann pushed it over the edge.

Letter: Governor, senator trying to help

Posted: 29 Jul 2008 02:03 AM CDT

Regarding last week's editorial, "State snoozes as lake dries up": Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger fully recognizes the severity of California's current water crisis, which is why he has partnered with Sen.

Letter: Interrogations should be humane, too

Posted: 28 Jul 2008 11:14 AM CDT

Having just read another statement from the White House about the "legality" of a particular interrogation technique, I am sick.

Letter: Wright chose his own sentence

Posted: 29 Jul 2008 02:03 AM CDT

Once again I have to respond to and correct the revisionist history promulgated by the supporters of Gregory Wright, the young man who took students hostage at Las Plumas High School and shot up a classroom after he failed in his attempt to hunt

On Foot: View at the top: Stateline Lookout Trail

Posted: 29 Jul 2008 02:03 AM CDT

LAKE TAHOE — We knew the smoke was waiting for us when we packed up on the last day of our four-day trip to Lake Tahoe in late June.

Sidelines: Mudd inducted in SCCA Hall of Fame

Posted: 29 Jul 2008 02:03 AM CDT

Longtime Willows resident and former Glenn County Supervisor Dick Mudd was inducted into the Sports Car Club of America Hall of Fame on Saturday night in ceremonies held at Thunderhill Raceway Park in Willows.

Signed in remembrance

Posted: 29 Jul 2008 02:02 AM CDT

Message boards are set up at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds command center in Chico for fires burning in Butte County.

Silver Sox rally, beat Outlaws in 10th

Posted: 29 Jul 2008 02:03 AM CDT

The Reno Silver Sox scored on a bases-loaded passed ball in the bottom of the 10th inning Monday to beat Chico 7-6 in Reno, Nev.

Supervisors to ponder General Plan 'study areas'

Posted: 29 Jul 2008 02:03 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Two long days of General Plan workshops are scheduled this week by the Butte County Board of Supervisors.

Woman killed in single-car accident on Highway 70

Posted: 29 Jul 2008 02:03 AM CDT

PULGA — A Yuba City woman died from injuries sustained when her car veered off Highway 70 at one of the tunnels in the Feather River Canyon Saturday morning.

Monday, July 28, 2008

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Blog Log

Posted: 28 Jul 2008 02:02 AM CDT

Here are snippets from some of our blogs last week. The blogs, and others, can be seen in their entirety at www.

But this is Chico: Mansion's first head tour guide 'a wonder'

Posted: 28 Jul 2008 02:02 AM CDT

One of the people who had a big influence in the period after Bidwell Mansion became a state park was Maggie Gisslow.

Conference offers two performances

Posted: 28 Jul 2008 02:02 AM CDT

CHICO — Chico State University will host 150 after-school professionals at a summer institute today through Friday.

Daily Planner July 29

Posted: 28 Jul 2008 02:02 AM CDT

Events ENLOE FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER: 2-4 p.m. Fire Safety Education Program. Learn how to design a family escape plan, know two ways out and effective ways to utilize smoke detectors.

Daily Planner: July 28

Posted: 28 Jul 2008 02:02 AM CDT

Community BLOOD DRIVE: Donor hours 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday. BloodSource, 555 Rio Lindo Ave., Chico. Must be in generally good health, weigh 110 pounds or more (under 17 years old must have parental consent.

Donations comfort displaced fire victims

Posted: 28 Jul 2008 02:02 AM CDT

CHICO — What looked like a giant yard sale at the Women's Club Sunday provided fire victims with free clothes, toys and furnishings to put in a new home.

Durham High gets new principal

Posted: 28 Jul 2008 02:02 AM CDT

DURHAM — Both literally and figuratively, there is going to be a new big man on campus at Durham High School this fall.

Full containment of fires not expected until Tuesday

Posted: 28 Jul 2008 02:02 AM CDT

Full containment of the Butte County lightning fires is not expected until Tuesday as winds have picked up.

Gunman opens fire in Tennesse church; two killed

Posted: 28 Jul 2008 02:01 AM CDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A slain Tennessee church member was remembered as a hero for shielding others from a gunman who opened fire during a children's performance Sunday.

Health exposition highlights Glenn County's preparedness

Posted: 28 Jul 2008 02:02 AM CDT

HAMILTON CITY — The Glenn County Health Department showcased new equipment and educated locals during the Glenn County Health Expo held Sunday.

Lake Oroville visitor levels don't hold water

Posted: 28 Jul 2008 02:02 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Fire, smoke and record low lake levels have made for a slightly slower season at Lake Oroville, but those who went Sunday enjoyed plenty of space for water skiing and fishing.

News of the past

Posted: 28 Jul 2008 02:02 AM CDT

Here are some newspaper stories published this week in years past: 25 years ago 'Finance bill spares local schools from cuts' The school finance bill signed by the governor Thursday will allow Chico schools to avoid any program cuts this fall .

Online voter registration bill may be enacted

Posted: 28 Jul 2008 02:02 AM CDT

SACRAMENTO — California voters may have the opportunity to register to vote online if a bill that passed through an Assembly committee continues its momentum.

Outlaws continue winning, sweep Silver Sox

Posted: 28 Jul 2008 12:36 AM CDT

CHICO — Trevor Caughey had only thrown 55 pitches when he exited an inning shy of a complete-game shutout.

Retailers expected to raise prices

Posted: 28 Jul 2008 02:01 AM CDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Coming to a store near you: Even higher prices. Most inflation this year has come from food and fuel, as retailers resisted passing along to strapped consumers the higher prices manufacturers charged them, but coming increases

Sunday, July 27, 2008

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'Just to be nice': A few beauty treats for Gorgeous Grams day

Posted: 27 Jul 2008 12:15 AM CDT

CHICO — For Margarite Holland, it was something she hadn't had done in a long time. Mary Shay said it was really a treat.

Acting on pursuits: Prianos' campaign gets boost from "24" star

Posted: 27 Jul 2008 12:16 AM CDT

CHICO -- Actor Glenn Morshower visited here recently as spokesman for a Chicoan's campaign to reduce deaths from police pursuits.

Air National Guard receives fire training

Posted: 27 Jul 2008 12:16 AM CDT

CHICO — The next set of California fires may present a greater challenge as personnel from the California Air National Guard are trained in Chico this weekend to help fire crews.

All About Us: Sunday school teaches teacher her lesson

Posted: 27 Jul 2008 12:15 AM CDT

This is my awful secret: I'm not really a kid person. It's a terrible thing to say, really, made all the more horrible by these two facts: I have a child, and I used to teach children.

Artists and friends

Posted: 27 Jul 2008 12:15 AM CDT

WindChime of Chico, an assisted living senior residence, hosted a "Circle of Friends" art show all day Thursday.

Ball rolling on two new soccer fields

Posted: 27 Jul 2008 12:16 AM CDT

CHICO -- Chico soccer coach Tino Nava is used to dealing with a shortage of soccer fields in town. Nava, president of the Chico Cal Soccer Club and coach of the all-girls soccer team, Chico Rebels, said his club wants to grow because there's a lot

Beyond

Posted: 27 Jul 2008 12:14 AM CDT

Anderson goes Italian ANDERSON — Enjoy a three day festival in Anderson, celebrating everything Italian, Aug.

Bombings in western Indian city kill 29

Posted: 27 Jul 2008 12:14 AM CDT

AHMADABAD, India (AP) — Bombs exploded Saturday near a busy market and a hospital in a western Indian city, killing 29 people and injuring 88 a day after deadly blasts struck the southern technology hub of Bangalore.

Commission to assess Humboldt Park's private activity options

Posted: 27 Jul 2008 12:16 AM CDT

The Bidwell Park and Playground Commission has a priority focus on Humboldt Neighborhood Park. The commission meeting will be Monday in the City Council Chambers, 421 Main St.

Correction for July 27

Posted: 27 Jul 2008 12:16 AM CDT

A group notice in Lifestyle on Tuesday listed the wrong hours for the Altar Society rummage sale set for Friday and Saturday, Aug.

Daily Planner: July 27

Posted: 27 Jul 2008 12:15 AM CDT

Performances CRUX ARTIST COLLECTIVE BENEFIT SHOW: Crux Fest 2008. Featuring Mika Miko, The Voodoo Organist, Candy Apple, West By Swan, Surrogate, La Fin du Monde, Dr.

Daily Planner: July 28

Posted: 27 Jul 2008 12:14 AM CDT

Community BLOOD DRIVE: Donor hours 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday. BloodSource, 555 Rio Lindo Ave., Chico. Must be in generally good health, weigh 110 pounds or more (under 17 years old must have parental consent.

Dear Glenn

Posted: 27 Jul 2008 12:16 AM CDT

Relatives of the pursuit victims that Glenn Morshower mentions in the public service announcements he made in Chico recently contributed to a memory book that was presented to him.

Editorial: Don't drive away downtown traffic

Posted: 27 Jul 2008 12:14 AM CDT

A lot of progress has been made on downtown's parking and circulation problems just by talking about it.

Full containment of local fires expected today

Posted: 27 Jul 2008 12:16 AM CDT

The month-long fires are close to being squelched as fire crews continue to mop up and monitor what flames remain.

Kristie's Law

Posted: 27 Jul 2008 12:16 AM CDT

In 2003, state Sen. Sam Aanestad, R-Grass Valley, introduced a bill he named Kristie's Law to try to reduce the number of police pursuits in California.

Letters: Cal Fire critic is clueless

Posted: 27 Jul 2008 12:14 AM CDT

In a recent letter to the editor, Scott Love showed unmerited disrespect toward our dedicated firefighters.

Letters: Chico State plans are no secret

Posted: 27 Jul 2008 12:14 AM CDT

The E-R's July 17 editorial suggests Chico State is not open about its master planning process. This is simply not the case.

Letters: Herger has done much for district

Posted: 27 Jul 2008 12:14 AM CDT

In his July 19 letter, Art Neumann asserts Rep. Wally Herger is "out of touch" with his district because he does not support the wide array of "nanny state" proposals that do little but feed the cost of government.

Letters: Herger quick to help constituents

Posted: 27 Jul 2008 12:14 AM CDT

For weeks I've been amused reading the continual hit-piece letters being promulgated against Rep. Wally Herger.

Letters: That was a waste of a day

Posted: 27 Jul 2008 12:14 AM CDT

With the letter in the mail comes a confused and totally amateurish attempt to muster a jury from a pool of at least 200 hard-working folks.

Letters: We should have listened to Carter

Posted: 27 Jul 2008 12:14 AM CDT

Columnist Cynthia Tucker wrote about Jimmy Carter's energy ideas. She states that Carter is regarded by many as a weak-kneed appeaser or a naive do-gooder.

Letters: Why is nobody up in arms over TV?

Posted: 27 Jul 2008 12:14 AM CDT

In February, the biggest ripoff this nation has ever seen will take place. It's being done by our government with the full blessing of Congress.

Outlaws hope modest win streak, acquisition mean better things

Posted: 27 Jul 2008 02:02 AM CDT

CHICO — There is a difference between losing teams struggling in every way to kick up momentum and losing teams pushing forward with a fuzzy feeling of optimism stirring within.

People on the Street

Posted: 27 Jul 2008 12:14 AM CDT

Will the city proposal to change Broadway and Main Street from three lanes to two be a good thing for downtown?

Simply Golden: One key pitching stat may get shut out from this year's show

Posted: 27 Jul 2008 02:02 AM CDT

First off, who will it be? Perhaps easy choice Jorge Perez, the sturdy Yuma Scorpions right-hander who has eight complete games among his 71 career starts and is an innings guy?

Sorry you missed my call

Posted: 27 Jul 2008 12:14 AM CDT

It was Friday afternoon and it was time to make a delicate phone call. I dialed my wife's cell phone number, hoping I wouldn't actually have to speak to her, and was relieved to hear her voice mail message.

South rises again; Paradise's Hays named MVP

Posted: 27 Jul 2008 02:03 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Even though Paradise High graduate Jon Hays won the MVP award Saturday night in the 31st annual Lions All-Star Football Classic, it was his work all summer long with Pleasant Valley High alum Sean Reynolds that truly secured the

Stepping into the past : the 40th high school reunion

Posted: 27 Jul 2008 12:14 AM CDT

Every decade or so I accept an invitation to wander backward in time to mingle with people I don 't really know, and to visit a place that isn't like the one I thought I remembered.

The Bookshelf: "The Lightning Thief"

Posted: 27 Jul 2008 12:15 AM CDT

Percy Jackson always knew he was different, he just never realized how truly different he was. At the age of 12, Percy is looking at being kicked out of another boarding school when strange things start to happen around him, like one of his teachers

Tim Kaeding wins feature, but Allard wins series title

Posted: 27 Jul 2008 02:02 AM CDT

Campbell's Tim Kaeding won the feature race in the season finale for the Golden State Challenge-King of California Series for 410 winged sprint cars Saturday night at Silver Dollar Speedway, but Chico's Jonathan Allard came away with a bigger prize

Two perspectives

Posted: 27 Jul 2008 12:16 AM CDT

On the question of police pursuits, people's viewpoints tend to fall into two categories. There are those, like Glenn Morshower, who say the issue is clear-cut: pursuits should not take place unless the risk they pose to the public is outweighed by

Friday, July 25, 2008

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Anger flares during part of policing forum: Ridge community meeting featured information about police operations

Posted: 25 Jul 2008 02:03 AM CDT

PARADISE — Tempers flared during a question-and-answer period toward the end of the Paradise community policing forum Thursday evening, where concerned residents earlier had the opportunity to learn about the Police Department and ask

Bank president issues challenge to help with Humboldt Fire reward

Posted: 25 Jul 2008 02:03 AM CDT

PARADISE -- Paradise resident John Coger isn't alone is his outrage in learning that the Humboldt Fire was set by humans.

Butte's most wanted for July 25

Posted: 25 Jul 2008 02:03 AM CDT

Here are several people being sought by Butte County law enforcement agencies: Victoria Ann Hittson The Butte County Sheriff's Office is seeking Victoria Ann Hittson for a warrant charging her with eleven counts of failing to care for animals.

Car thefts on the rise again: But far from record-breaking

Posted: 25 Jul 2008 02:03 AM CDT

CHICO -- The number of cars stolen in Chico between April and June was up dramatically over the first quarter of 2008, according to police officials.

Complex fires containment date revised

Posted: 24 Jul 2008 12:53 PM CDT

CHICO — Officials with Cal Fire-Butte County moved back the estimated containment date for the Butte Lightning Complex fires to Monday, July 27.

Concow fire victims can get assistance

Posted: 25 Jul 2008 02:03 AM CDT

OROVILLE — A local assistance center will be opened to help the victims of the recent fires in the Concow area, and Butte County is planning a community meeting to talk about debris removal.

Concow residents may be 10 days from getting phones back

Posted: 25 Jul 2008 02:03 AM CDT

CONCOW -- While electricity was restored to fire-ravaged neighborhoods in Concow more than a week ago, residents there say they are still without telephone service, and may be for another 10 days.

Cuba Gooding Sr., singer, father of Oscar winner, visits Chico

Posted: 25 Jul 2008 02:03 AM CDT

With his memorable voice and familiar handsome looks passed along to his famous son, Cuba Gooding Sr.

Daily Planner

Posted: 25 Jul 2008 02:03 AM CDT

Today Events FRIDAY NIGHT CONCERT: 7-8:30 p.m. Salsa and Latin jazz by Los Papi Chulos at City Plaza, downtown Chico.

Double-digit runs again not enough to save Nuts' season

Posted: 24 Jul 2008 11:14 PM CDT

All season, it had been offense winning games for the Chico Nuts. But in the five innings it disappeared on Thursday, it cost them.

Editorial: Few solutions heard at forum

Posted: 25 Jul 2008 02:02 AM CDT

The Chico City Council Chambers was packed Wednesday as people gathered to voice their disapproval over the proposed state budget.

Feather Falls trail closed due to damage from area wildfires

Posted: 25 Jul 2008 02:03 AM CDT

FEATHER FALLS -- Hikers and nature lovers who frequent the Feather Falls area may have to find a new place to have fun this summer.

ICAST show highlights new fishing tackle items

Posted: 24 Jul 2008 11:14 PM CDT

Last week's annual International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades (ICAST) show was again held in Las Vegas, an unlikely location for virtually every major fishing tackle company in the world to display their hottest new items for the

Letter: A little recognition would be nice

Posted: 25 Jul 2008 02:02 AM CDT

As a teacher with more than 25 years of service in Chico Unified School District, I enjoy the promotion exercises celebrating students' progress from sixth grade to junior high school each year.

Letter: Benefit barbecue shows community spirit

Posted: 25 Jul 2008 02:02 AM CDT

Serving as event coordinator for the Butte Meadows/Jonesville volunteer firefighters barbecue, our group conducted our scheduled annual barbecue on July 5 in Butte Meadows, in spite of all the area fire activity.

Letter: Callous driver hit dog and fled

Posted: 25 Jul 2008 02:02 AM CDT

On July 18 at approximately 7:30 a.m., a callous driver hit and abandoned a female black-lab/pit puppy on Linden and Ninth Street.

Letter: Chico economy teeters on bad decisions

Posted: 25 Jul 2008 02:02 AM CDT

When you spend a few years telling people that compensating average government employees at $30 an hour will cause an inflationary depression, what you get is a lot of enemies with new cars, who earn enough to push house prices above $200,000, and

Letter: Council's hands were tied on burn dump

Posted: 25 Jul 2008 02:02 AM CDT

Remember the Humboldt Road burn dump? It was an unknown danger to everyone for 30-40 years, leaching poisons into creeks and the air we breathed when it rained or the wind blew.

Letter: Doing nothing is not management

Posted: 25 Jul 2008 02:02 AM CDT

As the Sierra Club and all other environmental groups know, the Herger-Feinstein Quincy Library Group Forest Restoration Act was signed into law by President Clinton.

Letter: Fire brought out the best in people

Posted: 25 Jul 2008 02:02 AM CDT

My wife and I would like to express our deep appreciation to the Red Cross, the North Valley Animal Disaster Group and the NorCal Equine Rescue Agency.

Letter: Gingrich tells the insider's story

Posted: 25 Jul 2008 02:02 AM CDT

Whether you like Newt Gingrich or not, I urge you to read his newest book entitled "Real Change" before the upcoming elections in November.

Letter: Go enjoy fruits of another country

Posted: 25 Jul 2008 02:03 AM CDT

The only depressing thing about living is America is knowing that people like Elizabeth Morse are among us.

Letter: Hospice a valuable service

Posted: 25 Jul 2008 02:03 AM CDT

On behalf of the family of Derril Jackson, we want to express our deepest appreciation to the nurses at Enloe Hospice who have been there for our family, not once, but twice.

Letter: Many help in church effort

Posted: 25 Jul 2008 02:02 AM CDT

Magalia Community Church has been a staying area for firefighters since the ridge fire began. Working with community volunteers, both individuals and businesses, we have provided meals, personal items, water, Gatorade type drinks and a cool place to

Letter: Nature takes its course

Posted: 25 Jul 2008 02:02 AM CDT

It's amazing how the "Chicken Little" crowd thinks all of these "natural disasters" lend credence to their misguided theory of "man-made climate change.

Letter: Oroville park deserves improvements

Posted: 25 Jul 2008 02:02 AM CDT

Requesting public input for their master plan is such a wise move for the Feather River Parks and Recreation.

Letter: Rehabilitation elusive in prison system

Posted: 25 Jul 2008 02:02 AM CDT

Whenever we hear about somebody doing something awful our knee-jerk reaction seems to be to link that type of behavior to all others who have been labeled as a member of their particular group (e.

Letter: See documentary on global warming

Posted: 25 Jul 2008 02:03 AM CDT

Why has it become politically correct in the extreme to be green? Before you become a "don't confuse me with the facts, my mind's made up" partisan of the "man-made" global warming community, do something you have undoubtedly done before, watch a

Local briefs

Posted: 25 Jul 2008 02:03 AM CDT

Discussion focuses on recharging of aquifer CHICO — A discussion about recharge of the Lower Tuscan groundwater aquifer will take place from 5:30-7 p.

Preliminary hearing set for suspect in Chester homicides

Posted: 25 Jul 2008 02:03 AM CDT

QUINCY — Reyes Carrillo-Garcia, the 18-year-old man accused of killing Steven Daniel Furtado of Willows and Jennifer Carmen Carrigan of Chester, will face a preliminary hearing in September in Plumas Superior Court.

Ranch workers burned in well accident near Orland

Posted: 25 Jul 2008 02:03 AM CDT

ORLAND — Two men were seriously injured early Thursday afternoon when natural gas that apparently seeped into a well they were repairing ignited at a sprawling ranch southwest of Orland.

Sidelines: Chico High announces sports start dates

Posted: 24 Jul 2008 11:14 PM CDT

Chico High has set start dates for its fall sports. Boys soccer players need to meet Monday on the soccer field at 2:30 p.

South ready to defend Lions' All-Star win

Posted: 24 Jul 2008 11:14 PM CDT

CHICO — The South squad has a lot of reasons to be confident going into the 31st annual Lions All-Star Football Classic Saturday in Oroville.

Sow There: Some things are just too precious to share

Posted: 25 Jul 2008 02:03 AM CDT

One of the joys of gardening is being able to share with others when you feel like it. For growers of vegetables or home tree crops, sharing is often in the form of bags of zucchini or boxes of peaches.

Swindell arrives to drive Rolfe's No. 10

Posted: 24 Jul 2008 11:14 PM CDT

CHICO — A great car has attracted an all-time great driver to Silver Dollar Speedway for the final weekend of the Golden State Challenge-King of California series.

Willows Council OKs resolution opposing fund borrowing

Posted: 25 Jul 2008 02:03 AM CDT

WILLOWS — The City Council in Willows proclaimed its opposition Tuesday to a reported plan by state legislators to borrow local funds to cover some of the state budget.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

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Area 1 Tournament: Post 95 wins, Nuts lose in openers

Posted: 24 Jul 2008 12:32 AM CDT

Brandon Pope struck out 10 batters in eight innings, Justin Lamb and AZ Sutton each had two hits and the Oroville Post 95 American Legion baseball team defeated the Eureka Falcons 6-4 to advance to the second round of the Area 1 tournament Wednesday

Art briefs

Posted: 23 Jul 2008 07:04 PM CDT

Local musician visits Chico Art Center CHICO -- Big Mo, minus the Blue Moon Band, but with a special guest, will combine story telling and live music at 7:30-9 p.

Art feature: 1078 Gallery features emerging abstract painters

Posted: 23 Jul 2008 07:04 PM CDT

CHICO -- The large works of three Bay Area abstract artists are featured in the current showing "Emerging Abstract Painters" at the 1078 Gallery through Aug.

Biblio File: Fire in California: What we need to know

Posted: 23 Jul 2008 07:04 PM CDT

David Carle was a California State Park ranger for almost three decades. He brings his experience to a timely book: "Introduction to Fire in California" ($18.

Budget concerns weigh on residents' minds

Posted: 23 Jul 2008 11:21 PM CDT

CHICO -- Impassioned parents, disabled and elderly came together Wednesday at a community meeting to address possible devastation in Butte County if the governor's proposed budget is passed as is.

Buzz Art Gallery Listings: July 24, 2008

Posted: 23 Jul 2008 07:04 PM CDT

Here is a list of local galleries, museums and other art displays. (The listings reflect galleries and studios that have reported participation in Art First Saturday, which takes place 4-8 p.

California WorldFest a success, 15,000 attend

Posted: 23 Jul 2008 07:04 PM CDT

GRASS VALLEY -- One need only stand in the middle of the campgrounds at Grass Valley and look in every direction to get an idea of the scope of WorldFest.

Camp Fire's structure toll shoots to 106

Posted: 23 Jul 2008 11:21 PM CDT

After an initial estimate that 50 homes burned when flames from the Camp Fire raced through Concow on July 7 and 8, officials have now raised the total to 106.

Chico Performances series tickets on sale, field trips offered

Posted: 23 Jul 2008 07:04 PM CDT

CHICO -- Chico Performances upcoming season has been announced and offers a variety of entertainment, including comedy, classical music, lectures, strings, world music and shows for children.

Chico brothers help in rescue of near-drowning victims

Posted: 23 Jul 2008 11:22 PM CDT

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. -- Chico brothers assisted in the rescue of two near-drowning victims, and the recovery of one man who did drown, in chilly Lake Tahoe waters Monday afternoon at Sand Harbor State Park.

Chico brothers help in the rescue of near-drowning victims at Tahoe

Posted: 23 Jul 2008 11:40 PM CDT

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. -- Chico brothers assisted in the rescue of two near-drowning victims, and the recovery of one man who did drown, in chilly Lake Tahoe waters Monday afternoon at Sand Harbor State Park.

Children star in Disney's 'The Aristocats, Kids' at Theater, ETC

Posted: 23 Jul 2008 07:04 PM CDT

Theatre, ETC (Enriching The Children), a creative arts center that offers classes and performance opportunities for children, is showing a musical production of Disney's "The Aristocats, Kids" this week.

Convicted stalker with two prior strikes faces life in prison

Posted: 24 Jul 2008 02:11 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- A Chico man with two prior "strikes" on his record faces a life prison sentence after being convicted by a jury Wednesday of stalking his ex-girlfriend.

Corrections

Posted: 23 Jul 2008 11:40 PM CDT

The headline in a story Wednesday about the arrest of a Glenn County Superior Court officer mistakenly stated that Deanna McGarr was suspected of driving under the influence.

Cover story: Chico Cabaret presents wild western comedy

Posted: 23 Jul 2008 07:03 PM CDT

CHICO -- Chico Cabaret pulled off another miracle last week when it opened a new show, "Wild, Wild West.

Daily Planner: July 25

Posted: 23 Jul 2008 11:22 PM CDT

Events FRIDAY NIGHT CONCERT: 7-8:30 p.m. Salsa and Latin jazz by Los Papi Chulos at City Plaza, downtown Chico.

Dolly says a wet "hello" to Texas

Posted: 23 Jul 2008 11:22 PM CDT

BROWNSVILLE, Texas -- Hurricane Dolly barreled into South Texas on Wednesday, lashing the coast with winds up to 100 mph and dumping heavy rain that flooded some low-lying areas but spared levees along the heavily populated Rio Grande Valley.

Glenn County advises air quality worsening again

Posted: 23 Jul 2008 12:55 PM CDT

WILLOWS — Glenn County public health officials advised the smoky air quality will reach the very unhealthy range this afternoon and said conditions may persist into the weekend.

He Said, She Said movie review: 'Mongol' portrays Genghis Khan's humanity

Posted: 23 Jul 2008 07:04 PM CDT

"Mongol" tells the story of Genghis Khan's rise to power, with the help of his wife. MICHELLE: I liked the theme of this movie -- it seemed to be "It's all about choosing the right wife.

House OKs rescue for homeowners

Posted: 23 Jul 2008 11:22 PM CDT

WASHINGTON -- Rescue legislation sailed through the House on Wednesday aimed at helping 400,000 strapped homeowners avoid foreclosure and preventing the collapse of troubled mortgage companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

In Willows, birds are the boss

Posted: 23 Jul 2008 11:21 PM CDT

WILLOWS -- While county and city officials scratch their heads over what to do about hundreds of migrating, nesting egrets and night herons, the critters are happily colonizing in Willows, creating a mess and damaging trees.

Letter: Ad campaign appalling

Posted: 23 Jul 2008 11:22 PM CDT

Are you aware of the recent campaign ad in the July issue of Dog Fancy magazine? This is an ad that offers a free gift bag to people who have recently purchased a new puppy with the toll-free number to call to request the gift.

Letter: Constitution, not court, rules the land

Posted: 23 Jul 2008 11:22 PM CDT

Lately, too many liberals have been voicing their collective ignorance by assuming there is a separation of church and state mentioned in the U.

Letter: Council can't make a decision

Posted: 23 Jul 2008 11:22 PM CDT

A recent Letter to the editor praised the "progressive" council majority for "leadership and courage" in balancing the budget.

Letter: Don't deny people their farmers market

Posted: 23 Jul 2008 11:22 PM CDT

The recent decisions by the Downtown Chico Business Association to cancel its Thursday night market due to smoke illustrates a chronic community disconnect and wreaks significant public havoc.

Local Briefs

Posted: 23 Jul 2008 11:40 PM CDT

Chico police team does well in triathlon CHICO — Three Chico police officers participated in the oldest recognized triathlon in the country last weekend — and did pretty well for their inaugural run.

Man who wrote bogus tickets hasn't served sentence

Posted: 23 Jul 2008 11:21 PM CDT

OROVILLE -- A former Palermo man convicted of handing out bogus handicapped parking tickets several years ago was remanded back into custody Wednesday.

Music review: Chico hosts Congolese drum and dance workshop

Posted: 23 Jul 2008 07:04 PM CDT

CHICO -- The Chico Women's Club hosted two Congolese natives who shared their creative talents in a one-of-a-kind African drum, song and dance workshop on July 15-16.

North State Voices: A mother's tolerance reaps reward

Posted: 23 Jul 2008 11:22 PM CDT

Being a mom is the most important and, by far, fulfilling role of my life. It has also been the most heart wrenching and frustrating aspect of my life.

Orland olive business suffers big wire theft

Posted: 23 Jul 2008 11:40 PM CDT

ORLAND — Facilities owned by Musco Family Olives on County Road P has lost an estimated $1,500 in copper wire to thieves over the past two weeks.

Patrick Kinmartin column: She knows how to just roll with it

Posted: 24 Jul 2008 12:32 AM CDT

Lissa Cunningham works two jobs in Chico, roller skates on eight wheels competitively throughout the country and uses the combination "5138" as part of the moniker in her personal e-mail address.

Picnic for future Chico State students is Friday

Posted: 23 Jul 2008 11:40 PM CDT

CHICO — A chance for future students of Chico State University and their parents to chat with alumni and enjoy a picnic will take place from 5:30-7:30 p.

Public's help requested in finding Durham rape suspect

Posted: 23 Jul 2008 11:40 PM CDT

DURHAM — After 10 days of an intense manhunt that reportedly had Sheriff Perry Reniff personally making car stops, the Butte County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in finding a Durham rape suspect.

Shots fired into occupied Orland home

Posted: 23 Jul 2008 11:40 PM CDT

ORLAND — Residents in a west Orland neighborhood were shaken Tuesday night when shots were fired through the front window of a home in the 200 block of Plumas Street.

Six-run lead slips away from Outlaws

Posted: 24 Jul 2008 12:32 AM CDT

The Outlaws keep finding ways to lose in the second half. After Tuesday's 22-3 thumping at the hands of the Edmonton Cracker Cats at Telus Field in Alberta, Canada, Chico battled for a 7-1 lead that stood until the seventh inning Wednesday.

Structure toll rises dramatically in Concow

Posted: 23 Jul 2008 03:30 PM CDT

CHICO — Teams comprised of officials from Cal Fire and Butte County completed an assessment of the Concow area today and increased the number of homes lost to flames from 71 to 106.

Theater briefs

Posted: 23 Jul 2008 07:04 PM CDT

'Dancing with the Stars' in Paradise PARADISE -- The Paradise Dancers are hosting the second annual "Dancing with the Stars" fundraising event Saturday.

Tomatoes take the stage

Posted: 23 Jul 2008 11:22 PM CDT

Well-grown tomatoes and spicy salsa will be celebrated at the Saturday Farmers Market during the ninth annual Tomato Weigh-In and Salsa Recipe Contest.

What you need to know about the Humane Society

Posted: 23 Jul 2008 11:22 PM 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.

Women's Club accepting fire donations

Posted: 23 Jul 2008 11:22 PM CDT

CHICO — Chico Women's Club is donating its clubhouse at 592 E. Third St. on Sunday as a site for items to be donated to victims of the recent fires.

YouTube launches Julia Nunes' musical career

Posted: 23 Jul 2008 07:04 PM CDT

It's becoming clear that you don't need a record label to launch your career as a musician. Musicians can upload their music on the internet to be accessed by everyone.

entertainment calendar for july 24-30

Posted: 23 Jul 2008 07:04 PM CDT

Thursday, JULY 24 Music/Nightclubs CAFE CODA: Thursday Morning and other bands TBA. Show starts at 8 p.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

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7:45 a.m.: Fire near containment, traffic looking good

Posted: 22 Jul 2008 09:47 AM CDT

After burning for more than a month, the Butte Lightning Fire Complex is 90 percent contained, according to information released at 6:30 a.

Assistance requested in finding missing Richvale woman

Posted: 23 Jul 2008 12:33 AM CDT

RICHVALE — Authorities are asking for community assistance in tracking down a missing Richvale woman.

Berry Creek hosts berry fest Aug. 9

Posted: 23 Jul 2008 12:33 AM CDT

BERRY CREEK — More than 500 pies will be available for purchase at the 10th annual Berry Creek Berry Festival, 10 a.

Bullets hit Oroville home

Posted: 22 Jul 2008 10:02 AM CDT

A series of gunshots were fired into a home just after 10 p.m. on Concow Maidu Drive in Oroville. According to a press release issued by the Butte County Sheriff's Department, deputies who were at a nearby call heard the gunshots and arrived at the

Chilling in the channel

Posted: 23 Jul 2008 12:32 AM CDT

Ian Alvarez, 6, of Chico, pilots his green rubber raft through a channel lined with rocks in a stretch of Big Chico Creek Tuesday in lower Bidwell Park.

Concow fire victims can get assistance

Posted: 22 Jul 2008 11:51 AM CDT

OROVILLE — A local assistance center will be opened to help the victims of the recent fires in the Concow area.

Concow fire victims can get assistance at center

Posted: 23 Jul 2008 12:33 AM CDT

OROVILLE — A local assistance center will be opened to help the victims of the recent fires in the Concow area, and Butte County is planning a community meeting to talk about debris removal.

Correction

Posted: 23 Jul 2008 12:33 AM CDT

Tuesday's story about the appointment of Clare Keithley to the Butte County Superior Court bench incorrectly stated that the last four judicial appointees to the local court have been women.

Daily Planner: July 23

Posted: 23 Jul 2008 12:33 AM CDT

Events PIZZA NIGHT: 6-9 p.m. fundraiser for Women's Health Specialists at Woodstock Pizza. Community BLOOD DRIVE: Donor hours 8 a.

Daily Planner: July 24

Posted: 23 Jul 2008 12:33 AM CDT

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

Editorial: State snoozes as lake dries up

Posted: 23 Jul 2008 02:06 AM CDT

Lake Oroville, the cornerstone of the State Water Project, is at its lowest level since the drought of the mid-1970s.

Fish ladder project gets new funding: Plan would not require blasting in Bidwell Park

Posted: 23 Jul 2008 12:32 AM CDT

A new injection of money is moving a repair project on the Iron Canyon Fish Ladder in upper Bidwell Park a step closer to completion.

Glenn County's most wanted

Posted: 23 Jul 2008 12:33 AM CDT

Here are several people being sought by Glenn County law enforcement agencies: Marty Faye Swayze The Glenn County Sheriff's Office is seeking Marty Swayze for hit and run causing property damage, driving on a suspended license and failure to appear.

Glenn superior court officer arrested

Posted: 23 Jul 2008 12:32 AM CDT

WILLOWS — An officer with the Glenn County Superior Court was arrested Saturday night on suspicion of being under the influence of narcotics.

Judge finds Mathews competent to stand trial

Posted: 23 Jul 2008 12:32 AM CDT

OROVILLE — After four separate hospital commitments, a judge has found a Chico man sufficiently restored to mental competency to stand trial in a protracted criminal case.

Letter: Disc golf course a regional treasure

Posted: 23 Jul 2008 12:31 AM CDT

We just did a disc golf safari from Vancouver Island, Canada, as far south as Santa Cruz. Chico certainly was one of the most fun and most memorable courses we visited.

Letter: Heroes are everywhere

Posted: 23 Jul 2008 12:31 AM CDT

America has found patriotism again. Young men from all over the country have come to the rescue of California, Paradise specifically.

Letter: Media shows racism toward Obama

Posted: 23 Jul 2008 12:31 AM CDT

The New Yorker has informed the general public who their choice is for president in the upcoming election.

Letter: Prison system offers no help

Posted: 23 Jul 2008 12:31 AM CDT

Las Plumas High School special education student Gregory Wright will celebrate his 18th birthday in a couple of days.

Letter: Time time to thank firefighters

Posted: 23 Jul 2008 12:31 AM CDT

Chico firefighters have had their second opportunity this year to show exactly how vital they are to our community.

Map outlines deer migration patterns

Posted: 23 Jul 2008 12:32 AM CDT

OROVILLE — A study of Butte County's three migratory deer herds that included the use of "global polynomial interpretation" was presented Tuesday to a joint meeting of the Board of Supervisors and the Planning Commission.

Meeting to help police interact with mentally ill people

Posted: 23 Jul 2008 12:33 AM CDT

CHICO — A public meeting is planned Aug. 7 to discuss creating a program to improve how police interact with people who are mentally ill.

Orland council deems early 1900s building historic

Posted: 23 Jul 2008 12:32 AM CDT

ORLAND -- A nearly 100-year-old building that will be restored became a first for the city of Orland Monday, with an official designation of Local Historical Significance.

Orland water, sewer rates increased 2.6 percent

Posted: 23 Jul 2008 12:32 AM CDT

ORLAND — A low ballot response from residents and a unanimous vote from Orland City Council resulted Monday in a 2.

Outlaws get stomped in Cats romp

Posted: 23 Jul 2008 12:36 AM CDT

Hitting wasn't just contagious for the Edmonton Cracker Cats Tuesday night at Telus Field. It was an outbreak.

Preview: YouTube launches Julia Nunes' musical career

Posted: 22 Jul 2008 06:46 PM CDT

It's becoming clear that you don't need a record label to launch your career as a musician. Musicians can upload their music on the internet to be accessed by everyone.

Sidelines: Lions All-Star tickets available

Posted: 23 Jul 2008 12:36 AM CDT

There are still tickets left for the 31st annual Lions' All-Star Football Classic, to be held Saturday at Oroville's Harrison Stadium.

Storrie recovery: Railroad to pay $102 million in worker-caused fire

Posted: 23 Jul 2008 12:32 AM CDT

SACRAMENTO — Union Pacific Railroad Co. has agreed to pay $102 million for a huge California wildfire sparked by its workers in what federal officials described Tuesday as a precedent-setting case.

Supervisors seek review of behavioral health budget

Posted: 23 Jul 2008 12:32 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Butte County's Department of Behavioral Health remains in turmoil as the staff, particularly the medical staff, challenges the administration's budget plan for the coming year.

Sweet Basil and the Bee: The pepper king

Posted: 23 Jul 2008 12:33 AM CDT

Meet a Farmer CHICO — Dennis Biro, a first generation farmer and Chico Farmers Market vendor for 23 years, grew up wanting to farm.

Tree 'hit-and-runs' upset residents

Posted: 23 Jul 2008 12:32 AM CDT

CONCOW -- Residents are frustrated as trees on their property -- some more than 100 years old -- are being tagged with spray paint and cut down without prior approval.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

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'The Valley' brings 'reality theater' to local teens

Posted: 21 Jul 2008 03:02 PM CDT

CHICO -- For decades, television and movies took their cue from live theater but "The Valley," an original episodic teen drama, playing at the Blue Room, is taking its cue from "reality" TV.

A recycle relay

Posted: 22 Jul 2008 12:35 AM CDT

Savannah Alexandré, 8, races against other girls as they hurry to place bottles and cans in the right recycle bags during a relay Saturday at One-Mile Recreation Area in Bidwell Park.

Art Briefs

Posted: 21 Jul 2008 03:02 PM CDT

Watermedia art at Monk's this month CHICO -- Monk's Wine Bar & Bistro, 128 W. Second St., is featuring the art of "BrushWorks" this month.

Bee kind to your family: 'The Bee Movie' to play in Bidwell Park

Posted: 21 Jul 2008 03:02 PM CDT

CHICO -- Be sure to buzz on down to the One Mile Recreation Area on Saturday to see Seinfeld's animated alter ego, "Barry B.

Biblio File: Not fire, but ice: Paradise native's Donner poems

Posted: 21 Jul 2008 03:02 PM CDT

Perhaps it's ironic that I read Shana Youngdahl's chapbook, "Donner: A Passing" ($12 in paper from Finishing Line Press, www.

Buzz Art Gallery Listings: July 17, 2008

Posted: 21 Jul 2008 03:02 PM CDT

Here is a list of local galleries, museums and other art displays. (The listings reflect galleries and studios that have reported participation in Art First Saturday, which takes place 4-8 p.

Cover story: 'Crow and Weasel' journey begins at Blue Room

Posted: 21 Jul 2008 03:02 PM CDT

CHICO -- The Blue Room Young Company was born ten years ago when the concept of adults performing for children was changed to young people performing for their peers.

Daily Planner: July 22

Posted: 22 Jul 2008 12:35 AM CDT

Community JUDGMENT WORKSHOP: How to do your own divorce; family support issues. Service of Butte County Superior Court.

Daily Planner: July 23

Posted: 22 Jul 2008 12:35 AM CDT

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

Editorial: Who pays when bill comes due?

Posted: 22 Jul 2008 12:35 AM CDT

Now that the Butte County lightning fires are almost fully contained and the threat has passed for now, there's one big nagging question: How will the government pay the bill?

Feds to announce largest forest fire settlement in history

Posted: 21 Jul 2008 05:16 PM CDT

SACRAMENTO — The U.S. Attorney's office will release details concerning "the largest recovery in Forest Service history in a forest fire case," during a press conference Tuesday at 1 p.

Final Bidwell Park plan EIR ready to review

Posted: 22 Jul 2008 12:36 AM CDT

CHICO — The final environmental impact report for the Bidwell Park Master Management Plan is available for public review.

Fire safety education

Posted: 22 Jul 2008 12:36 AM CDT

The Chico Fire Department and Chico Area Recreation and Park District kicked off a week-long Camp Code 3, aimed at helping children stay safe in emergencies and to familiarize them with the work of local public safety agencies Monday at the Pleasant

Four bills signed into law boost victims' rights

Posted: 22 Jul 2008 02:04 AM CDT

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Arnold Schwar-zenegger signed four bills into law Monday that seek to strengthen the rights of California citizens victimized by sexual assaults, elder abuse and crimes committed by juveniles.

He Said, She Said movie review: Hellboy II' a thrilling fantasy, visual wonder

Posted: 21 Jul 2008 03:02 PM CDT

"Hellboy II: The Golden Army" stars Ron Perlman as a demon who turns superhero to fight for humans against a race of elves.

Learning from neighbors: Butte County looks to El Dorado for fire recovery ideas

Posted: 22 Jul 2008 12:36 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- As Butte County begins to recover from wildfire devastation, some local officials are gleaning insight from another county that was in the same position.

Letter: Dueling Bible passages

Posted: 22 Jul 2008 12:35 AM CDT

This is in response to the July 12 letter from Jim Collins of Magalia. Why appeal to Genesis for biblical and moral authority regarding permissible sexual relations?

Letter: Helms was a bigot, not a patriot

Posted: 22 Jul 2008 12:35 AM CDT

The E-R, via the propagandistic AP, gives a diluted version of Jesse Helms, focusing on his alleged patriotism.

Letter: Let common sense, not laws, rule

Posted: 22 Jul 2008 12:35 AM CDT

A bicycle helmet saved my life. My accident was severe enough that I have no recollection of what happened.

Letter: Many heterosexuals support gay rights

Posted: 22 Jul 2008 12:35 AM CDT

Letter writer Helen Ekins buys into a popular misconception, which is that marriage rights for gays is a homosexual versus heterosexual issue.

Letter: Power brokers sure have us distracted

Posted: 22 Jul 2008 12:35 AM CDT

As we fight over who can marry whom, I can't help but imagine the real power players in this country clinking champagne glasses together as they revel in how thoroughly divided and conquered we are.

Local briefs

Posted: 22 Jul 2008 12:35 AM CDT

SACRAMENTO — The U.S. Attorney's office will release details today on what it calls the largest recovery in Forest Service history in a forest fire case.

Music preview: Blue Highway brings bluegrass to Big Room

Posted: 21 Jul 2008 03:03 PM CDT

CHICO -- "I think the musicians and the bands that will survive are the musicians and bands where the roots of the music that they offer are unique and at the same time musically valid — unique enough that they be recognized by their own sound

On Foot: Tech troubles better with online trail guide

Posted: 22 Jul 2008 12:35 AM CDT

CHICO -- Thomas and I are pretty good about scoping out walking sites by looking through hiking books, talking to travelers and using the Internet to research obscure places.

Outlaws aren't quite enjoying the drive-in

Posted: 22 Jul 2008 02:04 AM CDT

Edmonton Cracker Cats closer Pete Sikaras on Monday night found himself in a predicament several Golden Baseball League pitchers have been in recently — struggling to get the third out while the Outlaws threatened to rally during a prolonged

Park fish ladder renovation update tonight

Posted: 22 Jul 2008 12:36 AM CDT

CHICO — An update on the project to renovate the Iron Canyon fish ladder in upper Bidwell Park will be given from 6 to 8 p.

Police Chief: Flynn's DUI due to prescription drugs, not alcohol

Posted: 22 Jul 2008 02:04 AM CDT

CHICO -- City Councilor Mary Flynn's Friday arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence was most likely due to prescription medications, not alcohol, Police Chief Bruce Hagerty said Monday.

Prosecutor gets new judgeship in county

Posted: 22 Jul 2008 12:35 AM CDT

SACRAMENTO -- Veteran prosecutor Clare Keithley was appointed Monday by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to a newly created position on the Butte County Superior Court bench.

Review: 'Babylon Bellydance Circus' heats up Duffy's Tavern

Posted: 21 Jul 2008 03:02 PM CDT

CHICO -- "Welcome to the greatest show on Earth!" emcee Midriff McGee heartily announced to the crammed crowd at Duffy's Tavern last Friday night.

Sidelines: Flag football camp offered

Posted: 22 Jul 2008 02:04 AM CDT

The Chico Area Recreation and Park District will hold an instructional football camp for children looking to improve their football skills without the risk of full-contact injury.

Signs of life in the forest

Posted: 22 Jul 2008 12:36 AM CDT

Three buck deer are shown inside a burned-out area in Concow Monday. (Ty Barbour/Staff Photo)

Steep terrain slows progress in containing fires

Posted: 22 Jul 2008 02:04 AM CDT

CHICO — Only two fires among 41 that once comprised the Butte Lightning Complex remain burning in Butte County, but steep terrain on the largest — the Camp Fire — held overall containment at 90 percent Monday.

Supervisors to hear about deer herds

Posted: 22 Jul 2008 12:36 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Today's Butte County Board of Supervisors meeting will leave its usual chambers and move to the Southside Oroville Community Center for a joint meeting with the Planning Commission and a discussion of migratory deer herds.

Tee To Green: O'Donnell captures vaunted Canyon Oaks title

Posted: 22 Jul 2008 02:04 AM CDT

Mike O'Donnell put together rounds of 73 and 72 to win the Canyon Oaks Country Club Men's Stroke Play Championship by seven strokes over Pat Campbell (152.

Theater Briefs

Posted: 21 Jul 2008 03:02 PM CDT

Hocks Unlimited melodrama OROVILLE -- Tickets are available for the Hocks Unlimited melodrama, "The Shame of Tombstone or Dirty Work in the Lucky Cuss," which runs July 25-26, Aug.

Theater review: 'The Drunkard' offers catchy tunes, needs work

Posted: 21 Jul 2008 03:02 PM CDT

CHICO -- The Chico Theater Company, known for its consistently entertaining productions is currently presenting its first melodrama, "The Drunkard.

Valley water well users asked to report any problems

Posted: 22 Jul 2008 02:04 AM CDT

California is in a drought. The governor has declared it, low reservoirs show it, and in some cases people's home wells prove it.

entertainment calendar july 17-23

Posted: 21 Jul 2008 03:02 PM CDT

Thursday, JULY 17 Music/Nightclubs CALIFORNIA WORLDFEST, Grass Valley: Features eight stages of music and dance from around the world, camping, workshops, international food, fine crafts and a children's program.

Monday, July 21, 2008

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Art feature: Hope, heart and art fill Enloe's Cancer Center

Posted: 21 Jul 2008 02:22 AM CDT

CHICO -- "What are the colors of hope?" That question was the impetus of one of the largest "healing art" projects Chico has ever seen.

Blog Log

Posted: 21 Jul 2008 02:03 AM CDT

Here are snippets from some of our blogs last week. The blogs, and others, can be seen in their entirety at www.

But this is Chico: Fiesta marked Bidwell Mansion centennial

Posted: 21 Jul 2008 02:03 AM CDT

Bidwell Mansion became a state park in 1964. But it wasn't until Oct. 4 and 5, 1968, that a city-wide event called Fiesta Rancho Chico was held to officially mark the changeover.

Caughey stays tough in Outlaws setback

Posted: 21 Jul 2008 12:37 AM CDT

Trevor Caughey, who has emerged steadily as a contender for Golden Baseball League Pitcher of the Year in recent weeks, passed yet another important test on the road toward legitimate merit Sunday.

Council member suspected of DUI

Posted: 21 Jul 2008 02:03 AM CDT

CHICO — City Council member Mary Flynn was arrested Friday evening on suspicion of driving under the influence.

Couple celebrates 50th anniversary in style

Posted: 21 Jul 2008 02:03 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- When Joyce Lindhorst first met her now-husband Don, all she wanted was a ride in his brand new 1957 Chevrolet.

Daily Planner for Monday, July 21

Posted: 21 Jul 2008 02:03 AM CDT

Community BLOOD DRIVE: Donor hours 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday. BloodSource, 555 Rio Lindo Ave., Chico. Must be in generally good health, weigh 110 pounds or more (under 17 years old must have parental consent.

Economic downtown changes consumers' habits

Posted: 21 Jul 2008 02:02 AM CDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Adrienne Radtke plans to keep riding her bike to work even if gas prices drop. Steve Pizzini got rid of his Cadillac Escalade in favor of a 16-year-old Acura and doesn't expect to have another gas-guzzler.

Letter: God passes judgment

Posted: 21 Jul 2008 02:02 AM CDT

I am one to believe that this country is being judged by God. If you look at all the evidence in our country you will see why.

Letter: Red Cross needs help in order to help

Posted: 21 Jul 2008 02:02 AM CDT

I don't know if people in this area are aware of the role the American Red Cross is playing in helping us during this disaster.

Letter: Use care when discarding fireworks

Posted: 21 Jul 2008 02:02 AM CDT

I can certainly sympathize with Carole Kloss, who wrote about the fireworks mess left in parking lots in the malls in Oroville.

Letter: What's to celebrate?

Posted: 21 Jul 2008 02:02 AM CDT

July 4 passed and Americans were waving their Chinamart flags. I couldn't help but think, "What's to celebrate?

Month-old lightning fires now 90 percent contained

Posted: 21 Jul 2008 02:43 AM CDT

The Butte County lightning fires are now at 90 percent containment and on schedule to reach 100 percent by Thursday.

News of our past

Posted: 21 Jul 2008 02:03 AM CDT

Here are some newspaper stories published this week in years past: 25 years ago 'Homes, cars bombed by retardant A faulty valve on a B-12 firefighting "Flying Fortress" bomber sprinkled red fire retardant over Chico cars and houses .

Obama meets Karzai, pledges aid, if elected

Posted: 21 Jul 2008 02:34 AM CDT

KABUL, Afghanistan — Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama pledged steadfast aid to Afghanistan in talks Sunday with its Western-backed leader and vowed to pursue the war on terror "with vigor" if elected, an Afghan official said.

Paulson braces public for several months of troubled times

Posted: 21 Jul 2008 02:02 AM CDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson sought to reassure an anxious public Sunday that the banking system is sound, while also bracing people for more troubled times ahead.

Public voice sought when city's salaries negotiated

Posted: 21 Jul 2008 02:03 AM CDT

CHICO — City Councilors are taking steps toward what they hope will improve the "transparency" in city's process of negotiating salaries and benefits with its employees.

Tourism has yet to revisit Butte Meadows after fires

Posted: 21 Jul 2008 02:03 AM CDT

BUTTE MEADOWS — The smoke and most of the fires have gone in Butte County, but tourists haven't yet come back in full swing to camp and fish.

Zero to hero: Founder of the Skyway House stepping down after 15 years of service

Posted: 21 Jul 2008 02:35 AM CDT

CHICO — As his colleagues like to put it, Tommy Higgins went from "one of the most wanted to the most admired" persons in Butte County.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

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2 for 1 sale going on at Butte Humane Society

Posted: 20 Jul 2008 12:11 AM CDT

CHICO — Adopting cats and kittens just got cheaper as the Butte Humane Society tries to get more people to bring a new pet home.

Aerial view a better perspective

Posted: 20 Jul 2008 12:11 AM CDT

Forgive Bill Connelly if he's a little on edge. Get a couple of thousand feet up in the air and it's easy to see why.

All About Us: New baby: Innovations along with expectations

Posted: 20 Jul 2008 12:11 AM CDT

There is nothing quite as exciting and miraculous to me as a new life, which is why, when my husband and I found out that our family is going to grow by one, we were both ecstatic.

Cal EPA teams clear hazardous waste from homes after fires

Posted: 20 Jul 2008 12:12 AM CDT

Just 10 days after Butte County supervisors castigated the state for setting up waste-removal standards in the fire-ravaged areas without offering help, Cal Environmental Protection Agency teams are cleaning up toxins in the Ophir and Humboldt fires

Clay helps take the stress away

Posted: 20 Jul 2008 12:11 AM CDT

CHICO -- The ceramic art center All Fired Up offered one fire-affected family some therapeutic clay pounding Saturday.

Daily Planner: July 20

Posted: 20 Jul 2008 12:11 AM CDT

Performances BLUE ROOM THEATRE: 2 p.m. "Crow and Weasel," 139 W. First St. Tickets, 895-3749 or www.blueroomtheatre.

Daily Planner: July 21

Posted: 20 Jul 2008 12:11 AM CDT

Community BLOOD DRIVE: Donor hours 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday. BloodSource, 555 Rio Lindo Ave., Chico. Must be in generally good health, weigh 110 pounds or more (under 17 years old must have parental consent.

Dream of gas tax holiday faltered over job losses

Posted: 20 Jul 2008 12:10 AM CDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The political vision of a summer gas tax holiday died a quick death in Congress, losing to a view that federal excise taxes on gasoline and diesel fuel will have to go up if they go anywhere.

Editorial: No budget, no pay for Legislature

Posted: 20 Jul 2008 12:11 AM CDT

Three weeks into the fiscal year that started July 1, the state is operating without a budget. What are legislators doing to break the deadlock that resulted them in defying the state constitution?

Fires may be fully contained this week

Posted: 20 Jul 2008 12:11 AM CDT

Firefighters continue to battle the Butte County blazes that started nearly a month ago, with full containment predicted by Thursday.

Free driving clinic offers teens hands-on experience

Posted: 20 Jul 2008 12:11 AM CDT

WILLOWS — The last in a series of all-day day teen car control clinics will be conducted Aug. 8 at Thunderhill Park for teen drivers.

Letter: Carbon dioxide shouldn't be a concern

Posted: 20 Jul 2008 12:11 AM CDT

Monday's E-R editorial noted that the G-8 Leaders took on intractable problems at this meeting. The label of "intractable" is dead on, as all three agenda issues are mighty hard to deal with.

Letter: Critical councilor part of the problem

Posted: 20 Jul 2008 12:11 AM CDT

Press space has been given to the comments Councilor Mary Flynn made at the July 1 council meeting specifically regarding the criticism Councilor Larry Wahl leveled at the proposed budget.

Letter: Inaction on gas prices gets expensive

Posted: 20 Jul 2008 12:11 AM CDT

If you enjoyed an annual salary of between $165,200 (senator) and $212,100 (House speaker), had the best health insurance and retirement plan money could buy, all paid for by taxpayers, would you worry about the cost of gasoline (and its

Letter: Lawsuit settlement will cost us

Posted: 20 Jul 2008 12:11 AM CDT

The "settlement" to developer Tom Fogarty, just announced for the sum of $9.5 million, is being charged to our grandchildren again by the City Council's limitless ATM called Redevelopment Agency funds, which is not-voted-on public bonds.

Letter: Nothing funny about a drunkard

Posted: 20 Jul 2008 12:10 AM CDT

This is in regard to your recent publication of "The Drunkard" theater production review: I don't see how watching someone become drunk and lose their family is "good family entertainment.

Letter: Voters have a Herger alternative

Posted: 20 Jul 2008 12:11 AM CDT

Today a friend of mine telephoned Congressman Wally Herger's Chico district office to complain that she didn't receive her economic stimulus rebate.

Local briefs

Posted: 20 Jul 2008 12:11 AM CDT

Kitchen fire closes Golden Waffle CHICO — A kitchen fire early Wednesday morning has closed the Golden Waffle Restaurant, 701 Main St.

Metallic-balloon bill deflated under pressure from manufacturers

Posted: 20 Jul 2008 12:11 AM CDT

SACRAMENTO— A bill that would have banned the sale of helium-filled metallic balloons in California had the air let out of it Tuesday.

New mattresses a sign of support for shelter

Posted: 20 Jul 2008 12:11 AM CDT

CHICO -- A simple thing like better bedding may be a sign of improved financial stability for the Torres Community Shelter.

Outlaws out the gate with another stumble

Posted: 20 Jul 2008 02:02 AM CDT

One was a nail-biter, the other more of a quick nail in the coffin. Both losses the Outlaws endured Saturday night on the road at Foothills Stadium against the Calgary Vipers meant that they are dangerously closer to starting the second half of the

Parental memory must not include explosion of sound

Posted: 20 Jul 2008 12:11 AM CDT

I've heard a claim that at the instant a wee-widget screams his or her way into this troubled orb, the mommy is immediately flooded with a collection of happy hormones that allegedly dulls the memory of what she just went through.

People on the Street

Posted: 20 Jul 2008 12:11 AM CDT

Did you know the state budget is three weeks late and legislators are on a break? Do you care? Asked Thursday in downtown Chico.

Post 95 has the punch that lands playoff win

Posted: 20 Jul 2008 02:02 AM CDT

RED BLUFF — If there's only one thing about the Oroville Post 95 American Legion baseball team, it's that it sure doesn't mind a fight.

Simply Golden: Signs for success throughout free agent landscape

Posted: 20 Jul 2008 02:02 AM CDT

Little league coaches trying to preach those values of teamwork to your young squad, make sure they don't read this: One single individual standout player can be the difference in a season on the highest levels of professional baseball.

The Bookshelf: "Our California"

Posted: 20 Jul 2008 12:11 AM CDT

"Welcome to California! There are valleys, deserts, mountains and coast. Which region do you think you will like the most?

Tropical Storm Cristobal rumbles off the Carolinas

Posted: 20 Jul 2008 12:10 AM CDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Tropical Storm Cristobal, the first tropical storm to menace the Southeast seaboard this hurricane season, sent outer bands of intermittent rain lashing the eastern Carolinas late Saturday as forecasters predicted it

Winning poster to be picked for market promotion

Posted: 20 Jul 2008 12:11 AM CDT

CHICO — Youngsters ages 6 to 15 years of age may enter a poster contest that encourages kids and families to eat more fruits and vegetables.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

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2:15 p.m.: Highway 32 open, evacuations lifted, fires 85 percent contained

Posted: 18 Jul 2008 04:16 PM CDT

Fire and sheriff's officials in Butte County have lifted the last of the evacuation orders related to the Butte Lightning Complex Fires.

Aussie, Kiwi teams fight fires

Posted: 19 Jul 2008 02:18 AM CDT

CHICO -- They've traveled halfway around the world to help fight area wildfires. But firefighter Alan Thomson said he and others on a team from New Zealand and Australia really aren't that different than any of the hundreds of firefighters in the

Curb, gutter removal near Enloe project irks neighborhood leader

Posted: 19 Jul 2008 02:18 AM CDT

CHICO — The contractor building Enloe Medical Center's parking structure jumped the gun on removing some curbs and gutters, angering a neighborhood advocate.

Durham woman in her 80s sexually assaulted

Posted: 19 Jul 2008 02:18 AM CDT

DURHAM — The Butte County Sheriff's Office is continuing to investigate the alleged sexual assault of a Durham woman in her 80's.

Editorial: Hits and Misses -- Our take on the week in news

Posted: 19 Jul 2008 02:14 AM CDT

HIT — As Chico and Butte County attempt to complete their first General Plan updates in years, it's becoming obvious that most of the county's growth over the next 20 years will be concentrated near existing cities.

Evacuations: When it comes to the elderly, it's best to be prepared

Posted: 19 Jul 2008 02:14 AM CDT

PARADISE — Fire evacuees have been shaken up and confused at times, but for caregivers working in retirement and elder care facilities, evacuations posed a specific challenge.

Fire crews closing in on containment

Posted: 19 Jul 2008 02:18 AM CDT

CHICO -- Officials for the Butte Lightning Complex fires finally got comfortable enough Friday to use the term "winding down.

From the Pulpit

Posted: 19 Jul 2008 02:18 AM CDT

Chico services today: Almond Blossom Fellowship/Kingdom Dynamics Ministry Center, 2540 Zanella Way, Suite 20: Worship with message series, "Finding Your Place in the Kingdom," from Pastors Robin and Tina Henson; 9 a.

Horses: the green way to clear brush

Posted: 19 Jul 2008 02:18 AM CDT

MAGALIA -- Dalia Mathan has found a "green" way to clear dead brush from her property. She owns two Norwegian Fjord horses — strong, short and stocky animals that are able to pull heavy loads and keep good footing on steep hills — and

In Session: Getting older not for sissies or ill-prepared

Posted: 19 Jul 2008 02:14 AM CDT

We all can recall the feelings of satisfaction when we passed the DMV tests and received our first driver's license.

Jail guard's control device missing

Posted: 19 Jul 2008 02:18 AM CDT

WILLOWS — An electronic control device belonging to a guard at Glenn County Jail is missing and may still be on jail property.

Larson seals Silver Dollar win No. 2

Posted: 19 Jul 2008 02:18 AM CDT

From now on, when the California Civil War 360-winged sprints circuit stops at Silver Dollar Speedway, betting on Kyle Larson to win wouldn't be a bad idea.

Letter: Fire crews deserve a parade

Posted: 19 Jul 2008 02:15 AM CDT

Once we are out of these crises, our family thinks it would be a great opportunity to thank the firefighters and the whole family of emergency response teams, by having a parade arranged down a main street of Paradise to give us the chance to

Letter: Fire victim grateful to many

Posted: 19 Jul 2008 02:14 AM CDT

I am a victim of the Camp Fire that swept through Concow early Tuesday morning, July 8. The fire came so quickly, we had no warning at all.

Letter: Herger out of touch with district

Posted: 19 Jul 2008 02:15 AM CDT

In his 2004 book "What's the Matter with Kansas?" Thomas Frank questioned why so many Americans vote against their economic and social interests.

Letter: Ration surface water, not ground water

Posted: 19 Jul 2008 02:14 AM CDT

"Water service urges 10 percent cutback," (E-R, July 7) is just another "knee-jerk" reaction to the very real water emergency in central and southern California.

No Starbucks to close in Butte, Glenn, Yuba counties

Posted: 19 Jul 2008 02:18 AM CDT

CHICO — Seattle-based Starbucks Corp. plans to close 618 locations in the coming months, but stores in Butte, Glenn and Yuba counties won't be among them, according to a company Web site.

Oroville homicide victims identified

Posted: 18 Jul 2008 04:22 PM CDT

The names of the victims of a triple homicide in Oroville were released Friday by Butte County Sheriff's Office and Oroville Police Department after a joint press conference.

Perseverance leads to summertime graduation

Posted: 19 Jul 2008 02:18 AM CDT

CHICO -- It may be almost two months after their classmates walked the stage for graduation, but the 11 students participating in a ceremony Friday afternoon are still graduating on time.

Persistent smoke tough on lungs ... and brains

Posted: 19 Jul 2008 02:18 AM CDT

BUTTE COUNTY -- Smoke has been lingering over most of the county for more than a month, and the lack of sunshine and constant worry about fires in the area has left some feeling jaded, to say the least.

Perspectives: The faith of our founders

Posted: 19 Jul 2008 02:18 AM CDT

We Baptists, especially we American Baptists, are thankful for the freedoms of this nation, because we haven't always been free to worship as we believe God has called us to worship.

Pope keeps Post 95 in contention

Posted: 19 Jul 2008 02:18 AM CDT

RED BLUFF — The formula for the first game of the American Legion District 4 baseball tournament was, for both Oroville Post 95 and the Red Bluff Bulls, a sum of offense and, well, more offense.

Religious Briefs

Posted: 19 Jul 2008 02:18 AM CDT

Free clinic closed Sunday CHICO — The Shalom Free Clinic at the Congregational Church of Chico will not be open Sunday.

Salvation Army camp offered for children of fire victims

Posted: 19 Jul 2008 02:18 AM CDT

CHICO — In office since Wednesday, newly arrived Salvation Army Capts. Darren and Courtney Stratton have already begun the work they were sent to do.

Senior Daily Planner

Posted: 19 Jul 2008 02:14 AM CDT

CARD Senior Programs: Community Center, 545 Vallombrosa Ave., 895-4711; Dorothy Johnson Center, 775 E.

Sidelines: Junior golf camps set in Oroville

Posted: 19 Jul 2008 02:18 AM CDT

Table Mountain Golf Course professional Todd Moran is offering free junior golf camps sponsored by the Oroville Golf Foundation.

Victims of apparent triple homicide identified

Posted: 19 Jul 2008 02:18 AM CDT

The names of the victims of an apparent triple homicide were released by authorities from the Butte County Sheriff's Office and the Oroville Police Department Friday after a joint press conference.

Friday, July 18, 2008

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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.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

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Aerial tour of landscape reveals fires' toll

Posted: 17 Jul 2008 02:26 AM CDT

OROVILLE— Blue skies over Butte County have brought good and bad news to firefighters and county personnel.

Callers warned about scam phone messages

Posted: 17 Jul 2008 02:25 AM CDT

WILLOWS — The Willows Police Department has reported that a number of local citizens are receiving phone messages asking them to call a number in the 809 area code to claim a prize or check on an injured family member.

Concow death identified; crews button up Complex fires

Posted: 17 Jul 2008 02:26 AM CDT

CHICO — Very little news was good news Wednesday as firefighters held the Butte Lightning Complex fires to 54,300 acres and containment remained at around 80 percent.

Containment grows on lightning complex fires

Posted: 16 Jul 2008 03:06 PM CDT

CHICO — Incident commanders for the Butte Lightning Complex fires said the blazes are 80 percent contained, and further progress is expected today.

Council approves $9.5 million settlement for Fogarty

Posted: 16 Jul 2008 03:01 PM CDT

CHICO — The Chico City Council Tuesday night approved a $9.5 million payout to Developer Tom Fogarty, ending his $48 million lawsuit against the city.

Daily Planner: July 17

Posted: 17 Jul 2008 02:24 AM CDT

Conditions change with the fire situations, so call first to confirm events have not been canceled. Events THURSDAY NIGHT MARKET, PARADISE: 5-8 p.

Daily Planner: July 18

Posted: 17 Jul 2008 02:24 AM CDT

Conditions change with the fire situations, so call first to confirm events have not been canceled. Events FREE WINE TASTING: 5-7 p.

Done deal: City approves $9.5 million payout

Posted: 17 Jul 2008 02:26 AM CDT

CHICO — A $9.5 million lawsuit settlement will delay future city projects but will not impact the city's budget cut efforts, City Manager Dave Burkland said Wednesday.

Editorial: People need voice in CSUC planning

Posted: 17 Jul 2008 02:24 AM CDT

The Chico City Council addressed that same old topic Tuesday night — downtown parking and how to improve it.

Feather River Hospital prepares for inspections so that it can reopen

Posted: 17 Jul 2008 02:25 AM CDT

PARADISE — If you find changing your home's two or three air-conditioner filters a chore, pity the folks at Feather River Hospital who are replacing about 1,000 of them.

Four-task project earns Eagle award

Posted: 17 Jul 2008 02:25 AM CDT

CENTERVILLE — Spencer Keables spent the month of June pulling together materials and helping hands to complete a series of tasks that would culminate in improved displays for Colman Museum and an Eagles Scout award.

Glenn supervisors push for forest cleanup

Posted: 17 Jul 2008 02:25 AM CDT

WILLOWS — Glenn County may have dodged a blazing bullet when lightning stormed through the Mendocino National Forest June 21, but fires elsewhere in that forest and throughout California prompted the Board of Supervisors to push state and

Hack at the Track: Kids at SDS drive as fast as the adults

Posted: 16 Jul 2008 10:40 PM CDT

Kids play against adults at Silver Dollar Speedway. In pursuit of money. In a sport that cheats death far more than any other one I've ever covered.

Homicides end with apparent suicide

Posted: 17 Jul 2008 02:26 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Police found a woman and her two toddlers dead Wednesday afternoon, the apparent victims of homicide by a live-in boyfriend who may have turned a shotgun on himself later.

Humboldt Fire deemed arson

Posted: 17 Jul 2008 02:26 AM CDT

CHICO — The Humboldt Fire, which broke out June 11 near Old Humboldt Road east of Chico, was intentionally set, arson investigators have announced.

Humboldt Fire was arson

Posted: 16 Jul 2008 03:06 PM CDT

CHICO — The Humboldt Fire, which broke out June 11 beside Old Humboldt Road east of Chico, was intentionally set, arson investigators have announced.

Letter: Change habits to save gas

Posted: 17 Jul 2008 02:24 AM CDT

We can all help lower the price of fuel by setting goals for ourselves to make that a reality. First of all, we need to lower the consumption of fuel.

Letter: Community shows its appreciation

Posted: 17 Jul 2008 02:24 AM CDT

For 11 days at the end of June and into the first few days of July, many firefighters were welcomed into the Magalia Community Church for meals, rest, comfort and sincere expressions of appreciation for the work they were doing to save our community

Letter: Quick response to fire essential

Posted: 17 Jul 2008 02:24 AM CDT

In his Sunday column of July 6, E-R Editor David Little describes an experience two years ago in the Trinity Alps Wilderness.

Letter: Where are impeachment stories?

Posted: 17 Jul 2008 02:24 AM CDT

On June 9, Rep. Dennis Kucinich filed 35 articles of impeachment against President Bush, specifying the high crimes and misdemeanors of which this administration has been guilty.

Man electrocuted in Palermo accident

Posted: 16 Jul 2008 03:50 PM CDT

PALERMO — A man working for a tree service company under contract to PG&E was killed about 11:20 a.

Man killed in tree-trimming accident

Posted: 17 Jul 2008 02:26 AM CDT

PALERMO — A man working for Redding-based Utility Tree Service, a company under contract to PG&E, was killed about 11:20 a.

Mom, two toddlers apparent homocide victims

Posted: 16 Jul 2008 07:59 PM CDT

OROVILLE—About 3:45p.m. Wednesday Oroville police found a woman and her two toddlers dead in an apartment on Mono Avenue on the west side of Table Mountain Boulevard.

North State Voices: He could carve Lear Jets out of balsawood

Posted: 17 Jul 2008 02:24 AM CDT

In the 1970s, thousands of relics from the 1960s counterculture hit the backwoods of Northern California.

Paradise school board makes some changes, waits for others

Posted: 17 Jul 2008 02:25 AM CDT

PARADISE — Getting ready for the start of school at Paradise Unified School District means making some changes, such as establishing a new department and deciding to ask parents for money.

Relief truck for fire victims stops at church

Posted: 17 Jul 2008 02:25 AM CDT

CHICO — A 53-foot disaster relief truck containing food and hygiene products for victims of the Lightning Complex Fires dropped off a load of items at the Chico Church of Christ Tuesday morning.

School district prepares to build, justifies not building

Posted: 17 Jul 2008 02:25 AM CDT

CHICO — Preparing to build and reasons not to build were both discussed at Chico Unified School District's board of trustees meeting Wednesday.

Upward Bound helps high school students set college goals

Posted: 17 Jul 2008 02:25 AM CDT

CHICO — High school students perused some of their options Wednesday at an Upward Bound job fair geared not necessarily toward giving them a paycheck any time soon, but to give them an idea of what types of careers that might be awaiting them

What you need to know about the Humane Society

Posted: 17 Jul 2008 02:24 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.

Woman stabbed in apparent robbery attempt

Posted: 17 Jul 2008 02:25 AM CDT

CHICO — A woman walking alone on Highway 32 Tuesday night was stabbed by an unknown assailant during an apparent robbery attempt.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

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'The Valley' brings 'reality theater' to local teens

Posted: 15 Jul 2008 07:15 PM CDT

CHICO -- For decades, television and movies took their cue from live theater but "The Valley," an original episodic teen drama, playing at the Blue Room, is taking its cue from "reality" TV.

8:15 a.m.: Fires calming, roads clear, skies clearing

Posted: 15 Jul 2008 10:24 AM CDT

While the price of fighting the Butte Lightning Complex fire continues to soar, crews are gaining ground on the monster set of blazes.

Barrera recall effort will go forward

Posted: 16 Jul 2008 02:14 AM CDT

WILLOWS — Although an attorney demanded Glenn County Elections Department take no steps to proceed with or recognize any recall election pertaining to the Superintendent of Schools, an election official said Tuesday the process will go forward.

Burn areas pose threat to people and pets

Posted: 16 Jul 2008 02:11 AM CDT

CONCOW — Cal Fire handed out fliers to evacuees returning to Concow Sunday with information about staying safe in a burn areas.

Concow fire meeting, Red Cross recovery help

Posted: 15 Jul 2008 05:40 PM CDT

Concow community meeting CONCOW — A community meeting for people living in Concow and Yankee Hill who were impacted by the Butte Lightning Complex Fires will be conducted at 6 p.

Concow residents look toward recovery

Posted: 16 Jul 2008 02:11 AM CDT

CONCOW -- More than 300 people packed into Concow School Tuesday evening to hear about resources available for recovery from the fire that swept through the community July 8, torching about 50 homes.

Correction

Posted: 16 Jul 2008 02:11 AM CDT

An article in Tuesday's edition incorrectly stated the cost per acre to fight the Butte Lightning Complex fires.

Crew chiefs gain glory behind scenes

Posted: 15 Jul 2008 11:59 PM CDT

CHICO — Working as a crew chief at Silver Dollar Speedway isn't exactly a thankless job, though photo opportunities with a trophy in one hand and the other wrapped around the waist of a trophy girl are reserved for the drivers.

Daily Planner: July 17

Posted: 16 Jul 2008 02:08 AM CDT

Conditions change with the fire situations, so call first to confirm events have not been canceled. Events THURSDAY NIGHT MARKET, PARADISE: 5-8 p.

Daily Planner: June 16

Posted: 16 Jul 2008 02:08 AM CDT

Conditions change with the fire situations, so call first to confirm events have not been canceled. Community BLOOD DRIVE: Donor hours 8 a.

Editorial: Locks, alarms the best security

Posted: 16 Jul 2008 02:08 AM CDT

The serenity of living in the mountains comes at a price. People in wooded rural areas have to spend more on fire insurance.

Fire acreage grows a bit, but so does containment

Posted: 16 Jul 2008 02:11 AM CDT

CONCOW -- Green spots of vegetation inside the Butte Lightning Complex fires were allowed to burn Monday night, increasing the size of the fires to about 54,000 acres.

Firefighter burned Monday in stump hole fall

Posted: 16 Jul 2008 02:14 AM CDT

CONCOW — A man was hospitalized with first- and second-degree burns to his legs Monday in what may be the worst injury among 30 suffered by firefighters in the Butte Lightning Complex blazes.

Fires hit Belden businesses in pocketbook

Posted: 16 Jul 2008 02:11 AM CDT

BELDEN -- When one domino tile falls, typically the entire row tumbles. With wildfires ripping through Butte and Plumas counties, several entities have experienced the chain reaction of what smoke, flames and road closures can cause.

GBL falls to United League in All-Star Game

Posted: 15 Jul 2008 11:59 PM CDT

outlaw SAN ANGELO, Texas — Laredo Broncos catcher Luany Sanchez didn't win the Home Run Derby prior to Tuesday night's United League vs.

Glenn supervisors approve assessment hike for mosquito abatement

Posted: 16 Jul 2008 02:14 AM CDT

WILLOWS — Glenn County Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved an increase in the amount property owners will be assessed for mosquito abatement service throughout the county.

Letter: Debate on gay marriage healthy

Posted: 16 Jul 2008 02:08 AM CDT

Many proponents of gay marriage rightly assert that some detractors of their misguided proposition stand on a biblical/religious foundation.

Letter: Holler about high gas prices

Posted: 16 Jul 2008 02:08 AM CDT

A recent letter disputed my claims that China is exploring and drilling 50 miles, excuse me, 60 miles off the Florida coast.

Letter: Information helps calm fears

Posted: 16 Jul 2008 02:08 AM CDT

I would like to thank you for being so good about getting fire updates and the Google map showing the fire areas.

Paradise Town Council praises groups' response to fires

Posted: 16 Jul 2008 02:11 AM CDT

PARADISE — The five members of the Paradise Town Council strongly praised everyone who pitched in during the recent fires that threatened the community.

Parking changes include looking at narrowing Main and Broadway

Posted: 16 Jul 2008 02:11 AM CDT

CHICO -- Downtown's busiest two streets are set to get a serious look at losing a traffic lane in order to add more parking spaces.

Police file charges in attempted carjacking

Posted: 16 Jul 2008 02:14 AM CDT

CHICO — Police said officers acted reasonably in subduing an attempted carjacking suspect in a violent incident on West Sacramento Avenue June 27.

Sidelines: Nuts gain automatic Area 1 bid

Posted: 15 Jul 2008 11:59 PM CDT

PV hosts golf tournament Pleasant Valley High will host its second annual golf tournament Monday at Butte Creek Country Club as a fundraiser for its football program.

Sweet Basil & the Bee: Stem the tide of summer zucchini

Posted: 16 Jul 2008 02:08 AM CDT

Tutto Zucchini Zucchini, Cucurbita pepo, is related to cucumbers and melons. Originating in Central and South America, where it has been eaten for more than a thousand years, the zucchini we grow today is a "sport" that developed in northern Italy

Tomato weigh-in is July 26

Posted: 16 Jul 2008 02:08 AM CDT

CHICO — The Tomato Weigh-in and Salsa Recipe Contest will be open for competition 8-9 a.m. July 26 at the Saturday Farmers Market.

Woman allegedly throws pork chops on man during argument

Posted: 16 Jul 2008 02:11 AM CDT

WILLOWS — A woman cooking lunch allegedly threw pork chops and hot grease on a man Saturday afternoon as the two argued.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

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11:30 a.m.: Highway 70 open to escorted traffic

Posted: 14 Jul 2008 07:00 PM CDT

Highway 70 has been opened between Butte and Plumas counties.

6 p.m.: Fire briefs: Evacuations lifted

Posted: 14 Jul 2008 08:10 PM CDT

Precautionary threat evacuations for Paradise have been lifted and residents can return to their homes.

Belgium brewer buys bestselling Budweiser for $52 billion

Posted: 14 Jul 2008 03:09 PM CDT

BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) — The maker of the King of Beers has agreed to go to work for the Belgian brewer InBev SA.

Bush lifts offshore drilling ban

Posted: 15 Jul 2008 02:03 AM CDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Bush on Monday lifted an executive ban on offshore oil drilling and challenged Congress to follow suit, aiming to turn the enormous public frustration about gasoline prices into political leverage.

Correction

Posted: 15 Jul 2008 02:03 AM CDT

The ticket prices for Chico Theater Company's "The Drunkard" were incorrect in the July 10 issue of The Buzz.

Daily Planner: July 15

Posted: 15 Jul 2008 02:03 AM CDT

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.

Daily Planner: July 16

Posted: 15 Jul 2008 02:03 AM CDT

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.

Discrimination suit filed against Glenn County Superior Court

Posted: 15 Jul 2008 02:03 AM CDT

WILLOWS — Attorneys representing a Glenn County woman filed a lawsuit in federal court Monday alleging the court discriminated against her because of her nationality and later retaliated, allegations the court denies.

Ed Anderson's column 'Tee to Green': Kitayama is headed to the national Big 'I' Junior Classic in Pinehurst, N.C.

Posted: 15 Jul 2008 12:11 AM CDT

Fifteen-year-old Kurt Kitayama has qualified for the 40th annual Big "I" Junior Golf Classic, Aug. 2-7, which will be held this year at Pinehurst No.

Editorial: Taxpayers billed for council error

Posted: 15 Jul 2008 02:03 AM CDT

A city facing millions in debt got more bad news Friday with the revelation it must spend $9.5 million to settle a lawsuit.

Feather River firefighter killed in motorcycle crash

Posted: 15 Jul 2008 02:03 AM CDT

OROVILLE — A firefighter assigned to the Butte Lightning Complex was killed Sunday when he lost control of his motorcycle on the transition ramp from Highway 149 to southbound Highway 70.

Fire complex succumbing

Posted: 15 Jul 2008 04:39 AM CDT

JARBO GAP — Aided by conditions that allowed 16 helicopters to execute pinpoint water drops, crews made further progress against the Butte Lightning Complex fires Monday.

His own league: Valdez built All-Star resume in Dominican winter ball

Posted: 15 Jul 2008 12:11 AM CDT

CHICO — Superstar veteran Miguel Tejada at second base. Budding Cincinnati Reds standout Edwin Encarnacion over across the way playing third.

Letter: Don't forget the locals

Posted: 15 Jul 2008 02:03 AM CDT

Everyone has noticed the many fire trucks transporting wildland fire strike teams from all over California.

Letter: Enloe's bonus takes the cake

Posted: 15 Jul 2008 02:03 AM CDT

For passing the recent hospital inspections, Enloe employees received a $25 gift card and a cupcake. We have been fighting for five years to agree to a contract that is fair and comparable with other north state hospitals.

Letter: Killer not going anywhere

Posted: 15 Jul 2008 02:03 AM CDT

A recent letter expressed concern about the sentence Robert Carlos received after his conviction for murder in the second degree.

Letter: Make all cyclists wear helmets

Posted: 15 Jul 2008 02:03 AM CDT

I would like to see state helmet laws for bicyclists change. As it is today, anyone who is under 18 years of age has to wear a helmet.

Letter: Passionate beliefs OK on both sides

Posted: 15 Jul 2008 04:38 AM CDT

This letter is in response to the North State Voices column of July 3 headlined, "Why I perform same-sex ceremonies.

Letter: Vote of thanks to firefighters

Posted: 15 Jul 2008 02:03 AM CDT

July Fourth, as I watched from our deck the helicopters and bombers taking off and returning to the Chico airport, I kept thinking what a great and wonderful country in which we live.

Local briefs

Posted: 15 Jul 2008 02:03 AM CDT

Feather River Hospital expected to reopen PARADISE — Feather River Hospital is scheduled for inspection Thursday afternoon with the hope to reopen by the end of this week.

Morris confirmed as Herger's opponent

Posted: 15 Jul 2008 02:03 AM CDT

SACRAMENTO — Official results are finally in from the Secretary of State's office, and the 2nd Congressional district has confirmed its Democratic candidate.

On Foot: A spot on Skunk Harbor to ourselves

Posted: 15 Jul 2008 02:03 AM CDT

LAKE TAHOE — It was time we took on some elevation as we hiked a few of the scenic trails of east Tahoe.

Plumas firefighter killed in crash near Oroville

Posted: 14 Jul 2008 03:40 PM CDT

OROVILLE — A Plumas County firefighter assigned to the Butte Lightning Fire Complex was killed Sunday when he lost control of his motorcycle on the transition ramp from Highway 149 to southbound Highway 70.

Return to what remains: Concow woman back home after fire

Posted: 15 Jul 2008 04:42 AM CDT

CONCOW— Surrounded by the charred remains of Virginia Beaudry's home and garden, a stone rests with the words "Let It Go" inscribed into it.

Soldier accused of sex crimes with teen

Posted: 15 Jul 2008 02:03 AM CDT

OROVILLE — A U.S. soldier in Iraq will face trial on misdemeanor statutory rape charges when he is due back to Butte County in the fall.

Study suggests city will suffer land shortage

Posted: 15 Jul 2008 04:40 AM CDT

CHICO — A study compiled for the General Plan update process found that if nothing changes, office space in Chico may be harder to find and come at a higher premium.

Sustaining pedal power: Wheeled Migration heads to Sustainability Conference

Posted: 15 Jul 2008 02:03 AM CDT

CHICO — Ryan Laine had an idea that combines cycling, sustainability and personal relationships.

Monday, July 14, 2008

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4:30 p.m. - Many evacuation orders lifted

Posted: 13 Jul 2008 08:52 PM CDT

No structures are currently threatened in the Butte County Fire Complex, allowing residents from the area to return to home.

Attack on US base in Afghanistan kills 9 Americans

Posted: 14 Jul 2008 02:47 AM CDT

KABUL, Afghanistan — A multi-pronged assault by more than 100 militants on a remote U.S. base close to the Pakistan border killed nine American soldiers and wounded 15 Sunday in the deadliest attack on U.

Blog Log

Posted: 14 Jul 2008 02:34 AM CDT

Here are snippets from some of our blogs last week. The blogs, and others, can be seen in their entirety at www.

But this is Chico:Mansion brings back many memories

Posted: 14 Jul 2008 02:34 AM CDT

As a lonely child, Janyce Silva sought refuge in Bidwell Mansion. Sometimes she stayed overnight. As an adult, she joined the Annie K.

Daily Planner: July 14

Posted: 14 Jul 2008 02:34 AM CDT

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.

Daily Planner: July 15

Posted: 14 Jul 2008 02:34 AM CDT

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.

El Dorado sweeps doubleheader from Nuts

Posted: 14 Jul 2008 12:01 AM CDT

The Chico Nuts American Legion baseball team suffered a doubleheader sweep against El Dorado on Sunday in Placerville, 7-6 and 13-10.

How critters cope when fire threatens

Posted: 14 Jul 2008 04:29 AM CDT

Long before cigarette butts burning on the side of the roadway and Fourth of July fireworks could go awry, the animal kingdom survived fire.

Letter: Don't redefine marriage

Posted: 14 Jul 2008 02:34 AM CDT

Homosexuals made their strongest case when they stated "what happens between consenting adults in private is none of the government's business.

Letter: Praise for the progressives

Posted: 14 Jul 2008 02:34 AM CDT

I take great pride in praising the progressive majority on the Chico City Council for their leadership and courage in passing a budget that is balanced for the next six years.

Letter: Spraying not really needed

Posted: 14 Jul 2008 02:34 AM CDT

Having found one dead Canada goose, the Butte County Mosquito District (BCMD) will soon commence spraying Chico with pesticides.

Nation's scenic parkways strained as traffic grows

Posted: 14 Jul 2008 02:47 AM CDT

ARLINGTON, Va. —Meandering through wooded hills, the George Washington Memorial Parkway offers stunning views of the Potomac River and the capital's monuments beyond.

News of the past

Posted: 14 Jul 2008 02:34 AM CDT

Here are some newspaper stories published this week in years past: 25 years ago 'Butte Creek canyon fire scorches 400 acres .

Officials urge action to aid fire prevention

Posted: 14 Jul 2008 04:30 AM CDT

With firefighting resources wearing thin, legislators are pressing for new methods to fight and address funding for the blazes in California.

Outlaws Notebook: Infielders finding Nettleton field challenging

Posted: 14 Jul 2008 12:01 AM CDT

CHICO — Right field at Nettleton Stadium has long been known to be a frustrating spot to play defensively due to the positioning of a main light post behind the third base line.

Scorpions cool off Outlaws

Posted: 14 Jul 2008 12:01 AM CDT

CHICO — As planned, the Chico Outlaws started Nick Casanova on the mound Sunday and later replaced him with fellow rotation member Beau Hintz, who needed pitches in game action since his last appearance hadn't been since July 3 due to unusual

Train collision with truck sends man to hospital

Posted: 13 Jul 2008 06:24 PM CDT

CHICO — A train collided with a truck on the railroad tracks on Fifth Street Sunday afternoon, sending a young, adult male to the hospital.

Train hits driver on fifth street

Posted: 14 Jul 2008 02:34 AM CDT

CHICO — A train collided with a truck at a railroad crossing on Fifth Street next to the Amtrak depot Sunday afternoon, sending a young man to Enloe Medical Center.

US spells out Fannie-Freddie backstop plan

Posted: 14 Jul 2008 02:47 AM CDT

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve and the Treasury announced steps Sunday to shore up mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, whose shares have plunged as losses from their mortgage holdings threatened their financial survival.

Water service to raise Chico rates by 33 percent

Posted: 14 Jul 2008 02:34 AM CDT

CHICO — Water rates for Chico customers of California Water Service Co. will increase by 33 percent, retroactive to July 1.

Weather contributing to progress against fires

Posted: 14 Jul 2008 04:34 AM CDT

Firefighters made good progress over the weekend with more humid weather and fewer winds. The strong, high pressure over the past few days is gradually weakening, bringing good humidity recovery during the night.

Woman dies in I-5 accident

Posted: 14 Jul 2008 02:47 AM CDT

WILLOWS — A car accident on Interstate 5 killed one woman and injured another Saturday. At 3 a.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

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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.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

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2:15 p.m. Summary: Day's successes marred by finding of body

Posted: 11 Jul 2008 04:26 PM CDT

Firefighters are making good progress today on the Butte Lightning Complex fires, but the discovery of a body in the Concow area has cast a pall over the successes.

7 p.m.: Bulletin: Paradise evacuations downgraded

Posted: 11 Jul 2008 09:15 PM CDT

7 p.m. Paradise lifts 'immediate threat' advisory All "immediate threat" evacuations in Paradise have been downgraded to "precautionary threat" evacuations.

9 p.m. Summary: Day's successes marred by finding of body

Posted: 11 Jul 2008 11:01 PM CDT

Firefighters made enough progress today on the Camp Fire to downgrade the evacuations ordered on the Paradise ridge, but the discovery of a body in the Concow area has cast a pall over the successes.

9 p.m.: Briefs: Enloe offering free masks

Posted: 11 Jul 2008 11:09 PM CDT

Free masks, while supplies last Enloe Medical Center will offer a public drive-through 9 a.m. to noon to give free N95 masks.

Churches help shelter fire evacuees

Posted: 12 Jul 2008 02:05 AM CDT

Although it was Wednesday, the parking lot at Chico's Neighborhood Church was crowded. The many cars belonged to people who had been evacuated from the foothills because of the fire danger.

Daily Planner: July 12

Posted: 12 Jul 2008 02:05 AM CDT

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.

Daily Planner: July 13

Posted: 12 Jul 2008 02:05 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.

Editorial: Hits and Misses - Our take on the week in news

Posted: 12 Jul 2008 02:05 AM CDT

HIT — It's worthy to again note that the staffs of both Butte County and the town of Paradise deserve heroes' salutes, not to mention every single emergency services and relief support person here.

Evacuees react to death of Concow resident in fire

Posted: 12 Jul 2008 04:18 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- The parking lots at Las Plumas High School were nearly full with RVs and cars; the school lawns were dotted with tents; and the gym was a hub of activity as fire evacuees from Concow, Yankee Hill, Paradise and Berry Creek continued to

Fire threatens home two days in a row

Posted: 12 Jul 2008 04:20 AM CDT

PARADISE -- Firefighters were called to a home on Oakmore Drive for the second day in a row Friday to extinguish flames outside a detached garage.

Letter: Enloe donating masks

Posted: 12 Jul 2008 02:05 AM CDT

Thank you, Enloe, for donating masks to the community during the smoky days. We arrived at 10:15 and learned they had already given out 600 masks in the first 10 minutes.

Letter: Help people replace woodstoves

Posted: 12 Jul 2008 02:05 AM CDT

Reducing particulate matter production from older, less efficient woodstoves is necessary to improve air quality in Chico.

Letter: Medical train wreck coming

Posted: 12 Jul 2008 02:05 AM CDT

In January, hospitals around the California braced for the worst when the governor's directive called for 10 percent across-the-board budget cuts, which translated into a $1.

Letter: Thanks to the Moms and Dads

Posted: 12 Jul 2008 02:05 AM CDT

I would like to thank all the Moms and Dads who volunteer almost every Thursday and Sunday night so I can do the sport I love the most.

Local briefs

Posted: 12 Jul 2008 02:05 AM CDT

Firefighters keep access to dorms CHICO — Chico State University and Cal Fire have plans to renew an accommodation agreement between the two entities, which has allowed firefighters, police officers and other fire personnel to stay in

Olschowka wins main in street stocks

Posted: 12 Jul 2008 02:05 AM CDT

CHICO — Smoke, fires, a wet track and lower attendance had the hold on Silver Dollar Speedway on Friday night.

Religious Briefs

Posted: 12 Jul 2008 02:05 AM CDT

Church postpones vacation Bible school CHICO — Due to the fires and air quality situations at the current time, Church On the Esplanade has postponed its Vacation Bible school that was originally scheduled Monday through Friday.

Residents address fire protection concerns

Posted: 12 Jul 2008 04:20 AM CDT

PALERMO — As wildfires continue to consume Butte County, over 30 south county residents met Friday evening to determine how to better protect themselves from fire.

Senior Planner

Posted: 12 Jul 2008 02:05 AM CDT

CARD Senior Programs: Community Center, 545 Vallombrosa Ave., 895-4711; Dorothy Johnson Center, 775 E.

Sidelines: Ten Chico skaters qualify for nationals

Posted: 12 Jul 2008 02:05 AM CDT

Ten members of the Chico Artistic Skate Club qualified for the U.S. Nationals at the recent Southwest Pacific Regional Championship in Fresno, where approximately 600 skaters from California, Nevada and Arizona competed for the chance to advance.

Stewarts: 'We always knew this would happen'

Posted: 12 Jul 2008 04:19 AM CDT

PARADISE -- When they woke up early Tuesday morning, Willard and Winifred Stewart knew something was different.

Tragedy and triumph in Concow: Immediate threat evacuation order lifted for Paradise

Posted: 12 Jul 2008 04:18 AM CDT

CONCOW -- The first known human fatality from the Butte Lightning Complex fires was reported in Concow Friday morning by the Butte County Sheriff's Office.

White House rejects regulating greenhouse gases

Posted: 12 Jul 2008 02:05 AM CDT

WASHINGTON — The Bush administration on Friday rejected regulating greenhouse gases blamed for global warming, saying it would damage the U.

Women hit the track to raise money for breast cancer cure

Posted: 12 Jul 2008 02:05 AM CDT

WILLOWS — A little bit of grace was brought to the Thunderhill Raceway Park Friday morning, as the first ever women's-only lap was made around the track.

Friday, July 11, 2008

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10:30 p.m.: Bulletin: Camp Fire remains east of river

Posted: 11 Jul 2008 12:45 AM CDT

10:30 p.m.: Camp Fire remains east of river The Camp Fire has burned alongside the West Branch of the Feather River but it remains on the eastern side of the canyon opposite the Paradise ridge.

3:30 p.m.: Summary: Fire flaring near Jarbo Gap

Posted: 10 Jul 2008 06:04 PM CDT

The Camp Fire flared up this afternoon in the Concow area, with the hottest spot near the intersection of Deadwood and Andy Mountain roads.

3:30 p.m.: Ways to donate to help fire victims

Posted: 10 Jul 2008 05:51 PM CDT

Ways to donate: Do it directly The best way that donors can contribute to relief organizations is to do it directly with cash.

Art briefs

Posted: 10 Jul 2008 08:41 AM CDT

Abstract art at 1078 Gallery CHICO -- Three Bay Area women abstract painters, recent MFA graduates of the San Francisco Art Institute, will exhibit their large works on linen, paper and stretched canvas at 1078 Gallery this month.

Berry Creek evacuees make best of bad situation

Posted: 11 Jul 2008 02:15 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- California State Parks and Recreation have opened three campgrounds for fire evacuees to stay for free, and group of Berry Creek friends were making the best of a bad situation at Loafer Creek Campground Thursday afternoon.

Berry Creek saloon sparks with life

Posted: 11 Jul 2008 02:15 AM CDT

BERRY CREEK — Driving down Bald Rock Road in Berry Creek, smoke lingers through the empty driveways of evacuated residents.

Biblio File: Chico High grad co-authors book about Costa Rica

Posted: 10 Jul 2008 08:41 AM CDT

Scott Pentzer, recently inducted into the Chico High School alumni hall of fame (he graduated in 1984), has lived with his wife, Meg Tyler Mitchell, for almost four years in San José, Costa Rica.

Butte County's most wanted

Posted: 11 Jul 2008 02:15 AM CDT

Here are several people being sought by Butte County law enforcement agencies: Mario Ottoniel Belloso Jr.

Buzz Art Gallery Listings: July 10, 2008

Posted: 10 Jul 2008 08:40 AM CDT

Here is a list of local galleries, museums and other art displays. (The listings reflect galleries and studios that have reported participation in Art First Saturday, which takes place 4-8 p.

Buzz editor's column: Local theaters need community support

Posted: 10 Jul 2008 08:42 AM CDT

If you haven't visited the local theaters in Butte County for awhile, then you're missing something amazing.

California World Fest next week

Posted: 10 Jul 2008 08:41 AM CDT

GRASS VALLEY -- California World Fest will take place July 17-20 at the Grass Valley Fairgrounds. A variety of music will be played during the festival.

Cancer fundraising event today at Thunderhill Raceway

Posted: 11 Jul 2008 02:15 AM CDT

WILLOWS -- The public is invited to attend a fundraising event today at Thunderhill Raceway Park, where proceeds will benefit an organization dedicated to finding a cure for breast cancer.

Canyon Complex update

Posted: 11 Jul 2008 02:15 AM CDT

BERRY CREEK — Fires in the Canyon Complex, most burning in Plumas County, continued to force the closure of Highway 70 between Lake Oroville and Greenville Thursday, but fire officials reported making progress.

Chico Ink: Tattoo art creates lifelong memories

Posted: 10 Jul 2008 08:41 AM CDT

CHICO --If you've ever seen an episode of TLC's "Miami Ink" or its west-coast spinoff, "LA Ink," you already know people get tattoos for a variety of reasons.

Chico firefighters, police officers help out with fires

Posted: 11 Jul 2008 02:15 AM CDT

CHICO -- With Chico police officers going door-to-door in Paradise, and the Fire Department's resources maxed out, area wildfires raging not that far away have seen a direct involvement from the city.

City of Oroville contributes staff, resources to fire

Posted: 11 Jul 2008 02:15 AM CDT

OROVILLE — The city of Oroville has contributed staff and resources to help neighboring community fight the current fires.

City to settle for $9.5 million in land-contamination lawsuit

Posted: 11 Jul 2008 02:15 AM CDT

CHICO — Developer Tom Fogarty stands to gain a payout of $9.5 million from the city in a yet to be finalized settlement agreement that would end his $48 million lawsuit.

Correction

Posted: 11 Jul 2008 02:15 AM CDT

A photo caption in Thursday's edition misidentified a PG&E worker spraying fire protection gel on a utility pole as a UC Davis firefighter.

Cover story: A jazzy duo: Holly Taylor and Eric Peter

Posted: 10 Jul 2008 08:41 AM CDT

CHICO -- For 15 years Holly Taylor and Eric Peter have been livin', lovin and makin' music together in Chico.

Cub Complex fires under new command

Posted: 11 Jul 2008 02:15 AM CDT

BUTTE MEADOWS — Management of the Cub Complex fires, which includes the Cub and Onion fires burning north of Butte Meadows near Highway 32, was transferred to a federal incident command team on Thursday.

Daily Planner

Posted: 11 Jul 2008 02:03 AM CDT

Today Performance THEATER ETC: 7 p.m. Disney musical "Aristocats, Kids." Call 895-8382 for tickets. CHICO THEATER COMPANY: 7:30 p.

Day 20: 49,000 acres lost with 45 percent fire containment

Posted: 11 Jul 2008 02:15 AM CDT

CONCOW — Helicopters flew over portions of the Camp Fire for about an hour Thursday, but couldn't make any water drops on the flames due to near-zero visibility.

Editorial: Help from afar doesn't replace helping ourselves

Posted: 11 Jul 2008 02:03 AM CDT

It wasn't surprising that Gov. Schwarzenegger had a lot of sympathetic comments to make during his visit here Monday.

Enloe sees jump in emergency room visits

Posted: 11 Jul 2008 02:15 AM CDT

CHICO -- Enloe Medical Center had a big jump in emergency-room visits Thursday. As a result, hospital officials asked people to use urgent-care centers for relatively minor problems.

Glenn firefighters, law enforcement officials on the scene

Posted: 11 Jul 2008 02:15 AM CDT

WILLOWS — As they did in June with the Humboldt Fire, firefighters and law enforcement officials from Glenn County are again helping Butte County with its current fires and evacuations.

Kari Mais shares 'Recollection' at university

Posted: 10 Jul 2008 08:41 AM CDT

CHICO -- Forty years. It's a great span of time. And for Chico native turned Oregonian Kari Mais, a great span of artwork as well.

Letter: Changes needed at Enloe

Posted: 11 Jul 2008 02:03 AM CDT

Can low wages and employee morale translate to job satisfaction and retention at Enloe or help staff feel secure and appreciated by an administration that has outsourced, laid off and ignored staff concerns?

Letter: Ignoring religious proscriptions

Posted: 11 Jul 2008 02:03 AM CDT

All organized religions preach that we should loveone another, with no mention of gender (or any other potentially prejudicial relationship).

Letter: Praise for two 'Superstars'

Posted: 11 Jul 2008 02:03 AM CDT

Eighteen Red Hatters from three chapters and five spouses/guests were enthralled by the performance of "Jesus Christ Superstar" at the Sunday, June 22, Chico Cabaret matinee.

Lookout still keeping an eye out, but not at his post

Posted: 11 Jul 2008 02:15 AM CDT

BUTTE MEADOWS — On Thursday, U.S. Forest Service lookout Ken Jordan was keeping his eye out for fires, but still not from his aerie post.

Man bound over for trial in double fatal crash

Posted: 11 Jul 2008 02:15 AM CDT

OROVILLE — A judge Thursday bound over a young Oroville man for trial in connection with an alleged alcohol-related automobile crash last year that killed two passengers.

Nuts reel off eighth straight win

Posted: 11 Jul 2008 02:08 AM CDT

The Chico Nuts American Legion baseball team continued its insanely potent offensive binge Thursday night in Redding, smashing the Redding Rattlers 16-3 in a game that was called after eight innings.

Police report

Posted: 11 Jul 2008 02:15 AM CDT

The following property crimes were reported recently to the Chico Police Department: RESIDENTIAL BURGLARIES July 3 — 2200 block of Notre Dame Boulevard.

Sidelines: Silver Dollar to race two nights

Posted: 11 Jul 2008 12:38 AM CDT

Another two-day racing show is scheduled today and Saturday night at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico.

Sow There! Perils of clipping

Posted: 11 Jul 2008 02:03 AM CDT

Anyone who has attempted to use home clippers to cut hair knows there are certain perils involved. A while back my Mom bought my significant other, Tommy, a clipper set, with plans that I would learn how to give him a cut.

Steve Carson's 'Outdoors' column: Simple solution to the salmon crisis: grow-out pens and money?

Posted: 11 Jul 2008 12:38 AM CDT

The quarterly meeting of the Butte County Fish and Game Commission took place this week in the county supervisor's chambers in Oroville.

Theater briefs

Posted: 10 Jul 2008 08:41 AM CDT

Children perform in 'Aristocats' at Theater, ETC CHICO -- A musical production of Disney's "The Aristocats, Kids" will be performed at 7 p.

Theater preview: 'The Drunkard' serves family entertainment

Posted: 10 Jul 2008 08:42 AM CDT

CHICO -- Barry Manilow's cheesy yet immensely popular song "Copacabana" reached its peak Billboard position in the late 1970s.

Theater preview: Wild fun at Chico Cabaret's 'Wild, Wild West' show

Posted: 10 Jul 2008 08:41 AM CDT

CHICO -- With sexy saloon dancers, live hillbilly music and a cast of fun-loving, comedic characters, the "Wild Wild West" ought to be a show-down of rowdy country fun.

entertainment Calendar july 10-16

Posted: 10 Jul 2008 08:41 AM CDT

Thursday, JULY 10 Music/Nightclubs CAFE CODA: The "Tino Special" featuring drummer Tino Marrufo, Mike Newman, Rocky Winslow, Christine LaPado, Shigemi Minetaka, and Juan Aguilar.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

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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.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

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10 p.m. summary: Firefighters hope for calm night

Posted: 09 Jul 2008 12:00 AM CDT

Firefighters are hoping the night brings calming conditions and only gentle breezes, unlike Tuesday morning.

10:45 p.m.: Fire briefs: Evacuation centers change again

Posted: 09 Jul 2008 12:54 AM CDT

Shelter getting full The evacuation center at Neighborhood Church is nearing capacity and being closed, but center officials would like evacuees to continue to the church at 2801 Notre Dame Blvd.

10:50 p.m.: Evacuation update: More of Paradise, Berry Creek, Lime Saddle area being evacuated

Posted: 09 Jul 2008 12:54 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Updated information from Paradise officials has the entire eastern half of the town under some sort of evacuation notice.

9:30 p.m.: Fire Bulletins: Ridge hospital cleared as precautionary measure

Posted: 08 Jul 2008 11:35 PM CDT

9:30 p.m.: Feather River Hospital to relocate 38 patients The administrators at Feather River Hospital are taking precautionary action tonight and relocating its 38 inpatients to other facilities.

Boy drowns in grandparents' Orland pool

Posted: 09 Jul 2008 02:06 AM CDT

ORLAND — A 4-year-old Oregon boy drowned Monday evening in a tragic incident, despite efforts from his parents, grandparents and emergency personnel to revive him.

Bylund named Paradise schools chief

Posted: 09 Jul 2008 02:06 AM CDT

PARADISE — Roger Bylund traveled to Paradise Tuesday, despite thick smoke smothering the town, to be introduced as Paradise Unified School District's new superintendent.

Camp for siblings of cancer patients evacuated

Posted: 09 Jul 2008 02:31 AM CDT

OROVILLE — They were expecting to spend a week enjoying the rural setting of Berry Creek. But the staff and campers of Camp Okizu spent Tuesday afternoon in the gym of Las Plumas High School in Oroville instead.

Chamber of Commerce issues report detailing tax-generating methods

Posted: 09 Jul 2008 02:06 AM CDT

CHICO — With Chico facing declining sales tax revenue, there's plenty that the city can do to turn that around, reported a task force formed by the Chico Chamber of Commerce that combined retail, commercial, real estate and other professionals.

Community Roundup: Three from Haley's win gold at karate nationals

Posted: 09 Jul 2008 02:05 AM CDT

Dakota Stahl, competing in the 13-year-old novice division, placed first in weapons and third in kumite (sparring) at the AAU National Karate Championships in Albany, N.

Daily Planner: July 10

Posted: 09 Jul 2008 02:30 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.

Daily Planner: July 9

Posted: 09 Jul 2008 02:30 AM CDT

Events ENLOE FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER: 10-11:30 a.m. Free workshop on home safety; find out how to evaluate your home for safety hazards; learn about safe sleep environments for your baby and risk of Shaken Baby Syndrome.

Fire forces thousands to evacuate Paradise

Posted: 09 Jul 2008 02:28 AM CDT

PARADISE — As thickening smoke and raining ash cast a pall over Paradise Tuesday, people coped with another fire threat that forced at least 3,500 residents to leave their homes and head for safer ground.

Four-year-old Oregon boy drowns in family pool

Posted: 08 Jul 2008 04:15 PM CDT

ORLAND — A four-year-old Oregon boy drowned Monday evening in a tragic incident, despite efforts from his parents, grandparents and emergency personnel to revive him.

Glenn County's most wanted

Posted: 09 Jul 2008 02:06 AM CDT

Here are several people being sought by Glenn County law enforcement agencies: Jaquline Elizabeth Klump The Glenn County Sheriff's Office is seeking Jaquline Elizabeth Klump for being under the influence of a controlled substance and probation

He Said, She Said movie review: 'Hancock' doesn't deliver, bores movie reviewers

Posted: 09 Jul 2008 02:08 AM CDT

"Hancock" stars Will Smith as a superhero with a drinking problem who is trying to clean up his act. MICHELLE: I was really bored during big chunks of this movie.

Las Plumas pushed back into shelter duty

Posted: 09 Jul 2008 02:28 AM CDT

OROVILLE— For the second time in two weeks, evacuees crowded the Las Plumas High School gym as fires threatened homes in Concow, Paradise and Berry Creek.

Letter: Cremator not needed downtown

Posted: 09 Jul 2008 02:05 AM CDT

It is difficult to believe that Butte County's air quality management district may allow the Ramsey mortuary to install a cremator in the heart of downtown Oroville residential district where three churches, two schools, and Sank Park are also

Letter: Firefighters perform heroic feats

Posted: 09 Jul 2008 02:05 AM CDT

On behalf of Butte College, I'd like to thank our local firefighters, police officers and other agencies that responded to the Humboldt Fire in Butte County.

Letter: No room for debate

Posted: 09 Jul 2008 02:05 AM CDT

We are each entitled to our personal opinions and beliefs with respect to the homosexual/lesbian "marriage" debate.

Letter: Thanks to tourney title sponsor

Posted: 09 Jul 2008 02:05 AM CDT

On behalf of the board of directors of the Boys and Girls Clubs of the North Valley, we would like to thank Tracy Realty for their commitment as title sponsor of this year's 13th annual Links Across Time Golf Tournament.

Local briefs

Posted: 09 Jul 2008 02:06 AM CDT

Three cooling stations open Temperatures have hit the triple digits, getting over 110 degrees in some areas, prompting the Butte County Public Health Department to open cooling centers.

Long balls go long way in Nuts' win

Posted: 09 Jul 2008 02:05 AM CDT

Patrick Randolph, Cody Brown and Jesse Morris each homered in the Chico Nuts' 12-run first inning and the Nuts trounced the host Napa Riverdogs 19-8 Tuesday.

Outlaws Notebook: Nava producing for Red Sox affiliate

Posted: 09 Jul 2008 02:05 AM CDT

CHICO — Using the same sharp consistency that made him an offensive dynamo for the Outlaws last season, Daniel Nava has positioned himself to be a contender for the California League batting title this summer.

Outlaws spin a hit record to enjoy

Posted: 09 Jul 2008 02:05 AM CDT

CHICO — They nearly quadrupled the Orange County Flyers' hit total. Three times deficits were erased.

Protection burn likely contributes as Camp Fire rages into Concow area

Posted: 09 Jul 2008 02:27 AM CDT

CONCOW — Fire officials said a procedure Monday night known as a "firing operation" may have hastened the march of the Camp Fire toward Concow, where several dozen structures were lost Tuesday.

Residents evacuated from Paradise nursing home

Posted: 09 Jul 2008 02:30 AM CDT

PARADISE — Because of the threatening Camp Fire, 94 residents of Cypress Acres, a Paradise nursing home, were evacuated and moved to facilities in the valley Tuesday.

Sweet Basil and the Bee: Supporting Slow Food in the valley

Posted: 09 Jul 2008 02:31 AM CDT

CHICO — The Slow Food Movement, founded in 1986 near Turin, Italy was a reaction to the opening of a McDonald's restaurant in Rome.

Teen badly hurt in crash

Posted: 09 Jul 2008 02:06 AM CDT

BANGOR— A teenage girl riding in a pickup suffered major injuries Monday afternoon when the brakes failed on a trailer it was hauling, and a load of old appliances crashed through the truck's rear window.

Teen passenger badly hurt in crash

Posted: 08 Jul 2008 04:15 PM CDT

BANGOR— A teenage girl riding in a pickup suffered major injuries Monday afternoon when the brakes failed on a trailer it was hauling and a load of old appliances crashed through the truck's rear window.

Youngsters bring comfort to evacuees

Posted: 09 Jul 2008 02:29 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- Next to an ice chest of bottled water and a table filled with snack food, two young girls brightened up the evacuation center at Las Plumas High School Tuesday with stuffed animals and children's books.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

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7:45 p.m.: Smoke is from within burn area

Posted: 07 Jul 2008 09:54 PM CDT

7:45 p.m. Smoke rising Residents of the upper ridge are reporting new smoke from the area of the West Fire, east of Magalia.

Bad air lingers in foothills

Posted: 07 Jul 2008 11:38 AM CDT

In the face of the continuing fires, the Butte County Air Quality Management District is predicting "very unhealthy air for all people" throughout the foothill communities today.

Daily Planner: July 8

Posted: 08 Jul 2008 12:33 AM CDT

Community JUDGMENT WORKSHOP: How to do your own divorce; family support issues. Service of Butte County Superior Court.

Daily Planner: July 9

Posted: 08 Jul 2008 12:33 AM CDT

Community CHICO STATE BLOOD DRIVE: Noon-3 p.m. in Bloodmobile near Glenn and Siskiyou Halls. Donors receive coupon for a free pint of Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream and Bloodsource T-shirt.

Ed Anderson's column 'Tee to Green': Foursome wins Canyon Oaks Invitational

Posted: 08 Jul 2008 02:08 AM CDT

The team of Ruthie Cooper, Loretha Harrah, Pat Radisich and Bev Gillaspy captured first place in the first flight of the annual Canyon Oaks CC Women's Invitational Golf Tournament with a three-day score of 237.

Editorial: Let community groups use rooms

Posted: 08 Jul 2008 12:32 AM CDT

It's a sign of the city's economic times that the City Council is now talking about limiting use of the people's chambers.

Firefighters make progress on Butte fires, but Tehama blaze gives a scare

Posted: 08 Jul 2008 12:33 AM CDT

Progress was made Monday on fires still burning in Butte County, but a Tehama County fire provided a bit of a scare to the mountain community of Jonesville.

Fireworks burn garage, cars, singe two homes in Orland

Posted: 08 Jul 2008 12:34 AM CDT

ORLAND -- Two homes and three cars were damaged by flames Sunday night after improperly extinguished fireworks set fire to a garage.

Glenn sheriff's dispatchers kept busy over holiday weekend

Posted: 08 Jul 2008 12:34 AM CDT

WILLOWS — Glenn County was busy during the holiday weekend, with more than 200 calls to sheriff's dispatchers.

Governor tours fire-ravaged ridge

Posted: 08 Jul 2008 12:34 AM CDT

PARADISE -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger was in southwest Paradise Monday morning, walking among the ashes and charred remains of homes destroyed by the Humboldt Fire in June.

Governor tours homes lost in Humboldt Fire

Posted: 07 Jul 2008 07:02 PM CDT

PARADISE — Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger was in southwest Paradise this morning, walking among the ashes and charred remains of homes destroyed by the Humboldt Fire in June.

Grindstone Rancheria resident stabbed

Posted: 08 Jul 2008 12:34 AM CDT

ELK CREEK — Glenn County authorities are investigating a stabbing incident that may have occurred late Sunday night at Stony Gorge Reservoir, near Elk Creek.

InnerView: James Hickman's life is an example at Torres Shelter

Posted: 08 Jul 2008 12:33 AM CDT

CHICO — For most of James Hickman's adult life, he never imagined the mindset he has today. "I try to have a good effect on people, and let others have a good effect on me.

Letter: Get used to bad air quality

Posted: 08 Jul 2008 12:32 AM CDT

Our air quality following the regional fires brings to mind Southern California. Our area, once home to blue skies and stars, now has perpetual gray.

Letter: Killer's sentence too light

Posted: 08 Jul 2008 12:32 AM CDT

I couldn't believe my eyes when I read that Robert Carlos only received 15 years after he bludgeoned to death my friend and co-worker, Julie Bayne McGaffick.

Letter: Shame on those who ignore evacuation

Posted: 08 Jul 2008 12:32 AM CDT

My comments are with much gratitude to each and every firefighter and volunteer in Butte County. I give sincere thanks and am profoundly grateful to each of you.

Letter: Spend on technology, not drilling

Posted: 08 Jul 2008 12:32 AM CDT

Recently there have been numerous letters asserting that the price of gas will go down (almost immediately) if we start drilling for oil in the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge and off the coast of California.

Local briefs

Posted: 08 Jul 2008 12:34 AM CDT

Woman accepts ride, is allegedly raped; suspect in custody GRIDLEY — A woman called the Butte County Sheriff's Office Sunday morning to report she had been sexually assaulted by a man who offered to give her a ride to a friend's home.

Navarro thrown for a loss in return

Posted: 08 Jul 2008 02:08 AM CDT

CHICO — Scott Navarro's grand return to the Chico professional baseball scene Monday night was spoiled — but not by the Orange County Flyers.

On Foot: Spooner Lake aspen grove is a summer paradise

Posted: 08 Jul 2008 12:33 AM CDT

LAKE TAHOE — While the rest of you hardy Butte County folks braved sticky temperatures and the smoky haze over June 28-July 1, Thomas and I wimped out and headed for clearer skies.

Outlaws Notebook: Smoky air conditions have impact on players

Posted: 08 Jul 2008 02:08 AM CDT

CHICO — Each Chico Outlaws homestand seems to take on a personality of its own based on what events define the week, and the current nine-game stay at Nettleton Stadium may end up being known as the "smoke series.

Police check on invasion report

Posted: 07 Jul 2008 09:44 AM CDT

Chico police are investigating a possible home-invasion robbery reported just before 7:30 a.m. today.

Possible home invasion robbery reported

Posted: 08 Jul 2008 03:05 AM CDT

CHICO — A woman told police two armed men broke into a residence she was house-sitting Monday morning and ordered her to lie on a bathroom floor.

Precautions urged for hot weather

Posted: 08 Jul 2008 12:34 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- With temperatures hitting triple digits this week throughout California and Butte County, local and state officials are urging individuals to take special precautions to stay safe.

Preliminary hearing opens in double fatality near Oroville

Posted: 08 Jul 2008 12:34 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Police testified in court Monday that the night of a double fatality near Oroville last year, the accused driver had been seen in a casino bar drinking a strong alcohol concoction prophetically called a "Tree Smacker.

Record high temperatures possible

Posted: 07 Jul 2008 10:11 AM CDT

Forecasters with the National Weather Service say record temperatures are possible today as a strong high pressure system continues to build over the area.

Sidelines: Canadas, Sears get scholar honor

Posted: 08 Jul 2008 02:08 AM CDT

Chico State senior Denise Canadas, a mecatronic engineering major, and sophomore Erin Sears, majoring in business adminstration, were named to the National Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar Teams for Division II.

Tuber rescued from Sacramento River expected to recover

Posted: 08 Jul 2008 12:34 AM CDT

Boaters pulled an unidentified man from the Sacramento River Sunday afternoon after he became separated from tubing companions and was swept under the water.

Monday, July 07, 2008

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Blog Log

Posted: 07 Jul 2008 02:05 AM CDT

Here are snippets from some of our blogs last week. The blogs, and others, can be seen in their entirety at www.

Brush strokes of hope: Mural becomes cultural connect

Posted: 07 Jul 2008 02:06 AM CDT

CHICO — Chico is connected to a small town on the Pacific coast of Mexico — a connection that began with heartbreak and has grown into hope.

But this is Chico: Hot summers, cool sprinklers at Bidwell Mansion

Posted: 07 Jul 2008 02:05 AM CDT

I'm putting this column together on a hot day, so I'd like to start the series about Bidwell Mansion from 1964 to the present with a summer story.

Caughey earns win for Outlaws

Posted: 07 Jul 2008 12:20 AM CDT

CHICO — Trevor Caughey and Jose Valdez provided two sources of comfort on Sunday for heat-fatigued Chico Outlaws fans at Nettleton Stadium, similar to the way the pair has often been a smoothing influence on the team itself during the rugged

Daily Planner: July 7

Posted: 07 Jul 2008 02:05 AM CDT

Performances SHAKESPEARE ON THE PLAZA: 8 p.m. City Plaza, Chico. Performance tonight is "Enchanged April," by Matthew Barber.

Daily Planner: July 8

Posted: 07 Jul 2008 02:05 AM CDT

Community JUDGMENT WORKSHOP: How to do your own divorce; family support issues. Service of Butte County Superior Court.

Dry season makes for parched state

Posted: 07 Jul 2008 02:06 AM CDT

The 18.49 inches of precipitation that fell at the Enterprise-Record's weather station during the 2007-08 rain season was 26.

Hotter weather may bring ugly week for firefighters

Posted: 07 Jul 2008 02:05 AM CDT

Firefighters continue to gain control of Butte County fires according to schedule. Clean up has started, but a change in weather could increase fire activity and smoke this week.

Letter: Cut administration in behavioral health

Posted: 07 Jul 2008 02:05 AM CDT

Are we allowing the county bean counters to run our Butte County Behavioral Health Department (BHD) instead of the BHD medical and clinical professionals?

Letter: Environmental problems preventable

Posted: 07 Jul 2008 02:05 AM CDT

The current fire catastrophes across the West are the result of human influence. We are the primary cause for these disasters through mismanagement of the land, and our destruction of the environment.

Letter: Self-reliance will help in oil crisis

Posted: 07 Jul 2008 02:05 AM CDT

I am not a rocket scientist but I can identify some facts. We are a petroleum economy. We import about 60 percent of the crude oil we require.

Man found not breathing at boat landing

Posted: 07 Jul 2008 02:06 AM CDT

A man found not breathing at Scotty's Boat Landing at the Sacramento River Sunday was flown to Enloe Medical Center, according to Cal Fire officials.

Nadal tops Federer in 5 sets to win Wimbledon

Posted: 07 Jul 2008 02:04 AM CDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Rafael Nadal, grass stains on his white shirt and a Spanish flag tucked under his arm, scampered through the Centre Court stands to celebrate his first Wimbledon title with hugs and handshakes.

News of our past

Posted: 07 Jul 2008 02:05 AM CDT

Here are some newspaper stories published this week in years past: 25 years ago 'Continental Nut Co.

Nuts sweep doubleheader with walk-off hits

Posted: 07 Jul 2008 12:20 AM CDT

The Chico Nuts American Legion baseball team rallied in the bottom of the seventh inning twice Sunday to sweep a doubleheader at Doryland Field from the Redwood City Blues, 8-7 and 6-5.

Outlaws Notebook: Outlaws sign former Heat star Navarro to join pitching staff

Posted: 07 Jul 2008 12:20 AM CDT

CHICO — Part supply and part demand is what equated to former Chico Heat household name Scott Navarro coming out of retirement to join the Chico Outlaws pitching staff.

Runaway boys booked into juvenile hall

Posted: 07 Jul 2008 02:06 AM CDT

CORNING — Two runaway boys were booked into Tehama County Juvenile Hall Saturday for allegedly resisting arrest, possession of stolen property and violating their probation.

Water service urges 10-percent cutback on use

Posted: 07 Jul 2008 02:06 AM CDT

While many areas of the state are beginning to feel the pinch from lack of water with low lake levels, less feed on pastures for livestock, water cutback to farmers and restriction on when lawn can be watered, most urban water users in Northern

Sunday, July 06, 2008

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'Simply Golden': Correa has maintained Puerto Rican pulse through career

Posted: 06 Jul 2008 02:02 AM CDT

Saturday night's "Cinco De Julio" celebration that the Outlaws put on at Nettleton Stadium wasn't officially planned so that Reno Silver Sox bench coach Dalphie Correa was on hand as a guest of honor, but what perfect irony it was to have him

10:30 a.m.: Butte County fire update

Posted: 05 Jul 2008 12:55 PM CDT

The 11 active fires still burning in Butte County are 45 percent contained but are still closing some roads.

All About Us: Home improvement projects: Before and after kids

Posted: 06 Jul 2008 12:23 AM CDT

CHICO — When you start a home improvement project, the amount of time needed to complete said project will multiply exponentially depending on the number of children you have.

Another chapter for monastery's Chapter House

Posted: 06 Jul 2008 12:24 AM CDT

VINA -- Two gothic arches stand near completion inside a cavernous building at the Abbey of New Clairvaux in Vina, fueling a visitor's imagination of the beauty and awe to come, when the Chapter House is complete.

Bill provides funds for road work in Butte, Glenn counties

Posted: 06 Jul 2008 12:24 AM CDT

SACRAMENTO -- A bill signed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger last week will provide more than a million dollars for road construction and repair in Butte and Glenn counties.

California wildfires strain state's resources

Posted: 06 Jul 2008 12:22 AM CDT

LOS ANGELES — A wildfire threatening hundreds of homes in Southern California spread slowly through scenic canyonlands Saturday, straining resources as crews struggled to contain hundreds of other blazes around the state.

Daily Planner: July 6

Posted: 06 Jul 2008 12:23 AM CDT

Performances SHAKESPEARE ON THE PLAZA: 8 p.m. City Plaza, Chico. Tonight's performance is "God," by Woody Allen.

Daily Planner: July 7

Posted: 06 Jul 2008 12:23 AM CDT

Performances SHAKESPEARE ON THE PLAZA: 8 p.m. City Plaza, Chico. Performance tonight is "Enchanged April," by Matthew Barber.

Editorial: Help, don't hinder the firefighters

Posted: 06 Jul 2008 12:23 AM CDT

All too quickly we're reminded that the fields, hills and forests that give us wonderful vistas during the year's wet months, also give us agony in the dry summer months.

Fire safe council works to tame future blazes

Posted: 06 Jul 2008 12:24 AM CDT

CONCOW -- The Yankee Hill Fire Safe Council worked Thursday to take a bite out fire fuels, using a masticator to chew trees and shrubs along Concow Road.

Good weather, more forces will keep containment goal on track

Posted: 06 Jul 2008 12:24 AM CDT

Firefighters are keeping with their full containment goal of July 14 for fires in the Butte Lightning Complex with the help of more forces and the weather.

Letter: A mere $5, multiplied, can go a long way

Posted: 06 Jul 2008 12:23 AM CDT

People's response to the local fire disaster has reinforced my belief that we live in a truly unique community.

Letter: Even desert blocked for solar use

Posted: 06 Jul 2008 12:23 AM CDT

I generally get along well with environmentalists, but sometimes the radical ones bug me. And, the "environuts" have done it again.

Letter: Herger's rejection of bill nonsensical

Posted: 06 Jul 2008 12:23 AM CDT

Our current, temporary, representative in the U.S. Congress, Wally Herger, represents the lack of decisiveness which is so sadly applicable to the state of the Republican Party.

Letter: Magalia residents have right to rumble

Posted: 06 Jul 2008 12:23 AM CDT

We have been threatened by the West Fire since Saturday, June 21. I called 9-1-1 three times before the dispatcher understood I was not reporting the Concow fire.

Letter: No quick fix to high gas prices

Posted: 06 Jul 2008 12:23 AM CDT

I read Paul Ellcessor's letter about oil prices with great interest. I do not believe high inflation is the direct cause of high oil prices.

Letter: Wording can't be tolerated

Posted: 06 Jul 2008 12:23 AM CDT

Recently in "But This is Chico" Steve Brown celebrated Chico for being "amodel of tolerance" — specifically, with regards to homosexuals.

Letter; Fireworks just add to problem

Posted: 06 Jul 2008 12:23 AM CDT

The lightning-ignited ground fires creeping through the wildlands of Northern California are having a positive ecological effect by reducing fuel loads, but even healthy people are challenged by the particulate matter that is lingering in the air

Meriam Park affordable housing will accommodate disabled

Posted: 06 Jul 2008 12:24 AM CDT

CHICO -- An affordable housing complex pegged for Meriam Park has drawn support, with officials stressing the strong need locally for this kind of housing.

Novice already has some useful ideas on bicycle redesign

Posted: 06 Jul 2008 12:23 AM CDT

Some thoughts on bicycle redesign A couple of months back my dear bride, the saintly Susan, and I took a bold step into the past and bought a pair of bicycles.

River tubers have lots of elbow room

Posted: 06 Jul 2008 12:24 AM CDT

The Sacramento River was less crowed than expected Saturday for tubers hoping to cool off during the three-day weekend.

Silver Sox starters keep stifling Outlaws' offense

Posted: 06 Jul 2008 02:02 AM CDT

CHICO — Younger or older, acclaimed or unknown, left or right. In their first visit to Nettleton Stadium to face the Chico Outlaws this season, differing components of the struggling Reno Silver Sox pitching staff are achieving the same type

Smokejumpers can make a difference

Posted: 06 Jul 2008 12:23 AM CDT

The afternoon the lightning storm arrived, I was sitting in a fire lookout tower, as coincidence would have it.

Supervisor urges citizens to join together for protection against fires

Posted: 06 Jul 2008 12:24 AM CDT

OROVILLE — As wildfires continue to threaten Butte County, one county supervisor is encouraging residents to form community organizations that will help prepare and protect them from wildfire danger.

Sweep for Nuts a demonstration of discipline

Posted: 06 Jul 2008 02:02 AM CDT

CHICO -- The doubleheader between the Chico Nuts and Oroville Post 95 American Legion baseball teams that went down as a convincing sweep for the Nuts was, in one sense, a demonstration of discipline.

Sweep for nuts a demonstration of discipline

Posted: 06 Jul 2008 02:01 AM CDT

CHICO — The doubleheader between the Chico Nuts and Oroville Post 95 American Legion baseball teams that went down as a convincing sweep for the Nuts was, in one sense, a demonstration of discipline.

Sweet cashes in during Chico visit, wins King of California race

Posted: 06 Jul 2008 02:02 AM CDT

Brad Sweet might as well consider the Silver Dollar Speedway his personal ATM. The Indiana resident and Kasey Kahne Racing driver completed his weekend stop-through at Silver Dollar Speedway by winning the main event of the Golden State

The Bookshelf: "Sisters &Brothers: Sibling Relationships in the Animal World"

Posted: 06 Jul 2008 12:23 AM CDT

But young Black Widow spiders might have it even worse; they have to worry about being eaten by their siblings.

What have you learned from this nearly month-long firestorm?

Posted: 06 Jul 2008 12:23 AM CDT

Asked Thursday at a Chico shopping center. Shirley Kamm Office assistant, Magalia I learned that you should always have your financial papers and precious things organized.

Saturday, July 05, 2008

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9:30 a.m.: Fire briefs: Highways 32, 70 still closed

Posted: 04 Jul 2008 11:59 AM CDT

Highways 70 and 32 remain closed With fires raging in the Feather River Canyon, threatening roads with fiery debris and rolling rocks, Highway 70 remains closed this morning.

Bauhs 16th in Trials, misses out on Olympics

Posted: 05 Jul 2008 02:25 AM CDT

EUGENE, Ore. — Scott Bauhs' magical year came to a frustrating end Friday night when he finished 16th in the 10,000 meters at the United States Olympic Trials at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore.

Church Briefs

Posted: 05 Jul 2008 12:28 AM CDT

Editor's Note: The deadline for church briefs and happenings is 5 p.m. Wednesday prior to publication.

Church Happenings

Posted: 05 Jul 2008 12:28 AM CDT

Editor's Note: E-mail items to religion@orovillemr.com or fax them to 342-3617. Please include the date the article is to appear and keep entries to 200 words or less.

Community Calendar

Posted: 05 Jul 2008 12:28 AM CDT

MONDAY Free HIV testing: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday at Table Mountain Clinic. Offered by Butte County Department of Public Health.

Daily Planner: July 5

Posted: 05 Jul 2008 12:08 AM CDT

Events FARMERS MARKET: 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m., rain or shine. Drawing 11 a.m. East Second and Wall streets, Chico.

Editorial: Hits and Misses - Our take on the week in news

Posted: 05 Jul 2008 12:08 AM CDT

HIT — If there's one good thing to come out of the recent siege of fire, it's that there are a lot of firefighters in the area.

Evacuation lifted for Butte Meadows, Jonesville, and Camp Lassen Boy Scout Camp

Posted: 04 Jul 2008 07:45 PM CDT

As of this afternoon, the communities of Butte Meadows, Jonesville, and the Camp Lassen Boy Scout Camp are no longer under an evacuation advisory.

Firefighters make progress on blazes

Posted: 05 Jul 2008 12:28 AM CDT

Clear blue skies Friday brought pleasant weather for Independence Day activities, but also enabled firefighters to get a better look at what they've been fighting.

Fireworks, revelry celebrate July Fourth

Posted: 05 Jul 2008 12:10 AM CDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans across the country mixed patriotism and plain old good fun to mark Independence Day on Friday, with solemn ceremony alternating with parades, fireworks and hot-dog-eating hijinks.

From the Pulpit: City of Gold could become City of God

Posted: 05 Jul 2008 12:28 AM CDT

This may be the most important column that this preacher has written for "From the Pulpit." The month of May was the last month of long distance truck driving for this preacher.

Gas factors into Fourth festivities

Posted: 05 Jul 2008 12:09 AM CDT

CHICO -- Attending the Independence Day festivities at Bidwell Park is meaningful to Mike Halldorson.

Glenn deputies lead HamiltonCity sweep

Posted: 05 Jul 2008 12:10 AM CDT

HAMILTON CITY — A contingent of law enforcement agencies swept through Hamilton City Thursday night to check on the activities of probationers or parolees known for gang affiliation.

Ham radio operators help out in fire crisis

Posted: 05 Jul 2008 12:10 AM CDT

OROVILLE — One of the local groups that has pitched in to help throughout the recent wildfires in Northern California is the Oroville Amateur Radio Society.

Helicopters critical in battle

Posted: 05 Jul 2008 12:28 AM CDT

REDDING -- Helicopters from around the country -- as well as from Canada -- have poured into the area to fight the fires burning in Northern California.

Letter: Children visually assaulted by photos

Posted: 05 Jul 2008 12:08 AM CDT

This morning I was driving home with my 7-year-old daughter in the car. As we turned onto Humboldt there were people standing along the side of the road holding up very large posters with photos of aborted babies.

Letter: Put yourself in Mrs. Obama's shoes

Posted: 05 Jul 2008 12:08 AM CDT

I am a white woman of French and English descent. I am trying to imagine what it would feel like to live in a country where, in the past, the white minority had been enslaved.

Letter: Segregation can't be government policy

Posted: 05 Jul 2008 12:08 AM CDT

I've been hearing recently that a "vote of the people," i.e. Proposition 22's definition of marriage, was "reversed" by the California Supreme Court's decision.

Lifestyle Rx: Choose water, the no-calorie wonder

Posted: 05 Jul 2008 12:08 AM CDT

Forcing the body to work with limited amounts of fluid is like trying to wash the dinner dishes in a cupful of water.

Losonsky to attend camp for standouts

Posted: 05 Jul 2008 02:25 AM CDT

Pavol Losonsky used impressive lower body strength and an apparent natural sense for playing underneath the basket to establish himself after coming to the Butte College men's basketball team from Slovakia last season.

Off the Record: Favorite summer fruit full of surprises

Posted: 05 Jul 2008 12:28 AM CDT

I love a holiday. Especially one that includes a loooong weekend and doesn't necessitate hauling stuff out of storage, rearranging the furniture, redecorating the house, hours of shopping, yards of tape, ribbon and wrapping paper, endless songs

Outlaws Notebook: Outlaws light up the scoreboard

Posted: 05 Jul 2008 02:25 AM CDT

CHICO — Fourth of July festivities are always the biggest fan draws of the season for the Chico Outlaws, so a prominently displayed eyesore for a crowd of 4,000-plus to see at Nettleton Stadium was to be avoided at all costs.

Outlaws give festive crowd little to cheer for

Posted: 05 Jul 2008 02:25 AM CDT

CHICO — Seats and excitement were impossible to find at Nettleton Stadium on Friday, when a nice even matchup between the Chico Outlaws and rival Reno Silver Sox in the end managed to subdue a packed Fourth of July crowd filled with noise

Radio operators help during fire crisis

Posted: 05 Jul 2008 12:28 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- One of the local groups that has pitched in to help throughout the recent wildfires in Northern California is the Oroville Amateur Radio Society.

Reflections on freedom

Posted: 05 Jul 2008 02:26 AM CDT

David Thrash and Delight Eads watch from Oroville Dam as fireworks light up the night sky over Lake Oroville late Friday.

Senior Planner

Posted: 05 Jul 2008 12:08 AM CDT

CARD Senior Programs: Community Center, 545 Vallombrosa Ave., 895-4711; Dorothy Johnson Center, 775 E.

Sidelines: Martin signs to play at George Fox

Posted: 05 Jul 2008 02:25 AM CDT

Jack Martin, the Butte College men's basketball team's most valuable player honoree last season, has signed a letter of intent to play at George Fox University next season.

Summary: Winds help firefighters, not hinder this time

Posted: 04 Jul 2008 01:13 PM CDT

Today's clear skies were a welcome relief for Butte County residents as well as the firefighters battling the continuing blazes.

Sweet wins feature in 410 sprints

Posted: 05 Jul 2008 02:25 AM CDT

CHICO — The red, white and blue in the flag that represents America has lasted 232 years. The red flags in the wingless sprints main event at Silver Dollar Speedway Friday night seemed to last almost as long.

The Ridge goes solar; fundraiser aids fire victims

Posted: 05 Jul 2008 12:28 AM CDT

The first phase of the 137-acre project off Olive Highway near Miners Ranch Road, included the completion of 37 homes, 48-acres of open space, a seven-acre community park, walking paths, a baseball/soccer field, basketball court, playground and

Two fires raging along California central coast

Posted: 05 Jul 2008 12:10 AM CDT

BIG SUR (AP) — A pair of out-of-control wildfires roared along California's central coast Friday, chewing through opposite ends of a parched forest and threatening more than 4,500 homes hundreds of miles apart.

What's Happening

Posted: 05 Jul 2008 12:28 AM CDT

Thermalito Grange Fifth of July barbecue Open to the public, the barbecue at 3-5 p.m. July 5 will include ribs or beef brisket, potato salad, beans, macaroni salad, birthday cake and bread.

Friday, July 04, 2008

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2:15 p.m.: Fires burn 3,700 new acres

Posted: 03 Jul 2008 04:36 PM CDT

Overnight, fires in Butte and Plumas counties gouged out more than 3,700 new acres, with the Camp Fire along Highway 70 consuming the most.

4:25 p.m.: Fire bulletins: Canyon towns endangered

Posted: 03 Jul 2008 06:27 PM CDT

Belden threatened Highway 70 remains closed from Butte County, as fire crews tackle flames threatening the Feather River canyon community of Belden.

4:45 p.m.: Fire briefs: Thursday Night Market on

Posted: 03 Jul 2008 06:49 PM CDT

Thursday Night Market is a go The Thursday Night Market will continue as planned tonight. The market runs 6-9 p.

62,000 jobs lost in June

Posted: 03 Jul 2008 11:43 PM CDT

WASHINGTON -- The nation lost jobs for a sixth month in a row in June, a storm of pink slips drenching this year's July Fourth holiday for more than 60,000 Americans and leaving thousands more worried about the future.

Big Sur blaze destroys more cabins, vacation homes

Posted: 03 Jul 2008 11:43 PM CDT

BIG SUR -- Piles of charred rubble smoldered along California's scenic coastal highway Thursday as a ferocious wildfire descended on this storied town, destroying more cabins and vacation homes that were nestled against miles of burning forest land.

Butte County's most wanted

Posted: 04 Jul 2008 02:05 AM CDT

Here are several people being sought by Butte County law enforcement agencies: Gerald Olan Archbold The Butte County Sheriff's Office is seeking Gerald Olan Archbold for a warrant charging him with transportation/sale of a controlled substance and

Chico native serving in Navy brings Mercy to Vietnam

Posted: 04 Jul 2008 02:06 AM CDT

Forty years ago someone who enlisted in the U.S. Navy would expect to be sent to Vietnam. But Chico native Seaman David Lay didn't expect to be sent there this year.

City moving ahead with freestyle park for bikes

Posted: 04 Jul 2008 02:05 AM CDT

CHICO — The city is moving ahead with a freestyle park for bikes, but it still could be a while before a facility is finished.

County will aid some fire victims with debris removal

Posted: 04 Jul 2008 02:06 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- Butte County recycling coordinator Steve Rodowick said the deadline is nearing for property owners seeking free help with fire debris removal to turn in required paperwork.

Daily Planner: July 4

Posted: 03 Jul 2008 11:44 PM CDT

Events FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. 43rd annual celebration at One-Mile Recreation Area, Bidwell Park.

Editorial: The governed take precedence

Posted: 04 Jul 2008 02:06 AM CDT

It's the Fourth of July, when we celebrate the independence of the United States of America from Britain, and actually, quite a bit more.

Garden offers education and edibles

Posted: 04 Jul 2008 02:06 AM CDT

CHICO — A garden growing in the yard of a local preschool nourishes young minds and bodies, simultaneously providing education and edibles.

Independence Day marked at One-Mile

Posted: 04 Jul 2008 02:06 AM CDT

CHICO — Patriotic music, family games and a salute to freedom will mark the 43rd annual Fourth of July Celebration in Bidwell Park.

Letter: Changed in Medi-Cal drastic

Posted: 04 Jul 2008 02:06 AM CDT

The Medi-Cal program provides needed health care to more than 6 million Californians. Gov. Schwarzenegger proposed to roll back Medi-Cal eligibility for low-income working parents by lowering the maximum income level to 61 percent of the poverty

Letter: Law enforcement no help in Berry Creek

Posted: 04 Jul 2008 02:06 AM CDT

Here we are in one of the worst fire seasons on record and our neighbors next door have decided to show the neighborhood no respect again.

Letter: Students should leave cars behind

Posted: 04 Jul 2008 02:06 AM CDT

As a physician specializing in allergy and respiratory disease and former resident of Mansion Park, I fully support efforts to encourage Chico State University freshmen to leave their cars at home.

Letter: Truth verified in GCOE investigation

Posted: 04 Jul 2008 02:06 AM CDT

When Joni Samples retired as Glenn County superintendent of schools, she was the State Superintendent of the Year.

Local briefs

Posted: 04 Jul 2008 02:05 AM CDT

Willows plans tough stance on illegal fireworks WILLOWS — While the annual Fourth of July fireworks and festivities will go on as before in Willows, police warn there will be zero tolerance of illegal fireworks use.

Mendocino National Forest centennial celebrated

Posted: 04 Jul 2008 02:06 AM CDT

WILLOWS — A birthday bash celebrating 100 years of service and history-making at Mendocino National Forest Wednesday provided nostalgic glimpses into the past.

New devices can aid heart-attack victims

Posted: 04 Jul 2008 02:06 AM CDT

CHICO — New equipment installed in ambulances around the north state will help many heart-attack victims, said Neal Cline, a FlightCare nurse at Enloe Medical Center.

Olympic Trials await Bauhs barrage

Posted: 04 Jul 2008 02:06 AM CDT

Scott Bauhs runs the streets and trails of Chico almost every day. He knows the way the heat of the summer sun radiates off the asphalt, how the leaves are placed in colorful piles on the streets in the fall, how Bidwell Park can feel like a

Oroville man killed in rollover

Posted: 04 Jul 2008 02:06 AM CDT

OROVILLE — A 25-year-old Oroville man died after his car struck an embankment and flipped over on Old Olive Highway Wednesday night.

Oroville man killed in rollover crash

Posted: 03 Jul 2008 01:10 PM CDT

OROVILLE — A 24-year-old Oroville man was killed Wednesday night when his vehicle went out of control on Old Olive Highway south of Forbestown Road and overturned.

Outlaws' road ends with victory

Posted: 04 Jul 2008 02:06 AM CDT

Lino Garcia's single that scored Casey Garrison in the 10th inning of Thursday's shootout win over the Reno Silver Sox gave the Outlaws their 93rd and final run of the 10-game road trip that wrapped up with the victory at Peccole Park in Nevada as a

Plumas fires grab the spotlight: Butte blazes dwindle, containment of all fires expected by July 14

Posted: 04 Jul 2008 02:06 AM CDT

The number of fires burning in the Butte Lightning Complex may be down to 12 today with the expected containment of the Empire and West fires, which merged earlier this week.

Police report

Posted: 04 Jul 2008 02:05 AM CDT

The following property crimes were reported recently to the Chico Police Department: RESIDENTIAL BURGLARIES June 26 — 1900 block of Nord Avenue.

Pot plants worth $37 million eradicated

Posted: 04 Jul 2008 02:06 AM CDT

CONCOW -- Marijuana plants with an estimated street value of more than $37 million were pulled from five pot plantations Monday and Tuesday, when they got in the way of bulldozer operators battling the Empire Fire.

Sidelines: Three recruits to join Wildcats

Posted: 04 Jul 2008 02:06 AM CDT

Three proven winners will join the Chico State men's basketball program for the upcoming season, head coach Greg Clink announced this week.

Silver Dollar's value up in July

Posted: 04 Jul 2008 02:07 AM CDT

The king will be crowned in Chico on July 26 and racing fans will have ample opportunity to see the campaigning.

Smoke keeps PG&E repairs on hold in Plumas fires

Posted: 04 Jul 2008 02:06 AM CDT

STORRIE — PG&E knows at least four of its utility poles have burned in the Feather River Canyon and several customers are without power, but they can't do much about it right now.

Sow There: The (clean) dog days of summer

Posted: 03 Jul 2008 11:44 PM CDT

A while back Tommy and I took a walk in Bidwell Park and came across several really beautiful dogs. These dogs had that kind of lustrous hair you would see in the air-brushed Loreal hair colorant commercials.

Succulents' simple lines form perfect "mid-mod" accent

Posted: 03 Jul 2008 11:44 PM CDT

America has rediscovered the open architecture, streamlined furnishings, pop art and bright colors that defined the postwar era.

Thursday, July 03, 2008

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3:30 p.m.: Fire briefs: County scales back info services

Posted: 02 Jul 2008 05:30 PM CDT

Ridge information center change Butte County will no longer be staffing the information center at Holiday Market in Magalia, due to a decline in demand.

7:45 p.m.: Fire summary: Lightning fires being reined in

Posted: 02 Jul 2008 09:48 PM CDT

One major fire was contained today, and three other's may be circled Thursday, as firefighters are getting the uppoer hand on the Butte Lightning Complex.

9:30 a.m.: Fire Bulletin: Rim Fire contained

Posted: 02 Jul 2008 11:35 AM CDT

Cal Fire officials declared the Rim Fire near Concow contained this morning, following good progress made by fire crews.

Art briefs

Posted: 02 Jul 2008 05:03 PM CDT

Local artists dedicated to figure drawing CHICO -- Art, Etc., will present an exhibition of recent works produced by the Thursday Figure Group of Chico.

Art feature: Owen teaches pottery on the wheel and raku firing

Posted: 02 Jul 2008 05:03 PM CDT

CHICO -- In a small park he's created to house a raku pottery studio behind his Chico home, ceramic artist Dave Owen shares his expertise of this ancient Japanese art with small groups of students.

Biblio File: Undiscovered wine country: California's Central Coast

Posted: 02 Jul 2008 05:03 PM CDT

William Ausmus, a research scholar in the communication studies department at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, writes that though there is a deserved "ocean of verbiage paying homage to the wine regions of Napa and Sonoma," the area from Monterey to Santa

Blazes along Highway 70 are a tough battle

Posted: 03 Jul 2008 12:40 AM CDT

PULGA -- Firefighters continued to battle troublesome blazes Wednesday alongside Highway 70, which threatened motorists and power lines.

Bogus parking enforcer faces arrest for probation violation

Posted: 03 Jul 2008 02:11 AM CDT

OROVILLE — A former Palermo man convicted several years ago of issuing his own bogus handicapped parking tickets, is back in trouble again.

Buzz Art Gallery Listings: July 3, 2008

Posted: 02 Jul 2008 05:03 PM CDT

Here is a list of local galleries, museums and other art displays. (The listings reflect galleries and studios that have reported participation in Art First Saturday, which takes place 4-8 p.

Central Valley salmon fishing ban goes into effect today to protect fall run

Posted: 03 Jul 2008 02:11 AM CDT

OROVILLE — No more salmon fishing. That's the word from the Department of Fish and Game for Central Valley anglers, effective today, to protect Sacramento River fall-run Chinook salmon.

Check it Out: Tax rebate checks can help public libraries

Posted: 03 Jul 2008 12:38 AM CDT

It may not be too late. As library patrons and the general community know, a stimulus package is being offered by the government to allow citizens to assist the country in an economic recovery.

City moving ahead with freestyle park for bikes

Posted: 03 Jul 2008 02:11 AM CDT

CHICO — The city is moving ahead with a freestyle park for bikes, but it still could be a while before a facility is finished.

Correction

Posted: 03 Jul 2008 02:11 AM CDT

An event at Aero Union in Chico that celebrates the opening of its new propeller service is designed for vendors and suppliers only.

Cover story: He Said, She Said movie review: 'Wall-E' a movie with a message

Posted: 02 Jul 2008 05:03 PM CDT

"Wall-E" stars an out-dated robot, charged with cleaning up earth long after all humans have left for less-polluted locations.

Culleton becomes third candidate to announce bid for Paradise Town Council seat

Posted: 03 Jul 2008 02:11 AM CDT

PARADISE -- The campaign for three Town Council seats shifted into gear this week as Councilman Steve "Woody" Culleton announced his bid for a second, four-year term in office.

Daily Planner: July 3

Posted: 03 Jul 2008 12:38 AM CDT

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

Daily Planner: July 4

Posted: 03 Jul 2008 12:38 AM CDT

Events FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. 43rd annual celebration at One-Mile Recreation Area, Bidwell Park.

Editorial: Grand Jury report toothless

Posted: 03 Jul 2008 12:38 AM CDT

Either every government agency in Butte County is doing just a wonderful job, or one watchdog has lost its teeth.

Firefighters making progress on fires: Active wildfires reduced to13 in Butte Lightning complex

Posted: 03 Jul 2008 12:40 AM CDT

The number of active blazes in the Butte Lightning Complex was reduced to 13 Wednesday when officials declared 100 percent containment on the Rim Fire.

Fires affecting plans for Fourth of July recreation outings

Posted: 03 Jul 2008 02:11 AM CDT

AAA of Northern California has reported a downturn in the number of people planning to travel far from home over the Fourth of July weekend.

Flames damage third floor of vacant home

Posted: 03 Jul 2008 02:11 AM CDT

CHICO -- Chico firefighters worked quickly Wednesday evening to stop a fire burning in a vacant house on Rio Chico Way, a block of residences surrounded on all sides by Chico State University property.

Hamilton City clubs pull some fireworks off shelves of booths

Posted: 03 Jul 2008 02:11 AM CDT

HAMILTON CITY — In an effort to curb the modification of legal fireworks into potentially dangerous explosive devices, a Hamilton City fire official gained cooperation Wednesday in removing some products from the shelves of fireworks booths

July Fourth celebrations abound Friday

Posted: 03 Jul 2008 02:11 AM CDT

Here are some of the activities planned on July Fourth to celebrate Independence Day. CHICO — A day of patriotic music, family games and a salute to freedom will mark the 43rd annual Fourth of July Celebration at One-Mile Recreation Area in

Landavazo, leads elude Outlaws

Posted: 03 Jul 2008 02:11 AM CDT

Traded from the Chico Outlaws to the Reno Silver Sox during batting practice before the two teams' matchup Wednesday night, Derrick Landavazo made a good first impression with his new team.

Letter: Little League decision made no sense

Posted: 03 Jul 2008 12:38 AM CDT

With air quality indexes soaring beyond "very unhealthy," Butte County Air Quality Management District is advising residents to avoid outdoor activities.

Letter: No need to feel threatened

Posted: 03 Jul 2008 12:38 AM CDT

The panicky letter of Paul Richins is so full of ignorance and hysteria about gay people that it sounds like a cartoonish caricature, but if he's serious, I want to respond.

Letter: Recall of Barrera warranted

Posted: 03 Jul 2008 12:38 AM CDT

As a parent of two Finch Charter School students, I support the recall of Arturo Barrera because of the following alarming changes that I see in our school.

Letter: Same-sex protest isn't about religion

Posted: 03 Jul 2008 12:38 AM CDT

Recently I wrote a letter about the court overturning the vote by the people to disallow same-sex marriage, letting the minority rule instead of the majority in California.

Music Preview: Paul Thorn Band combines rock and Southern soul

Posted: 02 Jul 2008 05:03 PM CDT

CHICO -- The Paul Thorn Band will combine Southern soul and rock music in its upcoming concert at the Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Music feature: Unusual gift becomes music to the ears for harp player

Posted: 02 Jul 2008 05:03 PM CDT

CHICO -- "What in the world do I do with this?" Janice Williams must have uttered upon unwrapping an unexpected harp as a birthday present.

North State Voices: Why I perform same-sex ceremonies

Posted: 03 Jul 2008 12:38 AM CDT

"It's no skin off your nose." That's what my mom would say to me when I was in my judgmental mode as a kid, objecting to some act of my brother or a friend.

Nuts dust Kennewick in rout

Posted: 03 Jul 2008 02:11 AM CDT

The Chico Nuts American Legion team made quick work of the Kennewick Dusters Wednesday evening at Doryland Field, smashing the visitors from Washington 12-2 in a game that was shortened by the mercy rule after 4 1/2 innings.

Police staffing up for Independence Day events

Posted: 03 Jul 2008 02:11 AM CDT

CHICO — With high gas prices likely to keep more people in town for the Independence Day weekend, police are staffing up to handle large crowds at holiday events.

Putting ability first: Helpers get more than they give

Posted: 03 Jul 2008 12:38 AM CDT

CHICO — When 16-year-old Alex DeLorenzo read a story in the Enterprise-Record about the upcoming Ability First Sports Camp at Chico State University and the need for volunteers, he knew he wanted to sign up.

Salmon rescued from Butte Creek

Posted: 02 Jul 2008 06:04 PM CDT

CHICO — Nearly 300 adult salmon were rescued from a pool in Butte Creek today. The migrating spring-run salmon should have swum up into Butte Creek Canyon where they would find cold water and be able to survive until spawning time in the fall.

Saving salmon: Hundreds of fish rescued on creek

Posted: 03 Jul 2008 12:40 AM CDT

CHICO -- More than 300 spring-run salmon got a helping human hand to make it home Wednesday. The big fish were in two pools in Butte Creek, just west of Highway 99, and probably would have died when the water got too warm, officials from the state

Sidelines: Butte sets camp for QBs, receivers

Posted: 03 Jul 2008 02:11 AM CDT

The Nor Cal Football Quarterback/Wide Receiver Camp at Butte College will be conducted July 8-10 from 9 a.

Theater briefs

Posted: 02 Jul 2008 05:03 PM CDT

Local theaters offer summer plays CHICO -- Two theater companies in Chico have plays opening next week.

Theater review: Oregon Shakespeare Festival entertains audiences

Posted: 02 Jul 2008 05:03 PM CDT

ASHLAND -- For the inaugural outdoor season at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Artistic Director Bill Rauch chose an American playwright's celebration of life and deathin addition to a tragedy and a comedy by Shakespeare to open in the Elizabethan

Union to give up benefits to keep more firefighters on duty

Posted: 03 Jul 2008 12:40 AM CDT

CHICO -- Wanting to stop cuts to the number of firefighters on a shift, the fire union is considering sacrifices in pay and benefits, fire union president Bill Hack said this week.

What you need to know about the Humane Society

Posted: 03 Jul 2008 12:38 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.

entertainment calendar for july 3-8

Posted: 02 Jul 2008 05:03 PM CDT

Thursday, JULY 3 Music/Nightclubs COLUSA CASINO: Michael Clark Project. 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m. HAS BEANS: Open Mic Night.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

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12:30 p.m.: Fire briefs: Forest recreation closed down

Posted: 01 Jul 2008 02:51 PM CDT

Lassen Forest campgrounds, roads, trails shut Because of the activity of the Cub and Mill fires, the Lassen National Forest is closing some areas used for recreation.

9:15 a.m.: Fire Bulletin: Containment expected today on two blazes

Posted: 01 Jul 2008 11:33 AM CDT

Fire officials expect containment on two fires today, helped by unchanging overnight conditions and continual attention.

Caughey sharp in Outlaws win

Posted: 02 Jul 2008 02:17 AM CDT

Trevor Caughey allowed just one unearned run in seven innings and the Chico Outlaws scored early and often to defeat the Reno Silver Sox 10-2 Tuesday night at Peccole Park in Reno, Nev.

City Council OKs budget

Posted: 02 Jul 2008 02:07 AM CDT

CHICO — A final budget passed Tuesday night is expected to keep the city's coffers balanced for the next six years with large cuts to the city's Police and Fire departments.

Community Roundup: Chico AquaJets win Gridley Meet

Posted: 02 Jul 2008 02:08 AM CDT

The Chico AquaJets swim team won the first place team trophy at the Gridley Gators Invitational this past weekend.

Daily Planner: July 2

Posted: 02 Jul 2008 12:33 AM CDT

BLOOD DRIVE: Donor hours 8 a.m.-3 p.m. BloodSource, 555 Rio Lindo Ave., Chico. 893-5433. Weekly. PATERNITY WORKSHOP: Order to show cause, establish paternity, child support custody and orders, visitation.

Daily Planner: July 3

Posted: 02 Jul 2008 12:33 AM CDT

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

Editorial: No more excuses for motor mouths

Posted: 02 Jul 2008 12:33 AM CDT

A long-awaited cell phone law went into effect Tuesday, but it's not like the roads suddenly got safer.

Eureka makes Oroville mistakes count

Posted: 02 Jul 2008 02:08 AM CDT

OROVILLE — None of the eight walks the Eureka Falcons received Tuesday night came around to score, yet those free passes were what took the lead and momentum away from Oroville Post 95 and put it in Eureka's hands at Mitchell Field.

Forest Ranch Charter School slated to open

Posted: 02 Jul 2008 12:33 AM CDT

FOREST RANCH — Successful in meeting some difficult requirements in a very short amount of time, the founders of Forest Ranch Charter School are ready to hire teachers to begin educating students in September.

Glenn County's most wanted

Posted: 02 Jul 2008 02:07 AM CDT

Here are several people being sought by Glenn County law enforcement agencies: Juan Emileo Leon The Glenn County Sheriff's Office is seeking Juan Emileo Leon for felony burglary charges, probation violation and failure to appear on a felony charge.

Glenn officials find more altered fireworks in Hamilton City

Posted: 02 Jul 2008 02:17 AM CDT

HAMILTON CITY — For the second time in two days, officials found exploded incendiary devices in Hamilton City made from reportedly safe fireworks — and voiced fears the practice will eventually lead to fire, damage or severe injury.

Grand jury urges speedy action on upper ridge roads

Posted: 02 Jul 2008 02:17 AM CDT

OROVILLE — The Butte County Grand Jury has recommended the county move quickly in paving rough county roads and developing an evacuation plan for upper-ridge residents.

Letter: Amtrak buses offer train connections

Posted: 02 Jul 2008 12:34 AM CDT

The June 25 editorial correctly noted that Amtrak trains stopping in Chico are too infrequent and inconvenient for most travelers.

Letter: Cal Fire critic is clueless

Posted: 02 Jul 2008 12:34 AM CDT

I am a retired U.S. Forest Service firefighter. I base my comments on firsthand knowledge working with CDF/Cal Fire, in an interagency capacity, throughout my 30-year career.

Letter: Despite a few, Concow residents grateful

Posted: 02 Jul 2008 12:34 AM CDT

The people who camped behind the Dome store after the evacuation are ungrateful. They do not represent most of the Concow area.

Letter: Enloe's contract offer a shame

Posted: 02 Jul 2008 12:34 AM CDT

It's a shame that the poor people voting on the best-offer contract Enloe could make to its lowest-paid employees had to turn it down and have us all face the possibility of a strike.

Letter: Fireworks make a problem year worse

Posted: 02 Jul 2008 12:34 AM CDT

I am a very patriotic and a very concerned citizen of Butte County and Oroville. With all the fires that we are having in and around Butte County, I would only think it advisable that we ban fireworks from going off this year.

Letter: Fireworks moratorium a necessity

Posted: 02 Jul 2008 12:34 AM CDT

If the fires are so bad that the Thursday might market has to be closed, then why are we considering for one second the sale of fireworks this year?

Letter: Hospital stay outstanding

Posted: 02 Jul 2008 12:34 AM CDT

I recently had surgery at Enloe Medical Center. My stay was for three days. No hospital stay is a piece of cake, but under the circumstances, Enloe was terrific.

Letter: Learning to think Republican

Posted: 02 Jul 2008 12:34 AM CDT

I've been feeling pretty stressed when I read some of the newspaper headlines, so I went to some of my Republican friends and asked for their help.

Letter: Medicare patients may suffer

Posted: 02 Jul 2008 12:34 AM CDT

On the basis of an inherently flawed financial formula adopted by Congress many years ago as to how Medicare payments to health care providers are adjusted, on July 1, there was a planned 10.

Local briefs

Posted: 02 Jul 2008 02:07 AM CDT

Attempted murder prelim waived OROVILLE — An Oroville woman recently found mentally competent to stand trial for the attempted murder of a roommate, waived a pretrial hearing in her case Tuesday.

Man arrested for allegedly assaulting live-in girlfriend

Posted: 02 Jul 2008 02:07 AM CDT

WILLOWS — A man was arrested Monday night for allegedly assaulting his live-in girlfriend and vandalizing her car.

Morris has slim lead among Democratic challengers to Herger

Posted: 02 Jul 2008 02:17 AM CDT

SACRAMENTO — Tuesday marked the deadline for the 10 counties in the 2nd Congressional District to submit a final tally of votes from the June 3 primary to the state.

Music Preview: Paul Thorn Band combines rock and Southern soul

Posted: 01 Jul 2008 07:08 PM CDT

CHICO -- The Paul Thorn Band will combine Southern soul and rock music in its upcoming concert at the Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Park closures to be made permanent

Posted: 02 Jul 2008 02:07 AM CDT

CHICO — Current, temporary rules regarding the closure of city parks are on their way to becoming permanent, getting the Bidwell Park and Playground Commission's endorsement Monday.

Plea bargain made in armed confrontation with police officer

Posted: 02 Jul 2008 02:07 AM CDT

OROVILLE — A Gridley teen accused of pointing a loaded gun at a police officer, pleaded no contest in court Tuesday to a reduced felony charge.

Police address legal points in shooting looters

Posted: 02 Jul 2008 02:07 AM CDT

PARADISE — Police Lt. Al Billington is concerned that residents evacuated from their homes during recent fires may be getting the wrong message about how to deal with possible looting.

Police send clear signal to drivers talking on cells

Posted: 02 Jul 2008 12:33 AM CDT

CHICO — Edward Sprague took a call from his boss. Sedona Lingel was talking with a friend. The Chico residents were among at least 10 motorists cited Tuesday as police enforced California's law prohibiting the use of handheld cell phones

Recipes in the spotlight

Posted: 02 Jul 2008 12:33 AM CDT

CHICO — A celebration of July 4 and Northern California's bountiful berry season culminated with the second annual Red,White and Blue Berry Fest at the Saturday Farmers Market downtown.

Several fires dwindling; others rage

Posted: 02 Jul 2008 04:06 AM CDT

Hopes of completely stopping the Rim Fire southeast of Concow and the Smoky Fire west of Butte Meadows were thwarted Tuesday when small spots of flames broke containment lines.

Sidelines: Three recruits to join Wildcats

Posted: 02 Jul 2008 02:08 AM CDT

Chico State cross country coach Gary Towne recently announced the signing of three athletes to National Letters of Intent to run for the Wildcats next year: Anthony Solis from Barstow High School, Adrian Sherrod out of Steele Canyon High School in

Sweet Basil and the Bee: Turning what's avaiable into food you love to eat

Posted: 02 Jul 2008 12:34 AM CDT

We've been thinking a community like Chico should have a local food page. Local is the operative word, and our theme.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

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1:30 p.m.: Backfire operation canceled on West blaze

Posted: 30 Jun 2008 03:34 PM CDT

While serious fires continue to burn all over the Butte County foothills, the blazes nearest populated areas are steadily being beaten into submission.

2 p.m.: Fire briefs: Highway 32 closed; shelters to close tonight

Posted: 30 Jun 2008 04:05 PM CDT

Highway 32 closed again Highway 32 is closed at upper Humboldt Road, at the location called Lomo, according to California Highway Patrol reports.

Altered fireworks blamed for loud noises heard in Hamilton City

Posted: 01 Jul 2008 12:39 AM CDT

HAMILTON CITY — The Glenn County Sheriff's Office is investigating modified fireworks that someone set off late Sunday night.

Butte County Sheriff's Office crucial to fire efforts

Posted: 01 Jul 2008 02:33 AM CDT

MAGALIA — When it comes to fires, firefighters are on the front lines. But keeping the entire public safe during a disaster definitely takes a team effort.

Butte County cracks down on fireworks

Posted: 01 Jul 2008 12:36 AM CDT

OROVILLE — If you play with fireworks this year, you may be playing with fire of another type. With fire personnel battling countless blazes in Butte County, the Butte County District Attorney's Office says they will have "zero tolerance" for

Council considers limiting chambers use

Posted: 01 Jul 2008 12:36 AM CDT

CHICO — To keep the City Council Chambers secure and help the city recoup its costs, the council is considering not letting outside groups except governmental agencies use the building.

Crews make headway in fire-ravaged county

Posted: 01 Jul 2008 02:33 AM CDT

The closure of two evacuation shelters and the controlled opening of Highway 70 through the Feather River Canyon were signs Monday that firefighters are getting a handle on Butte County's largest blazes.

Daily Planner: July 1

Posted: 01 Jul 2008 12:36 AM CDT

Community JUDGMENT WORKSHOP: How to do your own divorce; family support issues. Service of Butte County Superior Court.

Drivers, time to hang up: New laws regarding phone use while driving begins today

Posted: 01 Jul 2008 12:36 AM CDT

Starting today, if you want to reach out and touch someone while driving, you better do it without using your hands.

Ed Anderson's column 'Tee to Green': Blofsky shoots lights out in Homestead, Utah

Posted: 01 Jul 2008 02:04 AM CDT

Twenty-four local golfers participated in the Annual "Bushwood" Tournament, which was played this year in Homestead, Utah.

Editorial: Legislators miss another deadline

Posted: 01 Jul 2008 12:35 AM CDT

It's July 1, a critical day in California. But if that date means nothing to you, don't feel bad — it also means nothing to the elected officials who are running this state.

Enloe, union to continue bargaining

Posted: 01 Jul 2008 12:39 AM CDT

CHICO — Negotiators for Enloe Medical Center and the union representing service workers seem ready to continue talking — at least for now.

First West Nile case is actually from last year

Posted: 01 Jul 2008 12:39 AM CDT

HAMILTON CITY — The first 2008 human case of West Nile virus in the north valley has been reported from Glenn County, but it appears to actually be a case from 2007.

Giant flying boat OK'd to use Lake Oroville for fire services

Posted: 01 Jul 2008 12:36 AM CDT

OROVILLE — With thousands of acres blackened, fires blazing and a long fire season still ahead, the state has offered Lake Oroville as a landing spot for the world's largest flying boat.

Glenn grand jury criticizes relationship between education board, office of education

Posted: 01 Jul 2008 12:39 AM CDT

WILLOWS — A new Grand Jury was impaneled in Willows Monday, followed by issuance of a report by the exiting jurors that included some recommendations to the Glenn County Board of Supervisors and Orland City Council, and a rebuke of the

Grand Jury says CUSD properly used bond proceeds

Posted: 01 Jul 2008 12:39 AM CDT

CHICO — After reviewing the history of a bond approved primarily to build a third comprehensive high school in Chico, the Butte County Grand Jury decided the funds are being used properly.

Grand jury impressed with Paradise police

Posted: 01 Jul 2008 12:35 AM CDT

PARADISE — Complaints about excessive force used by Paradise police prompted the Butte County Grand Jury to focus on the department throughout its 2007-2008 law-enforcement review.

Highway 70 now open to one-way escorted traffic

Posted: 30 Jun 2008 06:16 PM CDT

JARBO GAP — Allied agencies managing the Butte Lightning Complex fires evaluated the status of Highway 70 above Jarbo Gap today and opened the road to one-way, escorted traffic at 4 p.

InnerView: Bill Bynum shares love of chess with hundreds of kids

Posted: 01 Jul 2008 12:36 AM CDT

CHICO — In three hours, Bill Bynum can teach 30 kids how to play chess. He's done it countless times.

Letter: History teacher saw another future

Posted: 01 Jul 2008 12:35 AM CDT

Melvin Matthews was a history teacher in Decatur, Illinois in 1940, and he also was our debate leader for a class who had pressing subjects of vital interest to discuss.

Letter: Putting out a different kind of fire

Posted: 01 Jul 2008 12:35 AM CDT

This summer may be one of firefighting and recovery for Butte County, where I serve as a county supervisor.

Letter: Volunteers helped by caring people

Posted: 01 Jul 2008 12:35 AM CDT

Volunteering means the giving of one's self to their community ... freely, a very unselfish act. There are many organizations out there with countless volunteers in Chico, one being the Volunteers In Police Service (VIPS).

Local briefs

Posted: 01 Jul 2008 12:39 AM CDT

Three boat ramps open July 4 OROVILLE — Three Lake Oroville boat ramps will be in useable over the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

On Foot: Not on foot and missing the sun

Posted: 01 Jul 2008 12:36 AM CDT

CHICO — It feels like a hot winter. Not that it is winter, mind you. I know the calendar says July and I know we've already been through winter and spring.

Programs for victims of Humboldt, Ophir fires are changing

Posted: 01 Jul 2008 12:35 AM CDT

Help programs focusing on victims of the Humboldt and Ophir fires are changing. Victims' assistance County representatives will continue to be available at the Magalia Holiday Market, 14001 Lakeridge Circle to help fire victims.

Sidelines: Souza qualifies for Junior Amateur

Posted: 01 Jul 2008 02:04 AM CDT

Incoming Chico State golfer Kyle Souza qualified for the 2008 USGA Junior Amateur Championship to be held at Shoal Creek Country Club in Birmingham, Ala.

Silver Sox hold off Outlaws

Posted: 01 Jul 2008 02:04 AM CDT

The Reno Silver Sox hit four home runs and took advantage of Chico's club record-tying five errors to beat the Outlaws 14-13 Monday at Peccole Park in Reno, Nev.

We're still breathing 'really bad air'

Posted: 01 Jul 2008 02:19 AM CDT

CHICO -- With smoke from wildfires blowing around the north state, air quality has been radically changeable, according to Gail Williams, air-quality planner for the Butte County Air Quality Management District.