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Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Arrest made in alleged assault on county firefighter

Posted: 07 Apr 2009 11:13 AM PDT

CHICO — A man who allegedly tried to run over a Cal Fire-Butte County firefighter at a north Chico station Sunday has been arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.

Bulk of Butte gas stations complete nozzle upgrades

Posted: 07 Apr 2009 10:03 PM PDT

A rule that went into effect last week requiring new nozzles on gas pumps has seen remarkable compliance in Butte County.

Burglary interrupted at Hamilton City home

Posted: 07 Apr 2009 04:45 PM PDT

HAMILTON CITY — A woman called the Glenn County Sheriff's Office about 4:20 p.m. to report interrupting a burglary at her home.

Chico shelter makes final 10 for million-dollar makeover

Posted: 07 Apr 2009 10:04 PM PDT

CHICO -- The Butte Humane Society has made the list of the 10 finalists for a million-dollar animal shelter makeover.

City may buy time to certify levees

Posted: 07 Apr 2009 10:04 PM PDT

CHICO -- An agreement with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the city of Chico may keep much of eastern Chico out of the flood plains — at least for two more years.

Community Roundup: West wins big for AquaJets on big stage

Posted: 07 Apr 2009 10:47 PM PDT

The Chico AquaJets Competed at the Far Western Championships in Morgan Hill, one of the largest and most competitive age group swim meets in the country with more than 1,300 athletes from 158 teams from California, Hawaii, Nevada, Arizona, New

Contest reinforces recycling awareness at Chico State

Posted: 07 Apr 2009 10:04 PM PDT

CHICO -- Leaders at Chico State University have used a nationwide RecycleMania competition to get students to think of recycling as a way of life.

Correction for April 8

Posted: 07 Apr 2009 10:04 PM PDT

A brief in Tuesday's paper about Paradise Genealogical Society had an incorrect day for its meeting. The group will meet Thursday.

Daily Planner: April 8

Posted: 07 Apr 2009 09:55 PM PDT

Events Butte College outdoor concert: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Spring concert series. Wednesdays through May 13 in Campus Center Courtyard.

Daily Planner: April 9

Posted: 07 Apr 2009 09:55 PM PDT

Events Fundraiser for American Cancer Society: 5-9 p.m. Round Table Pizza, 2201 Pillsbury Road. Hosted by Misters and Sisters with Blisters Relay for Life.

Editorial: If it takes a crisis...

Posted: 07 Apr 2009 09:55 PM PDT

North state Rep. Wally Herger has taken lately to calling California's current drought, a "regulatory drought.

Enloe improves in new heart-surgery report

Posted: 07 Apr 2009 10:04 PM PDT

CHICO -- The death rate for heart-bypass surgery at Enloe Medical Center has declined, according to the newest report from the state.

Escaped controlled burn chews through creek foliage

Posted: 07 Apr 2009 10:04 PM PDT

CHICO -- A handful of vegetation fires sprang up in Butte County Tuesday, including one just west of Chico that blackened nearly two acres in a creek bed and drainage area choked with vegetation.

Ex-cop makes deal on break-in charges

Posted: 07 Apr 2009 10:04 PM PDT

OROVILLE — A former Williams police officer, who claimed he broke into the home of three women after unknowingly being drugged at a downtown Chico bar, will serve no more than 15 days in jail as part of a surprise plea bargain in the case.

Glenn deputies offer to keep current contract

Posted: 07 Apr 2009 10:04 PM PDT

WILLOWS -- In light of a projected $2.3 million deficit in Glenn County and a staffing shortage at the Sheriff's Office, the Deputy Sheriff's Association has offered to extend its current contract for another year.

Glenn sheriff seeking funds for community policing jobs

Posted: 07 Apr 2009 10:04 PM PDT

WILLOWS -- With the number of sworn officers below the minimum needed and community policing partnerships on hold, the Glenn County Sheriff's Office got approval Tuesday from the Board of Supervisors to seek grant funding to fill four positions

Glenn's most wanted for April 8

Posted: 07 Apr 2009 10:04 PM PDT

Here are several people being sought by the Glenn County Sheriff's Office. Anyone with information can call the Sheriff's Office at 934-6627.

Internet suicide assistance ban reintroduced

Posted: 07 Apr 2009 10:04 PM PDT

RED BLUFF -- With the assistance of Rep. Wally Herger, R-Chico, Mike and Mary Gonzales are continuing their fight to prevent anyone else from dealing with the same loss they suffered in 2003.

Letter: Butte County in the 'Dark Ages'

Posted: 07 Apr 2009 09:55 PM PDT

While adjoining counties are aggressively initiating and enforcing weed abatement ordinances to prevent future grass fires, Butte County has abandoned its weed abatement enforcement!

Letter: Check the fine print

Posted: 07 Apr 2009 09:55 PM PDT

Thank you, to those of you that voted in the current administration. I would like to congratulate you on the passage of HR 1388.

Letter: Technology helps young student

Posted: 07 Apr 2009 09:55 PM PDT

I would like to thank Soroptomist International of Chico for their generous donation toward the purchase of computer equipment for a very special second-grade student at Chico Country Day School.

Letter: War is not the answer

Posted: 07 Apr 2009 09:55 PM PDT

It seems to me that we are sacrificing thousands of young men and women to a lost cause. War is not the answer.

Local Roundup: Wildcat golfers finish fifth

Posted: 07 Apr 2009 10:47 PM PDT

Chico State's women's golf team posted the third-best total in Tuesday's final day at the Grand Canyon Invitational, and the Wildcats will leave Phoenix's Palm Valley Golf Club as the fifth-best squad.

Man arrested in suspected Butte County firefighter assault

Posted: 07 Apr 2009 10:05 PM PDT

CHICO -- A man who allegedly tried to run over a Cal Fire-Butte County firefighter at a north Chico station Sunday has been arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.

Mother found high with boyfriend; children taken away

Posted: 07 Apr 2009 10:04 PM PDT

ORLAND -- A Glenn County woman had her children taken into protective custody Monday after their father asked deputies to conduct a welfare check.

New hearing planned on county fee hikes

Posted: 07 Apr 2009 10:03 PM PDT

OROVILLE -- A large chunk of the reworked fee schedule the Butte County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved two weeks ago is going back before the board for intensive reconsideration.

Sidelines: Wildcat basketball camps scheduled

Posted: 07 Apr 2009 10:47 PM PDT

The Chico State men's basketball team will hold its summer youth camps June 15-19 and July 13-17 at Acker Gym, and campers just need to bring a water bottle, snack and basketball shoes.

Starving Student: Overcoming curry concerns opens Thai Cuisine door

Posted: 07 Apr 2009 09:55 PM PDT

CHICO — In a previous column I confessed I was afraid to try curry. Well, I have something important to say: I conquered my fear.

Telescope documentary airs Friday

Posted: 07 Apr 2009 10:04 PM PDT

CHICO -- This week, a national documentary made by a local company on the development of the telescope will be broadcast on KIXE Channel 9.

Trial set for instructor-student sex case

Posted: 07 Apr 2009 10:04 PM PDT

OROVILLE — A jury trial for a Las Plumas High School instructor accused of conducting a sexual relationship with one of his students has been set for early July.

Tulipomania: Flowers overtake food this week at farmers market

Posted: 07 Apr 2009 09:57 PM PDT

CHICO — Vegetables at the market last week played second fiddle to a riotous display of tulips.

Walgreens demolishes one store, will build two new ones

Posted: 07 Apr 2009 10:04 PM PDT

CHICO -- While other stores appear to be closing left and right locally, Walgreens is moving ahead with building two new stores in Chico.

Wildcat baseball splits midweek doubleheader

Posted: 07 Apr 2009 10:46 PM PDT

CHICO — At a point in its season Chico State needed to rediscover how to play its best baseball, there was no praying for rain Tuesday.

Zootoo announces Butte Humane Society shelter is in top 10 finalists

Posted: 07 Apr 2009 03:52 PM PDT

CHICO — Butte Humane Society is another step closer to winning a makeover from Zootoo worth up to one million dollars.

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