Issue: June 30, 2011

What's going on at the Butte Humane Society?

As many people know, the relationship between the city of Chico and BHS hasn't always been rosy. But that appears to be changing, to the benefit of the animals. The city prepares to move into the Fair Street shelter next February, to assume responsibilities currently contracted out to BHS. Do not fear, however--BHS will still be there, but it's focus will be more on adoptions and community outreach. Expect a bunch of changes over the next seven months. Check out my feature story for the details.

In other news: The CN&R does cover sports. Really. We give readers an update on Jordan Rodgers, who's priming to compete for the top QB spot at Vanderbilt this fall, and info on a few Chico State baseball players going to the majors. Once again, we've got pot on the brain. There's an update on the criminal charges filed against one of the collectives raided a year ago today, another on the petition against the county cultivation ordinance, and info on murder charges filed against three guys linked to a collective. In entertainment news, Editor Robert Speer gives the rundown on the Shakespeare festival in Ashland, and Bad Teacher actually ain't half bad.

As always, there's plenty more.

Happy Fourth of July!

Meredith J. Graham, managing editor