Issue: August 02, 2012

Dear readers:

We’ve got a great cover story this week on the Winnemem Wintu tribe and its clash over a plan to raise Shasta Dam, which would devastate many of the tribe’s sacred sites. The story also highlights the tribe’s longstanding efforts to gain federal recognition.

In Newslines this week, a Chico couple talk about their terrifying encounter with deputies from the Butte County Sheriff’s Office, who forcibly entered their home while looking for a suspect in the area. We’ve got a report on the future of the Chico Goddess Temple, whose founder made a plea for grace during a meeting of the Butte County Board of Supervisors. There’s a write up on a local family’s reaction to the Boy Scouts’ recent anti-gay policy. Also, check out our story about a string of federal investigations involving Chico couples.

In Greenways, Chico State professor Rouben Mohiuddin talks about crafting sustainable furniture using reclaimed wood.

Back in the Arts and Culture section, we’ve got a Q&A with Pep Love, a founding member of Hieroglyphics. Check out the feature on a couple of dudes bringing a stripped-down version of Americana to the local music scene under the moniker Broken Rodeo. There’s also a nice write up on Chicoichi Ramen, a ramen house opened recently by the owners of Big Tuna Sushi Bistro and the former owner of Gen Kai Japanese Restaurant.


-Melissa Daugherty, managing editor