Issue: April 23, 2015
Good morning, readers!
I hope everyone had a nice Earth Day yesterday--it was a beautiful day to
be outside enjoying the, well, Earth. This week we have another special
issue for your reading enjoyment--the annual Bike Issue! Check out our
features on a blind mountain bike racer--and his involvement in an upcoming
Chico Velo race--a couple of fellows who are freaks for their fixies, and a
group of women who are killin' it in Upper Park and other mountain bike
trails. We have a handful of other stories dedicated to two wheels, too,
including an interview with a local bicycle-making badass, so please
peruse. Also included in this week's paper (hard copy only, or click on the
flip-book edition online) is the official guide to the Wildflower races.
In other news: We check in with the Durham Patrol and other neighborhood
watch groups who are helping keep their communities safe; we tell the story
of Deborah Owens and how sheriff's deputies were finally able to put her
killer, husband Marvin Owens, behind bars 36 years later; Arts Devo gives
us the low-down on this year's CAMMIES winners; and Editor Melissa
Daugherty offers a touching column dedicated to her grandmother.
As always, I can't include everything right here. So, log on or pick up a
paper for more.
Meredith J. Cooper, associate editor