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.

Read on!

Meredith J. Cooper, associate editor