Issue: March 02, 2017

Morning, readers,

This week's feature story is the tale of a wayward duck, which found its way to the Feather River far from its native habitat in places much farther north, and was shot dead by poachers. Local birders and hunters weigh in on the duck, hunting ethics and the prevalence of trophy seekers.

In other news: Congregation Beth Israel officially welcomes its new rabbi; county supervisors plan to talk about becoming a nonsanctuary region; and a demonstration outside Rep. Doug LaMalfa's Oroville office attracts hundreds.

A couple other items worth noting:

Are you a poet? Or maybe just aspiring to become one? Submit your entries to our annual Poetry 99 contest! You can enter here:

We have a new online calendar interface! We're working on getting it all switched over from our old system, but we're already taking new calendar submissions via the new one.

Until next week,

Meredith J. Cooper, managing editor