Issue: July 13, 2017

Morning, readers,

Our feature story this week takes us over to Butte Creek, where California's most thriving population of salmon spawn each year. Turns out, one of the reasons they continue to thrive is a water transfer from the Feather River that takes place in order to operate powerhouses run by PG&E. Here's where the drama comes in: In February, PG&E announced a plan to sell those powerhouses. If it does so—or perhaps worse, if it doesn't find a buyer—the future of Butte Creek's salmon is in jeopardy. Read on to find out more.

In other news: Stairways Programming opens a Harm Reduction Center in partnership with the Butte County Bar Association; Brad Montgomery discusses leaving his post as head of the Torres Community Shelter; and we again keep our eye on good ole 45.

There's more, naturally, so peruse our pages.

Until next time,

Meredith J. Cooper, managing editor