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May 02, 2017

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ByScottSmith and Rich Pedroncelli TheAssociatedPress PHILLIPSSTATION Meltingofthis year'smassiveSierraNevadasnow- pack will cause California rivers to surge and possibly overflow their banks well into the summer this year, officials said Monday. Among the first to be affected will be the Merced River running through Yosemite National Park, whichisexpectedtohitfloodstage by mid-week with waters rising a foot above its banks, forecasters warned. Large amounts of water are be- ingreleasedfromreservoirs down- stream from the Sierra Nevada to lower their levels in anticipation of theheavier-than-normalmeltoffof snowpack, which is nearly double its normal size. Reservoirs on tributaries of the San Joaquin River are also being lowered and will continue to be through June to avoid the WEATHER Warmweather to accelerate snowmelt By Julie Zeeb @DN_Zeeb on Twitter RED BLUFF Sunshine brought a good crowd to the Tehama Dis- trict Fairground Saturday for the 31st annual Tehama County Chil- dren's Fair. The event, put on by the Te- hama County Education Foun- dation, is a one-stop shop for many community resources and a chance for people to learn what is available, said Tehama County Department of Education State Preschool Director Renee Davis, who helped organize the event. "It's about bringing the com- munity together and having our families know what's out there," Davis said. "It's important for our community to come together and know the agencies out there. It's also a chance to build relation- ships with the community." Partnerships are a huge part of what makes Tehama County a great place to live, Davis said. TEHAMA COUNTY Children's Fair brings crowd to fairgrounds Staff report @redbluffnews on Twitter RED BLUFF A mountain lion was spotted about 2:30 p.m. Saturday traversing the creek bed along Reeds Creek in the area of Wil- low Street near the Warwick Un- derpass, according to a Red Bluff Police press release issued Satur- day evening. Multiple calls were received starting at 2:35 p.m. reporting the animal was headed east through the creek toward Red Bluff River Park, however, officers respond- ing to the area were unsuccess- ful in locating the mountain lion. A call was placed to notify the California Department of Fish and Wildlife of the sighting, however, there is no evidence the mountain lion was a danger to anyone, the release said. The police department re- minds the public to be aware of their surroundings while out en- joying the warmer weather and keep their distance should they come across a mountain lion, said Cpl. Stephen Harper in the release. Those who spot the mountain lion are asked to notify law en- forcement if they encounter it in an area where there is a risk to the public's safety. In Red Bluff city limits, call 527-3131. WILDLIFE Mountainlionspotted By Julie Zeeb @DN_Zeeb on Twitter RED BLUFF Smoke and loud booms filled the air Saturday and Sunday and took visitors back to the 1860s at Dog Is- land and Samuel Ayer parks, where the Red Bluff Civil War Days took place. Before and after the battles, which took place twice a day both days, visitors were al- lowed to visit both Confeder- ate and Union camps, asking questions of all types of sol- diers from artillery and bat- tery to infantry and even the dragoons who by then were a part of the calvary. Following each battle, Rick Barram who portrayed Pvt. Sullivan Biddle of the 72nd New York started off the explanation of the dif- ferent varieties of soldiers and introduced the company com- manders for each. Those with orange piping on the horses were a part of the dragoon that at the time of the war were transferred east and redesignated as part of the calvary, he said. However, they were allowed to wear their uniforms with orange piping until the time that the uniform wore out and needed replacing. Company commanders from the Union followed by Confederates talked about the various groups from the three union batteries made up of the First US, First Ohio and Fifth New York to the Com- pany A of the Third Arkan- sas Infantry who ended up un- der North Virginia. Another group mentioned was Com- pany G of the First Texas In- fantry who fought in 38 bat- tles including six of the most famous ones, also known as Lee's favorite troops and rec- ognized in Saturday's group by "the red bedrolls on their neck". One group, who wore green uniforms, was Company I of the Eighth Alabama who were proud to show their patrio- tism by fighting in the war LIVING HISTORY CIVIL WAR DAYS COMES TO RED BLUFF PHOTOSBYJULIEZEEB—DAILYNEWS A Union soldier from the 72nd New York rushes toward a fallen comrade in the battle Saturday at the Civil War Days held at Dog Island Park in Red Bluff. A Union cannon is shot off. Have a great day, Nancy Enos GOOD MORNING At least four tornadoes in Texas were reported, with severe flooding in Missouri. PAGEB5 WEATHER 16deada ertornadoes ravage Midwest, South The Trump administration partially rolls back rules cham- pioned by former first lady Michelle Obama. PAGE B4 NUTRITION Government eases school meal rules Community.....A3 Business .........A4 Lifestyles........A5 Opinion............A6 Sports.............. B1 Daily Break......B3 INDEX D Dow Jones 20,913.46 (-27.05) U S&P 500 2388.33 (+4.13) U Nasdaq 6091.60 (+43.99) BUSINESS AnimalseenSaturdaynearWillowStreet WAR PAGE 7 FAIR PAGE 7 SUNNY High: Low: 92 66 PAGE B8 Check out what's going on in your neighborhood and the community. PAGE A2 LOCAL CALENDAR SNOW PAGE 7 "The Civil War was a turning point in our nation's history. It was a chance to test whether the national federal government had supremacy over the states and it started the ball rolling for the end of slavery." — Rick Barram » Tuesday, May 2, 2017 50CENTS AN EDITION OF THE CHICO ENTERPRISE-RECORD Tehama Concert Series Everything Fitz fills up State Theatre Lifestyles A5 Red Bluff Chamber Farmers markets to return June 3 & 7 in Red Bluff Business A4 LiketheDailyNews on Facebook and stay in the loop on local news, sports and more. VISITFACEBOOK.COM/ RBDAILYNEWS LIKEUSON FACEBOOK Volume132,issue116 7 58551 69001 9 Online Find more news on our website.

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