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July 04, 2015

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ByJulieZeeb @DN_Zeeb on Twitter RED BLUFF TheTehamaCounty Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday saw several smaller items brought before the board, including public comment on an ordinance pulled from the agenda, an informational presen- tation on a Tehama County Mar- keting Plan and a retirement in- centive letter. Pulledordinance Several members of a long- time committee were upset with the county over pulling an ordi- nance regarding a parcel identi- fication map and putting into a closed session. "I'm disappointed the parcel map identification was pulled from the agenda," Larry Lala- guna said. "It shows the utmost disrespect to not allow a commit- tee to participate in the discus- sion. This is a real insult to our committee to take this to closed session when we showed up to discuss what we have been work- ing on." Supervisor Bob Williams said staff was directed to develop an ordinance that would streamline parcel identification. The ordinance, which will de- termine what is considered a le- gal parcel and what will need a certificate of compliance, will be worked on further by staff to answer outstanding ques- tions. It be brought back at the July 21 meeting, at which point the public can comment on it, Chief Administrator Bill Good- win said. Marketing plan Tehama County Principal Jobs Coordinator Caylyn Brown gave an informational presentation on the initial draft of the Tehama County Marketing Plan. Staff has determined that due to a lack of a marketing plan, the county is missing out on oppor- tunities, such as the donation of 30 car seats by AAA and the loss of $3,900 a year in prescription discounts. "The county cannot accept these things without a county marketing plan," Brown said. "If we could recognize a plan, it might encourage other organi- zations to donate. We could save the county money, bring in new revenue and even have different levels of park sponsorships." TEHAMA COUNTY Su pes present ne w pl an s By Julie Zeeb @DN_Zeeb on Twitter COTTONWOOD A vehicle fire re- ported at 10:03 a.m. Friday spread into nearby vegetation and was initially headed toward a house in the 16900 block of Oak Hollow Road in Cottonwood, according to scanner traffic. The incident was three miles past the intersection with Hooker Creek Road, in the Bow- man area. Scanner reports from the of- ficer who arrived on scene prior to fire personnel were a fully in- volved vehicle that had gone into the vegetation. The fire was mov- ing at a moderate rate of spread. While the vehicle was under power lines the officer was not concerned the flames would reach the lines. COTTONWOOD Vehicle fire spreads to vegetation By Julie Zeeb @DN_Zeeb on Twitter CORNING Tehama County Sher- iff Dave Hencratt confirmed Fri- day afternoon that his depart- ment has launched a homicide in- vestigation regarding a body that was found Thursday near Corn- ing within the department's ju- risdiction. The victim is a Hispanic man, however, no further details are being released at this time as de- tectives are working on the inves- tigation, Hencratt said. A formal press release is expected to be re- leased either by close of business Friday or sometime on Saturday. This is the second homicide within the department's jurisdic- tion within 24 hours. On Thurs- day, John Wayne Noonkester, 32, was arrested in connection with the deaths of his ex-wife, Kimber- lee Anne Thomas, 29, and her fa- ther, Keith Vernon Thomas, 53, all of Cottonwood. TEHAMA COUNTY Sh er iff s confirms homicide By Julie Zeeb @DN_Zeeb on Twitter LAKECALIFORNIA A Cottonwood man is being held in the Tehama County Jail on $2 million bail for two counts of murder following a deadly shooting Thursday in Lake California that left a father and his daughter dead and another man wounded. The suspect, John Wayne Noonkester, 32, was found at the scene near the Country Store in Lake California where the bodies of his ex-wife, Kimberlee Anne Thomas, 29, and her father, Keith Vernon Thomas, 53 were found on the ground in front of the build- ing. The incident started with a 911 call received from Kimber- lee Thomas at 4:09 p.m. Thurs- day in which she told dispatch- ers her ex-husband had punched her father, according to a Te- hama County Sheriff's Depart- ment press release issued Friday. The call abruptly ended. Shortly thereafter, several re- ports were received of shots fired at the Country Store in the Lake California community in Cotton- wood. Scanner reports about 4:15 p.m. indicated seven or eight shots had been fired and two persons were down at the store with a woman being shot in the head. A man who had been shot in the back left the scene. The third vic- tim, identified as Anthony Mai- tias Baugher, 25, of Cottonwood, was located in the 19800 block of Antler Road in Lake California. He was taken to a local hospital for a non-life threatening wound and re- leased. The scanner indicated he was taken to Mercy Medical Center in Redding. Deputies and California High- way Patrol officers responded to the area to secure the scene, where they located the two bodies. Scanner reports indicated several witnesses reporting a good samaritan had the suspect vehicle blocked in with a pickup truck and had Noonkester out of his vehicle and kneeling on the ground with his hands down prior to officer arrival. LAKE CALIFORNIA Victims,suspectID'edinshooting Community.....A3 Lifestyles........A4 Farm................A5 Weather........A10 Sports..............B1 Opinion...........B5 INDEX A full listing of Tehama County graduates from Simpson University during the April 25 commencement. PAGEA3 COMMUNITY Simpson University honors local graduates Warm weather means outdoor grilling, but it is the perfect environment for food borne illnesses, too. PAGE A4 LIFESTYLES Tips to prevent illness when grilling today New structure passed by PUC would raise rates on more effi- cient energy users while giving a break to big users. PAGE A9 CALIFORNIA RATES Most customers to see higher electric bills 120-hour voyage of fuel-less aircra from Japan to Hawaii sets world record for longest non-stop solo flight. PAGE A10 PACIFIC JOURNEY Solar-powered plane breaks record in flight PHOTO COURTESY OF SARAH GROSS PHOTOGRAPHY Chelsey Bushnell, of Red Bluff, competes at the College National Finals Rodeo, which took place June 14-20in Casper, Wyoming. By Julie Zeeb @DN_Zeeb on Twitter RED BLUFF The Bushnell name is familiar to many Tehama County residents because Chad Bushnell and his musical career, but his sister, Chelsey, is threatening to steal the spotlight. Chelsey Bushnell is a well-known for her roping skills and was a two-time California High School Rodeo Association Cham- pion Breakaway Roper. The 2014 Red Bluff High School graduate was also a three-time District 1 All Around Cowgirl in high school rodeo. In June, Chelsey proved once again that she is an exceptional athlete, going on to qualify for the 67th annual College Rodeo Na- tional Finals held June 14- 20 in Casper, Wyoming as a freshman. Described on the Col- lege National Finals web- site,, as the "Rose Bowl of college ro- deo," the competition had more than 400 partici- pants from more than 100 universities and colleges competing. They came from the 11 regions of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association. Bushnell f inished fourth in breakaway rop- ing, where there was a four calf average, which in itself is an achievement. Even more so because she had to sit out part of her first season with Feather River College due to in- jury. "She was unable to com- pete in her first semes- ter of college rodeo due to an ACL reconstructive surgery," said Chelsey's mother, Donna Bushnell. "She injured her knee playing basketball at Red Bluff High School her se- nior year. She was out for five months after her sur- gery, and missed all of the fall rodeos, but came back in the spring for the Cal Poly, Fresno State, West Hills-Coalinga and Uni- versity of Nevada Las Ve- gas rodeos." Even with the time off from competing, Bushnell placed well, coming in sec- ond in the West Cost re- gion, which includes all of California college rodeo. The top three contestants from each region are sent to the College National Fi- nals. "After rodeoing only half a year, I feel very happy and blessed to be able to come back and compete at the college fi- nals," Bushnell said. "I es- pecially want to thank Ed Stroman at the Red Bluff Physical Therapy and Wellness Center for get- ting me back to where I needed to be in order to compete again. They are amazing there." Bushnell is attending Feather River College in Quincy where she will be a sophomore in the fall. She is studying kinesiol- ogy and plans to become a physical therapist. Red Bluff woman takes fo ur th i n na ti on al fi na ls COLLEGE RODEO "After rodeoing only half a year, I feel very happy and blessed to be able to come back and compete at the college finals." — Chelsey Bushnell Noonkester SHOOTING PAGE 9 PLANS PAGE 9 FIRE PAGE 9 HOMICIDE PAGE 9 » Saturday, July 4, 2015 $1.00 AN EDITION OF THE CHICO ENTERPRISE-RECORD 7 98304 20753 8 Volume130,issue161 Good morning, thanks for subscribing Kelly Osborne HISTORY New edition Tehama County Memories out Lifestyles A4 JEAN BARTON Ranches as sets for TV, movies Farm A5 FORECAST High: 103 Low: 73 A10 LiketheDailyNews on Facebook and stay in the loop on local news, sports and more. VISITFACEBOOK.COM/ RBDAILYNEWS LIKEUSON FACEBOOK

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