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Barony of Rivenoak looks to recover members after Camp Fire

Sir Bjorn (left) and squire Alvic (right) are instructing how to swing a sword and always aim for the head if it's open. Photo credit: Jacob Collier

Ricardo Tovar

November 12, 2019

Medieval combat is something that many consider a relic of the past. The days of knights and chivalry are long gone. However, there are some medieval warriors in Chico striving to keep this ancient form of combat alive. The Society for Creative Anachronism is a worldwide organization that aims to...

Goats in Butte County help control overgrowth

The terrain looked better after the goats ate up the overgrowth. Photo credit: Melissa Herrera

Jessie Imhoff

September 17, 2019

A herd of 488 goats have been deployed in Upper Bidwell Park as a cost-saving measure to remove invasive species and dangerous plants, including those that pose a fire risk.The goats, owned by Capra Environmental Services Corp, are on a 55-acre contract according to Linda Herman, Chico’s Park and Natura...

Getting trashed on a Saturday morning

Hundreds of volunteers line up to claim their free burger courtesy of Madison Bear Garden. Photo credit: Dan Christian

Dan Christian

September 17, 2018

Bidwell Park is looking better than ever thanks to a record number of community members who gathered at the One Mile Pool, donating their Saturday morning to cleaning up the park. Organizers estimated over 500 individuals volunteered to scour the park and pick up trash for the 31st Annual Bidwell...

Adventure Outing takes trip with Trip ‘n Dip

Several new students, freshmen and transfers, joined Adventure Outings leaders on a hike to Bear Hole in Upper Bidwell Monday. Photo credit: Justin Jackson

Justin Jackson

September 4, 2018

Adventure Outings had their second Trip ‘n Dip event of the semester, Monday, with a trip out to the Bear Hole in Bidwell Park.Adventure Outings (AO) is an on-campus, professional outdoors program. The program runs many Chico State outdoor activities, including operating extensive trips, managing ...

Chico State Greek organizations host Bidwell Bash

Tetta Ogawa jumps through the obstacle course while his friend Royeni Hasegawa watches him at Chico State's Bidwell Bash Sunday.

Brian Luong

September 3, 2018

Students enjoyed food, games and inflatables, Sunday afternoon, at Chico State's annual Bidwell Bash. The event, hosted by Chico State Fraternity and Sorority Affairs, gave students the opportunity to talk to over a dozen different Greek organizations while enjoying One-Mile Park on Labor Weekend. The...

Chico Pride festival encourages sustainability and reflects on history

A group of local teens display their LGBTQ+ pride Saturday.

August 27, 2018

Various community members united for the Stonewall Chico Pride 2018 at the downtown plaza Saturday morning to support sustainable practices. The celebration marked the 24th year the Stonewall Alliance celebrated Pride in Chico. Chico Pride is a four-day schedule that started last Thursday. The...

Explore Upper Bidwell Park with a day trip on the Yahi Trail

Victor Guerrero along with his dog hiking the Yahi Trail. Photo credit: Katalina Santamaria

Katalina Santamaria

May 8, 2018

Located in Upper Bidwell Park, roughly 10 minutes outside of Downtown Chico, the Yahi Trail is a simple, yet exciting hike that leads to Chico’s beloved Bear Hole. There are various ways to get to Bear Hole, such as simply driving on the road from Monkey Face, but the Yahi Trail leads for an adventurous...

Sixth annual Bidwell Bark brings community together

Getting ready for the 5k fun run, Saturday at Bidwell Bark, at One-Mile Park Photo credit: Josh Cozine

Josh Cozine

May 5, 2018

Dogs howled at the siren that commenced the 5K fun run Saturday before taking off at One-Mile in Bidwell Park. The sixth annual Bidwell Bark was held Saturday morning from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. It was organized by the Butte Humane Society, and is the group's second-largest fundraiser of the year, said...

One Mile: A fun day trip in the sun near downtown Chico

A couple walk along the swimming area at Bidwell Park One Mile, April 20. Photo credit: Rachael Bayuk

Katalina Santamaria and Rachael Bayuk

April 24, 2018

Located in the heart of Chico in historic Lower Bidwell Park, roughly five minutes from Downtown Chico and Chico State, it is a local favorite.Unlike hikes that may be snowed over or muddy during certain times of the year, One Mile is a year-round favorite.David Hines, a Chico State student and Chic...

Photo of the day

Vidal Hernandez Jr. plays catch with his father on Bidwell Park this Sunday. Photo credit: Carly Maxstone

Carly Maxstone

April 9, 2018

Vidal Hernandez Jr. plays catch with his father in Bidwell Park on Sunday.

Photo of the day

Eliza Lee plays on the swing set at Five Mile, Bidwell Park, on Monday while spending time with her grandmother. Photo credit: Carly Maxstone

Carly Maxstone

February 6, 2018

Eliza Lee plays on the swing set at Five Mile, Bidwell Park on Monday while spending time with her grandmother.

Collaborative exhibit ‘Wide Open Spaces’ turns heads

Photo credit: Franky Renteria

Anisha Brady

October 14, 2016

Chico State is the home to a newly curated exhibit at the Janet Turner Museum. It showcases and intertwines Janet Turner’s one of a kind prints with photography by the university’s advanced photography students.   The exhibit "Wide Open Spaces" is unique in the way that it presents art solely inspired by nature found in the Chi...

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