The Orion

Hit-and-run kills woman dragged half mile

A woman was killed Wednesday night after being struck by a car and dragged half a mile 
Photo from Google maps

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

February 18, 2016

A woman died of her injuries after reportedly being hit by a car and dragged a half a mile, Wednesday night. Police are still looking for the driver who fled the scene.Chico police were notified of a hit-run at 7:30 p.m. on West Sacramento and Citrus Avenue, but were unable to find the victim.They rec...

Student pans for gold on the Feather River

Chase Calvin, junior criminal justice major, struck gold on the Feather River during one of his gold panning trips. Photo credit: Lauren Anderson

Lauren Anderson

September 5, 2015

With the price of gold continuing to climb and currently selling for $1,125.70 per ounce, it's no surprise a student like Chase Calvin struck gold locally, especially when he has access to an ideal spot in his own backyard— Feather River in Oroville.During the Gold Rush, Northern California was one of the bigges...

Small bugs, big consequences

Matt Ball, District Manager at the Butte County Public Health Department, discusses the severity of West Nile virus in the Butte County area. (Photo Courtesy of Matt Ball).

Sarah Strausser

August 24, 2015

There have been 30 confirmed cases of West Nile virus in Butte county, the highest of any county in the state. Butte County has had an "epidemic level" of cases reported, according to Matt Ball, the district manager at the Butte County Public Health Department. There are now 57 confirmed cases of West Nile in California alone and more than half of these cases have been reported in Butte county.With Butte county having such a high volume of mosquitoes carrying West Nile, education on the subject can benefit the hea...

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