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Outdoors column: The fantastic Feather Falls

The view of the a river flowing along the scenic hike to Feather Falls Photo credit: Courtney Chapman

Courtney Chapman

April 1, 2018

The sun beats down on your back and face, creating a warm sensation while you hear the faint crash of the waterfall you are approaching. As you come around the corner, an immense 400-foot high waterfall bursts out from the top of the mountain. This is Feather Falls.The hike up to Feather Falls is a local fa...

Ponderosa fire victims learn to rebuild their homes

Victims of the fire attended the meeting in Feather Falls for information about what to do next. Photo credit: Christian Solis

Christian Solis

September 22, 2017

People who lost their homes during the Ponderosa fire gathered Thursday night to learn about what aid is available to them. Feather Falls Fire Safe Council hosted a meeting at the Mt. Springs Grange to help victims get the appropriate information they need to solve the obstacles ahead. Som...

Pack up and set out: Hiking, biking and swimming across Butte County

Illustrations by Kayce Tynan Photo credit: Kayce Tynan

Jake Hutchison

September 8, 2015

  Whether overcast or clear skies, it is certain that the trails around Butte County will be populated on any given day. On a day off, nothing feels better than packing up the necessary gear and setting out. Afterall, hiking was voted the most popular pastime in the Best of Chico poll. Here are the most pop...

Bucket list of activities for students

Chico State's Bucket List Photo credit: Monica Fitch

Stephanie Schmieding

September 19, 2014

Stephanie Schmieding can be reached at [email protected] or @stephbottt on twitter.

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