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Cindy Huge is a Red Cross volunteer who has worked at 24 national emergency shelters.  She is currently stationed in Chico as part of public affairs for the Camp Fire shelter. Photo credit: Melissa Herrera

Red Cross Camp Fire shelter to close Jan. 31

Kendall George and Christian Solis // January 29, 2019

Walking into the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds in Chico looks quite different from four months ago. Once a place for carnival rides and horse racing, it has turned into a National Emergency Red Cross shelter...

Stacy Lazzarino and her daughter are illuminated by the eerie blue light while shooting zombies at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds Sunday night. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Photo of the day

Olyvia Simpson // October 30, 2018

Stacy Lazzarino and her daughter are illuminated by the eerie blue light while shooting zombies at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds Sunday night.

The paintball bullets are a fluorescent green which glow eerily on the course once the sun goes down. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Zombies invade the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds

Josh Cozine // October 29, 2018

Zombies have been invading the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds all month. Finally, on Sunday, the Zombie Wrecking Crew loaded up on an armed battle bus and laid them to rest—Once and for all … or at least...

Project Homeless  is returning to the Silver Dollar Fair to help the less fortunate out Photo credit: Amelia Storm

Project homeless connect returns to chico

Amelia Storm // February 19, 2016

A one-day event will try bringing relief to Butte County homeless. On April 27, the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds will host Project Homeless Connect, an event that includes volunteers and community organizations...

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