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Red Cross Camp Fire shelter to close Jan. 31

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

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 for victims of the Camp Fire.Since Nov. 8, this emergency shelter has been home to up to 657 victi...

Photo of the day

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

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.

Zombies invade the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds

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

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 until next year. Zombie Wrecking Crew is the brainchild of Thomas Taylor, owner of Combat ...

Project homeless connect returns to chico

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

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 coming together to bring hundreds of free and necessary services to the Butte County homeless p...

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