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Photo of the day

Photo of the day

Alex Grant

December 5, 2018


Filed under Camp Fire, Multimedia, Photo of the Day

A Red-bellied newt crawls over white ash that was left from the Camp Fire. This newt was found on Saturday near the southern part of the Flumes in Paradise. Click here to view more photos of Paradise and the Camp Fire. Alex Grant can be reached at [email protected] or @AlexThomasGrant on Twitter....

Podcast: “Red Dead Redemption 2” delivers top-quality gaming, uneven story

Podcast: “Red Dead Redemption 2” delivers top-quality gaming, uneven story

Natalie Hanson, Alex Coba, Grant Schmieding, Ulises Duenas, and Ricardo Tovar

December 4, 2018


Filed under A&E Featured Articles List, Arts & Entertainment, Multimedia, Reviews

After hundreds of hours of playing this game, it's time to weigh in. "Red Dead Redemption 2" had a lot to live up to since the original took the gaming world by storm. We set out to play the whole thing, address these expectations and analyze what makes this game worth the ride. Listen here.0:37 General ...

Playlist: 10 offbeat electronic tracks

Playlist: 10 offbeat electronic tracks

Grant Schmieding

December 3, 2018


Filed under A&E Sliding Showcase, Arts & Entertainment, Community, Multimedia

I’m not someone who can explain every niche, off-label brand of electronic music. This playlist is not intended to focus on any specific type of electronic music. It’s just a small collection of fun electronic songs that use many unconventional sounds in a palatable way. Try playing some of...

Photo of the day

Photo of the day

Maury Montalvo

December 2, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Photo of the Day

Chico State student Sydney Oliva enjoys the fall weather and beautiful scenery near Bidwell Mansion on Saturday.

Camp Fire Timeline

Camp Fire Timeline

Julia Maldonado and Alex Grant

November 28, 2018


Filed under Camp Fire, Community, Multimedia, News, Photo Galleries

The following photos are from the Camp Fire taken in Chico and Paradise. The photos are from the first two days of the fire on Nov. 8 and 9 and from Nov. 15 and 16, a week after the fire began. All photos taken by Alex Grant.  Julia Maldonado and Alex Grant can be reached at n...

The Orion’s Camp Fire Newscast

The Orion’s Camp Fire Newscast

Alex Grant

November 28, 2018


Filed under Camp Fire, Campus, Community, Multimedia, News, Showcase, Video

Nearly three weeks ago the Camp Fire flames ignited Paradise and several neighboring Butte County communities. The fire burned through 153,336 acres of Butte County. The thick, toxic smoke spread to cities as close as Chico to cities as far as San Francisco. Now that first-responders have fully contained...

Photo of the day

Photo of the day

Dominique Wood

November 28, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Photo of the Day

A sign sits in the Bell Memorial Union for students to give their thanks to the first responders of the Camp Fire on Tuesday.

Camp Fire Story III: Paramedic Steve Caput donates time to care for evacuees

Camp Fire Story III: Paramedic Steve Caput donates time to care for evacuees

Josh Cozine

November 28, 2018


Filed under Camp Fire, Community, Multimedia, News, Podcast, Showcase

Steve Caput, a paramedic, has been working at East Avenue Church which opened its doors to Camp Fire evacuees. When the fire broke out, Caput was one of the first, first-responders on scene, rescuing people from Paradise and bringing them down the hill to Chico. After his shift, and during any downtime...

Photo of the day

Photo of the day

Olyvia Simpson

November 27, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Photo of the Day

Jan Reale, North Valley Animal Disaster Group volunteer since 2008, with Pericles, one of the sheltered dogs being cared for at the shelter by the Chico Airport.

Camp Fire Story II: Magalia couple flee their home to seek safety on Chico’s streets

Camp Fire Story II: Magalia couple flee their home to seek safety on Chico’s streets

Josh Cozine

November 17, 2018


Filed under Camp Fire, Mobile Headlines, Multimedia, Showcase

In part two of our ongoing series, Maggie Crowder and Michael Crowder spoke about their evacuation from the small foothill town of Magalia during the hours after reports of the Campfire had started coming from Paradise. Michael told about his harrowing escape on his motorcycle, feeling the embers and...

Camp Fire Story: Lourie Jones evacuated Paradise as flames approached her home

Camp Fire Story: Lourie Jones evacuated Paradise as flames approached her home

Alex Grant and Josh Cozine

November 16, 2018


Filed under Camp Fire, Mobile Headlines, Multimedia, Showcase

Lourie Jones, a Paradise mother of three and grandmother of six, described her Camp Fire evacuation story. Jones and her family fled their apartment on Wildwood Lane in southeast Paradise on Nov. 8, the day the fire started. Here is her story: Jones sent us a video she took in the car when her family and her evacuated Paradise down Skyway going toward Chico...

Firefighters push Camp Fire from Chico city limits

Firefighters push Camp Fire from Chico city limits

Natalie Hanson

November 9, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Camp Fire, Community, Multimedia, News, Showcase

Updated 11:03 a.m. Friday The Butte County Sheriff's office confirmed that at least five people in Paradise are known to be dead. According to a press release by the BCSO Community Relations Unit, the victims were found in vehicles that had been overtaken by the fire. Burn injuries have made it dif...

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