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Chico resident ordered to evacuate twice due to Camp Fire and flash flooding

Chico resident ordered to evacuate twice due to Camp Fire and flash flooding

Josh Cozine

December 21, 2018


Filed under Camp Fire, Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News, Showcase

Around the police blockade, at the entrance to Honey Run Road on the outskirts of Chico, the Camp Fire could be seen burning in small patches on the northern side of the road. Hopping out of a truck, reporters from The Orion all began shooting videos and pictures, slowly moving further up the road,...

PG&E employees deal with the aftermath of the Camp Fire

PG&E employees deal with the aftermath of the Camp Fire

Yaritza Ayon

December 17, 2018


Filed under Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News

Pacific Gas and Electric Company workers have experienced loss of homes, emotional trauma and acceptance from Paradise residents in the aftermath of the Camp Fire destruction.PG&E employees went up to Paradise, days after the fire, trying to restore gas and electricity for the community.“It w...

Barry R. Kirshner Wildlife Foundation remains unharmed after Camp Fire

Barry R. Kirshner Wildlife Foundation remains unharmed after Camp Fire

Grant Schmieding

December 12, 2018


Filed under Camp Fire, News, Showcase

Smoke filled the air as the fire burned surrounding areas, under a mile from the property. Tarps and sheets were placed over enclosures to keep the smoke out. It’s no easy task evacuating lions and tigers. Like much of Butte County, the Barry R. Kirshner Wildlife Foundation—which houses a wide...

Video: The Orion Newscast Dec. 12

Video: The Orion Newscast Dec. 12

Natalie Hanson and Christian Solis

December 12, 2018


Filed under Community, Multimedia, News, Showcase, Video

Debate competitions, the Glorious Sounds of the Season concert, basketball wins, and fire preparation workshops - check out what happened last week on The Orion's newscast for Dec. 12.The Glorious Sounds of the Season concertWildcat of the Week McKenna Barker Basketball wins of the weekend Chico State professor d...

Chico State professor retires after 50 years of teaching

Chico State professor retires after 50 years of teaching

Justin Jackson

December 12, 2018


Filed under Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News

After a successful career in teaching and discus throwing, Thomas Davin Fahey, jokingly explained that his first purchase after retiring would be a small sign that reads "will lecture for food."Fahey, a 71-year-old kinesiology professor, began teaching at Chico State in August of 1984. The alumnus o...

Man lets evacuee stay for the night, woke up to car missing

Man lets evacuee stay for the night, woke up to car missing

Yaritza Ayon

December 12, 2018


Filed under Crime, News, Police Blotter

Chico Police Call Type: ThreatsMonday 6:21 p.m., 200 Vail DriveReporting party states ex-boyfriend made a threat was going to kill her. Subject confronted reporting party as she left Kmart the night before.Call Type: Stolen Vehicle Wednesday 7:42 a.m., 00 Glenshire LaneReporting party allowed an evacuee to s...

Rookie debaters test their skills in tournament

Justin Jackson

December 11, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

In a day of civil discourse, Saturday, the Chico State Speech and Debate Team hosted a rookie speech and debate tournament on campus.From the nervous to the persistent, many students who participated in the speech and debate tournaments came to test their skills for the first time.In the public speak...

Chico local organizes Camp Fire Toy Drive for impacted children

Chico local organizes Camp Fire Toy Drive for impacted children

Olyvia Simpson

December 11, 2018


Filed under Community, News

Among all of the shops in downtown Chico, there is one that stands out with a bright banner and hundreds of toys stacked in the window, as if it were Santa's Workshop. It doesn't belong to Santa however, but a Butte County native who has taken the initiative to help children affected by the Camp Fire, fi...

Chico 2037 shares a much different future than most are considering

Chico 2037 shares a much different future than most are considering

Josh Cozine

December 11, 2018


Filed under Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News

Students of Mark Stemen’s Community Service and Geography class shared stories, Dec. 5, written from the perspective of students living in a much warmer and very different future from what we now face, during a Community Action Planning (CAP), organized by the First-Year Experience Program. With ...

Chico State Professor discusses wildfire

Chico State Professor discusses wildfire

Brian Luong

December 7, 2018


Filed under Campus, Community, News

Chico Creek Nature Center was filled to capacity on Thursday night during "The Fire Next Time," a presentation in collaboration with Chico State’s Big Chico Creek Ecological Preserves. The presentation covered fire related topics including fire behavior, the benefits that fire has with wildlife an...

New members and new ordinances for Camp Fire victims at city council

New members and new ordinances for Camp Fire victims at city council

Justin Jackson

December 6, 2018


Filed under Community, News

A fresh set of city council members were sworn in on Tuesday. After a recognition of the outgoing council members, Kasey Reynolds, Scott Huber and Alex Brown took their seats as Chico’s newest council members. Soon after, Randall Stone was voted to be the new mayor of Chico. Then Al...

National and local organizations provide safe spaces for child evacuees

National and local organizations provide safe spaces for child evacuees

Brian Luong

December 5, 2018


Filed under Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News

Patty Henry had six hours to prepare for her flight from her home in Colorado after receiving a call around 9 a.m. asking if she could be a project manager for the Camp Fire.“This was the fastest one [disaster] I’ve ever had to move on,” Henry said.Henry is one of the over 3,000 volun...

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