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Police respond to rumors of man on campus asking suspicious questions

Police respond to rumors of man on campus asking suspicious questions

Kendall George

March 4, 2019


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, Crime, Showcase

Updates: Earlier, it was reported that the Chico Police Department responded Monday morning to the rumors of a suspicious subject being on campus. It was actually the University Police Department who responded. There has also been a confirmation that the suspect was not on campus Monday morning according...

Consistent rainfall causes a string of evacuations

Consistent rainfall causes a string of evacuations

Gordy Papalias

February 26, 2019


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

6:50 p.m.Butte County Sheriff’s Office issued evacuation notices for all residents on Alberton Avenue due to flooding in Little Chico Creek Tuesday Evening.7:00p.m.This was followed by another evacuation of the Rock Creek Levee area just 10 minutes later.The Rock Creek Levee area begins “at the railroad track...

Evacuation warnings and flooding caused by steady rainfall

Evacuation warnings and flooding caused by steady rainfall

Gordy Papalias

February 14, 2019


Filed under Breaking News, Features, News

Update: 2:12 p.m. According to Meghan McMahon, the Police Information Officer at the Butte County Sheriff's office, "About six houses" have been evacuated due to flooding in the Butte County area. While rain has slowed down through the afternoon hours, there is a high possibility that it will ...

Red Cross shelter evacuation slows as protests stall

Red Cross shelter evacuation slows as protests stall

Julian Mendoza and Josh Cozine

February 1, 2019


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News, Showcase

Cars and trailers leaving the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds slowed towards the end of the day Thursday, the day slated as a soft deadline for emptying the grounds, as those staying at the shelter continued to reach lower numbers. According to Stephen Walsh, a spokesperson for the American Red Cross at...

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...

Photos: Camp Fire devastates Paradise, forces evacuations

Photos: Camp Fire devastates Paradise, forces evacuations

Christian Solis

November 9, 2018


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

  Christian Solis and Natalie Hanson can be reached at [email protected] or @c_alexander20 or @NatalieH_Orion on Twitter....

Camp Fire Day One: Thousands evacuate through Paradise and Chico

Camp Fire Day One: Thousands evacuate through Paradise and Chico

Mathew Miranda, Josh Cozine, Natalie Hanson, and Alex Grant

November 8, 2018


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

Extreme western winds push flames and smoke through Paradise in the first day of the Camp Fire. Updated 9:45 a.m. Friday CalFire's most recent briefing confirmed that the Camp Fire is at an estimated 70,000 acres of damage, and is 5 percent contained. Weather conditions and firefighting efforts ...

Body found at Kendall Hall, police investigation ongoing

Body found at Kendall Hall, police investigation ongoing

Natalie Hanson

October 30, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, Crime, News

Kendall Hall was taped off and closed Tuesday morning after a deceased body was found on campus.On Monday night, police discovered a body on campus in the area around Kendall Hall. The building was closed to the campus on Tuesday until 11 a.m. and the area around the building was taped off for most ...

Environmental organization celebrates 43 years in community

Environmental organization celebrates 43 years in community

Natalie Hanson

October 22, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

The Butte Environmental Council's 43rd Anniversary Gala was held in the ARC Pavillion Saturday. Within a hour of the event starting, the room was filled and the sounds of soulful alternative folk, thanks to the band Sunday Iris, welcomed members to their tables. The Butte Environmental Council (B...

New science building breaks ground

New science building breaks ground

Olyvia Simpson

October 10, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

Dozens of members from Chico State and the community gathered for the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Science building on Wednesday. President Gayle Hutchinson spoke to those who came to witness the historic event. Some of the other speakers included Kyle McHenry of the Mechoopda Tribe and Dean ...

Chaos on the corner of 20th and MLK

Chaos on the corner of 20th and MLK

Dan Christian

October 9, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News, Showcase

Horns blared and tires squealed through the busy intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. parkway and East 20th street, as Sunday drivers honked and shouted to show their support for survivors of sexual assault. This wasn’t the first time Mobilize Chico has taken to the streets, and it won’t be the last. Committee members have lead...

Organizers protest the Women’s Resource Clinic, call for reproductive rights

Organizers protest the Women’s Resource Clinic, call for reproductive rights

Natalie Hanson

October 6, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News, Showcase

Passing cars honked and cheered as protesters, holding signs with phrases like "choice matters," and "keep your rosaries off my ovaries," stood in front of the Wildcat statue, Friday evening.The protesters were from Women on Reproduction Defense (WORD), and they had come to protest an event taking pl...

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