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Fire in Chapmantown destroys two sheds, no injuries

Fire in Chapmantown destroys two sheds, no injuries

Natalie Hanson

September 15, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

A fire broke out in Chapmantown around 3:10 p.m. on Saturday. CAL Fire responded to the fire when it started in an alley on Guill Street near Virginia Street. Two sheds and one fence were burned. According to CAL Fire, at 4:20 p.m. units reported they had been able to quickly put out the fire by...

Chico Elks Lodge announces second annual Craft Faire

Chico Elks Lodge announces second annual Craft Faire

Natalie Hanson

September 14, 2018


Filed under A&E Breaking, Arts & Entertainment, Breaking News, Community

Last year's first "Craft Faire" event in Chico celebrated local crafters and invited everyone in the community to participate. This month, the Chico Elk Ladies group has announced that they will host the event again, at the Chico Elks Lodge Sept. 29-30. Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||fu...

Black bear runs, climbs and escapes from Chico Police

Black bear runs, climbs and escapes from Chico Police

Yaritza Ayon

September 9, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Interactive Map, Mobile Headlines, News

A black bear was sighted in Chico on Sunday, a little after midnight. According to a press release from Chico Police, the black bear was spotted by a Chico citizen driving through Notre Dame Boulevard at Forest Avenue. The citizen saw the large black bear in the roadway of Lowe’s Home Improvement....

Shots fired in downtown Chico leaves one injured and one detained

Shots fired in downtown Chico leaves one injured and one detained

Dan Christian

September 6, 2018


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

Around 1 a.m. this morning, Chico Police responded to a report of a subject in the downtown area brandishing a firearm. Upon arriving downtown, police heard multiple gun shots and people running from the 300 block of Main Street. When police arrived on scene they located a person lying on the ground...

Chico Planning Commission votes on controversial housing development

Chico Planning Commission votes on controversial housing development

Dan Christian

August 31, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Mobile Headlines, Showcase

The Chico Planning Commission voted, Friday, in favor of developing the StoneGate subdivision located east of Bruce Road, between East 20th Street and The Skyway. Despite public concerns regarding the environmental impacts of the development plan, the proposal will now go before the city council. Planning...

Video: President Hutchinson addresses free speech

Video: President Hutchinson addresses free speech

Christian Solis

August 28, 2018


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, Multimedia, News, Video

Chico State President Gayle Hutchinson gave a convocation speech to the campus on Thursday. In her speech she touched on campus achievements, goals and the status of free speech on campus. Christian Solis can be reached at [email protected] or @c_alexander20 on Twitter....

Final University Budget Committee meeting of semester expects cuts

Final University Budget Committee meeting of semester expects cuts

Josh Cozine

May 15, 2018


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Campus, News

Speaking bluntly to administrators and deans of the colleges present, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Debra Larson addressed making up around $2,500,000 in the budget Monday. The discussion began at the final University Budget Committee meeting of the semester. In a round-table-like...

Sierra Nevada’s “Beer Camp” is re-imagined

Sierra Nevada’s “Beer Camp” is re-imagined

Josh Cozine

May 15, 2018


Filed under A&E Breaking, Breaking News, Community, Multimedia, News, Photo Galleries, Showcase, Video

Zip lines, rock walls, bike dirt-tracks, and even human versions of Hungry, Hungry, Hippos and foosball, were just a few of the activities campers joined in on Saturday, at Sierra Nevada’ Brewery's first “Beer Camp” event of its type.Tickets sold-out to 4,000 people, nearly all of w...

Vice President for Business and Finance leaves Chico State after one year

Vice President for Business and Finance leaves Chico State after one year

Mathew Miranda

May 14, 2018


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News

Vice President for Business and Finance Robbi Stivers no longer works for the university according to an email written by Chico State President Gayle Hutchinson Wednesday. The following day, Stivers’ campus directory contact information was removed from Chico State's website. Hutchinson briefly mentione...

Public drinking incidents reported in Chico

Public drinking incidents reported in Chico

Josiah Nicholl

May 13, 2018


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

Chico Police: Call Type: Domestic Violence Monday, 2:30 a.m., White Avenue A man was arrested for allegedly inflicting corporal injury on a spouse     Call type: Disorderly conduct Monday, 6:11 a.m., West 9th Ave A man was arrested for disorderly conduct while under the influence of drug...

Original characters created in first Wildcat Gaming design party

Original characters created in first Wildcat Gaming design party

Josh Cozine

May 13, 2018


Filed under A&E Breaking, Arts & Entertainment, Breaking News, Campus, Campus

Two characters- Wattles, a genetically modified super-rooster who guards chicken farms of the not-so-distant future, and Arius, a necro-kid who annoys the spirits that try to haunt him - were designed Saturday, at Wildcat Gaming's first character design party.The party was sponsored by Tespa, a part of Blizzard Ga...

Funding allocations among colleges for student activities finalized

Funding allocations among colleges for student activities finalized

Natalie Hanson

May 12, 2018


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Campus, News, Showcase

Clearing debts and redistributing funds among colleges for different activities were discussed by the Institute for Student-Related Activities committee Thursday. After a meeting last week to discuss possible ways to handle The Orion's debt, Jennifer Mays announced that its debt will be cleared. About...

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