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Wildcat Recreation Center pool will close most of the summer

Wildcat Recreation Center pool will close most of the summer

Mathew Miranda

May 11, 2018


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

The WREC swimming pool will be closed 90 days this summer, from May 21 to July 20, for repairs. WREC's Aquatics Coordinator Dustin Stene said the main reason for renovation is due to settling, which typically occurs with newly built pools. The settling has caused the back edge of the pool's gutter to start ...

Police arrest felon armed with a stolen firearm

Police arrest felon armed with a stolen firearm

Josiah Nicholl

May 11, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, News

A previously convicted man in possession of drugs and a stolen firearm was arrested Wednesday evening. According to a press release from the Chico Police Department, officers first responded to the incident at 4:21 p.m. after receiving calls about a suspect stealing merchandise from Safeway on West S...

Transient wanted by police for suspected child battery

Transient wanted by police for suspected child battery

Josiah Nicholl

May 9, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, Mobile Headlines, News

Police are actively investigating a report that a transient grabbed a local boy by the arm Tuesday morning. According to a press release from the Chico Police Department, the incident occurred at about 7:30 a.m. in the 1800 block of Laurel Street when a mother was walking her elementary-aged son to sc...

2018 midterm election guide: several local positions need to be voted upon

2018 midterm election guide: several local positions need to be voted upon

Roberto Fonseca

May 9, 2018


Filed under Administration, Community, Mobile Headlines, News

On June 5, all California counties including Butte County will be holding midterm election primaries. Registered voters will be able to vote on twelve different positions that range from the overall state level to their own respective counties.Statewide PoliticsThe race for the governor is the most no...

President Hutchinson decides to stagger student fee increases despite advisory vote results

President Hutchinson decides to stagger student fee increases despite advisory vote results

Grayson Boyer

May 8, 2018


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

Chico State President Gayle Hutchinson announced on Thursday that she would be implementing the proposed student fee increases, despite students voting against all three increases. The announcement came Thursday at noon through an email sent to all students. President Hutchinson decided on staggering the...

Chico State degree costs about $90,000

Chico State degree costs about $90,000

Lizzie Helmer

May 8, 2018


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

Next week hundreds of students will receive a bachelor's degree from Chico State. It may be the most expensive piece of paper they'll ever own. Each year on the university website, the Chico State Financial Aid and Scholarship office releases estimated costs of tuition and fees, books and supplies, room ...

Students protest President Hutchinson’s fee increases at Kendall Hall

Students protest President Hutchinson’s fee increases at Kendall Hall

Josh Cozine and Natalie Hanson

May 8, 2018


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

Nearly 50 students gathered outside Kendall Hall Monday to protest the recently approved student fee increases. Student participants began the protest with speeches and a rally at about 11 a.m. Brigitte Dahrouj, who helped organize the event, was one of many expressing her frustration with the inc...

Man breaks all displays inside business

Man breaks all displays inside business

Alejandra Fraga

May 7, 2018


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

  Chico Police: Call type: Disturbance Monday, 5:41 a.m., 700 W 2nd Ave. Resident out of control was screaming outside near the sidewalk. Call Type: Disturbance Monday, 9:21 a.m., 1400 Nord Ave. Female at bus stop in front of complex was throwing things and looked like she was hitting...

Chico Police investigating shooting of two mobile homes in Chico

Chico Police investigating shooting  of two mobile homes in Chico

Josiah Nicholl

May 7, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, Mobile Headlines, News

Police responded to reports of a shooting at 370 East Lassen Avenue on Sunday around midnight.The Chico Police Department has confirmed that at the time of the incident, officers were already on the street responding to an unrelated call and were dispatched to the scene immediately. There was no suspec...

Chico State’s strawless challenge successful in first 72 hours

Chico State’s strawless challenge successful in first 72 hours

Kelsi Sibert

May 7, 2018


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

Less than 72 hours after going strawless, A.S. Dining sold 507 reusable straw kits at various coffee shops and dining areas on campus. On April 23, Chico State officially went strawless and traded in plastic straws for paper ones. While paper straws are more compostable than plastic straws, student employees at Sutter Dining also made straw kits that included reusable m...

101st Pioneer Day Parade presents theme of learning

101st Pioneer Day Parade presents theme of learning

Josh Cozine

May 6, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News, Showcase

Hundreds lined the streets of downtown Chico Saturday for a tradition, this year themed with education - the Pioneer Day Parade.A Disney princess, dressed as Aurora in full flowing-pink gown, kneeled and embraced a child, with other Disney princesses, Captain America and other superheroes surrounding her. Kell...

Sixth annual Bidwell Bark brings community together

Sixth annual Bidwell Bark brings community together

Josh Cozine

May 5, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News, Photo Galleries, Showcase

Dogs howled at the siren that commenced the 5K fun run Saturday before taking off at One-Mile in Bidwell Park. The sixth annual Bidwell Bark was held Saturday morning from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. It was organized by the Butte Humane Society, and is the group's second-largest fundraiser of the year, said...

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