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Heavy rains could threaten salmon spawn from toxic Camp Fire runoff

Heavy rains could threaten salmon spawn from toxic Camp Fire runoff

Dan Christian

December 3, 2018


Filed under Community, News, Showcase

With the Camp Fire 100% contained, evacuation orders are slowly being lifted and roads are opening up allowing residents of Honey Run and Butte Creek Canyon to return to their property for the first time since being ravaged by the Camp Fire. However, with cleanup efforts still in their early stages th...

Butte County Office of Education helps teachers assist students

Butte County Office of Education helps teachers assist students

Justin Jackson

December 2, 2018


Filed under Campus, Community, News

Butte County Office of Education (BCOE) held an event, Thursday, to help teachers and other school staff support students after the Camp Fire. As people filled the upper and lower seats of the auditorium, the opening slide of the PowerPoint had a quote from the presenters advising attendees to sit...

Vans gives away shoes to Camp Fire victims at Chico High School

Vans gives away shoes to Camp Fire victims at Chico High School

Justin Jackson

December 2, 2018


Filed under Camp Fire, Community, News, Showcase

Doing its part to help the victims of the Camp Fire, Vans went to Chico High on Saturday to give away free shoes. The first thing noticeable was the enormous line outside the Lincoln Center that many people would wait at least 2 hours to get through. If they did manage to get through it, they would...

‘Camp Fire’ forces thousands to evacuate

‘Camp Fire’ forces thousands to evacuate

Natalie Hanson and Josh Cozine

November 28, 2018


Filed under Community, News

As the sun rose on Thursday, Nov. 8, the sky in Butte County filled with smoke and began to darken. At about 6:30 a.m., fire had ignited in the small community of Pulga and rapidly advanced to Concow, then towards the nearby town, Paradise. By the end of the day, it had become the most destructive wi...

Camp Fire Timeline

Camp Fire Timeline

Julia Maldonado and Alex Grant

November 28, 2018


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

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

Christian Solis

November 28, 2018


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

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...

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, News, Podcast, Showcase, Visuals

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...

Camp Fire Story: Model United Nations Adviser John Crosby

Camp Fire Story: Model United Nations Adviser John Crosby

Justin Jackson

November 28, 2018


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

John Crosby, political science instructor and Model U.N. Adviser, lost his home in Magalia due to the Camp Fire. The following is the story of how he traveled across the nation without knowing the status of his home. The morning of the fire John Crosby and his students were headed to a Model U.N. c...

FEMA plans to stay in Chico as Camp Fire statistics continue to rise

FEMA plans to stay in Chico as Camp Fire statistics continue to rise

Mathew Miranda

November 28, 2018


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

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will continue operating at the local assistance center in Chico until Jan.12, at the earliest. However, the probability of staying beyond that date remains high according to FEMA officials. The Stafford Act, a prescriptive law approved by Congress dic...

Volunteers seek to reunify Camp Fire animals with owners

Volunteers seek to reunify Camp Fire animals with owners

Olyvia Simpson

November 27, 2018


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

Thousands of people have been displaced by the Camp Fire, and so have their pets. Hundreds of animals have been rescued from evacuation sites but many are still waiting to be reunited with their owners. “We are currently in the reunification phase where animals are being picked up by their owners,”...

President Trump surveys Camp Fire damages in Paradise with local representatives

President Trump surveys Camp Fire damages in Paradise with local representatives

Josh Cozine and Alex Grant

November 17, 2018


Filed under About US, Camp Fire, Community, News

President Trump landed at Beale Air Force Base on his way to Butte County to survey damages from the Camp Fire. The Campfire has become the deadliest wildfire in California history with 71 fatalities confirmed so far and burning over 148,000 acres according to Cal Fire. The fire is now 55% contained. Trump...

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, News, Showcase, Visuals

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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