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Wildcat Rumble: The boys are back in town

Wildcat Rumble: The boys are back in town

Ricardo Tovar

February 1, 2019

Welcome to the second Wildcat Rumble of the spring semester! Sports editor of The Orion Ricardo Tovar is joined by Andrew Baumgartner (former sports editor of The Orion) and Alex Grant (former managing editor of The Orion). They discuss the Super Bowl, the NBA regular season and their trade rumors, ...

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 20, 2018

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,...

Podcast: It’s all about football

Podcast: It’s all about football

Andrew Baumgartner, Ricardo Tovar, and Alex Grant

December 14, 2018

The Wildcat Rumble is back for its final episode of the semester. In this episode Andrew and Ricardo are joined by Alex Grant. Football is the topic of discussion as the NFL season presses on. Listen for your favorite segments, like game of the week, freaks and geeks and the moment of the week. Agree or...

The Orion Newscast Dec. 5

The Orion Newscast Dec. 5

Christian Solis

December 5, 2018

This week's newscast covers the new Chico City Council members that were sworn into office Tuesday night, flooding conditions, a vans give-away and much more. Three new Chico City Council members were sworn in Tuesday (0:09) Flash flood conditions are updated (0:30) Written stories covered in the ...

Camp Fire photos from Chico and Paradise

Camp Fire photos from Chico and Paradise

Alex Grant

December 4, 2018

The following photos are taken in a variety of places in the Chico and Paradise communities. More photos will be added to this page as I travel to areas affected by the Camp Fire. To see a photo timeline with some of these photos click on this link. ...

Camp Fire flames finally settle, yet the housing crisis rages on

Camp Fire flames finally settle, yet the housing crisis rages on

Alex Grant

November 28, 2018

A flame-shredded American flag hangs in the still, grey air. It's flagpole barely holds on to a vertical gutter that's attached to a burnt piece of wood. A charred chimney stands intact behind the flag. Blackened, brown and green tree trucks, limbs and leaves stand behind a chimney in a thick, ash-filled...

The Orion’s Camp Fire Newscast

The Orion’s Camp Fire Newscast

Christian Solis

November 28, 2018

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: Lourie Jones evacuated Paradise as flames approached her home

Camp Fire Story: Lourie Jones evacuated Paradise as flames approached her home

Alex Grant and Josh Cozine

November 15, 2018

Lourie Jones, a Paradise mother of three and grandmother of six, described her Camp Fire evacuation story. Jones and her family fled their apartment on Wildwood Lane in southeast Paradise on Nov. 8, the day the fire started. Here is her story: Jones sent us a video she took in the car when her family and her evacuated Paradise down Skyway going toward Chico...

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

Extreme western winds push flames and smoke through Paradise on 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 effort...

Votes, Vigils and The Day of The Dead on The Orion’s Newscast for Nov. 7

Votes, Vigils and The Day of The Dead on The Orion’s Newscast for Nov. 7

Alex Grant

November 7, 2018

On this week's newscast, the midterm election results are released, a vigil is covered, The Day of the Dead is highlighted and several other stories are discussed.2018 Midterm Election Results (0:06)Chico mourns passing of Linda Blacksten (0:59)Josh Fox performs monologue on how “The Truth Has Changed” (1:22)Spirits were ...

Video: Chico City Council candidates voice their opinions on the reinstatement of the Sit-Lie Ordinance

Video: Chico City Council candidates voice their opinions on the reinstatement of the Sit-Lie Ordinance

Alex Grant

November 4, 2018

Seven of the nine candidates sat down to talk about how they feel about the recent passing of the Sit-Lie ordinance. Kasey Reynolds and Jame Aguirre are the only two candidates that weren't included in the video below. I tried reaching out to Reynolds and Aguirre via phone call and email but I was unable...

A body, a corn maze and a magic bartender on The Orion’s newscast Oct. 31

A body, a corn maze and a magic bartender on The Orion’s newscast Oct. 31

Alex Grant

October 31, 2018

On this week's newscast, the report of a body found on campus is described, the arts team explores a local corn maze and a magic bartender is featured. Multiple gunshots were reported near Chico State's Acker Gym Saturday (0:08) Body found at Kendall Hall, police investigation ongoing (0:29) Local supporters of the #WeWontBeEra...

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