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Entrance to Bidwell Frisbee Golf Course

Fun Cheap day for a college student

Dylan Griffith, Reporter // February 26, 2021

Chico State students looking for a cheap and fun reason to get out of the house in a COVID-19-friendly way — and only a few miles from campus — need to look no further than the Peregrine Point disc...

Sir Bjorn (left) and squire Alvic (right) are instructing how to swing a sword and always aim for the head if it's open. Photo credit: Jacob Collier

Barony of Rivenoak looks to recover members after Camp Fire

Ricardo Tovar // November 12, 2019

Medieval combat is something that many consider a relic of the past. The days of knights and chivalry are long gone. However, there are some medieval warriors in Chico striving to keep this ancient form...

The terrain looked better after the goats ate up the overgrowth. Photo credit: Melissa Herrera

Goats in Butte County help control overgrowth

Jessie Imhoff // September 17, 2019

A herd of 488 goats have been deployed in Upper Bidwell Park as a cost-saving measure to remove invasive species and dangerous plants, including those that pose a fire risk.The goats, owned by Capra Environmental...

Hundreds of volunteers line up to claim their free burger courtesy of Madison Bear Garden. Photo credit: Dan Christian

Getting trashed on a Saturday morning

Dan Christian // September 17, 2018

Bidwell Park is looking better than ever thanks to a record number of community members who gathered at the One Mile Pool, donating their Saturday morning to cleaning up the park. Organizers estimated...

Several new students, freshmen and transfers, joined Adventure Outings leaders on a hike to Bear Hole in Upper Bidwell Monday. Photo credit: Justin Jackson

Adventure Outing takes trip with Trip ‘n Dip

Justin Jackson // September 4, 2018

Adventure Outings had their second Trip ‘n Dip event of the semester, Monday, with a trip out to the Bear Hole in Bidwell Park.Adventure Outings (AO) is an on-campus, professional outdoors program....

Tetta Ogawa jumps through the obstacle course while his friend Royeni Hasegawa watches him at Chico State's Bidwell Bash Sunday.

Chico State Greek organizations host Bidwell Bash

Brian Luong // September 3, 2018

Students enjoyed food, games and inflatables, Sunday afternoon, at Chico State's annual Bidwell Bash. The event, hosted by Chico State Fraternity and Sorority Affairs, gave students the opportunity...

A group of local teens display their LGBTQ+ pride Saturday.

Chico Pride festival encourages sustainability and reflects on history

August 27, 2018

Various community members united for the Stonewall Chico Pride 2018 at the downtown plaza Saturday morning to support sustainable practices. The celebration marked the 24th year the Stonewall Alliance...

Victor Guerrero along with his dog hiking the Yahi Trail. Photo credit: Katalina Santamaria

Explore Upper Bidwell Park with a day trip on the Yahi Trail

Katalina Santamaria // May 8, 2018

Located in Upper Bidwell Park, roughly 10 minutes outside of Downtown Chico, the Yahi Trail is a simple, yet exciting hike that leads to Chico’s beloved Bear Hole. There are various ways to get to...

Getting ready for the 5k fun run, Saturday at Bidwell Bark, at One-Mile Park Photo credit: Josh Cozine

Sixth annual Bidwell Bark brings community together

Josh Cozine // May 5, 2018

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...

A couple walk along the swimming area at Bidwell Park One Mile, April 20. Photo credit: Rachael Bayuk

One Mile: A fun day trip in the sun near downtown Chico

Katalina Santamaria and Rachael Bayuk // April 24, 2018

Located in the heart of Chico in historic Lower Bidwell Park, roughly five minutes from Downtown Chico and Chico State, it is a local favorite.Unlike hikes that may be snowed over or muddy during certain...

Vidal Hernandez Jr. plays catch with his father on Bidwell Park this Sunday. Photo credit: Carly Maxstone

Photo of the day

Carly Maxstone // April 9, 2018

Vidal Hernandez Jr. plays catch with his father in Bidwell Park on Sunday.

Eliza Lee plays on the swing set at Five Mile, Bidwell Park, on Monday while spending time with her grandmother. Photo credit: Carly Maxstone

Photo of the day

Carly Maxstone // February 6, 2018

Eliza Lee plays on the swing set at Five Mile, Bidwell Park on Monday while spending time with her grandmother.

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