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Resident advisor Alexis Ricks relaxes at Big Chico Creek, taking a well-deserved break from the first week of classes. Photo credit: Keelie Lewis

Keelie Lewis

August 30, 2018

Resident advisor Alexis Ricks relaxes at Big Chico Creek, taking a well-deserved break from the first week of classes.

Rose garden by Big Chico Creek completed

The Chico Rose Garden has recently been completed Photo credit: George Johnston

Yang Dai

March 27, 2016

The George Peterson Rose Garden is ready for the public to taken in it's beauty. Located on campus, the garden recently completed it's construction. It was built with donations from local benefactor Marilyn Warrens and has a market value of more than $350,000. When asked about the reason to...

“Rape trail” no more; Chico bike pathway to have cameras installed

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Michelle Zhu

February 17, 2016

Pedestrians and bikers entering Chico State from the bike pathway running through Big Chico Creek and West Sacramento Avenue may feel more safe on the path in the near future. The Chico City Council on Feb.16 pass a motion introduced by Chico Police to install a camera surveillance system along the...

Building bridges: Construction on Gus Manolis Bridge begins

Holt sidewalk closed due to bridge construction. Photo credit: Jenice Tupolo

Jenice Tupolo

August 18, 2015

Construction for the new Gus Manolis Bridge near Selvester’s Cafe-by-the-Creek began this morning and will continue through October 1. Last September, a tree along the Big Chico Creek fell and destroyed the bridge, as previously reported by the Orion. “Our pressure is to get this bridge in by October 1,” said Proj...

Driver in creek crash faces criminal charges

Diego Arriaga Rodriguez

Mozes Zarate

October 6, 2014

An arrest warrant is out for the driver involved in single car crash that that took the lives of two Chico State students. The Butte County district attorney's office filed criminal charges against 19-year-old Diego Arriaga Rodriguez Monday, said D.A. Mike Ramsey. Arriaga Rodriguez faces multiple cou...

Civil suit filed for deadly car crash

Flowers at the bottom of Big Chico Creek along Bidwell Avenue, where three Chico State students were involved in a single car crash Jan. 26 in the early morning. Orion File Photo.

Mozes Zarate

October 4, 2014

Months after a vehicle crash killed two Chico State students and left one hospitalized, two families are suing each other on behalf of their sons. In April, Steve and Christine Silver, the parents of deceased Austin Silver, filed a suit against 19-year-old Diego Arriaga Rodriguez and his father, Antonio A...

Creek curve poses threat to drivers

Flowers at the scene of a car crash Jan. 26 where three Chico State students were involved. The Orion file photo.

Mozes Zarate

May 14, 2014

Tom Bailey, an 87-year-old Chico man, said that his wife could tell by the hum of the engine whether a passing car would make the curve or fly off into the creek. Off the beaten path of Nord Avenue’s busy intersections is Bidwell Avenue, a winding neighborhood street that runs alongside Big Chico Creek. It’s a thrill-seekerR...

Student drug abuse deaths remembered

Daniel Senn participates at the memorial.Photo credit: Lindsay Pincus

Nicholas Carr

December 12, 2013

About sixty students stood outside of Glenn Hall today in remembrance of people in the Chico community that died over the past year as a result of substance abuse. Participants stood along the span of the bridge over Big Chico Creek, holding signs displaying pictures of the deceased and information regarding the health-rela...

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