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Torres Shelter might be saved with help from Enloe Medical Center

Torres Shelter might be saved with help from Enloe Medical Center

Kayla Fitzgerald

March 8, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

The Torres Community Center just received a $20,000 financial boost.This recent donation came from Enloe Medical Center. In January, the Torres Shelter faced a potential closure, due to its financial crisis. Since then, the shelter has received more than $100,000 from fundraisers and donations. The money will be used to provide meals, ...

Beekeepers feeling the sting

Beekeepers feeling the sting

Molly Sullivan

February 24, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, News, Showcase

Bee thieves are emerging in swarms during Butte County’s pollination season. According to the Butte County sheriff, over 500 beehives have been stolen from neighboring counties, and at least 64 hives have been taken from a Butte County orchard. Beekeepers are being stung by competitors as recent re...

Chico State may face competition with new college in Chico

Chico State may face competition with new college in Chico

Michelle Zhu

February 23, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

Local college students will have an opportunity to earn a masters or bachelors degree at a new educational institution in Chico. Columbia College, a private nonprofit institution based out of Columbia, Missouri, opened a Chico facility last month and has hired full-time adviser staff. Students can si...

Hit-and-run kills woman dragged half mile

Hit-and-run kills woman dragged half mile

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

February 18, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

A woman died of her injuries after reportedly being hit by a car and dragged a half a mile, Wednesday night. Police are still looking for the driver who fled the scene.Chico police were notified of a hit-run at 7:30 p.m. on West Sacramento and Citrus Avenue, but were unable to find the victim.They rec...

Student pans for gold on the Feather River

Student pans for gold on the Feather River

Lauren Anderson

September 5, 2015


Filed under Community, News

With the price of gold continuing to climb and currently selling for $1,125.70 per ounce, it's no surprise a student like Chase Calvin struck gold locally, especially when he has access to an ideal spot in his own backyard— Feather River in Oroville.During the Gold Rush, Northern California was one of the bigges...

Small bugs, big consequences

Small bugs, big consequences

Sarah Strausser

August 24, 2015


Filed under News

There have been 30 confirmed cases of West Nile virus in Butte county, the highest of any county in the state. Butte County has had an "epidemic level" of cases reported, according to Matt Ball, the district manager at the Butte County Public Health Department. There are now 57 confirmed cases of West Nile in California alone and more than half of these cases have been reported in Butte county.With Butte county having such a high volume of mosquitoes carrying West Nile, education on the subject can benefit the hea...

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