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We took our vacation, now it’s time to honor the Camp Fire victims

We took our vacation, now it’s time to honor the Camp Fire victims

Karen Limones

December 5, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Sitting in the northwest foothills of California’s Central Valley is Paradise, a Butte County town now widely known for perishing during the Camp Fire in a matter of 24 hours. According to Data USA, Paradise had a population of 26,396 residents. Most of these residents lost their homes during the C...

Photo of the day

Photo of the day

Dominique Wood

November 7, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Photo of the Day

Chico State students check in at the Bell Memorial Union auditorium to vote for the most recent election on Tuesday.

Unemployment rates in Butte County drop to all time low

Unemployment rates in Butte County drop to all time low

Yaritza Ayon and Mathew Miranda

November 2, 2018


Filed under Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News

The Butte County unemployment rate is reaching record lows.According to data by the Labor Market Information Division of the California Employment Development Department, the unemployment rate for September was 4.1 percent. The lowest rate for a single month since the department began releasing data in J...

Congressional candidates speak at Chico State on issues facing first district voters

Congressional candidates speak at Chico State on issues facing first district voters

Roberto Fonseca and Grayson Boyer

May 1, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News, Showcase

The Butte County League of Women Voters hosted a Q&A forum that featured candidates running for the First Congressional District election primaries coming up this June. The candidates answered a few questions on a variety of issues and expressed their platform stance on various topics.Six candidate...

Forum for Congressional candidates set for Monday

Forum for Congressional candidates set for Monday

Josiah Nicholl

April 26, 2018


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

Chico State has announced that next Monday at 7 p.m., a forum for US Representative District 1 Candidates will be held in Harlan Adams Theater at the Performing Arts Center. It will be free and open to the public. The event is being jointly hosted by the League of Women Voters of Butte County, the Offic...

California grant funds medication to combat opioid epidemic

California grant funds medication to combat opioid epidemic

Tisha Cheney

February 16, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Mobile Headlines, News

The Chico police received a free supply of Naloxone kits designed to combat opioid overdoses this week.Naloxone is a nasal spray used as an emergency treatment for individuals experiencing an opioid overdose, according to a press release from the Chico Police Department.With the help of state funding...

Butte County program aims to give students educational opportunities

Butte County program aims to give students educational opportunities

Josiah Nicholl

February 4, 2018


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News

Education leaders in Chico came together to sign the Butte County Promise Thursday.The Butte County Promise is a program to give all students the opportunity to further their education after graduating high school, by increasing the collaboration of Chico's education leaders to align educational pro...

How to stay healthy this flu season

How to stay healthy this flu season

Karen Limones

February 3, 2018


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Opinion

As the winter creeps around, so does this year’s infectious flu, H3N2, which has caused more deaths on average than most other strains.H3N2 has reached most of the U.S., sending citizens to hospitals and causing deaths nationwide, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.This sea...

Cal Fire lifts burning restrictions from Butte County

Cal Fire lifts burning restrictions from Butte County

Jacqueline Morales

November 6, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Burn suspension will be lifted from Butte County by Cal Fire Monday Nov. 6 at 8a.m.The suspension was cancelled formally by Cal Fire/Butte County Chief Darren Read due to cooler temperatures, according to a press release. Some restrictions are still required for burning:- Before burning the area must...

Chico Police Advisory Board discusses youth related issues

Chico Police Advisory Board discusses youth related issues

Christian Solis

October 20, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

The Police Community Advisory Board had an open discussion on community issues with the public Wednesday evening.The topic of discussion was youth related issues in the community. Police Chief Michael O'Brien opened the topic, emphasizing his belief in preventing problems before they occur by digging to ...

President Trump declares major disaster for California; Federal funding available

President Trump declares major disaster for California; Federal funding available

Natalie Hanson

October 11, 2017


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

President Trump has approved a declaration of major disaster due to widespread fires in California.The Federal Emergency Management Agency will assist state, tribal and local recovery efforts. Funding for emergency work is available to the counties of Butte, Lake, Mendocino, Napa, Nevada, Sonoma and Yuba.Feder...

Immediate evacuations due to Honey Fire continue in Paradise town

Immediate evacuations due to Honey Fire continue in Paradise town

Jacqueline Morales

October 10, 2017


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

Honey fire continues to be monitored in the nearby Town of Paradise which began in Butte Creek Canyon Monday.The Director of Emergency Services and Town Manager, Lauren Gill, said in a media release that the fire is currently at 90 acres and is 30 percent contained. Progress has been stopped and crews are ...

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