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Items including a firearm and ammunition confiscated from the Sept. 23rd raid. Photo courtesy of the Butte Interagency Narcotics Task Force

Drug bust near elementary school leads to arrest

Noah Herbst, Reporter // October 9, 2021

A Sept. 23 narcotics arrest near Rosedale Elementary School and Chico State student neighborhoods has alarmed Butte County law enforcement officials. Drugs seized during the raid appear to be fake 30...

Flooding from nearby waterways causes road closures. Photo courtesy of Ryan Levi

Campus remains open despite severe weather warnings

Kayla Fitzgerald // February 20, 2017

Chico State plans to remain open through recent severe weather warnings.According to a public affairs email, the University is keeping a close watch on the impact and patterns of the ongoing weather."We...

Butte College overview of solar panels. Photo credit: www.dpr.com

Butte students help create sustainable energy

Kayla Fitzgerald // April 3, 2016

Butte County is striving to meet 2020 emissions goals with help from a team of college students. The Butte College Math Engineering Science Achievement program, also known as MESA, is a group of students...

Charging stations provided at Sierra Nevada Brewery for clean energy cars. Photo credit: Kayla Fitzgerald

Butte County is on track to meet 2020 emission goals

Kayla Fitzgerald // March 25, 2016

Butte County is striving to meet state and local emission goals by 2020.On March 3, the first Climate Action Plan update was released.The report discusses things like the county's plans to reduce air...

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