The Orion

Black bear runs, climbs and escapes from Chico Police

Check out the interactive map of where the bear was spotted.

Yaritza Ayon

September 9, 2018

A black bear was sighted in Chico on Sunday, a little after midnight. According to a press release from Chico Police, the black bear was spotted by a Chico citizen driving through Notre Dame Boulevard at Forest Avenue. The citizen saw the large black bear in the roadway of Lowe’s Home Improvement....

Salmon population continues to decline

Jason Roberts, senior environmental science supervisor for California Department of Fish and Wildlife, reported that the salmon population has further decreased in the past year. Photo courtesy of Jason Roberts.

December 14, 2015

The salmon population has continued to decline in the Sacramento River because of depleting water levels and increasing temperatures. This is after nearly 95 percent of the Winter Run Chinook salmon died in 2014 due to the drought. “This year they’re estimating that 25 percent less fish than last yea...

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