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People ice skating at the grand opening of the Chico Ice Rink in the Plaza.

New Chico ice rink stokes smiles, but also controversy amid Paradise rink reopening

Ava Norgrove and Alex Martin // December 2, 2021

The Chico Ice Rink In The Plaza opened its doors to hundreds of skaters on Nov. 19, but the use of city resources to fund a second rink in Butte County has created controversy. Some...

Co-owner of Victory Barbershop, Reyna Mercado

Los negocios de Chico: new and old Latino-owned businesses are building community in Chico

Raymundo Sayago, Reporter // October 15, 2021

Hispanic Heritage month spans from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. In celebrating the end of this month, The Orion wants to spotlight two Latino-owned businesses in Chico. Victory Barbershop and Azteca Video...

Reflection: An Orion reporters experience covering Chicos largest BLM protest

Reflection: An Orion reporter’s experience covering Chico’s largest BLM protest

Julian Mendoza, Staff Writer // June 15, 2020

WARNING: This article contains a reference to a racist slur and may be inappropriate for children. Hundreds of people marched into Chico City Plaza on June 5 demanding justice for George Floyd, Breonna...

Chico protestors say, ‘No war with Iran’

Kimberly Morales // January 30, 2020

On Saturday, members of the city of Chico became participants in the global, ‘No War with Iran,’ anti-war campaign.  Worldwide, the size of participation in the anti-war campaign saw an increase...

K-9 unit deployed in apprehension of wanted person

K-9 unit deployed in apprehension of wanted person

Josh Cozine // March 22, 2018

Chico Police spotted and pursued a suspect with two felony warrants for arrest Wednesday night, with the use of a K-9 unit. Joshua Boles was wanted for felony level crimes of resisting arrest and possessing...

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