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Debra Barger retires from Chico State after 29 years

Debra Barger retires from Chico State after 29 years

Mathew Miranda

April 30, 2018


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

Dean of Regional and Continuing Education Debra Barger retired Monday. Her retirement celebration was held in Colusa 100 Friday. Q: When did you start at the university? A: I started in October of 1988 at the university. I came to Chico for a job interview. I had never been here. I had never even be...

Christian and Johnson relocation delayed by financial hurdles

Christian and Johnson relocation delayed by financial hurdles

Josh Cozine

April 28, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News, Showcase

Plans for a local landmark floral shop, Christian & Johnson Flowers and Gifts, to relocate from its current location have been delayed this week. As previously reported, the gift shop had planned to move from their downtown location after over 100 years to a new location at a townhouse on East 1st...

Chico State hosts Take Back the Night

Chico State hosts Take Back the Night

Josiah Nicholl

April 27, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

Take Back the Night, an event meant to raise awareness of sexual abuse, took place Thursday from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. at the Bell Memorial Union (BMU).The event marked the end of Take Back the Night week, which started on Monday and brought awareness to issues with sexual abuse, rape, substance abuse, an...

Geese cause a three-car collision on Highway 99

Geese cause a three-car collision on Highway 99

Alejandra Fraga

April 26, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

A collision blocked traffic on northbound Highway 99 south of East First Ave. on Thursday.According to California Highway Patrol, at about 9:30 a.m the geese were walking on the edge of the center divide in the road. Traffic started slowing down and stopping, causing three cars to swerve and collide w...

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...

One Mile: A fun day trip in the sun near downtown Chico

One Mile: A fun day trip in the sun near downtown Chico

Katalina Santamaria and Rachael Bayuk

April 24, 2018


Filed under Sports

Located in the heart of Chico in historic Lower Bidwell Park, roughly five minutes from Downtown Chico and Chico State, it is a local favorite.Unlike hikes that may be snowed over or muddy during certain times of the year, One Mile is a year-round favorite.David Hines, a Chico State student and Chic...

Maintenance worker trapped in mid-air behind Acker Gym

Maintenance worker trapped in mid-air behind Acker Gym

Josh Cozine

April 23, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

A Chico State maintenance worker required rescue by Acker Gym Monday after getting stuck on a safety rope.The man became stuck, suspended in air by safety ropes, before Chico Fire helped the man down. Captain Shawn Eccles and Chico Engine 2 responded to the ropes set-up in the area behind Acker Gym...

Local family-owned restaurant, ‘La Comida’ celebrates 50 year anniversary

Local family-owned restaurant, ‘La Comida’ celebrates 50 year anniversary

Alejandra Fraga

April 23, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

The La Comida restaurant celebrated its' 50-year anniversary from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. out in the Mangrove Plaza parking lot Saturday. The restaurant, which serves Mexican food, is located in the Mangrove Plaza on Mangrove Ave in Chico.The event consisted of prizes, a wheel of fortune, food specials and...

Two armed robberies occur in downtown Chico within half an hour

Two armed robberies occur in downtown Chico within half an hour

Josiah Nicholl

April 23, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, Mobile Headlines, News, Showcase

Two armed robberies occurred in downtown Chico within 30 minutes of each other on Saturday night, according to the Chico Police Department.Officers were first dispatched at 1:10 am to the Bank of America parking lot, located on 400 Broadway St. after a victim reported that a Hispanic man put a semi-au...

Chico Fire responds to residence fire

Chico Fire responds to residence fire

Josh Cozine

April 18, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Mobile Headlines, News, Showcase

The attic of a residence at 490 East 20th Street was in flames Tuesday evening, when Chico Fire Division Chief Jesse Alexander arrived on scene. According to Alexander, four fire engines, 17 firefighters, and more equipment was dispatched at 9:29 p.m. to the house fire. The westbound lane of East 20th...

Chico State’s Model UN Team ranks among the best in the world

Chico State’s Model UN Team ranks among the best in the world

Mathew Miranda

April 17, 2018


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

Chico State’s Model United Nations Team received Outstanding Delegation, the highest possible award, at the National Model United Nations Conference in New York. This marked the ninth time in 11 years Chico State won this award which is given to the top 10 percent of schools competing. The Chico...

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, youth activist, speaks at Chico State

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, youth activist, speaks at Chico State

Josh Cozine

April 16, 2018


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

Nearly 800 students and community members of all ages filled the Bell Memorial Union auditorium Monday in anticipation of world-renowned climate activist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez. Martinez spoke for over an hour, discussing his childhood, growing up with a love for nature while seeing the environmental destruction of...

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