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Getting involved with the great outdoors through Chico State’s Adventure Outings

Getting involved with the great outdoors through Chico State’s Adventure Outings

Courtney Chapman

April 3, 2018


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Showcase, Sports

If you're like me and like trying new things but hate being that person that doesn't know what they're doing, then Adventure Outings is for you! Chico State offers this unique outdoor recreation program to students and community members alike. "The trips offer a really wide variety of opti...

First-generation students celebrated in second annual symposium

First-generation students celebrated in second annual symposium

Natalie Hanson

February 22, 2018


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

Chico State will spotlight its first-generation students in a special Trailblazer Symposium Thursday and Friday.The second annual symposium is to be held from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Thursday, and 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Friday. Organized by the First-Gen Faculty and Staff Association and the Office o...

Floral shop to relocate after over 100 years

Floral shop to relocate after over 100 years

Natalie Hanson

February 13, 2018


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

Christian & Johnson, a landmark floral and gifts shop in Chico, announced its move to a new location this week.The shop has been a town icon since its establishment in 1907, and will leave its site on Vallombrosa Avenue of over 100 years this summer.The owner, Melissa Heringer, confirmed that the sho...

Woman reported for indecent exposure on Park Avenue

Woman reported for indecent exposure on Park Avenue

Josiah Nicholl

February 12, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, Crime, Mobile Headlines, News, Police Blotter, Showcase

Chico Police Call Type: Deadly Weapon Monday, 4:18 p.m., East Ave/SB Highway 99 Offramp East A man was charged with a DUI and hit and run, along with a firearm assault with a deadly weapon. Call Type: Terrorism Monday, 4:58 p.m., 700 BLK W 2nd Ave A man was arrested for threate...

Landmark Chico theater reopens

Landmark Chico theater reopens

Tisha Cheney

February 11, 2018


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

The historic El Rey Theatre had its fundraising grand opening Saturday night. The event included a silent auction and four local bands with the Mystic Roots Band headlining the show. The purpose of the fundraiser was to gain revenue to continue the renovations that have been in process since the...

Committee created to address lack of arts funds

Committee created to address lack of arts funds

Latisha Cheney

January 21, 2018


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

The Chico City Council voted 7-0 to form a committee focused on the lack of funding for the arts in Chico Tuesday. Funding for the arts has experienced a devastating decline and has nearly dissolved in Butte County, according to Debbie Presson, city clerk of the Arts Commission. “Funding wen...

Veterans Day ceremony takes place at Chico Elks Lodge

Veterans Day ceremony takes place at Chico Elks Lodge

Christian Solis

November 12, 2017


Filed under Community, News

The Chico Elks Lodge hosted a Veterans Day ceremony for the Chico community Saturday.Veterans from every branch of the military were honored at the event including the U.S. Merchant Marines and veterans from every branch were present.Keynote speaker James Crow gave the community a "Ground Pounder's V...

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 ...

Butte County opens an assistance center for wildfire victims

Butte County opens an assistance center for wildfire victims

Christian Solis

October 17, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Butte County announced that it will open a local assistance center for victims of recent fires to learn how to rebuild.La Porte Fire destroyed 37 homes, four commercial buildings and 45 outbuildings while the Cherokee fire destroyed four homes and five outbuildings, according to a public announcement....

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 ...

Conversations with cops held around town

Conversations with cops held around town

Christian Solis

October 4, 2017


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

The Chico Police Department hosted their 2nd Annual National Coffee with a Cop Day, Wednesday. The officers were able to meet face-to-face with community members to build a more inclusive and connected community while discussing significant issues. The free event was held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at partici...

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