The Orion

Chico’s Thursday Night Market offers a variety of choices

Rodolfo Martinez, owner of RM Farms, holds his blackberries and strawberries at the Chico's Thursday night market. Photo credit: Yaritza Ayon

Yaritza Ayon

September 11, 2018

If you’re new to Chico or just want to know the town in a nutshell, the Thursday night market is the place to go. Located on Broadway St. between 2nd and 5th St., the market gives off a real feel of Chico and its residents. Although most farmers markets are known for vendors with solely, locally...

Butte Creek Country Club’s Duck Derby tests kids duck luck

Ducks floating down the creek in one of many races of the day. Photo credit: Christian Solis

Christian Solis

August 31, 2018

Families from across Chico came to Butte Creek Country Club to compete in the third annual Duck Derby, on Thursday, Aug 30.Christian Solis can be reached at [email protected] or @c_alexander20 on Twitter....

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

Adventure Outings on their Intro to Whitewater Rafting trip. Photo Courtesy: Keith Crawford

Courtney Chapman

April 3, 2018

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

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

A floral shop of Chico for over 100 years prepares to move to a new location. Photo by Don Cambell, courtesy of Melissa Heringer.

Natalie Hanson

February 13, 2018

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

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

Tyrone Galgano is one of the three new owners of the newly renovated El Rey Theatre. Photo credit: Tisha Cheney

Tisha Cheney

February 11, 2018

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

Peaces of Chico is a mural by artist Gregg Payne in downtown Chico. Photo credit: Latisha Cheney

Latisha Cheney

January 21, 2018

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 was held at Chico Elks Lodge. Photo credit: Christian Solis

Christian Solis

November 12, 2017

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

O'Brien spoke about finding the root of childhood delinquency in their family. Photo credit: Christian Solis

Christian Solis

October 20, 2017

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

Cherokee fire burned across table mountain and came close to highway 70. Photo credit: Christian Solis

Christian Solis

October 17, 2017

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

The areas affected may qualify to receive federal funding. Image screenshot.

Natalie Hanson

October 11, 2017

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...

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