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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...

Ponderosa fire victims learn to rebuild their homes

Ponderosa fire victims learn to rebuild their homes

Christian Solis

September 22, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

People who lost their homes during the Ponderosa fire gathered Thursday night to learn about what aid is available to them. Feather Falls Fire Safe Council hosted a meeting at the Mt. Springs Grange to help victims get the appropriate information they need to solve the obstacles ahead. Som...

Pulitzer prize winning author, visits Chico for Book in Common

Pulitzer prize winning author, visits Chico for Book in Common

Natalie Hanson

September 18, 2017


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

Students and the Chico community are invited to the kickoff event for this year's community book, A Deadly Wandering by Matt Richtel . The free event will take place on Thursday from 6 to 7 p.m., on the steps of the Council Chambers at 421 Main Street. The book will be shared by President Gayle Hutchinson, along with Butte College President Samia Yaqub, Butte County Supe...

Community contributes to clean local parks

Community contributes to clean local parks

Christian Solis

September 16, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Chico locals and students participated in 30th Annual Bidwell Parks and Creeks Cleanup, Saturday morning.The event combats environmental damage done in parks and creeks from encampments and littering. Volunteers gathered over 1,500 pounds of trash from Lower Bidwell park alone, said Jared Glasser, Chico S...

Police investigate Labor Day shooting at fraternity house

Police investigate Labor Day shooting at fraternity house

Natalie Hanson

September 11, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, News

Shooting at Chico State Fraternity house was reported and remains under investigation.According to Chico Police, a shooting occurred over the Labor Day weekend at the Tau Gamma Theta Fraternity House. Sept. 1 at about 11:55 p.m., police responded to a shooting at 980 Chestnut St. A man was found by officers with a gunshot wound in his low...

Protest on campus calls for peace in Palestine

Protest on campus calls for peace in Palestine

Natalie Hanson

September 11, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

A protest of the Israel occupation took place on campus, Monday noon. As a poster sale went on outside the Wildcat Store, just several blocks down the campus the Chico Palestine Action Group was protesting. All signs were placed next to the new Arts & Humanities building, on the roundabout of Salem....

Million dollar construction project continues

Million dollar construction project continues

Luke Dennison

September 9, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Construction project continues to cause detours and delays on the intersections of Ivy street, East 8th and East 9th streets, near ABC market. The project cost a total estimate of 1,500,000 dollars.Butte County has funded this project that is trying to install new traffic signals on the intersection of both East ...

The Chico community unites with a common goal; Depolarizing Chico

The Chico community unites with a common goal; Depolarizing Chico

Christian Solis

September 8, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Local Depolarize Chico group worked to start healing the political rift in Chico.At the Thursday Night Market, people were asked to separate themselves into labels they identified with like veterans, vegans, farmers, students and many more.They were then asked to place a ball in a basket from their group for every question they answered with yes.For exampl...

Air pollution increases due to Ponderosa fire

Air pollution increases due to Ponderosa fire

Cameron O'Brien

September 2, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

Warnings have been posted by campus administration regarding the air quality in Chico, due to the Ponderosa fire. 3,500 acres of land in the Butte county area have been affected. At least, 500 homes and over 800 outbuildings were threatened, according to a joint statement by the Butte County Air Quality Man...

ABC works alongside local law enforcement for Labor Day weekend

ABC works alongside local law enforcement for Labor Day weekend

Nicole Henson

September 2, 2017


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Community, News

Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control issued a press release on Aug. 30, stating that they will be working closely with law enforcement throughout Labor Day weekend to boost public safety.“We’ll have agents on duty this weekend who will try to prevent underage drinking and over service t...

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