The Orion

Immediate evacuations due to Honey Fire continue in Paradise town

The Department of Environment Health and Safety continues to monitor the status of wild land fires in the area. Photo credit: Sean Martens

Jacqueline Morales

October 10, 2017

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

Officer Mark Hoffman, was available to conversate with community members. Photo credit: Christian Solis

Christian Solis

October 4, 2017

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 participating...

Ponderosa fire victims learn to rebuild their homes

Victims of the fire attended the meeting in Feather Falls for information about what to do next. Photo credit: Christian Solis

Christian Solis

September 22, 2017

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

Award winning author, Matt Richtel, will be visiting Chico  and sharing his book to the community. Photo credit: Sean Martens

Natalie Hanson

September 18, 2017

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

Trucks were loaded with piles of trash. Photo credit: Christian Solis

Christian Solis

September 16, 2017

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

The Tau Gamma fraternity house, where a shooting took place. Photo credit: Natalie Hanson

Natalie Hanson

September 11, 2017

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

Signs calling for justice for Palestinians Photo credit: Natalie Hanson

Natalie Hanson

September 11, 2017

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

Road closed between 9th and 10th streets. Photo credit: Luke Dennison

Luke Dennison

September 9, 2017

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

Little girl places ball in community basket. Photo credit: Christian Solis

Christian Solis

September 8, 2017

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

Photo courtesy of Butte County Sheriff's Office

Cameron O'Brien

September 2, 2017

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

Authorities will be detaining those who participate in underage drinking. Photo Coutesy of Creative Comments.

Nicole Henson

September 2, 2017

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...

Innovating mobile application aims to make student life easier

The new application offers coupons to local restaurants. Photo Courtesy of Oodles.

Gennisis Mendoza Cruz

August 31, 2017

Oodles the application was released Aug. 30, in Chico, allowing local users to find new deals.The deals consist of coupons to restaurants, clubs, movies, and stores. Fiesta Taco, Sultan’s Bistro, Arabica cafe, Smokin’ Mo’s bbq, Kona’s Sandwiches, Aca Taco, Gogi’s Cafe, Celestin...

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