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Chico celebrates National Agriculture Week

Chico celebrates National Agriculture Week

Austin Redfern

March 16, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, News

As most students have returned to their home for sunny skies and beach parties, Chico State still plans on paying homage to Ag Day. National Ag Week takes place from Sunday through Saturday March 21, while Ag Day is held on Wednesday March 18. According to agday.org, "Ag day is about recognizing - and c...

Market showcases artistic offerings

Market showcases artistic offerings

Sarah Scharf

April 20, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Chico State School of the Arts presented Keep Chico Creative on Thursday night downtown at the Farmer's Market. The idea behind Keep Chico Creative is to encourage and inspire creativity in the community by showcasing the work of local musicians and artists, and allowing the organizations in Chico’s art community to engage ...

Fate of farmer’s market pending

Fate of farmer’s market pending

Christine Lee

April 8, 2014


Filed under News

Chico’s Saturday farmers market will close down by the end of this year if a ballot initiative to keep it operating does not pass. The Chico Certified Farmers Market franchise proposed a ballot initiative to keep the downtown morning market open for six more years after its lease ends in December. Market supporters have been colle...

Ranchers sell animals to survive drought

Ranchers sell animals to survive drought

Yessenia Funes

February 18, 2014


Filed under News

Because of persistent drought conditions, local ranchers have been selling parts of their animal herds to reduce the number of mouths to feed. The animals need grass to eat, but the drought has kept grass from growing, said Christine Hantelman, co-owner of Wookey Ranch. The ranchers protect their land by sell...

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