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    The Rawbar reinvented: classy and oceanic

  • Chico State students bury the 2023 time capsule in front of Kendall Hall. Courtesy: Andrew Staples

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    Chico State’s annual Time Capsule Ceremony to take place on April 23

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    Chico State’s hazing history: pledge deaths, alcohol poisoning and more

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    ‘Flamethrowers allowed’ at Chico State’s first Robotronica

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‘Oh shit, not again’: Another street couch engulfed in flames

Molly Myers, Managing Editor // December 2, 2023

After 10 years working as a firefighter in Chico, Sam Sherwood guesses he’s seen over 150 couch fires.  Late Monday night, the Chico Fire department put out a couch fire at the intersection of Hazel...

Fire surrounds man in ppe spraying water outside in wooded area

El Niño is coming — What this could mean for California’s fire season

Michael Steinberg, Contributor // April 15, 2023

California’s 2022-2023 winter was nothing short of astounding. The Central Sierra Snow Lab recorded its second snowiest season since records began in 1946. Widespread flooding occurred over numerous...

man in all black with goggles and hat in snow on a bridge being filmed by a man with a large camera who is wearing a yellow jacket

Student storm chaser talks Valley’s Edge, safety and passion

Molly Myers, Editor-in-Chief // April 1, 2023

https://soundcloud.com/chicostateorion/student-storm-chaser-talks-valleys-edge-safety-and-passion From fires to flash floods, geography and planning major storm chaser Michael Steinberg covers it...

On Nov. 8, a wall of art in Nics depicts local artists expressions of hope for the future of Paradise and its residents.

On the Camp Fire’s second anniversary, Paradise looks to a brighter future with ‘The Hope of Daffodils’

Thomas Stremfel, Reporter // November 18, 2020

Nov. 8 marked two years since the Camp Fire that ravaged the town of Paradise, a horrific event that garnered coverage across the globe. While Paradise has still been recovering even after all this time,...

Current botany Master’s student Mitch Bamford participates in a previous controlled burn.
Photo credit - Jason Halley - CSU Chico University Photographer

Prescribed fire lights sustainable path forward

Emily Neria, Staff Writer // February 28, 2020

The smoke looming over the Chico horizon Thursday afternoon was no cause for residential alarm. The Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve (BCCER), Terra Fuego and Cal Fire conducted a prescribed burn across...

The fire started off of Rawson Road in Corning. Image from Google Maps.

Rawson fire north of Corning was contained overnight

Ricardo Tovar // October 30, 2019

With a high wind warning in effect in Northern California, there is an increase for flash fires all across the state. On Saturday night around 10:34 p.m. that was the case when on Gayle Road, north of...

PG&Es plans to shut off power to 38 counties in northern California. 
Image credit: PG&E Twitter.

PG&E shutoffs continue all across California

Ricardo Tovar // October 29, 2019

Governor Gavin Newsom declared a statewide emergency on Sunday as wildfires have driven 200,00 people from their homes.With a high wind warning called in on Saturday through Sunday and again for Tuesday...

Chico appears to remain unaffected, the purple spots on the map indicate that the power has been shut of for safety reasons, the screenshot was taken around 9:40 p.m. Photo credit: Julian Mendoza &  Photo from PGE Website

PG&E leaves Californians without power

Julian Mendoza // October 11, 2019

As the shutoff of power by PG& E continues, Northern California has been told that they may go without power for days at this point. Chico State hasn't been affected so far. Information from PG&E...

The fire reached near the creek on Tuesday morning. Photo credit: Ricardo Tovar

One person injured in early morning Comanche Creek fire

Ricardo Tovar // October 9, 2019

Early Tuesday, at around 12:53 a.m. Chico Police went to received multiple calls of explosions and fire in the Comanche Creek area near the 400 block of Otterson drive.The Chico Police Department, Chico...

Cal Fire performs mop up operations at Chinese Wall Road in Oroville on Sunday morning. Photo credit: Natalie Hanson

Swedes Fire is the latest wildfire to hit Butte County

Ricardo Tovar // September 8, 2019

Update at 9 a.m. Monday. Containment of the Swedes Fire is now at 40% according to the latest fact sheet from CAL Fire. 13 fire crews are currently involved. All evacuation orders are now reduced to evacuation...

The fire burned a total of four acres, leaving burnt remains of the vegetation. Photo credit: Jessie Imhoff

Fire on Neal Road burns four acres

Jessie Imhoff // September 6, 2019

A vegetation fire broke out on Neal Road near the Butte County landfill yesterday. The Butte County Cal Fire Unit was able to quickly stop forward progress of the fire.The fire was reported around 1:30...

A fire broke out at Cafe Petra on Monday.

Fire at Cafe Petra in downtown Chico

Gordy Papalias // April 23, 2019

Chico Fire Department responded to a fire at Cafe Petra on 163 2nd St. at about 4 p.m. on Monday. The fire was contained between the first and second floor of the building. Fire crews worked through the...

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