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Cal Fire starts controlled burns after recent rains

California Conservations Corps members burned vegetation on Doe Mill Road near Butte Creek. Image courtesy of Rick Carhart, Information Officer for CAL Fire.

Josh Cozine

March 8, 2018

Cal Fire plans to clear out and burn hundreds of acres of underbrush in Butte County, and oversaw controlled burns in the forest canyons between Magalia and Forest Ranch Wednesday. Rick Carhart, Public Information Officer for Cal Fire said the burns were just a small part of many “fuel reduction...

Cause of fire on Highway 32 still unknown

Flames on either side of Highway 32 took four hours to extinguish. Photo courtesy of footage from CAL Fire.

Tisha Cheney

February 13, 2018

A vegetation fire struck near Forest Ranch on Highway 32 Monday evening. The incident occurred around 8:30 p.m. The fire was located near Platt Mountain Road outside of Forest Ranch, and burned on both sides of the highway, according to Joshua Olszewski of Cal Fire. "It burnt about a half to a...

Stop-motion monsters come to life in ‘The Spaceman’

The upcoming sci-fi short film

Tom Sundgren

February 8, 2015

A short film titled "The Spaceman", which has part stop-motion animation and part live-action, along with animatronics and a miniature set design, is fit for any sci-fi or action movie fan. The film will have showings at the Pageant Theatre on East Sixth Street on Feb. 21 and 22 and is directed by local Chico State...

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