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

Cal Fire starts controlled burns after recent rains

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...

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

Cause of fire on Highway 32 still unknown

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...

The upcoming sci-fi short film The Spaceman will be playing at the Pageant Theatre on Feb. 21 and 22. Photo courtesy of Josh Funk.

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

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...

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