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Unemployment rates in Butte County drop to all time low

Yaritza Ayon and Mathew Miranda // November 2, 2018

The Butte County unemployment rate is reaching record lows.According to data by the Labor Market Information Division of the California Employment Development Department, the unemployment rate for September...

Sophia Graves believes that all Chico State students should take the strawless challenge. Photo credit: Rachael Bayuk

Chico State and local businesses take the Strawless Challenge

Roberto Fonseca // April 16, 2018

An estimated 500 million straws are used daily in the United States and the majority of those end up in various oceans. On April 23, Chico State will be officially be taking the strawless challenge in...

First place finisher in the Advanced Womens category, Christina Saschin holds on before her next move.

The Ruckus rocks the WREC

Nick Martinez-Esquibel, Sports Editor // April 15, 2016

The smell of hand chalk and the sight of brightly colored tape filled the WREC on Sunday, April 10 for the fifth annual climbing competition, The Ruckus. The competition solely focused on bouldering,...

Contestants at last years rock climbing competition. Photo courtesy of George Johnstons Instagram

WREC hosts annual climbing competition

Amelia Storm // April 7, 2016
Climbing wall features day and month-long climbing competitions.
Local singer-songwriter Nolan Ford strums and sings a cover of Olivia Tuesday at 1078 Gallery. Photo credit: Veronica Hodur

Singer-songwriters host intimate concert

Trevor Whitney // November 20, 2014
Oregon's Olivia Awbrey joined local musicians for an inclusive, honest performance to an audience of less than 20 people Tuesday at 1078 Gallery.

Shop locally for holiday presents

Kayla Smith // December 15, 2013
Bring Chico home with these creative gift ideas for everyone on your list
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