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Butte County was updated to a moderate risk level in Californias blueprint for a safer economy.

Butte County moves down to ‘moderate’ COVID-19 risk level, bars to open

Kimberly Morales, News Editor // October 20, 2020

Butte County has moved out from a “substantial” COVID-19 risk level to a “moderate” level under California’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy guidelines. The county will now have the capacity to...

A press release from Candace Grubbs, Butte County Clerk-Recorder and the Registrar of Voters noted updated numbers of registered voters and collected ballots.

Butte County registrations over 100,000; Chico State registers over 1000

Kimberly Morales, News Editor // October 20, 2020

One hundred twenty-four thousand registered voters have been counted in Butte County following the Oct.19 deadline to register to vote with enough time to receive a ballot by mail, according to a press...

David Phillips leading the group passing by Burgers and Brew catching the attention of customers and incoming traffic. Photo credit: Julian Mendoza

Desmond Phillips kept alive by justice seekers

Julian Mendoza // October 25, 2019

Almost three years have passed since Desmond Phillips was killed. Despite the time that has passed, activists continue to seek out justice for him.Burgers and Brew customers were enjoying their meals,...

David Yogi and Alejandro Diaz, Environmental Protection Agency representatives, look at the informational map showing the addresses in the Paradise area that have been cleared with Phase I debris removal. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Phase II of Camp Fire debris removal to begin Tuesday

Olyvia Simpson // January 29, 2019

Dozens gathered at Elk's Lodge Monday night to hear the status of debris clean-up in Paradise and surrounding areas. With the Camp Fire breaking out almost three months ago on November 8, many were concerned...

Flowers were available as campus and community members attend the vigil in remembrance of the tragic death of a member of the Butte County community on Monday, November 5, 2018 in Chico, Calif. Students and faculty in an interdisciplinary course focused on homelessness organized the vigil in memory of the life lost on our campus and in recognition of the vulnerability of individuals experiencing homelessness.
(Jason Halley/University Photographer/CSU Chico)

Chico mourns passing of Linda Blacksten

Dan Christian // November 7, 2018

The Devil whispered in her ear, “You’re not strong enough to withstand the storm.”Today she whispered in the Devil’s ear, “I am the storm.”– UnknownIn the early...

Natalie Hanson, right, and Alejandra Fraga. Photo credit: Christian Solis

The Orion News: The Week’s End Update May 11, 2018

Natalie Hanson // May 12, 2018

The week’s wrap up broadcast of breaking news reports at Chico State and in the Butte County area, from May 6 to May 11. Natalie Hanson, Alejandra Fraga, Christian Solis and Josh Cozine can be...

Weekly News- The Weeks End Update April 13

Weekly News- The Week’s End Update April 13

Natalie Hanson // April 14, 2018

The week’s wrap up broadcast of breaking news reports from Chico State and for the Butte County area, from April 9-13. Natalie Hanson, Christian Solis and Josh Cozine can be reached [email protected]

Natalie Hanson (left) and Alejandra Fraga (right).

Weekly News- The Week’s End Update, April 6

Natalie Hanson // April 7, 2018

The week’s wrap up broadcast of breaking news reports in the Butte County area, from March 26-30. Natalie Hanson, Alejandra Fraga, Christian Solis and Josh Cozine can be reached at [email protected]

Photo credit: Miles Huffman

Man attempts to break into truck to charge cell phone

Josh Cozine // January 21, 2018

Chico Police DepartmentCall Type: Suspicious CircumstanceMonday 12:14 a.m., 00 Forest Creek Cir.Two couples called the police on each other, claiming theft.Call Type: ProwlerMonday 4:31 a.m., 2700 Monterey...

Standoff between SWAT team members and Edward Walcott went long into the night till Walcott was force to leave his building  at 12:22 a.m. Photo credit: George Johnston

Armed robber suspect arrested after 11 hour standoff

February 8, 2016

A suspect for armed robbery has been arrested early this morning after an 11 hour standoff with Chico Police. According to a police press release, a male suspect robbed a Money Saver market on Park...

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