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President Hutchinson reacts to Oroville Spillway crisis

President Hutchinson reacts to Oroville Spillway crisis

Jacqueline Morales

February 17, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

President Gayle Hutchinson expressed her thoughts and reactions about the Oroville Spillway during the Academic Senate meeting Feb. 16. "Sunday I was at home working on my dining room table in the afternoon enjoying a little sunshine outside when I get a text message from a friend of mine asking,...

Emergency crews making progress on Spillway

Daniel Wright

February 15, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Embed from Getty ImagesButte County Sheriff Kory Honea, reiterated that the situation at the Oroville Dam continues to be an emergency in Wednesday's press conference.Honea, along with the Director of Water Resources, Bill Croyle, urged the public to prepare for another emergency evacuation if the s...

Oroville evacuees returning home

Oroville evacuees returning home

George Johnston

February 14, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News, Showcase

Joyful cheers came from the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds as the immediate evacuation order was changed to an evacuation warning. An estimated 1,650 people were at the fairgrounds, according to the American Red Cross. Linda Stapleton was among those evacuees. She felt blessed she could leave. "I've...

Spillway crisis causes class cancellations, affects Chico State faculty

Spillway crisis causes class cancellations, affects Chico State faculty

Kayla Fitzgerald and Alejandra Fraga

February 14, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

Students have experienced class cancellations since some faculty have been unable to reach campus because of the Oroville Spillway crisis. Forrest Hartman, a professor in the journalism department, is a resident of Oroville and has been unable to leave his home because of potential road closures. "It'...

Oroville evacuees adjust to life in shelter

Oroville evacuees adjust to life in shelter

George Johnston

February 13, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News, Showcase

At least 1,100 people have taken shelter at the Silver Dollar Fairground, according to the American Red Cross. Five buildings have been converted into dorms for incoming evacuees, and volunteers are flooding into the fairgrounds looking for ways to help. Mackenzie Davis, a Butte County School teacher,...

Spillway evacuations continue, federal government involved

Spillway evacuations continue, federal government involved

Jacqueline Morales

February 13, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News, Showcase

A press conference for the Oroville Spillway took place today at noon to address continued evacuations and federal involvement in the incident. The evacuation remains in effect and efforts to secure the areas affected are in progress. “We are working on a repopulation plan that will get people...

Friendships fuel rowing team

Friendships fuel rowing team

Kenta Mcafee

September 5, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

  Early morning practices in Oroville and a focus on teamwork is the basis for the Chico State rowing team’s success and camaraderie. The Chico State rowing team does not have their own area to practice at, but is allowed to use the Oroville state park, the Forebay Aquatic Center instead. ...

Student pans for gold on the Feather River

Student pans for gold on the Feather River

Lauren Anderson

September 5, 2015


Filed under Community, News

With the price of gold continuing to climb and currently selling for $1,125.70 per ounce, it's no surprise a student like Chase Calvin struck gold locally, especially when he has access to an ideal spot in his own backyard— Feather River in Oroville.During the Gold Rush, Northern California was one of the bigges...

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