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You cant get to work if your roads dont work assemblymen Gallagher says on the lack of focus in infrastructure Photo credit: George Johnston

Assemblyman comes to Chico; discusses plans for Oroville Spillway future

George Johnston // March 31, 2017

James Gallagher, the assemblyman to California's 3rd State district, visited Chico March 30 to participate in a discussion of the Oroville Dam crisis at the Chico City Chambers.Gallagher began the discussion...

More than 50,000 homes could be affected if Oroville Dam fails

Jafet Serrato // February 20, 2017

A new data analysis predicts 15,750 homes in Butte County could be damaged if the Oroville Dam completely failed.The data brief provided by Alexandra Hayes includes the following counties:· Colusa·...

The Academic Senate discussing the main topics of immediate solution during Emergency  protocol. Photo credit: Jacqueline Morales

President Hutchinson reacts to Oroville Spillway crisis

Jacqueline Morales // February 17, 2017

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...

Volunteers help keep evacuee children occupied. Photo credit: George Johnston

Chico State talks emergency plan after evacuations

Kayla Fitzgerald // February 15, 2017

After the recent Spillway crisis, Chico State wants students to know how to help and prepare for future incidents.According to a public affairs email, there is an Emergency Operations Plan that the university...

Family packing up there things and heading home. Photo credit: George Johnston

Oroville evacuees returning home

George Johnston // February 14, 2017

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...

Oroville lake, spillway and emergency spillway. Photo courtesy of California Department of Water Resources.

Spillway crisis causes class cancellations, affects Chico State faculty

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,...

Silver Dollar Fairgrounds houses evacuees. Photo credit: George Johnston

Evacuation centers in need of supplies

Kayla Fitzgerald // February 14, 2017

Donations are needed to support evacuees at Chico shelters.According to an email from public affairs, the shelters are currently in need of supplies, but do not need food donations at this time. Those...

President Hutchinson. Photo courtesy of Chico State.

Chico State campus remains open during Oroville Spillway incident

Bianca Quilantan // February 13, 2017

Chico State campus and operations will remain open on Monday in light of the recent Oroville spillway situation, President Gayle Hutchinson said in a press release. Safety of students and faculty, she...

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