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The line to get into the Colusa testing center extends far out the door, with nearly two dozen staff and students outside. Photo by Noah Herbst, taken Jan. 24.

Chico State opens new testing site to mitigate spread of COVID

Melvin Bui, Editor-in-Chief // January 25, 2022

Students and employees can register for free PCR tests without appointments at Chico State’s new COVID testing site at Colusa Hall in Room 111/112, Mondays through Fridays from noon to 4:30 p.m., starting...

Police advise caution in response to robbery. Photo credit: Natalie Hanson

Robbery near campus prompts safety advisory

Natalie Hanson // November 6, 2017

The Chico Police Department issued a warning bulletin Monday in response to a robbery near campus.The robbery occurred Sunday at 5 p.m. at West Sacramento Avenue and Mechoopda Street, according to a press...

Chico Police sends out a saftey message for Halloween weekend. Photo credit: Sean Martens

Chico Police advise caution over Halloween weekend

Natalie Hanson // October 27, 2017

The city of Chico will be enforcing special regulations over this holiday weekend in the interest of public safety. Halloween weekend is expected to be busier than usual. Chico Police will take a proactive...

Five cameras are installed in the plaza and will be streamed to the Old Municipal Building.

Surveillance cameras enforce safety in the Downtown Chico Plaza

Christian Solis // October 26, 2017

The City of Chico has spent $20,000 to install video surveillance in the Downtown Chico Plaza to boost public safety.Public concern for safety in the plaza was a facilitating factor in the decision. It...

Officer Mark Hoffman, was available to conversate with community members. Photo credit: Christian Solis

Conversations with cops held around town

Christian Solis // October 4, 2017

The Chico Police Department hosted their 2nd Annual National Coffee with a Cop Day, Wednesday. The officers were able to meet face-to-face with community members to build a more inclusive and connected...

Students volunteer for safer streets

Students volunteer for safer streets

Eric Mccauley // February 27, 2014

Associated Students members and about 30 student volunteers joined together to survey street lighting conditions just north of campus and in the avenues east of Warner Street Thursday night. Groups...

Fraternity marks lights for repairs

Fraternity marks lights for repairs

Steven Verstelle // February 25, 2014

Members of Chico State's co-ed business and economics fraternity are mapping all the non-functioning street lights of downtown Chico. Fifty-four streetlights have been photographed, marked and are...

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