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Salmon population in the Sacramento River nearly wiped out by warm water

Salmon population in the Sacramento River nearly wiped out by warm water

Austin Herbaugh

September 12, 2015


Filed under News

The water in the Sacramento River was noticeably cooler this past Labor Day weekend. Even though it was only a few degrees colder than last year, it can mean life or death for the salmon population.Last year, nearly 95 percent of the Chinook salmon in the Sacramento River died because the water got too warm acc...

Gateway Science Museum welcomes three new exhibits

Gateway Science Museum welcomes three new exhibits

Emma Wood-Wright

February 12, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The skull of a gray whale sits dead center on the floor of the Newberry gallery inside the Gateway Science Museum. Donated to the biology department at Chico State, one of the three current exhibits at Gateway - Changing California: Geological and Ecological Transformations, this huge fossil which was found of...

RIP Labor Day float

RIP Labor Day float

Amanda Irons

September 9, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

The Labor Day float is dead. With fewer than 100 people in attendance on Saturday, and approximately 3,000 on Sunday, it is safe to say the float did not live up to its reputation. The alcohol ban undoubtedly is the culprit for vanquishing the long-standing Chico tradition. From stories I have...

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