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Jimmie Vaughan delivers a whirlwind performance in the Big Room

Jimmie Vaughan delivers a whirlwind performance in the Big Room

Melissa Joseph, Staff Writer

March 12, 2020

Jimmie Vaughan and the Tilt-a-Whirl Band serenaded audiences Thursday night as they reminisced in the dimly lit Sierra Nevada Big Room. Without a word, Vaughan thumped his hand against the body of his silky white guitar, sending the night off into a whirlwind of guitar riffs.  “Are you ready...

Taking out the trash at Bidwell Park

Volunteers grabbed cans, glasses, and other recyclable materials out of bags like these. Photo credit: Melissa Herrera

Ricardo Tovar

September 22, 2019

A dump-truck full of trash and several bins full of recyclable items were picked up and sorted Saturday at Hooker Oak Park. The park was a meeting ground for the community of Chico. A wide range of volunteers including students and families all freed their days to make sure Bidwell stayed clean. The 32nd ...

Unemployment rates in Butte County drop to all time low

Getty Images by David McNew

Yaritza Ayon and Mathew Miranda

November 2, 2018

The Butte County unemployment rate is reaching record lows.According to data by the Labor Market Information Division of the California Employment Development Department, the unemployment rate for September was 4.1 percent. The lowest rate for a single month since the department began releasing data in J...

Uncle Dad’s Art Collective tour highlights Northern California musicians

Saint Jame (left) and Calvin Black of F.A.M For All Mankind perform Thursday evening at Small Town Big Sound in Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.'s Big Room. Photo credit: Brian Luong

Brian Luong and Natalie Hanson

September 11, 2018

With "Small Town Big Sound" Uncle Dad’s Art Collective spotlighted Northern California musical talent and toured four towns in their 4th annual showcase this weekend. The Collective, comprised of over 40 different artists in the North State, received over 100 submissions after opening their applications up in February. They event...

Sierra Nevada’s “Beer Camp” is re-imagined

Pink headphones played music directly to dancing campers Saturday at Beer Camp, allowing a dance party without the music overpowering the other activities Photo credit: Josh Cozine

Josh Cozine

May 15, 2018

Zip lines, rock walls, bike dirt-tracks, and even human versions of Hungry, Hungry, Hippos and foosball, were just a few of the activities campers joined in on Saturday, at Sierra Nevada’ Brewery's first “Beer Camp” event of its type.Tickets sold-out to 4,000 people, nearly all of w...

Sixth annual Bidwell Bark brings community together

Getting ready for the 5k fun run, Saturday at Bidwell Bark, at One-Mile Park Photo credit: Josh Cozine

Josh Cozine

May 5, 2018

Dogs howled at the siren that commenced the 5K fun run Saturday before taking off at One-Mile in Bidwell Park. The sixth annual Bidwell Bark was held Saturday morning from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. It was organized by the Butte Humane Society, and is the group's second-largest fundraiser of the year, said...

CAMMIES spotlight, award Chico musical artists

Hot Potato, a folk group, performed original songs and covers of old standards at the show. Photo credit: Natalie Hanson

Natalie Hanson

April 25, 2018

The 2018 CAMMIES Awards were put on at the Hop Yard at Sierra Nevada Brewery, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday. It was sponsored by Chico News & Review and the Chico Rape Prevention and Intervention Center. The awards show is a spotlight for local musical artists every spring, with awards in di...

Leftover Salmon doesn’t stink at Chico Performance

Leftover Salmon doesn't stink at Chico Performance

Niyat Teferi

January 24, 2017

Sierra Nevada, Chico's own brewing company, hosted one of their many events in January. The festival event was for all ages and included a special performance by the rock band, Leftover Salmon.Established in 1989, the group has a colorful discography full of different music genres such as rock, countr...

Sierra Nevada brings exclusive brew to Golden 1 Center

Northeast entry at Golden 1 Center Photo credit: Courtesy of Golden 1 Center

Kayla Fitzgerald

August 22, 2016

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. will be bringing the new Golden 1 Center in downtown Sacramento its original craft beer and sustainability efforts in the upcoming season.The 10-year partnership will bring many of Sierra Nevada's award-winning beers while promoting the Sacramento Kings' commitment to sustainability and locally-sourced foods. Thi...

Sierra Nevada: Pride of Chico

Photo credit: Helen Suh

Sean Daly

May 23, 2016

Founder and owner Ken Grossman was born and raised in Southern California, but fell in love with Chico and Northern California while establishing his brewery in 1979. Since then Sierra Nevada's success has grown with national acclaim and today fosters Chico, the city of its origin.The company employs ab...

Legislator visits brewery, sustainability efforts ‘as good as it gets’

California Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) visited Chico to discuss sustainability. Photo credit: George Johnston

Eric Mcguire

April 29, 2016

California Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) came to Chico Thursday to tour Sierra Nevada brewery and to speak at Chico State. Last year De Leon's clean energy bill, SB 350, was passed in the state senate, bringing about a resolution to reduce California's fossil fuel emissions...

Chico’s isolation has benefits

Photo credit: Helen Suh

Alex Horne and Helen Suh

April 20, 2016

Have you ever felt when you're in Chico like you're stuck out in the middle of nowhere? Sometimes I feel this way, but I have come to realize it isn't necessarily a downside as I once thought it was.Most who attend Chico State come from California and compared to most of California, Chico is relativel...

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