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Chico State's independent student newspaper

The Orion

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...

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

Taking out the trash at Bidwell Park

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...

Unemployment rates in Butte County drop to all time low

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...

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

Uncle Dad’s Art Collective tour highlights Northern California musicians

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...

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

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

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...

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

Sixth annual Bidwell Bark brings community together

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...

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

CAMMIES spotlight, award Chico musical artists

Natalie Hanson // April 25, 2018
Every spring, the diverse and eclectic variety of musical artists in the Chico area is celebrated with the CAMMIES awards, and the 2018 finale of the awards on Sunday did not fall short of its reputation.
Leftover Salmon doesnt 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...

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

Sierra Nevada brings exclusive brew to Golden 1 Center

Kayla Fitzgerald // August 22, 2016
Did you hear about the new Sierra Nevada Draught House?
Photo credit: Helen Suh

Sierra Nevada: Pride of Chico

Sean Daly // May 23, 2016
Sierra Nevada, one of America's favorite beer producers, continues to give back to the community from which it was conceived and has initiated several causes worthy of recognition.
California Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) visited Chico to discuss sustainability. Photo credit: George Johnston

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

Eric Mcguire // April 29, 2016
California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León sings his praises of Sierra Nevada's sustainability practices.
Photo credit: Helen Suh

Chico’s isolation has benefits

Alex Horne and Helen Suh // April 20, 2016
Chico can sometimes seem far away from the rest of California, but maybe it isn’t a bad thing.
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