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The Truckee River flowed right between the train tracks and the mountains.

‘Zephyr’ Amtrak from Sac to Reno even more fun and scenic than expected

Kelsey Ogle, Arts & Entertainment Editor // April 7, 2021

I recently took a train trip to Reno, Nevada, on the Amtrak for a vacation to celebrate my birthday. I picked Reno as my destination because I wanted to go somewhere with less COVID-19 restrictions, somewhere...

Railroad north of W. 1st Street where a pedestrian was hit by a train on Saturday at around 9:40 p.m. Photo credit: Ricardo Tovar

Former student struck, killed by train

Ricardo Tovar // September 16, 2019

Former student Reed Pickus has been killed by a train passing through Chico. The Chico Police department responded to a call Saturday at 9:40 p.m. from a conductor of a Union Pacific Train saying that...

Access was shut down as firefighters worked to contain the bridge flames. Photo courtesy CALFIRE Butte County,

Fire impacts bridge, routes near Chico

Josh Cozine // February 6, 2018

A fire broke out on a bridge north of Hegan Lane Monday.The fire at the trestle type bridge was reported at 8:16 p.m. according to Public Information Officer Rick Carhart of CALFIRE Butte County.Five engines...

Chico Police investigate train collision involving a pedestrian. Photo credit: Garrett Isley

Pedestrian killed by train identified

George Johnston // March 21, 2017

Martin Mikolajczak was identified by Butte County Sheriff’s Office as the man killed by a train in Chico, March 17. The 34-year-old was struck by the train around West Fifth and Sixth Streets at about...

The Girl on the Train review

‘The Girl on the Train’ review

George Johnston // August 24, 2015
Can the book hailed as "the next 'Gone Girl'" live up to the hype?

Tired of ‘stranger danger’ mentality

Zachary Phillips // March 12, 2014
My summer in India was a lesson on the kindness of strangers.
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James Lowder, a sophomore pre-business administration major, died over the weekend. He was 19.

Student found dead near railroad tracks

Nicholas Carr // November 18, 2013
James Lowder, 19, was found deceased near West 7th Street last week.
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