The Orion

Drought affects Thursday Night Market

A local vegetable vendor sells their goods on the first Thursday Night Market of the season. Photo credit: Courtney Weaver

Courtney Weaver

April 4, 2015

Chico’s downtown Thursday Night Market made its first appearance of the season this week. The vendors that participate in the markets are from the Chico and Northern California region and sell different types of produce, juices and crafts. Almost all of the vendors have been participating in the ...

Chico tightens water usage, runoff

Chico is working with the California Water Service Co. to cut back on runoff water from residential lawns and cement areas. Infograph by Monica Fitch

Robert Engels

September 9, 2014

Chico is working with the California Water Service Co. to reduce the amount of drainage water. This year, the State Water Resources Control Board approved emergency regulations to cut back on water usage. The most prominent issue in the Water Regulation and Rationing Plan is the attempt to lower the amo...

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