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Local COVID orders clarified

Citing a need to slow the spread of COVID-19 and help protect vulnerable individuals, Butte County Public Health (BCPH) has reinforced protocols for isolation and quarantine. Dr. David Canton, the county’s interim health officer, issued […]

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Coronavirus

Local COVID orders clarified

Citing a need to slow the spread of COVID-19 and help protect vulnerable individuals, Butte County Public Health (BCPH) has reinforced protocols for isolation and quarantine. Dr. David Canton, the county’s interim health officer, issued […]

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Best of Chico 2021: Goods & Services

Ag/Growing Supplies FIRST Place: Northern Star Mills510 Esplanade, 342-7661Since 1898, Chicoans have trusted Northern Star Mills for their farming needs, especially when it comes to their animals. That’s because the store, operating near downtown at […]

Best of Chico

Best of Chico 2021: Food & Drinks

New Eatery (opened in last year) FIRST Place: Drunken Dumpling1414 Park Ave., 774-2173Fans of the popular food truck were very stoked that Drunken Dumpling went brick-and-mortar last year. With a hip, fun space and greatly […]

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The forgotten fire?

Until the night of Sept. 8, 2020, Berry Creek’s Village Market was the beating heart of a thriving community. It was the only destination “on the hill”—as locals refer to the foothills area—that offered groceries […]

Best of Chico

Best of Chico 2021: Nightlife & The Arts

Art Space FIRST Place: 1078 Gallery1710 Park Ave., 630-7522Now celebrating its 40th year, this nonprofit gallery has managed to maintain its firm focus on community through COVID-era restrictions on indoor gatherings by getting creative. That […]

Covid-19

Coronavirus

Local COVID orders clarified

Citing a need to slow the spread of COVID-19 and help protect vulnerable individuals, Butte County Public Health (BCPH) has reinforced protocols for isolation and quarantine. Dr. David Canton, the county’s interim health officer, issued […]

COVID-19

Pandemic for the poor

By Mark Kreidler This story is produced by the award-winning journalism nonprofit Capital & Main and co-published here with permission. In the early months of COVID-19’s spread across the U.S. last year, researchers and journalists began tracking […]

COVID-19

Condition critical

For Mike Wiltermood, the COVID-19 spike that’s gripping Butte County and the rest of the world is more than just a professional concern. It’s personal. Wiltermood knows the numbers. He’s seen people they represent firsthand. […]

COVID-19

Still in crisis mode

The Butte County Board of Supervisors chose to maintain its local disaster proclamation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic at its meeting Tuesday (Sept. 14). The decision passed narrowly with a 3-2 vote, with Chairman Bill Connelly […]

COVID-19

‘Far from over’

When Supervisor Doug Teeter originally proposed the idea of rescinding Butte County’s COVID-19 local disaster proclamation resolution on Aug. 10, California was two months into having fully reopened its economy, and local schools were gearing […]

Arts & Culture

  • Before his current tour kicked off in June, Todd Snider hadn’t played live music in public since March 8, 2020. The 14 months that the coronovirus kept him off the road was the longest the [...]
  • In the film Cry Macho, nonagenarian Clint Eastwood (who directs as well) plays a septuagenarian, a worn-out old cowboy who’s sent to retrieve his benefactor’s estranged (and apparently abused) adolescent son from the clutches of [...]
  • DEVOtions (version 10.8 – the cooldown) The week this paper hits the street, the highest temperature in the immediate forecast for Chico is 79 degrees. The low is 43. Just typing those words soothes Arts [...]
  • Vernon Andrews knows exactly when his long-held fascination with Black expression took hold. As the Chico State sociology professor writes in his new book, Policing Black Athletes: Racial Disconnect in Sports, he was 12 years [...]
  • A closeup of an eye is projected large onto one of the gallery’s white walls as two fingers enter the video’s frame to pinch then pull the long eyelashes from their lids. It’s part of [...]

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COVID-19 Updates

  • California’s COVID-19 regional stay-at-home order remains in effect for the Greater Sacramento (which includes Butte County). Leave home only for essential needs or to visit opened retail, office and service sectors. When in public, stay [...]

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