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Shooting declared justified

Chico Police officers were justified in the Oct. 14 shooting of Steven Vest in the parking lot of Chico’s Petco store, according to Butte County District Attorney Mike Ramsey. Ramsey released that declaration—and the findings […]

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Whom to watch in 2021

Whatever new challenges 2021 has in store for Butte County, there is still a lot of work to do to recover from the wreckage of the previous year. Public health, business, education, housing and the […]

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Back to school conundrum

For the Bergmann family, Chico Junior High has become a generational tradition. JP and Linda went there, and though their Mulberry Street home falls within the attendance boundaries of Marsh Junior High, their son is […]

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Vaccines roll out

Butte County Public Health has begun releasing COVID-19 vaccines to high-risk groups in phases and tiers based on federal and state government guidelines. Groups that had been offered vaccinations as of press time include front-line […]

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For the helpers

The North Valley Community Foundation (NVCF) is offering tangible thanks to those who help others. Via its COVID-19 Employee Care Grant Program, the NVCF will give out awards—between $100 and $5,000, depending on staff size—to […]

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Ridge trail gets funding

In a boost to hiking and biking on the Ridge, the Paradise Recreation and Park District (PRPD) announced it has received state funding to build a 20-mile loop trail. The $507,392 award comes from the […]

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Back to school conundrum

For the Bergmann family, Chico Junior High has become a generational tradition. JP and Linda went there, and though their Mulberry Street home falls within the attendance boundaries of Marsh Junior High, their son is […]

Coronavirus

Vaccines roll out

Butte County Public Health has begun releasing COVID-19 vaccines to high-risk groups in phases and tiers based on federal and state government guidelines. Groups that had been offered vaccinations as of press time include front-line […]

Coronavirus

Year-end stats stark

Capped by its most virulent month of the pandemic, Butte County wrapped up 2020 with 7,390 total cases of COVID-19 and 96 deaths, according to statistics released by the county’s Public Health Department this afternoon […]

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Pandemic effect

By Jackie Botts for CalMatters CalMatters is an independent public journalism venture covering California state politics and government. For more info, visit calmatters.org. In the five years before the pandemic, low-income Californians had begun to […]

Coronavirus

COVID vaccine arrives

Showing no reaction other than self-proclaimed excitement, Dr. James Moore received the first COVID-19 vaccination from the initial batch of vaccine Enloe Medical Center received today (Dec. 17). Moore, an emergency room physician, took a […]

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COVID escalates

With the North State already under the strictest prevention orders from California health officials, coronavirus surged in Butte County over the weekend, with 662 new cases reported by the county Department of Public Health since […]

Arts & Culture

  • The Museum of Northern California Art is one of the main hubs for art in Butte County, and one of the traits that has made it so central is how committed its board and volunteers [...]
  • This past year of “streaming in place” provided at least some much-needed respite from the multiple miseries, large and small, of the times in which we find ourselves. There was, however, little that was “normal” [...]
  • It’s been nearly a month since Arts DEVO has written this column. That’s the longest break I’ve taken from it since the debut in August of 2006. The bulk of the break was spent on [...]
  • After stints farming in Italy and Hawaii, Aimee Zarzynski and her fiancé, Kevin White, decided to set roots closer to home, and started their own Gold Roots Farm in Corning in January. The couple grew [...]
  • Just play me another song Should there be any awards shows for this year? With so many canceled/postponed tours, albums, films, etc., the entertainment machine should just skip 2020 like the 13th floor and move [...]

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  • 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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