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Clearing the trees

Photo by Meredith J. Cooper Large-scale lumber yards popped up seemingly overnight. This one is near Butte College. Sitting at the Clear Creek Crossing gas station on the corner of Durham-Pentz and Clark roads, one […]

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Defense challenge

Photo by Ashiah Scharaga Cindi Williams stands before the dry pasture bordering her home on Pentz Road, near Highway 70. Typically, it’d be green and trim from browsing goats. In a typical year, the Williams […]

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Dried up, desperate

As Kurt Albrecht walked among the rows of his family’s apricot trees on a recent blustery morning, parched, yellow grass crunched beneath his boots. There’s no longer any irrigation nourishing this orchard, but the small […]

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Clash of plans

CN&R file photo Dr. Andy Miller, public health officer for Butte County. Andy Miller has been frustrated with the mixed messaging being given to the public in regard to the safety of water and plumbing […]

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Insurance fallout

Photo by Ashiah Scharaga Tami Ritter, 3rd District Butte County supervisor. Forest Ranch resident Deanna Roesler was notified a couple of months ago that her annual home insurance premium was set to jump from about […]

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Development divide

Photo by Evan Tuchinsky Residential construction underway in Chico includes an apartment complex along Highway 32 (bounded by Walnut, West Eighth and West Ninth streets). James Gallagher and Randall Stone don’t agree on much when […]

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Grant targets Ridge mosquitoes

The North Valley Community Foundation has granted $310,434 to the Butte County Mosquito and Vector Control District (BCMVCD) to fight the mosquito population on the Ridge. After the Camp Fire, new mosquito-breeding sources became prevalent […]