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A heart for Paradise

Photo by Andre Byik The design has become a ubiquitous symbol of Camp Fire solidarity. Found attached to car windows, worn on T-shirts and transferred to Klean Kanteen bottles, the outline of California with superimposed […]

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Dedicated to recovery

Photo by KatarzynaBialasiewicz/iStock Homelessness in Butte County increased by at least 16 percent since 2017, and service providers are finding it incredibly challenging to secure housing for the people they serve post-Camp Fire. Nicole LiBaire […]

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Camp Fire victim ID’d

The Butte County Sheriff’s Office used circumstantial evidence to identify the remains of Camp Fire victim Judith Sipher, 68, of Paradise, her brother, Wally Sipher, told the CN&R. BCSO released Judith’s name last Friday (Aug. […]

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Power play

Map courtesy of California Public Utilities Map shows counties most vunerable to wildfires in Northern California. The city of Winters is a cluster of old Italianate façades and worn Western storefronts tucked between Putah Creek […]

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State of denial

PHOTO BY ANDRE BYIK Protesters on Monday (Aug. 12) line the entrance of the Chico Elks Lodge, where lawmakers held a meeting focused on Camp Fire recovery efforts. Susan Dobra lost her home—and possessions collected […]

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On the prowl

Photo courtesy of Megan Brown Megan Brown had to put down her boar Itty Bitty (pictured at center) after a bear attacked and critically injured him this past December. Lyndi Wade woke with a start […]

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Escape route update

For folks who live in Butte Creek Canyon—particularly those on the middle stretch of Centerville Road—an improved escape route is in the works. It just might take a year to get it completed. That’s because […]

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Crunch time

Chico State student James Troupe has been couchsurfing. He says he knows he can stay with his parents—they’ve invited him to come home. But right now, home is an RV parked at their property in […]

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Back to school

Aug. 26 is the start of Butte College and Chico State’s first academic year after the state’s deadliest and most destructive wildfire. In this week’s special Back to School issue, we take a look at […]

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Found alive

A woman who had been reported missing in the Camp Fire has been found alive, according to the Butte County Sheriff’s Office. A sheriff’s detective driving on Lincoln Boulevard in Oroville on Thursday (Aug. 1) […]