Looming uncertainty

Richie Graves has been worrying a lot lately. He’s worried that, at any moment, Chico police officers or park rangers might appear and evict him and others from the encampment near One-Mile Recreation Area where […]


Church bell returns

As an aficionado of historical architecture, Paul Lieberum is no stranger to renovating venerable buildings. Yet, last Saturday afternoon (Dec. 19), he found himself awestruck by what happened at Bethel AME Church. Local contractors have […]


Pandemic effect

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


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 […]


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

Growing roots

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 […]


People of the year

Normally, the Chico News & Review publishes a special Local Heroes issue to coincide with the Thanksgiving holiday, when we give thanks to those who volunteer their time for our community. This is not a […]


Your heroes

Bill Kurnizki, CHAT Bill Kurnizki is a tireless “triumph of joy” in his volunteer role as board president of Chico Housing Action Team (CHAT). His lifelong skills as a retired contractor are put to use […]