How do I vote?

Sending ballots by mail has become a big story in America leading up to the 2020 General Election, but in Butte County, voters already have some experience with the process. For the March primary, Butte […]


More than COVID

In late March, as coronavirus started to spread in the northern Sacramento Valley, Dr. Steve Zlotowski made a four-minute video that went viral on the internet. An emergency medicine physician at Enloe Medical Center, he […]

Arts & Culture

Arts DEVO: Grief, hope

“That’s the beauty of music. They can’t get that from you. … There’s something inside that they can’t get to, that they can’t touch. That’s yours.”—Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins), The Shawshank Redemption Jenise Coon was […]


Animal Corps

The only wildlife spotted by CN&R reporters during a Sept. 10 trek into areas ravaged by the North Complex Fire were a pair of ravens ominously perched on a guardrail near the Bidwell Bar Bridge; […]


A smoky state

Due to millions of acres of wildfires burning in California, Oregon and Washington, the West Coast states had the worst air quality in the world this past weekend. Saturday and Sunday (Sept. 12-13) Chico’s air […]


Not just needles

Following a legal settlement that stopped the Northern Valley Harm Reduction Coalition (NVHRC) from distributing sterile syringes in mid-August, volunteers from the organization continue to show up at Humboldt Park each Sunday to provide what […]