Volunteer valor

Katherine Molohon has called Berry Creek home for the entirety of her 34 years. As a child, she played in the mountain town’s creeks and walked its winding, wooded roads. She attended Berry Creek Elementary […]

Arts & Culture

‘We are not one genre’

It would be easy to mistake Scout Parker for a new artist. At 26, the fresh-faced musician—who goes by Scout on record and stage—looks even younger than that. Plus, the local singer/songwriter’s fresh electronic/hip-hop-influenced brand […]


Worst of the worst

The moment he descended a Trump Tower escalator on June 16, 2015, and launched his first campaign, Donald Trump rewrote the meaning of “presidential.” He went on the offensive, indifferent about offending, and he’s never […]

Election 2020

Voting blocks

As Richard Roth walked down a street in the Chapman neighborhood of Chico, he paused and marveled at a hen crossing the road with her chicks. “Look! See, that’s what I love,” he said. It […]


The CN&R recommends …

There is a lot weighing on Butte County voters in 2020. City and town council seats will be filled by candidates tasked with leading our communities through economic, pandemic and wildfire recoveries. Billions of dollars […]



A note on this feature: The candidates’ answers have been minimally edited, mainly for grammar and punctuation. This is an extended version of the Q&A that appeared in the Oct. 8 print edition. Seats for […]