Speak up for water

The future of groundwater in Butte County is on the agenda throughout September. A group of farmers and ranchers has filed an application with the county’s Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) for the creation of […]


A dry state

A drought-stricken Lake Oroville was barely visible through smoky skies on Thursday (Aug. 19) from a vantage point off Oro Quincy Highway. Air quality reached unhealthy levels in Butte County due to smoke from multiple wildfires, […]


COVID and kids

By Mark Kreidler This story is produced by the award-winning journalism nonprofit Capital & Main and co-published here with permission. From the earliest stages of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States, the evidence pointed to one silver […]


Should Newsom be recalled?

By Ben Christopher & Sameea Kamal for CalMatters CalMatters is an independent public journalism venture covering California state politics and government. For more info, visit Backers of the campaign to fire Gov. Gavin Newsom are […]


Still in crisis

On Tuesday (Aug. 10), the Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 on a resolution to extend the shelter crisis declaration for Butte County. The original resolution was approved in September 2018, the month before the Camp […]

Arts & Culture

Staging a comeback

The following Q&A is part of the CN&R’s Bring Back the Arts campaign, an interview series featuring artists and leaders of Butte County arts and music venues discussing their efforts to recover from the coronavirus […]