Free shots

With flu season approaching and updated COVID-19 boosters available, local health providers are rolling out vaccination clinics. Enloe Medical Center’s walk-in clinics will take place Oct. 19, 7-11 a.m. and 2-6 p.m., at Chico Elks […]

No Picture

Mechoopda land restored

Chico State has returned 93 acres of the Butte Creek Ecological Reserve to the land’s former Native American inhabitants. Chico State Enterprises and the Mechoopda Indian Tribe of Chico Rancheria completed the transfer Sept. 26. […]


Almost unanimous

The current iteration of the Chico City Council isn’t known for harmony. The six conservatives and one progressive often find themselves at loggerheads within their ranks and with members of the public. Meetings go long […]

Arts & Culture

The Empire dives back

The roughly six-mile stretch of The Midway between Chico and Durham is a scenic short drive—or moderate-length bike ride—at any time of the year. In spring, the surrounding almond orchards bloom with pink-tinged white blossoms, […]


Waiting in pain

By Mark Kreidler This story is produced by the award-winning journalism nonprofit Capital & Main and co-published here with permission. On the surface, 2022 has been a significant year for proponents of access to more timely mental health care […]