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Homes on the range

Many, many businesses perished in the Camp Fire—some of them large, corporate enterprises; others, mom-and-pop shops. I hate to say that one suffered more than the other, because any loss—of jobs, inventory, etc.—is painful. But […]

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Castaway

The CN&R is committed to chronicling the Camp Fire and its ensuing crises for the foreseeable future. That is our pledge to readers moving forward into the long and complex recovery process. I mention this […]

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An urgent task

Photo courtesy of Jim Wood Assemblyman Jim Wood, left, surveys Camp Fire damage in Paradise with Loren Lighthall, principal of Paradise High School. The sun was beginning to set as Jim Wood stepped out of […]

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Ready to roll

Photo by Ken Smith CHAT’s Bob Trausch says the organization has several tiny homes that could be placed and made livable by early 2019. After more than five years of researching, planning and politicking, the […]

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Senior centers

Photo by Brian Rinker Martha Pichotta, a Paradise pensioner displaced by the Camp Fire, finds herself at a Red Cross shelter in Yuba City. After barely getting out of Paradise alive before the Camp Fire […]

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Red tape

I wanted to write about something other than the Camp Fire this week. But it’s difficult to escape the calamity. Maybe impossible. We’re in a new post-fire world, and there are a lot of ramifications. […]

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Helping hands

CN&R file photo Sophie Konuwa is intimately familiar with business in Butte County. As director of the Butte College Small Business Development Center (SBDC), she helps entrepreneurs and established owners to succeed and grow. Konuwa […]

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Radio show on recovery

Focusing coverage on Camp Fire recovery efforts, North State Public Radio launched an evening show, called After Paradise, this week. The program—6:30-7 p.m. weeknights, airing in Chico on KCHO (91.7 FM)—features updated information from local […]

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Concow kids get campus

Concow School students displaced by the Camp Fire will have their own campus when classes resume countywide Monday (Dec. 3), with the Golden Feather Union School District reopening Spring Valley School. The Butte Valley site, […]

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Wildfire aid cataloged

Camp Fire survivors with lingering questions on how to proceed with rebuilding their homes—and lives—can look to a free resource guide for answers. Morrison & Foerster, a law firm with offices internationally, has updated its […]