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In hot water

Butte County Water Commissioner Matt Tennis has been a vocal advocate for studying the feasibility of a water pipeline connecting Paradise to Chico. That advocacy landed him in the hot seat at the Board of […]

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Looming deadline

Photo by Andre Byik Jim Boyd began felling Camp Fire-scorched trees on his Paradise property ahead of a broad government-sponsored effort to remove private trees that threaten public roads. Jim Boyd didn’t think it’d come […]

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Clearing the air

Photo by Andre Byik The Butte County Board of Supervisors explored governance challenges and priorities for the next two years Tuesday (Dec. 10) at the Chico Elks Lodge. Grievances between members of the Board of […]

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The in-between

Photo by Ashiah Scharaga Staff writer Andre Byik has hopped from disaster to disaster, wondering what comes next. I woke up on Nov. 8, 2018, knowing I had a big story to cover. Steven Crittenden, […]

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Local heroes

Photo by Andre Byik Robert Catalano, president of the Honey Run Covered Bridge Association, says foundation work on the bridge rebuild could begin next spring. As is tradition during Thanksgiving week each year, the Chico […]

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Power costs

Without power, David Dewey has trouble sleeping. The 66-year-old uses a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) device to help him breathe through the night. The machine plugs into a wall, but during PG&E’s last intentional […]

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Weighing charges

Photo by Andre Byik PG&E was the target of a group of environmental activists that honored victims of the Camp Fire last Friday (Nov. 1) at Children’s Playground in Chico. More than a dozen environmental […]

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Burying the lines

Photo by Andre Byik PG&E has begun trenching up the Skyway—part of the company’s long-term plan to underground 199 miles of local infrastructure. Since PG&E announced in May it would bury its electric distribution power […]

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Ground zero

Photo by Andre Byik Kevin and Sandy Lindstrom of Magalia Community Church jumped into fire-relief efforts as soon as they returned to the Ridge. The dragon chased Willie Snow out of Magalia. That’s the way […]

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Memorial moves

Photo by Meredith J. Cooper The Camp Fire memorial crosses, erected last December, were taken down last week. At sunset last Tuesday (Oct. 15), volunteers began removing and preserving the Camp Fire memorial crosses along […]