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‘Everybody needs more time’

Cinda Larimer has been living with her boyfriend, son and animals in two RVs on a friend’s property in Magalia while gearing up for their return to Paradise, where she’d lived for over 20 years. […]

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Miocene fund intact

While PG&E has yet to announce a decision regarding the repair of the historic Miocene Canal—which is owned by PG&E and was destroyed by the Camp Fire—Butte County District Attorney Mike Ramsey told county supervisors […]

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Rebuild the canal?

It will take $40 million to $60 million and four to five years to repair the upper portion of a major canal destroyed by the Camp Fire, according to PG&E study findings reported during a […]


Still in crisis mode

The Butte County Board of Supervisors chose to maintain its local disaster proclamation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic at its meeting Tuesday (Sept. 14). The decision passed narrowly with a 3-2 vote, with Chairman Bill Connelly […]


‘Far from over’

When Supervisor Doug Teeter originally proposed the idea of rescinding Butte County’s COVID-19 local disaster proclamation resolution on Aug. 10, California was two months into having fully reopened its economy, and local schools were gearing […]


Wildfire country

This feature is part of special wildfire report on the one-year anniversary of the North Complex Fire’s destruction of Berry Creek and Feather Falls. Find links for more articles in this series at the end […]


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, […]

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In good faith?

Gail Tozier placed her hand upon the bark of a dying olive tree in her Butte Valley orchard. The trees are over 120 years old, she said, and haven’t been irrigated since November 2018, when […]

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‘Beacon of hope’

When Jennifer Wolfe drove to her new neighborhood in lower Paradise, she didn’t focus on the charred trees or the canyon left bare in the wake of the Camp Fire. As the sun set, she […]


Painting hope

Iris Natividad had never painted before, but she knew that she had to try for her late partner, Andrew Downer. She picked up a paint brush on June 5, dipped it in yellow paint, and […]


New way of doing business

This feature is part of the CN&R’s June 2021 Business Issue. When the COVID-19 pandemic began, Build with Ferguson ( transitioned all of its employees to a work-from-home model. It was an intensive process, General […]

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Out of time

Dianna Franklyn gets wistful when she talks about her old home in Concow. “I was a collector of many fine things,” she said. Franklyn, who’s 73, went on to describe the coin collection she inherited […]


New direction

Andrea Mox vividly remembers her first experience with Chico’s Stonewall Alliance Center. Just talking about it brings back the butterflies in her stomach from that day over 20 years ago, when she walked through the […]


Artwork raises awareness

Three local muralists have spotlighted the national crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls with a prominent work sponsored by the Hope Through Art Foundation. At 945 West Second St. in Chico, Ali […]


Now or never?

On a recent afternoon, Marc Mattox and Katie Simmons had a clear view of downtown Paradise from where they stood on Almond Street near an empty lot razed in the 2018 Camp Fire. The road, […]