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Debris, trailers sites nixed

Federal and state officials coordinating Camp Fire recovery efforts must find new locations for debris processing and transitional housing after two Chico sites fell through this week. Monday (Dec. 18), FEMA and Cal OES, the […]

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Jones, Bolin reappointed

Jody Jones will continue serving as the mayor of Paradise for another year. Tuesday (Dec. 11), the Town Council reappointed Jones (pictured) and Vice Mayor Greg Bolin for additional one-year terms at its regularly scheduled […]

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Debris and housing

On Tuesday (Dec. 11), the Butte County Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted several emergency ordinances related to Camp Fire recovery efforts. The first relaxes zoning regulations through Dec. 31, 2020, to allow those displaced by […]

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A costly dilemma

In 2008, Paradise was spared. That June, a fire broke out in one of the canyons southwest of town and quickly roared east, up and over the ridge. Thousands scrambled to evacuate, clogging the roads […]

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After the fire

Photo by Charles Finlay Heavy rains last Thursday (Nov. 29) dumped 1.31 inches on leaf-clogged Chico, causing flooding in many areas, including the neighborhood around Butte Creek Country Club (pictured), parts of Highway 99, as […]

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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 […]

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Thankful in this time of need

The North Valley Community Foundation organized a Camp Fire Evacuation Relief Fund almost immediately following the start of the disastrous firestorm. Two days later, a map indicating the origin of the donations showed a wealth […]

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City caps prices

In response to reports of predatory cost hikes since the Camp Fire broke out Nov. 8, the Chico City Council has prohibited price gouging for six months, until May 16. The ordinance extends a state […]

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Childhood trauma tips

In the aftermath of the Camp Fire, we’re all suffering from the loss of Paradise and neighboring communities—some of us much more than others. While some families may be able to return to their normal […]