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Gridley OKs 350 FEMA units

South Butte County will house around 1,200 evacuees still displaced by the Camp Fire after the Gridley City Council unanimously approved a short-term lease with the federal government for 350 modular homes in the city […]

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Hang on, help is here

For Butte County, 2018 will forever be remembered as a year marked by disaster. Specifically, the Camp Fire and its aftermath. The 86 people who perished. The nearly 14,000 homes reduced to ashes. The annihilation […]

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The year in review

Since Nov. 8, the CN&R has been consumed with coverage of the Camp Fire. As you’ll see in our annual year-in-review package, the firestorm bleeds into several categories of the biggest local stories, including homelessness […]

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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 […]