Case of whiplash

Chicoans who attended or tuned into their City Council’s meeting Tuesday night (Oct. 5) saw a real-world episode of The Twilight Zone, as the conservative majority flipped its script in a series of votes. In […]


Condition critical

For Mike Wiltermood, the COVID-19 spike that’s gripping Butte County and the rest of the world is more than just a professional concern. It’s personal. Wiltermood knows the numbers. He’s seen people they represent firsthand. […]


Like minds

When Michael O’Brien retired as Chico police chief last June, he fielded calls from people encouraging him to run for City Council. The timing wasn’t right, he told the CN&R last Tuesday (July 27): After […]


Vaccine clinics go mobile

With COVID-19 numbers rising and vaccinations lagging, Butte County Public Health is holding mobile clinics this month to supplement fixed locations administering vaccines. BCPH has clinics Thursday afternoon (Aug. 5) at Nelson Middle School in […]


Mirror images

Confirming the expected Tuesday evening (July 27), the Chico City Council appointed Michael O’Brien and Dale Bennett to fill the panel’s vacated seats. O’Brien, the former city police chief recently appointed to head the county’s […]


Regal restoration

Kim Armstrong misses the monarchs. Over the past decade, most notably the past five years—working at Oroville Wildlife Area as a scientist for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), as well as the […]

Local Government

Doing it their way

Chico City Council members, reduced to five by back-to-back resignations late last month, will refill the dais with members they select. That was the decision at Tuesday night’s meeting (July 6), when the conservative majority […]