Out in the cold

Cold weather may have claimed its first local victim of the season on Nov. 16—the morning when Chico police officers responding to a 911 call found the body of 55-year-old Scott Walker in a tent […]


Defeat and denial

Sounds of celebration and fumes from idling diesel engines filled the air behind Raley’s grocery store on Notre Dame Boulevard at 10 a.m. Saturday (Nov. 7), as diehard Donald Trump supporters gathered to protest alleged […]

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DWR report: dam safe

The Oroville Dam Complex is operating safely with no urgent repairs needed, according to a comprehensive assessment report by dam safety experts released by the California Department of Water Resources on Tuesday (Nov. 9). The […]

Election 2020

Election Day snapshot

Though dropping a ballot on Election Day is the norm during most years, 2020 is—by most measures—a strange beast. On top of record turnout via mail-in ballots—in Butte County and around the country—local voters flocked […]


Volunteer valor

Katherine Molohon has called Berry Creek home for the entirety of her 34 years. As a child, she played in the mountain town’s creeks and walked its winding, wooded roads. She attended Berry Creek Elementary […]


Animal Corps

The only wildlife spotted by CN&R reporters during a Sept. 10 trek into areas ravaged by the North Complex Fire were a pair of ravens ominously perched on a guardrail near the Bidwell Bar Bridge; […]


Not just needles

Following a legal settlement that stopped the Northern Valley Harm Reduction Coalition (NVHRC) from distributing sterile syringes in mid-August, volunteers from the organization continue to show up at Humboldt Park each Sunday to provide what […]


Small piece of haven

In May 2014, local social-justice champion Dan Everhart wrote an impassioned guest comment for the Chico News & Review decrying efforts to criminalize homelessness. In it, he criticized city policymakers for adopting an ordinance prohibiting […]

Arts & Culture

Curtain call

A black plywood casket sat in the space once occupied by the Blue Room Theatre’s main stage, surrounded by the room’s figurative viscera: detached lighting rigs, speakers and piles of coiled-up cables. The unintentional stage […]


‘Eyes are open now’

Tyler Rushing was a “smiling, gentle human being” who rubbed shoulders with celebrity clients of his commercial and residential window washing business, and was a stage-lighting wizard and an adventurous soul driven to help the […]