Primary primer

Californians have a lot to process in a primary election, especially during a redistricting year. To get Butte County residents ready to make decisions on all the local, state and federal offices on the June […]


Reppin’ the county

The questions: 1. What’s biggest issue facing Butte County?2. How can you as a supervisor address that issue?3. How should the county address homelessness and affordable housing?4. What’s your assessment of water management across the […]


Candy’s house

Candace Grubbs is proud of where she works. The Butte County Hall of Records, just down Nelson Avenue from the entrance to the county’s administrative center in Oroville, represents the culmination of extensive efforts to […]


Drier and dire

Domestic well users will be hit the hardest as Northern California continues to suffer from severe-to-extreme drought conditions in 2022. That is one of the key takeaways from a Drought Impact and Analysis Study being […]


Chico armed for battle?

Concerned Citizens for Justice (CC4J), a local police watchdog group, is rallying for public input during the City Council meeting tonight (April 19, 6 p.m.) regarding the adoption of a city ordinance overseeing the Chico […]

Local Government

City Hall carousel

For the second time in three weeks, Chico has a new interim city manager. The City Council appointed Paul Hahn, former Butte County chief administrative officer, at a special meeting Wednesday night (April 13)—returning previous […]


‘All hands on deck’

by Rachel Becker and Julie Cart for CalMatters CalMatters is an independent public journalism venture covering California state politics and government. For more info, visit Painting alarming scenes of fires, floods and economic disruption, the […]