Steve Schoonover, Mercury-Register

Steve Schoonover

Mercury-Register

Chico, CA, United States

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Past:
  • ChicoER
  • The Daily Democrat
  • Vacaville Reporter
  • LakeCountyRecordBee
  • Santa Cruz Sentinel
  • Times-Standard

Recent articles by Steve:

Paradise grew fastest in north state in 2019 – Oroville

Paradise was the fastest growing municipality north of Sacramento in 2019, according to estimates released by the state Friday. → Read More

Chico News & Review shutdown due to coronavirus came abruptly – Oroville

CHICO — “We’re all pretty devastated,” said Chico News & Review Editor Melissa Daugherty Thursday, as the roughly two-dozen employees of the weekly newspaper packed up to leave the building, po… → Read More

News & Review suspending publication – Chico Enterprise-Record

CHICO — The Chico News & Review is shutting down after this week’s paper, a victim of the coronavirus. The closure of the Chico weekly and its sister papers in Sacramento and Reno may be tempor… → Read More

Two-pronged effort seeks to improve Butte County forest health

A Butte County Forest Health Plan is in its initial steps, which seeks to define what a health forest is, and how to make it happen. A Forest Health Handbook is also coming, which will show landown… → Read More

Butte County population dips by more than 10,000 due to Camp Fire – Oroville

Butte County lost more than 10,000 residents due to the Camp Fire, according to estimates released last week by the state. → Read More

Information meetings set on tree-removal program – Oroville

With residents in the Camp Fire burned area now required to remove trees from their property that could fall on public roads, an number of meetings have been set to offer information on the options… → Read More

Meeting Monday on proposed new water district – Oroville

DURHAM — A new water district has been proposed for northwestern Butte County, and a meeting has been scheduled for Monday evening in Durham to provide information and answer questions. The propose… → Read More

Meeting Monday on proposed new water district

DURHAM — A new water district has been proposed for northwestern Butte County, and a meeting has been scheduled for Monday evening in Durham to provide information and answer questions. The propose… → Read More

Popular Lassen Park trail has reopened – Oroville

LASSEN PARK — The route to hell is open again. While theologians might argue it’s never closed, we’re being a little more literal here: The main trail to Bumpass Hell in Lassen Volcanic National Pa… → Read More

Chico, Butte County moving toward purchasing power for residents

Butte County and Chico are taking the first steps toward buying electrical power for their residents. → Read More

First step taken toward pipe bringing water from Paradise to Chico – Oroville

PARADISE — An idea to pipe water from Paradise to Chico took its first step Wednesday, when the Paradise Irrigation District board signed off on a feasibility study for the proposal. → Read More

Big bucks flow to Butte County supervisor race

OROVILLE — A candidate for the 4th District seat on the Butte County Board of Supervisors has raised an unprecedented amount of money, according to reports filed with the county Clerk-Recorder&#821… → Read More

Bus fares to rise on Sept. 1

CHICO — Bus fares in Butte County will be going up Sept. 1 due to action taken Thursday morning by the Butte County Association of Governments board of directors. In-town bus fares on Butte Regiona… → Read More

Book benefits burnt-out Paradise museum – Oroville

PARADISE — Did you know that the Skyway between Chico and Paradise was named by Mrs. Mathilde B. Sorenson of Brookside Avenue in Paradise, and that she won a $25 bond for coming up with the name in… → Read More

Lassen Park road open, but snow still covers trails

LASSEN PARK — The main road though Lassen Volcanic National Park reopened last Saturday, but much of the park is still covered with snow. As of Sunday, there was no snow at Manzanita Lake, and all … → Read More

Red Bluff police hail Chico High graduate

CHICO — A ceremony within a ceremony occurred at Chico High School’s graduation Thursday night that probably went unnoticed by much of the crowd, just as intended. One of the graduates was Lu… → Read More

Butte County’s zoning law gets a handful of fixes – Chico Enterprise-Record

OROVILLE — The fracking ban approved by voters in June 2016 made it into Butte County’s zoning law Tuesday, as part of a routine cleanup approved by the Board of Supervisors. The board approv… → Read More

Supervisors chafe a bit over Camp Fire grant

OROVILLE — A half-million-dollar grant to Butte County was accepted Tuesday by the Board of Supervisors, but not without some grousing about the way the North Valley Community Foundation is allocat… → Read More

Supervisors chafe a bit over Camp Fire grant – Oroville

OROVILLE — A half-million-dollar grant to Butte County was accepted Tuesday by the Board of Supervisors, but not without some grousing about the way the North Valley Community Foundation is allocat… → Read More

Zoning code cleanup before supervisors – Oroville

OROVILLE — The Board of Supervisors is scheduled to make some minor fixes to the county zoning ordinance at Tuesday morning’s meeting.The zoning ordinance is the document that actually enforc… → Read More