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Past articles by Michael:

St. Paddy’s Day celebrations in Butte County – Oroville

St. Patrick’s Day is coming up and celebrations are aplenty for the people, including a touch of concern for police. Here is a list of all things St. Patrick’s Day coming up this weeken… → Read More

Storms to ramp up through start of week

The storms just keep coming. → Read More

Lindo Channel levels up

Watershed from storms traveling through the north state raised the water level of Lindo Channel on Friday, nearly reaching the top of the storm channel’s banks. → Read More

Chico sets up two alternate sites, residents receive enforcement notices

Chico’s two additional alternate camping sites appear to have been completed and people living at Chico’s alternate shelter site have been delivered anti-camping enforcement notices. → Read More

Warm storm brings flood risk to north state

A warm winter storm rolling through the north valley is forecast to bring its heaviest precipitation today with major risks of flooding and more than 100 inches of snow estimated in many parts of t… → Read More

Chico co-op extends Cal Fresh discount on California produce

As Calfresh emergency allotments from the COVID-19 pandemic ended in March, a discount program at a Chico grocery store may help some families deal with budget cuts. → Read More

Oroville Police Department swears in newest recruits

The Oroville City Council convened Tuesday at the newly refurbished Police and Fire Facility for the swearing in ceremony of Oroville Police Department’s newest recruits. → Read More

North valley showers continue, followed by second warmer storm

Widespread rain in the north valley is expected to last all week with a warmer storm system forecast to arrive Thursday and last into the weekend causing snowmelt in lower elevations. → Read More

Oroville to honor local youth in competitions

In a change of scenery, the Oroville City Council will hold its next meeting 4:30 p.m Tuesday at the Public Safety Building located at 2055 Lincoln St. → Read More

Magalia residents receive aid, face another snow in

Several residents in Magalia whose homes were snowed in since Feb. 23 finally got relief Friday as volunteer plows cleared driveways, but another upcoming storm could put them back in the same situ… → Read More

Butte County issues emergency proclamation ahead of weekend storm

Butte County issued Thursday a countywide emergency proclamation effective immediately in response to an upcoming storm forecast to arrive Saturday and last through Tuesday. → Read More

Chico Elks Lodge Lip Sync challenge to benefit music therapy program

The Community Lip-Sync Challenge at the Chico Elks Lodge is returning Saturday, March 4 for its second year where local organizations and businesses battle to benefit music therapy programs in Chic… → Read More

Beer Camp returns to Sierra Nevada

Sierra Nevada’s Beer Camp is back again with a weekend packed with entertainment, activities, food and beer. It’s like summer camp, but with adults only and identification required. → Read More

Snow covers north state; upcoming storms to be wetter

Snowfall covering the north state are reported to have caused power outages and closures to some public municipalities. → Read More

Nonprofit CalTrout aims to improve fish spawning habitat in Butte County, surrounding region

One day, chinook salmon and other native species of fish will soon have better access to ancient spawning grounds up Big Chico Creek and other local freshwater tributaries, thanks to regional effor… → Read More

St. Thomas More church celebrates 75th year on the ridge with free concert

More than four years after the Camp Fire, the St. Thomas More Catholic Church is ready to give back to the community on which it relied to heal trauma caused by the disaster. → Read More

Chico to build two more alternate shelter sites

Chico announced Thursday it will establish two more alternate shelter sites in the city in order to proceed with anti-camping ordinance enforcement at the existing alternate shelter site near Eaton… → Read More

Oroville council to weigh input on dam relicensing, levee improvements

The Oroville City Council will consider a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) with specific terms to support relicensing of the Oroville Dam at its next meeting Tuesday. → Read More

Psychiatry residency program aims to fill local gap in north state workforce

With a shortage in the psychiatric workforce in Butte and other north state counties, a newly accredited psychiatric residency program aims to bring four psychiatry residents to the region each yea… → Read More

Enforcement paused at Chico’s alternate shelter site – Oroville

City efforts to enforce anti-camping ordinances are paused at Chico’s alternate shelter site because of a legal dispute, according to a city press release published late Tuesday evening. → Read More