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Past articles by Ed:

Butte College women’s basketball rallies to advance to state title game – Oroville

Butte College’s women’s basketball team advances to the state championship game. → Read More

Butte College high-tech facility broadens opportunity to create

Butte College’s Create Space is a facility that helps community members design and manufacture items using advanced technology on the college’s campus. → Read More

After heavy snow, north state set to receive lots of rain

A warmer storm will bring heavy rain to Northern California Sunday through Tuesday, with significant risk of flooding, rockslides and mudslides as a result. → Read More

Small kitchen fire erupts in west Chico; fire crews put it out quickly

A minor kitchen fire broke out Thursday morning and proved to be no match for the fast work of the Chico Fire Department. → Read More

Annual event helps identify potential safety hazards on university campus, nearby

Chico State hosts annual Moonlit Safety Walk so members of campus and community can see hazards from a nighttime perspective. → Read More

State program seeks to provide grants to artists as part of recovery effort

A new state agency will provide $60 million in grants to artists, including $3.5 million to artists in 19 counties in Northern California, including Butte, Glenn and Tehama. → Read More

Monarch butterflies make dramatic comeback; state-federal partnership seeks to boost pollinators

Populations of pollinators have declined greatly in the past few decades, but are starting to show improvement. A partnership of government agencies seeks to keep the momentum going. → Read More

City of Chico introduces parking kiosks, making paying easier than ever

A kiosk-based parking system is now in use in the downtown core as well as in city-owned parking lots. → Read More

‘No barriers to literacy’ is guiding theme for Chico Read Across America event – Oroville

Children and their grown-ups enjoyed a wide range of activities and entertainment at the annual event, all at no charge. → Read More

Community organization seeks to help people maintain food stocks longer

Preserving food using time-tested methods helps stabilize the supply for people with food insecurity. → Read More

Former Chico police officer observed on video shoving wife, endangering children

An Oroville man who worked as a Chico Police Department officer was fired and now faces child endangerment and domestic violence charges. → Read More

Giving Day obliterates goal by raising nearly $700K for Chico State causes

Chico State’s Giving Day set goals of $600,000 in donations from 3,000 donors, and easily topped both. → Read More

Willows airport has enjoyed roles in historic events

Willows-Glenn County Airport has a rich and important history involving various types of air travel. → Read More

Historian learns about deep history of Willows airport, nominates it for listing

Willows-Glenn County Airport has a rich history involving two events, says an amateur historian who performed research on the facility. → Read More

Former Butte County supervisor Karen Vercruse dies in December; she served 1987-91

Chico woman dies; she was only the fourth woman to serve as Butte County supervisor → Read More

Crowds brave weather for Butte County’s Explore Museums Weekend – Oroville

Eighteen Butte County museums were featured during the Explore Museums Weekend event. → Read More

Fundraising effort nets more than $157,000 for area ag causes

Thanks in part to $40,000 in matching funds, annual Big Harvest fundraiser delivers more than $157,000 to local ag nonprofits. → Read More

Second annual Block Party in Oroville proves popular

Oroville event offers entertainment, food, music, dancing and services to attendees who braved chilly conditions. → Read More

Snow and rain back in the forecast after two-day recess

Snow returns to the north state Monday and Tuesday with heavy rain possible in the valley. Widespread frost will occur Wednesday and Thursday nights. → Read More

Vandal defaces Chico State faculty member’s door; president seeks help in finding culprit – Oroville

Chico State faculty member’s office door gets vandalized Thursday for the second time in two weeks. → Read More