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34 min ago | Chico Enterprise-Record

Decision to have 30-day study of fracking ban puts off vote until 2016

OROVILLE >> The Butte County Board of Supervisors voted today to order a 30-day study of the potential fracking initiative, putting off a public vote on the matter until 2016.

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5 hrs ago | Mercury-Register

Web Fire at more than 130 acres

FOREST RANCH >> The wildfire being called the Web Fire grew overnight and is now more than 130 acres, according to Cal Fire-Butte County.

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Related Topix: Forest Ranch, CA

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Chico Enterprise-Record

Trial date to be set for couple charged for 2012 marijuana grow

OROVILLE >> A judge ruled Monday there was probable cause to hold a Berry Creek couple for trial for a marijuana grow in August 2012.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Berry Creek, CA

Chico Enterprise-Record

Man hit and killed by train near Biggs

Gridley-Biggs police officers Todd Farr and Alberto Rodriguez examine the scene where a man was hit and killed by a train this afternoon south of Biggs.

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Related Topix: Biggs, CA

Paradise Post

Paradise police arrest man felony evading charge

Paradise Police arrested a Paradise man Sunday afternoon on felony evasion charges two hours after he led police on a short chase.

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Related Topix: Paradise, CA, Los Angeles, CA

Paradise Post

'Fracking' ban will be on supervisors' agenda Tuesday

OROVILLE >> An initiative that would ban hydraulic fracturing within Butte County will be on the Board of Supervisors' agenda Tuesday, but whether it is heard is still an open question.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

Mercury-Register

Richvale celebrates 100 years of rice cooperative

Laverne Grell, 99, blows out candles to celebrate the Butte County Rice Growers Association's 100th anniversary on Saturday in Richvale.

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Related Topix: Richvale, CA, Kingsburg, CA, Agriculture, Science, US Politics, Representative Doug LaMalfa, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives

Chico Enterprise-Record

World War I had impact in Butte County too

Chico area citizens raised hundreds of thousands of dollars in World War I "liberty loan" campaigns such as this one in 1917.

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Related Topix: Chico, CA, History in the News, Cal State Chico

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Mercury-Register

Blaze kept to 4 acres on Plumas Avenue in Oroville

THERMALITO >> A fire in was uncomfortably close for residents along Plumas Avenue near 10th Street on Saturday.

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Related Topix: Thermalito, CA, Oroville, CA

Paradise Post

Taxi driver robbed in Magalia

The Butte County Sheriff's Office is searching for two men suspected of robbing a taxi driver at knife point.

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Related Topix: Magalia, CA

Chico Enterprise-Record

Successful partnership

Habitat for Humanity of Butte County partnered with Sunrise Rotary on July 12 to work on "A Brush With Kindness," an exterior home improvement project.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

Mercury-Register

Preliminary hearing continues for Berry Creek couple facing marijuana charges

The hearing began Wednesday in Butte County Superior Court for defendants Jacob and Sierra Macias.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Berry Creek, CA, Home Listing, Home

Mercury-Register

New rules for water waste, but $500 fines unlikely here

Sprinklers run at Wildwood Park and onto the sidewalk near Chico's upper Bidwell Park on Friday.

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Related Topix: Chico, CA, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

Paradise Post

Brick by brick, Paradise projects come together

Dirt is being moved and buildings are being built. It's construction season in Paradise and locals have no doubt noticed the many hardhats and tractors milling about.

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Related Topix: Paradise, CA, Red Bluff, CA

Chico Enterprise-Record

Medicare: It's 49 years old

CHICO >> Tom Reed is founder and president of the Butte County Health Care Coalition.

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Related Topix: Chico, CA, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen)

KRCR

Butte Co. reports two human cases of West Nile Virus

Butte County reports the first two human West Nile Virus cases of the year. According to a news release from Butte County Public Health Department, both victims are people over the age of 50. One is from North Chico and the other is from a rural agricultural area South of Chico.

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Related Topix: Health, West Nile Virus, Agriculture, Science

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Chico Enterprise-Record

Fire scorches hilltop, delays traffic

A Cal Fire-Butte County fire crew works to clear brush at a fire on Thursday near Crown Point Road and Highway 32 in Chico.

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Related Topix: Fire, Chico, CA

Chico Enterprise-Record

The Real Dirt: Include summer-blooming native plants in garden

Many California native plants go dormant in the summer, waiting for the fall and winter rains before they grow again.

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Weather

Mercury-Register

Sign-ups open for National Night Out event in Oroville

OROVILLE >> The public is invited to participate in the upcoming National Night Out event that will be hosted by Oroville Volunteers in Policing in August.

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Related Topix: Oroville, CA, African-American

Chico Enterprise-Record

Woman's body found near homeless camp in Bidwell Park

Chico police are investigating a woman's body found Thursday July 24, 2014 in Bidwell Park near One-Mile Recreation Area.

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Related Topix: Chico, CA

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