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11 hrs ago | Chico Enterprise-Record

Volkstock this weekend benefits Handi-Riders

Volkswagens, like this classic bus with safari windows photographed at a car show last month at Riverbend Park in Oroville, will be gathering again this weekend in Chico for Volkstock, a benefit for Handi-Riders.

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Related Topix: Chico, CA, Oroville, CA

19 hrs ago | Chico Enterprise-Record

Fogging tonight in Hamilton City, Nord

Chico >> Fogging to kill adult mosquitoes will take place 8-11:30 p.m. today in the Hamilton City and Nord areas, weather permitting, according to the Butte County Mosquito and Vector Control District.

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Related Topix: Chico, CA, Hamilton City, CA, Richvale, CA, Biggs, CA

Yesterday | KRCR

Neighbor: I thought drowned boy was playing

According to the Butte County Sheriff's Office the boy was swimming in an irrigation ditch a little after 3 p.m. southeast of Gridley near Humble and Archer Avenues when he became trapped in a pipe.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

KRCR

Lake Oroville water level falling rapidly

This summer Lake Oroville is on pace to set a new record for its lowest lake level ever.

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Related Topix: Oroville, CA, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Jerry Brown, US Governors

Chico Enterprise-Record

Berryessa fire leaves Butte air unhealthy for some

Air quality in Butte County is expected to be unhealthy for sensitive groups today, courtesy of the Monticello Fire burning near Lake Berryessa.

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Related Topix: Gridley, CA, Chico, CA

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Mercury-Register

Ground-breaking set Thursday for Butte 'Hall of Records'

OROVILLE >> It is not the end of the road, but Thursday morning a dream years in the making will take a giant step into concrete reality.

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Chico Enterprise-Record

14 arrested in Butte County during Avoid the 8's DUI crackdown

The Avoid the 8's Independence Day anti-DUI enforcement period lasted from 12:01 a.m. Thursday to midnight on Sunday, and during that time 14 people were arrested for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, according to a press release from Avoid the 8. During saturation patrol, one person was arrested on suspicion of driving under the ... (more)

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Mercury-Register

14 arrested in Butte County during Avoid the 8's DUI crackdown

The Avoid the 8's Independence Day anti-DUI enforcement period lasted from 12:01 a.m. Thursday to midnight on Sunday, and during that time 14 people were arrested for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, according to a press release from Avoid the 8. During saturation patrol, one person was arrested on suspicion of driving under the ... (more)

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Chico Enterprise-Record

Horticultural Society nurtures those who like getting their hands dirty

The Chico Museum at West Second and Salem streets shows off the flowers and garden beds maintained by the Chico Horticulture Society.

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Chico, CA, Agriculture, Science

Sun Jul 06, 2014

Mercury-Register

Oroville fire damages 5 apartments Sunday

Oroville firefighters work to put out an apartment fire that started shortly after 4 p.m. Sunday July 6, 2014, on the 200 block of Table Mountain Boulevard in Oroville, California.

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Related Topix: Fire, Oroville, CA, Boulevard, CA, Harmony, CA

Mercury-Register

Floaters take to rivers, creeks to stay cool

CHICO >> It starts with an inner tube in one and an ice chest in the other. The people lugging them to the water's edge wear large hats and have generously applied sunscreen.

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Related Topix: Chico, CA, Butte City, CA, Tehama County, CA, Glenn County, CA

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Northern Exposure: Covering issues of Northern California

For supporters of the breakaway state of Jefferson, Tehama County provided the only victory in a month of setbacks.

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Related Topix: California, Tehama County, CA, Del Norte County, CA, Siskiyou County, CA, Shasta County, CA, Opinion

Chico Enterprise-Record

Two fires at the same time in Oroville area

Cal Fire-Butte County firefighter Jon White hoses 55-gallon metal barrels after a fire that burned about 4 acres on Saturday, near Tehama Avenue in Thermalito.

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Related Topix: Fire, Oroville, CA, Thermalito, CA

Sat Jul 05, 2014

Mercury-Register

Illegal fireworks keep firefighters busy Friday night

"Safe and sane" fireworks are displayed inside a fireworks stand June 28 in Oroville.

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Related Topix: Fire, Oroville, CA, Gridley, CA, Biggs, CA

Chico Enterprise-Record

Editorial: Hits and misses

HIT >> It was inevitable. Damage has happened to trees and plants at the Peregrine Point disc golf course off Highway 32 that's part of Bidwell Park.

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Related Topix: Oroville, CA, Boat Disaster, Paradise, CA, Opinion

Paradise Post

Merchant display rule, new commissioner, on town agenda

The Paradise Planning Commission may get a new commissioner next week. During Tuesday's Paradise Town Council meeting, the council will talk about making an appointment to the five-member commission, which lost a person when commissioner Jody Jones was appointed to the council in February.

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Fri Jul 04, 2014

Chico Enterprise-Record

Vietnam vets group committed to helping those from all wars

Vietnam War veterans Carl "Butch" Frederickson and Stephen "Tank" Konstenius talk about changes in the Vietnam Veterans of America during an interview at the Veterans Hall in Chico.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, Chico, CA, US Military, US Navy, Oakland University, Forest Ranch, CA

Chico Enterprise-Record

Businesses adjust to statewide minimum wage increase

A Carl's Jr employee takes a customer's order on Tuesday. A statewide increase on the minimum wage from 8 to 9 impacts businesses.

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Related Topix: 9, Chico, CA

Mercury-Register

Cal Fire-Butte County responds to Oroville vegetation fire

OROVILLE >> Cal Fire-Butte County responded to a small vegetation fire in Oroville on Friday morning.

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Related Topix: Oroville, CA

Mercury-Register

Butte County salutes America with patriotic festivities

Retired Lt. Col. Robert Smith enjoys the patriotic music with his great-granddaughter Kaeda Wells, 3, at the Independence Day celebrations Friday at One Mile-Recreation Area in Bidwell Park in Chico.

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, 4th of July, Chico, CA, Biggs, CA, Paradise, CA

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