34 min ago
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.
5 hrs ago
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.
Mon Jul 28, 2014
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.
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.
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.
'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.
Sun Jul 27, 2014
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.
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.
Sat Jul 26, 2014
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.
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.
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.
Fri Jul 25, 2014
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.
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.
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.
Medicare: It's 49 years old
CHICO >> Tom Reed is founder and president of the Butte County Health Care Coalition.
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.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
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.
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.
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.
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.