Ground broken for Harrison Stadium renovations

Full story: Oroville Mercury-Register

Community members gathered Friday morning to celebrate a historic occasion. In a ceremony at Harrison Stadium, current and former athletic coaches, city council members, Oroville Union High School board members, parents and students, all celebrated the beginning of construction on the athletic venue, which will undergo $12 million in renovations.
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Buba Dump

Chico, CA

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Apr 4, 2009
 
all i can say is YEEESSSS!!!! This will be awsome!!!! I cant wait.

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Since: Feb 09

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Apr 6, 2009
 
What a waste.
Schools have no money, teachers are being laid off in droves, graduates are academically ignorant, yet we are saddled with this $12M white elephant.

$2M just for the parking lot. That would pay 10 teachers for two years.

I'll bet it goes to $20M before it's all over.
Waste of money

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Apr 6, 2009
 
I agree with you South County, makes no sense to spend all of this money on something that will be used a total of about 3 monyhes a year
gary

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#4
Apr 6, 2009
 
Well, the voters had the final say, and they said that he stadium was more important than their children's education. What other reason could there be for passing something like this during recessionary times? Maybe some of the teachers being laid off can get part time jobs selling refreshments during the games! Go figure..........
hey dump heads

Chico, CA

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Apr 6, 2009
 
hey idiots the money was floated with a bond measure. Nothing to do with the school district money problems. This is paid for by the tax payer, not the schools!!
gary

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Apr 6, 2009
 
hey dump heads wrote:
hey idiots the money was floated with a bond measure. Nothing to do with the school district money problems. This is paid for by the tax payer, not the schools!!
Oh, well by all means, I guess that makes it okay then. I guess that's a different kind of money, huh? Your revelation doesn't change the fact at all that it is a complete waste of money at a time when there is none to waste.......Of course, if you are a renter, then it doesn't come out of your pocket, does it???????

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Apr 7, 2009
 
hey dump heads wrote:
hey idiots the money was floated with a bond measure. Nothing to do with the school district money problems. This is paid for by the tax payer, not the schools!!
Where do you think the schools' money comes from? The vast majority comes from...the taxpayers.

Who is going to pay to maintain this thing once it is built? The taxpayers.

Other bond measures in the past that would have paid for teachers and classrooms have failed.

A slim majority of voters chose it, I guess they can afford to pay for it while the education of their children suffers.
Barry

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Apr 7, 2009
 
South County wrote:
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Where do you think the schools' money comes from? The vast majority comes from...the taxpayers.
Who is going to pay to maintain this thing once it is built? The taxpayers.
Other bond measures in the past that would have paid for teachers and classrooms have failed.
A slim majority of voters chose it, I guess they can afford to pay for it while the education of their children suffers.
And watch when the price to do this gets higher, who is going to do the complaining, the people that voted it in.
Smell the Roses

Oroville, CA

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Apr 7, 2009
 
The bond has already been passed, so for those of you that are still sniffling, too little, too late. Embrace the future and what it holds. Lets look forward to a future of star athletes who now have an opportunity to expand their horizons!
I Wonder

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#10
Apr 7, 2009
 
Ha! They broke ground on the Veteran's park too.
hey bone heads

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Apr 7, 2009
 
The money comes from you and I becasue we voted to pass the bond. You cannot say the school district is spending money it does not have because it is noyt their money!! You are a Bone head
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Apr 7, 2009
 
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Boo Radley

Oroville, CA

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Apr 7, 2009
 
South County wrote:
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Where do you think the schools' money comes from? The vast majority comes from...the taxpayers.
Who is going to pay to maintain this thing once it is built? The taxpayers.
Other bond measures in the past that would have paid for teachers and classrooms have failed.
A slim majority of voters chose it, I guess they can afford to pay for it while the education of their children suffers.
Lets be honest, Oroville doesnt deserve anything nice. Despite this recession, Oroville will still remain a dump of a town.
Smell the Roses

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Apr 7, 2009
 
Boo Radley wrote:
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Lets be honest, Oroville doesnt deserve anything nice. Despite this recession, Oroville will still remain a dump of a town.
And you should remain in your single wide trailer on the eastside of Chico.......Boo who!
Barry

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Apr 7, 2009
 
Boo Radley wrote:
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Lets be honest, Oroville doesnt deserve anything nice. Despite this recession, Oroville will still remain a dump of a town.
I moved to Oroville about 5 years ago, and it has turned itself around a lot in the last few years. I never considered it a dump and never will. Sure it didn't have a lot of things that were available in Chico, but its starting to get better, hopefully it will only get better.

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Apr 8, 2009
 
hey bone heads wrote:
The money comes from you and I becasue we voted to pass the bond. You cannot say the school district is spending money it does not have because it is noyt their money!! You are a Bone head
All of the school money comes from you and I in one way or another. I'll be paying for it even though I voted against it.

I would have happily voted for a measure that paid for actual educational facilities and staff.

Instead, future generations of Oroville boneheads will have an overpriced facility to enjoy thier five minutes of fame.

“I'm Not Grumpy, I'm in Pain.”

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Apr 8, 2009
 
Barry wrote:
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And watch when the price to do this gets higher, who is going to do the complaining, the people that voted it in.
Of course. It will be interesting to see how the voters react when it goes over budget.
And How

Chico, CA

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#19
Apr 8, 2009
 
About time! Oroville needs this to bring some pride to their football teams. Maybe an LP and Oroville combined squad could score a couple of touchdowns on Paradise next year, but I doubt it! PHS wins the section title again next year. Remember Oroville, it is discipline that wins football games. That is one thing that will not be found in either school though, so perhaps using that money to expand the juvenile hall would benefit those kids more. Get them ready for their real future.

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#20
Apr 8, 2009
 
at least there-your bond money is going where it was intended...dont ask where ours went! jjon-chico
I Wonder

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Apr 8, 2009
 
Boo Radley wrote:
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Lets be honest, Oroville doesnt deserve anything nice. Despite this recession, Oroville will still remain a dump of a town.
And if we're lucky, the carpet baggers will all move back to the Bay, and us locals can purchase their foreclosed upon homes at great prices!

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