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5 hrs ago | Chico Enterprise-Record

Butte supervisors to consider backing 'State of Jefferson'

Oroville >> California is on the verge of collapse, legislators and citizens of Southern California aren't interested in the needs and problems of the north end of the state, and north staters would be better under the flag of the "State of Jefferson."

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Related Topix: California, Oroville, CA, Fort-Jones, CA, Siskiyou County, CA

10 hrs ago | Chico Enterprise-Record

Editorial: Time for voters to do election homework

The June primary election in years without a presidential race on the ticket often suffers from low turnout.

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Related Topix: Chico, CA, Opinion

19 hrs ago | KRCR

Oroville business group woos Sriracha hot sauce

An Oroville group is hoping to turn a controversy into a business opportunity. The Oroville Economic Alliance is reaching out to Sriracha hot sauce, hoping the company will bring their factory to Butte County.

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Yesterday | Mercury-Register

General manager of Oroville water agency gets 4.98 percent raise

Oroville >> After an hour-long discussion over the general manager's contract, which includes a 4.98 percent raise, the South Feather Water and Power Agency board of directors approved the new terms, effective Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Oroville, CA

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Chico Enterprise-Record

Supes vote to put referendum on pot regulations on November ballot

OROVILLE >> Butte County supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to put on the November ballot the dispute over the most recent iteration of the county's restrictions of cultivation medical marijuana.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Chico, CA, Oroville, CA

Chico Enterprise-Record

Talking trash: Students at Chico State share Earth Day info on recycling

In honor of Earth Day, students at Chico State University gave demonstrations on how to recycle and compost, including hosting "guess the bin" games.

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Related Topix: Cal State Chico, Colusa, CA

Mercury-Register

New residents to get keys to Habitat home in Chico

The public may attend Habitat for Humanity of Butte County's home dedication ceremony Saturday to witness the Hernandez family receiving the keys to their new home.

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Related Topix: Chico, CA, Education Etc., Cal State Chico

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Chico Enterprise-Record

Salmon barrier built, cave from Ishi's tribe found

Two large steam-powered threshers belch smoke while working a wheat field outside of Chico, circa 1890.

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Related Topix: Chico, CA, Oroville, CA, Painting, Arts, Vina, CA

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Mercury-Register

Mosquito district to make pitch for more funding

At the end of April Butte County and Hamilton City landowners are going to get a chance to add what amounts to a new tax to their property to fight mosquitoes.

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Related Topix: Hamilton City, CA

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Chico Enterprise-Record

Butte County marijuana grow site cleanup reveals hazards to wildlife

A species of salamander rarely found in the Concow area is picked up during a recent, multi-agency cleanup of a former illegal marijuana garden site.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Concow, CA, Home Gardening, Home, Headphones

Chico Enterprise-Record

Butte County's jobless down slightly in March

Retail jobs are up in Butte County compared to this time last year, with some new stores opening and others on the way, Like Sportsman's Wearhouse in the North Valley Plaza in Chico, which was getting a paint job Friday.

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

Chico Enterprise-Record

A nice Easter gestrre

American Baptist Women of First Baptist Church of Chico assembled 35 Easter baskets April 15 for foster children through Butte County Children's Services Division.

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Related Topix: Chico, CA

Chico Enterprise-Record

On the home stretch

Habitat for Humanity of Butte County hosted its annual Youth Build Day on April 12. This day allows children ages 8-17 on the construction site to help put in landscaping and building fences.

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Related Topix: Life, Charity , Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

Chico Enterprise-Record

Editorial: Chico wise to consider all firefighting options

The Chico City Council took what seems like a bold move Tuesday, telling its firefighters union that it may choose to ask Cal Fire to take over fire services for the city in three years.

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Related Topix: Chico, CA, Fire, Opinion

Chico Enterprise-Record

California Nut Festival Saturday, Sunday at Patrick Ranch

The repair of the fountain at the Patrick Ranch is one of the many improvements people can check out while at the Patrick Ranch this weekend for the California Nut Festival.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Home Gardening, Home

Chico Enterprise-Record

Candidates for judgeship address local lawyers

Incumbent Judge Sandra McLean and defense attorney Eric "Ric" Ortner separately addressed a small crowd of attorneys and others.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Chico, CA, Pacific Union College, Angwin, CA

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Mercury-Register

Agency provides new windows, appliances for disabled Oroville man

Don Williams and Shannon Bass trim a new window at Matthew Ormsby's Oroville home Thursday through a Community Action Agency of Butte County program.

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Related Topix: Oroville, CA, Country, Don Williams, Life, Holidays, Christmas

NewsReview.com

A taste of our own medicine

Clean out your cabinets April 26 is National Prescription Drug Take-back Day, and there will be collection sites set up throughout Butte County from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Remove pills from bottles and place in a plastic bag.

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Related Topix: Chico, CA, Environment, Science

Chico Enterprise-Record

What's happening today in the north valley

City Plaza: 6-9 p.m. Keep Chico Creative. Chico State SOTA Productions is taking over the City Plaza as a part of the famous Thursday Night Market.

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Related Topix: Chico, CA, Cal State Chico, Life, Hobbies, Crafts

Chico Enterprise-Record

CUSD board opposes disease-causing bugs, delays solar power vote

CHICO >> Effectively the Chico Unified School District board of trustees took the position they are opposed to disease-spreading insects, and they want to delay a decision on how to finance a new round of solar arrays.

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Related Topix: Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Chico, CA, Entomology, Science, Hamilton City, CA

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