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A Peach-tastic Day at the Marysville Peach Festival

Andrew Vojta, Staff Writer July 21, 2024

This last weekend, the Marysville Peach Festival, started by the Sodaro family 24 years ago, has brought many families and businesses together in a peach-ious gem of all things peach and love. The triple-digit...

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Union Pacific steam engine 4140 rolling into Oroville.

Big Boy Locomotive Whistle Stop in Oroville

Crowds flock to see restored technology.
Andrew Vojta, Staff Writer July 13, 2024

A captivating sight occurred in Oroville on Thursday, as a blast from the past rolled into town. The Union Pacific Big Boy No. 4014 steam locomotive is the world's largest operating locomotive. On July...

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Guests gathered for the Khutbah (June 18th 2024)

Threads of Unity: Chico Islamic Center’s Eid Al Adha Gathering

Discover how the Chico Islamic Center's Eid Al-Adha celebration showcased the town's cultural diversity, uniting neighbors in shared values of hospitality, inclusivity, and mutual respect.
Shaheera Abbasi, Staff Writer July 7, 2024

Three weeks ago on June 18, an Eid Al Adha event hosted by the Chico Islamic Center brought together local Butte County community members from various faith backgrounds, including Jewish, Quaker, and Christian...

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North Valley Soccer Fields. July 2,2024 Orland, California.

Local Sunday League Organizers Meet To Confront Ongoing Violence

A Sunday League soccer match between Farmers and Brazucas ended in chaos with a post-game brawl that saw blood spilled and police involvement. As violence continues to plague the league, organizers met to find solutions to preserve the season and avoid a possible ban from the fields, which would result in the league's demise.
Nathan Azevedo Espindula, Editor and Chief July 3, 2024

On Sunday, June 30, 2024, at 10 AM, Farmers took on Brazucas in a soccer game valid for the seventh round of the local Sunday league.  The game played in Orland at the North Valley High School field,...

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Orovilles Iconic O once shrouded in golden grass now stands amid the burnt landscape.

Thompson Fire Ignites In Oroville

Nathan Azevedo Espindula, Editor and Chief July 2, 2024

Today, July 2, 2024, Butte County’s latest fire broke out at approximately 11:45 AM.  The fire, which is being referred to as the Thompson Fire, began on Cherokee Road and Thompson Flat Road in Oroville...

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A 4th of July Paradise Helicopter Egg Drop

This family fun event is designed to build community and support the Paradise Little League.
Andrew Vojta, Staff Writer July 2, 2024

Freedom Egg Drop Event, Fourth of July fun for the kids, will be held at Egleston Field, 820 Buschmann Rd, Paradise, from 10:00 am to 12 pm on Thursday, July 4. The helicopter drop will happen at 10:15...

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Kinesiology Wall Mural

Butte College Appoints Randy Maday as Interim Athletics Director

Nathan Azevedo Espindula, Editor and Chief July 1, 2024

Today, July 1, 2024, Butte College effectuated Randy Maday as the interim Director of Kinesiology and Athletics.   The role, which was left vacant by Melody Stockwell in April of this year,...

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Fire fighting Aircraft on The Bar Fire.

The Bar Fire Breaks Out In Butte County

Eston Conley June 27, 2024

On June 27, 2024, just days after the Destructive Apache Fire in Palermo, another fire sparked to life in Butte County. The fire, referred to as the ''Bar Fire,'' started at 4:03 pm and was burned the...

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Crowd Shot from the Thursday Night Market.

Chico Gems : The Thursday Night Market

Join The Roadrunner as we explore the gems of our beautiful city—starting with the lively and vibrant Thursday Night Market.
Nathan Azevedo Espindula, Editor and Chief June 27, 2024

Chico, California, is a special little place.  This unique city is located in the northern Sacramento Valley, approximately 90 miles north of our great state’s capital. Chico is home to a vibrant...

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Cal Fire black hawk gathering water from a creek or pool (Dark)

Apache Fire Erupts in Palermo, Butte County

Nathan Azevedo Espindula, Editor and Chief June 24, 2024

On June 24, 2024, Butte County became the scene of California’s latest wildfire. The fire, which is being referred to as the Apache Fire, broke out on Apache Road in Palermo at approximately 7:21...

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Attendees of the full moon paddle Event listening to instructions as they get ready to head out.

Full Moon Paddle

June's Strawberry Moon paddle is one of five family-fun events organized by the Aquatic Center at Oroville's Forebay.
Andrew Vojta, Staff Writer June 24, 2024

Friday, June 21st, 2024, at the Forebay Aquatic Center in Oroville, 27 people brought their stand-up paddle boards, kayaks, single and tandem for a three-hour paddle session during the strawberry full...

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sign outside the 13th olive festival oroville ca

13th Annual Olive Festival

A look inside the 13th Olive Festival in downtown Oroville, CA.
Andrew Vojta, Staff Writer June 18, 2024

Downtown Oroville's 13th annual Olive Festival took place in the old Courthouse Park, across the street from the Ehmann House, popularly known as “the house that olives built.” The free-admission...

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