Randy Larsen

Randy Larsen


Randy Larsen, host of Ecotalk on KZFR radio, won the Chico Rotary Club 2001 Environmental Awareness Award in appreciation of his efforts to enhance public awareness and encourage public discussion of environmental issues affecting the world.

Real estate

Larry Featherston, a Chico-based broker, has earned high honors from Century 21 Select Real Estate, Inc., as one of the top commercial sales producers in its investment network. Featherston was presented with the award at a convention in Las Vegas.


Dustin Hess, a computer engineering major at Chico State University, won the annual micromouse maze contest sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering. Hess’ mighty micromouse made its way through a tabletop-size course in 23 seconds, a record for the competition. He received $450, and the IEEE trophy came to Chico State’s College of Engineering.


Patrica Moriarty, a teacher at Fairview High School, is one of the 12 California teachers granted an all-expenses-paid trip to Japan for an educational study through Toyota’s International Teacher Program. The study will explore Japan’s past and present as well as key global issues.

The American Lung Association of California, Superior Branch, received a grant of $2,000 from The Coalition for World No Tobacco Day to help reach out to Northern California residents for WNTD, observed annually on May 31. Grant monies will pay for promotion of ALA’s online cessation program and pay for billboards in Butte, Yuba and Sutter counties.

Feather River Tribal Health, Inc. received a three-year grant for the construction and startup of the Oroville Family Resource Center. The $500,000 grant was provided by the S.H. Cowell Foundation.


Remember May 12, when you put that sack of canned goods out for the food drive sponsored by the Butte and Glenn counties’ chapter of the National Association of Letter Carriers? Well, they ended up raising 21,000 pounds in Chico alone, which was distributed to local food banks.