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Despite their long histories, their importance to their communities, and their vital role supporting American democracy, the county’s small-town libraries are still fighting to survive.
By Robert Speer
This article was published on 03.26.09
Despite the Internet—or perhaps because of it—library use has been going up in Butte County.
Larry Chrisman is trying to put a stop to illegal off-roading, but it’s hard to go up against a multibillion-dollar industry and a culture of thrill seeking.
Chico OB/GYN Leslie Ballard counters backlash from the Enloe midwifery controversy.
By Christine G.K. LaPado-Breglia
Staring at a huge budget gap, a torn and divided Butte County Board of Supervisors makes a cut to public safety.
Mike Wiltermood, who filled in for Debi Yancer after her accident, would like to stay the course now that she’s resigned. In a Q&A, he explains why, and what he forecasts for Chico’s hospital.
By Evan Tuchinsky
Leaving cash-strapped Butte County for more flush Santa Clara, Derek Wolfgram creates a vacancy.
The numbers are in, along with demographics.
Butte Humane Society’s Fair Street facility inches closer to Zootoo.com’s million-dollar prize.
On April Fools’ Day, it could be chicken not-pie.
Young people find direction through California Conservation Corps, a state environmental program.
By Katie Booth
Nature Conservancy spends $14 million to restore historic coho habitat.
Conservationists hope protections for two species are just the beginning under new administration.
A new report shows the nation’s bird populations are in a precipitous decline.
U.S. Green Building Council’s new initiative focuses on greening schools.
By Lori Brown
Aiding the Earth is just one positive aspect of paying bills electronically.
The Chico City Council has committed to writing an inclusionary-zoning ordinance, but it won’t be easy—and it may not be needed.
News that the Ching family from Durham died in a plane crash Sunday darkened an otherwise beautiful day.
Show your opposition to atrocities in China with your voice and your purchasing power.
By Caspin Lange
Our always-sharp readers let us know what they think.
Local runner Sean Murphy qualifies for the Boston Marathon, raises money for Lance Armstrong Foundation.
By Meredith J. Cooper
A convict’s story offers some food for thought.
By Anthony Peyton Porter
How best to stimulate the country—direct investment or trickle-down economics? I’ll go with Obama over Reagan …
Paho Mann’s pictures of junk drawers show how similar people are.
Chico literature, two Chico film series, Avenue 9 Gallery’s Turner Prize and weekly DEVOtions.
By Jason Cassidy
Six fine tracks eclipse the four eh.
Classic gets re-mastered and re-pressed on vinyl.
By Mark Lore
Dent May, bringing back the culture of the uke.
By Robin Bacior
LA’s the Mae Shi combine their punk roots into experimental, often danceable, and always fun mash-ups.
The second week of showcases features performances by several of these talented nominees.
Sierra Nevada’s Bigfoot barleywine through the ages.
By Alastair Bland
From the actors to the flashy camera work, it’s hard to look away from Duplicity, which also delivers on the spy-thriller front.
A quick and easy nugget of film goodness or badness.
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