Issue: May 21, 2015
Good morning, readers!
Did you know ... that 100 years ago, Lassen Peak exploded in spectacular
fashion, giving Chicoans quite a show but devastating areas closer by.
For this week's feature story, staff writer Ken Smith looks into our
past while also talking with local experts who attempt to look into our
In other news: A city committee discusses the future use of Bidwell
Ranch, a huge parcel originally intended to serve as a mitigation bank;
the supes talk big development south of Oroville; Chico City Council
looks to take Orland's lead when it comes to supporting the arts; and we
take a deeper look at the potential impact of shipping crude oil through
Feather River Canyon could have.
Meredith J. Cooper, associate editor