Butte fire chief outlines challenges with fighting fires - Oroville Mercury Register

OROVILLE -- Pick a direction and point, and somewhere out there a wildfire is burning, and that's keeping George Morris tense.

I participated in this program and it was a life changer. Las Plumas students see reality of drunk-driving through Every 15 Minutes program - Oroville Mercury Register

OROVILLE — Sirens, mangled cars and students appearing hurt and dazed filled a street in front of Las Plumas High School Thursday afternoon in a dramatization about the dangers of driving drunk.

Reggae artist Matisyahu brings musical journey to Senator Theatre - Oroville Mercury Register

Reggae artist Matisyahu brings musical journey to Senator Theatre - Oroville Mercury Register

Oroville Mercury-Register May 9, 1962 Court Row About Rock Piles May Delay Dam Construction Construction of Oroville Dam may have to wait until Butte County Superior Court decides whether the rocks piled in mounds south of Oroville are part of

Oroville Mercury-Register May 1962 Court Row About Rock Piles May Delay Dam Construction Construction of Oroville Dam may have to wait until Butte County Superior Court decides whether the rocks piled in mounds south of Oroville are part of

The Oroville City Council considers exiting from the settlement agreement at a special meeting on Tuesday. The former mayor signed the contract with over 50 other entities in 2006, promised over $61 million for recreational projects in the city. Still waiting to receive a license for the dam today, the city has not seen much of that money over the years, getting $100,000 annually in the interim. (Risa Johnson — Mercury-Register)

Pursuing exiting the settlement agreement with the state Department of Water Resources was on the table Tuesday night at a special meeting of the Oroville City Council, but the decision was set asi…

Can MOOCs be harnessed to help higher ed? - Oroville Mercury Register

Didi @ Relief Society: LDS Church responds to inquiries about Harry Reid comment

Marvin Gail Owens watches a video put together by family members of Deborah Owens during his sentencing Thursday in Butte County Superior Court in Oroville. He was sentenced to four years for voluntary manslaughter. (Bill Husa — Mercury-Register)

Marvin Gail Owens watches a video put together by family members of Deborah Owens during his sentencing Thursday in Butte County Superior Court in Oroville. He was sentenced to four years for voluntary manslaughter.

Carol Anderson talks to Oroville City Administrator Randy Murphy in this February file photo outside a fence set up for PG&E crews to begin cutting down a stand of aged trees in front of the Oroville Cemetery. Murphy was fired by the City Council Tuesday night. (Barbara Arrigoni — Mercury-Register file photo)

Carol Anderson talks to Oroville City Administrator Randy Murphy in this February file photo outside a fence set up for PG&E crews to begin cutting down a stand of aged trees in front of the Oroville Cemetery. Murphy was fired by the City Council Tuesday night. (Barbara Arrigoni — Mercury-Register file photo)

The 5-0 vote came Tuesday, according to the Oroville Mercury Register. The movement first surfaced 150 years ago and has been revived many times. The most recent push surfaced last summer and has gained steam across a large swath of rural Northern...

UPDATED: Modoc County joins Siskiyou in state of Jefferson bid for secession. Another county which is tired of the SoCal dominated govt. of the Peoples Liberal Socialist State of California.

Flowers bloom this week along the banks of the Feather River above the Fish Barrier Dam in Oroville. Water districts relying on water from the river were notified Wednesday their supply would be cut by 50 percent. (Bill Husa — Mercury-Register)

Flowers bloom this week along the banks of the Feather River above the Fish Barrier Dam in Oroville. Water districts relying on water from the river were notified Wednesday their supply would be cut by 50 percent.

Feather River Fish Hatchery manager Penny Crawshaw stands by a broken fish viewing window near the rock that was used to break it Monday in Oroville. The fish ladder will be closed on April 1 to repair the window. Until repairs are made, the fish viewing area will remain closed to the public due to the vandalism. (Bill Husa — Mercury-Register)

Oroville >> The Feather River Fish Hatchery’s fish ladder viewing area was closed Monday after someone used a large rock to break an outer window.The incident took place sometime Sunday afternoon, according to Penny Crawshaw, fish

Dry rain year in north state nowhere near a record - Chico Enterprise Record 7-1-2014 - - A view from above Lake Oroville Monday gives a different perspective on the water level during this time of drought. As the water year ended Monday the Department of Water Resources reported the lake was 43 percent full, which is 53 percent of what is normal for this time of year. (Emily Bertolino — Mercury-Register)

OROVILLE >> It comes as no shock that the rainfall year, which ended Monday, was seriously dry, but records show it was nowhere near a record.

The Orange Tree Senior Apartments, which opened last year, were made possible by a brownfields grant in 2011. The cities of Oroville and Chico are looking for applicants in a new round of brownfield grants, used to clean contaminated sites. (Emily Bertolino — Mercury-Register)

Oroville, Chico looking for recipients for environmental contamination grants

Guy Gannett stands next to an extremely large beaded panel of his rendition of Bigfoot he is creating for the Salmon Festival. He's been consumed with this project, his aunt thinks he's "nuts" and sometimes he bores people because that's all he wants to talk about. Guy watched  his grandmother loom beads as a child then learned himself.  Oroville, California September 9, 2014. (Emily Bertolino - Mercury Register)

Guy Gannett stands next to an extremely large beaded panel of his rendition of Bigfoot he is creating for the Salmon Festival. He's been consumed with this project, his aunt thinks he's "nuts" and sometimes he bores people because that's all he wants to talk about. Guy watched his grandmother loom beads as a child then learned himself. Oroville, California September 9, 2014. (Emily Bertolino - Mercury Register)

Dan Reidel — Mercury-Register  Public art: The sculpture “Salmon at the Diversion Pool” by Walton Walker stands atop the levee earlier this month, looking onto downtown Oroville. Readers can submit photos for consideration to “Hot Shot” at photo@chicoer.com or tag their photos with #thisischico on Instagram.

Dan Reidel — Mercury-Register Public art: The sculpture “Salmon at the Diversion Pool” by Walton Walker stands atop the levee earlier this month, looking onto downtown Oroville. Readers can submit photos for consideration to “Hot Shot” at photo@chicoer.com or tag their photos with #thisischico on Instagram.

Oroville police land protection vests for police dogs via Boston nonprofit - Oroville Mercury Register

OROVILLE — When Oroville Police Department's two police dogs, Z-Bo and Bosco, go out on calls in the future, they'll likely be outfitted in something human officers already wear in dangerous situations: bullet- and stab-proof vests.

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