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Butte College hosts ‘Big Time’ | Valley’s Edge council vote | Premiere at the Pageant Theatre

The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Thursday, April 6.

Butte College hosts ‘Big Time’ event to celebrate Native American students

Butte College hosted its inaugural “Big Time” social gathering last week. It celebrated Native American culture and hosted Native vendors and performers from across the North State. Dance groups from the Maidu, Pomo, Miwok and other tribes performed. There were also dozens of booths selling jewelry, shirts, whistles and other hand-made goods.

— Alec Stutson, NSPR

Chico City Council stalls on deciding the future of Valley’s Edge development

The Chico City Council Tuesday discussed how to proceed with a referendum opposing the plan for a proposed development called Valley’s Edge. The council Tuesday voted to direct staff to try to modify the plan for Valley’s Edge to qualify it as a new project. It also directed staff to determine the cost of scheduling a special election versus including the referendum in the March 2024 general election.

— Ken Devol, NSPR

New documentary on wildfire mitigation to premiere at Chico’s Pageant Theatre

A new documentary called “ELEMENTAL: Reimagine Wildfire” is premiering at Chico’s Pageant Theatre tonight. The documentary made its rounds at film festivals last year to a warm reception. Filmmakers said they wanted their first public screening to be in Chico, as much of the film focuses on the Camp Fire.

— Jamie Jiang, NSPR

Officials warn consumers to double-check prices before purchasing goods

Weights and measures inspectors in Marin County said 4.5% of all retail items randomly price-checked by inspectors in 2022 rang up at a higher price than posted. They say consumers should pay attention to posted prices and always retain and check their receipts to ensure the correct price was paid for merchandise and services.

— CapRadio Staff

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Ken came to NSPR through the back door as a volunteer, doing all the things that volunteers do. Almost nothing – nothing -- in his previous work experience suggests that he would ever be on public radio.
Angel Huracha has been a part of the journalism field since 2006 and has covered a range of topics. He is a graduate of Chico State with a Bachelor's degree in news-editorial and public relations with a minor in English.
Jamie was NSPR’s wildfire reporter and Report For America corps member. She covered all things fire, but her main focus was wildfire recovery in the North State. Before NSPR, Jamie was at UCLA, where she dabbled in college radio and briefly worked as a podcast editor at the Daily Bruin.
Alec Stutson grew up in Colorado and graduated from the University of Missouri with degrees in Radio Journalism, 20th/21st Century Literature, and a minor in Film Studies. He is a huge podcast junkie, as well as a movie nerd and musician.
Adia White is a broadcast journalist and producer with nearly 10 years of experience. Her work has appeared on WNYC, This American Life, Capital Public Radio and other local and national programs. She started at North State Public Radio as a freelance reporter in 2017 before leaving for a stint at Northern California Public Media in Santa Rosa.