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Major changes are ahead for a small Sutter County water utility and its arsenic-tainted water, due to pressure from the US Environmental Protection Agency. 


The roughly 350 customers of Sutter County Waterworks District, primarily serving the community of Robbins, will continue receiving free bottled drinking water as part of the deal, according to Amy Miller, Director of Enforcement and compliance for EPA Region 9.



Public safety and civil liberties will weigh heavily Tuesday when the Chico City Council considers declaring overnight curfews should electricity be cut due to fire risks.  


The proposed ordinance would establish a curfew from dusk to dawn in Chico when and if Pacific Gas & Electric Company severs electricity because of extreme fire danger. 


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A brazen daytime burglary Thursday ended in arrest and serious charges after a suspect allegedly kicked down an apartment’s front door and struck the victim with blasts from a Taser multiple times. 


Somehow the victim fled the apartment and managed to call police after being hit several times with a Taser. The incident occurred at three in the afternoon on the 1400 block of North Cherry Street in Chico. 

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More than 100 police officers, firefighters, and paramedics converged on Chico High School Thursday. Authorities were practicing for what’s become a too frequent occurrence in communities across the nation: a mass shooting at a school.  


With sirens wailing and periodic simulated explosions, the first officers arrived several minutes into the drill—a gunman opening fire at Chico High School.  

Cautiously, yet deliberately, they advanced across courtyards, approaching the supposed threat.  

Rebuilding is happening and gathering speed. A new, ultra-low interest loan program is announced by the US Department of Agriculture, along with direct cash grants for lower income individuals age 62 and older...and FEMA’s largest site, with roughly 400 trailers will soon welcome its first families. 


You can find a direct link to the USDA’s loan and grant program right here.





Don’t be alarmed. The heavy response by police, fire and ambulance crews converging on Chico High this morning and throughout the day is only a drill. 


Today’s training won’t be much different than one held across town at Chico’s other high school at the end of June. 

Silver Dollar Fairgrounds



As many as 1,800 people suffering from toothaches, cavities or more serious issues are expected to seek dental and medical services this weekend at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds in Chico, where a kind of large scale pop-up free clinic will treat patients free of charge.


Operated by California CareForce and made possible by grants, charitable contributions and free labor from dentists, dental hygienists and other medical professionals, the pop-up clinic appears in a different community around the state each month.

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It’s been just over a year since the Carr Fire ripped through Shasta County. Friday evening a ceremony was held at the Sundial Bridge in Redding to remember when the fire moved into the city. 

At 7:41p.m.—the exact time a fire tornado took the life of Redding Fire Inspector Jeremy Stoke—all of Shasta County Public Safety took a moment to remember him by airing a Siren Salute that echoed throughout the city. 

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Drivers can expect delays along State Route 44 between Shingletown and Viola starting today, as Caltrans begins repaving 10 miles of highway. 


Expect up to 15 minute delays due to one-way traffic controls. The new pavement, made from ‘rubberized asphalt’ is supposed to last longer and make for a quieter ride.


Debris removal continues apace, FEMA welcomes more families into temporary housing and Paradise officials say the pace of reconstruction is speeding up. It’s time for our weekly check in with federal state and local government representatives about recovery from the Camp Fire.