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A controversial effort aimed at removing four hydroelectric dams along the Klamath River moved closer to reality last week as an 18 million dollar contract was awarded to Keiwit Infrastructure West, for studies and preliminary work. 

“Any fisherman in the country should be very happy that these dams are coming out” said Matt Cox.

Julia Maldonado

Neal Dow was a famed Prohibitionist and the Mayor of Portland, Maine in 1851. Chico has both an elementary school and street named after him. Chico resident Marcia Tarabini submitted a question to NSPR asking what the connection was between this historical figure and the city, and why these places adorn his name.

Marcia, first, you’re not the only one who has had this question.

After Paradise: Week 24

Apr 25, 2019

 


Tonight on "After Paradise" it's been 24 weeks since the Camp Fire started. We get an update from four government officials working in Camp Fire recovery, we hear from Chico News & Review Managing Editor Meredith Cooper about a group looking to better manage future wildfire in Concow and about why some who perished from fire related causes aren’t being counted in the death tool, and we also hear from students at three universities who’ve been envisioning the rebuild of the Ridge and have blueprints and ideas to share with the community.  

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CHICO, CA – North State Public Radio’s news team has won a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for Best Continuing Coverage for After Paradise, a weekly show giving recovery information to Camp Fire survivors and community members. The Murrow Awards are among the most respected in broadcast news.

The show is produced weekly by News Director Sarah Bohannon and Reporter Marc Albert. It was honored in the Small Market Radio category. Veteran journalist Tess Vigeland, who volunteered at NSPR during the early days of the Camp Fire, created the show and anchored it for its first three weeks as it aired daily.

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Electric skateboards are the newest way of transportation. They look like a normal skateboard and come with a little remote that can control your speed and brakes. 

 

Wesley Kronmiller of Chico submitted a question to NSPR asking whether or not electric skateboards are illegal to ride in Chico. To find out more for Wesley, I headed over to the Chico Police Department. There I spoke with traffic officer Travis Johnsen who gave me my answer.  

 

“Motorized skateboards, electric or gasoline powered are completely illegal,” Johnsen said.  

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Fire, flooding and ICE ---that’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement---figure large in this morning’s Butte Board of Supervisors meeting.

 

Overshadowing just about everything else, the Camp Fire’s wake continues consuming much of the business of local government.

 

Marc Albert

Future visions of the town of Paradise were unveiled before the public yesterday and locals had a chance to rank, comment and critique reconstruction concepts advanced by residents.

 

After Paradise: Week 23

Apr 18, 2019

Tonight on “After Paradise” it’s been 23 weeks since the Camp Fire started. In this episode, we hear the latest on PG&E, debris removal and the redesign of Paradise. We also hear from residents rebuilding in Coffey Park — a community in Santa Rosa that was destroyed in the Tubbs Fire a year-and-a-half ago. We also take a look at homelessness after the Camp Fire, and hear a story about the Helltown Hotshots – four men who stayed behind to help save their community.

 

Helltown Hotshots

Apr 18, 2019
Matt Fidler

The Camp Fire destroyed nearly everything in its path, but in the community of Helltown a few of the community’s icons were spared. That’s thanks to four friends who stayed behind and battled the fire. We now turn to independent producer Matt Fidler who learned the details of why the Centerville Museum and old school house are still standing.

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We’ve been following the fire’s effects on homelessness, and spring is usually an important time for those providing shelter services. For many counties across California, spring means the numbers from the 2019 homeless Point-in-Time count are starting to roll in. But not in Butte County, which had to delay its count due to the deadly Camp Fire. KQED’s Michelle Wiley reports.

 

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