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Oroville elementary students stay at schools of choice

Oroville >> Oroville City Elementary School District students are staying put at their schools this year. That is a welcome change for the district, which, in years past, transferred dozens of students after the first week of school to alleviate overcrowded schools. Last year the district transferre

OROVILLE MERCURY-REGISTER - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

Salmon fishing red hot on Feather River near Oroville

Salmon fishing on the Feather River has been very good this month in and around the Outlet Hole near Oroville. Limit-style fishing is happening now for most anglers drifting roe/puffball combos or back-trolling sardine-wrapped kwikfish style plugs. More salmon have been coming in over 20 pounds this

RECORD SEARCHLIGHT - 2017-09-21 00:59:38

DWR gives updates on the Oroville Dam Spillway construction

OROVILLE, Calif. - The Department of Water Resources (DWR) gave updates on the spillway construction in Oroville on Wednesday. They said their goal of getting the main spillway to take in 100,000 cubic feet per second of water by November 1 is still in place. The DWR said that the Independent Board

KRCRTV.COM - 2017-09-21 04:45:49

Groups warned of Oroville Emergency Spillway failure years ago

OROVILLE, Calif. - In 2005 Friends of the River, The Sierra Club and The South Yuba Citizens League warned the Federal Emergency Regulatory Commission of the potential hazards the Oroville Dam Spillway posed if it were to be used. Friends of the River Senior policy staff member, Ron Stork, said tha

KRCRTV.COM - 2017-09-21 04:43:58

Oroville Dam spillway construction on track to end by November

The Department of Water Resources said it's on track to a have a fully functional primary spillway by its self-imposed Nov. 1 - just before the rainy season begins. The rebuilt spillway will be capable of handling water releases of 100,000 cubic feet per second. Additionally, crews working on the

KCRA.COM - 2017-09-21 01:56:00

Low water levels on Lake Oroville force houseboats out

OROVILLE, Calif. - As the Department of Water Resources continues to drop water levels in Oroville to avoid another overfill, the repercussions of having too little water in the lake are starting to show. Tuesday, dozens of houseboats that no longer have room in Lime Saddle and Bidwell Canyon marina

KRCRTV.COM - 2017-09-20 07:00:43

Get face-to-face with big fish at the Salmon Festival in Oroville

Oroville >> They have traveled hundreds of miles to get here in time for the festival - the chinook salmon, that is. (Human visitors, too.) Workers at the Feather River Fish Hatchery, the largest fish hatchery in the state, are ready for them both. The underwater tank has been cleaned and freshly

CHICO ENTERPRISE-RECORD - 2017-09-20 07:00:00

Oroville's Salmon Festival: 8 things to know before you go this year

When: 6 p.m., no-host beer and wine bar; 7 p.m., grilled salmon or tri-tip beef dinner; 8 p.m., live band, The Crawlers, dancing and a raffle Pricing: $25 for adults, $12 for children under 12 Tickets: At the Chamber of Commerce, online at salmonfestoroville.org or by calling (530) 538-2542 Oroville

CHICO ENTERPRISE-RECORD - 2017-09-20 07:00:00

Oroville Dam highlights California water infrastructure 'falling apart'

Organizations that warned the state about the dangers at Oroville Dam more than a decade ago, released a report urging investment in California's aging water infrastructure. The report includes dozens of recommendations from the nonprofits Friends of the River, South Yuba River Citizens League, Ame

KCRA.COM - 2017-09-20 02:34:00

Legislators on session: More harm than good was done

After living through the February flood scare - due to failures with the Lake Oroville spillways - local legislators made updating the state's dam inspection guidelines and improving the flood control system their top priorities. But things didn't work out perfectly for this year. An online service

APPEAL-DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-22 00:53:00

Flu shot season has started

oroville >> Oroville Hospital will be giving free flu shots Saturday during its Health Fair at the Salmon Festival. The season of shots started Thursday in Chico with a drive-through clinic hosted by Enloe Medical Center. Oroville's event is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., up on the levee on Arlin Rhine Memoria

OROVILLE MERCURY-REGISTER - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

Steve Carson's Outdoors: New leadership for Butte County wildlife officers

The retirement last year of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife's Lt. Sam Castillo left a vacancy in the position that handles that agency's activities in Butte County. As of Sept. 1, the position was officially filled by Lt. Barry Ceccon, who previously headed up the Warden's Academy at

OROVILLE MERCURY-REGISTER - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

What's happening Friday in the north valley

Alive With the Dead: 6:30 p.m. Doors. 7:30 p.m. KZFR's Greatful Dead tribute with video presentations by Susana Millman, photographer/author, and Dennis McNally, author, followed by live music from "Wake of the Dead" for dancing. Tickets $10, Chico Paper Co. and KZFR downtown Chico office, kzfr.org.

CHICO ENTERPRISE-RECORD - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

Cal OES: One of busiest years for disaster response

Sac Fire returns from Harvey, on standby for Hurricane Maria Updated: 8:39 PM PDT Sep 20, 2017 Sac Fire returns from Harvey, on standby for Hurricane Maria California emergency responders are riding a momentum to help those laying in the darkest paths of Mother Nature. "This has been one of the bu

KCRA.COM - 2017-09-21 03:39:00

Main spillway reconstruction this season on track, DWR says in media call update

Work continues last week on the Oroville Dam spillway. Bill Husa - Enterprise-Record Oroville >> State Department of Water Resources officials said Wednesday reconstruction of the spillway is on track to reach the Nov. 1 deadline for a 100,000 cubic-feet per second flow capacity. "Nov. 1 is a major

CHICO ENTERPRISE-RECORD - 2017-09-20 07:00:00

Man accused of starting Ponderosa Fire pleads not guilty

Oroville >> The man accused of starting the Ponderosa Fire, which sparked last month and destroyed dozens of homes of outbuildings near Lake Oroville, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges related to the blaze, prosecutors said. John Ballenger, 29, of Oroville is charged in Butte County Superior C

CHICO ENTERPRISE-RECORD - 2017-09-20 07:00:00

Local entertainment calendar for Sept. 21-28.

Art/Performances Theatre on the Ridge: 7:30 p.m. "Radioland's Fall Fantasia," third in the series. Pays homage to the "Fallidays," changes of color, nip in the air, All Hallows' Eve, Thanksgiving and more, plus serials like "The Scarlet Ranger!," "Beat the Stars" and others. Tickets $16 general, $20

CHICO ENTERPRISE-RECORD - 2017-09-20 07:00:00

Mooney Farms' recipes for salmon pasta and grilled salmon with jalapeno glaze

Oroville >> Squeeze some lemon and sprinkle some herbs, then throw it on the grill or put it in the oven - what more can you do with salmon? Chico's Mooney Farms has some ideas. Check out recipes for Mediterranean salmon pasta and grilled salmon with mandarin jalapeno glaze below.Mediterranean Salmo

CHICO ENTERPRISE-RECORD - 2017-09-20 07:00:00

What's Happening: Sept. 21-27

Mendocino Open Paint Out: A Plein Air Festival on Thursday, Sept. 21, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 45200 Little Lake St., Mendocino. Free event. 937-5818. Willits Branch Library Presents: "Walk Like a Pirate, Talk Like a Pirate" on Thursday, Sept. 21, at 11 a.m. for pirate stories for the young at 390 E

UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

Meeting Thursday night in Feather Falls for Ponderosa Fire victims

A community meeting for residents affected by the Ponderosa Fire will be held 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the Feather Falls Grange, 1834 Lumpkin Road. The meeting is hosted by the Feather Falls Fire Safe Council. Residents whose homes were damaged or destroyed by the fire can meet with Butte County staf

CHICO ENTERPRISE-RECORD - 2017-09-20 07:00:00