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News - ChicoER.com

  • $400 million approved for widening Highway 70 between Oroville and Marysville

    More than $400 million in funding has been approved to widen the dangerous stretch of Highway 70 between Oroville and Marysville, according to Butte County Association of Governments Executive Director Jon Clark.The California Transportation Commission approved the spending Wednesday during its meeting in Orange County, Clark said.

  • Butte County's most wanted

    Helen Lavaun The Butte County Sheriff's Office is seeking Helen Lavaun for a felony warrant charging her with parental abduction and kidnapping.Lavaun, 32, is 5-foot-8, 175 pounds, with brown hair and green eyes. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriff's Office at 538-7449.

  • Looking Up: Stephen Hawking was a betting man

    With the death of perhaps one of the greatest and most famous astronomic minds of our time last week, I wanted to share some of my favorite stories about Stephen Hawking, ones that have nothing to do with his myriad of important scientific accomplishments.Those have already been played out in numerous obituaries on every website, and I doubt I have the space here to do justice to those countless contributions.

  • Editorial: County's marijuana growing enforcement working well

    At least week's meeting of the Board of Supervisors there were another couple of examples that Butte County's way of dealing with oversized marijuana grows is working quite well.The supervisors were asked to place liens on a couple of properties that had been found to be public nuisances for violations of the zoning code.