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Lately we’ve been exploring the notion of harvest, which the turnings of fall bring to mind. With any luck you’ve managed to follow the advice of garden writer Elizabeth Lawrence. “Even if something is left undone, everyone must take time to sit still and watch the leaves turn.” Amen, sister.

Because, by the time the leaves have turned and fallen to earth, the holidays are upon us. No time for lollygagging now.

New federally funded research shows water temperatures, egg size and oxygen levels are all critical for baby salmon.

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A 24-year-old Chico man was arrested about an hour and a half after a fatal hit-and-run accident early Wednesday morning.

According to witnesses, the man’s vehicle drove up onto the sidewalk, striking a 20-year-old woman who was walking with friends. The woman died at the scene despite efforts of paramedics. The collision occurred near the intersection of West Sacramento and Nord Avenues at 1:30 a.m. The vehicle, described as a silver Acura sedan, fled the scene.

NSPR News Brief: Dec. 7

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Storm expected to hit North State this week: Caltrans is urging motorists to keep chains handy today, tomorrow and Friday as a cold winter storm bears down on the North State. According to NSPR’s Marc Albert, areas impacted include Shasta County and the Sierra foothills. Before heading out on the road, Caltrans recommends checking weather conditions at their website or by phone: 225-3452.

Two years after the devastating Boles fire in Weed, the community is still rebuilding. The Weed Long-Term Recovery Group is behind much of the ongoing efforts to recover what was lost. 

An Oroville man is facing up to five years in state prison after being convicted Monday of killing his neighbor’s pets.

It took a jury about an hour to reach a verdict, finding 29-year-old Michael Danny Scott guilty of two counts of animal abuse with the use of a deadly weapon.

National Weather Service

Caltrans is urging motorists to keep chains handy Wednesday, Thursday and Friday as a cold winter storm bears down on Northern California. The National Weather Service predicts snow levels in Shasta County as low as 1,000 feet late Wednesday and overnight. In the Sierra foothills, snow is possible down to 2,500 feet.

NSPR News Brief: Dec. 6

Dec 6, 2016

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Members of the California Assembly take the oath of office on Monday, December 5, 2016.
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Members of the California Assembly take the oath of office on Monday, December 5, 2016.

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Normally routine votes over Senate and Assembly rules were anything but sleepy as the California Legislature convened its organizational session Monday.


Winter Shelter

Safe Space Winter Shelter, a low-barrier program of the Chico Housing Action Team, will run this winter from December 4, 2016, through February 25, 2017.

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