Sarah Bohannon

Interim News Director

Sarah is one of the early birds of the NSPR team, hosting Morning Edition Monday through Wednesday. She grew up in the North State – in the small town of Biggs – before heading off to enjoy the beautiful beaches of Santa Cruz. After finishing her general education at Cabrillo College, Sarah attended Chico State. There she earned a degree in journalism and a minor in nutrition. During her time at the university, Sarah wrote for the college’s award-winning newspaper, the Orion. She also worked as both a news intern and the associate producer of the series “Reflections” at North State Public Radio. Sarah’s previous experience also includes two years working in multimedia at a local nonprofit, where she created educational materials about farming and nutrition. Along with being the station's interim news director, Sarah is the producer of the programs Cultivating Place, Up the Road and Common Ground for Common Good

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The Tahoe Conference Room in Oroville was swarming Tuesday as Butte County employees stood in lines to get on scales and to have their blood pressure checked. The reason? 

The measurements were all about gathering personal health baseline numbers for a countywide walking challenge that starts in about two weeks.  

Redding police discovered a “honey oil” drug lab on Saturday after responding to a call about a possible fire and explosion. 


According to a press release from the Redding Police Department, officers responded to the call around 8 in the evening at the 1000 block of East Street. Upon arrival the fire was already out, but they discovered the honey oil lab, which was being used to create a form of concentrated cannabis. 



It’s estimated that one in 25 hospital patients will contract an infection they didn’t walk in with during their hospital care. But according to a new report from the California Department of Public Health, those types of infections are becoming less common in state hospitals. 

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While most Bostonians battled the cold last week, a group of Northeastern University students headed to Chico to enjoy the warm sunny weather and to help harness it too.

Thursday, March 12: The Ortizs’ roof is covered with half a dozen students from Northeastern University who are busily drilling flat square pieces of metal to many of the roofs’ shingles.    

A Chico area transient has been arrested after being linked to at least 15 Chico burglaries of schools, churches and businesses. 

According to a press release from the Chico Police Department, 28-year-old Kyle Jacob Hubbard was arrested around 3 in the afternoon Monday near East Avenue and Coleman Court. 

DC Central Kitchen

It’s National Nutrition Month, meaning it couldn’t be a better time to hear that the 2012 USDA school lunch nutrition standards are working. A new study published by Yale University, the University of Connecticut and the University of California, Berkeley has shown healthful results.

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Quantity, pricing, invoicing, payments, delivery – all are things that can get in the way of getting fresh produce from local farmers to local retailers. But thanks to a new marketplace that’s recently opened in the North State, the logistics of purchasing wholesale local food can now be handled with just a few clicks of the computer. 

A 22-year-old Chico State student was shot and killed early Saturday morning after a fight broke out at a party in Chico.