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valley Contractors Exchange helps rebuild in Paradise

September 21st, 2023 08:00am
Valley Contractors Workforce Foundation Executive Director Amy Rohrer talks about what the Hands on Tools Mobile Construction Training (MCT) has been going and promotes How Volunteers and Trainees are working together to Rebuild a Home in Paradise for a Camp Fire Survivor. for more info its

Business Confidence Survey w/ Golden valley Bank CEO

September 20th, 2023 07:45am
Golden Valley Bank's CEO-President Mark Francis looks at the latest Business Owner Confidence Survey released breaking down how Butte County Business is feeling about the Economy . From Labor to Sales and How they view the present and future economic conditions.

Paradise offers ADU & Landscape Plans

September 14th, 2023 08:00am
Town of Paradise Community Development Director Susan Hartman gives up on teh rebuild eforts and about how residents can now get plans on what is called an ADU (Accessible Dwelling Unit) that can be built with a Residence on a Lot to provide another Dwelling. also how the Town offers Different landscape plans for Those rebuilding homes on the Ridge .

Glenn Co Supervisor Monica Rossman

September 6th, 2023 08:00am
Ms Rossman talks about all issues from water to elections to business. Rossman also is a strong supporter to help Seniors and First responders.

Congressman Doug LaMalfa

August 30th, 2023 07:00am
The Congressman joins Scott & Mike to talk about the Tax Bill working thru Congress to give relief to those who receive Settlement Payments from PG&E on the Camp Fire and others in Northern California. LaMalfa talks about Wildfire Prevention measures and what North State residents feel are the Biggest Issues, from Water storage to Agriculture.

Chico State Expert on Trumps Legal Issues

August 24th, 2023 08:00am
Chico State's Maitreya Badami breaks down the latest charges brought against Former President Trump in the alleged interference of the 2020 election trying to overturn the results. Could he face prison time? strong is the case? How can the Georgia DA use the Federal RICO statutes against Trump and the other 18 defendants?

Chico Homeless Camp Clear out Update

August 17th, 2023 08:00am
Chico Public Works Director Erik Gustafson gives update on the clear out of the remaining Homeless encampment and what the next step are in the ongoing homeless situation He also update on the Current Major Road work happening around the city.

New Chico State President Steve Perez

August 16th, 2023 08:00am
As the School year is getting ready to Start.. Chico State President Steve Perez lays out his goals and plans for the future of Chico State From Enrollment, to Budget Shortfalls to Athletics.. Perez tells us his priorities as he takes over The President's Chair.

New Paradise Town Manager

August 10th, 2023 08:00am
Jim Goodwin is the New Paradise Town manager...he talks about what he sees as he takes the reins for recovery and rebuild efforts for the town.

Paradise preps for another Siren Alert Test + Tree Removal

August 3rd, 2023 08:00am
Town of Paradise's Brian Solecki joins the morning News to talk about another Siren Alert test set for Sat at noon plus how property owners are getting financial help thru a Grant From Cal Fire to remove hazardous trees from their Properties and updates on other projects on the Ridge

Rushing vs Chico PD

July 26th, 2023 08:00am
Scott Rushing, Father of Tyler Rushing talks about the recent Ruling by a Federal Judge that his case against the City of Chico and Chico PD can move forward in a Civil Trial regarding teh use of Excessive force in the Death of his Son Tyler, Tyler was involved in an incident with Chico PD in July 2017 where he was shot and tased which resulted in his Death.

Habitat for Humanity Gets 1 Million Grant

July 24th, 2023 08:00am
Butte County's Habitat for Humanity continues building homes for Families in both Chico Paradise and other areas. They recently received a State Grant of 1 Million with help from Assemblyman James Gallagher. Jenny Fales tells us where the Money goes and also announces 2 more homes and families are ready for move in with a Ribbon Cutting in Paradise Saturday July 29th

Paradise Update with Marc Mattox

July 13th, 2023 08:00am
Mattox updates on the Tower Alert System and response after the first 2 tests....also the Tree removal program..Downtown Infrastructure Project and the Help still offered for those still waiting to rebuild on their lots.

Enloe Medical New Life Flight Copter Fund

July 6th, 2023 08:00am
Enloe Medicals Jolene Francis talks about the Fund Raiser to replace an older Life Flight Copter telling us the Enloe Life Flight program serves the entire North State. Francis also updates on the ongoing fund raising for the New Enloe Cancer Center scheduled for opening in 2026 to donate


June 23rd, 2023 08:00am
ChicoStart Executive Director Eva Shepherd- Nicoll joins the Morning News to talk about ChicoStart a group that helps provide resources to budding Entrepreneurs who recently received a 1 Million Grant as only 1 of 7 California group to receive this funding.

Assm. James Gallagher

June 22nd, 2023 08:00am
The State House Republican Leader talks about the Feud between Gavin Newsome and Ron DeSantis, Affordable Housing and Water the ongoing battle with Fentenyl and bills to hold dealers accountable

Calif Wont have Power to Meet EV Mandates

June 20th, 2023 08:00am
Wayne Winegarden (w/Kerry Jackson) Authored a Pacific Research Institutes Study on the Energy shortage the state faces to meet the Governor's EV mandates by 2035 and 2045...what State Lawmakers have failed to account for regarding infrastructure etc and what needs to be done to meet the Mandates if the State meet demand.

Paradise Early Alert System Test

June 14th, 2023 08:00am
Towns Colette Curtis /Director of recovery - Economic Development gives preview of the Test for the Early Alert System Sirens to happen on Thursday June 15th ...Following the Camp Fire residents wanted a better way to be alerted in case of another Emergency Event. The first test with the 5 Towers/Sirens will take place starting at 10a . for more information

Paradise Home Improvement Program

May 23rd, 2023 07:45am
Town Paradise Program Manager Brian Solecki promotes the new Resilient Ignition Resistance Program that allows Homeowners who have a home that survived the Camp Fire to retrofit their Homes with Improvements that meet todays Stronger Wildfire Resistance Codes...From roofing to Siding and other retrofits.

Habitat For Humanity Butte Co Women Build Event

May 19th, 2023 08:30am
Nicole Bateman promotes teh 40 Women Build Event happening Saturday May 20 in Paradise.... we talk about the 30 years celebration for Habitat and how you can help...

Amma Culture Exhibit Chico Children's Museum

May 17th, 2023 08:30am
Anecia Johnson..CEO of AMMA Culture in Chico talks about the current Exhibit at the Chico Children's Museum on African Diaspora History. She talks about the Non-Profit Organization she heads and all they do in the Chico Community.

Chico Councilman Sean Morgan

May 11th, 2023 07:30am
Morgan gives update on everything happening in Chico from the Police Dept , Crime, Homeless and Housing..

Paradise Chocolate Festval

May 9th, 2023 08:30am
Special Guest talks about the 18th Annual Event happening Sat May 13 in Paradise.. the group has been raising money for ridge Youth and Other Organizations. What they have in store for the Big Celebration...

May Mental Health Month

May 9th, 2023 08:00am
Brooke Leone, Director of Orchard Hospitals Senior Life Solutions Program talks about Mental Health, the contributing factors leading to poor mental health, the signs to look for, and what can be done if you know someone that may be living with Mental Health Issues.

Paradise Update with Mayor Greg Bolin

May 2nd, 2023 08:00am
Mayor Bolin gives update on the latest news regarding the Bill in Congress to Waive Federal Income tax on Camp Fire Settlement Payments. He also updates on the infrastructure work on the Ridge,, from road work to the New Alert system, and then gives us update on the Building issues still facing Contractors..

Chico Real Estate Update / New Mortgage Rules

April 27th, 2023 08:00am
Laura Willmon, Century 21 Select, has an update on the Chico Housing Market...Jim Heberle , Stanford Mortgage, explains the New Rules /Fees from the Biden Administration (Freddie Mas/Fannie Mae) that raises rates for those with Good Credit Scores while benefitting those with Poor Credit Scores..

Parents Rights v Student Privacy

April 21st, 2023 07:30am
Attorney Rob Berry joins the Morning News to talk about the case of a Chico Mother who was not told of her Daughters Transitioning by a local Chico School Counselor and where the case stands...what School Districts are doing to keep Parents in teh Dark and the battle over Parental Rights.

Paradise Update

April 19th, 2023 08:00am
Town Public works Director Marc Mattox gives us update on the Emergency Alert System, Paving Projects and other ongoing projects including the Sewer system.

Stress management Month

April 18th, 2023 08:00am
Brooke Leone , Program Director for Orchard Hospitals Senior Life Solutions joins the Morning News to talk April Stress Management Month and what their Program offers those who may be impacted by stress in their lives.

Assemblyman James Gallagher

April 18th, 2023 07:30am
the GOP leader talks about the Fentanyl Crisis impacting Families and kids and what the Governor is not doing about it...talks Newsome recent trip nationwide and AB1314 that protects Parents rights for teir Kids and School Districts. On the recent hearings on a Chico Mother and teenage daughter being transitioned by gender by a school counselor without her knowledge.

Trumps Legal Hurdles

April 4th, 2023 08:30am
Chico State Professor Matreya Badami talks about the Legal issues facing the Former President as he goes before a Judge in a New York Courtroom . He faces charges stemming from the 2016 election and Hush Money Payments made to Former Porn Star Stormy Daniels. She talks about the potential charges and what it could mean to his Future Campaign for the White House in 2024.

Should we worry if our Bank could Fail?

March 15th, 2023 08:00am
Chico State Dept of IT aand Finance Professor Saurev Dutta Joins The Morning Show to discuss the latest Failures of 2 banks and what that meanss for you and your bank..He Talks Regulation and what the real reason was behind these Bank Failures.

Golden Valley Banks Mark Francis

March 14th, 2023 08:00am
Golden Valley Banks CEO/President Mark Francis breaks down what happened with the Failure of both the Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Banks. Francis also assured listeners that their banks and money was safe.

Butte County Farm Bureau

March 10th, 2023 08:00am
Butte Co Farm Bureau President Coleen Cecil gives update on how much Water is Too Much Water...when it comes to our Local Ag Community and impact it has on certain looks ahead on teh ongoing battle in Sacramento over Water Storage

Paradise Early Warning System

March 9th, 2023 07:30am
Town Project manager Brian Solecki gives update on the Early Warning System set to be installed starting in June 2023 . Solecki breaks down the funding and how this system will alert citizens on the event of another Major emergency.

Chico parking Homeless

March 1st, 2023 08:00am
Chico Councilman Tom Van Overbeek clarifies the new Kiosks and how they operate with goal of improving parking for all Downtown...He also explained the latest ruling from the Federal Judge on the City providing 2 additional alternate Camp Sites for the homeless

1 Yr Anniversary Russia Invades Ukraine

February 24th, 2023 07:30am
CSUC Lecturer John Crosby gives update on whats next in the invasion of Ukraine by Russia. what's the next move by Putin and what Americans can do to keep supporting the Ukraine Government. Crosby also looks ahead and gives hi opiinion on where the conflict goes from here.

Town Paradise Update w/ Colette Curtis

February 23rd, 2023 07:30am
Recovery and Economic Development Director Colette Curtis gives update on the continued Rebuild and Recovery in Paradise

Red Bluff Chamber's Dave Gowan

February 22nd, 2023 08:00am
Dave talks about the 11th Annual BEAM event showcasing the Red Bluff Business Community. Gowan also gives update on the Overall Attitudes and Business Atmosphere in His Town


February 21st, 2023 08:00am
Dave Cox tells us about what's happening at KIXE (Ch. 9) the North States Public TV Station. How they deliver local programming and fund raising efforts to keep bringing the local shows to the public.

Chico Public Works Dir Erik Gustafson

February 16th, 2023 08:00am
Gustafson gives update on the pending meeting with Judge regarding the plan to give notice and clear those unauthorized to be at the Alternate Camp Site (Eaton Rd & Cohasset Rd) opposed by the Legal Services Advocates for the Homeless. He also talks about the sites and what's next in the Clear Out plans around teh city

Chico looks to reimagine Downtown

February 9th, 2023 07:00am
City Manager Mark Sorenson and Councilman Tom Van Overbeek discuss the infrastructure project to replace the Centuries old Sewer System in Parts of Downtown and how its a Good time also to Relook at the Downtown Foot Print in regards to Parking ..Pedestrian walk ways and More

Chico Real Estate Update

February 3rd, 2023 08:00am
Century 21 Select Real Estate Agent Laura Willman gives update on the Chico Housing Market

Chico Mayor Coolidge Update on Homeless Issue

February 3rd, 2023 07:30am
Mayor Coolidge gives update as the Clear outs of Homeless encampments resumed with Teichert Ponds

Paradise Town Councilman Steve Crowder

January 25th, 2023 08:00am
Steve talks about his upcoming Trip to Washingto DC to meet with Lawmakers over the bill to exempt PGE Trust Fund Victims from Paying Federal Income Tax on Funds received. Also addressed the issue of Affordable Insurance in a high risk area, and Trust Fund Payments.

Assemblyman James Gallagher

January 23rd, 2023 07:45am
Gallagher talks how he believe Governor Newsome and President Biden need to focus on infrastructure projects following the Series of Storms that battered the states Levy , roads and coastal communities as well as the flooding that occurred in the North State . He Also talked about the Fire Victim Trust and how the Trustee will be sending out additional payments to Fire Victims.

Butte Co Chief Admin Officer Andy Pickett

January 17th, 2023 08:00am
Pickett joins the show to give overview of how County Govt works with local city/town Governments. the Local Weather Emergency proclamation means for the recovery efforts following the storms. Also the tough task of keeping the County Govt moving forward facing challenges with staffing and lack of budget ..

Valley's Edge..New Housing for Chico

January 16th, 2023 08:00am
Bill Brouhard with Guillon-Brouhard Commercial Real Estate and a principle in the new Valley's Edge Community updates The Morning News about the New Community planned for the City of Chico and the planning and work that has gone into the overall community within the General Plan

Cong Doug LaMalfa House Speaker Vote Update

January 6th, 2023 07:30am

Year in Review Paradise Final Update

December 29th, 2022 07:15am
Colette Curtis. Recovery and Economic Development Director gives us our final Recovery Rebuild update for the Year and what the Town is looking ahead to heading into 2023 from the Early Alert System to Roads and attracting business back to the Ridge Curtis gives us an update