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By Scott Michaels

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Town of Paradise Weekly Update

January 20th, 2022 08:00am

Rose Tryon has the latest on permits, rebuilding and plans for 2022

Chico Public Works Engineering

January 20th, 2022 07:30am

Chico's new Public Works Engineer Dept Director Leigh Ann Sutton talks about coming to Chico, How the Dept works with infrastructure planning and development on roads and pther projects within the City and what is planned for the upcoming year(s)


January 18th, 2022 08:30am

Chico State University President Dr Gayle Hutchinson talks about the issues facing the campus with the ongoing issues surrounding the pandemic with in person vs online learning. The vax mandates and response from both Students and Staff...and She gives an overall State of the Campus update

Judge Signs off on Homeless Settlement

January 17th, 2022 12:00am

Chico City Councilman Sean Morgan breaks down some the highlights of the Settlement and what it means for both sides moving forward in the ongoing Homeless Sheltering Issue

Paradise Weekly Update

January 13th, 2022 12:00am

Steve Culleton joins us to give update on the rebuild and recovery in the Town 3+ years following the Camp Fire as KPAY continues to support the efforts with the weekly update

Chico Police Chief Matt Madden

January 10th, 2022 12:00am

Chief Madden talks about the recent violent crime in the city and how lawmakers need to address the early release programs thru Prop 47 ..Madden also looks ahead to the New Year and what is being addressed and worked on in the Department

Chico reaches Homeless Shelter Deal

January 5th, 2022 08:00am

Chico Councilperson Sean Morgan gives Basic Details regarding the deal agreed upon by the City and Advocates in the ongoing lawsuit over Homeless Sheltering.. The deal now goes to the Magistrate Judge for his sign off...

Butte County Public Health Jan Update

January 4th, 2022 08:00am

Communication Manager Lisa Almaguer talks Omicron Virus and impact on Butte County, what you need to do to stay healthy, Boosters and the importance of getting the shot, and How Masks work and the best mask to use as the Covid 19 surge continues....

City of Chico Admin Services Director Broadband

December 16th, 2021 07:45am

Scott Dowell gives us update on the Big Broadband project the City is hoping to launch by next year to provide an alternate to City Residents with their Broadband service in the future..

Town Paradise Weekly Update

December 16th, 2021 07:15am

Town Councils Rose Tryon gives the weekly update on the Rebuild and Recovery efforts for Paradise and looks ahead to the New Year...

Chico City Development Director Brendan Vieg

December 9th, 2021 07:45am

Mr Vieg tells us and updates on projects underway for Affordable Housing and looks ahead to future projects in regards to Housing and Commercial Projects in the City of Chico

Paradise Update Dec 9

December 9th, 2021 07:30am

Town Council Member Steve Culleton gives update on recovery & rebuild efforts and talks about PGE compensaton Trust Fund and the difficulty wsome are having getting those funds

Habitat for Humanity on the Ridge

December 8th, 2021 12:00am

Habitat for Humanity of Butte County's Nicole Bateman talks about the work going on in Paradise to build homes for people...How the process works and their plans to team with Paradise to build 10 homes a year for the next 20 years.

Butte Co Public Health Omicron Variant

December 7th, 2021 12:00am

Lisa Almaguer with Public Health talks about the newest Coivd Variant OMICRON and the impact it may have ..although experts still dont know much about this variant .

Chico Public Works Update

December 2nd, 2021 09:15am

Public Works Director Eric Gustafson gets us up to date on teh Major Infrastructure projects underway or in the plans for the upcoming the Talks to Get Air Service back to the Chico Airport and what's need with infrastructure to attract both Air Service and Businesses back to the Airport Industrial area.

Town Paradise Update

December 2nd, 2021 09:00am

Vice Mayor Greg Bolin gives update on the Rebuild and recovery Efforts on the Ridge as well as previews some Holiday Events ...Bolin gives update on how the cost of rebuild and supply shortages is impacting some home owners as they try to get back home

Chico E/R Editor Mike Wolcott

November 18th, 2021 12:00am

Chico's Daily Newspaper, The Enterprise Record's Editor Mike Wolcott joins the guys for a look at What you love about Chico, recently featured in the paper, the state of Journalism in todays divided world, and the future of Journalism and recruting a new generation to the business

Chico Update

November 18th, 2021 12:00am

In a new Feature, highlighting the City of Chico each Thursday we will be checking in with the department leaders and City staff regarding ongoing issues, projects etc within the City of kick it off we talk to City Manager Mark Orme

Butte County Redistricting Maps Review

November 15th, 2021 12:00am

BC Supervisor Doug Teeter ( Dist 5) brings the KPAY Morning News up to date on the latest work on redistricting and what that means for his current District 5 , representing Paradise and other ares impacted by Wildfires. The Work of the Consultant and the hurdles to assure that his District is structured in a way that allows him to continue to represent those communities impacted by recent fires.

3rd Year Anniversary CAMP FIRE

November 8th, 2021 12:00am

Town Manager Kevin Phillips loks back over the last 3 years and gives update on the Town rebuilding and looking ahead for the future of the Town wiped out by the Camp Fire Nov 8 2018.

RECALL Sean Morgan

November 5th, 2021 12:00am

Chico Councilman Sean Morgan responds to the intent of recall by the group "Chico Voters" and explains what the group are the reasons behind the recall and what he feels are the motives behind the effort

Author Wm Damon "A Round of Golf with my Father"

November 5th, 2021 12:00am

Damon talks about how we all have regrets or issues in our past and how we can learn from those events that have shaped our lives and who we are to learn and grom into the future so no one should have any regrets at the end...

Attorney Robert Berry Stewards of Parks and Waterways

November 3rd, 2021 12:00am

Berry joins us to talk about the Motion filed with the Federal Court in teh ongoing case of Warren v Chico regarding the homeless issue..He explains the Citizens Group Chico Stewards of Parks and Waterways are asking the judge for a place at the table in ongoing discussions regarding the use of city parks etc for the homeless encampments

Paraidse Weekly update

October 28th, 2021 12:00am

Greg Bolin shares the latest rebuild gets into the Supply Chain issues with Home Buildiers...saying the cost of everything is rising. which in turn causes prices to rebuild to climb

ABC Norcal is Hiring Trainers Mentors

October 27th, 2021 12:00am

Michelle Daugherty President/CEO of ABC NorCal talks about the number of trade construction jobs that are currently open in teh state (500K) they are currently hiring Trades Persons to help train and mentor the next generation of trades persons.

California School Choice Initiative

October 26th, 2021 12:00am

the Morning News joined by Mike Alexander, CHAIRMAN CALIFORNIANS FOR SCHOOL CHOICE..talking about his group and their Campaign to get Ballot Initiative on the 2022 Ballot to set up School Savings accounts for all Children in California

Single Moms to Homeowners

October 19th, 2021 12:00am

The Founder of the Group Single Moms to Homeowner, Alisha Simpkins talks about the Non Profit with their Golas of helping Single Mos (and Dads) to get into their very own Home..Single Moms to Homeowner is the group that she founded and are just launching in the North State

Town Paradise Update

October 14th, 2021 12:00am

Steve Woody Culleton gives us latest update on the rebuild and recovery Effforts.. plus the latest on the Sewer project ..

Chico Broadband Project

October 14th, 2021 12:00am

Chico's Info System Manager Josh Marquis and Chico Chamber's katy Thoma discuss the City of Chico's Broadband project in its initial stages and how the City will work on bringing this service to city residents

Assm James Gallagher AB36

October 14th, 2021 12:00am

Gallagher talks about the Governor recently signing his bill AB 36 that will help the Town of Paradise move forward with the Sewer project and what it means for the region.. He also talked about other legislation that has worked theu the Capitol...

Enloe Flu Vax Clinics

October 13th, 2021 12:00am

Enloe is offering Free Flu Shot Clinics as we ramp up for Flu season in the Northstate... Officials join the Morning News to talk the Vaccinations ..Covid Vax and why its important this year to get protected from the flu

Amma Culture

October 13th, 2021 12:00am

Exec Director and FOunder of Amma Culture talks about the upcming event for Kids & Families to promote the African Diaspora and Culture. plus reminds us about her Family History as Life Long Residents in Chico having grown up attending school and Graduating from Chico State...

Grow Tech Fest 2021

October 6th, 2021 12:00am

Chico Start Executive Director Eva Shepard joins the Morning News to talk about what Chico Start does , helping grow New Business Start Ups in the North Valley and promoted the Upcoming Grow Tech Fest , a 2 day event that has a full 2 days of Seminars and Special Sessions to Promote Start Up Business.

Enloe Mandatory Vax Mandate Impact

October 1st, 2021 12:00am

Enloe Medical Centers Jolene Francis talks about the new Healthcare Vax mandate imposed by the State Health Dep and how Enloe has been impacted by this mandate.. Also gives update on the Covid Patients and how 80% of Patients including ICU patients are Unvax'd persons. Stressing the importance of getting the shot.

Chico City Councilman Sean Morgan Returns

September 24th, 2021 12:00am

Morgan rejoins the Morning News to give an update on the Homeless Issue and the progress being made with the Judge and Advocates..He also addresses the City's plan to run the Ice Skating Rink in the PLaxze, The 1% sales tax increase and New Developmentfor the City..

Atty Rob Berry Letter to Council

September 17th, 2021 12:00am

Attorney Rob Berry talks about Cease & Desist Letter sent to Chico City Officials over recent talks and meetings held in possible violation of Brown Act. Berry Also addresses the Back and forth between City and Homeless Advocates with the Magistrate Judge and what he might due in relation to fining the City over Comments made on teh KPAY Morning Show

Fox Host Steve Hilton

September 17th, 2021 12:00am

Steve HIlton Host of Fox Business and the California Rebel base Podcast joins the Morning Show to recap the Recall Election and how it impacts the upcoming Governor Election in 2022 and also what if any impact on National Politics...How both sides Campaigned ..what worked and didn't work looking ahead at California Politics

Chico Mayor Andrew Coolidge

September 14th, 2021 12:00am

Coolidge talks the latest on the Ongoing issue of Homeless sheltering, the Fed Judge rulings on the temporary resting site at the Chico Airport not meeting his expectations and whats next for teh city.

Chico Chamber CE) Katy Thoma

September 14th, 2021 12:00am

Chico Chamber CEO and President Katy Thoma joins Scott & Mike to talk about the latest Small business atmosphere in the city and how Business owners continue to struggle with dealing with Pandemic issues from hiring to working to keep their businesses open

Chico Homeless New Ordinance Passes Council

September 9th, 2021 12:00am

Chico Councilman Sean Morgan breaks down the New ordinance just passed by the Council and if the Judge will approve to lift the Restraining Order. as both sides meet with the Magistrate judge Friday Sep 10

Cash Bail Bills trying to be pushed thru State Legislation

September 9th, 2021 12:00am

@ Bills that would eliminate Cash Bail and the Bailbonds system for most crimes are working thru the State Capitol.. Executive Director of the American Bail Coalition Jeffrey Clayton talks about the bills and how these lawmakers are going against the Will of Voters (We voted no to eliminate the Cash Bail System in Nov 2020) and what impact this has on crime in the state

Congressman Doug LaMalfa

August 31st, 2021 12:00am

The Congressman talks Afghanistan, Wildfires, Water Storage and Covid Vaccinations with Scott & Mike

BINTF Mike OBrien

August 25th, 2021 12:00am

Former Chico Police Chief Mike O'Brien has taken on new roles as a City Councilman and Leading the Butte Interagency Narcotics Task Force..He joins the Morning News to talk about the epidemic of Meth Overdose in the County and the continued work to take dealers off our streets.

Enloe Medical Ctr Covid Update

August 20th, 2021 12:00am

Jolene Francis from Enloe gives us update on the Uptick in Covid 19 Cases at the Hospital and how most of the cases are those unvaccinated against the virus. Francis talks that things get worse before they improve if those opposed to the Vaccinations push their agenda and wont protect the community

Filmmaker Lucy Walker Bring your Own Brigade

August 18th, 2021 12:00am

Filmmaker Lucy Walker talks about her new Film "Bring your Own Brigade" which looks at the underlying causes on the Wildfires in California...Looking at the 2018 Camp Fire as well as the Woolsey Fire in Southern California...Walkers film looks at the many contributing factors including Climate, Forest Management and Logging as factors behind the continuing issue of these Massive Fires in the State is released Friday Aug 20 Streaming on teh CBSN app and at Paramount +

Doug Ose / Recall Newsome

July 28th, 2021 12:00am

Former Rep Doug Ose talks about the upcoming Recall Newsome Election and how first Voters need to approve the recall and then Vote for who they want to replace Newsome for the reminder of his term...Ose talks about the CA GOP Party and What he briings to the table as a candidate

Chico Councilman Sean Morgan

July 9th, 2021 08:30am

Sean Morgan talks about the Federal Judge holding the temporary injunction over Homeless sheltering and also about process to fill the Vacant Council Seats following resignation of Scott HUber and Kami Denlay

Chico Public Works Summer Projects

June 29th, 2021 12:00am

Director of Public Works for City of Chico Brendan Ottebone talks about the 7 Major Projects slated for the city this Summer...also how the city works with local contractors and vendors to kepp the money local...and the Grants and Funding received for these projects

Chico CC Sean Morgan

June 25th, 2021 12:00am

Sean answers challenges from Butte Co and Others over the Resting Site Plans for the Homeless population to answer teh Judges orders to come up with a Solution my July 2nd..

Keep it Real Caregiving

June 14th, 2021 08:00am

Former Action News Now Anchor Julia Yarbough talks life after the Morning News..and her campaign to help those who are Having to jump in a Caregiver role with their elderly parents to find help..