The Department of Water Resources and The California Department of Parks and Recreation are teaming up to provide a new webcam that gives some incredible views of what is going on at the Oroville Dam Spillway.
If you're interested in checking it out, click the image below to go to the page. It's best viewed in Firefox or Internet explorer browsers.
Screenshot from parks.ca.gov
Here are a few more screen shots from this morning.
If you travel Clark Road (CA 191) to or from Paradise, you should give yourself some time due to one-way traffic control in the area around the current construction project designed straighten and increase safety on certain parts of the road. Knife River Construction out of Chico is the project contractor and work is scheduled for completion sometime in 2018. To get the latest up to date info for travel conditions on Clark Road see The Caltrans Quickmap webpage or download the Quickmap ap from your ap store for your smartphone. For the complete Caltrans press release, click here. You can also check out some photos of the project from the travelers perspective here.
It was a fantastic day Saturday on the ridge in Paradise for the Gold Nugget Days Parade. It was a great crowd, with lots of food, music, and something for everyone in the family. Thanks to all who came out for the celebration, everyone who worked all of those long hours leading up to the event, and the volunteers who gave of their time on Saturday to help make it another successful parade! If you couldn't make it up the hill on Saturday, we have put together a photo album with a sample of what you missed! Just click on the Grand Marshall's photo below and enjoy! Who knows, you might even see someone you know!
Today, as the world continues to mourn the loss of Prince, there is much being said about the impact he had on the music industry and the lives of friends and fans alike. This morning though, we thought we'd go down a different path and take a brief look at a couple of his unique and iconic performances that were but a small part of a career that was filled with mystery and, at the same time, not so mysterious moments that helped define a decade and a generation of music fans.
Time and again throughout his career Prince proved that he could take even the simpliest of thing and make them cool. In the case of this clip called "Starfish and Coffee" from his appearance on a 1997 broadcast of the Muppet Show, he showed us that he could take an already popular entertainment franchise like the Muppets to a whole new level cool.
Then there was his performance at Superbowl 41 in 2007. This performance during a driving rainstorm was the perfect backdrop for his Iconic hit Purple Rain. It was a performance that set the gold standard for Superbowl halftime shows that hasn't been met since. For a brief look at that performance, click here, courtesy of NFL FILMS.
Prince will be remembered many different ways by many different people. One thing will remain constant though ....the legacy of his music and the lasting impact it will have on us all. If you have a favorite televised performance, concert you attended, or would just like share a thought or memory feel free to do that below in the comment section.
Prince Rogers Nelson June 7, 1958 - April 21, 2016
Some in our general area received some snow for Christmas and now it seems there might be more on the way for those living in the area foothills as low as 1000 feet. Possibly lower in some spots.
Image Courtesy of the National Weather Service Sacramento
The offical statement from the National Weather Service:
SHASTA LAKE AREA / NORTHERN SHASTA COUNTY-
BURNEY BASIN / EASTERN SHASTA COUNTY-NORTHERN SACRAMENTO VALLEY-
CENTRAL SACRAMENTO VALLEY-SOUTHERN SACRAMENTO VALLEY-
MOUNTAINS SOUTHWESTERN SHASTA COUNTY TO NORTHERN LAKE COUNTY-
CLEAR LAKE/SOUTHERN LAKE COUNTY-
NORTHEAST FOOTHILLS/SACRAMENTO VALLEY-MOTHERLODE-
WESTERN PLUMAS COUNTY/LASSEN PARK-
WEST SLOPE NORTHERN SIERRA NEVADA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SHASTA DAM ...BURNEY...REDDING...
RED BLUFF...CHICO...OROVILLE...MARYSVILLE/YUBA CITY ...
SACRAMENTO ...ALDER SPRINGS...LAKEPORT...PARADISE...
GRASS VALLEY...JACKSON...CHESTER...QUINCY...BLUE CANYON
539 AM PST SUN DEC 27 2015
LOW SNOW LEVELS EXPECTED OVER NORTHERN CALIFORNIA LATE TODAY
A COLD PACIFIC FRONTAL SYSTEM WILL BE DROPPING THROUGH NORTHERN
CALIFORNIA THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT. ALTHOUGH THIS IS NOT A
PARTICULARLY STRONG SYSTEM...IT WILL BE UNUSUALLY COLD BRINGING
LIGHT SNOW DOWN TO ELEVATIONS NOT OFTEN SEEING SNOWFALL. AREAS
FROM ABOUT REDDING NORTHWARD...MAY SEE LIGHT SNOWFALL BELOW THE
1000 FOOT LEVEL BY LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND OVERNIGHT AND POSSIBLY
DOWN TO JUST THE FEW HUNDRED FOOT LEVEL DURING THE MONDAY EARLY
MORNING HOURS. ALONG INTERSTATE 5 NORTH OF LAKE SHASTA AND THE
HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF 299 WEST OF REDDING...1 TO 3 INCHES OF
SNOWFALL ARE POSSIBLE OVERNIGHT. FARTHER SOUTH...SNOW LEVELS WILL
LOWER OVER NIGHT WITH LIGHT SNOW POSSIBLE DOWN TO THE 1000 FOOT
LEVEL ON EITHER SIDE OF THE SACRAMENTO VALLEY. FOOTHILL
COMMUNITIES COULD SEE ANYWHERE FROM A LIGHT DUSTING TO AN INCH OF
SNOW DURING THE EARLY MORNING HOURS.
IF TRAVELING OVERNIGHT OR EARLY MONDAY BE AWARE OF THE POSSIBILITY
OF SNOWFALL AT LOWER THAN NORMAL ELEVATIONS. ESPECIALLY SLICK
ROADS AND INCREASED TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS MAY BE PART OF THE MONDAY
MORNING COMMUTE IN THESE AREAS.
If you are out traveling tonight or early tomorrow morning be prepared for possibly hazardous conditions and allow
yourself a little extra time to reach your destination. You can always get more detailed weather information at the following locations.
National Weather ServiceAccuweather
Rachel Platten, one of our newest Mix Supperstars may not be getting as much publicity as some, but she's winning hearts, minds, and lots of new fans everyday. Most recently, she made an unannounced visit to Children's Hospital in Los Angeles. During National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, she spent an afternoon with a young cancer patient who has had a rough time of it lately.
Seven year old Jeremiah Succar was diagnosed with cancer back on May 7th and Rachel learned of his story and his love for her new single "Fight Song" on social media. It was then she decided she needed to do something for this young fan who had made her "Fight Song" his fight song. The end result? An afternoon of laughter, tears, and song that was heartwarming and very emotional for all involved. Below, there's a video of Jeremiah and Rachel singing together.
It was a great weekend at Pleasant Valley High School at Relay for Life for 2015. Even though the weather was being a bit temperamental at times lots of folks came out and help fight against cancer. Thanks to everyone who stopped by the Mix booth and signed up for the concert tickets. We'll announce the winners soon. You'll find more pictures from this years event on the photo page here on KMXI.COM and on our Facebook page. Finally don't forget, next weekend Paradise holds their Relay For Life get together. Just keep listening for the details. And a big thanks for everyone who came out and helped continue the fight against cancer! Well done people!
It's turning out to be another fantastic weekend in Northern California! The sunrise this morning was spectacular as it came up over the foothills to our east! Below is just a small example from the area just above Butte Creek Canyon.
photo credit: Mark Chase/KMXI.COM
You can see more shots from the canyon this morning on our Facebook page. Click the link and enjoy. In the comments section, share your best shot from one of YOUR weekend adventures and you could be a winner! We'll pick one comment/photo at random to win a "Mix Summer Swag Bag" with lots of cool stuff including tickets to your CHOICE of EITHER Six Flags Discovery Kingdom OR Raging Waters in Sacramento!
You might have heard Manley in the Morning talking about this earlier this morning on the show and here's the video to go along with his story. The harassment of women on the streets of Peru is a pretty serious issue. But this is what happens when a couple of mothers go "undercover" to catch their sons in the act? Let's just say, I wouldn't want to take part of the conversation around their dinner table that night.
It's Veteran's Day 2014. If you are a veteran or are currently service, first off.... Thank You! Thank you for your service and sacrifice. We appreciate your honor, loyalty, and dedication to the nation and your fellow Americans. Many businesses out there, both local and national appreciate your service too. On this day many of them step up and offers free meals and products, while others offer a wide variety of discounts on goods and services to veterans, active duty, and their spouses.
Locally Cal Java on the Skyway and Lovely Layers Cakery on Park Ave has some Veteran's Day Specials for you. If you're a vet and you plan on taking your spouse out to dinner tonight, there are also a rather large number of free meals being offered from local franchise operators of regional and national chains. You can find that list here. There are also numerous other businesses offering miltary and veterans discounts this Veteran's Day. You can find those here. Not all of these businesses have locations in the North Valley, but a great number of them do. However, there may be a few restrictions and other rules governing the giveaways so be sure to check ahead to ensure the offers are available. And again veterans.......Thank You for your service and your sacrifice. Enjoy your day. Veteran's Day 2014!
Last night, he showed up in primetime on CBS with a new original song helping to celebrate the 100th episode of the hit crime drama Hawaii 5-0. The song is called "All For One." It's new music from an old MIX friend so give it a listen and enjoy!
We've heard stories out of Hollywood and from the music industry about the pressures that many female performers have faced when it comes to looking thinner, younger, and sexier. In recent years those stories have become more frequent as we learn these pressures aren't just limited to high profile actresses and singers. It might very well be happening to you or someone you know. Mix Superstar Colbie Caillat is one performer that has been subjected to these pressures first hand and takes on the topic on her new album "Gypsy Heart" and with the new single "Try." The song and video are generating a lot of conversation on the topic. You may have heard the song and it's powerful message on the air over the weekend and now we have the video for you. The song lyrics and accompanying video send a powerful message to women everywhere. Young or old, famous or not .....be yourself and don't give in to the pressure. Let your true beauty shine through. Give the song a listen, watch the video.....then let us know what you think about the video/topic or if you feel comfortable doing it, share a personal story or experience. Thanks for watching and being a part of the Mix Online Family!
Halloween is generally a time of fun and games for humans both young and old. However for your pets, it can be a time of stress and fear. The ASPCA has put together a Top Ten list of safety reminders that can keep the stress and fear at a minimum for your pets and the Halloween holiday more fun for you.
Most of these items are just common sense, however a little reminder once in a while isn't necessarily a bad thing. Check out the list for yourself here and make the night safe, stress free, and enjoyable for all.
We gathered some info from the Enterprise Record about places where you can make donations to help victims of the Boles Fire in Weed...
In Chico, the store Anika Burke, 211 Main. St., is taking personal items such as toiletries, socks, snacks, diapers, baby shampoo. Owner Anika Kronmiller is a Weed resident for part of the year. She's also looking for zipping plastic food bags of all sizes to repackage goods, as requested by relief organizations in her town.
Cleanrite-Buildrite, 1200 W. East Ave., is also collecting personal items, adult and children's clothing, toys, household items.
Alternative Energy Systems is another drop-off point for donations and will be accepting items from 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. today and Friday at 13620 Highway 99, in north Chico.
In Paradise, a newly formed group called Passionate about Paradise is collecting goods at 6400 Skyway, across from H and R Block, from 5-7 p.m today, and noon to dark until a box trailer is filled.
A Boles Fire-specific fund has been set up for contributions. Information is available by calling 244-1219. And donations can be made on the website, www.shastarcf.org
Financial donations can also be made through the Red Cross of Northeastern California. Checks made out to the American Red Cross, with a Boles Fire memo note, can be mailed to 2125 E. Onstott Road, Yuba City, CA, 95991. Contributions can be made online at www.redcross.org/nec. A phone number for the Yuba City office is 673-1460, according to the website.
Richard Kiel, an actor and author with local ties, passed away Wednesday in Fresno at the age of 74. While the name might not be immediately recognizable to many today, his on screen presence was unmistakeable and made him a perfect fit to play "Jaws" in two James Bond flicks "The Spy Who Loved Me" and "Moonraker." His 54 year career earned him credits dating back to 1960 including appearances on TV shows like "The Rifleman, The Twilight Zone, Lassie, and many other TV shows and movies through the years including the yet to be released romantic comedy titled "The Engagement Ring."
While Kiel may be best known for his role as the ultimate steel toothed Bond villain, you might be surprised to learn that he spent time early in his career here in Chico. In 1963 Kiel worked at KHSL TV as writer, producer, and star of a Saturday morning children's program called "The Paul Bunyan Show." During the course of the Paul Bunyan Show, kids from across the North Valley got to enter the fantasy world of Paul Bunyan and listen to enthralling stories from a man who was as tall as the trees he chopped down.
Photo Credit: Dino Corbin/KHSL TV
Since "The Paul Bunyan Show" was a live production at the KHSL studios, no known video exists of the broadcasts and only a few photos are known to still be in existence. In this rare photo from the set of the show, you can tell these children are in awe of the gentle giant with a toothy grin that would go on to become one of the, if not the, most iconic Hollywood villains.
Kiel had been reportedly hospitalized in Fresno earlier this week after suffering a broken leg, but officials at St Agnes Hospital refused to give a cause of death or release any other details surrounding his passing. Richard Kiel was 74 when he passed away . A page has been set up at Legacy.com for fans who would like to send their condolences. To do so, just click here.
Coming up this weekend, it's the return of a Chico tradition....A Taste of Chico! Sunday, between noon and four, we'll be celebrating the sights, sounds, AND tastes of Downtown Chico. You can find us on 4th Street right across from the open air art gallery and the Snapshots Photo Booth. Be sure to stop by our booth wearing your MIX shirt and we'll have something cool for you just for "Showing Off Your Mix!" Plus, you'll have a chance to sign up to win luxury box seats for the Elton John show coming up at Sleeptrain Arena courtesy of Penney and Associates! Tickets for A Taste of Chico are available now at Tri Counties Bank, Diamond W Western Wear, Made In Chico, Formal Education, and online at DowntownChico.Net . We also have chances for you to win inside the VIP Club at KMXI.COM. It's going to be a great weekend to get out there and enjoy yourself. Be sure to make A Taste of Chico a part of your weekend plan!