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Mix Pet Of The Week

We're back with another edition of Mix Pet Of The Week and more furry friends from the Butte Humane Society looking for their forever homes.  This week, we'll introduce you to Maurice, a one year old male Terrier/American Pit Bull mix and Crookshank, a ten year old Domestic Shorthair mix.

 

Hello there!  Pleased to meet you. My name is Maurice!

 

1 Year Old

Male

Terrier-American Pit Bull/Mix

Fawn/White

 

 

Hello everyone! I am young and friendly guy. I would prefer to go to a home that has other dogs that I can interact with! I like to play with toys and I'm very treat motivated. I'd love to meet you and your household. Please come down to the Dog Adoption Center at 2579 Fair St. to meet me today!

 

 

Howdy! I'm Crookshank. At Your Service!

 

10 Years

Female

Domestic Shorthair/Mix

Brown/Black

 

 

Hi! I'm Crookshank, a beautiful ten year old lady. I kind of have that tuxedo thing going on with my white chest, paws and stripey coat. As a senior cat, I'd love nothing better than a sunny window and a warm lap to sit on. My previous owner said that I do well with other cats and I would prefer to be an indoor only cat if possible. If you think I'd be the purrfect addition to your home, come down to the Cat Adoptions Center to meet me today!

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Mix Pet Of The Week

Hello Again!  It's time for another Mix Pet Of The Week at a look at some of the latest at Butte Humane Society who are looking for that special family to take them home!

 

 

Hi!  My name is Elsie!

 

5 years

Female

Domestic Medium Hair/Mix

Brown/White


I am a gorgeous 5 year old lady. I am a very sweet, loving, and mellow cat looking for my fur-ever family. I'm a rare cat because I actually like my tummy rubbed! Looking for a laid-back but adorable cat to spend your time with? Then I might be the girl for you! I lived in a household with another cat so I think I could get along with other cats as long as they respect my space. Please come and meet me at the Cat Adoptions Center today!

 

 

 

We'll hello there! I'm Violet! Happy to meet you!

 

 

3 years

Female

Terrier, American Pit Bull/Mix

White/Blue

 

I'm as sweet as a peach and as lovely as a flower! At times I'm energetic and

playful, but generally I am a mellow lady. I'm very loving and give lots of kisses. I know some basic commands, but I hope my new owner will train me to do more! I can probably go to a home with another dog, I'm just a little unsure of dogs at this point, so I'll need another dog who is kind and patient with me. Older children would be okay with me too! If you're looking to add a little light to your life, please come down and meet me at the dog adoptions center  at 2579 Fair St.

 

 

For more on Elsier, Violet, or one of the many other dogs and cats from the Butte Humane Society, check out their website by clicking here.

 

 

 

 

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Toyota/Tahoe Report 3/22/18

Another weekend coming up and we've got another storm dumping fresh powder on the mountain. Johnny and Mark have all the details on what you can look forward to this weekend at Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows!

 

Check out the webcams from Alpine Meadows

 

 

Listen to the latest Toyota/Tahoe Report

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New Additions to Webster's Dictionary

 

It's that time of year again when we find out about the new words that the folks at Merriam-Webster's deem worthy of adding to the world's most used dictionary.

 

                                                                                     PHOTO: By Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc.

                                                                                    [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

 

 

This year, the folks at Webster's have added 850 new words and definitions to the national lexicon.  Some of the highlights of this year's additions.......

 

DUMPSTER FIRE:  This one has been used quite often since 2008, mainly as a colorful description of poorly performing athletes and/or sports teams.  Webster's newly added and official definition:  "an utterly calamitous or mismanaged situation or occurrence"

 

WORDIE:  "A lover of words."   Now foodie has a baby brother in the big book!

 

MANSPLAIN:  "To explain something to a woman in a condescending manner that assumes she has no knowledge of the topic."   Guys. we'll just say be VERY careful how you use this one and leave it at that.

 

And finally.......

 

GLAMPING:  "The act of outdoor camping with amenities and comforts."     And it goes without saying, if you have ever gone camping with an RV, that indeed makes you a "glamper"  and probably a pretty good candidate for the lead role in the next National Lampoon Family Vacation remake.

 

 

If you want to know more about the other 846 news word that have been added to the dictionary, click and check out the WORDS AT PLAY COLUMN at Webster's website. 

 

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Mix Pet of the Week

 

Happy Friday Everyone! It's time for another Mix Pet of the Week, showcasing some of our furry friends from Butte Humane Society who are looking for their new "forever home!"

 

MEET COPPER

 

 

Name: Copper

Age: 3 years

Gender: Male

Breed: Chihuahua, Short Coat/Terrier, Rat

Color: Tan

 

Hello new friends! My name is Copper. I’m an adorable, fun sized little guy! I’m a bit shy, but will warm up to you with plenty of walks and treats! I can’t wait to find a new home with a nice, warm bed to curl up on. I think I would do okay with other small dogs, but we’d have to meet first! If you are looking for a sweet pup to add to your family, please come down to the dog adoption center at 2579 Fair St.

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Road Info and Chain Controls

The current storm system making it's way through Northern California has made driving conditions dangerous at best. Chain controls are currently up for most, if not all, mountain roadways including 5, 32, 36, 49, 70, 299, and the upper Skyway.  Here's a quick look at where the plows are out and chain controls are in effect via the Quickmaps app from CalTrans.

 

 

The Quickmaps app from CalTrans is available through your app store and online at http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov/   On this app you have options to see where the chain controls and snow plows are according to the latest CalTrans information. You also can get travel related information  including CHP incidents, hard road closures, and C/T road cameras and message boards. 

 

There are also some school closures and  power outages  related to the current storm.

 

Berry Creek Elementary is closed today due to a power outage and will be closed on Friday for a snow day.

 

There are also a few weather related power outages as well.  

 

Approx 800 PG&E customers near Lake Oroville are without power this morning. That outage stretches from Forbestown Road in southern Butte County to the Berry Creek  area.

 

According to PG& E there are several smaller isolated outages scattered around the Chico urban area as well as Corning, Orland, and Gridley.

 

978 customers are also without power in the Yuba City area.  PG&E says both outages are weather related.  

 

To get the latest power outage info from PG&E  or to report an outage click here.  To report downed power lines, you can call 1-800-743-5000. 

 

More information posted on our Facebook page. Click here to check that out.

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Pink Embarks On World Tour

2018 is going to be a busy year for Mix Superstar Pink.  In March she embarks on her 2018 Beautiful Trauma World Tour.  Currently the schedule includes two nights in the bay area at Oakland's Oracle Arena on May 18th and 19th.  Tickets for both shows (May18th)  (May 19th) are available now.

 

 

 

Longtime fans know all the songs by heart, but there's a whole other side to Pink that a lot of people don't know.  From Her Olympic aspirations and political views to the true origins of her stage name "Pink" and the one artist she "fan crushes" on.  It's all in this piece called "The Untold Truth of Pink" written by Christine-Marie Liwag Dixon for the List. Check that out here. For everything else Pink check out PinksPage.Com.

 

 

 

 

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Mix Pet Of The Week

It's time for another Mix Pet Of The Week and a couple more furry cuties from the Butte Humane Society who are looking for forever homes!

 

 

Meet Clementine

 

 

Age: 2 years

Gender: Female

Breed: Domestic Shorthair/Mix

Color: Black


Meow! My name is Clementine. I am the most gorgeous black cat you will ever set eyes on! I absolutely love attention from all the staff and volunteers here. I am only two years old so I have lots of time to give all my love! I am okay around other feline companions so I think I could go home with one as long as they respect my space. I would prefer to go to a home with no dogs because I can tend to be pretty sassy towards them. Come down to the Cat Adoption Center at 587 Country Dr. and meet me! I will greet you with sweet kisses and lots of purring.

 

 

Say Hello To Cinnamon

 

 

Age: 4 years

Gender: Female

Breed: Terrier, American Pit Bull/Mix

Color: Tan/Blue


Hi there! My name is Cinnamon! I am a very happy and friendly gal. I am very accepting of any handling and love to be hugged! I have a ton of energy but am very gentle so I think I would be a great addition to a family that had some kids for me to run around with! I am hoping that I don't have to stay here in the kennels for too long because a girl like me needs space to run and people to love on! If you are looking for someone to take on all your adventures, please come down to the dog adoption at 2579 Fair St.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Here To Help: New Options For Urban Gardeners

Does your weekly grocery bill seem to to just keep growing and growing?  Well, If you live in a crowded urban area, now you have an opportunity to grow something other than that grocery bill.  Thanks to Ikea's innovative idea lab called Space10 and designers Sine Lindholm and Mads-Ulrik Husumtoin, you can now grow many of the fresh fruits and veggies than can drive those grocery bills through the roof.

 

 

There creation is called  "The Growroom" and it allows people in the confined space of many urban areas to grow foods that previous could only be grown in rural areas. 

 

                                Space10 

 

Now, Ikea and Space10 are making the blueprints for assembly of the structure available online for free allowing those with limited space to grow fresh fruits and vegetables for themselves and their friends. 

 

                                Space10

 

For More Details Visit:  InspireMore.com  OR Medium.com

 

Download The Free Blueprints: The Growroom via github

 

 

 

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Dog Food Recall

 

 

 

Big Heart Pet Brands has issued a voluntary recall of several brands of popular wet dog food over concerns that the food may be contaminated with the euthanasia drug pentobarbital.  Brands involved in this recall include Gravy Train, Kibbles and Bits, Skippy, and Ol' Roy.  Everything you need can be found here.   To see if you may have product included in this recall, you can call 1-800-828-9980 or click here.

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Mix 95.1 Valentine's Winner

 

Congratulations to Mayra of Paradise!  She was the winner of "Write Your Own Love Story" this Valentine's Day. Mayra and her sweetie will be enjoying an overnight stay at Hotel Diamond in Downtown Chico. They'll also be enjoying a romantic dinner for two at 22o Reataurant, and that personalized romance novel from YourNovel.Com.  Congratulations again to Mayra and HAPPY VALENTINES'S DAY from the Mix!

 

       

                                         Mayra and Mark Chase

 

Thanks to everyone who entered and shared their love stories with us and keep listening for more chances to win from the station that LOVES to give away free stuff, Mix 95.1!!!!

   

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Mix Pet Of The Week

It's time for another Mix Pet of the Week with the Butte Humane Society. Every week, we'll feature some of Chico's most adorable furry friends looking for their new best friends.  Could that be you?

 

Hi! I'm Tammy

 

 

 

Name: Tammy

Age: 3 years 10 months

Gender: Female

Breed: Chihuahua, Short Coat/Mix

Color: Tan/White

 

I’m a youthful girl who needs a forever lap to lay on! I absolutely love people and will gladly snuggle with you. I love to hide bones and will try to bury them anywhere and everywhere! I’m friendly with other dogs my size, but I’d have to meet your dogs prior to being adopted. If you feel like my cute personality would be a good fit for your family, come down to the Dog Adoption Center at 2579 Fair St.

 

 

Hey guys!  My name is Stella!

 

 

 

Cat

Name: Stella

Age: 1 year 8 months

Gender: Female

Breed: Domestic Medium Hair/Mix

Color: Black/Brown

 

 

 I can be shy at times, but I love getting attention from my people friends once I am comfortable with them. The volunteers here at Butte Humane Society say that they love my beautiful coat of fur and my sweet personality. I enjoy calm and friendly affection from both humans and felines. If you are looking for a new friend, come meet me at the Cat Adoptions Center at 587 Country Dr.

 

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Mix Pet Of The Week

 

It's the return of the Mix Pet of the Week with the Butte Humane Society. Every Thursday, we'll feature a couple of our furry friends looking for their very own "forever homes!"  Hopefully you can help!  And now our Mix Pet of the Week!

 

   Meet Charlie

 

 

 

Name: Charlie

Age: 12 years

Gender: Male

Breed: Domestic Shorthair/Mix

Color: Black/Grey

 

Meoooow! My name is Charlie and I’m the sweetest old fellow you will ever meet! I am looking for a nice quiet home to settle down in. I have a cute old man voice and love to meow whenever anyone comes around. I love pets, chin scratches, and belly rubs. My favorite activity is lounging and getting attention from my people friends. I don’t mind being held and will most likely hop into your lap for snuggles. I do alright with other cats as long as they respect my space. The staff and volunteers here at BHS let me go on walks outside with them. I walk great with a harness and leash! Even though I'm a senior cat, I am pretty active and outgoing for my age. If you are looking for a cat to give you lots of love, I am the purrfect  guy for you. Come meet me at the Cat Adoptions Center today!

 

 

.......And then there is Daffodill

 

Name: Daffodil

Name: Daffodil

Age: 1 Year

Gender: Female

Breed: Boxer Mix

Color: Tan/White

 

Hello new friends! I'm Daffodil and I like kisses, cuddles, and playing with soft toys. I can be a bit shy at first, but once we get a chance to meet, I'll melt into you. I warm up faster if you offer me something tasty! I'm very playful and generally well behaved, but I do need some basic training in my new home as I'm still a young pup. I’m not quite used to being on a leash yet, but I think that’s a great opportunity for us to go on lots of walks together!  I think it might be nice to have a dog sibling at home, we'd just need to meet first to make sure we like each other. If you’re looking for a fun gal with dazzling eyes, come down to the Butte Humane Society Dog Adoption Center at 2579 Fair St., Chico. Open noon-6 p.m. seven days a week.

 

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Oroville Dam Spillway Webcam

With the new year and rainy season upon us, there is a lot of renewed interest in the progress of the work being done on the main and emergency spillways at the Oroville Dam.

 

In 2017, The Department of Water Resources and The California Department of Parks and Recreation are teamed up to provide a new webcam that gives some incredible views of what's 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.  

 

 

 

    

 

For the latest inflow/outflow numbers at the dam, go to DWR's California Data Exchange Center webpage. For more details on Lake Oroville and this webcam, go to the page for Lake Oroville State Recreation Area.

 

 

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