KMXI Station Blog Archives for 2019-02

Butte Co Evacuation Orders and Warnings as of 11AM

As of 11 am this morning there are still several evacuation orders, warnings, and road closures in place due to the recent heavy rains and runoff from the mountains.  




  Here's a look at the current list.

Evacuation Orders

  • Alberton Avenue due to flooding from Little Chico Creek.
  • Hamilton Nord Cana Highway and Wilson Landing Road south of Rock Creek due to flooding of Rock Creek.

Evacuation Warnings

  • Taffee Avenue, Reavis Avenue, and Crouch Avenue between Taffee Avenue and Crouch Avenue due to flooding in the are from Little Chico Creek.
  • Anjou Court, Magness Court, and both sides of Bosc Drive due to flooding in the area.
  • Richvale area between the Sacramento River and HWY 99 from Nelson Shippee Road to HWY 162 due to potential for flooding because of forecast levels in the Cherokee Canal. 


An evacuation order means  leave immediately as a threat is immenent

An evacuation warning means prepare now for the potential need  to leave should  circumstances warrant.


Also a number of streets and roads have been impacted by flood waters and have been closed.   An interactive map with up to the minute road information can be found at


Sand Bag Locations in Butte County

With the rain continuing to fall in some areas and the runoff from foothills and mountains adding to the water the need for sandbags has increased dramatically. Below is a list of location around the county where you can get them.  In most instances you only need to bring a shovel.



Butte County Sandbag Locations


Butte County Rice Growers Association (BUCRA)
1193 Richvale HWY, Richvale

Nord Fire Station #41
13871 Hwy 99, Chico 

Palermo Fire Station #72
2290 Palermo Rd. Palermo. 

Concow Fire Station #38
12960 Concow Rd. Concow 

Cherokee Vol Fire Station #67
3911 Cherokee Rd. Cherokee

Honey Run Vol Fire Sta #26
1726 Honey Run Rd. Chico

Kelly Ridge Vol Fire Station
22 Walnut Ave, Oroville

Butte College Fire Station #25
3487 Durham Pentz, Oroville

Bangor Fire Station #55
7540 Oro Bangor Hwy

Gridley Fairgrounds 
199 E.Hazel St, Gridley 

Magalia Sheriff’s Substation (14166 Skyway)
Access behind substation via Lakeridge Ct 

Durham Community Park
1847 Durham/Dayton Hwy – Sand located by the horse arena.




Mama Mia Breaks Attendance Record At Chico Theater Company

Chico Theater Company's production of "Mamma Mia" has a lot of folks around the North Valley talking.......and buying tickets.  You've seen the movie.  The Broadway musical was a smash hit and now CTC's local production of  the Abba inspired musical is breaking attendance records that have stood for 12 years.



Marc Edson, Executive Director at Chico Theater, says that record dates back to 2007 and CTC's massively popular production of "Grease."  



Heading into the final weekend for Mama Mia, everyone is excited at the prospect of  selling out the final two shows and stretching that record out just a bit further.  There is a show tonight at 7:30 and a matinee performance tomorrow at 2pm and there are a few tickets still available.



Those last minute tickets can be picked up at the CTC box office this evening until 6, purchased online by clicking HERE,  and by phone at 894-3232. It's the final  weekend for Mama Mia at Chico Theater Company. We'll see ya at the show!





Toyota/Tahoe Report 2/21/19

After a week of huge storms and 111 Inches of fresh powder, we;rre looking for more snow flurries/showers today and then lot's of  blue skies  and sunshine for the next couple days.  Jonny and mark have all the details in today's  Toyota Tahoe Report.




Mix Pet Of The Week

We're back with another edition of Mix Pet of the Week, showcasing a couple more furry friends from the Butte Humane Society who are looking for their foreve homes.  This week, you'll meet Emmy and Nala!



Meow! My name is Emmy. I am a very sweet 3 year medium sized old brown and orange tabby. I am not very outgoing yet but I do love to be pet and held at times. I would make a great family pet for someone who will give me a little time to settle into a new place and allow me to explore at my own pace. I came to BHS with many of my friends: Did you know all cats are two for the price of one? I might be able to go home with another kitty, but I don't know how I am with dogs yet. If I seem like the gal for you, come down to the Cat Adoptions Center today!



Hi I'm Nala! I'm a seven year old American Pit Bull Terrier mix that came to the shelter as a surrender. I really love people and am an easy going dog that would be good for a first time dog owner. I have lived with children as young as six years old and have always had positive and polite experiences with them! I would be a great dog for a family and I am not sure if I can have doggie friends, but am willing to try! I do not do well with cats, but I am a mellow dog who would be good living in a house or an apartment. If you think you'd like to adopt me please call the Dog Adoptions Center at 530-343-7917 x 201


You can visit Emma and Nala at the Butte Humane Society.  The Cat Adoption Center is at 587 Country Drive and the Dog Adoption Center is at 2579 Fair Street. Both facilities are open seven days a week from noon until 6pm.  For more details you can also visit their website at ButteHumane.Org




Toyota/Tahoe Report 2/15/19

And the snow just keeps coming! Overnight, signifcant snow fell across the Tahoe region. How much for today and the weekend? Find out with Jonny, Mark and the Toyota Tahoe Report!



There's lots of fresh powder, a warm fire, and good times so check those road conditions and head on up!


Toyota/Tahoe Report 2/14/19

The next two or three days are going to be huge on the mountain as Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows are in the midst of another big winter storm.  Jonny and Mark will get you up to date on the conditions on the mountain today.  The snow is perfect and the crowds are just right for Valentines Day.



Just click through to catch the latest edition of the Toyota Tahoe Report  and we'll see you on the mountain.




Write Your Own Love Story

Happy Valentines Day and congratulations to Sirena of Chico. Winner of the "Write Your Own Love Story" prize package this Valentines Day. 



She won the overnight stay for two at the Hotel Diamond, dinner for two at the Diamond Steakhouse, a box a delicious goodies from the Cookie Shoppe on Mangrove, and her own personalized romance novel from YourNovel.Com    Congratulation again to Sirena. We hope you and your sweetheart have a wonderful Valentines Day. 



Thanks to everyone for all their entries. Stay close the next big thing is coming soon and you won't want to it!


Must Have App For The Next Storm

Right Now there's a lull in the weather, but we're expecting another round of storms starting Tuesday through possibly Thursday. That means wet, slick roads in the valley, accidents and traffic delays. If you're in the foothills or mountains, ice and snow will no doubt impact your travels.  The best way to keep up with the most up to date road information and conditions is the Caltrans App called QuickMap.



With the QuickMap app you will have access to real time traffic information including traffic congestion and CHP incidents, road closures, chain control information, changeable message signs, and the most current traffic speeds on freeways and most state maintained roadways. You can also see where Caltrans drivers are operating plows and where Caltrans maintained rest areas are along your travel route.  Before, you had to visit two or three websites and call a couple different numbers to get all this information. Now you can get all this valuable time and (depending on conditions) potentially lifesaving information all in one convenient place. Your smartphone with the QuickMap app.



To get Quick Map on your smartphone or tablet, simply  use your phone to log on to the Apple App Store  or Google Play  download and install on your phone today before the next storm hits.  If you are using your desktop or laptop you can also access QuickMap here.



COLUSA CASINO RESORT – Benefit Concert Raises over $16,000 to Help Fire Relief Efforts

COLUSA, Calif – (Jan. 30, 2019) – Colusa Casino Resort presented a check to the American Red Cross California Wildfires Relief and the California Fire Foundation totaling over $16,000 to help victims of the historic wildfires that damaged much of Northern California in 2018.
Victor Fernandez, General Manager of Colusa Casino Resort along with its owners, the Cachil Dehe Band of Wintun Indians described the fires as devastating and wanted to take action right away to help those in need. Colusa Casino Resort and Presenting Sponsor Recology, partnered in late 2018 to put together a benefit concert where 100% of ticket sales would be donated.
Amanda Ree, Executive Director of the American Red Cross proclaimed, “Colusa Casino is always a steadfast supporter of our local communities. This support for our wildfire fund came at a critical time between two large local disasters, the Carr Fire and the Camp Fire. And, it has done much to bring our mission to the communities impacted by these devastating fires - allowing us to provide safe beds and warm food as well as provide the direct financial assistance that can help families with immediate needs.”
“The concert at Colusa Casino offered a measure of comfort and renewal for those facing a difficult time,” said Brian Rice, Chair of the California Fire Foundation. “The money from this event will help rebuild homes and lives shattered by catastrophic wildfires.”


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