BREAKING NEWS Flash Flood Watch issued for Butte County Full Story
SEVERE WX : High Wind Warning View Alerts

The North State celebrates a less restrictive holiday

People celebrated the 4th of July across our region, but people also celebrated something we could not a year ago: a less restrictive holiday.

Posted: Jul 4, 2021 6:31 PM
Updated: Jul 5, 2021 2:57 PM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - People across the North State came out to celebrate the biggest holiday of the summer: the 4th of July.

If it's barbequing in Bidwell Park or gathering at local events like the 4th of July Fly-In, people enjoyed something that hasn’t happened in a long time, a slightly more normal holiday.

Tess Felte celebrated the holiday in Oroville at the Fly-In.

"We flew in from Rio Vista which is about 120 miles away and we are enjoying the day,” she said. 

“So far, so good,” Eric Hess, also at the event in Oroville, said. “We had a casual morning and now we are here in Oroville at the show. I have a canoe on my truck so now we have to pick a body of water to go paddling on.”

Carey Robinson strolled in Bidwell Park with family, saying, “We’re just walking around, enjoying life. It’s good to see people out and about.”

Whether it was in Oroville or in Chico, people are simply happy to have a little more freedom from wearing masks.

“It was nice,” Felte continued. “It was very nice to be able to walk around and see people’s faces and their smiles and look at the kids. It was a nice day.”

“It’s nice! It’s good to see people out and walking around,” Robinson said.

“It’s so nice to be out here with other people in a casual setting with no masks on outside. It’s basically the return to normal honestly,” Hess reflected.

Just a reminder, fireworks are only allowed within the cities of Oroville and Gridley.

Butte County’s District Attorney stressed the importance of these firework rules, saying if someone is found with fireworks outside of those city limits, they can be subject to fines upwards of $1,000 or six months in county jail.

Chico
Cloudy
57° wxIcon
Hi: 58° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 57°
Oroville
Cloudy
57° wxIcon
Hi: 59° Lo: 53°
Feels Like: 57°
Paradise
Cloudy
50° wxIcon
Hi: 52° Lo: 47°
Feels Like: 50°
Chester
Cloudy
55° wxIcon
Hi: 39° Lo: 35°
Feels Like: 55°
Red Bluff
Cloudy
55° wxIcon
Hi: 54° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 55°
Willows
Cloudy
57° wxIcon
Hi: 57° Lo: 51°
Feels Like: 57°
A significant weather system will impact our area beginning late tonight, lasting through the day on Monday. This includes a large amount of snow for the mountains, with rain and wind for the valley and foothills. A steady rain will begin to move into our area around 1am Sunday.
KHSL Severe
KHSL Radar
KHSL Temperatures

Community Events