What You Need to Know: Jan. 8

Good morning, North State! Here's what you need to know to start your day on Jan. 8, 2019.

Posted: Jan 8, 2019 8:54 AM
Updated: Jan 8, 2019 9:17 AM

Paradise High School Resumes Classes at Chico Airport

More than 700 Paradise High School students are set to resume classes near the Chico airport. Action News Now will dig deeper into the impacts, including traffic, possible liabilities and long-term safety issues associated with students located near a working airport. 

Tree Survey in Areas Affected by Camp Fire

Local agencies are starting to survey trees burned by the Camp Fire. The Butte County Fire Safe Council says this should help give an estimate of how much disaster assistance is needed. The community should expect crews around the areas until the end of the month.

Gridley City Council Officially Approves Lease Agreement with FEMA

Gridley City Council has approved a lease agreement with FEMA. Now, 350 families will live in trailers in the City Industrial Park in the south part of town. The city expects to hire two more police officers and a firefighter.

Contractor Shortage Concerns in Paradise

While the community is set to rebuild after the Camp Fire, there is a concern of a contractor shortage. Right now, Valley Contractors Exchange is working with the Chico Builder's Association, Butte College and the Alliance for Workforce Development to try to establish training courses to build a skilled labor force.

Gov. Newsom to Announce Executive Actions

Today, Governor Gavin Newsom is set to announce new executive actions in response to several destructive wildfires. We'll update you as we learn more.

Rail Service Returns to Hamilton City

Rail service is set to return to Hamilton City after more than a decade without it. The train will be used to deliver agriculture supplies twice a day to Nutrien Ag Solutions and at the Old Holly Sugar Facility in Hamilton City. 

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