The Welcome to Chico sign was damaged early in the year from a strong wind storm that blew through Butte County. The storm left the old sign significantly broken. The sign sits on private property and takes a some time to go through the hoops to get it fixed. There was increasing damage over the years, but repairs never happened. After the storm, the sign was welcoming visitors and Chicoans into the "ghetto" by the looks of the sign, thus it was in real need of being fixed. I went out today to take some pictures of the damaged sign that is going to get its much needed repairs soon.
The Welcome to Chico Sign along northbound Highway 99, seen Friday, March 5, 2010 in Chico, Calif., is moving forward in the repairs needed to fix from a wind storm that damaged the sign early in the year. (Jason Halley/Chico Enterprise-Record)
The damage to the Welcome to Chico Sign is very extensive from a wind storm early in the year. (Jason Halley/Chico Enterprise-Record)
Debris from the Welcome to Chico sign lies on the ground waiting to be cleaned. (Jason Halley/Chico Enterprise-Record)
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