The first was a professional team in the Western Baseball League from 1997 to 2002. The second team was a part of the summer collegiate wood bat league known as the Great West League. It began operations in 2014 and ended in 2018. The team's title sponsor was Golden Valley Bank.
The original Chico Heat were broadcast on KPAY NewsTalk 1290 AM during their entire time. Area broadcaster Rory Miller was the "voice" of the team on the radio for the entire time. Miller also was the broadcaster for the second team on The Edge 101.7 FM. He broadcast with KPAY's Mike Baca.
The death of Steve Nettleton change
On January 11, 2019, Heat founder and majority owner Steve Nettleton died at age 79. He had Parkinson's Disease.
Other websites change
- Chico Heat official website archives (archive.org)