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WUHSD district preparing for reopening

Special education, English learners, homeless and at-risk students could return to in-person instruction as soon as Oct. 27, reported Assistant Superintendent Rob Cobb at the Oct. 8 board meeting....

Shafter man dies in accident

A Shafter man was killed on Saturday when the ATV he was riding crashed into a power pole near Wasco. Jesus Manuel Luna II, 28, was riding on Wildwood Road south of Highway 46 near Wasco. California...

Wasco library opening with restrictions

The Wasco Library will be opening up and providing limited service. Kern County is attempting to keep as many libraries open as possible during this pandemic. As the county moves from the purple tier...

Wasco City Council candidates forum helps inform voters

The six City Council candidates - four from District 2 and two from District 4 - gathered Oct. 7 for a forum at Life House Church. Wasco Woman's Club member and forum moderator Jill Drescher,...

K-9 team joins the Shafter Police Department

The Shafter Police Department has an active K-9 Unit that has been serving the city since the reinstatement of the program. The team consists of Senior Officer Kevin Green and his K-9 partner, Ecko....

City moves into red tier

Many think the number 13 is an unlucky number, but for Kern County and Wasco residents, Tuesday, Oct. 13 was a lucky day. The county officially moved from the purple tier to the red tier, which means...

Adventist Health thriving a year later

Adventist Health's Wasco office, run by Dr. Isaac Sanchez, opened up a year ago at 1040 7th St. Inside the office, the waiting room chairs are now safely distanced and each patient is greeted by a...

Correction: Sharon Nicol

Wasco Union High School District board candidate Sharon Nicol was misidentified as Stacy Nichol in the Oct. 1 edition on page 3. We apologize for this...

Man in critical condition after shooting

A man was seriously injured Saturday after a shooting in Wasco. On Oct. 10, deputies were dispatched at 9 p.m. to the 1000 block of 16th St. where a man was found with multiple gunshot wounds. The man was alert and conscious and airlifted to Kern...

Manuel Garcia vying to complete vision for city

There are three seats available on the City Council being contested between six candidates including the three incumbents of those seats. Current members Manuel Garcia, Gilbert Alvarado, Chad Givens...

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Wasco Frosty King family impresses by its customer service

Frosty King has been in the same family for over 35 years, and Mohamed Pazou is currently running the Wasco restaurant. The family is originally from Hanford where they owned a liquor store until...

Couch's Corner: Kern County Animal Services reaches no-kill status

As Fourth District supervisor, I work with Kern County Animal Services on efforts to reduce the euthanasia rates in our county. Recently, KCAS announced for the first time on record, that the...

Death Notices - Oct. 15, 2020

Agnes ``Lagatha’’ Meek, 81, of Wasco, passed away Oct. 6 in Wasco. Basham & Lara Funeral Care, Shafter. Yolanda Gutierrez Tellez, 19, of Shafter, passed away Oct. 5 in Shafter. Basham & Lara Funeral Care Shafter. Timothy W Skaggs, 53, of...

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