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 By Jamie Stewart    News    May 6, 2021 

First Shafter student in 20 years to attend military academy

Jensen Boyt, a Shafter High senior, will be attending the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. It has been over a little over 20 years since a Shafter High School student had been nominated to one of...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    May 6, 2021 

El Duran's Taco Shop opens off Highway 43

The owner of Rocy's Mexican Food has opened a new venture in the city called El Duran's Taco Shop. Antonio Duran and his family have been in business in Shafter for a few years. Duran said that he lov...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    May 6, 2021 

Travel to Oz this weekend with Young Adult Theater

The Shafter Young Adult Theater group will be presenting their production of the old classic, "The Wizard of Oz" this weekend, Friday, May 7 and May 8. Show times are 7 p.m. for Friday and Saturday,...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    May 6, 2021 

Shafter library needs new agreement to stay open

The fate of the Shafter Branch Library is in limbo as the current agreement ends in June. Over the weekend, the library held an event to make the community aware of its uncertain fate. The city...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    May 6, 2021 

Mother's Day shopping, blood drive to be held Friday

Residents will be able to shop at the bazaar for mom and donate blood at an event held by the Truth Church. On Friday, May 7 from 2 to 7 p.m., the church is hosting a Mother's Day shopping event...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    May 6, 2021 

DYW awarded key to the city by City Council

The City Council presented the key to the city to Nicole Morris, the new Distinguished Young Woman, at its recent meeting. The council also honored First Alternate Natalie Olvera, Second Alternate...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    April 29, 2021

2 inmates escape from Lerdo, 1 captured

One of two inmates who escaped from the Lerdo Justice Facility was captured by the Shafter Police Department on Wednesday morning. At approximately 1:30 a.m. David Reagan Palms, 22, and Tyrone...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    Sports    April 29, 2021

Generals stomp Golden Valley, finish season undefeated

The Shafter High Generals football team ended their abbreviated season with one of the only three undefeated records in the county, going 5-0. Their final game was on Friday night, winning against...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    April 29, 2021

Hundreds drawn to Tin Cup to shop

Hundreds of people turned out to the Tin Cup last Saturday to buy everything from baked bread, makeup, soaps, plants and clothing. The Coffee and Creations event was packed with vendor booths...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    April 29, 2021

Scelzi Enterprises opening in Shafter

Fresno-based Scelzi Enterprises is coming to the Wonderful Industrial Park later this summer. Scelzi recently purchased the 36,366-square-foot building previously occupied by Weatherford, Inc. The...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    April 29, 2021

Zumba classes return in-person

After almost a year of virtual classes, in-person classes returned to the city when Zumba was held at the Shafter Aquatic Center, offering participants a chance to dance to the music under the...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    April 22, 2021

Three killed in crash

Three people were killed on Tuesday night as a result of a collision at the intersection of Fresno Avenue and Central Valley Highway. At approximately 5:30 p.m., the Shafter Police Department...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    April 22, 2021

Meeting to discuss funds for air quality

Residents can learn about funding available to improve air quality during a virtual town hall meeting on April 30. The meeting will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. and will discuss funding for residents and businesses. With the passage of AB 617, a...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    April 22, 2021

Over 40 vendors will be at pop-up event

One of the area's largest shopping events will pop up on E. Lerdo Highway Saturday. The Tin Cup, at 1101 E. Lerdo Highway, is hosting a pop-up shopping day from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Over 40 vendors are...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    Sports    April 22, 2021

Generals stay undefeated with blowout of Mira Monte

The Shafter High Generals proved on Friday night that they are able to step up and win even when they are not at the top of their game. Against the Lions of Mira Monte, the Generals' offense started...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    April 22, 2021

Ex-Junior Miss makes history as part of cryptocurrency company

The city's 2005 Junior Miss Julie Strauss is part of the first cryptocurrency company to go public on the stock market. Strauss, a 2006 graduate of Shafter High School, is a member of the CoinBase...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    April 22, 2021

Restaurant honored for recycling efforts

The City Council, along with American Refuse's Lynnda Martin, recently presented a Recycling Award to Don Pepe's Bar and Grill. Martin said that the local business has been working with American...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    April 22, 2021

Low-cost spay and neuter clinic to be held

Shafter Animal Control will be holding a low-cost spay and neuter clinic on Saturday, April 24 and Sunday, April 25 at 18849 Shafter Ave. The procedure will cost $25 for any residents in the 93263...

 

Chase is ready for a new family

Chase, a red and white Siberian husky, is still a puppy at 8 months old with big blue eyes. He may get bigger than he is since he is not full grown. Chase came to the Shafter Animal Shelter as a...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    April 15, 2021

2020 DYW Shelbee Ramos bids farewell

On Saturday night, Shelbee Ramos handed her title of Distinguished Young Woman of Shafter to Nicole Morris. This ended the year's reign of Ramos's service as Shafter's DYW. Usually, the DYW of...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    April 15, 2021

Stadium to receive state-of-the-art scoreboard

The renovation project of the Shafter High School stadium is under way, with the demolition of the grandstands, press box and the surrounding track. One of the highlights of the new stadium is going...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    April 8, 2021

Landmark hotel vandalized

Shafter's Green Hotel, a historical landmark, was vandalized for the third time in the last 90 days over the weekend, after several windows were broken, the glass front door was smashed and the fence...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    April 8, 2021

Council approves committee to explore library use

The City Council approved forming an adhoc committee that would explore ways to keep the library open. The library is currently open two days a week until June. The City of Shafter came to an...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    April 8, 2021

Cemetery district manager to retire

Tim Unruh, who has served Kern County and specifically the areas around Shafter and Wasco, as the district manager of the Kern Cemetery District, is retiring at the end of this week. Unruh has held...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    April 8, 2021

Young Adult Theater following the Yellow Brick Road in May production

The city's Young Adult Theater will be presenting their annual production in a couple of weeks, taking local theater-goers down the Yellow Brick Road as they look for the Wizard of Oz. Cris Starrh...

 

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