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Girls cross country team heads to State Championship

The Wasco High School varsity girls cross country team has had an outstanding year, winning back-to-back South Sequoia League championships. They qualified for the Valley Championsh... — Updated 11/27/2022

 By Veronica Jacuinde    News

A jolly good time planned

Wasco Toys for Tigers will bring extra cheer this holiday season with their Christmas Tree Spectacular Family Fun Night. The festive event will take place on Monday, Dec. 5. The... — Updated 11/27/2022

 By Veronica Jacuinde    News

Thanksgiving comes early

Three local churches, True Light Baptist Church, New Generation Church and Grace Community Church, came together to host a special Thanksgiving lunch for the community. "Our... — Updated 11/27/2022

 By Veronica Jacuinde    News

Wasco couple arrested in $800K credit card fraud scheme

Miguel Leyva, 35, and Karina Gutierrez, 32, both of Wasco, were arrested on Thursday in an alleged credit card fraud scheme neting them nearly a million dollars. A federal grand jury indicted the couple for conspiracy, bank fraud,... — Updated 11/27/2022

 By Veronica Jacuinde    News 

Career fair opens doors of opportunity for students

Wasco Union High School hosted a college and career fair on Thursday. Various organizations attended to share more about what they have to offer students post-graduation.... — Updated 11/20/2022

 By Veronica Jacuinde    News 

Wasco addresses illegal dumping

The City of Wasco's Code Compliance, American Refuse, local groups, and businesses are partnering to keep Wasco beautiful. A community clean-up day will take place on Saturday,... — Updated 11/20/2022

 By Veronica Jacuinde    News 

Ceremony salutes local veterans

Teresa Burke Elementary School hosted its 8th annual Veteran's Day program to honor the great men and women who have served our country through their time in the US military. Those... — Updated 11/20/2022

 By Veronica Jacuinde    News 

Elk Ladies raise funds for Ronald McDonald House

The Wasco Elk Ladies hosted a special fundraiser for the Bakersfield Ronald McDonald House. The money raised will support local families with sick children, providing them shelter... — Updated 11/20/2022

 By Veronica Jacuinde    News 

Election results yet to be official

With local election results still incomplete, the latest tallies released Tuesday showed no changes in the leaders. According to the Kern County Elections Department, the numbers... — Updated 11/20/2022

 By Veronica Jacuinde    News 

Council moves forward with establishing police department

On Tuesday at the regular City Council meeting, the appointment of Mr. Charlie Fivecoat as Transitional Chief of Police was unanimously approved. City Manager Scott Hurlbert was... — Updated 11/20/2022


Girls golf team wins against odds

The Wasco High School varsity girls golf team made history after winning the Valley Championship in Visalia. This was after taking first place at the South Sequoia League... — Updated 11/15/2022

 By Veronica Jacuinde    News

Hall of Fame celebrates athletic excellence

Wasco High School held its Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Saturday. It was a night of celebration honoring some of the best sports players and teams in the school's... — Updated 11/15/2022

 By Veronica Jacuinde    News

Toys for Tigers spreads holiday cheer

Toys for Tigers held its annual chicken lunch fundraiser on Saturday. Many residents supported the organization's effort to brighten the holiday season for those less fortunate in... — Updated 11/15/2022

 By Veronica Jacuinde    News

Cycling event promotes riding safety

The Wasco Recreation and Parks District, the City of Wasco and Bike Bakersfield hosted a morning bicycle ride for the community Saturday. It was a day of fun while learning about bi... — Updated 11/15/2022

 By Veronica Jacuinde    News

Art day cultivates creativity

The Wasco Recreation and Parks District held its first annual 2022 Art Festival at Barker Park. Guests enjoyed a jam-packed day of creative activities and performances in all artist... — Updated 11/15/2022

 By Veronica Jacuinde    News

Residents exercise their right to vote

It was a busy day of voting on election day. Poll workers in Wasco reported a busy flow of voters throughout the day, with an even bigger stream of people that came to drop off... — Updated 11/15/2022

 By Veronica Jacuinde    News

Students showcase their creativity

Wasco Independence High School participated in the Bakersfield Museum of Art's annual Via Arte event, an Italian street painting festival where students demonstrated their artistic... — Updated 11/15/2022

 By Veronica Jacuinde    News

Early results put Valentin into council

It was a tight race for candidates in local elections. As votes continue to be tallied Wednesday night, Valentin Medina appeared to win out against incumbent Mayor Pro Tem John P.... — Updated 11/15/2022

 By Veronica Jacuinde    News

Wasco carries on the tradition

After a tough battle, Wasco High School junior and varsity football teams took home the win against Shafter High School. This marked one of the biggest rivalries in Kern County. It... — Updated 11/11/2022

 By Veronica Jacuinde    News

Burke Elementary students honor veterans

Teresa Burke Elementary School cordially extends a warm invitation to local veterans to participate in their annual Veterans Day program. It will be a festive celebration to honor... — Updated 11/11/2022

 By Veronica Jacuinde    News

Helping to brighten the holidays

Since 2002, Wasco Toys for Tigers has brought holiday cheer to children and their families. They give out almost 700 toys yearly and provide food baskets to those in need. To raise... — Updated 11/11/2022

 By Veronica Jacuinde    News

Candidates vie for Assembly position

This year's midyear elections features some highly contested elections. One example is the fight for the California State Assembly District 35. Kern County Supervisor Leticia Perez... — Updated 11/11/2022

 By Veronica Jacuinde    News

Council OKs use of bonds to fund new housing development

On Tuesday at theregular City Council meeting, a public hearing was held to adopt a resolution authorizing the use of tax-exempt funds to finance the acquisition, construction, impr... — Updated 11/11/2022

 By Veronica Jacuinde    News

Gangs blamed for shootings

Wasco has seen a series of violent gang-related shootings that have taken place this month. Citizens are concerned about their safety. The latest occurred on Oct. 24th when... — Updated 11/9/2022

 By Veronica Jacuinde    News

Meet the hopefuls for Wasco City Council

City council elections will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 8. Five districts make up the City of Wasco, and three are up for election. In District One, Mayor Gilberto Reyna is running... — Updated 10/31/2022


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