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 By Veronica Jacuinde    News 

Church plans an Easter service to remember

Canyon Hills Church of Wasco will hold a special Easter service at the Wasco High School auditorium on Sunday, April 9, at 10 a.m. It will be a morning of celebration and worship.... — Updated 3/25/2023

 By Veronica Jacuinde    News 

Course helps kids in financial literacy

Violeta Okolonwamu is a Wasco Independence High School teacher who spearheads a personal finance course to ensure students start on the right path. Financial literacy is vital in he... — Updated 3/25/2023

 By Veronica Jacuinde    News 

Wasco moves forward with $44M grant application to fund water project

At their regular meeting on Tuesday, the Wasco City Council voted to apply for state funding for a $44 million water system improvement project. The funding, from the State Water... — Updated 3/25/2023

 By Veronica Jacuinde    News 

WHS youth making a difference in health

The California Health Collaborative's "Unidos Por Salud" (United for Health) focuses on empowering Wasco High School youth to be advocates in the community, raising awareness about... — Updated 3/25/2023

 By Veronica Jacuinde    News 

Girls come out for cheer tryouts

Wasco High School held three cheer clinics earlier this week. Over 80 athletes showed up to learn the dances and routines they will need to perform at the tryouts on Saturday,... — Updated 3/25/2023


A pool guy you can count on at Big Joe's

Big Joe's Pool Service launched earlier this year and is off to a great start. Joseph Munoz and his wife, Allisyn, are the owners. Before opening his own business, Munoz worked... — Updated 3/25/2023

 By Veronica Jacuinde    News 

New animal shelter a win-win

A new $3 million Wasco Animal Shelter is expected to be up and running within two years, according to city officials. Public Works Director Luis Villa said the design will take plac... — Updated 3/25/2023

 By Veronica Jacuinde    News

A heartfelt goodbye to Rob Cobb

The community came out on Friday to celebrate the life of a great man, Robert (Rob) Cobb. It was a moving tribute to a lifelong educator that contributed much to the city of Wasco.... — Updated 3/14/2023

 By Veronica Jacuinde    News

Mock interviews set students up for success in the workforce

Wasco Independence High School held a mock interview workshop to provide seniors with a real job interview experience with local employers. "We decided to host this event as a... — Updated 3/14/2023

 By Veronica Jacuinde    News

Ross opens store in Wasco

It was a busy morning for the Ross store at its grand opening on Saturday, with over 150 people walking through its doors in the first 10 minutes. Bri Villa was one of the... — Updated 3/14/2023

 By Veronica Jacuinde    News

Churches pray for Wasco as one

There was a house full of worshipers on Sunday at the Wasco Community Revival. The special event occurred at True Light Baptist Church in Wasco, with almost 100 people celebrating t... — Updated 3/14/2023

 By Veronica Jacuinde    News

American Refuse rolls out new service in Wasco

Representatives from American Refuse attended the City Council meeting Tuesday night and gave a presentation on the recycling bag and information they are leaving residents, along... — Updated 3/14/2023

 By Veronica Jacuinde    News

Workshop sets priorities for Wasco's next year

On Saturday, a strategic planning workshop for the fiscal 2023-24 year was held for the City Council and city leaders to come to a consensus on priorities that will help the staff... — Updated 3/14/2023

 By Veronica Jacuinde    News

Cobb leaves a legacy in community

After a nearly two-year battle against cancer, esteemed Wasco Union High School District educator Robert (Rob) Cobb passed peacefully on Saturday morning, surrounded by his loved... — Updated 2/20/2023

 By Veronica Jacuinde    News

Wasco Elks Lodge brings unique event

Wasco Elks Lodge #2419 will host its first annual Clay Shoot Tournament fundraiser on Saturday, April 15, at the Kern County Gun Club. It will be a morning of play for all levels,... — Updated 2/20/2023

 By Veronica Jacuinde    News

WRPD youth sports season kicks off

The Wasco Recreation and Parks District have an extensive lineup of activities for youth, including NFL flag football, t-ball baseball, coach pitch baseball, Little League baseball... — Updated 2/20/2023

 By Veronica Jacuinde    News

Highway interchange dedicated to fallen deputy

A ceremony was held for Kern County Sheriff's Deputy Phillip Campas with the unveiling of a memorial sign designating the interchange of Highways 65 and Highway 99 in his honor. It... — Updated 2/20/2023

 By Veronica Jacuinde    News

Wasconian Tiner thrives in the global music scene

Kris Tiner is an accomplished jazz trumpet player, composer and educator that will soon be inducted into the Cal State Bakersfield Alumni Hall of Fame. A Wasco native, he credits... — Updated 2/20/2023


Shafter man charged with molesting Wasco girl, 14

No date has been announced for the arraignment of a Wasco middle school counselor arrested last week on charges of sexually molesting a 14-year-old student at the school. The employee was arrested on Jan. 30 after the girl charged... — Updated 2/13/2023

 By Veronica Jacuinde    News

Scholarship opportunities open to WHS seniors and graduates

The Wasco Community Scholarship Association is now taking applications for its annual scholarship awards and invites seniors and alumni of Wasco High School who are pursuing... — Updated 2/13/2023

 By Veronica Jacuinde    News

Expanded learning opportunities program benefits youth

Wasco Union Elementary School District offers its students a safe place to learn and keep active through its after-school programs, serving 200 to 300 youth at each elementary... — Updated 2/13/2023

 By Veronica Jacuinde    News

Grant funds monthly free spay and neuter clinics

The City of Wasco received a $288,000 SNIP spay/neuter grant from UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program in connection with the California of All Animal Statewide Animal Shelter... — Updated 2/13/2023

 By Veronica Jacuinde    News

City makes progress with Wasco Police Department

Up to 12 vehicles are set to be the first fleet for the new Wasco Police Department. At the regular City Council meeting on Tuesday, a resolution was passed to authorize the city... — Updated 2/13/2023

 By Veronica Jacuinde    News

A fresh perspective joins City Council

Valentin Medina was recently elected to serve as a council member representing District 3. He has strong roots in Wasco and is grateful the community put trust in him to carry out t... — Updated 1/31/2023

 By Veronica Jacuinde    News

Juvenile killed in Wasco shooting

A 16-year-old male juvenile was shot, transported to a local hospital via air medic for treatment and subsequently died in an incident last Thursday at 6th Place and Cedar Avenue.... — Updated 1/31/2023


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