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$11.9 million budget for city

The Wasco City Council approved an annual budget of $11.9 million for the 2019-2020 fiscal year at its meeting Tuesday night Two councilmembers, Danny Espitia and John Pallares, voted against...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    Sports    June 20, 2019

Reserves turning things around in 1st season

The Wasco Reserves have turned things around by winning their four of their last five games. On Thursday, June 13, the Reserves beat the Monterey Amberjacks 4-3; on Friday, they beat the California...

 

Wasco Tribune Night at the Reserves

The Wasco Tribune will sponor a night out with the Reserves Thursday, June 27 at 7 p.m. when the local team plays the Monterey Amberjacks. There will be free hot dogs, soda and $1 admissions,...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    June 20, 2019

Boys & Girls program at Semitropic

Because of a new grant provided by the West Kern Consortium, Wasco students who attend Semitropic and Maple schools are able to participate in a special four-week summer program. The consortium asked...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    June 20, 2019

Taco Friday means funding for Orange Heart

The Orange Heart Foundation’s Taco Friday fundraiser was such a success that the event ran out of tacos at 9:30 p.m., one of the organizers said. “We had about 350 to 400 people show up,...

 

Reserves start well, but can't hold on

Behind five strong innings from Alex Hernandez and two hits from first baseman Kash Mattson, the Wasco Reserves took another game from the Sagueros in Tucson Saturday night, 3-1. Wasco goes up against onterey Amberjacks Wednesday at 7 p.m.in Wasco.-...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    Sports    June 20, 2019

Tiger Sharks meet draws hundreds

The Wasco Tiger Sharks Swim Team has been busy with two very important meets. The A team showed their skill on Saturday, June 1, and the B team displayed their skills on June 4 at Barker Park. Swimmin...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    June 20, 2019

Safety front and center at collaborative

With two drowning deaths in Kern County so far this year, one a toddler and the other a grown man, the focus on water safety has become more important for children and adults alike, a speaker told...

 

Community Calendar - June 20, 2019

ANNOUNCEMENTS NEW: Dance performance -- Planet Dance is having its Mid-Year Gala on Saturday, June 22, with doors opening at 9:15 a.m. for a 10 a.m. show at the Shafter High School Fred Starrh Auditorium. NEW: Wasco VFW -- Veterans of Foreign Wars in...

 

Pet of the Week - June 20, 2019

Jon Jon is a German shepherd mix, approximately 1 year old and about 40 pounds. He's waiting fo a good family to meet him and take him home. The City of Wasco Animal Control Division runs the Wasco...

 

Mystery History - June 20, 2019

Here's this week's challenge, courtesy of the Wasco Historical Society. If you know the location, circumstances, exact or rough date and/or people in the photo, send your educated (or semieducated)...

 

Arrest Report - June 20, 2019

June 10 Jermaine R. Maston, 34, of Wasco, was arrested at the intersection of 43 Highway and McCombs Road for battery. He was booked into the Kern County Jail. Roberto Gonzales, 23, of Wasco, was arrested in the 1000 block of Lily Street for being...

 

Corrections - June 20, 2019

A photo caption in last week's Tribune contained incorrect information. The correct caption for the picture above should have read: The Perseverance Award was presented to Madison Martinez by Vice...

 

Classified ads - June 20, 2019

#1 YARD SALE SHAFTER Yard Sale: 1124 Weyand Way, Shafter, Saturday, 6/22, 7-11 a.m. Lots of misc. 1t1 Yard Sale: 296 Pine St., Shafter. Sat., 6/22, 6:30-?. Furniture, refrigerator, toys & misc. 1t1 Multifamily Yard Sale: 711 Hollywood Ave,, Shafter....

 
 By Jim Neal    Opinion    June 20, 2019

Pastor's Corner - June 20, 2019

“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must Be lived forward.”--Kierkegaard Is that statement right on target or what? I read that quote in a book I am reading, and it hit me squarely between the eyes! I suppose said another way is more f...

 

OBITUARY: Douglas Bolder

Douglas William Bolder, 79, passed away on Sunday, June 9, 2019 in Thousand Oaks. He was born in Los Angeles. Doug went to Wasco Union High School and played football and competed as a swimmer. He...

 

OBITUARY: Juan Vasquez

Juan Vasquez Jr., 57, passed away on June 1, 2019, in Lost Hills. He was born on Oct. 13, 1961, in El Paso, Texas, to Juan and Ramona Vasquez. Juan grew up in El Paso until the age of 13, then his...

 
 By David Couch    Opinion    June 20, 2019

ANOTHER VIEW: Couch's Corner

Couch's Corner has been my attempt to keep the community updated and to explain how County government works and how it affects you. It is my hope that through these articles and the various other...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    June 20, 2019

Loving Our City party at Barker

The Barker Park area was teeming with activity as the New Generation Church held its annual "Loving Our City" festival and the Wasco Reserves hosted the Tucson Sequeros at the Ballpark across the...

 

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