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 By Jamie Stewart    News    July 1, 2021 

Mayor arrested for DUI

Mayor Alex Garcia was arrested for driving under the influence this week. Court records show an individual named Alexandro Cecelio Garcia, identified as being born in 1989, was arraigned in Shafter co...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    July 1, 2021 

Farmers struggle to water fields during drought

Area farmers are having a tough time watering their fields as this year’s Shafter Wasco Irrigation District allocation is a half acre foot of water for every acre of land the farmer owns. The...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    July 1, 2021 

Wasco asking visitors to City Hall to declare vaccination status

The City of Wasco has put out a Vaccination Declaration asking residents to inform the city of vaccination status when they visit City Hall. “We will also have one for city employees,” City Clerk Maria Martinez said Wednesday. “It’s just part...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    July 1, 2021 

Good Samaritan opens Wasco clinic

Good Samaritan in Bakersfield has opened a clinic in Wasco after its program to test field workers for covid-19 was a success. The Good Samaritan Medical Clinic is located at 1217 Seventh St., across...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    July 1, 2021 

Wasco State Prison to help fund fireworks show

The Wasco State Prison has helped fund the city's July fireworks show for several years and this year's fundraiser will be on Wednesday, July 7. The prison's next fundraiser will be at Panda Express o...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    July 1, 2021 

Sponsors announced for Rose Queen pageant

The sponsors for the 12 girls competing for the Miss Wasco/Rose Queen pageant have been announced. The pageant kicks off on Thursday, Sept. 9 in a live show. “The girls are also planning a trip to Disneyland in July,” Student Activities...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    July 1, 2021 

SHS graduate makes Deans' List

A former Shafter High student from Wasco has been named to the spring dean's list at the University of Nebraska. Willem Neufeld Waterhouse, of Wasco, has been named to the Dean's List at the...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    July 1, 2021 

Illegal fireworks still an issue locally

If you wander outside in the evening at this time of year, you are more than likely to see a light show in the sky, thanks to the continuing issue of illegal fireworks in the area. The Shafter Police...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    July 1, 2021 

Shafter shot putter ranked number one in the world

Ken Hurlbert, of Shafter, is now ranked number one in the world in his age division in the shot put. Hurlbert, after a 15-month hiatus because of the covid-19 closures of track meet events, competed i...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    July 1, 2021 

Teen takes third at national track and field competition

Joslyn Pierucci, 13, of Shafter, has won third place at a national track and field competition. Pierucci, a thrower, competed in Rome, Georgia at the USATF National Youth Outdoor Championships last...

 
 News    July 1, 2021 

Mystery History - July 1, 2021

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)...

 

Couch's Corner: Delano Recovery Station provides a safe space

Can you believe it has been one year since the opening of the Delano Recovery Station? This past week, Telecare opened the doors to the public to celebrate the one-year anniversary. Since the...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    June 24, 2021

Mayor arrested for DUI

Mayor Alex Garcia was arrested for driving under the influence this week. Court records show an individual named Alexandro Cecelio Garcia, identified as being born in 1989, was arraigned in Shafter co...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    June 24, 2021

Supporters of raising Pride flag held rally before council vote

Before the City Council denied a motion to raise the Pride flag in the month of June, a group of supporters rallied in front of City Hall. On the June 17 agenda, Mayor Alex Garcia proposed a...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    June 24, 2021

Meet the next city manager, Scott Hurlbert

As Scott Hurlbert prepares to take the reins from outgoing City Manager Daniel Ortiz-Hernandez, he sat down with the Tribune to talk about his background and goals for the city. Hurlbert has three...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    June 24, 2021

Businesses searching for help at job fair

Over two dozen employers worked to entice new employees last Friday during a job fair held at Cormack Park. The job fair was hosted by Wasco Career Awareness Recruitment Education (CARE). Jose Segovia...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    June 24, 2021

Wasco council discusses budget changes

Director of Finance Isarel Perez-Hernandez gave a presentation to the City Council during a special meeting on some increases that will occur during the fiscal year 2021-22. Hernandez stated that...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    June 24, 2021

Wasco community celebrates Juneteenth with festivities

The name Juneteenth has been spoken a lot in 2021. It's called Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Liberation Day and Emancipation Day by many and the day commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. I...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    June 24, 2021

Lerdo runaway inmate arrested after months-long search

Tyrone Johnson, a Lerdo Justice Facility inmate who escaped in April, was apprehended by Bakersfield Police after a short pursuit. Johnson, along with David Palms, escaped from Lerdo on April 28....

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    June 24, 2021

Shafter man arrested for stealing copper wire

A city man was arrested for allegedly stealing copper wire from different locations around Kern County. Juan Regalado, 44, was charged on June 15 in connection with thefts of copper wire in Shafter,...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    June 24, 2021

Children learn about The Good Kingdom during Vacation Bible School

At Shafter's Ford Theater this past week, a group of children were learning about how to suit up and go to battle at the Annual Community Vacation Bible School. Multiple churches in Shafter came...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    June 24, 2021

Local author to speak at Kern County Museum

Shafter native Barry Bongberg will be appearing at the Kern County Museum on Saturday, July 10 for a book signing and presentation involving several military themed authors and subjects. Bongberg...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    June 24, 2021

Shafter recreation department hosting summer day camp

The Recreation and Parks Department has started their summer activities, and there are a lot to choose from. With the covid-19 restrictions easing, the department has opened its Summer Day Camp for...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    June 24, 2021

Lady Generals runner-up in Valley

The Valley Championship title slipped away from the Shafter High Lady Generals during the final game, losing 9-0 to the Highland Scots. Shafter's softball team had only one loss in the season before...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    June 17, 2021

Motion to raise Pride flag at City Hall fails

The City Council spent over an hour on a presentation on raising a Pride flag in front of City Hall during the month of June each year, which is known as Pride Month, during its meeting Tuesday. The motion ultimately failed 3-1. Over 20 people...

 

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