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 By Jamie Stewart    News

Kiddie Kollege longtime director to retire

Helen Gaede, the long-time director of the Shafter Kiddie Kollege, will be retiring at the end of the month, closing out a 49-year career. Gaede began at the school when the... — Updated 5/16/2022

 

Pet of the Week: Introducing Tarzan

Tarzan came into the Wasco Animal Shelter as a stray. He is approximately a 2-3-year-old male Belgian malinois. He is great with staff and has been tested with large dogs only. At t... — Updated 5/16/2022

 
 By Veronica Jacuinde    News

Spring fling in Barker Park

The Wasco Recreation and Parks District held their 2nd annual Prima Vera in the Park. It was a lively springtime afternoon with lots of fun for the entire family. "This was a great... — Updated 5/16/2022

 
 By Veronica Jacuinde    News

Get rid of your trash, pickup available May 14

The City of Wasco's Code Compliance, American Refuse, local groups and businesses are partnering to keep Wasco beautiful and free of unwanted trash. On Saturday, May 14, from 9... — Updated 5/16/2022

 
 By Veronica Jacuinde    News

Daddy Daughter Dance a magical night to remember

The Orange Heart Foundation will host its annual Daddy Daughter Dance on Friday, May 13, at Palm Avenue Middle School from 6 to 8 p.m. This is an event for dads and father figures t... — Updated 5/16/2022

 
 By Veronica Jacuinde    News

Students honored for academic excellence at WHS

Wasco Union High School held its 2021- 2022 Winner's Circle Awards Ceremony for graduating seniors. Over 125 students were celebrated for their academic achievements. Many... — Updated 5/16/2022

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News

Wilson to speak on potato history

The final Shafter Learning Center history lecture of the spring will be presented Thursday, May 14, at 6:30 p.m. at the center. Stan Wilson of the Shafter Historical Society will... — Updated 5/16/2022

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News

Richland student places in county competition

Marlene Ayon, a seventh grade Richland Trojan, was recognized recently for placing in a countywide competition, Battle of the Books, which sets students against each other in... — Updated 5/16/2022

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News

'Drowsy Chaperone' on SHS stage

The Shafter High Drama Department, with the accompaniment of the SHS Band, performs the Broadway hit "The Drowsy Chaperone" this weekend. The parody of American musical comedy of... — Updated 5/16/2022

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News

Panel to review city charter, make recommendations for changes

The committee appointed by the City Council to review the city's charter and make recommendations on changes has begun its work. The City of Shafter became a charter city in 1995,... — Updated 5/16/2022

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News

Taco Thursday at Basham & Lara

Basham & Lara Funeral Care recognized the Cinco de Mayo holiday on Thursday when they gave away tacos to the community, offering them to those visiting their facility. The... — Updated 5/16/2022

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News

A sunny day for Shafter Cinco de Mayo parade

A sunny day for Shafter Cinco de Mayo parade Captions #1- The Perez family with one of Stanley's cars that were entered in the parade. #2- The Tea Cups were a big hit with the... — Updated 5/16/2022

 
 By Veronica Jacuinde    News

Color Guard team takes 1st place

The Wasco Union Elementary School District Color Guard is a combination of Thomas Jefferson and Palm Avenue Middle School students. The group competed in the Pep & Pageantry... — Updated 5/16/2022

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News 

Shafter council approves purchase for bus shelter, recognizes city employees

The Shafter City Council approved the purchase of a new Bus Shelter that will be placed at the new bus stop located at Stringham Park. This bus stop is being relocated from the... — Updated 5/10/2022

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News 

Potato shed burns in 5th recent fire

A potato warehouse on Lerdo Highway was burned to the ground last week, the fifth substantial fire in the city in recent months. A former Shafter fire dispatcher voiced concern... — Updated 5/10/2022

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News 

Cinco de Mayo: A celebration of freedom

The Cinco de Mayo Festival is making its return to the streets of Shafter this Saturday, beginning at 10 a.m. with a downtown parade. The celebration has grown every year, with... — Updated 5/10/2022

 
 By Veronica Jacuinde    News 

Customer service is always first at H & H Automotive

Finding a trusty and reliable mechanic can be a challenge. Luckily for those looking for value and expertise, H & H Automotive is here to serve with a full range of services... — Updated 5/10/2022

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News 

Mannel Park hosts celebration

Mannel Park was the place to be on Saturday, with over 1,000 gathering for the return of the Cinco de Mayo celebration after the cancellation of the event for the past two years... — Updated 5/10/2022

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News 

Pop up event gives vendors valuable exposure

Continuing a trend that has been gaining steam throughout the pandemic, a large pop-up event was held at Tin Cup in Shafter, attracting over 50 vendors selling products from homemad... — Updated 5/10/2022

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News 

Air Museum members tour space facility

Members of the Minter Field Air Museum recently got the chance to tour one of the most advanced space and air facilities in the nation when they visited the Mojave Air & Space P... — Updated 5/10/2022

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News 

Tacos La Villas to replace Del Taco in Shafter

If you have driven by Lerdo Highway and Central Valley Highway lately, you may have noticed that the Del Taco has closed its doors. The national chain eatery shut down operation... — Updated 5/10/2022

 
 By Veronica Jacuinde    News 

Reserve will play this year, but not in Wasco

The Wasco Reserve Pecos League professional baseball club announced there would not be any games played in Wasco this season. Instead, they will play their home games in... — Updated 5/10/2022

 
 By Veronica Jacuinde    News 

Law enforcement frustrated with justice system

Sergeant Charles Shinn from the Kern County Sheriff's Department reported several redundant arrests at this week's council meeting. In particular, on April 28, the department... — Updated 5/10/2022

 
 By Veronica Jacuinde    News

SNIP bus comes to Wasco

The City Council approved a 5-year solid waste rate adjustment schedule for property owners and tenants totalling 62%. The monthly increases for services for both residential and... — Updated 5/1/2022

 
 By Veronica Jacuinde    News

62% rate hike set for solid waste over 5 years

The City Council approved a 5-year solid waste rate adjustment schedule for property owners and tenants totalling 62%. The monthly increases for services for both residential and... — Updated 5/1/2022

 

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