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Cameras will be reading license plates in Wasco

The City Council introduced the Flock Safety Program during its meeting to help deputies read license plates. This program gives the deputies automated license plate reading technology to utilize in...

A big move for The Press and Tribune

The Shafter Press and Wasco Tribune will have new offices beginning Monday, Feb. 1. The paper's new address: 406 Kern St., Suite E, Shafter, facing Central Avenue. The City of Shafter is selling the building at 406 Central Ave. where the Press is...

Farmers struggle amid pandemic, do not qualify for programs

Farmers have felt the impact of the coronavirus pandemic as they have worked to keep residents fed and many have not been able to qualify for assistance programs. Almost a year after the beginning of...

Chamber cancels annual awards banquet

The Shafter Chamber of Commerce has canceled the annual Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet, which was scheduled for February. Each year individuals and organizations are nominated for their...

300 new cases reported in Wasco

In Gov. Gavin Newsom’s last covid-19 briefing held in December, he stated that he envisioned school reopening by February. School districts are differing in their opinions. Superintendent of the...

Business can sell, repair guns in city after ordinance change

he City Council approved an ordinance change that would allow the sales and repair of firearms in the city. A zoning change was required to make this possible. A proposed business, which will sell...

Residents, board battle over decision to return to in-person learning

The Richland School District has recently implemented a return to classroom plan that has the board, as well as the community, at odds. The district has started a hybrid return to school plan that...

Ag company prepares land for planting

Frank Sanchez is a busy man, running a business along with being a pastor at New Generation Church. His business, Frank Sanchez Ag LLC, has been grinding trees and prepping orchards for 17 years. "We...

Fiesta Latina Market delivers for free

Fiesta Latina has risen to the challenge of operating during the pandemic, delivering to residents for free. "We deliver to our customers free of charge as a service to our community," said owner...

Prout has goals, challenges as mayor

New Mayor Cathy Prout has some goals for the city as Shafter continues to grow during the pandemic. With a 5-0 vote, the council selected Prout to serve as the city's mayor for the next two years....

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Dollie Imogene Burrow

Dollie Imogene Burrow, 78, of Shafter, passed away on Jan. 18, 2021, in Bakersfield. Dollie Imogene (Whitmire) Burrow was born in Kenefic, Okla., to William E. Whitmire Sr. and Minnie M. Ritchie on...

Juan Diego Cantú Adame

Juan Diego Cantú, de 55 años de edad, falleció el día 8 de Enero del 2021 en Wasco. El nació en el día 30 de Noviembre del año 1965 en General Nuevo León México. Sus padres son Aureliano...

Death Notices - Jan. 21, 2021

Juan Diego Cantu Adame, 55, of Wasco, passed away Jan. 8 in Wasco. Basham & Lara Funeral Care, Shafter. Jack Allen Branch, 72, of Bakersfield, passed away Jan.11 in Bakersfield. Basham & Lara Funeral Care, Shafter. Ruben Anaya, 32, of McFarland,...

Teofilo Farias

Teofilo Farias Jr., 59, passed away on Dec. 21, 2020, at Mercy Southwest Hospital in Bakersfield. Born on April 11, 1961 in Galveston, Texas, to Teofilo and Lupe Farias, Teofilo was one of 12 children. Growing up in Shafter, Teofilo graduated from...

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Arrest Report - Jan. 21, 2021

Jan. 11 Jodi Kay Bevelheimer, 37, of Shafter, was arrested for theft extortion of a vehicle, possession of identifying information, on a felony bench warrant, possession of burglary tools and controlled substance paraphernalia. Humberto Lopez...

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Mystery History - Jan. 21, 2020

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

Classified Ads - Jan. 21, 2021

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Headlines in History - Jan. 21, 2020

10 years ago: Jan. 26, 2011 The Shafter City Council honored Wasco residents Wayne Ketcherside and Damaso Quintanilla for their hard work during the 2010 December floods. 20 years ago: Jan. 31, 2001...

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