Shafter man arrested after weapons found

A man was arrested in Shafter after a search warrant led officers to find illegal weapons and ammunition. The Shafter Police Department said on Sept. 12, officers executed a search... — Updated 10/2/2023

WHS Tigers show their pride at Homecoming

Wasco High School held its 2023 Homecoming with a week-long lineup of activities in preparation for the big football game against Golden Valley of Bakersfield. The theme was Tigers... — Updated 10/2/2023

SHS implementing new policy at home football games

Shafter High School is implementing a new policy regarding attendance at home football games. The high school is encouraging families as a part of the Shafter community to attend... — Updated 10/2/2023

Torch Run stops in Shafter

Tribute to Fallen Heroes holds an annual Memorial Torch Run, beginning in Eugene, Ore., and runs for 22 days through the western United States, paying tribute to fallen soldiers... — Updated 10/2/2023

Cars and Coffee unites vehicle aficionados

Wasco Cars and Coffee is an organization for automotive enthusiasts to unite for fellowship and community activism. "We meet over coffee and talk about our car builds, which... — Updated 10/2/2023

Coach Claude Gilbert highlights SHS 60-year reunion

The Shafter High Class of 1963 had their 60-year reunion at Hodels Saturday, Sept. 23. Senior Class President Tom Ware chaired the event. Planning the event were Sharon Hair,... — Updated 10/2/2023

Shafter receives statewide award for library effort

The City of Shafter has received the Helen Putnam award from the League of California Cities for its work on reopening the Shafter Library. Shafter was in danger of having no... — Updated 10/2/2023

Corrections - Sept. 23, 2023

In the story last week about the city’s purchase of equipment for the new Police Department, some of the amounts were misstated.. The amended staff report for the total costs of the body cameras and Tasers should be... — Updated 10/2/2023

First Friday event slated for Oct. 6

The City of Shafter will be holding another First Friday event on Oct. 6, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Downtown Square on Central Avenue in Shafter. The event is a continuation of a... — Updated 10/2/2023

Home-grown talent rocks the house

David Armendariz, Jr., known as DJ Nonsense, has brought his talent to the community for five years. He is passionate about music and loves to entertain with his unique style and... — Updated 10/2/2023

Generals stay undefeated, beat Taft

The Shafter Generals improved to 2-0 in SSL play, beating the Taft Wildcats on Friday night 41-16. Shafter had another slow first quarter, allowing the Wildcats to take a 9-0 lead... — Updated 10/2/2023

Death Notices - Sept. 28, 2023

Vaughan Justice, 85, of Tehachapi, passed away Sept. 9, in Tehachapi. Peters Funeral Home, Shafter. Maria Teresa Perez, 73, of Wasco, passed away Sept. 12, in Bakersfield. Peters Funeral Home, Wasco. Patricia Isabel Marquez, 60,... — Updated 10/2/2023

Jessie Lee Rosales

On Sept. 12, 2023, at approximately 10 p.m., Jessie Lee Rosales, brother, father and grandfather, passed away at age 74 from prolonged health complications and surviving a stroke... — Updated 10/2/2023

Arrest Report - Sept. 28, 2023

Sept. 15 Joshua Oros, 29, of Shafter, was arrested in the 200 block of California Avenue for possession of a controlled substance, battery with serious bodily injury and on a bench warrant/failure to appear on a misdemeanor... — Updated 10/2/2023

Mystery History - Sept. 28, 2023

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... — Updated 10/2/2023

Classified Ads - Sept. 23, 2023

To see this week's Classified Ads, click on the e-edition icon at the top of the... — Updated 10/2/2023

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