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$2.9M for Southwest sewer link

The City Council approved a sewer project that will connect the city's sewer system to the housing development at Gossamer Grove. They authorized the city engineer to award a construction contract to...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    September 19, 2019 

Police Dept. moves ahead

The Shafter Police Department is seeing some of long-term goals come to fruition. Chief Kevin Zimmermann said he has had some goals ever since he walked in the door to take over his position. "I had...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    September 19, 2019 

$2.9M for Southwest sewer link

The City Council approved a sewer project that will connect the city's sewer system to the housing development at Gossamer Grove. They authorized the city engineer to award a construction contract to...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    September 19, 2019 

Chalk it up to community

Many people and organizations serving the city got words of encouragement from residents in the first "Walk and Chalk" on sidewalks Monday. Listen to Shafter, a new community benefit organization in...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    September 19, 2019 

'Wait and see' for Grimmway's plans

New laws that were passed recently are meant to raise the accountability in California's charter schools, giving the local public school districts more control on decisions to allow a charter school...

 

Young Generals looking to turn things around

The Shafter Generals lost to the Atascadero Greyhounds in a game that displayed the youth and immaturity of this year's squad, dropping their record to 1-3 for the season. The 28-8 loss ended a...

 

Aquatics gets OK

The city of Shafter has received the go-ahead to begin their planned improvements to the Shafter Aquatic Center. The Kern County Board of Supervisors voted to approve a release of funds and...

 

Chalk this up to dedication

Listen to Shafter, an organization that celebrates the Shafter community, is holding a “Walk and Chalk” event that will give the community an opportunity to get some exercise and spread some good...

 

50 years at the keyboard

The Congregational Bible Church of Shafter is celebrating their organist, Marcia Krause, for faithfully playing the organ for the worship services the past 50 years. Marcia started playing as a teenag...

 

Generals outshined by Stars, 27-13

The Shafter Generals dropped to 1-2 after a tough loss to the North Stars 27-13,dropping below .500 for the first time in two years. The talented, but very young Generals fought just as hard against...

 

Generals drop to 1-3

The Shafter Generals lost to the Atascadero Greyhounds in a game that displayed the youth and immaturity of this year's squad, dropping their record to 1-3 for the season. The 28-8 loss ended a...

 

4 more officers for SPD

The Shafter City Council Tuesday added four new officers in the Shafter Police Department by a unanimous vote on Tuesday night. Chief Kevin Zimmermann had looked for authorization to hire the...

 

Martinez retiring after 45 years at Richland

Richland Chevrolet is saying goodbye to one of its most senior executives as Santos Martinez is parking his career in the garage after almost 45 years of serving the community. Martinez, originally...

 

App offers inside look at crimefighting

For those interested in how Shafter is fighting crime on a daily basis, there is a valuable tool that can give residents a peek into what is going on in their city, even their neighborhood. At the...

 

Generals rally comes up short

The Shafter High Generals lost a regular season game for the first time in over a year as a rally against the Scots of Highland High came up just short, 22-16. The Generals spotted the Scots a big...

 

Generals outshined by Stars

The Shafter Generals dropped to 1-2 after a tough loss to Bakersfield's North High Stars 27-13, going below .500 for the first time in two years. The young Generals fought just as hard against...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    August 29, 2019

Richland looking for new superintendent

The Richland School District is in the process of finding a new superintendent after the resignation of Dago Garcia at the end of last school year. In the interim, Rosa Romero has been named interim s...

 

Generals rally comes up short

The Shafter High Generals lost a regular season game for the first time in over a year as a rally against the Scots of Highland High came up just short, 22-16, in their home opener Friday night. The...

 

Generals win opener, 37-22

The Shafter Generals opened their 2019 campaign with a victory against the Mira Monte Lions 37-22 on Friday night. It was not a pretty win, but it counts the same as a 40-point spread. Showing...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    August 29, 2019

Tulare murder suspect arrested in SWAT search

A murder suspect was arrested in Shafter Tuesday night at an Atkinson Avenue residence by the officers of the Tulare Police Department. The department arrived at the location with a SWAT vehicle and...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    August 29, 2019

Sequoia races to the finish

Sequoia Elementary School welcomed their students back to school in style with a Race to the Finish event that had all of the students grab a race car and follow a road course to the finish line. It...

 

Mixed opening for Generals fall sports

The Shafter Generals football team opened their season on Friday night with a victory over Mira Monte High and the rest of the Shafter High Generals sports teams got underway as well, with the...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    August 29, 2019

Hall adds Autopulse to ambulances

Hall Ambulance Service announced details recently about its implementation of the new ZOLL Autopulse, making it the largest deployment in North America. “This system will save many more lives than...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    August 22, 2019

Council tells of concerns

Members of the City Council gave their visions for the future and their concerns Tuesday night, and residents made their concerns known, too, at the City Council's first meeting following the...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    August 22, 2019

Mayor sees need to listen to everyone

With the resignation of city manager and other actions involving the city government, Mayor Gilbert Alvarado is at the center of controversy. The mayor sat down for an interview recently, discussing...

 

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