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 By Jamie Stewart    News    July 18, 2019 

City to revisit veterans plaque

After four people urged them to revisit the issue at Tuesday's meeting, the City Council agreed to take another look at the placement of another plaque at the new Veterans Memorial. The council had de...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    July 18, 2019 

Panel working on plan to improve air quality

With the passage of AB 617, a steering committee was formed to submit a Community Emissions Plan by October. Shafter was selected as one of two communities in the San Joaquin Valley to be the pilot programs in the effort to reduce emissions in the...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    July 18, 2019 

Business chief Meadows sees bright future for city

The City of Shafter has built a reputation in the past two decades of attracting new businesses, as well as becoming one of the most financially stable cities in the state. This reputation is...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    July 18, 2019 

Shafter Recreation offers summer fun for kids

The Shafter Recreation and Parks District is holding its second annual Summer Day Camp for local kids up to eighth grade. According to Camp Director Elia Torres, last year they did not have a place...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    July 18, 2019 

Kids learn about big race at VBS

Shafter's Ford Theater was the site of a Community Vacation Bible School that drew almost 100 children this week. The theme is "The Incredible Race" and the kids had a chance to participate in a big r...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    July 18, 2019 

Man denies driving in fatal crash

A man who was involved in a fatal car accident in May has denied being the driver of the vehicle, according to recently filed court documents. On May 31, Shafter Police were dispatched to Santa Fe Way, just south of Burbank Street, in connection...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    July 18, 2019 

Concert in the Park Sunday

The Shafter Community Band will be performing at Mannel Park on Sunday, July 21, at 7 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs and join them for a free night of music under the stars. The band will be playing a variety of jazz tunes as this ensemble displays the...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    July 18, 2019 

Shafter's DYW competing at state level

Shafter's Distinguished Young Woman, Kristen McGuire, will be competing in Bakersfield at the state competition from July 14-21. The event will be held at California State University, Bakersfield, in...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    July 11, 2019

Is city ready for disaster?

The earthquakes and aftershocks over the past week in Ridgecrest make communities evaluate their readiness in the event a disaster such as those temblors hit here. There were several fires that were...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    July 11, 2019

A big bang at SHS

At the holiday celebration at Shafter High School on Wednesday night, the sky was lit up like, well, the Fourth of July. The event was put on by the Shafter Chamber of Commerce with the support of sev...

 

True Value set for ribbon cutting

True Value Hardware in Shafter is inviting the community to attend its grand opening celebration that will take place next month, complete with fun activities and a ribbon-cutting ceremony. According...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    July 11, 2019

Kids learn about patriotism at SYC

The Shafter Youth Center program, sponsored by Community Action Partnership of Kern, played host to a number of guests last week as they celebrated Patriot Week. Director Angie Nelson said that the...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    July 4, 2019

Council OKs 3rd-party counsel

The City Council voted 3-2 to approve a resolution to hold a city charter study session that will include the City Council members, the city manager, the city attorney – and a third-party attorney s...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    July 4, 2019

Rotary recognizes long-time public servant

The Shafter Rotary Club presented an award to Captain Diana Burnett of the Shafter Police Department, recognizing her 27 years of service to the community. The Rotary Club awards those who serve the...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    July 4, 2019

Local church helping kids take down competition

The Shafter Mennonite Brethren Church is holding their 11th annual Wrestling Camp this month, helping local grapplers with techniques, strategies and moves. Led by Pastor Pat Coyle and a group of...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    Features    July 4, 2019

Focus on Local Business - July 4, 2019

It doesn't matter what your need is when it comes to your vehicle, be it a simple smog check to an engine overhaul, Shafter Transmission and Smog can keep you "in tune" with your car or truck. Don...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    July 4, 2019

City celebrates holiday with a bang

The night sky was lit up with an array of colors on Wednesday night as Shafter celebrated the Fourth of July holiday with its annual Fireworks Show at Shafter High School. Gates opened at 6 p.m. as...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    July 4, 2019

5 of years of commitment bears fruit

The Shafter Learning Center celebrated its fifth birthday on Tuesday night with a party that included activities for the children, tours of the facilit, and a number of organizations on hand giving...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    June 27, 2019

No more recycling bin at aquatics cengter

For those who are concerned about the environment in Shafter and wanting to make the city a little more eco-friendly was dealt a blow recently when a recycling bin located in the parking lot of the...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    June 27, 2019

Dancers go back in time

The Planet Dance team took the audiences on a trip back to the 80s when they presented their Mid-Year Gala on Saturday at the Fred Starrh Performing Arts Center at Shafter High School. The theater...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    June 27, 2019

UPDATE: Body found in silo ID'd as Bakersfield man

[[he body found in the silo was that of Allen Jeffrey Stracener, 26, of Bakersfield, the Kern County Sheriff's Department said in a press release on Wednesday, June 27.] The Kern County Coroner’s...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    June 27, 2019

Sky is the limit for local kids at VBS

Shafter Mennonite Brethren Church hosted their annual Vacation Bible School and had a great turn out. The theme this year was "SKY." The kids learned that no matter what is going on in their lives,...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    June 27, 2019

Vanguard medical celebrating 5 years

It has been five years since a group of local physicians and administrators decided to form a corporation that would give the residents of Shafter, Wasco and the surrounding communities a...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    Sports    June 27, 2019

Local swimmers sting the competition

The Shafter Stingrays continued the competition season with a strong performance at the recent Lakeside meet, held at Garces High School on Saturday. With a total of 23 swimmers competing in 69...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    June 20, 2019

Jr. High principal is interim superintendent

The resignation of Superintendent of Richland School District's Dago Garcia will take effect on June 30, and Richland Junior High Principal Rosa Romero has been named interim superintendent,...

 

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