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 By Sarah Velarde    News

Tournament helps Wasco woman get dream wig

Alopecia areata, better known as "Alopecia" is an autoimmune condition causing hair loss on the head, face, body and scalp. The severity of cases varies from person to person and... — Updated 2/27/2021

 By Sarah Velarde    News

Wasco library offering in-person appointments, curbside services

The Kern County Wasco branch library is making the most out of its limited hours, librarian Ethan Picman said. The library is currently open Monday and Tuesdays from noon to 6 p.m. “It’s important we do what we can to stay open... — Updated 2/2/2021

 By Sarah Velarde    News

Wasco High celebrates Reopening Day

Wasco High staff welcome some students back with their signature black and orange spirit. The high school opened this week for some of its students that need additional support... — Updated 2/2/2021

 By Sarah Velarde    News

Animal shelter charging small fee to surrender pets

The Wasco Animal Shelter is currently limiting the amount of surrendered pets it can accept — and for a fee. The shelter is charging a $20 surrender fee while still accepting... — Updated 1/24/2021

 By Sarah Velarde    News

Wasco council discusses issue of public safety

SARAH VALARDE For the Wasco Tribune The first City Council meeting of the year Tuesday night focused on the issue of public safety in Wasco. Council members hoped to shed light on... — Updated 1/9/2021

 By Sarah Velarde    News

Residents declare resolutions going into 2021

Asking someone their New Year’s resolution can be quite personal. A resolution is defined as a firm decision., and the changing of the year is the ultimate restart button. So,... — Updated 1/9/2021

 By Sarah Velarde    Opinion

Observations: Winter break will give way to spring changes

Winter is coming, and I’m not just quoting my current favorite series. With winter and series binging comes the long-awaited Christmas break. Last year at this time, parents... — Updated 12/25/2020

 By Sarah Velarde    News

Observations: A virtual Christmas makes it merry in Wasco

In the Year of the Pandemic, how is the Christmas season in Wasco different f r o m eve r y o t h e r year? Being a Shafter native, the writer was eager to dissect the town's... — Updated 12/15/2020


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