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 By Toni DeRosa    News    February 18, 2021 

HSR celebrates employee numbers as city's concern is health and safety

The High Speed Rail recognized a total number of 5,000 workers on the project to date and celebrated that number by placing a banner in Wasco at Jackson and Highway 43. In August 2008, the California...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    February 18, 2021 

Sports return with cross country meets

Wasco High School is the first school in the area to hold an athletic event. On Thursday, Feb. 11 the school hosted its first cross country meet against Bakersfield Christian High School and again on...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    February 18, 2021 

Annual Rose Queen pageant promising

It's been almost a year since the country closed down due to the pandemic and with it, events like the Rose Queen pageant, Wasco Festival, Christmas parade and other events were canceled or operated...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    February 18, 2021 

City Hall remains closed, infection rates slow

The rate of infection of covid-19 has slowed compared to a week ago. In the last week, 140 new covid-19 cases were confirmed for a total of 5,189 cases since the beginning of the pandemic. The number...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    February 18, 2021 

Pecos League planning on Wasco team for summer

The Reserve will be back in Wasco for a summer team, Director of the Pecos Baseball League Andrew said, but not under Coach Bill Moore. "We will return to Wasco for the 2021 season assuming...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    February 18, 2021 

Bakersfield girl missing

The Kern County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance in locating a missing 14 year old from Bakersfield. Caidance Williams was born Oct. 15, 2006. She is 5'4" and weighs 150 pounds....

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    February 18, 2021 

Wasco proposed to become vaccination site

City Manager Daniel Ortiz-Hernandez told the City Council that the city has been proposed to be a vaccination site. The site would be at the Veteran's Hall at Barker Park. More information will be com...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    February 11, 2021

Virus cases in Shafter, Wasco increases

The number of new positive cases of the covid-19 virus continues to rise quickly in one week in Wasco. On Feb. 2, there were 4,724 cases and on Feb. 9, there is an increase of 325 new cases up to 5,049. The number of recovered is 1,444 up from 1,427...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    February 11, 2021

Wasco State Prison fined for covid-19 violations

Wasco State Prison was fined $16,360 for the way it handled its employees during the coronavirus pandemic. Cal/OSHA fined several California prisons over the issue of employees and the coronavirus in the workplace. The state website reported that...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    February 11, 2021

Wasco mayor addresses High Speed Rail board on farm labor camp hazard

Mayor Alex Garcia pushed the High Speed Rail Authority Board on the topic of the farm labor camp hazard. He delivered public comments at the board meeting Feb. 9 via Zoom. “I will not apologize for...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    February 11, 2021

Wasco Recreation and Parks district manager retires

One of the first things you notice about Vickie Hight is her smile and the lightening streak of white that frames her bangs. A former Shafter General, Hight has become a Tiger because of the many...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    February 11, 2021

Wasco High FFA provides competition, activity updates

Wasco High School FFA students recently participated in the South Valley Speaking Competition. Shafter High School FFA hosted the competition on Jan. 23 and 30. Students spent two weekends competing....

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    February 11, 2021

Superintendent: Reopening of school not likely this year

The superintendent of the Wasco Union Elementary School District presented a bleak picture regarding the reopening of school for the current school year. "The WUESD is waiting for two things to occur...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    February 4, 2021

Area vaccination site ready, waiting on supply

Vaccination efforts are continuing in the region as Bakersfield College has been designated a vaccine site. It is unclear whether there is enough of the vaccine to give everyone. As of Tuesday, Feb. 2, Kaiser Permanente is only giving the vaccine...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    February 4, 2021

Wasco council discusses a city police department

The City Council is considering a feasibility study to determine if the city can sustain its own police department. At its Feb. 2 meeting, the council discussed the city's investigation of an...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    February 4, 2021

Wasco school district to continue distance learning for rest of year

Wasco Union High School District Superintendent Rob Cobb addressed all students, parents, families, teachers and staff members about the difficult year everyone has encountered with the pandemic....

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    February 4, 2021

Maria's Ultimate Look thriving despite pandemic

Maria's Ultimate Look, 822 5th St., is tucked back from the sidewalk and if it wasn't for the sign in the front, you would think the small cottage was someone's home. Maria Sanchez has been in the...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    February 4, 2021

Meet our newest reporter

The Wasco Tribune recently welcomed Sarah Velarde as our newest reporter. Velarde was born in Bakersfield and was raised in Smith's Corners in Shafter. She is a 2005 graduate of Shafter High and...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    February 4, 2021

Wasco Community Scholarship accepting applications

The Wasco Community Scholarship Association is now accepting applications for 2021 awards. “The application is available on the Wasco High School website,” Wasco Community Scholarship Committee...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    January 28, 2021

Newsom lifts stay-at-home order, puts Kern back in purple tier

On Monday, Jan. 25, Gov. Gavin Newsom released the state from the curfew and placed 54 counties back in the most-restrictive purple tier. Newsom also lifted his stay-at-home order. According to Newsom, the San Francisco Bay Area, San Joaquin Valley...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    January 28, 2021

Peters' Arvin location 'total loss' after fire

Peters Funeral Home in Arvin was one of several businesses damaged after a number of fires in the area. The funeral home at 600 Tucker St., two abandoned buildings and an antique boutique off Bear...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    January 28, 2021

Distance learning continues through third quarter at Wasco High

Sports practices have begun in the Wasco Union High School District although the district will be continuing distance learning throughout the third quarter and likely through the rest of the year,...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    January 28, 2021

Wasco man killed in shooting

A 23-year-old Wasco resident was killed after being shot on Poplar Avenue the day after Christmas. The Kern County Sheriff’s Office reported that on Dec. 26, Vicente Hinojosa Regalado was shot in the 1500 block of Poplar Avenue. He died on the...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    January 28, 2021

What to do if you have been exposed to covid-19

If you are one of the millions of people that have been exposed to the covid-19 virus, or you suspect you have, you should contact your physician and request a test. The virus has an incubation of 2 to 14 days, so you will need to personally quaranti...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    January 28, 2021

Wasco man charged with felony firearm offenses

A Wasco resident was charged with multiple firearm offenses after a shooting days before. The Kern County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the 1700 block of Poplar Avenue on Jan. 22 at 10:30 a.m. for an unlawful discharged of a firearm. They...

 

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