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 By Toni DeRosa    News 

Reflecting on the second half of 2021 in Wasco

While continuing to deal with the restrictions covid-19 placed on everyone, July began with a bang as the annual fireworks show was held at the ball park. The Orange Heart... — Updated 1/13/2022

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News 

Infection rate spikes, over 1K new cases in county

There were over 1,100 new covid-19 cases in Kern County this week, Kern County Public Health’s Michelle Corson reported. This brings the total confirmed cases to date to 175,585... — Updated 1/13/2022

 
 By Toni DeRosa    Sports

Lost Hills runners compete at Nationals

Lost Hills School District sent five runners to the AAU Cross Country National Championship on December 4, 2021. Natali Gregory, Maria Ballesteros, Emmanuel Bustamante, Joshua Chave... — Updated 12/31/2021

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News

Thomas Jefferson names Cougars of the Month

Thomas Jefferson Middle School selects six students each month to represent the school as Cougars of the Month. They are selected based on their grades, behavior, and overall... — Updated 12/31/2021

 
 By Toni DeRosa    Features

Pet of the Week: Ajay needs a home for the holidays

Come in and meet Ajay, a small adult male chihuahua terrier mix. Ajay is black, brown and chocolate and has a short coat. He is good in a home with other dogs. Ajay came in as a str... — Updated 12/18/2021

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News

Golf tournament will now be run by scholarship association

The Wasco Community Scholarship Association will now be in charge of a golf tournament and its donated money. Jeff Acebedo has been working closely with the association since his... — Updated 12/18/2021

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News

Wasco celebrates holiday spirit with parade, tree lighting

The community celebrated the holidays and threw a huge party in front of the Wasco High auditorium Saturday, ending the night with the annual Christmas tree lighting. The Orange... — Updated 12/18/2021

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News

Wasco man killed after crash

A 26-year-old Wasco man died after a crash north of the city on Tuesday, Dec. 14. His identity has not yet been confirmed. The California Highway Patrol responded to a crash in the... — Updated 12/18/2021

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News

Wasco Council discusses process to fill open seat

A special City Council meeting was called on Tuesday, Dec. 14 to discuss the selection of a candidate to fill Tilo Cortez’s seat after his resignation. City Manager Scott... — Updated 12/18/2021

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News

Newsom declares masks are required indoors

Gov. Gavin Newsom has declared everyone in the state must wear a mask indoors whether working for a private or public company. The governor made the announcement Wednesday, Dec.... — Updated 12/18/2021

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News

School board selects new officers

A special City Council meeting was called on Tuesday, Dec. 14 to discuss the selection of a candidate to fill Tilo Cortez’s seat after his resignation. City Manager Scott... — Updated 12/18/2021

 
 By Toni DeRosa    Features

Pet of the Week: Tator

You can't go wrong with a pet named Tator. You can nickname him Tator Tot and have fun with his name as well as fun with Tator. He is a small adult white/cream and brown Chihuahua.... — Updated 12/5/2021

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News

Thomas Jefferson school names November Cougars of the Month

Wasco High School Varsity Football Coach Chad Martinez was awarded KGET News' FFX inaugural "Coach of the Year." FFX stands for Friday Football Xtra from KGET News. "It's a great... — Updated 12/5/2021

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News

WHS Varsity football coach named Coach of the Year

Wasco High School Varsity Football Coach Chad Martinez was awarded KGET News' FFX inaugural "Coach of the Year." FFX stands for Friday Football Xtra from KGET News. "It's a great... — Updated 12/5/2021

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News

WHS superintendent reviews vaccine mandates

Wasco Union High School District Superintendent Rob Cobb updated the community on the latest vaccine mandates that apply to staff and students. Cobb said in his November message des... — Updated 12/5/2021

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News

Santa returns to Wasco with parade, tree lighting

Wasco is bringing holiday traditions back to the community. Santa Claus will be arriving in Wasco on Saturday, Dec.11. He will be riding on a city fire truck with City Council... — Updated 12/5/2021

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News

Omicron variant not in California yet

The number of people who have covid-19 continues to rise in Shafter and Wasco. On Nov. 23, the total number of infected in Shafter since March 2020 increased from 4,570 to 4,731,... — Updated 12/5/2021

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News

Residents view concepts for beautification project

The city held a community meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 10 to present the results of a recent online streetscape survey. Concept design renderings were taped to the walls around the... — Updated 11/19/2021

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News

New Rec and Parks District board member appointed

Palm Avenue Middle School Principal Oscar Luna was appointed as a new board member to the Wasco Recreation and Parks District board. Sharon Sharp was also reappointed to the Wasco... — Updated 11/19/2021

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News

Costumed kids enjoy Trunk or Treat at Barker Park

Many families began arriving at Barker Park on Oct. 28 well before 6 p.m. when the park's Trunk or Treat was officially to begin. A multitude of kids with parents snaked around Popl... — Updated 11/7/2021

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News

City Council to offer Zoom meetings again

City Council meetings will again be held by Zoom. The City Council unanimously passed the following action regarding meeting protocol to hold all council meetings, until further... — Updated 11/7/2021

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News

Recreation and Parks District selects district manager

Chris Serna needs no introduction to the residents of Wasco because she's been employed by the Recreation and Parks District for the past 18 years. Now she is the new district... — Updated 11/7/2021

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News

Sixth graders successful in third chess tournament

Palm Avenue Middle School completed its third annual chess tournament. There were 16 participants ranging from sixth to eighth grade. Students wore masks and practiced sanitation... — Updated 11/7/2021

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News

Booster shots available to those that qualify

If you are 65 years or older and fully vaccinated, you qualify for a booster shot, the Center for Disease Control announced. If you are over 18 and have underlying medical... — Updated 11/7/2021

 

Students revved up for the game at rallies

The Shafter/Wasco Rivalry, one of the oldest and fiercest in the county, resumed last week as the schools went head-to-head on the football field Friday. Wasco won this year,... — Updated 11/7/2021

 

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