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Miss Wasco Rose Queen candidates shine

It has been an exciting run leading up to the Miss Wasco Rose Queen pageant, set for Thursday, Sept. 8. The candidates have been practicing since May and will continue up until the... — Updated 8/7/2022

 By Veronica Jacuinde    News 

Council hiring firm to help build retail base

The Wasco City Council unanimously approved the use of American Recovery Plan Act funds to hire a firm to help develop its retail base. Retail Strategies, of Birmingham, Ala., will... — Updated 8/7/2022


A venue for any occasion

Wasco K & R Banquet Halls is a beautiful and elegant venue designed for any special occasion. It is an intimate space for weddings, birthdays, quinceaneras, anniversaries,... — Updated 8/7/2022

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More than just books at Wasco Library

Libraries play an essential role in a community, bringing knowledge and a wealth of resources. The Kern County Library Wasco Branch is no different, with its dedicated staff,... — Updated 8/7/2022

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Another successful vaccination clinic

A vaccination clinic sponsored by the City of Wasco in partnership with United Against Covid-19 and St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church was back again for a second monthly... — Updated 8/7/2022

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Community Zumba is back

The return of Zumba was a big hit, with over 30 dancers attending the community class last week. It was a great mental and physical workout for those who participated. Classes were... — Updated 8/7/2022

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WRPD programs keep kids healthy and active

The Wasco Recreation and Parks District has an exciting summer lineup of fun activities with open registration for their soccer and cross country youth programs. The soccer season... — Updated 7/31/2022

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Wasco still paying to vaccinate

United Against Covid-19, in partnership with the City of Wasco and St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, is back with another free covid-19 vaccination clinic on Sunday, July... — Updated 7/31/2022

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Free event to dispose of household hazardous waste

Kern County Public Works will host their Shafter-Wasco One-Day Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event on Saturday, Aug. 13, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Shafter-Wasco Sanitary... — Updated 7/31/2022

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Rotary Club works to empower Wasco

Since 1946, the Wasco Rotary Club has provided service to the community through funding many city organizations and causes. The local club aims to improve the quality of life for... — Updated 7/31/2022

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Wrestling teaches life skills

Since 2009, Wasco Families Wrestling has empowered young people through the sport. Thousands of students have benefited from the program, instilling in them the importance of... — Updated 7/31/2022

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New housing development launches in Wasco

Your Valley Builder celebrated the grand opening of phase one of their Wasco housing development, Palmas del Sol, earlier this month. There was music, tacos, raffles and face... — Updated 7/31/2022

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WHS grad competes for state title

Addison Tatum is a 22-year-old student born and raised in Wasco. On July 13, she won the 2023 Kern County Miss United States Agriculture title, which made her eligible to compete... — Updated 7/31/2022

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Wasco council addresses thefts of catalytic converters

The Wasco City Council passed an ordinance that will make it illegal to possess any catalytic converter that is not attached to a vehicle unless the possessor has valid... — Updated 7/25/2022


A restaurant that stands out above the rest

Cafe 101 is a beloved restaurant in Wasco. Before that, it was Perkos, and owner Fidel Alfaro worked there for 23 years. He started as a dishwasher, then cook and later... — Updated 7/25/2022

 By Veronica Jacuinde    News

New housing development launches in Wasco

Your Valley Builder celebrated the grand opening of phase one of their Wasco housing development, Palmas del Sol. There was music, tacos, raffles and face painting for the families... — Updated 7/25/2022

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Rose queen contestants enjoy a magical time

For the Miss Wasco Rose Queen pageant trip this year, contestants participated in a three-day visit to Disneyland Park and Disneyland's California Adventure. On their first day, the... — Updated 7/25/2022


Varsity softball team receives prestigious awards

The Wasco High School varsity softball team was recognized as part of The Bakersfield Californian's 2022 BVarsity All-Area Softball Team. Sonia Wedel was named coach of the year,... — Updated 7/25/2022

 By Veronica Jacuinde    News

Toys for Tigers more than just toys

Since 2002, Wasco Toys for Tigers has brought holiday cheer to children and their families. They give out almost 750 toys yearly and provide food baskets to those in need. But... — Updated 7/25/2022

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Elks' car show is back, will honor Blaine Willard

Wasco Elks Lodge #2419 will present its annual car show and cornhole tournament on Saturday, Oct. 1. Since 2017, the free event will be in memory of long-time Elks Lodge member Blai... — Updated 7/25/2022

 By Veronica Jacuinde    News

Local artist shines, wins

Nati Crane is a 15-year-old Wasco High School musician. She has been playing the guitar and singing since age 5 and recently won first place recognition at the California FFA's Got... — Updated 7/17/2022

 By Veronica Jacuinde    News

Bike rodeo rides into town

The City of Wasco and Wasco Code Compliance held their annual Bike Rodeo at Barker Park for their 10th time on Saturday. Kids came to enjoy a morning of bicycle awareness education... — Updated 7/17/2022


Rosie's a delicious delight

Since 1991, Rosie's Cakes & Cookies has been serving up delicious treats. Prepared daily and using family recipes, owner Rosa Gonzalez brings her love and passion to the art of... — Updated 7/17/2022

 By Veronica Jacuinde    News

Blood bank bus makes it easy to donate

The Houchin Community Blood Bank bus was once again back in Wasco. It was a great turnout, with many Wasco residents donating. Those that came understood they were helping to save... — Updated 7/17/2022

 By Veronica Jacuinde    News

$1M grant to electrify Wasco transportation

The California State Transportation Agency awarded the City of Wasco a $1 million grant for its Improving Air Quality and Economic Growth with Bus Electrification project. The... — Updated 7/17/2022


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