The Shafter Press - Serving the community since 1922

What does energy do for us? Get the facts

News

Sorted by date  Results 1 - 25 of 243



 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 Rochelle VanderHelm    News    July 18, 2019 

Annexations key to Shafter's development

In the 1990s, the City of Shafter annexed a large portion of land into the city limits just south of Seventh Standard Road. "Annexation 69" was completed in July of 1997, and it laid the groundwork...

 
 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 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...

 

Bus 110 makes college possible for some

In the early 1980s, Kern County got some buses. Kern Regional Transit called the route that services Bakersfield to Delano and back North Kern Express, but now it's simply Route 110. Along the way,...

 
 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...

 

Shafter skies lit up for 4th

The Shafter fireworks took place too late for print coverage, but details can be seen on the Press website, TheShafterPress.com. The night sky in Shafter was to be lit Wednesday night, as the annual...

 
 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    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...

 

$34M city budget approved

The Shafter City Council has approved an operating budget of slightly more than $34 million for the fiscal year beginning July 1. While this is an increase over the projected $27.8 million to be spent this year, it won’t mean additional taxes for...

 
 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...

 

Wilson wins state historical society award

On June 22 in Placerville, Stan Wilson was awarded the Waddingham-Doctor Award of Merit by the Conference of California Historical Societies. This award is given individuals who have given exemplary...

 
 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,...

 

Rotarians give thanks with a surprise

In their annual stepdown, or demotion, celebration event, the Shafter Rotary Club decided to reward current President Garr y Nelson with a surprise – a clay-shooting party at the home of Clark...

 
 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    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,...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    June 20, 2019

'In God We Trust'

In one of the few unanimous votes of the night, the Shafter City Council voted 5-0 to all Police Department vehicles with a decal reading "In God We Trust." Just as with the last council meeting, a...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    June 20, 2019

Reserves turning things around in 1st season

The Wasco Reserves have turned things around by winning their four of their last five games. On Thursday, June 13, the Reserves beat the Monterey Amberjacks 4-3; on Friday, they beat the California...

 

Page Down

Our Family of Publications Includes:

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2019

Rendered 07/19/2019 18:01