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 By Veronica Jacuinde    News 

Drop off bulky waste at no cost

The City of Wasco's Code Compliance Office, American Refuse, and local groups and businesses are partnering up to keep Wasco beautiful with their free community clean-up event on... — Updated 10/2/2023

 By Jamie Stewart    News 

Coffee with a Cop on tap for Wednesday

The Shafter Police Department will be hosting a Coffee with a Cop event on Wednesday morning, Oct. 4, from 7 to 9 a.m. at the Tin Cup in Shafter. The event is in observance of... — Updated 10/2/2023


This week's Super Students at Clemens Elementary

Karl F. Clemens Elementary School announced its Super Students for last week. Criteria for selection were based on significant math improvement, showing kindness to all friends,... — Updated 10/2/2023

 By Veronica Jacuinde    News 

Home-grown talent rocks the house

David Armendariz, Jr., known as DJ Nonsense, has brought his talent to the community for five years. He is passionate about music and loves to entertain with his unique style and... — Updated 10/2/2023


Pastor's Corner: Intergenerational blessing

If you didn’t already know, Sept. 10 was Grandparents Day, one of many “special” days that pop up on our calendar in recent years. Maybe it’s because we’re relatively new grandparents ourselves, but this year we took... — Updated 10/2/2023

 By Jamie Stewart    News 

Shafter man arrested after weapons found

A man was arrested in Shafter after a search warrant led officers to find illegal weapons and ammunition. The Shafter Police Department said on Sept. 12, officers executed a search... — Updated 10/2/2023

 By Jamie Stewart    News 

Torch Run stops in Shafter

Tribute to Fallen Heroes holds an annual Memorial Torch Run, beginning in Eugene, Ore., and runs for 22 days through the western United States, paying tribute to fallen soldiers... — Updated 10/2/2023

 By Stan Wilson    News 

Coach Claude Gilbert highlights SHS 60-year reunion

The Shafter High Class of 1963 had their 60-year reunion at Hodels Saturday, Sept. 23. Senior Class President Tom Ware chaired the event. Planning the event were Sharon Hair,... — Updated 10/2/2023

 By Veronica Jacuinde    News 

Cars and Coffee unites vehicle aficionados

Wasco Cars and Coffee is an organization for automotive enthusiasts to unite for fellowship and community activism. "We meet over coffee and talk about our car builds, which refers... — Updated 10/2/2023


Corrections - Sept. 23, 2023

In the story last week about the city’s purchase of equipment for the new Police Department, some of the amounts were misstated.. The amended staff report for the total costs of the body cameras and Tasers should be $382,904.82.... — Updated 10/2/2023

 By Jamie Stewart    News 

First Friday event slated for Oct. 6

The City of Shafter will be holding another First Friday event on Oct. 6, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Downtown Square on Central Avenue in Shafter. The event is a continuation of a... — Updated 10/2/2023


WHS Tigers show their pride at Homecoming

Wasco High School held its 2023 Homecoming with a week-long lineup of activities in preparation for the big football game against Golden Valley of Bakersfield. The theme was Tigers... — Updated 10/2/2023

 By Jamie Stewart    News 

SHS implementing new policy at home football games

Shafter High School is implementing a new policy regarding attendance at home football games. The high school is encouraging families as a part of the Shafter community to attend... — Updated 10/2/2023

 By Jamie Stewart    News 

Shafter receives statewide award for library effort

The City of Shafter has received the Helen Putnam award from the League of California Cities for its work on reopening the Shafter Library. Shafter was in danger of having no... — Updated 10/2/2023

 By Veronica Jacuinde    News

Wasco set to buy Tasers, body cams for police

The council moves one step closer in the formation of the Wasco Police Department with the approval to purchase body cameras and Taser equipment at a total cost of $116,772.... — Updated 9/26/2023

 By Susan Grisham    News

SHS Class of '68 reunion on Sept. 29

Our reunion weekend is drawing near. But, there are still a few things that need to be done before events can begin. The weekend starts on Friday, Sept. 29, with a reservation-only dinner at Don Pepe’s Restaurant at 5 p.m. Contac... — Updated 9/26/2023

 By Veronica Jacuinde    News

This week's Super Students at Karl Clemens

Karl F. Clemens Elementary School announced its weekly Super Students for the week. Criteria for selection were based on significant math improvement, showing kindness to all... — Updated 9/26/2023

 By Jamie Stewart    News

Kiwanians recognize some Terrific Kids

The Shafter Kiwanis Club held their monthly Terrific Kids luncheon on Sept. 13, recognizing some local students who have demonstrated a character trait that is featured during that... — Updated 9/26/2023

 By Veronica Jacuinde    News

Beta Zeta inspires involvement in education

Delta Kappa Gamma Society International Beta Zeta chapter is an organization for active or retired women involved in education. This year, the chapter is celebrating its 74th year.... — Updated 9/26/2023

 By Jamie Stewart    News

Shafter Library and Learning Center still growing

The Shafter Library and Learning Center has been growing ever since it was a glimmer in the eye of David Franz and the rest of the staff that make it such a valuable tool for the... — Updated 9/26/2023

 By Veronica Jacuinde    News

Man arrested in Wasco for possession of firearm, fentanyl

Vinson Callahan was arrested Saturday for weapons violations, including prohibited person possessing a firearm, ammunition and suspected fentanyl. According to a press release from... — Updated 9/26/2023

 By Jamie Stewart    News

Council OKs 15% raise for city employees; adds skate park, splash pad to new park

The regular meeting of the Shafter City Council was canceled Monday night; instead, a special meeting approved a new pay schedule for city employees. The raise includes a budgeted... — Updated 9/26/2023

 By Veronica Jacuinde    News

Wasconian celebrates 101 years with party

Pedro Gutierrez was born in 1922 in Mercedes, Texas. On Saturday, over 150 family and friends attended a birthday party in his honor. Shortly after his birth, Gutierrez moved to... — Updated 9/26/2023

 By Jamie Stewart    News

Shafter students given a Wonderful opportunity

When it was announced a few years ago that Walmart and Amazon would be locating distribution centers in Shafter, a question was put to Business Development Director Bob Meadows... — Updated 9/26/2023

 By Jamie Stewart    News

Shafter showing PRIDE throughout community

Shafter High School has always been a place that takes pride in their history, achievements and students and staff. These days, there is a bigger emphasis on this pride with... — Updated 9/20/2023


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