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Dollar Tree to open in Exeter

National discount retailer Dollar Tree plans to open a store in Exeter  by fall in the former Nickel’s Payless grocery location. Owner of the property Steve Richmond confirms a lease for 18,000 sf in the building adjacent to his Rancho Pharmacy on Kaweah Ave. Dollar Tree has applied for a city building permit to do […]

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KDWCD puts more water beneath F’ville, Woodlake

Kaweah Delta Water Conservation District already has some 25 groundwater recharge basins in the greater Kaweah Delta fan and is working hard to design and build five more in the near future, says district engineer Larry Dotson. Besides the district, others own recharge basins as well and there around 40 in total covering 5,000 acres. […]

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Three Rivers Museum is expanding

Three Rivers Historical Museum will be expanding now that it has acquired another 2.5 acres next to their museum/visitor center on Highway 198 (Sierra Dr). Museum spokesman Tom Marshall says the museum recently acquired title to the property that includes the Bequette house through efforts of community-minded supporters to make it happen.”We want to thank […]

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Aquatic weed chokes water supply for Lindsay, Strathmore

Water districts up and down the Central Valley are participating in a massive dewatering of the 152 mile Friant-Kern Canal to allow for chemical treatment on a 23 mile segment to fight Western watermilfoil, an aquatic weed that can grow 10 ft long that is clogging canals,water meters and micro irrigation sprinklers alike. “It’s a […]

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Lindsay juice plant changing hands

Tulare County farmer Tommy Elliott has confirmed the sale of the family’s long time citrus juice business in Lindsay. Tommy, who has taken over the family business from his father Tokkie Elliott, says the juice plant has been sold to LA-based Vita-Pakt Citrus Products this month. “We’re one of the last of the breed of […]

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New owner to take wheel of Monarch Ford

Exeter’s Monarch Ford car dealership is expected to change hands next month if all approvals go forward. A legal Bulk Notice of the pending sale was published Nov.15 saying the sale was anticipated to be complete by December 5. The notice says the buyer is Michael D. Moore who has formed a corporation called Exeter […]

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Solar farms growing in numbers in the foothills

Those massive solar projects in the desert may be getting all the headlines but a series of smaller 1 to 10 MW projects close to home may be making a difference in Tulare County including our own foothill area. At least 6 pint-size but still utility-scale solar farms on farmland are coming to eastern Tulare […]

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Dollar Store Wars Hit Home

The Farmersville Planning Commission on Aug. 15 will hear a proposal to build a 20,000 square foot outlet for fast growing retailer Dollar General who wants to build on Farmersville Blvd, behind Jack N The Box. Dollar General would locate right across the street from the new 8000 sf Family Dollar store in town that […]

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Kaweah Delta expands in Exeter

Kaweah Delta Medical Center is expanding operations in the Exeter area over the next year say officials. The district continues to operate its rural health clinic out of four buildings on San Juan Ave – all part of the former hospital in town. “We’re running out of room” says Dave Garrett who adds the rural […]

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