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Supervisor salaries in line with Valley counties

  The Tulare County Board of Supervisors received three raises in the last three years, leading many employees and citizens to believe Supervisor salaries were inflated for the size of the County. But a recent investigation by the Tulare County Grand Jury reports the salaries are near the median for other county governments in the […]

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Wage war revealed in Tulare County

It was recently announced by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) that residents working in the Visalia-Porterville Metropolitan area receive an average of 20 percent below the nationwide average in wages. According the BLS workers in the Visalia-Porterville Metropolitan Statistical Area had an average hourly wage of $18.12 in May 2014, about 20 percent below […]

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Helping Hands

Non-profits, churches, service clubs, private businesses and volunteers all over Tulare County are pieces of the solution to solving the puzzle of poverty. Some provide warm meals. Others warm shelter. Some dole out food. Others distribute down payment assistance. Some provide day care. Others provide cancer care. But who takes care of those who fall […]

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Tulare Co. Crop Report

For the week ending June 27, 2015. Small grains and other field crops: The planting of corn silage is almost complete. The corn silage crop is in various stages of growth, with some in the tasseling stage. Wheat harvest for grain is nearing completion, and the straw is being baled and stacked. Alfalfa fields are […]

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Visalia Chamber of Commerce announces 2015 award winners

Each year the Visalia Chamber of Commerce honors those businesses and individuals who consistently go above and beyond to support our community.  This year is no exception – dozens of businesses were nominated for these prestigious awards which date back to 1952 when C.T. Buckman received the first Man of the Year award. This year’s esteemed […]

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State to allow logging of dead trees

The California Board of Forestry and Fire Protection adopted an emergency regulation for the removal of dead and dying trees at their June 17 meeting. The adoption was made in response to the ever-growing number of drought-related dead and dying trees across the State that are mounting concerns over intensifying wildfire conditions. Under the regulation, […]

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Scammers prey on affordable housing seekers

In a particularly malicious scam, con artists have created fake websites that prey on those looking for affordable housing (sometimes called “Section 8”). The sites appear to offer a way to sign up for a voucher wait list, but they really collect fees and personal information from victims. How the Scam Works: You are looking […]

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PC offers free career training

The Porterville College Job, Entrepreneur, and Career (J.E.C.) Center invites the public to attend their free, career development workshops being held at Porterville College throughout the summer. Upcoming public workshops include: June 29- “Resume Hero,” 8-9 a.m. in L449. Attendees will learn how to format a new resume or update an existing one with the […]

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Friant districts form ‘Alliance’

A new water coalition was formed by four districts in Fresno, Madera and Merced counties with contracts for Central Valley Project-Friant Division water from the San Joaquin River.  The Friant North Alliance is a development of four organizations that include the Fresno Irrigation District, Madera Irrigation District, Chowchilla Water District and Gravelly Ford Water District. […]

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Crop Report

TULARE CO. CROP REPORT For the week ending June 20, 2015. Small Grains And Other Field Crops: Corn and sorghum for silage continue to be planted, cultivated, and irrigated. The corn silage crop is in various stages of growth. Wheat harvest for grain is finishing up, and the straw is being baled for cattle feed. […]

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