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Tulare Co. Crop Report

For week ending August 22, 2015 Small grains and other field crops: Corn continues to be cut for silage. Sorghum silage is making good progress, with some fields being harvested. Grain sorghum is progressing well. Alfalfa fields are being irrigated, cut, and baled. Cotton continues showing good growth, with plants blooming and setting bolls. Black-eye […]

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Exeter solar company rising in the foothills

Businesses in small towns can either open up and establish themselves for decades at a time or fold just as quickly as they began. Jim Tyler Construction and Solar is certainly making an argument for the former option. With technology now reaching a point that residents can affordably install panels on their homes, Tyler is […]

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Pooling resources during the drought

Community Services Employment Training (CSET) is holding an open house to introduce its Drought Resource Center to the community. The open house is Thursday, Aug. 27 from 5-7 p.m. at the Drought Resource Center, located at 185 S. Leggett St. in Porterville. The Drought Resource Center provides a wide variety of services and referrals for residents […]

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El Patio reopens after 11 years

It has been 11 years since El Patio served its authentic Mexican food in Lindsay, but judging by the daily crowds and online presence, you would have thought it had never closed. The Lindsay Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for the renewed restaurant on Aug. 18 with the usual people showing up to […]

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Down to Business

Exeter Chamber holds Sept. ribbon cutting The Exeter Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 17 for Hollyhock Gifts & Vintage Treasures, located at 116 N. E St. in Exeter. Owner Janice Kaufman is back in downtown Exeter with her unique blend of antiques, vintage gifts, refurbished décor […]

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Tulare County Crop Report

For week ending August 15, 2015 Small grains and other field crops: Corn continues to be cut for silage. Sorghum silage is making good progress, with some fields being harvested. Field tomatoes are being harvested for domestic use. Alfalfa fields are being irrigated, cut, and baled. Cotton continues showing good growth, with plants blooming and […]

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Tulare County mils No. 1 spot

Tulare County residents have known that their county is the top producing agricultural county in the country. According to the recently released 2014 Tulare County Annual Crop and Livestock Report this year is no different. Gross production topped $8.1 billion, amounting to a 10 percent increase from 2013’s value of $7.3 billion. One of the […]

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Former senior living facility gets a facelift

A blighted former senior living facility is scheduled to get a modern makeover in the next year. But it won’t be an easy task. Tomorrow Aug. 20, the Exeter Planning Commission will consider an updated site plan review to convert the former Exeter Manor House to an apartment complex at corner of Crespi Avenue and […]

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Tech incubator seeks to hatch new ideas in Visalia

On the way home to San Francisco from a family vacation in Southern California, Purvi Sahu looked at the devastating effect of the drought on what was once a lush corridor along Highway 99. As they passed miles of dusty fields and browning orchards she wondered what might become of the beautiful trees that provide […]

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Tucoemas hires experience at locally based branches

Tucoemas Federal Credit Union recently announced a new Chief Financial Officer was added to the Tucoemas family. Sherry Belcher joins the team and brings with her 20 years of management and financial experience. Sherry worked at banks and credit unions in Tennessee and Georgia prior to joining the Tucoemas team. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Organizational […]

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