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Farmersville names new City Manager

Farmersville employees and citizens are looking forward to the arrival of a new man at the helm of city staff. After three years without a city manager, and two installments of a search to find one, the city has made their choice. Beginning in August John Jansons will lead city staff, and he looks forward […]

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Truancy costs schools $21 Million

One or two unexcused absences seems like no big deal, but when you add up the numbers the amount of funds being lost per student is astronomical. A recent report released by the Tulare County Grand Jury revealed that in 2012-2013, student absences from school resulted in the loss of $21 million in the form […]

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Council talking trash in Lindsay

During last Tuesday’s city council meeting, Lindsay City Service Director Mike Camarena guided council through a study session focusing on the City’s future involvement with Consolidate Waste Management Authority (CWMA) as well as Joint Powers of Authority (JPA). The discussion was brought to council after it was announced earlier this year that as the current […]

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Water regulations go underground

Local irrigation districts, water conservation districts, counties, and cities are looking to organize Groundwater Sustainability Agencies (GSA) before June 2017. The “what” is simple, although the “how” is much more of a quandary. Recently the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) of California has employed professional collaborators to help formulate local GSA — all the way — as California […]

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Woodlake attempts to avoid water woes

Well inefficiencies are not uncommon in a drought that is in the midst of its fourth year. There is nobody who is exempt from the effects of another dry summer, including the City of Woodlake. Currently, Woodlake anticipates that a continuous draw on its water system will leave the City in a circumstance where there […]

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East sees stars shining bright in Lindsay

Lindsay – Although soccer season may have officially ended a few months ago, Lindsay High’s Frank Skadan Stadium came alive one final time Friday, June 26 for the 7th annual Central Section All-Star Girls Soccer game. With the best Tulare and Kings County had to offer converged on the field for one night, there were […]

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A Wish for Alex

Watching idly by while a loved one suffers from the crippling grip of cancer is more than anyone can take. Nonetheless there are families and friends all across the Valley, state and country doing just that. For the Fernandez family, they are not simply watching while their youngest son and sibling Alex fall terminally ill […]

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Farmersville budget looks up the road

Farmersville is hoping to provide more for its residents, starting with the roads they drive on. According to Mayor Greg Gomez, 25 million dollars of the 32 million dollar budget is dedicated to street improvement projects and water treatment plant improvements. The City Council had to take up the passage of the budget during their […]

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Groundwater sustainability is slippery to define

Where surface water is easy to see, calculate, and sell, the rivers that flow beneath the earth are much more of a quandary. In a world of regulation of resources the laws that apply to groundwater are like that of the Wild West. It is a free for all and whoever has the deepest or […]

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SOS: Save our Sequoias

OK, we put live salmon in trucks and bring them up river because of the drought. What are we willing to do to save another iconic species – the ancient giant sequoia trees in our own backyard? We’re not there yet but if we have another extreme drought year like the current one, veteran forest […]

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