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Too many cutbacks?

By C.J. Barbre Lindsay was applauded for cutting city staff by 22 positions in order to be able to fund long needed street repairs. Remaining staff has been required to "wear more hats," or assume more responsibility. But some haggard faces have started showing up around city hall. Could the city be running too tight […]

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Dealing with drought Las Vegas style

By C.J. Barbre After the Deep Fire in early August damaged the flume that carries Springville's water to the district's treatment plant, residents were asked to practice some conservation measures. The approximately 3,000 ecologically conscious citizens reduced water usage by 175,000 gallons per day according to the Springville Public Utility District (SPUD). That is a […]

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Chamber adds something old and new, borrowed and blue

No, the 91st annual Fall Festival will not feature a wedding but it will be adding something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue. The Exeter Chamber of Commerce approached the Exeter City Council last night to request permission to bring back an old activity from the festival's past -- a cow chip throwing […]

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Battling drought Vegas style

By C.J. Barbre After the Deep Fire in early August damaged the flume that carries Springville's water to the district's treatment plant, residents were asked to practice some conservation measures. The approximately 3,000 ecologically conscious citizens reduced water usage by 175,000 gallons per day according to the Springville Public Utility District (SPUD). That is a […]

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Neighbors expose strip club's negative impact

By Reggie Ellis The Exeter City Council's decision to adopt an ordinance tightly restricting sexually oriented businesses, such as strip clubs, has set the standard for protecting neighborhoods from the intrusive industry, according to Gailen Olsen. "If Exeter and other cities can plan ahead and have these types of law why can't we out here […]

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Vandals try to destroy historic tower

By C.J. Barbre Dan Sliskovich had grown used to vandals spray painting graffiti inside the beautiful old pump house designed in a California mission church style. However, it is made of poured concrete rather than adobe bricks, and has survived pretty much in tact for more than a century. The structure, just off of Avenue […]

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Less canal water bodes ill for Lindsay

By C.J. Barbre Four different water districts contacted Lindsay Mayor Ed Murray about participating in a rally of mayors on the steps of Fresno City Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 15. The purpose was to protest a recent court ruling to increase water flow in the San Joaquin River for the restoration of salmon. Protesters see […]

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Sanders endorses Ishida

By Reggie Ellis District 1 Supervisor Bill Sanders has announced he is endorsing candidate Allen Ishida in the race to take over his position on the Tulare County Board of Supervisors. After 12 years on the board, Sanders announced last year he would not seek a fourth term. After observing Ishida and candidate Frank "Bud" […]

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A Matter of Trust

By C.J. Barbre Ed Murray said he was surprised when the city asked for his Social Security number. He didn't know back when he started serving on the Lindsay City Council eight years go, that councilmembers even got paid a stipend, a whole $50 a month. Popular go-getter that he is, Murray was elected to […]

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Local officials rally against water ruling

By Reggie Ellis On Wednesday, Sept. 15 Exeter Mayor Leon Ooley and City Administrator John Kunkel joined 35 other city officials, county officials and state legislators on the steps of Fresno City Hall to voice their opposition to a recent federal ruling that may affect water for all communities and farmers along the eastern edge […]

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