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Student Conservation Association Teams Improve Wilderness Trails

Student Conservation Association Teams Improve Wilderness Trails Forest Service News Release Several trails within popular wilderness areas look very different these days. Thanks to an agreement with the Student Conservation Association (SCA), crews have spent their summer gaining valuable employment and life skills. For several weeks, a crew of four hardworking individuals have worked on…

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Family HealthCare Network is excited to announce our newest provider at our Strathmore health center, Anthony Boxrud

Family HealthCare Network is excited to announce our newest provider at our Strathmore health center, Anthony Boxrud STRATHMORE, CA JULY 15, 2024 Anthony Brings History of Nursing Excellence to Strathmore Health Center Family HealthCare Network (FHCN) proudly welcomes Anthony Boxrud, FNP-C, to our family medicine team at our Strathmore health center. Anthony brings an established…

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California National Forests Prepare for Incoming Critical Fire Weather

California National Forests Prepare for Incoming Critical Fire Weather For Immediate Release VALLEJO, Calif., July 11, 2024 The USDA Forest Service is augmenting staff and pre-positioning firefighting resources across the state, preparing for predicted critical fire weather over the weekend and into next week. “We are committed to quick, aggressive response to fire starts on…

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Public OHV Trails—Do Your Part!

Public OHV Trails—Do Your Part! Immediate Release Thursday June 27, 2024 Sequoia National Forest, Kern River Ranger District KERNVILLE, CA Compliance with OHV regulations is not just a legal requirement; it’s a way to ensure the sustainability of our public lands. The public’s role in the off-road community is crucial in preserving these public lands.…

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Porterville Library Junction Auction

Porterville Library Junction Auction For Immediate Release June 25th 2o24 Tippet Rise Art Center, located near Fishtail, Montana, is home to some of the most prestigious and inventive pieces of art in the world.  This center contains a sculpture by Patrick Dougherty called “Daydreams” which this Porterville Library Junction (Tippet PLJ) is modeled after.  Per…

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2024 law Enforcement Torch Run Tulare County Sheriff Department

2024 law Enforcement Torch Run Tulare County Sheriff Department For Immediate Relaease June 24th 2024 You are invited to support the Tulare County Sheriff’s runners in the 2024 Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, June 25, at Headquarters, 833 S. Akers St., Visalia. At approximately 10:50 a.m., our runners will…

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ANNUAL FREEDOM FEST FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR TAKING PLACE ON JUNE 29, 2024

ANNUAL FREEDOM FEST FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR TAKING PLACE ON JUNE 29, 2024 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 24, 2024 The annual Freedom Fest Celebration, presented by the City of Porterville, will be held on Saturday, June 29th at the Porterville Sports Complex and will showcase an array of local vendors, and a spectacular display of fireworks! The…

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CITY OF PORTERVILLE LAUNCHING A 90-DAY ZERO-FARE PROGRAM FOR TRANSIT SERVICES TRANSITION

CITY OF PORTERVILLE LAUNCHING A 90-DAY ZERO-FARE PROGRAM FOR TRANSIT SERVICES TRANSITION FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 20, 2024 As part of the City of Porterville’s Transit system relaunch on July 1, 2024, the Porterville City Council has authorized implementing a 90-day zero-fare program for Porterville Transit fixed route and ADA paratransit services, effective July 1,…

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SPECIAL NEEDS SWIM SESSIONS AT THE PORTERVILLECITY POOL

SPECIAL NEEDS SWIM SESSIONS AT THE PORTERVILLECITY POOL For Immediate Release: June 12, 2024 SPECIAL NEEDS SWIM SESSIONS AT THE PORTERVILLE CITY POOL Porterville, CA – Individuals with special needs plus their families and caregivers are invited to enjoy exclusive swim sessions at the Porterville City Pool. The sessions will take place on June 15…

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FLAG DAY CELEBRATION CONTINUES FOR THE 43rd YEAR IN PORTERVILLE

FLAG DAY CELEBRATION CONTINUES FOR THE 43rd YEAR IN PORTERVILLE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 11, 2024 The 43rd annual Flag Day Celebration will be taking place on Friday, June 14th, 2024, beginning at 7:00 PM at Grocery Outlet (50 West Olive Avenue). The annual recognition of national Flag Day has been a tradition in the…

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Tulare County Public Health Confirms Case of Measles from International Traveler

Tulare County Public Health Confirms Case of Measles from International Traveler For Immediate Release Thursday May 30 2024 Tulare County Public Health Confirms Case of Measles from International Traveler The patient is a non-county resident who received medical care in Tulare County   Public Health officials in Tulare County have confirmed an adult case of…

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Sequoia National Forest Memorial Day Weekend Recreation Update

Sequoia National Forest Memorial Day Weekend Recreation Update FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 24th 2024 – On Memorial Day, we remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedom. Please join Sequoia National Forest Supervisor Anthony Edwards in honoring all the heroes who gave their lives in military service to this nation. The Memorial…

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CITY OF PORTERVILLE’S TRANSIT SERVICE RELAUNCH MOVES FORWARD

CITY OF PORTERVILLE’S TRANSIT SERVICE RELAUNCH MOVES FORWARD FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 22, 2024   The City of Porterville will officially relaunch Porterville Transit on July 1, 2024, with an in-house transit management team to enhance efficiency and sustainability.   “We are committed to providing efficient and sustainable public transportation that meets the needs of…

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POOR RICHARDS PIZZA AND BAR – A CITY OF PORTERVILLE OUTSTANDING BUSINESS HONOREE

POOR RICHARDS PIZZA AND BAR – A CITY OF PORTERVILLE OUTSTANDING BUSINESS HONOREE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Porterville, CA – May 9, 2024 The City of Porterville recognized Poor Richards Pizza and Bar as an Outstanding Business Honoree during the Porterville City Council Meeting on May 7, 2024. This award recognized the business’s contributions to renewing…

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Baking Competition at Kaweah Health Medical Center Celebrates Nurses Week

Kaweah Health Medical Center Celebrates Nurses Week

Baking Competition at Kaweah Health Medical Center Celebrates Nurses Week For Immediate Release May 6,2024 Baking Competition at Kaweah Health Medical Center Celebrates Nurses Week In honor of National Nurses Week, Kaweah Health held the third annual Bake Wars, a baking competition open to all of its staff members. Judges included local celebrities and public…

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Forest Service News Release

Forest Service News Release Sequoia National Forest to begin Hazard tree removal along Generals Highway DUNLAP, Calif. April 30, 2024 – Contractors will begin implementing the Generals Highway Roadside Hazard Tree Removal project on Wednesday, May 1, 2024. The contract is in partnership with Great Basin Institute, with whom Sequoia National Forest has stewardship agreements…

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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day For Immediate Release April 26th,2024 t’s that time of year again to go through your medicine cabinets and get rid of unwanted prescription medications safely. On National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 27, you can discard unused and expired medications at…

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Sequoia National Forest Woodcutting Permits Available Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Sequoia National Forest Woodcutting Permits Available Wednesday, May 1, 2024 Forest Service News Release Available Wednesday, May 1, 2024 PORTERVILLE, Calif, April 24, 2024 –The Sequoia National Forest will begin offering personal use woodcutting permits to the public starting Wednesday, May 1, 2024. A firewood cutting permit and load tickets are required to cut, gather,…

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Pile burning to continue near Converse Basin and Hoist Ridge

Pile burning to continue near Converse Basin and Hoist Ridge Forest Service News Release USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender. Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument Forest Service News Release Public Affairs Officer: Alicia Embrey alicia.embrey@usda.gov www.fs.usda.gov/sequoia Pile burning to continue near Converse Basin and Hoist Ridge Sequoia National Forest…

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SIERRA BANCORP REPORTS FIRST QUARTER 2024 RESULTS

SIERRA BANCORP REPORTS FIRST QUARTER 2024 RESULTS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 22, 2024 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: April 22, 2024 Contact: Kevin McPhaill, President/CEO Phone: (559) 782-4900 or (888) 454-BANK Website Address: www.sierrabancorp.com SIERRA BANCORP REPORTS FIRST QUARTER 2024 RESULTS Porterville, Calif. – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Sierra Bancorp (Nasdaq: BSRR), parent of Bank of the…

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OACYS Technology and Springville Sierra Rodeo– Announce OACYS will be providing FREE WIFI at the Springville Rodeo Event April 26th through 28th.

OACYS Technology and Springville Sierra Rodeo– Announce OACYS will be providing FREE WIFI at the Springville Rodeo Event April 26th through 28th. For Immediate Release Aprill 22, 2024   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 22th, 2024 OACYS Technology and Springville Sierra Rodeo- Announce OACYS will be providing FREE WIFI at the Springville Rodeo Event April 26th…

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SIERRA BANCORP DECLARES QUARTERLY CASH DIVIDEND

SIERRA BANCORP DECLARES QUARTERLY CASH DIVIDEND FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: April 19, 2024 SIERRA BANCORP DECLARES QUARTERLY CASH DIVIDEND PORTERVILLE, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — Sierra Bancorp (Nasdaq: BSRR), parent of Bank of the Sierra, announced that its Board of Directors has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.23 per share. The dividend was…

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FAT Paint Ribbon Cutting Tuesday April 23rd 11am 93 N Main St Porterville Chamber of Commerce

FAT Paint Ribbon Cutting Tuesday April 23rd 11am 93 N Main St Porterville Chamber of Commerce FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday April 16th 2024   Porterville Chamber 93 N. Main St. Porterville, CA 93257 www.portervillechamber.org/2023   Media Contact: Kristy Martin, CEO/President (559) 784-7502 kristy@portervillechamber.org    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   FAT Paint Announces Grand Opening and Ribbon…

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Prescribed Burn Planned Near SugarloafSequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument

Prescribed Burn Planned Near SugarloafSequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument SPRINGVILLE, CA, April 9, 2024 Sequoia National Forest fire managers in the Western Divide Ranger District will conduct pile-burning operations near the Sugarloaf area on Wednesday, April 10, 2024. Approximately 1 acre of piles, consisting primarily of hazard tree removal and debris, will…

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Paint Party Tuesday April 23rd 6-8pm Pizza Factory Porterville

Paint Party Tuesday April 23rd 6-8pm Pizza Factory Porterville FAT Paint at Pizza Factory Tuesday April 23rd 6-8pm $30 per person includes all supplies and $5 coupon towards food or drink.   Text Bonnie Boyd of FAT Paint to reserve your spot 559 783 3975 PayPal, Venmo Zelle or cash at the door!

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Wishon Campground Prescribed Burn Planned

Wishon Campground Prescribed Burn Planned For Immediate Release Wishon Campground Prescribed Burn Planned Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument SPRINGVILLE, CA, April 2, 2024— The Western Divide Ranger District of the Sequoia National Forest is preparing to implement prescribed burning at Wishon Campground if conditions allow Wednesday, April 3, 2024. Approximately 20 hand…

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Hume Lake Trash Clean Up Day

Hume Lake Trash Clean Up Day Forst Service News Release Hume Lake Trash Clean Up Day Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument   Grab your mud boots and favorite walking stick and partner in muddy crime to join Forest Service personnel for a walk across the Hume Lakebed to remove trash and debris. Sequoia National…

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CITY OF PORTERVILLE SPRING COMMUNITY CLEAN-UP & DISPOSAL EVENT

CITY OF PORTERVILLE SPRING COMMUNITY CLEAN-UP & DISPOSAL EVENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The City of Porterville would like to remind residents about the Spring Community Clean-Up Event. The event is scheduled for Saturday, April 20, 2024 from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM. City of Porterville residents will be able to participate in the City sponsored…

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Kaweah Health announces match day results, welcomes next class of residents

Kaweah Health announces match day results, welcomes next class of residents FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 15, 2024   VISALIA – Kaweah Health has selected its next class of residents for its six residency programs, which will join the organization’s 133 resident physicians in serving the community this summer. The 49 new residents learned of their…

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Porterville Skatepark Grand Reopening

Porterville Skatepark Grand Reopening FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 13, 2024 The City of Porterville will be having a grand reopening event for the Porterville Skatepark this Thursday, March 14, 2024 beginning at 4:00 PM! The event will be featuring a demonstration by pro skater, Dylan Williams, along with giveaways by Impact Skateshop and Spohn Ranch…

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Sequoia National Forest OHV grant proposal available for public review

Sequoia National Forest OHV grant proposal available for public review For Immediate Release Tuesday, March 05, 2024 The Sequoia National Forest has submitted a grant application with the California State Parks Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division. The Ground Operations proposal seeks $998,660.50 and the Law Enforcement proposal seeks $144,000. Sequoia National Forest’s Restoration proposal seeks…

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Zonta Club of Porterville Offers Three $1,000 Scholarship Awards

Zonta Club of Porterville Offers Three $1,000 Scholarship Awards Immediate Release Monday February 26th 2024 Zonta Club of Porterville Offers Three $1,000 Scholarship Awards Applications for the 2024 Zonta scholarship awards are now available from the Zonta Club of Porterville.  Young women graduating from Porterville Unified and Burton School Districts are encouraged to apply.  …

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Bank of the Sierra Announces $4 Million Sierra Grant Donation Milestone

Bank of the Sierra Announces $4 Million Sierra Grant Donation Milestone For Immediate Release February 23,2024 Contact: Mitchell Lee, AVP, Communications Manager Matthew Hessler, SVP, Director of Marketing Phone: (559) 782-4900 or (888) 454-BANK NASDAQ Symbol: BSRR Website Address: www.bankofthesierra.com Bank of the Sierra Announces $4 Million Sierra Grant Donation Milestone, Awarded $325K to Nonprofits…

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Whiskey Flat Trail Community Meeting

Whiskey Flat Trail Community Meeting KERNVILLE, CA., Tuesday, February 20, 2024 — The Whiskey Flat Trail in the Kern River Ranger District has been a beloved part of the community for many decades. Recreation Officer Eric Lundgren will host a community meeting on Friday, February 23, 2024, at 6 pm in the large conference room…

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City of Porterville Focused General Plan Update

City of Porterville Focused General Plan Update February 14, 2024 At the February 6, 2024, Porterville City Council meeting, a representative for Provost & Pritchard Consulting Group provided a brief summary presentation on the policy review papers of the Public Health & Safety Element and Environmental Justice Element of the City’s 2030 General Plan. The…

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Remembering Our Heroes

Remembering Our Heroes Saturday February 17th 2024 9:30 AM Punching for Patrick and Ray. Join us as we come together to pay tribute to two heroes who made the ultimate scrifice in the line of duty. This event will honor thier  bravery, dedication and selflessness. Gloves For Grief is a 501c3 charity that is partenering…

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Continuing Upper Kern Rx Burn

Continuing Upper Kern Rx Burn KERNVILLE, CA., Wednesday, January 24, 2024 — KERNVILLE, CA., Wednesday, January 24, 2024 — Fire managers in the Kern River Ranger District will continue the Upper Kern Rx Burn today, Wednesday, January 24, and tomorrow, Thursday, January 25. Last week a total of 50 piles for 10 acres were accomplished…

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MILITARY BANNER PROGRAM Nominations accepted through February 1

MILITARY BANNER PROGRAM Nominations accepted through February 1 Porterville, CA The City of Porterville is currently accepting nominations for the Military Banner Program. The program was started in 2016 for the Porterville area as a way to honor both current and past military personnel for their service to the nation and community. The banner acts…

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Kaweah Health Welcomes First Baby of 2024

Kaweah Health Welcomes First Baby of 2024 VISALIA, CA (January 1, 2024) — Kaweah Health is excited to welcome the first baby of 2024. A baby girl named Maya was born at 2:40 a.m., Jan. 1 and is the first baby delivered at Kaweah Health Medical Center in 2024. Maya weighs 8 pounds, 2 ounces…

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New Sequoia National Forest Supervisor Announced

New Forest Supervisor Anthony Tony Edwards

New Sequoia National Forest Supervisor Announced PORTERVILLE, CA., December 18, 2023 ORTEVILLE, CA., December 18, 2023 — The Sequoia National Forest welcomes Anthony (Tony) Edwards as the new Forest Supervisor. Tony will replace Forest Supervisor Teresa Benson, who is retiring on December 30, 2023, following a 35-year career with the Federal Government. Tony serves as…

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Ring in the New Year with live music by Jerry Hall & Trick Shot

Ring in the New Year with live music by Jerry Hall & Trick Shot For Immediate Release: December 18, 2023 City of Porterville 291 N. Main St. Porterville, CA 93257 www.ci.porterville.ca.us Contact: Amy Graybehl Leisure Services Specialist (559) 782-7521 agraybehl@ci.porterville.ca.us For Immediate Release: December 18, 2023 NEW YEAR’S EVE GALA Porterville, CA – Ring in…

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Roadside Hazard Tree Treatment Underway

Roadside Hazard Tree Treatment Underway SPRINGVILLE, CA., December 5, 2023 Roadside Hazard Tree Treatment Underway Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument Sequoia National Forest contractors will begin hazard tree treatment within the 2021 Windy Fire footprint of the Giant Sequoia National Monument on Wednesday, December 6. Crews will fell and remove fire-killed hazard…

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Pile burning to begin near Hume Lake

Pile burning to begin near Hume Lake Sequoia National Forest fire managers will conduct pile-burning projects beginning Wednesday, December 6, near Hume Lake Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument   Sequoia National Forest fire managers will conduct pile-burning projects beginning Wednesday, December 6, near Hume Lake within the Hume Lake Ranger District in…

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