National agriculture, water coalition highlights need for more water investments in Biden infrastructure proposal

Recognizing the constructive elements of conservation, efficiency, recycling and watershed management included in the Biden administration’s initial infrastructure proposal, a national coalition of more than 200 agricultural organizations and urban and rural water districts said today it would urge the federal government to further bolster investment in the nation’s aging water facilities. In January, the […]

Young Authors’ Faire features dozens of student-authored stories, now online

The COVID-19 pandemic has not dulled the creativity of Tulare County’s young authors. Today, the annual Young Authors’ Faire opens online with 38 books written and illustrated by 50 Tulare County students. Velocirlocks and the Three T-Rexes: A Jurassic Tale by Joseph W. of Manuel F. Hernandez Elementary School in Visalia reimagines Goldilocks and the Three Bears […]

Camping reservations required for 2021 Summer Season in Sequoia, Kings Canyon parks

Preparations are underway to reopen campgrounds in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks for the 2021 summer season. In 2020, many campgrounds remained closed, or opened with limited capacity, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For the 2021 summer season, campgrounds will require advance reservations through, which can be made up to one month in […]

Fresno Yosemite International Airport prepared for spring, summer travel with more flights, health measures

Airlines serving Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT) are geared up for spring and summer travel with new and returning flights. For those who will be flying, FATs “Ready to Move You Forward” campaign highlights enhanced health and safety measures for a healthy and comfortable travel experience from curb-to-curb. At commercial airports nationwide the Transportation Security […]

Readership project puts books in students’ hands at a time they need them most

In the depths of the COVID-19 pandemic last fall when students across California were learning virtually, some learners in five Tulare County districts enthusiastically welcomed some low-tech gifts – books. The books – 30,000 of them – have been distributed to 50 teachers and over 1,900 students through the Readership project, a grant-funded program that launched with a virtual conference for […]

Gun control: “There is no reason for hunters or target shooters to use automatic weapons and high capacity ammo clips”

Gun Control in California and America is a topic that there are differing views held by adults.  There are arguments on both sides that are unreasonable. Extreme Gun control advocates state that use of all guns by civilians is unnecessary and dangerous.  They state that prohibiting gun ownership would end School gun violence and other […]

Tulare County Libraries celebrate National Library Week, Library Outreach Day

Tulare County Library says “Welcome to Your Library” this National Library week from April 4-10, 2021, encouraging all library users to celebrate library services, especially those that extend beyond the four walls of its buildings. Whether online or via Pick Up, Tulare County’s libraries adapted to the challenges of the pandemic by expanding digital resources […]