COS professor receives Excellence in Education Award from Irrigation Association

The Irrigation Association is excited to announce that Charlie Abee, CAIS, of the College of the Sequoias, is a recipient of the 2022 Excellence in Education Award, sponsored by Hunter Industries. This award recognizes an outstanding educator who teaches irrigation, water management and/or water conservation in affiliation with a two- or four-year institution and has […]

Crops fallowed, herds reduced as drought deepens

California farmers and ranchers affected by a third consecutive year of drought and related emergency curtailments of water deliveries have planted fewer acres, fallowed fields or reduced livestock herds to make it through the season. Siskiyou County rancher Ryan Walker, president of the county’s Farm Bureau, said farmers affected by emergency water curtailments—readopted in July […]

Fresno Yosemite International Airport prepares for major terminal expansion

The Fresno City Council’s action to award a construction contract for the East Apron Reconfiguration project at Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT) provides the aircraft circulation and parking space for FAT’s upcoming major terminal expansion which will accommodate current and future growth forecasted to increase 18 percent from 2022 through 2030. Branded FATforward, this historic […]

The common sunflower

Common Sunflower is today’s featured flowering plant. The Common Sunflower is flowering now in the Tule River Native Plant Demonstration Gardens in Porterville and along roadways and untended areas on the valley floor in Tulare County. Don’t overlook this valuable native plant just because it is common. It can also be a spectacular performer in […]

FBI Arrests TJ Cox for Fraud and Money Laundering

According to the Business Journal, “Former Central Valley Congressman T.J. Cox was booked Tuesday morning into Fresno County Jail on 28 federal counts — arrested by the FBI on allegations including money laundering, wire and campaign contribution fraud.” A 28-count indictment was unsealed today in the Eastern District of California charging a former member of […]