Kaweah Health CEO defends hospital amidst open state investigation

This article was updated to include a comment from Kaweah Health. Kaweah Health CEO Gary Herbst defended his hospital stating that though a recent state investigation “had value,” the investigators were “incompetent” and “on a crusade.” Herbst made the remarks in a wide-ranging interview with the Valley Voice. Despite statements from Herbst and hospital officials […]

Tulare County Issues New Mandatory Evacuation Orders, Three Rivers Meeting in Memorial Bldg

From the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office Sheriff Boudreaux is issuing a EVACUATION ORDERS for a portion of Three Rivers.  The Orders cover Mineral King Drive up to the Sequoia National Park Boundary, including associated structures along both sides of HWY 198 to the Park Boundary. The orders include Oak Grove Bridge down to HWY 198, […]

Wildfires in Sequoia National Park Growing, Closures Underway

Updated September 11 – Active wildfires caused by a significant lightning storm on Thursday are growing and have potential to affect park infrastructure and resources. The parks are aggressively attacking these fires to suppress them. The Cabin Fire reached approximately two acres and is largely contained, the Colony and Paradise Fires are in much steeper […]

Legislation seeks $308 million for key valley canal

Farmers and ranchers are working with key lawmakers in a push to fund repairs and upgrades to California’s existing water conveyance system. State legislation, Senate Bill 559, would pay for more than $300 million in repairs on the critical Friant-Kern Canal, California Aqueduct and the Delta-Mendota Canal in the San Joaquin Valley. The projects are […]