The 8th annual fundraiser for the Zalud House Museum, Pioneer Days & Rib Cook-Off, is now accepting entries for Pageant contestants, Rib Cook-Off teams, vendors, info booths and other attractions. Pioneer Days is scheduled for October 12 in Downtown Porterville.

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More than 13,000 students will attend College of the Sequoias’ three campuses this week. While Monday starts the first day of the Fall 2019 semester, Friday, August 9, provided a time for reflection for faculty, staff and administrators at College of the Sequoias.

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Many friends, colleagues, and clients from the local community and around Tulare County gathered to pay their respects to the family of Dr. Fred Dietrich on Thursday at the Animal Hospital on Olive St. in Porterville, where his family held a small and intimate memorial gathering with refresh…

Bank of the Sierra announced on August 15 $36,500 was given to 15 nonprofits in the Central Valley during the second quarter. The bank awards $1,000-$5,000 grants to 15- 25 nonprofit organizations each quarter as part of its Sierra Grant program. Overall in the second quarter, Bank of the Si…

A staple piece of Porterville history, The Cellar Steakhouse, has been temporarily closed for a short period of time as the ownership of the restaurant has changed.

On the Thursday morning, a crowd had formed outside of Department 17 in the South County Justice Center in Porterville. After the department doors were opened around 9:30 a.m., and the public was allowed in, nearly every seat in the court room was full, as the department's calendar was jam packed.

Tuesday night’s Lindsay City Council meeting was chalk full of discussions, but a presentation from Tulare County Area Transportation (TCaT) left the Council with some questions.

On August 8, Tulare County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO) deputies were called to the area of Avenue 24 and Road 144 in Earlimart for a carjacking. During the investigation, detectives discovered the victim had pulled over in the area of Highway 99 and Avenue 160 to tie down straps to the vehicle h…

Late in the afternoon of August 13 in Department 17 of the Tulare County Superior Court, South County Justice Center, a jury convicted Isidro Gomez Reyes, age 25, and Alfred Gomez, age 22, of murder. Each man was found guilty of first-degree murder and attempted murder with special allegatio…

Capulets and Montegues listen to the Prince’s decree. Lady Capulet is Grace Loeffler, Capulet is Ryan Toland, the Prince is Debra Newman, Montegue is Jim Newman and Lady Montegue is Elora Halstrom. The Lindsay Community Theater’s 14th annual Shakespeare in the Plaza will feature Romeo and Ju…

At this time of year, when students return to school, increased vehicle traffic contributes to a rise in ground-level ozone. Parents can help protect public health and the health of their children by reducing vehicle emissions through carpooling and turning off their engines during school pi…

Five Tulare County Sheriff’s Office employees were recognized for going above and beyond the call of duty on Wednesday by Tulare County Sheriff Mike Boudreaux.

Two men accused of murder in an incident that happened in Terra Bella in 2016 have been found guilty on all the charges they faced.

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The New Porterville Rescue Mission has overcome the first phase of bringing the mission building up to city code. After receiving news the mission was out of date code wise, the mission’s director Esther Ramirez kicked herself into high gear, in attempt to rescue the New Porterville Rescue M…

The outpouring of love from the community continues for four people riding their motorcycles who were killed in a head-on collision early Sunday morning, August 4 near the intersection of Avenue 196 and Highway 65 in Strathmore. Funeral services for Gilbert Vargas and Mitzi Rodriguez were he…

At the Porterville Unified School board meeting on August 8 Harmony Magnet Academy sophomore Alex Ramos was recognized for his help over the summer in Terra Bella as an intern. 

As part of the Budget Act of 2019, the Legislature allocated $75 million to the Judicial Council to fund the implementation, operation, and evaluation of programs or efforts related to pretrial decision making.  

Registrar of Voters, Michelle Baldwin, is announcing to all Tulare County residents the Consolidated Districts Election will be held on November 5, 2019.

Jack Urquhart has been sitting in as a temporary city clerk for the City of Lindsay, and is looking to be officially appointed to the position by the City Council at the regularly scheduled Council meeting tonight. 

Porterville College SMART Lab has just finished another fun filled summer full of science camps. There were five weeks of summer science camp this year.

The Porterville Recorder is looking for sponsors so it can continue its Newspapers in Education program.

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Motorcycles line the parking lot for the visitation of Gilbert Vargas on Sunday at Porterville Funeral and Cremation Center. Gilbert Vargas, Mitzi Rodriguez, Jose Vargas and Rita Vargas were all riding their motorcycles when they were all killed in a head-on collision early Sunday morning, A…

Sequoia and Sierra National Forests announced the release of their revised drafts environmental impact statement and revised draft land management plans on June 28, initiating a 90-day comment period closing on September 26. 

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The two-day Global Leadership Summit wrapped up its final day Friday with a good crowd in attendance. 

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Students and parents were excited and anxious as they returned for the first day of school in the Porterville Unified School District on Thursday, reported staff and the students themselves.

Jack Amaral is the new band director at Burton Middle School. He has been teaching middle school band for almost 10 years, and previously taught at Pioneer Middle School. He will start up the Bulldog marching band during the new school year.

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On Thursday afternoon outside of the South County Justice Center in Porterville, Jason Jones stood handing out news articles about a man named Chrisitan Loiler in Oklahoma who was driving drunk and hit two motorcycles, killing four people. Loiler was sentenced to 40 years in prison. Jones in…

After several previous meetings and discussions, the Porterville City Council is still undecided on whether or not they would like to accept proposed modifications to the Transit services in the city. 

On July 29, criminal investigators from the District Attorney’s Bureau of Investigations Child Abduction Unit traveled to Garden City, Idaho, to recover three children taken by their mother, Jayde Skye Burgoyne, against a court order. The investigators traveled with the children back to Tula…

A new way to experience the great outdoors is here for Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. An innovative project dedicated to capturing the sounds of the parks, at different elevations and ecosystems, has been completed and is now making them accessible to those near and far. A new exhi…

A new tool for assisting the unsheltered homeless population is on the way from Sacramento. Here in Tulare County, some of the most vivid examples of homelessness, such as Oval Park in Visalia, Tule River Trail in Porterville, and Santa Fe Trail in Tulare, are well known to local residents. …

Plan on attending the “The Annual Fundraising BBQ” with musical entertainment by Local Band “RUN4COVER” on Sunday, October 6, from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Tulare County Museum in Visalia’s Mooney Grove Park.

Jim Reeves is headed off into retirement after a long and prosperous career as a dispatcher for the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office, and he sat down with The Recorder to discuss his career and his future plans.

Donations are now being sought for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Porterville to be held October 5 at Summit Charter Collegiate Academy.

WASHINGTON — China decided Monday to meet President Donald Trump’s latest tariff threat with defiance, letting its currency drop to an 11-year low and halting purchases of U.S. farm products.

On Thursday in Department 4 of the Tulare County Superior Court, Visalia Division, Judge Brett Alldredge sentenced Jose Hernandez, 53, to four years suspended state prison and ordered Hernandez to spend 270 days in custody in the Tulare County jail. 

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SPRINGVILLE — As the reporter comes to his home, Henry Winckel is on the phone with his good friend Joe Gothard, who he collaborates with, and the two are talking about their next possible project.