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Central Valley Stand Down September 16-18

Central Valley Stand Down September 16-18

Tulare County Fair September 10-14

Tulare County Fair September 10-14

Music, magic, puppeteers and more free with admission at Tulare County Fair


TULARE – The 2014 Tulare County Fair, Sept. 10-14, offers a reduced admission cost and much more free entertainment for fairgoers of all ages.


Let’s Pretend Circus, presented multiple times daily, allows children to become tightrope walkers, wild animals, an animal trainer or a clown for a live theater experience designed to build confidence and creativity.


Walk on the Wild Side is an exhibit of exotic animals presented by a nonprofit animal refuge in Oregon. The exhibit will include a baby lion.


Procrastinators is an ensemble of drummers who turn five-gallon water jugs, stools and pots and pans into musical instruments as they jump, slide, twist and stomp through fast and furious rhythmic fun.


Junction Fire Updates: August 19th

This information is provided by the Madera County Sheriff's Department:

Central High Coach Blood & Marrow Drive August 25-29

Central High Coach Blood & Marrow Drive August 25-29

Be The Match!

The search is on for a marrow donor for Justin Garza, Central High School varsity football coach.

Justin has lymphoma and needs a marrow match to stay healthy.

There is a Blood and Marrow Drive at the Central California Blood Center locations August 25-29 as well as at dozens of high schools and organizations who have stepped up to support Coach Garza.

Justin Garza Blood and Marrow Mobile Drives:

August 19, Willow International, 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., 10309 N. Willow Ave., Fresno

August 25, Central High School, 3:30 p.m. - 7 p.m., 3535 N. Cornelia Ave., Fresno

August 27, Reedley College, Reedley, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., 995 N. Reed Ave, Reedley

August 28, Buchanan High School, 4 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., 1560 N. Minnewawa Ave., Fresno

Central California Blood Center - www.donateblood.org

Ninja Warrior Tournament at SkyWalk August 17th

Ninja Warrior Tournament at SkyWalk August 17th

SkyWalk is hosting a Ninja Warrior Tournament on Sunday, August 17th and giving away $500 in prizes!

Ages 12 & Under - 2pm
Ages 13-17 - 4pm
Ages 18 & Up - 6pm

Do you want to be the next American Ninja Warrior? Do you want to gain the agility, strength and will to be the next ninja warrior? Come join our new Skywalk Ninja classes to learn how to beat all the obstacles and become a human machine of movement. You can get up the wall. You can get across the cliffhangers. You can be a ninja warrior. Come join us and see it happen!

Click here to visit their website.

Stage 4 Water Conservation for Madera Ranchos

Stage 4 Water Conservation Notice Effective August 14th


Due to the unprecedented drought conditions this year and sole reliance on groundwater to meet the

Valley’s water demands, the groundwater table has significantly declined in the vicinity of Madera

Ranchos. The Madera Ranchos Water System currently relies on three wells to meet its water demands.

The declining water table is causing these wells to lose production. The system is unable to maintain

adequate system pressures at current demand levels. It will be necessary to temporarily implement

Stage 4 water shortage contingency measures in Madera Ranchos (MD‐10A) until further notice.

On January 17, 2014, the Governor of California proclaimed a state of emergency due to the current

drought conditions. On January 28, 2014, the Board of Supervisors adopted Resolution No. 2014‐009,

Man Shot, Horse Killed In Prather

Man Shot, Horse Killed In Prather

Glenn Champ has been arrested.

Tulare County sheriff's deputies found Champ just south of Goshen.

He will be turned over to the Fresno County Sheriff's Department.

Fresno deputies were looking for Champ in connection with a shooting in Prather.

Deputies say he shot his neighbor on Lynx Road following an argument.

Champ ran for California governor last year.

The man he's accused of shooting was shot in his stomach and was airlifted to the hospital.

The victim's son was reportedly there when his father was shot.

Deputies say Champ then shot and killed a horse for unknown reasons.

Champ is facing charges for attempted murder, child endangerment, and animal cruelty.

The shooting victim's condition was not known at the time of this report.