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Rodeo season round-up in the foothills

  Rodeo events like team roping usually bring to mind images of high school to 30 something cowboys competing for buckles and cash prizes. But Three Rivers is bucking the trend of the young male dominated rodeo with team roping events for men, women, children and senior citizens. Three Rivers will round up its 64th [...]

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Two gunned down in Lindcove

  A volley of gunfire echoed through a quiet corner of Lindcove last week. And when the exchange ended at 11 p.m. on April 15, two people were dead and two were on the run. According to the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department, neighbors called to report multiple shots fired in the 22500 block of Avenue [...]

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FPD asks for help in search for killer

  You may not know the name Paul Ruiz, but if you live in Farmersville, you probably know how he died. Ruiz was stabbed to death three years ago while trying to break up a massive gang fight at a house party in Farmersville. Several witness reported hearing the disturbance in their neighborhood, police interviewed [...]

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A ’Net gain for LUSD learners

  Electronic devices in the classroom used to be an annoyance for Andrew Guss. The English teacher at Lindsay High School was constantly checking to see if his students were using their smartphones to search for key pieces of information or if they were pretending to do research while posting to Instagram and Twitter. But [...]

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DA’s Office observes Denim Day today, 4/23

  In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the Office of the District Attorney, County of Tulare, is bringing awareness to “Denim Day”, which is observed internationally on April 23. The history of Denim Day is traced back to 1999. The Italian High Court overturned a rape conviction due to the victim wearing tight jeans [...]

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In Brief

City of Exeter holds low-cost spring cleanup even April 24-26 It’s time for Spring Cleanup! Exeter residents living within the city limits that receive water and trash service are encouraged to take advantage of this low cost opportunity to get rid of the following: • General Refuse: Old couches, mattresses, appliances, or other unwanted items. [...]

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Exeter Police Logs Thursday, April 10 At 2:50 p.m. in the 400 block of S. “E” St., officers responded to a report of identity theft. The officer obtained a statement from the victim and began an investigation. The investigation revealed that a subject in Orlando, Fla. was using the victims information to attempt to obtain [...]

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Park ups fees at 4 camp-grounds

  On May 1, fees for campsites in four campgrounds—Lodgepole, Dorst Creek, Buckeye Flat, and Potwisha—at Sequoia National Park will increase to $22. This will be the first fee increase since 2003. The fee increase will provide for better customer service in several ways: by covering the cost of the reservation system—Recreation.gov—and providing funding for [...]

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Sierra Bighorn Sheep climbing back

  Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis sierrae) are now occupying the Great Western Divide for the first time in over 100 years due to recent efforts by state and federal agencies. Between March 19-22, a total of 10 ewes (females) and 4 rams (males) were translocated from land in the Inyo National Forest to [...]

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