In October of 2018, as part of Maas Energy Works/Calgren Dairy Digester Pipeline project, the first of 10 methane gas digesters became operational. The digester captures methane emitted from the dairy’s manure lagoons and delivers the gas, via the pipeline, to Calgren Diary Fuels, where it will be turned into renewable energy.
Vossler Farms is now open for the season! Click for more information!
Check out our first ever Business Spotlight, featuring family owned and operated Streamline Irrigation!
Play area officially dedicated.It took more than a decade but Plainview finally has a park to call its own. On Monday morning, a crowd of around 50 people attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the park’s completion.“Twelve years ago when I came on the [Tulare County] board of supervisors, I met with the Plainview Mutual Water Company,” said Allen Ishida, who represents the area on the board. “At that time we had a severe water issue here but the other issue that came up was that they wanted a park.”
There are plenty of politicians and others in the Valley who object to California’s high-speed rail projects — but it’s here and more is on the way.
The first 17-mile portion of construction began in Madera County in June, and last week the Tuolumne Street Bridge near downtown Fresno was closed, with plans to demolish it and replace it over the coming year with a taller bridge so high-speed trains can eventually travel under it.
For many it is a stop for gas between Visalia and Fresno. For some it is a destination to shop for road trip munchies on the way up north. But, for 700 Tulare County residents, Traver is the place they call home. And their home has seen a lot of improvements lately, thanks to county supervisors and staff, as well as other partnering agencies.
The Tulare County Board of Supervisors announced today that Michael Spata has been named as the permanent County Administrative Officer (CAO). Spata was appointed Interim CAO on October 6, 2015 following Jean Rousseau's resignation from the position in September 2015.
The Valley Air District will augment its highly successful grant program with an additional nearly $6 million in U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) funding to replace old agricultural tractors and dirty residential wood burning devices.
“Walk ‘N Bike Tulare County” plan is to make walking and biking in the county safe and easier. At this point we are looking for your input. We want to hear your concerns and needs related to walking and biking in your area and your ideas and suggestions for improving conditions. Below are the main ways in which you can participate. Your input will be used to recommend high-priority improvements around the County.
In an effort to increase the number of children who walk or bicycle to school, the California Transportation Committee (CTC), has awarded Tulare County with $2.8 million in grants for Safe Routes to School (SRTS) infrastructure improvement projects. Over 600 projects from across the state of California were submitted with 90 being selected for funding, including two in Tulare County.
Tulare County’s largest-ever budget was approved on Tuesday, totaling more than $1.163 billion.
And county Chief Administrative Officer Jean Rousseau said it’s a healthy budget, with some of the biggest costs for the fiscal year including more than $11 million to buy the “Cigna Building” in Visalia, along with $3 million in additional dollars, most of which will be used to renovate the two West Burrel Avenue buildings that the Tulare County Office of Education will vacate by the end of the year.
Economic and health issues detailed
Two new studies reaffirmed what previous studies have already found: California’s drought is taking a toll on agriculture, but farmers have shown remarkable resiliency.
The two newest studies were done by Fresno State and the Pacific Research Foundation, with the Fresno State study more focused on the Central Valley where agriculture is the No. 1 industry.
In it's June issue, Lifestyle Magazine showcased the impact of in-county filming on our local economy! Click the added link to read Lifestyle's interview with our County Film Commissioner and to see exclusive behind-the-scenes photos of various film sets!
The Tulare County Association of Governments (TCAG) has begun to develop the first Regional Active Transportation Plan (RATP) for the county, called “Walk ‘n Bike Tulare County.” The plan seeks to make walking and biking in Tulare County safer and more convenient. Most importantly, it will identify the highest-priority pedestrian and bicycle improvements for the County and its eight cities for the next ten years, and will aim to position those projects to compete well for grant funds. Also, the plan will make up the pedestrian and bicycle component of the Tulare County Regional Transportation Plan.
Tulare County's Resource Management Agency staff applied for eight projects under the Active Transportation Program in May, 2015 to construct "Safe Routes to Schools" safety improvements in the communities of Alpaugh, Matheny Tract, Earlimart, Goshen, Pixley, Traver, Lemon Cove, Richgrove, Terra Bella, and Woodville.