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Kings County COVID-19 updates

Kings County Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 UpdatesHanford, CA – The Kings County Department of Public Health (KCDPH) is reporting an 84%increase in weekly cases since cases dropped to an average of 26 weekly cases in May andJune of this year. With 112 new...

California Surgeon General visits Corcoran

Wednesday, June 9, Corcoran residents had the opportunity to get vaccinated against COVID-19 by California’s Surgeon General, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris.

Greg Gatzka hired as Corcoran’s new City Manager

The Corcoran City Council recently voted to approve the hiring of Greg Gatzka as the new Corcoran City Manager. After an extensive executive search, the Corcoran City Council found their top candidate in the County’s longest serving Director. Last week, the Council...

Corcoran FFA fair results

The Corcoran High School Future Farmers of America (FFA) students had a great day at the Kings County Fair. Two students brought home the top prizes and they included Lulu Ramirez who won the Reserve Grand Champion in the Sheep Division and Audrey McCarty who earned...

Corcoran Hospital District to give health related grants

Want to improve the health needs of Corcoran? Corcoran District Hospital (CDH) is providing grants for projects which promote activities and programs that improve the health and well-being of District residents. The CDH Board of Trustees will invest in organizations...

CUSD Superintendent Rich Merlo to retire

Corcoran Unified School District Superintendent Rich Merlo submitted his retirement notice to the School Board and will officially retire from his position August 30. A native of Sanger, Rich Merlo began his career in education in 1977 as a biology and physical...

Farmers and Artisans’ Market to return July 16

It’s back! The Corcoran Chamber of Commerce is bringing back its Farmers and Artisans’ Market starting with their first event which is set for Friday, July 16.

50-50 Club fundraiser

The Corcoran 50-50 Club will hold their annual $5,000 reverse drawing Friday, June 4 at the home of Jerry and Patty Robertson, 2331 W. Whitley.

City cleanup

The City of Corcoran’s spring clean-up event will be held Monday, April 12 through Saturday, April 17. 

American Flag replacement program offered to Corcoran residents

The Corcoran Community Foundation has partnered with the Corcoran Chamber of Commerce to offer Corcoran residents an American Flag Replacement Program. The Corcoran Community Foundation has partnered with the Corcoran Chamber of Commerce to offer Corcoran residents an American Flag Replacement Program. 

Headlines

Homes hit by gunfire

Homes hit by gunfire

Corcoran Police officers are searching for more information on a shooting which occurred Sunday, March 21 at approximately 5:20 p.m. in the 1200 block of King Avenue.

Local man arrested for murder

Local man arrested for murder

An argument led to the murder of a much loved local transient woman. On St. Patrick’s Day in the 1000 block of Norboe Corcoran Police Officers were called to a residence at 5:32 p.m. for a female fall victim.

News

Corcoran Police Department Press Release

Corcoran Police Department Press Release

On Thursday, June 10, 2021, at approximately 1957 hours, Corcoran Police Officers contacted Mark Sanchez at a residence in the 1200 block of Hanna...

All systems go for Mission 14 at John Muir

All systems go for Mission 14 at John Muir

John Muir Middle School has once again made history! A group of four young students were chosen to participate in the Mission 14 Apollo honoring NASA’s Apollo Missions to the Moon for the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP). John Muir Middle School has once again made history! 

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Sports

CHS Class Athletes of the Year

CHS Class Athletes of the Year

Corcoran High Class Athletes of the Year were honored during last week’s Athlete of the Year banquet which was held in the Technology Learning Center at CHS. A female and male athlete of the year are chosen in each class. The following are the winners

Business

Aftershock set for May 15

Aftershock set for May 15

After having to cancel the event last year due to COVID-19, the Corcoran Chamber of Commerce is looking to hold their Aftershock Car Show, Saturday, May 15.

Nominations sought

The Corcoran Chamber of Commerce is in search of Corcoran’s finest for 2018. The chamber is looking for nominees for Man, Woman, Jr. Citizen and Organization of the Year.

Pizza Factory celebrates 30 years

Pizza Factory celebrates 30 years

Corcoran Pizza Factory celebrated 30 years in business Monday, May 16. The neighborhood pizza parlor has successfully captured the taste-buds and hearts of those in Corcoran.

Obituaries

Emerlinda Gomez

Emerlinda Salas Gomez, age 64, of Corcoran, California passed away on Tuesday evening, June 22, 2021, in Visalia, California.  She was born May 31, 1957, in Hanford, California to Ruth Ortiz Salas and Antonio Salas. Emerlinda is preceded in...

Hector Aldaco

Mass services will be held tomorrow (Friday) July 2 at 9 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church for Hector Aldaco, 55, who died June 26 in Reedley. Hector was born in Mexico July 31, 1965 but had lived in Corcoran since he was seven years old....

Bobby Toney

Services will be held Saturday, July 3 at 10 a.m. at new Hope Fellowship Assembly of God Church for Bobby D. Toney, 79, of Corcoran. Mr. Toney was born September 8, 1941 to parents, Howard R. and Gertha Toney. Bobby died June 8, 2021 in Hanford....

Catalina Lillian Mata

Mass services will be held Thursday, April 22 at 11 a.m. in Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church for Catalina Lillian Mata who died March 29.

Scott Mowdy

On Saturday, February 20, 2021, Scott Mowdy, husband and father to three sons, passed away at the age of 62.

Susie R. Ybarra

Mass services will be held Friday, April 16 at 11 a.m. in Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church for Susie R. Ybarra, 47, who died March 19 in Tulare.

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