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Curtis working on t-shirt bag project

Bag It, Don't Trash It.   Corcoran 4-H member Brittney Curtis is working on a leadership project to help combat waste in the local community. According to Curtis, every year Americans add about 21 billion pounds of textile (such as clothing and bedding)...

Last Farmers’ and Artisans’ Market to be held September 10

The Corcoran Chamber of Commerce’s second Corcoran’s Farmers’ and Artisans’ Market event is being planned for next Friday, September 10 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. in downtown Corcoran next to Christmas Tree Park. This year’s farmers market have been big but next week’s event...

Christmas Tree Park brick orders being accepted

Purchase a Christmas Tree Park brick to honor a loved one, give mom the perfect Christmas gift or let future generations remember you or your family. The City of Corcoran is currently taking orders for the commemorative Christmas Tree Park bricks. Two sizes of bricks...

Emilio Barrera makes a splash in digital art world

Many people who were home because of the COVID-19 pandemic started home businesses and six year-old Emilio Barrera is now different. Emilio, is the son of former Corcoran residents Lupita and Cecilio Barrera who now reside in Clovis and he is making a name for himself...

Cotton Festival Parade, Vendor forms

The Corcoran Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for both vendor booths and parade entries for the upcoming Corcoran Cotton Festival. This year’s festival will be held Saturday, Oct. 2 at the J.G. Boswell II Park at the Recreation Association of Corcoran...

Pre Sale Bingo tickets

Pre-sale Bingo tickets for this year’s Cotton festival are currently available at the Corcoran Chamber of Commerce. 1040 Whitley Avenue. Bingo will be held in the Kate H. Boswell Senior Center from 12-4 p.m. for adults ages 18 years and older. Presale Bingo packets...

COVID cases increasing in Kings County

COVID-19 Cases Increasing while Local Hospital Capacity is Decreasing In the last two months, Kings County Department of Public Health (KCDPH) has seen a significant increase of COVID-19 cases within Kings County residents. Hospitals throughout the region are...

Cotton Festival returns October 2

The 60th Corcoran Cotton Festival is being planned for Saturday, October 2. With the return of the festival which was cancelled last year due to COVID—comes the return of the Amateur Rib Cook-Off. Festival activities will kick off with the Cost Less Foods parade which...

Amateur Rib Cook Off

The amateur rib cook-off will return to this year’s Corcoran Cotton Festival. The Smithfield Farms Amateur Rib Cook-Off will be held Saturday, October 2. The cook-off will be limited to 10 teams and spots are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Entry fee is...

Win a Pig raffle

The Corcoran Chamber of Commerce will hold a win a pig raffle Saturday, October 2. The 220 pound pig from the Tulare County fair is being donated by Valley Ag Boosters. Tickets are $10 each and will be limited to 300 tickets sold. Tickets are available at the Corcoran...

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.

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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

Peggy Hernandez

Memorial Mass services will be held Friday, September 24 at 5 p.m. in Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church for Peggy Hernandez, 92.Peggy was born September 21, 1928 and died October 24, 2020. She was a life-long resident of Corcoran.

Thomas Soliz

Our beloved Tom went to be with the Lord on August 25, 2021 at the age of 57. Tom was born on January 15, 1964 in Hanford California to Mike Sr. and Lucy Soliz.  He was raised in Corcoran, California and attended the local schools.  He...

James Francis Doan “Jimmy”

James Francis Doan "Jimmy" was born June 13, 1944 and passed away peacefully at home with his wife of 54 years, Glenda by his side. He is survived by his daughters Jayme and Megan, His son in law Todd, his grandsons Koa and Dax and his sister Dana....

Jeffrey “Jeff” DeVaney

Jeffrey (Jeff) DeVaney of Santee California, peacefully passed away on July 7, 2021, in La Mesa, California. Born on June 10, 1954, to Marjorie and Ken DeVaney in Corcoran, California. He married Julie Zimmerman on September 5, 2015, who survives...

Arnuel “Arnie” Lofton

Graveside services have been held at Corcoran District Cemetery for Arnuel “Arnie” Lofton, who died July 10. Arnie was born October 23, 1949 to parents, Hank and Ivanelle Lofton. He moved to Corcoran with his parents in 1951. Arnie attended...

Nanny Joellen Lemay Thomas

Joellen LeMay Thomas was born in Kiowa, Oklahoma, on August 1, 1935, and left us on July 14, 2021. Joellen’s greatest love was her family and she was very proud to be called Nanny. Joellen was employed by the J.G. Boswell Company as a cook, and...

Alexander V. Medina

Combined Rosary and Mass services were held Friday, July 30 at 9 a.m. in Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church for Alexander V. Medina, 58, who died July 10. Mr. Medina, also known as Big Jando was born in Hanford, California on March 20, 1963. He...

Paul Solis

Mass services were held Tuesday, July 27 at 9 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church for Paul Gonzalez Solis, 67, who died July 12 in Corcoran. Paul was born in California on June 13, 1954. He was a forklift driver for an ice cream company for...

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