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Press Release: Hit and Run Traffic Accident from CORCORAN POLICE DEPARTMENT : Nixle

Press Release: Hit and Run Traffic Accident from CORCORAN POLICE DEPARTMENT : NixleOn June 9, 2023, at approximately 9:30PM, Corcoran Officers were dispatched to the area of Bainum Ave. and Claire Ave. regarding a hit and run traffic accident that had just occurred....

Marmolejo, Bautista named Col. J.G. Boswell Scholarship winners

Alexia Marmolejo-Juarez and Jasmine Gonzalez Bautista are this year’s Col. J.G. Boswell Scholarship winners. The girls will each receive a full-scholarship which will pay for four years (up to $25,000 per year) of a college institution anywhere within the United...

Corcoran native serves above Navy warship in Norfolk

By Ensign Brittany Crocker, Navy Office of Community Outreach Seaman Jasmine Cole, a native of Corcoran, California, serves aboard a U.S. Navy warship operating out of Norfolk, Virginia. Cole joined the Navy one year ago. Today, Cole serves as an operations specialist...

Dorothy June publishes book of short stories

Dorothy June (Rogers) Richmond has released a book and it is available on Amazon. Her book is the collected stories of family life, from the 1800's to today, Migration from Virginia to California, the Civil War and not-so-civil wars, the Great Depression; all the...

Veterans Memorial statue to arrive Monday

Monday is a big day for Corcoran according to Kings County Board of Supervisor’s Chairman Richard Valle. The Five Pillars of Freedom statue will arrive in Corcoran and Chairman Valle is planning a big welcome.Monday between 9:45 a.m. and 10 a.m. the statue which will...

Waukena Pancake Breakfast April 16

Waukena School’s 8th grade annual pancake breakfast will be held Sunday, April 16 from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Tickets for both adults and children are $10 each. Breakfasts include scrambled eggs, sausage and all you can eat pancakes. Coffee, milk or orange juice will be served...

Highway 43 roundabout open

Teamwork-that is what makes things happen and through combined efforts Corcoran has another route to take in and out of Corcoran. As flooding began to surround Corcoran and inundate many of the roadways to the West, South, and Southeast only a few main routes remained...

Spring clean-up underway

The City of Corcoran is holding their spring clean-up which began Monday, April 3 and will be held through Saturday, April 29. Senior citizens and disabled persons qualify for curbside pickup. Local senior citizens can call Corcoran Public Works at 992-2151 ext. 2201...

City declares state of emergency

Corcoran’s Chief of Police and Director of Emergency Services Reuben Shortnacy declared a local State of Emergency Saturday, March 18 due to the flooding in and around Corcoran. The State of Emergency was declared due to the series of atmospheric river systems...

Rotary to sponsor a Night with Jeremy “Elvis” Pearce

The Corcoran Rotary Club will host a “Night with Elvis” fundraiser Saturday, April 22 starting at 5 p.m. at the Recreation Association of Corcoran. General admission tickets for the event are $50 and VIP tickets are also available for $75 per person. Tickets include...


Homeless problem evident at John Maroot Park

Homeless problem evident at John Maroot Park

The homeless at John Maroot Park are hard to miss. The sight reminds Corcoran residents of the tents set up by homeless in neighboring cities next to their freeways. However, as common as it may be for larger cities Corcoran has seemed to escape the big city homeless issues in the past, until today.





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

Alice Meik

Alice Meik

Corcoran High School Student Alice Meik is named 2018-2019 Female Athlete of the Year.


Elvis attends administrative luncheon

Elvis attends administrative luncheon

Teresa Sherwood was named Corcoran’s administrative professional of the year, receiving recognition from the Corcoran Chamber, which hosted a luncheon Friday.

Elvis themed chamber luncheon

The Corcoran Chamber of Commerce is currently selling tickets to their annual Administrative Professionals’ Day luncheon which will be held at the home of Patty and Jerry Robertson, Friday, April 29.

DeVaney, Javaux, Salgado and wrestlers earn top Chamber awards

DeVaney, Javaux, Salgado and wrestlers earn top Chamber awards

Coaching girls’ basketball has given Corcoran High Coach Doug White many things. It has given him 15 league titles (11 consecutive titles), 10 section championships-the most in section history—and now it has given him is 447th win to claim the record of being the Most Winningest Girls’ Basketball Coach in the Section.

Chamber and Farmer’s Lumber Mixer

The Corcoran Chamber of Commerce and Farmer’s Lumber will host a mixer next Tuesday, Aug. 18 from 5-6:30 p.m. The community is welcome to attend.


James Stamper

James W. Stamper, of Hanford, passed on December 24, 2022.  He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Beverly, 3 children, 4 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild.  Jim was a resident of Corcoran for 57 years and worked for PG&E for 40.  He was...

Antonio Esparza Luna Jr

Combined Rosary and Mass services were held Thursday, Feb. 23 at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church for Antonio Esparza Luna, Jr. who died Jan. 24 following a brief illness. Mr. Luna was born in Fresno, California October 15, 1941 to...

Eddie Rodriguez

Mass services were held Friday, Feb. 10 at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church for Eddie Rodriguez, 52, who died Jan. 29 in Fresno. Eddie was born in Corcoran March 16, 1970 to Felix and Maria Rodriguez. He worked as a mechanic for 30...

Ted DeWayne Pruitt Sr.

Ted DeWayne Pruitt Sr. (75) of Corcoran, CA passed away January 10, 2023. Ted was born March 23, 1947 in Delano, CA to Ted and Dorothy Pruitt. He grew up and attended schools in McFarland, CA, graduating in 1965, at which time he married the love...

Mary Belen Cavazos

Mass services were held in January in Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church for Mary Belen Cavazos, who died Jan. 3 at her home in Corcoran following a brief illness. Mary was born in Mexico on February 22, 1938.  She worked as a farm laborer...

Ramiro Haro Cardenas

Mass services were held Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church for Ramiro Haro Cardenas, who died Dec. 25 in Hanford. Cardenas was born February 23, 1953 in Jalisco, Mexico. He worked as an auto transporter for 10 years....

Robert “Bob” Theodore Geissler

Services were held Friday, Jan. 13 at 11 a.m. in the Church of the Nazarene for Robert “Bob” Theodore Geissler, who died Dec. 24, 2022. 91 years old, third child of Goldie and Theodore Geissler of Hanford, California, married twice. He had two...

Mychal Jason Granado

Mass services were held Tuesday, Jan. 10 at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church for Mychal Jayson Granado. Granado was born August 5, 1994 and entered the gates of heaven Christmas Eve, December 24, 2022. Mychal had a larger than life...

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