Floodwaters on farms help boost aquifers

The historically wet winter early this year motivated greater adoption of a water management strategy known as flood-managed aquifer recharge, or flood-MAR, in which excess flood flows are diverted onto farmland to boost depleted groundwater aquifers. “We knew from the previous year, even in intense drought years, we have opportunities with these big storm events… Keep Reading

Football roundup: Trojans triumph in Turlock

Oak Ridge is the lone local football squad still hunting a Sac-Joaquin Section championship. In Division 6 playoffs, sixth-seeded Union Mine traveled to Sacramento to face third-seeded Bradshaw Christian Friday, Nov. 10. The Diamondbacks were held to a single touchdown as the Pride rallied 41 points, bringing Union Mine's playoff run to an end.  Continue… Keep Reading

Empty the Shelter

The Stanislaus Animal Services Agency is inviting the community to participate in a special "Empty the Shelter" event, sponsored in memory of Kyle MacDonald. All adoption fees for dogs will be waived during this event, taking place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. November marks one of the busiest times of the year for animals coming… Keep Reading

Sustainable drinking water on its way

Local dignitaries gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday to officially open the $230 million Stanislaus Regional Surface Water Treatment Plant north of Turlock. Set on 47 acres near Fox Grove Park, the plant will provide clean, sustainable drinking water from the Tuolumne River for the cities of Turlock and Ceres, while reducing dependence on… Keep Reading

Over $65K raised for Salvation Army at Kettle Kickoff

It’s that time of year again where the weather cools down, Christmas lights and trees are put on display and silver bells start ringing in front of stores throughout the country. Tuesday morning marked the official start of bell ringing season for the Salvation Army Turlock Corp. as its 27th annual Kettle Kickoff luncheon at… Keep Reading

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