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Modesto awarded $53,000 recycling grant

MODESTO — The city of Modesto has received a $52,919 grant to help boost its recycling efforts. The grant from CalRecycle will go toward providing education, advertising and recycling resources…

Support split for federal water bill

Support split for federal water bill

WASHINGTON — California’s congressional delegation is split on a potentially game-changing federal water bill. On Thursday, the House of Representatives voted 360-61 to approve $558 million California water package that,…

Water hearings set for Modesto, Stockton

MODESTO — Business owners, farmers and residents are urged to attend a series of public meetings to comment on the State Water Quality Control Board’s proposal to increase the  flows…

Public urged to attend water flow hearings

Public urged to attend water flow hearings

MODESTO — Modesto Irrigation District wants local businesses to help fight a proposed increase in the amount of Tuolumne, Merced, and Stanislaus river water that will flow into the Delta.…

Golf course designated Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary

WOODBRIDGE — The Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses designated Woodbridge Golf & Country Club as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary. The designation means the club maintains a high…

Valley lawmakers deliver petitions opposing water proposal

SACRAMENTO — Merced Democratic Assemblyman Adam C. Gray and Riverbank Republican Assemblywoman Kristin Olsen delivered more than 3,100 petitions to the State Water Board on Tuesday. The petitions oppose the…

Santa Barbara, Monterey fires causing Central Valley air quality headaches

Wildfire smoke from as far south as Santa Barbara county is drifting into the Central Valley causing air quality problems. Smoke from blazes in Monterey and Santa Barbara counties are being blown…

New state Delta water proposal draws fire from Valley irrigation districts

New state Delta water proposal draws fire from Valley irrigation districts

SACRAMENTO — Water districts in Stanislaus and Merced counties are objecting to proposed changes to increase the amount water from the Tuolumne, Merced, and Stanislaus rivers that will flow into…

Stanislaus River rainbow trout levels lowest since 2009

Stanislaus River rainbow trout levels lowest since 2009

OAKDALE — The once plentiful population of rainbow trout in the Stanislaus River has declined by 75 percent from that of six years ago according to a study by fisheries consulting firm…

Twin tunnels project to face California state audit

Twin tunnels project to face California state audit

SACRAMENTO — Critics of the Governor Jerry Brown’s California Water Fix scored a victory on Wednesday.  By a 9-2 vote, the Joint Legislative Audit Committee approved a financial audit of…