Kings River Water District March 21, 2019

The Kings River Water District met on Thursday, March 21, 2019 in Centerville. Not all meetings are created equal. Some are well run and others meander along. Today's KRWD meeting was lean on open session discussion and the meandering was at a minimum. I write this to...

Kings River East GSA March 21, 2019

The Kings River East Groundwater Sustainability Agency held its Thursday, March 21, 2019 board meeting at the Dinuba City Council Chambers. It was a beautiful day and I have to say if I had the choice of attending the KREGSA or laying in the sunshine watching the...

Kings River Water District March 21, 2019

The Kings River Water District met on Thursday, March 21, 2019 in Centerville. Chairman Jack Paxton called the meeting to order at 8:00am and the minutes were approved. There was no public comments or additions to the agenda. There were no potential conflicts of...

Buena Vista Water Storage District March 20, 2019

The Buena Vista Water Storage District’s board of directors met on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at its Buttonwillow headquarters in western Kern County. It was a good drive down from Clovis on four new tires. I had a lot more confidence than when I was driving around on...

Fresno Irrigation District March 19, 2019

The Fresno Irrigation District held its board of directors meeting at its Fresno headquarters on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. But before we go into that I want to tell you about something rarer than a pearl in an oyster. Good service. On the way back from Bakersfield this...

Exchange Contractors January 4, 2019

The Exchange Contractors board of directors met at its headquarters in Los Banos on Friday, January 4, 2019. It was cold and clear. There is rain proposed for next week, so that’s good. Chairman Jim O’Banion called the meeting at a civilized 9:00am with the flag...

read more

Merry Christmas 2018

This year I'm noticing a lot of talk and interest in the original St. Nicholas of Asia Minor. He was born circa 280 AD in what is now Turkey. He was a devote Christian under Roman rule. He is perhaps the most famous for helping three sisters from a poor family. Their...

read more

Kern Water Bank December 10, 2018

The Kern Water Bank Authority held its Monday, December 10, 2018 meeting at its opulent Bakersfield headquarters. I like a board room with a stuffed coyote and free soda pop. Very much to my surprise Chairman Bill Phillimore called to the meeting to order at 3:03 pm,...

read more