Opener 2.04.2021

Sunny weather continues in the north county. Forecasters say we’ll see sunny skies through the weekend, and continuing through next week. Mostly cloudy skies Monday, but otherwise mostly sunny skies through next Friday, February 12th, which is president Lincoln’s biological birthday. Meanwhile, some flowering trees are beginning to bloom in the north county and leaves…

Electronic Message Boards 2.03.2021

Caltrans announces $3 million in state funding will pay for installing electronic message boards and other elections on highways 101 and 46. The message boards will be located along 101 between San Luis Obispo to the Paso Robles railroad bridge at the north of town. The second sign will go on highway 46 east. It…

Tax Laws 2.03.2021

Tax time is fast approaching. Heidi Seely volunteers with the AARP Program to provide free taxes services for seniors who cannot otherwise afford it. She says there are some changes this year, particularly related to unemployment. She says citizens who received unemployment have to pay taxes on those unemployment payments. The AARP free tax services…

Atascadero Fire 2.03.2021

Atascadero Fire and Emergency Services announces the appointment of two new battalion chief officers. Atascadero fire captain Matt Miranda was promoted to fire battalion chief of operations. That position was vacated last year when Bill White retired. Atascadero fire also welcomed a new firefighter. Dave Van Son has been appointed as the new fire battalion…

Coronavirus 2.03.2021

The county health department reports another 161 cases. And one additional death of a person in the county with coronavirus. 76 of the new cases are in San Luis Obispo. 41 in Paso Robles. 24 in Atascadero. 7 in Templeton. The death was reportedly a person in their 80’s. The county health department does not…

Paso Robles City Council 2.03.2021

Paso Robles city council received an update on coronavirus in the city. The county back in the purple tier, and that includes the city of Paso Robles. The council also had a long-winded discussion about increasing sewer rates. Matt Thompson of the city’s sewer and recycled water operation says the 24% increase in sewer rates…

Opener 2.03.2021

The recent storms helped snow pack in the sierras, and lifted the levels of local lakes. If you’ve been out to the Atascadero lake, you’ve probably noticed the difference. The water level up several feet over a week ago. The moat around the island is again fully submerged and the turtles back on the logs…