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In Sports 01.26.2022

The Paso Robles girls basketball team lost to Orcutt Academy Tuesday night at Gil Asa Gym on the campus of PRHS. The final score was Orcutt 63, Paso Robles 37. The Spartans applied pressure defense to force turnovers in the first two quarters. They led at half-time, 29-9. Orcutt Academy improves to 15-5 for the…

Monarch Butterfly County 01.26.2022

After declining in recent year, the Monarch butterfly count jumps to 250 thousand in the most recent count. The Xerces Society counts the butterflies over Thanksgiving. They counted 247,237 Monarch butterflies in 2021. That’s up from fewer than 2,000 Monarchs the year before. The second largest population in the state is the Pismo Beach Monarch…

Atascadero City Council 01.26.2022

The Atascadero city council held a remote meeting last night. The council members and staff participating by teleconferencing. It was a short meeting, but city manager Rachele Rickard says there’s a big event coming up Friday. A big community development meeting coming up Friday for the city council and planning commission. Rachele Rickard also talked…

SLO Co Covid Update 01.26.2022

The county health department out yesterday with its weekly covid death count. They report that since the pandemic began nearly two years ago, 389 people with covid died in the county. Although, they may have died over other health issues, but because they tested positive for covid, their death is described as a covid related…

Sheriff Ian Parkinson 01.26.2022

It’s only Wednesday, but it’s already been a long week for sheriff Ian Parkinson. First, there was the weapon which was left in a restroom at the jail by a civilian employee who had a permit to carry a concealed weapon. You may remember, an inmate who was just released found the weapon, and took…

Mobile Home Fire 01.26.2022

A fire broke out yesterday morning at a mobile home near highway 41 and Homestead road in rural Atascadero. Fire responders got word of the fire shortly after eleven yesterday morning. The found the mobile home engulfed in flames. The occupants were able to get out safely, but were left without a home. The mobile…

North County Weather 01.25.2022

Mostly sunny skies, highs near 66 with ENE 5-10 mph. Tonight, clear skies, lows near 33 with light, variable winds. Tomorrow, mostly sunny, highs near 69, with light variable winds. The extended forecast calls for mostly sunny skies through the week. Highs in the upper 60’s and low 70’s. Increasing clouds next Tuesday with a…

In Sports 01.25.2022

The Paso Robles boys basketball team travels to Atascadero Tuesday night to take on the Greyhounds at 6:30. The Bearcats are looking for their first conference victory. The Paso Robles girls basketball team at home Tuesday night against Orcutt Academy. They appear to be two evenly matched teams. The Bearcats are 14-8 for the season.…

Heidi Harmon 01.25.2022

Meanwhile, former San Luis Obispo mayor Heidi Harmon is having her own problems. After the FBI began its investigation into cannabis operator Helios Dayspring bribing San Luis Obispo county and city officials including supervisor Adam Hill, Harmon resigned as mayor of San Luis and moved to Santa Cruz where she accepted a job with an…

Sheriff’s Department 01.25.2022

A civilian employee with the San Luis Obispo county sheriff’s department left their fire-arm unattended in the bathroom at the lobby of the jail. It was allegedly stolen by an inmate who had recently been released from the county jail. 51-year-old Matthew Goldsmith was arrested on Sunday for being drunk in public. He is the…