SALINAS — The nomination period to qualify as a write-in candidate for the April 18 Paso Robles Joint Unified School District Special Vacancy Election runs Feb. 20 through April 4. Candidate forms will be available only during this time and must be submitted by the deadline. Official documents may be obtained from and filed at the Monterey County Elections Department, 1441 Schilling Place – North Building, in Salinas. Schedule an appointment via email at [email protected] or by phone 831-796-1499. For more information, including filing requirements and qualifications, visit


KING CITY — National FFA Week runs from Feb. 21 through 24, and King City FFA has planned fun activities for students and the community. These include Donkey Basketball on Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 6 p.m. at the King City High School gym, and the annual tri-tip barbecue after school on Thursday, Feb. 23. The basketball game will include three matches featuring Teachers vs. Students, Young Farmers vs. King City Fire Department and King City Officers vs. Soledad Officers. Admission costs $5 at the door.


SALINAS VALLEY — Additional SkyTEM airborne geophysical surveys will occur over the Salinas Valley on Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 22-23. A low-flying helicopter will be towing an instrument loop to collect additional data for the Deep Aquifer Study. The helicopter will fly over the following areas: around Soledad and Salinas areas; Old Stage Road and the Sierra de Salinas; and Fort Ord National Monument area and along Highway 68. Survey data helps improve understanding of groundwater resources and support the implementation of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act. The Deep Aquifers are a critical groundwater resource for drinking water and agricultural irrigation in the Salinas Valley. Additional study of them is needed to halt seawater intrusion and effectively manage groundwater sustainability. Salinas Valley Collaborative Funding Partners funded the Deep Aquifers Study, which will be completed by the end of 2023. 

Previous articleNewly revamped Gonzales Skate Park opens
Next articleMonterey County’s Emergency Operations Center demobilizes
Ryan Cronk is the managing editor for King City Rustler and Salinas Valley Tribune, a unified publication of Greenfield News, Soledad Bee and Gonzales Tribune. He covers general news for South Monterey County and the surrounding communities.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here