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Increased Threat From West Nile Virus In Lemoore

Increased Threat From West Nile Virus In Lemoore

The Kings Mosquito Abatement District’s is reporting a

significant increase is West Nile virus activity in the City of Lemoore. Over the

last few weeks several dead crows reported by the public have tested positive for

West Nile virus. Additionally, several mosquito samples collected by the District

in the City of Lemoore have also tested positive for WNV over the last week.

"We are very concerned about the rapid increase in activity," said Michael

Cavanagh, District Manager. "We are considering all options available to prevent

human infection, including aerial and ground based fogging."

Although District staff is larviciding all known breeding sites on a regular basis to

Don't Forget to Keep Your Pets Cool During This Extreme Heat

Don't Forget to Keep Your Pets Cool During This Extreme Heat

Remember that when it is hot for you, it is even hotter for them. Cats and dogs do not sweat through their skin. They cool themselves by panting or rapid breathing, which means animals must work hard to stay cool.

Too much heat can be extremely dangerous or even fatal. If your best friend has a shorter nose, like Persian cats and English Bulldogs, he is more susceptible to heatstroke than breeds with longer noses. This can occur very quickly for those breeds.

 

Be on the Look Out for Yellow Fever Mosquitoes

Kings Mosquito Abatement District Urges Residents to be on the Look Out

for the Yellow Fever Mosquito

 

HANFORD, CA - - The Kings Mosquito Abatement District is urging residents of

Kings County to be on the look out for a mosquito species recently detected in

Madera and Clovis- the yellow fever mosquito, Aedes aegypti.

Get Money to Trade in Your Old Lawn Mower For a New, Electric One

Get Money to Trade in Your Old Lawn Mower For a New, Electric One

Back by popular demand, the Air District’s Clean Green Yard Machines program opens June 4 with more funding and more lawn mower options than ever before.

 

The program removes older, polluting, gas-powered lawn mowers from use and replaces them with emission-free, cordless, electric mowers at significantly reduced cost to Valley consumers.

 

"This is, by far, our most popular consumer program, and with this historic funding level, we’re able to help more Valley residents," said Samir Sheikh, the Air District’s director of incentive programs.

 

The program has been retooled from a voucher-based incentive program to a rebate program, and consumers can select from a wide range of mowers to replace their gas-powered mowers. Rebates are granted on a sliding scale up to $250, depending on the price of the new mower.

Blossom Trail 2013!

Blossom Trail 2013!

Grab the tissue, antihistimine, sunglasses, camera and maybe even a picnic and enjoy the Fresno County Blossom Trail

 

PG&E Offers Free Workshop for Growers on Rebates and Incentives

PG&E Offers Free Workshop for Growers on Rebates and Incentives

Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) invites you to a session specifically for agriculture customers. The focus will be on how your business can manage electricity costs. PG&E representatives will discuss Time-Varying Pricing, energy efficiency, tools and programs to help better manage your energy costs.

The workshop will be on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at the Fresno County Farm Bureau office, at 1274 West Hedges Ave., Fresno, CA 93728 from 8:30 am - 12:00 pm.

Agenda

8:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.     Registration/Breakfast

9 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.     Safety/Introductions

9:15 a.m.- 9:30 a.m. Time-Varying Pricing Updates

9:30 a.m.- 10 a.m.     Service Planning Green Book Updates/New Business Process

10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Ag Safety Board Demonstrations

10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Solar

11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Ag Rebates/Incentives

11:45 a.m.

$150 Award for 4th Graders

$150 Award for 4th Graders

 

CONTEST OFFERS $150 AWARD TO FOURTH-GRADE STUDENT     

  

Some lucky fourth-grader will win $150 if he or she is the winner of the 14th Annual Farm Water Poster Contest sponsored by the California Farm Water Coalition. Teachers of the top three entries will each receive a $100 cash award for classroom supplies.

The contest recognizes "Water Awareness Month" and emphasizes how California farmers use water to produce food and fiber.

"It has been amazing to view the entries over the years and realize that these students have grasped the importance of water to California farmers," said Mike Wade, Coalition Executive Director. "The posters have not only portrayed the use of water on the farm but also its source."