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A random sampling at two stores found no 300 milliliter canisters of butane being sold. Photos by John Chadwell.

Hollister City Council approves emergency ordinance limiting butane sales

Due to increase of illegal butane hash oil labs, along with explosions and deaths throughout the state, the Hollister City Council passed an urgency ordinance to control local sales and storage of butane.

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Portion of Nash Road closed for road work June 25 to June 29

The closure is in effect starting Monday, June 25 at 7 a.m. through Friday, June 29 until 5 p.m.

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San Benito Cattlewomen successfully handed out 600 bags at the Hollister Farmer’s Market. Photo provided.

San Benito Cattlewomen Beef Bag Giveaway A Success

San Benito Cattlewomen had a successful reusable bag giveaway with over 1,500 bags distributed to the residents of San Benito County.

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Manuel Silva rides in the lead. Photo courtesy San Benito County Historical Society.

Saddle Horse Association Museum set to reopen

The grand reopening of the newly expanded museum is Friday, June 22 and coincides with the first day of the 2018 Saddle Horse Show and Rodeo.

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Heat Advisory for inland San Benito County until 8 p.m. Saturday, June 23

The heat advisory is in place for most of the inland Greater San Francisco Bay Area, inland Monterey County, and inland San Benito County.

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Amateur Radio Field Day taking place June 23

The local amateur radio association is taking part in a national exercise Saturday, June 23 at Christmas Hill Park in Gilroy. The event is free and open to the public.

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Business Council Executive Director Kristina Chavez-Wyatt said the project fit into the city's general plan perfectly. Photos by John Chadwell.

Hollister City Council Repeals 400 Block Referendum

Once the state attorney general found that the referendum did not qualify to be on the November ballot, the way was cleared for the city to repeal it and move forward with the 400 block project.

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2018 Saddle Horse Show and Rodeo begins Friday, June 22

The three-day horse show and rodeo will feature numerous competitions and events, including western art and cattle sorting.

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Outdoor movies at Dunne Park back for fourth consecutive year

Free films, trivia, and other activities during this summer's Movies Under the Stars.

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Photo by Noe Magaña

Speedsters turn San Benito County into race course

Santa Clara Valley Model T Ford Club used Hollister as a home base for the Endurance Run. The roads in the San Jose area have become too populated.

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Kelly Mulville stands near sheep at Paicines Ranch in Paicines on June 14. Herbicide sprayed on weeds along Cienega Road in April by a San Benito County Public Works crew drifted onto the organic ranch. An investigation is underway. Photo by Tom Leyde.

Herbicide drift causes headache for organic farm

The Agricultural Commissioner's Office and California Certified Organic Farmers are investigating the incident.

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Demolition of Andy Hardin Field is underway. It will be replaced by a new stadium that will be used by San Benito High School football, track and field, soccer, lacrosse, and field hockey teams. Photo provided.

A busy summer of campus construction at San Benito High School

Superintendent thanks voters for support of Measures G and U, which are funding educational and athletic facility upgrades at San Benito High School.

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Kids at the Park 2017. Photo provided.

Kids at the Park to celebrate 25th Anniversary

Kids at the Park to celebrate the healthy growth of children by proving more than 30 interactive learning stations.

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Suspect arrested after vehicle pursuit

Suspect Cody Giovanni Leyva, 22 from Hollister, was eventually arrested for driving under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance (heroin), and evading police in a vehicle.

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Anzar High School seniors at the June 14 graduation at the school gymnasium in San Juan Bautista. Photos by Thomas Leyde.

Seniors honored at Anzar High School graduation

Eighty-four seniors receive diplomas at the June 14 Anzar High School commencement.

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Cowboys and cowgirls herded longhorn cattle during the Downtown Parade on Saturday morning. Photo's courtesy of Blaire Strohn.

A San Benito County Tradition Returns to Rodeo Parade

Downtown Hollister was full of excitement and livestock Saturday morning as locals gathered to celebrate the return of the Saddle Horse Show and Rodeo Parade.

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Longhorn cattle like these will be part of the parade celebrating San Benito County's history and ranching's  pastoral way of life Saturday, June 16.

Saddle Horse Show and Parade Saturday, June 16

The main street of downtown Hollister will be full of life and animals Saturday celebrating the return of the Saddle Horse Show and Rodeo Parade

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Photo of the Beaver Fire by Noe Magana

Beaver Fire blazes in San Benito County

The fire is located off Coalinga Highway and Airline Highway, East of King City.

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Four Hollister schools named to Educational Results Partnership Honor Roll

Several large businesses support a national program that recognizes improved academic achievement over time.

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Jack Preader received his Adaptive Tricycle in 2013. Photo provided.

COLUMN: Refer a Child, Help Make a Difference

The Martin Rajkovich Children’s Fund (MRCF) has been helping critically or chronically ill children in San Benito County since 2007.

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