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Corissa King (left) and Valerie Costanza (right) will be two of six ladies competing for the title of Miss California Rodeo Salinas. Photo courtesy of California Rodeo Salinas.

Two Hollister women compete for Miss California Rodeo Salinas

Winner to be named on July 19 during the opening performance.

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The Art of Eating: A Farm-to-Table Benefit for the Arts. Photo provided.

San Benito Arts Council to host farm-to-table benefit for the arts

The Arts Council's second annual farm-to-table benefit will highlight food from local producers prepared by local chefs Mike Fisher and Becky Herbert.

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Lilla Bell, Tristan Naccarato, and Jake Bourdet qualified for the National High School Finals Rodeo in Rock Springs, Wyoming held July 15-21. Photos courtesy of Lilla Bell, Jake Bourdet, and Tristan Naccarato.

Hollister teens head to Wyoming for National High School Finals Rodeo

To qualify for the National High School Finals Rodeo in Wyoming, contestants were required to compete at the state level.

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Pat Ricotti Bucking Tractor with Elliot French as bronc rider.  Photo by Rene Rodriguez

Saddle Horse Show Downtown Parade Winners Announced

Winners in a variety of divisions are announced for the annual Saddle Horse Show Downtown Parade.

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Luis Flores Sanchez has over 30 types of food he produces on his property. Photo by Becky Bonner.

Urban Agriculture: Locals find joy producing their own food

Urban agriculture spreads as people living within city limits raise chickens for eggs and grow multiple types of food for friends and family.

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Photo courtesy of Pixabay

Don’t Bring Zika Home: Protect Yourself, Your Family, and California

Here in California, the Zika virus remains a serious public health concern to people traveling to areas with Zika. Zika is a virus that is spread through the bite of an infected mosquito or through unprotected sex with an infected partner.

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Will Centoni demonstrating ranch style bronc riding. Centoni just returned from the 2018 College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, WY where he topped the nation in both Bull Riding and the Men’s All-Around. Photos by Blaire Strohn.

San Benito County Rodeo Traditions Ride On

Celebrating its 85th year, the San Benito County Saddle Horse Show and Rodeo returned to Bolado Park June 22-24.

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Photo courtesy of Pixabay

Protect yourself against West Nile Virus

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has confirmed its first illnesses in California due to West Nile virus.

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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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Eden Rift is one of the local wineries participating in the tasting event. File Photo.

Wine and Beer Tasting at Saddle Horse Show and Rodeo this Friday June 22

The Saddle Horse Show and Rodeo will hold their no-host wine and beer tasting event at Bolado Park before the rodeo starts.

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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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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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Supervisors supported Measure C to test voters' mood for cannabis before moving forward on growing ordinance. Photos by John Chadwell.

Residents plead for county to expedite cannabis growing ordinance

Residents turned out at a recent San Benito County Board of Supervisors meeting to encourage them to move forward on a cannabis growing ordinance as quickly as possible after the passage of Measure C.

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Tristan Schmidt, Beth Hitchcock, Trista Reid, and Michael Curto qualified for the NJHFR in Huron, South Dakota. Photo by Jaime Reid.

Local Rodeo Athletes Qualify for National Finals

Four local junior high teens will represent San Benito County during the National Junior High Finals Rodeo in Huron, South Dakota.

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Two young women competed for the title of Miss San Benito Rodeo at Bolado Park on Saturday, June 9. Kelsee French, center, was the winner. Photo courtesy Lisa Tobias.

French crowned Miss San Benito Rodeo 2018

Kelsee French will represent the San Benito County Horse Show and Rodeo Association.

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Miss San Benito Rodeo 2017 Corissa King hands her reins this Saturday to the 2018 winner. Photo provided.

Miss San Benito Rodeo to be Crowned on Saturday

Two contestants will compete to become Miss San Benito Rodeo 2018 on June 9.

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Miss San Benito Rodeo 2017, Corissa King at the 2017 San Benito County Saddle Horse Show & Rodeo. Photo courtesy Corissa King.

Thank You from Miss San Benito Rodeo 2017

Miss San Benito Rodeo 2017 Corissa King takes the opportunity to say thank you before passing down her crown this Saturday, June 9.

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Big Paw Olive Oil Company which is a family run business relocated to Hollister two years ago. Featured in photo are co-owner Susan Saba and daughter Justine. Photo by Becky Bonner.

Big Paw Olive Oil Company Starts Roadside Stand Tastings

Wanting to give customers the opportunity to taste featured olive oils while taking in views of San Benito County, the Big Paw Olive Oil Company will host a roadside stand the first Saturday every month through October.

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