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Tierra del Sol awarded $50,000 for rural home improvements

Six homes located in southern New Mexico will receive grant funds for improvements. U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development’s Housing Preservation Grant Program awarded $50,000 to Tierra del Sol Housing to make the improvements.

Food deserts, the impact on Rural America

Do you know what a food desert is? Simply stated, it means that it is difficult to get to a local grocery store stocked with fresh fruits and vegetables and all the other typical food items you would expect to find.

Relief on the way for drought-stricken Okieville

Okieville is such a small area that most folks cannot find the community on a map. Officially named Highland Acres, residents began settling in Okieville during the 1930s … Fast forward to today. Thousands of wells have been drying up throughout the San Joaquin Valley since the drought began five years ago and Okieville, located in Tulare County, is the hardest hit region.

San Joaquin River to begin flowing year-round

It has been nearly a decade since environmentalists and the federal government agreed to revive a 150 mile stretch of the San Joaquin River. Originally, the task of getting the river flowing year-round so salmon could swim to the Sierra Nevada foothills to spawn was to be complete in 2012. Officials now predict the project will be completed in 2022. However, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation says that the section of the river in question will be flowing year-round by the end of the month—a major milestone for the project.