Galt High School celebrated homecoming last week. Although the football team didn’t pull off a win, with the theme of “Nightmare Before Homecoming” students still had a ghoulishly fun celebration.

The Galt Joint Union High School District (GJUHSD) Trustees heard updates on Liberty Ranch’s Ag building renovations at their Oct. 3 meeting at City Hall. The 700 building was water damaged September 2018 when a storm soaked insulation, ceiling tiles, carpets and went through the entire inte…

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Galt residents will have several opportunities to hear presentations about the Galt Market Community Plan over the next month. Both day and evening meetings are planned to help facilitate the various schedules of members of the community.

Dr. Karen Schauer, superintendent for Galt Joint Union Elementary School District (GJUESD), reported progress at Fairsite Readiness Center to strengthen parent involvement to the Board of Trustees at their Sept. 25 meeting. The district is putting to work the first dollars from its Central V…

During a ceremony last week at the State Capitol, Assemblyman Jim Cooper (D-Elk Grove) officially delivered $1.7 million dollars in state funding to the city of Galt.

She’s called the city of Galt home for the past 35 years when she and her husband moved to the small community with a young family. For 23 of those years, she’s worked for the city, wearing a number of hats that she now is hanging up.

For years, Dr. David Kosh has been taking care of patients at Associated Family Physicians clinic in Old Town on C Street and has seen how many patients have trouble getting to appointments and other healthcare related places. For Blue Shield patients here in Galt, that changed on Oct. 1.

Marie Woodin, director of Environmental Management Division (EMD) for the County of Sacramento gave a presentation on the new legislation on the in-home Cottage Food Industry at the Sept. 17 City Council Meeting at City Hall.

It was an exciting homecoming week at Liberty Ranch High School, filled with many activities, spirit days, parades and culminating in a “comeback” win against Laguna Creek High School, the crowning of this year’s queen and king and a Saturday night dance.

They came together to find a future for a Teen Center in Galt, focusing on making the best choices for Galt’s youth by networking while sharing ideas, at the Chabolla Center last Monday. Thirty Galt residents took the time to invest in the future, including high school Superintendent William…

The sounds of a horse drawn wagon, kazoos, shoot outs, newsboys and ragtime music could be heard along the streets of Old Town Galt Saturday, as thousands attended the Galt Sesquicentennial Celebration.

It started with little things, like trouble finding the right word and forgetting people’s names. That’s when Elsie Warner began what some call “the long goodbye” to Don, her husband of 62 years. In October 2012, Don was diagnosed with a type of dementia called Lewy Body. Through it all, her…

Following in the footsteps and tire tracks of the original 1919 cross-country route on the infamous Lincoln Highway, a band of 75 history buffs drove over 50 historic military vehicles across the United States to commemorate the centennial of the Army transcontinental motor convoy.

Gabrielle Martin of Galt High School and Nina Mendez of Liberty Ranch High School were sworn in as student board members of the Galt Joint Union High School District at the district’s regular meeting on Thursday, Sept. 5. After Superintendent William Spalding administered the oath of office …

The fourth round of discussions on possible cuts to the city budget proved fatal to co-ed and adult men’s softball when City Council members made $1.4 million in cuts at the Sept. 3 meeting. Also on the chopping block was Council Member discretionary funds and the sports concession stands. R…

The Galt District Chamber of Commerce and the Sesquicentennial committee would like to invite Galt community families to help celebrate the Galt area’s 150th birthday this Saturday, Sept. 14 on Fourth Street in Old Town Galt, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

On Aug. 28 at the special city council meeting at City Hall, Kathleen Amos took a photo of a resident speaking to council on finance matters. The speaker, Chris Brossman, had a “wardrobe malfunction”, which was shown in the photo. Amos posted it to her Facebook page. On Sept. 3 at the regula…

Interim City Manager Tom Haglund addressed council for the fifth time to discuss resolutions to the city finance crisis at the special meeting on Aug. 27 at City Hall. A large crowd was in attendance.

It’s the oldest elementary school in the Galt elementary district but on Back-to-School Night Aug. 29, Valley Oaks Elementary was shining once again. The Measure K improvements gave the campus a facelift with more security, modernized restrooms, a brand new kitchen and a multipurpose room co…

Projects have begun for new housing developments on both the east side and west side of Galt. Elliott Homes have broken ground at Walnut Avenue and Carillion Boulevard, while KB Homes will begin their project on farmland off of Kost Road. Community Development Director Chris Erias said both …

Galt High School football player Isaac Madrigal catches the football in the endzone, scoring the first touchdown in the newly renovated Warrior Stadium last Friday. The Warriors went on to win its season opener, defeating Woodland Christian 34-10. See page B1 for full coverage of the opening game.

Jim Brannon from Cardinal Glass, State Farm agent Rachelle Herendeen and Bonnie Rodriguez, president of the Galt District Chamber of Commerce, brought more concerns over the business trash rate hikes during the public comment portion of the Aug. 20 City Council meeting.

Children are often asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” This year, the Galt Joint Union Elementary School District (GJUESD), armed with two government grants, are going to help young learners find many answers to that one question by offering the Find Your Future Clubs where the…

After 40 years of building homes for Galt families, Mike Guttridge is hanging up his tool belt. Known for exceptional quality built homes, Guttridge is also known for honesty, integrity and professionalism. He also isn’t shy about standing up for his beliefs. Galt’s Community Planning Direct…

Three seats on the Cosumnes Community Services District (CSD) board are up for election next year, and the board must decide who among nearly 190,000 Elk Grove, Galt and Franklin residents will get to vote for which seat.

Mike Deis, substation director for Sacramento Municipal Utilities District (SMUD), addressed Galt City Council on Aug. 6 about its Galt SMUD Park, located on A Street and Lincoln Way, which will be renovated in the coming year. According to the SMUD representative, a transporter will have to…

Emergency personnel were called to the scene of a two-vehicle accident Thursday evening, Aug. 8 at approximately 6:25 p.m., at the corner of Arno and Alta Mesa roads. A Galt man, later identified as Frank Gomez, was pronounced dead at the scene and three others were transported to area hospitals.

The Galt Joint Union High School District (GJUHSD) Board of Trustees heard from staff and hired contractor consultant from DTR Tom Berger on damage found throughout Building 700, which houses the agriculture classes. Discussions happened during the regular trustee meeting on Aug. 1 at City Hall.

Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) officials have confirmed that a fallen power line caused a fire in Herald on Friday, Aug. 2 that burned just over 84 acres of grassland before Herald Fire Protection District (HFPD) and neighboring fire agencies could put it out.

After a successful Galt Balloon Festival launch last year, the Galt District Chamber of Commerce is hosting its second annual Galt Balloon Festival Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 10-11.

Interim City Manager Tom Haglund reported to council that finances keep whittling down at a rapid pace. He addressed the city council and a capacity audience on July 31, saying dollar assets have dropped from $10.5 million in June 2018 and, as of June 30 of this year, is down to $2.4 million.

The South Sacramento Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) has reached a major milestone by receiving permits from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and a water quality certification from the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board.

Curtis and Priscilla Lucero had a dream that was a long time in the making. After working Curtis’ father’s land for many years, they were finally able to buy their own and chose the 20 acres on Hauschildt Road just off of Twin Cities to the north, and the Lucero Family Farm began.

All local school districts, Galt Joint Union High School District, Galt Joint Union Elementary School District, Arcohe, Oak View and New Hope have announced their policy for providing free and reduced-price meals for children served under the National School Lunch Program and/or School Break…

Galt City Council members met last Wednesday for a special meeting to discuss the ailing budget and to hear recommendations from department heads on proposed budget cuts to the general fund. No decisions were made at the meeting, as this was the first in a series of special meetings schedule…

Before Jan. 1, 2017, residents were required to pay up to $40,000 just to see if the county would approve an application to build an accessory dwelling unit (ADU), also known as a granny flat. That money was non-refundable and did not apply toward a building permit, making it very costly. A …

Cosumnes Community Services District (CSD) directors met last Wednesday, July 3 to review three proposed by-district voting maps and designate three voting districts on each map to be up for election in November 2020, and amended the general manager’s employment contract.

If you enjoy good wine, scrumptious food and also have a taste for history, you won’t want to miss the 9th annual Sip & Snack at the Mac. Area wineries, breweries and restaurants will be serving their finest on Saturday, July 27, beginning at 6 p.m. Galt Area Historical Society President…

The annual Galt Independence Day Celebration started early Thursday morning as over 100 participants gathered for the 7th annual Officer Kevin Tonn 5K Fun Run. Police Chief Tod Sockman, among others, said a few words about Officer Tonn before the race began. Sockman talked about some of Tonn…