Local News

The Valley Roadrunner Newspaper is Valley Center’s local news provider since 1974.

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Christmas celebration attracts 2,000 people

The first ever “Christmas in the Valley” celebration at Bates Nut Farm attracted as many as 2,000 people on Friday and Saturday, according to estimates. For many people the event took them back to the 1950s and was “down home and old-fashioned country,” with bustling, excited children running from craft to craft and carolers singing. (more)


Planning group looks at controlling Bates Nut Farm traffic

The Valley Center Planning Group Monday voted to look into ways to mitigate the traffic “problems” created on Woods Valley Road by Bates Nut Farm during October.(more)



County plans to replace Heritage Trail plaques

The county Dept. of Public Works (DPW) says it will replace the copper plaques that were stolen from the Heritage Trail, along Valley Center Road, more than a week ago. The Sheriff’s Dept. so far has no leads in the thefts. (more)


Wrapping cheer

Valley Center Optimists Nina and Bill Aguilera and Bobbie Paulson wrap toys for Valley Center children. The Optimists use profits from their year round money raising activities to purchase gifts for The Roadrunner’s annual Christmas Giving Tree.


Readers prefer community papers for local news, information

Readers in areas served by community newspapers continue to prefer the community newspaper as their sources of local news and advertising. The 2011 results of an annual survey conducted by the National Newspaper Assn. (NNA) and the research arm of the Reynolds Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism show that 74% of people in communities served by a newspaper with circulations under 15,000 read a local newspaper each week. (more)


The school district’s chief business officer Julie Kimball Thursday presented another in a series of budget reports that run the gamut of emotions from bad to worse and create the urge to run out and read a copy of the Book of Revelation to cheer up. (more)

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