NCLUSD board okays concrete project

The Newman-Crows Landing school board Monday awarded a $291,836 contract to Westside Landscape and Concrete for an Orestimba improvement project.

The work will involve improvements to a lawn area between the administration building and library and replacement of a patio area off the student union. Both areas have been prone to flooding, Superintendent Randy Fillpot noted.

The work will incorporate scored concrete and pavers, seating areas and other improvements.

Westside’s bid was the lowest of three received on the project.

Triple digits persist

Triple-digit temperatures persisted through last week on the West Side. Newman resident Marge Carvalho, an observer for the National Weather Service, reported the following daily high/low temperatures for the week. Readings for the previous 24-hour period are recorded at 5 p.m. daily.

Monday, July 22: 105/68

Tuesday, July 23: 105/71

Wednesday, July 24: 103/70

Thursday, July 25: 105/72

Friday, July 26: 103/68

Saturday, July 27: 104/65

Sunday, July 28: 109/71

Newman fire report

Personnel from the Newman Fire Department and West Stanislaus County Fire Protection District Newman station responded to 39 calls for service from July 15-28.

Newman Fire Chief Keith Bowen said the responses included six public assists, 20 medical aid calls, one potential structure fire, two motor vehicle collisions, two vehicle fires, four vegetation fires and four “other” fires.

Among the incidents:

• A July 16 fire in the 1100 block of Labrador Court resulted in damage to a backyard fence estimated at $500.

• Vegetation fires on Del Puerto Canyon Road on July 15 and July 18 to which local resources responded to provide assistance.

• An injury accident July 23 at Crows Landing and Bradbury roads in which a patient was transported by air ambulance.

• A minor injury accident July 23 on Draper Road.