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Glen DeVries, owner of Solano Construction, uses an excavator on Monday to tear down the back of 314 and 318 Railroad Avenue to make way for a new downtown hotel.

Photo by Debra DeAngelo


More buildings come tumbling down

Express editor
Following one last hurrah — a Wrecking Ball Party/Rotary Club fundraiser held at the old JJ’s Saloon site on April 23 — demolition of the buildings at 314 and 318 began without delay on Friday, April 24. The area was fenced off and the Solano Construction excavator started taking bites out of the backs of the buildings formerly housing JJ’s and Cody’s Marketplace.
The fronts of the buildings were scheduled to come down on Wednesday, while the buildings owned by Winters Express publisher Charles Wallace, 312 and 310 Railroad Avenue, remain standing. These buildings house the Winters Express and Bella Boutique, and formerly the Winters Chamber of Commerce/Winters Visitors Center and Close Quarters hair salon.
According to Wallace, the lack of a building permit at the old library (the intended new site for the Express) as well as the lack of a written agreement with the hotel developers, AKM Railroad LLC, are the two obstacles at the moment.
“Until I get a building permit, I can’t move,” said Wallace, explaining that office spaces need to be built in the old library before the Express can move, which requires a building permit.
As for the agreement with AKM Railroad LLC, Wallace says,
“We’re working on it.” . . .




Loren Tolley reaches
out as far as he can competing
in the varsity boys long jump on Wednesday, April 15.

Photo by Eric Lucero






Track shines at home

Express sports

The Winters High School track team hosted their first home meet of the season on Wednesday, April 15, an-d made a strong impression on their local fans. In all four teams, the boys and girls JV and varsity Warriors had some very good times.
In the girls JVs Ivett Arellano took two individual firsts. Arellano won the 1600 in 6:32.47 and won the 800 in 3:01.74. Cloie Bruhn took second in the 1600 in 7:19.38 and was fourth in the 800 in 3:30.58. Lizbeth Mendoza took first in the 200 meters in 32.65 and was second in the 100 in 14.05. Angelina Lopez took first place in the 400 meters with a winning time of 1:13.72.
Kohner Butts had two first place finishes for the JV boys one in the 400 with a time of 57 seconds and the other on the 800 with a time of 2:25. In the 1600, Oscar Vasquez took first with a time of 5:45.54, Luciano took third place at 5:50.82 and Devon Muldong placed fifth at 6:34.06. Vasquez took second place in the 800 in 2:34.3 and was sixth in the 400 with a time of 1:04.7. In the 200 Geno Lucero and Abraham Rodriguez tied for third at 27.4 and Alec Matheson was ninth at 32.50. In the 100 meters Anthony Ceja placed seventh at 13.51. . . .




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