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Ashley Loza


Business and Organization of the Year

By Ashley Loza / October 12, 2017

By Ashley Loza Kern Valley Sun   The Kern River Valley Chamber of Commerce celebrated their Business and Organization of the Year at their general meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 11. This year’s winners were Brian and Nettie Barnes of Barnes Bargains for Business of the Year and Kern Valley Search and Rescue (KVSAR) for Organization […]


‘Leader in Me’ going strong

By Ashley Loza / October 10, 2017

By Ashley Loza Kern Valley Sun The Leader in Me program is making strides in the Kernville Union School District, and Principal Brian Poston could not be more pleased. After spearheading the fundraising process in July and raising $50,000 in just one month to be used for the first year of the program, the district […]


Mass shooting felt at home: Three Kern County residents confirmed dead

By Ashley Loza / October 3, 2017

By Ashley Loza Kern Valley Sun A music festival in Las Vegas ended in tragedy Sunday, Oct. 1, after a gunman opened fire on the audience, killing at least 59 people and injuring over 500. The gunman was identified as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock of Mesquite, Nevada. Law enforcement stated that Paddock had opened fire from […]


A ‘ruff’ start: The ‘tail’ of Dutchess and Smoke

By Ashley Loza / October 3, 2017

By Ashley LozaKern Valley SunFYDO the Fix Your Dog Organization is making great strides in its third year, stretching its legs and chasing its goal of helping the Kern River Valley become a happy, healthy, no-kill zone.Photos submitted by FYDOThe lives of Duchess (pictured left) and Smoke (right) were changed for the better when FYDO […]


Economic distress in Kern County

By Ashley Loza / October 3, 2017

By Ashley Loza Kern Valley Sun A new report on distressed communities in the U.S. shows the Kern River Valley in an unfavorable economic position. Kern County as a whole did not fare much better. The 2017 “Distressed Communities Index,” released annually by the Economic Innovation Group, studies communities in the U.S. by zip code […]


The Sun Regrets: Travelers move forward

By Ashley Loza / October 3, 2017

By Ashley Loza Managing Editor In the September 20 issue of the Kern Valley Sun, an article entitled “Travelers Move Forward” was published which detailed the work of the Fellow Travelers of the 178, a local group dedicated to road safety within the Kern River Canyon. However, some of the details of the group’s presentation […]


Pier Fire Reaches Containment

By Ashley Loza / September 26, 2017

By Ashley Loza Kern Valley Sun The Pier Fire, a human-caused fire burning in the Golden Trout Wilderness near Springville, reached full containment on Tuesday, Sept. 26. It had burned 36,566 acres. The fire started nearly a month ago on Aug. 29 at about 2:30 a.m. Inaccessible terrain made the fire difficult to contain, and […]


Congress Drafts DACA Replacement

By Ashley Loza / September 26, 2017

By Ashley Loza Kern Valley Sun Utah Senator Orrin Hatch announced Monday that he had a potential fix for the nation’s ongoing debate over President Trump’s decision to rescind Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a piece of Obama-era legislation that allowed a temporary protected status to childhood arrivals to the U.S. DACA was put […]


A More Friendly Web Experience

By Ashley Loza / September 21, 2017

The Kern Valley Sun website has a new look, and we’re ready to share it. This new look includes the ability to easily subscribe, make payments, submit classifieds and obituaries, and share and comment on our articles with no hassle. And most importantly, the new layout makes these features much easier to find. We will […]