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Living the adventure

By Elise Modrovich / November 14, 2017

By Elise Modrovich Special to the Sun On Friday, November 10, 2017, Louis (pronounced “Louie”) Cole and Juan-Peter “JP” Schulze made a perfect landing in their Cessna 210 named “Baloo” to crystal clear skies but some very blustery conditions at Kernville Airport, disembarking to a joyous crowd. The reason for the cheers and warm welcome? […]

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Toys for Tots giving hope to KRV families

By Elise Modrovich / November 7, 2017

By Elise Modrovich Special to the Sun Yvonne Pickerell is in the business of giving, or more accurately, “giving hope to kids for Christmas.” Pickerell has been the coordinator and driving force behind the Kern River Valley’s annual Toys for Tots (TFT) gift drive for the last 11 years, but she’s been actively involved with […]

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Trick or Trot has terrific turn out

By Elise Modrovich / October 31, 2017

By Elise Modrovich Special to the Sun On the crisp, cool, sunny Sunday morning of October 29, racers of all ages gathered at Riverside Park, many in full costume, to run around Kernville for fun and for a cause. The now annual “Trick Or Trot” 5K, 10K and Fun Run is part of the Fall […]

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Local artist has international appeal

By Elise Modrovich / October 31, 2017

By Elise Modrovich Special to the Sun Recently, artist, sculptor and happy Havilah resident Kelly McLane launched a major new show at the DENK Gallery in Los Angeles. Entitled “Peckerwoods,” it features some of McLane’s latest works, many of which are inspired by current events, but also influenced by her surroundings in the Kern River […]

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Beer and music rocks river

By Elise Modrovich / October 24, 2017

By Elise Modrovich Special to the Sun Last Saturday, Oct. 21, Rivernook Campground hosted its very first annual Rockin River Beer and Music Festival. The event is the brainchild of Rivernook manager Jami Ward, who has been wanting to do something like this for years, in large part because “this Valley has never had a […]

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Up in smoke

By Elise Modrovich / October 24, 2017

By Elise Modrovich Special to the Sun On Thursday, October 18, the monthly “Congressman McCarthy Office Hours” took place at the Lake Isabella government center. Once a month, Kevin McCarthy, Congressional Representative for our 23rd District, sends one of his staff to hold local hours and hear from constituents at this location. After a warm […]

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Kicking back in Kernville

By Elise Modrovich / October 17, 2017

By Elise Modrovich Special to the Sun It started in the 1970s with a bunch of long-time Valley residents like “the Jerry’s,” Jerry England, Jerry Click, and Jerry Boyle, among others, just getting together and showing off and sharing their love of classic cars and hot rods. In 1976, Tex Smith of Peterson Publishing made […]

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KRV Chamber mixes it up

By Elise Modrovich / October 17, 2017

By Elise Modrovich Special to the Sun On Wednesday, October 11, the agents at Rita D’Angelo Real Estate hosted a lively and well-attended mixer at their beautiful spacious office in Kernville to celebrate their first year in business. Rita D’Angelo and her agents Tina Trotta, Sherril Wren, Beth Ubil and Becky Starr-Harris had a lot […]

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Pitching in at the Great Kern River Clean-Up

By Elise Modrovich / September 19, 2017

By Elise Modrovich Special to the Sun On Saturday, September 16, the Kern River Conservancy led a successful clean up effort on the Lower Kern River. The Kern River Conservancy is a grass roots non-profit organization focused on restoring and protecting the Kern River’s recreational spaces and educating the campers who visit and enjoy the […]

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SQF Leadership Discusses Restoration

By Elise Modrovich / September 19, 2017

By Elise Modrovich Special to the Sun The Sequoia National Forest (SQF) “Leadership” Meeting was held on Thursday, September 14, at the USFS Kernville District Administrative Offices to discuss the National Forest Report and Trail Status, Forest Plan Revisions, and allow a public review of SQF, BLM and OHV Grant Applications. Ed Waldheim (Friends of […]

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