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Call boxes a relic of the past

By Kathe Malouf / December 19, 2017

By Kathe Malouf Special to the Sun The roadside call boxes that have been in place along Kern County roadways are being removed by the same agency that installed them 25 years ago. Citing declining usage and soaring maintenance costs, the Kern Council of Governments (Kern COG) began removing some of the 573 call boxes […]

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Golf course hits hard times

By Kathe Malouf / December 12, 2017

By Kathe Malouf Special to the Sun Residents who frequently travel the road between Wofford Heights and Kernville have undoubtedly noticed that the Kern Valley Golf Course seems to be struggling. Ongoing problems with the irrigation system has turned the once green golf course into a sprawling area of brown. But plans are underway to […]

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Dam contract dispute

By Kathe Malouf / December 5, 2017

By Kathe Malouf Special to the Sun Kiewit Infrastructure West Coast Corp. has filed a bid protest with the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) as a challenge to the terms of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer’s contract award on the Isabella Dam project. According to the GAO website, Kiewit filed two separate bid protests […]

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Sgt. Robins gets to know KRV

By Kathe Malouf / December 5, 2017

By Kathe Malouf Kern Valley Sun Kern Valley’s newest Sheriff Sergeant was the guest speaker at the recent Coffee with a Cop session held last week in Lake Isabella. Sgt. T.J Robins assumed command of the Kern River Valley sheriff’s sub-station on Nov. 25 following the departure of Sgt. Josh Nicholson, who has been reassigned […]

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Sgt. Nicholson transfers

By Kathe Malouf / November 29, 2017

By Kathe Malouf Special to the Sun Josh Nicholson had at least two goals in mind when he took over command as sergeant of the Kern Valley Sheriff’s sub-station last November. He wanted to establish an open line of communication with the community, and he wanted to drop the crime rate. Both goals have been […]

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Forest Service moves in

By Kathe Malouf / November 7, 2017

By Kathe Malouf Special to the Sun With the snip of a ribbon, the new Kern River Ranger Station in Kernville was officially opened to the public on Nov. 1, and residents had their first look inside the new 9,785 square foot facility. Phillip DeSenze, Deputy District Ranger of the Kern River Ranger District welcomed […]

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Saying goodbye to Logsdon

By Kathe Malouf / November 7, 2017

By Kathe Malouf Special to the Sun Archie Logsdon was a man with many passions. He enjoyed flying his airplane, photography, spending time at Horse Meadow and anything relating to World War II history. But his primary passions were his family and his faith. Logsdon, the man who built, owned and operated Archie’s Hardware store […]

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Sarsaparilla Sue keeps her promise

By Kathe Malouf / October 31, 2017

By Kathe Malouf Special to the Sun As the official Mayor of Whiskey Flat, Susie Seeger is doing what politicians rarely do: she is keeping her campaign promise. It’s been eight months since Seeger, a.k.a. “Sarsaparilla Sue,” was crowned Mayor of Whiskey Flat. During the six weeks of her campaign, Seeger ran hard on the […]

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USFS building faces new chapter

By Kathe Malouf / October 24, 2017

By Kathe Malouf Special to the Sun When the Forest Service staff moves into the new Kern River Ranger Station later this month, they will be leaving the iconic two-story log building that has been home to the district employees for more than 35 years. It was May of 1982 when employees moved into their […]

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“A Girl’s Best Friend” takes home first place

By Kathe Malouf / October 24, 2017

By Kathe Malouf Special to the Sun Like many 6th grade students, Jillian Barr has a best friend. But Barr’s best friend is not your typical BFF. He is five years old, a rather tall and hairy red head who has four legs and outweighs the Lake Isabella girl by about 40 pounds. Barr’s best […]

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