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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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USFS moves after 35 years

By Kathe Malouf / October 17, 2017

By Kathe Malouf Special to the Sun Construction is nearing completion on the new Forest Service Kernville Ranger Station that will be home to staff of the Kern River Ranger District starting next month. And as the new ranger station gets ready to open its doors, the iconic two-story log cabin building that the Forest […]

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AB 326 affects salons

By Kathe Malouf / October 17, 2017

By Kathe Malouf Special to the Sun Secrets shared with hairdressers and barbers might not be secrets much longer with the passage of new legislation aimed at training salon professionals on how to spot signs of domestic violence. On Sept. 27, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law AB 326, a Domestic Violence Prevention Bill authored […]

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Gone, but not forgotten

By Kathe Malouf / October 10, 2017

By Kathe Malouf Special to the Sun Jack Beaton often told his wife Laurie that he loved her. So much so, that he said he would take a bullet for her. The former Kern River Valley resident did just that when the shooting started during the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival on Sunday, Oct. 1, […]

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KRV mourns Beaton

By Kathe Malouf / October 10, 2017

By Kathe Malouf Special to the Sun In his senior year at Kern Valley High School, Jack Beaton was voted “Most Friendly” by his classmates. That title doesn’t surprise anyone who knew him, as Beaton was known as a good friend, son, brother, husband and father. Jack Reginald Beaton, Jr., was born on December 10, […]

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Locals learning to cope

By Kathe Malouf / October 10, 2017

By Kathe Malouf Special to the Sun Editor’s Note: As the names of the victims from the mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival in Las Vegas emerged, it seemed that no community was spared the grief of losing a loved one or knowing someone who had been in the crowd during the […]

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