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Seventh fire in seven weeks

By Kern Valley Sun / June 21, 2017

  By Clayton Huckaby Kern Valley Sun The Highway Fire was reported to first responders at approximately 2:22 p.m. on Sunday June 18. The fire has burned an estimated 1541 acres on the Kern River Ranger District, Sequoia National Forest. Containment of the fire is currently at 20 percent and fire crews remain on the […]

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Prescribed burning

By Kern Valley Sun / June 21, 2017

Press Release USFS The Kern River Ranger District of the Sequoia National Forest is planning to implement two prescribed fire projects for hazardous fuels reduction this month. Prescribed fires will be conducted when weather, fuel moisture, and air quality conditions are within prescription to safely accomplish the project objectives. Fire managers plan to complete two […]

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Dog killed in Pit Bull attack

By Kern Valley Sun / June 21, 2017

By Kathe Malouf Special to the Sun Neil and Donni Higgins continue to grieve the abrupt loss of their beloved dog, Dusty, who was brutally attacked by three stray pit bulls two weeks ago. The trio of pit bulls came onto the Higgins’ property in Wofford Heights and launched an aggressive and unprovoked attack on […]

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Natalee home after dog attack

By Kern Valley Sun / June 21, 2017

  By Kathe Malouf Special to the Sun Natalee Spears is home now. She is playing with her brother and sisters and doing what little 4-year-olds do best. She is a resilient little girl who survived a vicious attack by the family dog. The little girl is healing quickly from the extensive facial injuries and […]

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We have a fever and it’s deadly

By Kern Valley Sun / June 21, 2017

  By Elise Modrovich Special to the Sun Valley Fever took six local lives last year, and that number may be wildly low, due to the widespread and chronic problems of misdiagnosis, underreporting and awareness related to this disease. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) reports that the number of Valley Fever cases are […]

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Body found in River

By Kern Valley Sun / June 21, 2017

Press Release Nixle On June 13, 2017, at about 7:00 p.m., volunteers from the Kern County Sheriff’s Office Kern Valley Search and Rescue Unit located the body of an unidentified adult male in the Kern River. The crews were searching approximately 1.5 miles downriver from the Keysville recreation area, where a man was reportedly last […]

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Public Notice

By Kern Valley Sun / June 21, 2017

Press Release KVHD Kern Valley Hospital staff and Kern County Sheriff’s Department staff will be conducting a joint emergency preparedness training exercise on June 22, 2017. This drill will include Kern County Sheriff’s patrol officers, the SWAT team, Bomb Squad, a hostage negotiator, as well as staff from Kern Valley Hospital. This drill will be […]

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Together we stand

By Kern Valley Sun / June 21, 2017

(This article is in reference to the 1 year Erskine Fire anniversary section published in the 06/21/17 issue)  From The Kern Valley Sun The Kern Valley Sun would like to remind the community that these are just a small number of the hundreds of incredible stories of perseverance and survival after the Erskine Fire. We […]

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Magdalena Ursula Marks

By Kern Valley Sun / June 21, 2017

  Magdalena Ursula Marks, 93, born March 23, 1924, originally from Germany, and a World War II nurse, was a proud and loyal citizen of the U.S., and long-time resident of the communities of Lake Isabella and Alta Sierra, Greenhorn Mountain. She passed away quietly into eternal sleep Tuesday, June 13, leaving her loving husband, […]

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