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Man drowns in Keyesville

By Kern Valley Sun / July 5, 2017

By Clayton Huckaby Kern Valley Sun On Saturday, June 1, a 22-year-old man from Los Angeles drowned after being warned by Bureau of Land Management and Forest Service officials about the dangers of the river. After being warned, the man’s cousins got out of the water and the officials left the scene. The man continued […]

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President’s Message: Kern River Valley Chamber of Commerce

By Kern Valley Sun / July 5, 2017

By Marsha Smith Wow, what a show, and the finale, my goodness, how can it possibly get any better? I applaud the Fireworks committee, you certainly delivered as promised. Steve Spradlin and his crew made sure all went off without a hitch, Fred and Elaine Roach took care of all the canisters around the valley, […]

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Valley Voice (Pub 07/05/17)

By Kern Valley Sun / July 5, 2017

Submitted by Fellow Travelers of Highway 178 July 23, 2015, was the first meeting of the group of folks who became known as Fellow Travelers on the Canyon Section of Highway 178. At that meeting, we discussed our concerns about safety on the canyon section of Highway 178 with Highway Patrol officers and a representative of […]

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River Rescues on the Kern

By Kern Valley Sun / July 5, 2017

Press Release KCSO On Thursday, June 30, at about noon, the Kern County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a distressed kayaker who had fallen off his kayak and was stranded on an island just downstream from Riverview Park in Kernville. Volunteers from the Kern County Sheriff’s Kern Valley Search and Rescue team responded and […]

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George G. Gibson

By Kern Valley Sun / July 5, 2017

George is survived by six children: Bill Gibson, Rick Gibson, Vickie Weatherly, Gary Gibson, Ron Gibson, Harry Gibson and their spouses. He is also survived by several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He graduated from Bakersfield High School in 1944. He was a member of the Lions Club International for many years, and he was a member […]

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Nicolas Rogers

By Kern Valley Sun / July 5, 2017

Dec. 5, 1950 – June 17, 2017 Nick (Nicolas) Rogers passed away on June 17, 2017, after having a major stroke, surviving on life support for five days. Nick’s birthday was Dec. 5, 1950, which allowed 66 1/2 years here with us. There will be a memorial gathering for Nick on Sunday July 9, 2017, […]

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KVHS closed starting July 17

By Kern Valley Sun / July 5, 2017

Press Release Kern Valley High Kern Valley High School will be closed starting Monday, July 17, through Friday, July 28. The office will re-open at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, July 31. Football practice will start at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, July 31. Volleyball practice will start on Tuesday, August 1, at 8:00 a.m. All paperwork […]

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Interesting History: The Battle of Gettysburg

By Kern Valley Sun / July 5, 2017

  By Clayton Huckaby The events of July 4, 1776, will be revered for as long as the United States of America is a free nation. That day marked the beginning of a promise that would eventually lead to freedom from the tyranny of King George III; however, nearly 90 years later one of the […]

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Blue-Green Algae in Isabella Lake

By Kern Valley Sun / July 5, 2017

By Clayton Huckaby Kern Valley Sun Kern County Public Health is once again warning people looking to enjoy the lake this summer about the dangers of harmful algae blooms (HABs). Recreational activities and use of Kern County waterways increases during the summer, but the prevalence of blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) in the waterways also increases. Because […]

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Bell Fire hit Riverkern last week

By Kern Valley Sun / July 5, 2017

By Clayton Huckaby Kern Valley Sun The Bell Fire was reported on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at 3:57 p.m. The Bell Fire was within the Kern River Ranger District of the Sequoia National Forest. The fire was located in the community of Riverkern, five miles north of the town of Kernville. Helicopter 23 gave the […]

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