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The Saga of Kern River Valley: A 21st Century Fairy Tale

By Kern Valley Sun / July 29, 2020

Douglas Schanzenbach Submission Once upon a time there was a magic valley snuggled in the Sierra Nevada mountains. The valley contained a magic lake and a magic river that ran through the lake and the valley. The valley had survived multiple wildfires, earthquakes, droughts, and floods. Early in the 21st century, a new disaster befell. […]

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The Great American Outdoors Act Passes Congress, Moves to President’s Desk

By Kern Valley Sun / July 29, 2020

By Elizabeth Mendia Kern Valley Sun The Great American Outdoors Act, which would provide permanent dedicated funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund, and establishes the National Parks and Public Land Legacy Restoration Fund to address the maintenance backlog of the National Park Service, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of […]

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Public Land Mining Claim Fees and Waivers are Due to BLM by September 1

By Kern Valley Sun / July 29, 2020

Allison Sandoval Bureau of Land Management The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) reminds claimants who wish to retain their existing mining claims on federal public lands through the 2021 assessment year to pay a maintenance fee or file a Maintenance Fee Waiver Certification (Small Miner’s Waiver) on or before Sept. 1, 2020, to prevent the […]

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Number of Homeless Students in Kern Schools Expected to Rise Due to Pandemic

By Kern Valley Sun / July 29, 2020

Rob MeszarosKern County Superintendent of Schools The Kern County Superintendent of Schools’ McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Program announced today that it is ramping up support to Kern County schools to help identify and connect schools with families who are struggling with housing, especially those as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The McKinney-Vento Act is a […]

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South Fork Union Announces Distance Learning for New School Year

By Kern Valley Sun / July 29, 2020

By Elizabeth Mendia Kern Valley Sun The South Fork Union School District announced that it will be the new school year on August 14 utilizing an online distance learning model. The announcement was sent by Kim Kissack, Superintendent, via letter on July 23. The school will continue to operate via distance learning until Kern County […]

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Teen Arrested on Multiple Charges in Bodfish

By Kern Valley Sun / July 29, 2020

By Julie Giyer Kern Valley Sun On July 19, Kern Valley Substation Deputies conducted a probation search at the residence of 19-year-old Jacob Gomez at the 6100 Block of Bodfish Canyon Rd in Bodfish. During this search, deputies found two stolen firearms, four extended .223 caliber magazines, one extended .4 caliber magazine, multiple rounds of […]

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The Appeal of Stand-up Paddling

By Kern Valley Sun / July 29, 2020

By Metro Creative Recreation & Fitness Recreational activities entice people to embrace the great outdoors, particularly in summer. Stand-up paddling is one such activity that has become more popular in recent years. Recent research from the Physical Activity Council, a collective effort on the part of eight leading trade associations in sports, fitness, and recreation, […]

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Conner’s Corner

By Kern Valley Sun / July 29, 2020

Could this be the beginning of the end? Some tough decisions are going to have to be made. Sounds kind of ominous doesn’t it? There are so many directions I could take with that. I guess I will allow you to draw your own conclusions. As we have come to understand, the sports world has […]

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Parade for Emily Diggles’ 92nd birthday!

By Kern Valley Sun / July 29, 2020

By Debbie Teofilo Special to the Sun Family and friends from across the nation joined together in a drive-by birthday parade to celebrate Emily Diggles’ 92nd birthday on Sunday, July 26, outside The Burlington in Wofford Heights. Festive signs and balloons decorated the cars, and gifts were passed through the fence to a beaming “Birthday […]

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KCSO Requesting Help Locating Missing Man

By Kern Valley Sun / July 29, 2020

PRESS RELEASE KCSO The Kern County Sheriff’s Office is still requesting assistance in locating 70-year-old Gerald Burton. Gerald was originally missing from the Lake Isabella area but has possibly been seen in Bakersfield recently. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Kern County Sheriff’s Office at 661-861-3110.

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