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Kern Valley Hospital Foundation will hold diabetic cooking clinic

By Kern Valley Sun / October 28, 2020

By Caleb Lombardo Each year, over 1.5 million people in the U.S. are diagnosed with diabetes. Diabetes is a growing health problem in the United States, and it isn’t going away anytime soon. However, a diabetes diagnosis does not mean that you’ll never be able to take joy in your favorite foods again. The Kern […]

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Kern County’s water accounting platform tracks use like finances

By Kern Valley Sun / October 28, 2020

By Michael Pineda The value of water is taken for granted by most and held in the utmost respect by those who make a living off the land. The Water Accounting Platform developed by the Rosedale-Rio Bravo Water Storage District along with stakeholder partners have allowed growers to keep track of water usage much like […]

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This market goes beyond just selling its goods to customers

By Kern Valley Sun / October 28, 2020

By David Beasley As co-owner of a Kern County business that has been in his family for five generations, Mark Preston believes in giving back to the community. For more than a decade, Sierra Gateway Market has made lunches for a nonprofit group, Stewards of the Sequoia, that clears mountain trails. “They come up, they […]

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KVHD Thanksgiving Food Drive donations needed

By Kern Valley Sun / October 28, 2020

The Kern Valley Health District’s Activities Committee is inviting the community to participate in its Thanksgiving Food Drive. Donations will benefit local families in need and will be distributed evenly between the Kern Valley Salvation Army and God’s Storehouse of the Kern River Valley. KVHD will be accepting shelf-stable, nonperishable food that hasn’t expired until […]

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Veterans Day ceremony at KRV Cemetery canceled

By Kern Valley Sun / October 28, 2020

Due to the pandemic, the Kern River Valley Cemetery District will not be hosting a Veterans Day Service at the cemetery on Wednesday, Nov. 11. District Manager Randy Kyt has been told that for the safety of the public, the volunteers and the guest speakers, it is best to cancel the event. Flags still will […]

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Pregnancy Center offers help, compassion

By Kern Valley Sun / October 28, 2020

By D. Beasley Becoming a new parent can be frightening for women without plentiful resources. There is an organization in the Kern River Valley that aims to help women find those resources so they can focus more on preparing for motherhood. The Pregnancy Resource Center of the Kern River Valley is a faith-based service that […]

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Katheryn Elconin: KVHD candidate with a big heart

By Kern Valley Sun / October 21, 2020

BY Monica Lambert Katheryn Elconin, candidate for the Kern Valley Healthcare District Board, is proud of her career in health care. From her early days as a certified nursing assistant for the Skilled Nursing Facility, Elconin worked nine years at Kern Valley Hospital. Her position when she left was director of Social Services and Activities. […]

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Brewery takes gold at festival

By Kern Valley Sun / October 21, 2020

BY Staff Reports The Kern River Brewing Co. (KRBC) last weekend took home a gold and two silver medals at the 2020 Great American Beer Festival (GABF). The Kernville brewery won gold for its Brown Claw porter in the Brown Porter category of the Brewers Association (BA) national competition. KRBC also won a silver medal […]

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Program gives free food boxes to seniors

By Kern Valley Sun / October 21, 2020

BY D. Beasley Every month, a Kern County nonprofit organization loads up 70-pound boxes of food and delivers them to the doorsteps of senior citizens, free of charge. The program, called Food2Door, is funded by a federal COVID-19 relief grant and serves more than 4,000 people a month; Jonathan Gallardo, assistant project coordinator, told the […]

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Bug Guy, Statesman, Daylight Savings

By Kern Valley Sun / October 21, 2020

Halloween is on Oct. 31, but it is one of the most confusing times of the year for some people in the United States. We are about to get an extra hour for this, perhaps the worst year in recent history. We are gaining 60 minutes in 2020. Who in the world wants that? The […]

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