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Newsom Approved Release of 8,000 Inmates Back into Society

By Kern Valley Sun / July 22, 2020

By Julie Giyer Kern Valley Sun Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) made an announcement on Friday, July 10, about new programs in the works that will allow the early release of up to 8,000 inmates in the state prison system by the end of July and more in […]

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Gary Wayne Ludwig
July 26, 1956 – June 22, 2020

By Kern Valley Sun / July 22, 2020

On June 22nd,2020, the day after Father’s Day, Gary passed away from Congested Heart Failure. My brother was well liked throughout Kern River Valley. Some in the community would call him Macho mechanico, one person even said, “He was tougher than a $2 steak.” For those who knew Gary well, his humor always put a […]

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McCarthy Introduces Protect America’s Statues Act of 2020

By Kern Valley Sun / July 22, 2020

By Julie Giyer Kern Valley Sun Republican Congressman Kevin McCarthy has had enough. On Thursday, July 16, he spoke to KGET about his feelings on mobs tearing down history. He painfully watched many important historical statues being torn down before his eyes and a piece of history being lost forever. “Public monuments are indispensable because […]

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Kern River Claims Another Victim

By Kern Valley Sun / July 22, 2020

By Elizabeth Mendia Kern Valley Sun The Kern County Sheriff’s Office responded on Saturday evening, at 7:05 p.m., to a call of a possible drowning of an unidentified male in the Kern River near Cow Flat Road, an area where another male swimmer went missing just a week ago. “Deputies responded along with Search and […]

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Law & Order Public Agency Reports

By Kern Valley Sun / July 22, 2020

The following were compiled from the daily arrest reports provided to the Kern Valley Sun by the Kern County Sheriff’s Office between July 1, 2020 and July 16, 2020. Records include the name, age, city of residence, specific code violation cited, and location of the arrest. Summaries of code sections are based on information at […]

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Fatal Traffic Accident on 178 Near Paul’s Place

By Kern Valley Sun / July 22, 2020

By Elizabeth Mendia Kern Valley Sun On July 15, 2020, at approximately 3:00 p.m., Kori Marie Kolstad, a 46-year-old resident of Weldon, was driving a 2000 Ford Explorer eastbound along highway 178 when she veered off the road, overturned her vehicle, and subsequently died of her injuries, according to the California Highway Patrol. The rate […]

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Kern County Providing NO-COST Personal Protective Equipment to local Small Businesses affected by COVID-19

By Kern Valley Sun / July 22, 2020

Marco A. ParedesMarketing & Promotions Coordinator The County of Kern, through the Kern Recovers Program, is providing temporary transitional support to help local Small Businesses meet State guidelines through the distribution of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), sanitation supplies, and similar items at no cost. Products available include Disposable Face Masks, Vinyl Gloves, Disinfectant Wipes, and […]

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College Updates Plans for Fall 2020 Classes

By Kern Valley Sun / July 22, 2020

Natalie DorrellCerro Coso College As California hit its highest daily count of confirmed cases of coronavirus over the past week and numbers continue to rise in Kern, Mono, and Inyo counties, Cerro Coso Community College announced Thursday it will move on-ground classes to remote delivery for the fall 2020 term. “Because the safety of every […]

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Letters to the Editor

By Kern Valley Sun / July 22, 2020

Dear Editor, Please remind your readers to make sure they have cool shelters & plenty of cool water for their pets. Also, according to “The Whole Dog Journal,” one way to help keep your dogs cool is to wet their ears & their paws. Also, please place pans of water around your property so the […]

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