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Three weeks in the books

By Kern Valley Sun / June 28, 2017

  By Ray Conner Sports Editor After three weeks, the Kern Valley Co-ed Softball League is tight from top to bottom. Only five and a half games separate the 10-team league. While the Sons of Pitches are still looking for their first win, they remain in contention at 0-6 as they hold up the rest […]

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Innovation in augmented and virtual reality

By Kern Valley Sun / June 28, 2017

  By Clayton Huckaby Kern Valley Sun Straight out of your favorite science fiction television shows and books from the 1970s, virtual reality, augmented reality and holographic images are becoming a reality in and of themselves. Whether you are using a headband that attaches your smartphone to your face or the much more powerful Oculus […]

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Fourth annual Poker Run raises $1,500

By Kern Valley Sun / June 28, 2017

  By Clayton Huckaby Kern Valley Sun On Saturday, June 24, the Kern River Valley American Legion Riders Post 711 held their fourth annual Poker Run to raise funds for Tank Park. In the past, the Poker Run has been used to raise money to send veterans on the Honor Flight to Washington, D.C., and […]

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Artist finds focus

By Kern Valley Sun / June 28, 2017

  By Kathe Malouf Special to the Sun Every artist starts with a blank canvas devoid of an image or color. And with most art forms, the artist must then apply paint in order to create an image or design. But Bodfish resident Kelly Pankey approaches her canvas differently to create intricate artwork with the […]

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Bobbie Rhynes Sentenced

By Kern Valley Sun / June 28, 2017

  By Clayton Huckaby Kern Valley Sun On Wednesday, June 22, Bobbie Rhyne’s went before a judge to be sentenced for the death of Carl Woolwine. Rhynes sentence comes nearly two years after he and two others, Joan Noble and Thomas Ertz, were arrested for the death of Woolwine. Both Noble and Ertz took a […]

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Pit Bulls strike again

By Kern Valley Sun / June 28, 2017

By Kathe Malouf Special to the Sun Wofford Heights area residents are keeping a watchful eye out for a pack of pit bulls that are believed to be responsible for the death of three large dogs in two separate attacks this month. There are strong similarities between the two attacks, leading officials to believe that […]

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A day of gratitude and unity

By Kern Valley Sun / June 28, 2017

  By Debbie Teofilo Special to the Sun The anniversary gathering felt like a close-knit family picnic with stories being told of struggles and triumphs in the aftermath of an event that bound the attendees together: the Erskine Fire. The local community and survivors, first responders and volunteer support groups gathered at Mountain Mesa Park […]

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Trail sparks controversy

By Kern Valley Sun / June 28, 2017

  By Kathe Malouf Special to the Sun A 12 mile trail is at the center of controversy over public land, private land and public access. The Whiskey Flat Trail starts at the end of Burlando Road in Kernville and ends at the Fairview Bridge in Tulare County. The trail is popular for residents and […]

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Bomb Squad and SWAT Team in valley

By Kern Valley Sun / June 28, 2017

    By Debbie Teofilo Special to the Sun The sight of bomb squad and SWAT team vehicles on a side street along the Kern Valley Hospital on June 22 was a frightening scene. As a dozen sheriff’s cars arrived, a command center was being set up near a hospital service building. Kern County Sheriff’s […]

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