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G. Lucille Traylor Johnson Thorton

By Kern Valley Sun / May 10, 2017

  Bingo Extraordinaire and Loyal Laker Fan Garnett Lucille Traylor Johnson Thornton peacefully passed away in her sleep on Friday, April 28, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. After a brief illness, Jesus decided to send a dove to fly her to heaven to watch over her family and be reunited with her loving husband, […]

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Pushin’ Up Daisies: The Master Healer

By Kern Valley Sun / May 10, 2017

By Tracy Lee The older I get, the more I realize that people tend to develop their own distinctive doctrines in life. In general, people will take a truth and alter it to comfortably fit it into their own understanding or habits. The problem with this adaptation is that one day that which we have […]

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Tule River closed until further notice

By Kern Valley Sun / May 10, 2017

Press Release USFS Forest officials issued a temporary closure order to popular high use public access areas on the Tule River within the Giant Sequoia National Monument, due to swift moving water and strong currents. The Forest closure order will start Friday, May 5, 2017, until further notice. Public access areas in the order include […]

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Interesting History: Prince Philip, History Alive

By Kern Valley Sun / May 10, 2017

By Clayton Huckaby While the layman may consider everything that happened in the past as “history,” historians typically only consider an event as history if it occurred at least 50 years ago. Everything else is politics. In light of this requirement for something to be considered history, this column is going to be very historical […]

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Fire claims Southlake home

By Kern Valley Sun / May 3, 2017

  By Clayton Huckaby Kern Valley Sun On Monday, May 1, at approximately 2:53 p.m., a structure fire in the 3700 block of Goat Ranch Rd. was reported. At the time, all of the Kern River Valley engines were covering the Fay Ranch fire that broke out earlier in the day. According to Captain Jason […]

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Brush fire on Fay Ranch

By Kern Valley Sun / May 3, 2017

  By Clayton Huckaby Kern Valley Sun At approximately 12:40 p.m. on Monday, May 1, a Kern County fire crew was dispatched to reports of a grass fire near Fay Creek in the 9900 block of Fay Ranch Road. When the first captain arrived on scene, the captain reported that the fire had already burned […]

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Gleason to hold office hours

By Kern Valley Sun / May 3, 2017

Press Release Special to the Sun Kern County First District Supervisor Mick Gleason has announced that he will be available for meetings at the Lake Isabella First District Supervisor’s Office on Wednesday, May 3, from 2 to 4 p.m. Supervisor Gleason’s office is located at 7050 Lake Isabella Blvd. in Lake Isabella near the court […]

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Locals weigh in on Sanctuary debate

By Kern Valley Sun / May 3, 2017

  By Ashley Loza Kern Valley Sun It’s part of a nationwide debate over the legality of sanctuary jurisdictions in the United States. These jurisdictions are communities that have limited their cooperation with federal immigration enforcement. While specific laws in sanctuary communities differ, their intent is to create an environment where unauthorized immigrants may report […]

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Fellow travelers forge ahead

By Kern Valley Sun / May 3, 2017

By Elise Modrovich Special to the Sun On May 1, the Fellow Travelers, a group of concerned citizens who first got together almost two years ago after some friends were involved in a horrible traffic accident in the canyon section of Hwy 178, held a meeting at the Lake Isabella Government Center to present new […]

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Gas tax signed into law

By Kern Valley Sun / May 3, 2017

  By Clayton Huckaby Kern Valley Sun On Friday, April 28, Governor Jerry Brown signed California State Senate Bill 1 (SB-1), the controversial gas tax increase, into law. SB-1, a law that Governor Brown personally pushed for, will put an excise tax on gas further increasing California’s already high gas prices. According to money.cnn.com, California […]

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