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Body identified as Lisa Harvey

By Shannon Rapose / December 20, 2017

By Shannon Rapose / Kern Valley Sun On Wednesday, Dec. 20, Kern County Coroner confirmed that 51-year-old Lisa Harvey was the deceased occupant found in her car that was extracted from the Kern River on Dec. 2 near mile marker 23 on hwy. 178. Cause of death was due to multiple injuries sustained during the […]

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Net Neutrality repealed 3-2

By Shannon Rapose / December 19, 2017

By Shannon Rapose Kern Valley Sun The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted 3-to-2 last Thursday, Dec. 14, to repeal landmark net neutrality regulations and now many internet users are concerned about what affect this may have on their online experiences. Mediacom, one of the many telecommunications company operating in the Kern River Valley, claims no […]

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Rally for Noble Smith

By Shannon Rapose / December 19, 2017

By Shannon Rapose Kern Valley Sun It is with great sadness that we at the Kern Valley Sun must inform the community that our columnist Noble Smith has recently been diagnosed with a form of bone cancer called Multiple Myeloma that attacks plasma cells and will be on medical leave to focus on his health. […]

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Santa Claus is comin’ to town

By Shannon Rapose / December 13, 2017

Photo by Shannon Rapose / Kern Valley SunPhoto by Shannon Rapose / Kern Valley SunPhoto by Heather Goffinet / Special to the SunMr. and Mrs. Claus were seen at the KRV library in Lake Isabella, reading stories and handing out gifts on Dec. 7 to friends like Jedidiah Donoho (bottom, left), Cora Powers (bottom, middle) […]

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Cunningham honored at Bakersfield Parade

By Shannon Rapose / December 13, 2017

Photos by Irene Randolph / Special to the SunKern River Valley resident Bob Cunningham, the last Pearl Harbor survivor in Kern County, was honored and made Grand Marshal at the 2017 Bakersfield Christmas Parade held on Dec. 7. The theme was “A Patriotic Christmas” as the parade was held on Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.

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South Fork Trap Shoot hits the mark

By Shannon Rapose / December 13, 2017

Photo by Natalie Brown / Kern Valley SunThe South Fork School & Community Foundation held its annual Trap Shoot December 9, to raise funds for the South Fork School “Field of Dreams” Project to build ball fields and track for the school and surrounding commuinty. As of June 1, 2017, the Foundation has raised $27,500 […]

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Christmas is all around the KRV

By Shannon Rapose / December 13, 2017

Photo Submitted by Hospital AuxiliaryThe Kern Valley Hospital Auxiliary and Whiskey Flat Mayor Sarsaparilla Sue hosted an Ice Cream Social and Open House at the Skilled Nursing Facility on December 7 to show off new furnishings provided by the esteemed Mayor. Members of the Kern Valley Sweet Adelines are shown serenading residents with Christmas carols […]

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Senate passes new tax reform bill

By Shannon Rapose / December 12, 2017

By Ashley Loza and Shannon Rapose Kern Valley Sun The U.S. Senate passed a new tax bill last week (Tax Cuts and Jobs Act) with a 51-49 vote and is now conferring to resolve differences within the bill before sending it back to the House of Representatives. This is the latest step in a process […]

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the KRV

By Shannon Rapose / December 6, 2017

Photo by Shannon Rapose / Kern Valley Sun:  Christmas in Kernville is in full swing with Circle Park being fully decorated with lights and puffy holiday displays. Santa even manages to drop by every Saturday evening, until Dec. 16.Photo by George Stahl / Special to the Sun:  The Knights of Columbus Council #7927 of St. […]

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Goffinet takes back the reigns at KVHS

By Shannon Rapose / December 6, 2017

By Shannon Rapose Kern Valley Sun It has been three years since Ben Goffinet stepped down as Kern Valley High School Varsity Football’s head coach, and he is excited to be back in the game. Goffinet lead the Varsity Broncs for 10 seasons, accumulating an 83-46 record and four High Desert League titles, three of […]

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