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Law Enforcement and Locals Hit It Off

By Shannon Rapose / September 26, 2017

By Shannon Rapose Kern Valley Sun Tons of laughs were shared, and even some softballs were thrown, at the Local Law Enforcement vs. Local “Criminals” Co-Ed Softball Game on Saturday, September 23. The “Just For Fun” Co-Ed Softball Game was organized in an attempt to give the local community the opportunity to interact and get […]

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Rebuilding Memories and Moving Forward

By Shannon Rapose / September 26, 2017

By Shannon Rapose Kern Valley Sun When major disasters like a fire, a hurricane or an earthquake hit a community, usually the first priority is to get the people within the affected area out of harm’s way. Typically, that process involves massive evacuations, dramatic rescues, rigorous searches and heartfelt relief efforts that are televised for […]

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Weldon Man Gets Five Years

By Shannon Rapose / September 26, 2017

By Shannon Rapose Kern Valley Sun Weldon resident, 69 year old Russel Lee Riggs, was sentenced on Monday, September 25, to five years in prison for conspiring to manufacture, distribute and possess with intent to distribute marijuana grown in the Sequoia National Forest. According to a news release, Riggs plead guilty in June to delivering […]

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Fun with Numbers & Legos at the Library

By Shannon Rapose / September 19, 2017

Photos by Shannon Rapose / Kern Valley Sun Brothers Bentley and Luke Knudtson (middle photo) along with fellow Math Club Member, Elizabeth Davis (bottom) had fun making different triangles at the first gathering of the “Legend of the Numbers” Math Club at the Kern River Valley Library in Lake Isabella on Friday, Sept. 15. The […]

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Making a Splash for a Great Cause

By Shannon Rapose / September 19, 2017

The Kern River Conservancy had great success at their 2017 Whitewater Rafting Fundraiser, “Rafting for a Cause.” Participants had a lot of fun as they rafted with local guides from Whitewater Voyages, Mountain River Adventures, Kern River Tours and Kern River Outfitters on the Mighty Kern then were treated to a BBQ buffet courtesy of […]

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SFUSD funds and attendance up

By Shannon Rapose / September 19, 2017

By Shannon Rapose Kern Valley Sun The South Fork Union School District Board Meeting opened with the pledge of the allegiance and was called to order at 6:05 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 14. Four board members, President Dale Creighton, Clerk Sherry Nichols, Board Member Daures Stephens and Board Member Eric Hafenfeld, were present for the […]

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KV Youth Football Takes Down Browns

By Shannon Rapose / September 12, 2017

By Shannon Rapose / Kern Valley Sun Both the Kern Valley Varsity and Jayvee Youth Football teams took home the first “W” of the season on Saturday, Sept. 9, against the Bakersfield Browns. The Browns couldn’t find their way to the end-zone with a final score of final score Varsity Broncs 30, Browns 0. There […]

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Literacy Fair Great Success Among Young Readers

By Shannon Rapose / September 12, 2017

By Shannon Rapose / Kern Valley Sun Great fun was had by all that attended the Kernville Unified School District Annual Literacy Fair that was held in the Woodrow Wallace Gym on Thursday, September 7. As students and their families entered the gym, they were given “passports” that needed to be stamped at each station […]

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Caldwell Fire out of reach

By Shannon Rapose / September 6, 2017

  Signs of Labor Day Weekend could be seen all over the Kern River Valley on Friday, Sept. 1. Vendors started setting up their booths in Kernville at Circle Park for the Sierra Arts and Crafts Festival; the stage was being set for Fishstock bands to play the next afternoon, and visitors started arriving and […]

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A Life Swept Away

By Shannon Rapose / September 6, 2017

  Mya Calderon was an adventurous and loving 11 year old girl who just started her first year of middle school last week. When her family came up from Orange County to the Kern River for Labor Day Weekend looking for fun and relaxation, no one imagined the weekend would end in tragedy. On Friday, […]

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