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Political Flags on Sirretta Street Spark Controversy

By Kern Valley Sun / July 8, 2020

By Elizabeth MendiaKern Valley Sun “Sixty Seven calls to the county code enforcement office were made,” said Sandi Johnstone, in response to her daughter and son-in-law stringing several Trump-supportive flags across Sirretta street in Kernville. The flags sparked many calls to the Johnstone’s residents and several letters, some of which were in support of the […]

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The Kern Valley Sun is Alive and Well

By Kern Valley Sun / July 8, 2020

By Marsha Smith Publisher/Owner The Kern Valley Sun is not going out of business, nor are we closing our doors, contrary to the rumors being spread around the valley. It is true that Ron and I plan to leave the Kern River Valley in the future to begin the next adventure of our lives, however, […]

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Proposed Budget Cuts on Overtime for Firefighters

By Kern Valley Sun / July 8, 2020

By Elizabeth Mendia Kern Valley Sun The Kern County Board of Supervisors, facing a projected $56.5 million dollar budget shortfall for the 2020/2021 fiscal year, voted last week to slash firefighter overtime pay, keep a number of libraries and animal shelters closed, and reduce most department budgets by 7.5% ahead of its final vote on […]

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St. Jude Church Honors Graduate

By Kern Valley Sun / July 8, 2020

St. Jude Catholic Church Submission St. Jude Catholic Church in Wofford Heights proudly recognized the academic success of one of its young parishioners, Kern Valley High School (KVHS) graduating senior Juan Carlos Lopez. During Mass on Sunday, June 21, the St. Jude Parish Guild presented Juan Carlos Lopez with a scholarship of five hundred dollars. […]

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Work Where you Play; Love Where you Work

By Kern Valley Sun / July 8, 2020

Justin Powers Kernville Coworks COVID-19 has brought with it an unprecedented shift in how people view work, and how they approach work/life balance. All across the world, office workers are realizing that being in an office at the company headquarters isn’t nearly as important as they thought it was. At the same time, employers are […]

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Firewood Permits now Required

By Kern Valley Sun / July 8, 2020

Deb Schweizer Public Affairs Specialist As the impacts from COVID-19 continue to be felt across the country, the US Forest Service is committed to providing services on public lands and doing what’s possible for those in need. As such, the Inyo National Forest will provide free personal use firewood permits through September 30, 2020. Effective […]

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KVHD Board Meeting

By Kern Valley Sun / July 8, 2020

By Debbie Teofilo Special to the Sun Of primary concern to the Kern Valley Healthcare District (KVHD) at the meeting of its Board of Directors on July 1 was the continuing increase of new COVID-19 cases within the Kern River Valley (KRV). On July 1, data on the Kern County Public Health Department website showed […]

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The Kern Valley Aquatics Program (KVAP) Starts Summer Programming

By Kern Valley Sun / July 8, 2020

By Elizabeth Mendia Kern Valley Sun The Kern Valley Aquatics Program (KVAP,) a local nonprofit located at the South Fork Middle School, opened their pool for the summer on Monday, July 6 offering swim lessons, aqua aerobics, senior aquatics, and an open swim membership program. “Open swim is being done by pre-registered membership only this […]

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Lake Algae and Hazards it Poses to All

By Kern Valley Sun / July 1, 2020

By Elizabeth Mendia Kern Valley Sun No, a tanker truck full of Anderson’s Pea Soup did not careen off of Highway 178, plunging into Lake Isabella’s misty depths and lining its coves and points with a nearly luminous bright green goo. As most residents know, in recent years the warmer months have been marked by […]

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A Fourth with no Fireworks

By Kern Valley Sun / July 1, 2020

This will be the first Fourth of July here in the KRV without fireworks. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Chamber of Commerce was unable to get the permit to hold the annual fireworks show. Instead, money raised was put towards next year’s fireworks extravaganza. This is very off-putting for many residents because this is […]

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