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Kern County Sheriff’s Report: 11/23/19-11/30/19

By Kern Valley Sun / December 3, 2019

On 11/23/19, deputies arrested William Smith, age 30 in the 5000 block of Lake Isabella Blvd., Lake Isabella for possession of unlawful paraphernalia. On 11/24/19, deputies arrested Jordan Mendoza, age 28 in the 5100 block of Lake Isabella Blvd., Lake Isabella for burglary: second degree, possession of stolen property in excess of $400.00, conspiracy to […]

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Happiness is Believing

By Kern Valley Sun / December 3, 2019

By Jake Lee GreenKern Valley Sun The 2019 Annual Christmas Parade hosted by the Kern River Valley Chamber of Commerce was filled with joy and festive spirit. The community braved low temperatures and runny noses to participate in this year’s festivities. Multiple floats traveled down Lake Isabella Blvd. passing out an assortment of candy. Various […]

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Search for young girl’s body yields no success

By Kern Valley Sun / December 3, 2019

By Jake Lee GreenKern Valley Sun An 11-year-old girl was pulled into the current of the Kern River in the Keyesville area on June 22, 2019. At the time the river flow was roughly four thousand cubic feet per second. Countless hours had been spent attempting to recover her body for the past five and […]

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Fire in Bodfish extinguished after quick response

By Kern Valley Sun / December 3, 2019

By Jake Lee GreenKern Valley Sun At approximately 2:25, on Saturday, November 30, firefighters from local stations were dispatched to subdue a fire that had erupted at a residence at 17 Conifer Court in Bodfish. Firefighters were quick to contain the fire and began clearing the mobile home of smoke and fuels that could possibly […]

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BLM to lift fire restrictions in local public lands

By Kern Valley Sun / December 3, 2019

By Jake Lee GreenKern Valley Sun The Bakersfield Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is lifting its fire restrictions for roughly 640,000 acres of BLM-managed public lands throughout Kern, Fresno, Madera, San Luis Obispo, and Tulare counties on December 4, 2019, due to a reduction in wildland fires. Recreational areas that are […]

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Fire in Wofford Heights dubbed the Wild Incident

By Kern Valley Sun / December 3, 2019

By Jake Lee GreenKern Valley Sun The Kern County Fire Department Emergency Communications Center received multiple reports of an unspecified type of fire on Wildwood Drive in Wofford Heights at approximately 12:12 a.m. on November 28. The fire was later identified as structural shortly after emergency personnel was dispatched to the scene. Minutes after that […]

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Roads to Sequoia National Forest now open to public

By Kern Valley Sun / December 3, 2019

By Jake Lee GreenKern Valley Sun The primary road into the Sequoia National Forest, General’s Highway, has been reopened following a major snowfall in the area that blanketed giant sequoia groves. Travelers and patrons of the park are still required to attach tires chains and cables. Shuttle services have yet to begin operations again, but, […]

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Local firefighters go to battle with Cave Fire

By Kern Valley Sun / December 3, 2019

By Jake Lee GreenKern Valley Sun On Tuesday, November 25, at approximately 4:15 p.m., the Cave Fire erupted off of Highway 154 and Painted Cave Road on the Las Padres National Forest within the jurisdiction of the Santa Barbara Ranger District. Due to erratic winds, the fire grew quickly to 4,100 acres. Santa Barbara County […]

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First installment of real property taxes due December 10, 2019

By Kern Valley Sun / December 3, 2019

Press ReleaseKCTTC Kern County Treasurer and Tax Collector, Jordan Kaufman reminds the public that the first installment of your Kern County property tax will become delinquent if not paid by 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 10, 2019. In order to avoid a 10% late penalty, property tax payments must be made in person, online, or postmarked […]

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President’s Message Dec 04, 2019

By Kern Valley Sun / December 3, 2019

By Fred ClarkKern River Valley Chamber of Commerce President What a great way to start the holiday season with a little snow on Thanksgiving Day. I want to wish all of the residents of the Kern River Valley a fantastic holiday season and wonderful 2020. This year’s Christmas parade was another fantastic event for our […]

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