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KCSO Arrest Report: 9/19/17 to 9/26/17 and September CHP Stats

By Kern Valley Sun Support / October 3, 2017

Kern County Sheriff’s Report On 09/19/17, deputies arrested Jessica Bird, age 33, in the 11000 block of Kernville Rd., Kernville, for an active warrant. On 09/20/17, deputies arrested Shirley Proffitt, age 57, in the 5600 block of Lake Isabella Blvd., Lake Isabella, for an active warrant. On 09/20/17, deputies arrested Carl Tumey, age 29, in […]

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McCarthy Statement on Las Vegas

By Press Release / October 2, 2017

PRESS RELEASE Congressman Kevin McCarthy’s Office Congressman Kevin McCarthy released the following statement on the mass shooting in Las Vegas, NV: “Our community is shaken and deeply saddened by the senseless violence against our innocent neighbors who were attending a country music concert in Las Vegas. Judy and I are praying for each victim and […]

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Lakewood Fire in Bodfish Canyon

By Shannon Rapose / September 29, 2017

***LAKEWOOD FIRE***              UPDATE: Sunday, Oct. 1 @ 7:15 a.m. #LakewoodFire near Todd Ct and Brick Dr, east of Lake Isabella (Kern Co) per Kern County Fire is now 40 acres and 90% contained. Via CAL FIRE ============================  Acres burned: 50 Containment: 25% Full containment expected by Oct. 1 at […]

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KCFD deploys firefighters to Puerto Rico and throughout CA

By Kern Valley Sun Support / September 27, 2017

PRESS RELEASE / Kern County Fire Department  The Kern County Fire Department has 60 firefighters battling wildfires throughout the state. KCFD fire engines, bulldozers, Helicopter 407, and RioBravo Hotshot crew are assigned to the Canyon Fire in Southern California. Ten Kern County Firefighters serve as members of an Incident Management Team on the Orleans Complex […]

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Student Conservation Association Works Cooperatively with Volunteer Groups Benefitting the Forest

By Kern Valley Sun Support / September 27, 2017

PRESS RELEASE / US Forest Service – Sequoia National Forest Kernville, Ca. September 27, 2017 – The Sequoia National Forest recently benefitted from cooperative volunteer work provided by the Student Conservation Association (SCA) and the United Trail Maintainers of California (UTMC) in conjunction with the Ridgecrest Valley Riders. Putting in new posts at Beach Public […]

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Corps Awards Dam Contract

By Kathe Malouf / September 26, 2017

By Kathe Malouf Special to the Sun Work may soon be getting underway on the long-awaited Isabella Dam Safety Modification Project now that the construction contract has been awarded. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced last week that it has awarded a $204 million contract to Flatiron/Dragados/Sukut Joint Venture, a group of three contractors […]

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Structure Fire in Weldon

By Kern Valley Sun Support / September 26, 2017

Photos by Christina Denys / Kern Valley Sun At approximately 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 21, fire crews responded to a structure fire on Paiute Mountain Rd. in Weldon. When crews arrived, the home was fully engulfed. According to witnesses, all residents of the home were able to escape safely and no one was injured. […]

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KRVR President’s Message

By Press Release / September 26, 2017

By John Blythe KRVR In keeping with my promise as KRVR President for transparency to the residents of our great valley, I would like to inform you all of some recent updates regarding the last couple of months and what our organization has been doing. Unfortunately, I am disappointed to report that our application for […]

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Pier Fire Reaches Containment

By Ashley Loza / September 26, 2017

By Ashley Loza Kern Valley Sun The Pier Fire, a human-caused fire burning in the Golden Trout Wilderness near Springville, reached full containment on Tuesday, Sept. 26. It had burned 36,566 acres. The fire started nearly a month ago on Aug. 29 at about 2:30 a.m. Inaccessible terrain made the fire difficult to contain, and […]

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Congress Drafts DACA Replacement

By Ashley Loza / September 26, 2017

By Ashley Loza Kern Valley Sun Utah Senator Orrin Hatch announced Monday that he had a potential fix for the nation’s ongoing debate over President Trump’s decision to rescind Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a piece of Obama-era legislation that allowed a temporary protected status to childhood arrivals to the U.S. DACA was put […]

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