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Kern County Sheriff’s Report: 12/20/17 to 12/16/17

By Kern Valley Sun Support / January 2, 2018

Kern County Sheriff’s Report On 12/20/17, deputies arrested Melissa Robertson, age 18, in the 11000 block of Sierra Wy., Kernville, for under the influence of a controlled substance. On 12/21/17, deputies arrested James Pellum, III, age 30, in the 100 block of Pioneer Pl., Bodfish, for possession of a narcotic controlled substance, possess of unlawful […]

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New laws for 2018

By Kern Valley Sun Support / January 2, 2018

By Ashley Loza Kern Valley Sun The State of California is welcoming many new laws on the books this New Year, with some of the most controversial pertaining to immigration, firearms, and marijuana legalization. Employment & Job Leave Two new laws on the books aim to protect job applicants. AB 168 will bar prospective employers […]

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Residents focus on the issues

By Kern Valley Sun Support / January 2, 2018

By Elise Modrovich Special to the Sun On Thursday, December 21, the monthly “Congressman McCarthy Office Hours” took place at the Lake Isabella government center. Once a month, Kevin McCarthy, Congressional Representative for our 23rd District, sends a staff member to hold local hours and hear from constituents at this location. This month, two Field […]

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Voice of a patriot

By Kern Valley Sun Support / January 2, 2018

By Debbie Teofilo Special to the Sun Be prepared for a pleasant conversation when speaking with Wofford Heights resident Mel Wayne about his wartime experiences in World War II. He just might communicate his respect for his comrades and gratitude for his country by breaking out into song. Whether he’s called Melody Mel or The […]

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Don’t stop the presses

By Kern Valley Sun Support / January 2, 2018

By Shannon Rapose Kern Valley Sun The Kern Valley Sun staff and management team are saddened to hear that the Kern River Courier is closing its doors, as they have served the community well for the past 14 years. With all print publications facing an uncertain future in this digital age, local publications are still […]

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KRVR looks ahead to 2018

By Kern Valley Sun Support / January 2, 2018

By John Blythe KRVR Since a year has passed after being elected President of KRVR, I want to take an opportunity to reflect on the 2017 year with the residents of our valley and what progress has been made thus far in our efforts to improve the quality of life in the community. At the […]

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BLM extending scoping period for Case Mountain forest health plan

By Kern Valley Sun Support / December 29, 2017

PRESS RELEASE / Bureau of Land Management The Bureau of Land Management Bakersfield Field Office is extending the scoping period on the development of a vegetation and forest health plan for the Bureau’s giant sequoia groves on Case Mountain, southeast of Three Rivers. Public comments will be accepted until Friday, Feb. 2. Maps, handouts and an […]

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Structure Fire in Wofford Heights

By Kern Valley Sun Support / December 27, 2017

PRESS RELEASE / Kern County Fire Department Wofford Heights, CA – Just after 4:30 AM this morning, the Kern County Fire Department received a call for a single wide mobile home on fire on 100 block of Roby Ln in Wofford Heights. A structure response was started by dispatchers. The first arriving crew encountered smoke and flames coming from […]

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Structure fires in Isabella, Bodfish

By Kern Valley Sun Support / December 26, 2017

By Shannon Rapose and KCFD On Thursday, Dec. 21, at approximately 12:30 p.m., Kern County Fire Department responded to a structure fire on the corner of Reeder Dr. and Bernie Dr. in Lake Isabella. When the first units arrived on scene, they found a mobile home that was already 25 percent engulfed in flames. They […]

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Man & Woman of the Year

By Kern Valley Sun Support / December 26, 2017

By Kathe Malouf Special to the Sun The Kern River Valley Chamber of Commerce has named their 2018 Man and Woman of the Year; and just as in previous years, this year’s honorees – Mike Brownell and Darlene Wolowiec – have earned the recognition through their numerous contributions to the community. Man of the Year […]

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