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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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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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Kern Largest Ag Producer

By Press Release / September 26, 2017

Press Release Kern County Farm Bureau Kern County Farm Bureau is happy to announce for the first time in history: Kern County takes the number one spot in agricultural production. This is a title we don’t take lightly, as many ag-linked jobs thrive here as a result of the agricultural production. One in five jobs […]

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Kern County Sheriff’s Report: 9/12 – 9/16

By Kern Valley Sun Support / September 26, 2017

Kern Valley Sheriff’s arrest report   On 9/12/17, deputies arrested Misty Dawn McDaniel, age 33, in the 1600 block of Cypress, Onyx, for offensive words/ disturbing the peace.   On 9/13/17, deputies arrested Patricia Ann Palazzo, age 36, in the 2700 block of Audrey Ave., Lake Isabella, for active warrants and for occupying an unsafe […]

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A More Friendly Web Experience

By Ashley Loza / September 21, 2017

The Kern Valley Sun website has a new look, and we’re ready to share it. This new look includes the ability to easily subscribe, make payments, submit classifieds and obituaries, and share and comment on our articles with no hassle. And most importantly, the new layout makes these features much easier to find. We will […]

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Trash by the Tons

By Kathe Malouf / September 19, 2017

By Kathe Malouf Special to the Sun Kern Valley residents hit the streets, campgrounds and popular tourist areas to show their pride by picking up and cleaning up trash during the annual Kern Valley Pride Day. And just as they have done for the past 30 years, volunteers made an impressive sweep. The 30th annual […]

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