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South Fork Union School District Board of Trustees meeting

By Kern Valley Sun / October 15, 2019

By Julie GiyerKern Valley Sun South Fork Union School District (SFUSD) President Dale Creighton opened up the SFUSD board meeting at 6:03 p.m. Superintendent Kim Kissack shared the excitement of enrollment being up by 27 students. Two of which enrolled that day. Ron Farris, head of Maintenance, Operations, Transportation (MOT), explained that there are now […]

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Kern County Sheriff’s Report 9/28/19-10-04-19

By Kern Valley Sun / October 8, 2019

On 09/28/19, deputies arrested Desiree Sandberg, age 36 in the 100 block of Rockhaven, Wofford Heights for spousal battery. On 09/29/19, deputies arrested Phillip Perry, age 32 in the 6600 block of Wofford Blvd., Wofford Heights for false impersonation of another, possession of a shuriken and an active felony warrant. On 10/01/19, deputies arrested Melissa […]

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KV Transfer Station under new management

By Kern Valley Sun / October 8, 2019

By Jake Lee GreenKern Valley Sun As of October 1 Kern County Public Works staff took over the services at the transfer station which had formerly been under operation by Sierra Waste Transfer, Inc. The company was formed within Thomas Refuse through a request for proposal process and was awarded the contract for operations in […]

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Cattle Fire

By Kern Valley Sun / October 8, 2019

Press ReleaseKern County Fire Dept. Firefighters responded to a wildland fire, early Saturday, October 5 morning on Highway 178, in the Lower Kern Canyon, 1 1/2 miles east of the mouth of the canyon. Highway 178 has since been re-opened to two-lane traffic as of 7:02 p.m. The fire burned to 92 acres and is […]

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Taboose Fire: Inyo National Forest

By Kern Valley Sun / October 8, 2019

By Joseph PagliaSpecial to the Sun The lightning caused fire started in a remote area on September 4 and quickly grew to roughly 300 acres. Crews were making good progress towards containment and on September 7 a strong wind event blew into the area and took the fire over containment lines and it exploded to […]

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Vons Monopoly does not pass go for the ABC

By Kern Valley Sun / October 8, 2019

By Jake Lee GreenKern Valley Sun Have you ever gone through the check-out line at the Lake Isabella Vons and been asked if you’d like Monopoly tickets? I’m sure you have if you frequent the chain store who holds the board game themed sweepstakes annually. The retail giant recently found itself in trouble on October […]

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Hospital and Fire Department team up for drill

By Kern Valley Sun / October 8, 2019

By Debbie TeofiloSpecial to the Sun The July earthquakes dealt a devastating blow to nearby Ridgecrest Regional Hospital which caused flooding and evacuations. In an effort to be well-prepared to deal with similar emergencies that might befall Kern Valley Hospital, the Kern Valley Healthcare District (KVHD) announced at its board meeting on Wednesday, October 2 […]

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Burro Murder Mystery

By Kern Valley Sun / October 8, 2019

By Julie GiyerKern Valley Sun Wild burros are being slaughtered in California’s Mojave Desert. A $58,500 reward has been offered for information leading to the identity and whereabouts of the shooter. Since May, 42 creatures have been gunned down near the Nevada border just off Interstate 15 in the Clark Mountain Herd Area that’s managed […]

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Kern County Sheriff’s Report: 9/21/19-9/27/19

By Kern Valley Sun / October 2, 2019

On 09/21/19, deputies arrested Donnie Hood, age 75 in the 16000 block of Smoke Tree Wy., Onyx for disobey of a court order. On 09/22/19, deputies arrested Elizabeth Lazano, age 37 in the 20 block of Senjaho Ln., Wofford Heights for an active warrant. On 09/23/19, deputies arrested Laurie Fish, age 48 in the 2300 […]

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Army Corps of Engineers speaks on dam failures

By Kern Valley Sun / October 2, 2019

By Kathe MaloufSpecial to the Sun The history of dam safety and the lessons learned from previous failures was the topic of a presentation to the Kern River Valley Historical Society during their monthly meeting last week. Anthony Burdock, Project Manager for the Isabella Dam Safety Modification Project, presented a program outlining catastrophic dam failures […]

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