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Wounded Heroes Fund helps veterans

By Kern Valley Sun / October 14, 2020

BY D. Beasley The Kern River Valley Wounded Heroes Fund will distribute food baskets on Thursday to veterans whose incomes have been reduced because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The baskets include items such as eggs, butter, cheese, milk, chicken, ground beef, bacon, fruits, vegetables and orange juice, Executive Administrative Assistant Erica Schabschlager told the Kern […]

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Weldon man facing hate crime charges

By Kern Valley Sun / October 14, 2020

BY D. Beasley A Kern County man is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday on charges stemming from an alleged hate crime in which he fired a weapon and shouted racial slurs at a Black man Feb. 27. Dennis James Knippel, 51, of Weldon, is charged with two felony counts of assault and one misdemeanor count […]

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Meet Abby Bolt, candidate for KUSD board

By Kern Valley Sun / October 14, 2020

BY Colby McCoy Abby Bolt is an elite firefighter, workplace justice advocate, public speaker, podcaster and candidate for the Kernville Unified School District Board whose aim is to inspire the next generation of students and tackle tough problems in her district. Bolt grew up on a small ranch in Havilah in the Kern River Valley. […]

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Kern County reports first 2020 West Nile Virus case

By Kern Valley Sun / October 14, 2020

BY Colby McCoy In an Oct. 6 news release, Kern County Public Health Services said it has received confirmation of a human case of West Nile Virus (WNV), the first reported case in the county for 2020. West Nile Virus is a mosquito-borne disease that normally spreads during the summer and early fall months. While […]

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In bid for KVHD director’s seat, Hess talks about issues

By Kern Valley Sun / October 7, 2020

BY Monica Lambert This is the second in a series of interviews with candidates for the four open seats of the Kern Valley Healthcare District’s Board of Directors. Michael Hess is a lifetime resident of the Kern River Valley. His grandfather settled in the KRV over 100 years ago. Michael grew up in Weldon, the […]

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Fire could be contained by Nov. 1

By Kern Valley Sun / October 7, 2020

By D. Beasley The Castle Fire in Sequoia National Forest is now 65% contained and authorities believe it could be completely under control by Nov. 1. The smaller Shotgun Fire has been fully contained, the multi-agency National Wildfire Coordinating Group has reported. So far, the Sequoia fire has burned 158,945 acres since it started in […]

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Students return to classrooms this week

By Kern Valley Sun / October 7, 2020

By D. Beasley Students in Kernville Union School District will begin returning to classrooms this week. “The District applied and was granted a waiver to reopen our elementary schools effective Oct. 5,” the school district said on its website. “Our goal is to bring back all of our students as soon and as safely as […]

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Clark running for Healthcare District Board of Directors

By Kern Valley Sun / September 29, 2020

BY Monica Lambert In a series of five interviews, The KV Sun reached out to the candidates running for positions on the Kern Valley Healthcare District’s Board of Directors. There are five candidates running for four open positions. These vacancies are for four-year terms. Fred Clark is a Farmer’s Insurance agent in Lake Isabella. He […]

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Kern County won’t cancel Halloween

By Kern Valley Sun / September 29, 2020

BY Kyla Asbury Kern County officials are saying Halloween shouldn’t be canceled amid hearing that traditional trick-or-treating events will not be held due to COVID-19, 23ABC reported. “Announcing that you’re canceling Halloween is a fairly bold statement to make I don’t know how you do that,” Kern County Chief Administrative Officer Ryan Alsop said, the […]

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Mexico’s Firefighters aid in wildland fires

By Kern Valley Sun / September 29, 2020

By Julie Giyer Firefighters from Mexico arrived on Sept. 23, to help combat the wildfires in California. Kern Valley High School held a press conference, put together by California Interagency Incident Management Team 2, on the school’s football field on Friday honoring the firefighters and thanking them for their help. News crews awaited the 100 […]

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