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Jet skier rescue a safety reminder

By Kern Valley Sun / June 19, 2019

PRESS RELEASE KCSO On June 16, 2019, around 4:40 p.m., deputies from the Kern Valley Substation and Lake Patrol units were called about a missing jet skier at Lake Isabella. Deputies learned the male juvenile had fallen off his jet ski in the middle of the lake. Lake Patrol and Kern Valley Search and Rescue […]

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Search continues for missing boater

By Kern Valley Sun / June 12, 2019

  PRESS RELEASE KCSO On June 9, at about 4:35 p.m., Kern County Sheriff’s Deputies from the Kern Valley Substation responded for a report of a missing boater. Deputies learned a 36-year-old Los Angeles man had jumped from his boat to swim to shore and had not surfaced at the French Gulf Marina at Lake […]

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Collision leaves one dead

By Kern Valley Sun / June 12, 2019

Press Release CHP On June 8, 2019, at approximately 3:40 p.m., CHP responded to a traffic collision involving a motorcycle versus an SUV on State Route 155, west of Sawmill Road. It was determined that the driver of the motorcycle crossed over the painted center double yellow lines into the westbound lane of SR 155 […]

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Frisbie leaves KRV

By Kern Valley Sun / June 12, 2019

  By Kathe Malouf After serving as the Sergeant of the Kern River Valley Sheriff’s substation for the past 14 months, Sgt. Johnny Frisbie has made the decision to leave the local substation. But unlike previous sergeants who transfer to a different division or assignment within the Kern County Sheriff’s Office, Frisbie is leaving to […]

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Mosquito precautions

By Kern Valley Sun / June 12, 2019

Press Release Kern Mosquito and Vector Control The Kern Mosquito and Vector Control District has observed an increase in mosquito activity. “Recent rainfall has created a lot of opportunities for mosquito breeding,” says Gene Abbott, District Manager of Kern Mosquito and Vector Control. “We have detected more mosquito activity earlier in the year than normal. […]

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Two rescued from river

By Kern Valley Sun / June 12, 2019

By Ruthann Smith Two men were swept away in the Kern River at Sandy Flat Campground on Sunday evening, June 9. The men were floating in rafts made for a pool when their boats left one of the men in the water with no life jacket. Bystanders saw the man and called 911. Another man […]

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Solving Skilled Nursing Facility issues

By Kern Valley Sun / June 12, 2019

By Debbie Teofilo The attention of board members, staff, and the public kept returning to skilled nursing facility (SNF) issues throughout the Kern Valley Healthcare District board meeting held on June 5. The SNF has consistently generated low incomes for over a year which has severely reduced profit levels for the entire hospital. Solving these […]

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Fire in Golden Trout Wilderness

By Kern Valley Sun / June 12, 2019

Press Release USFS The Jordan Fire, located in the Golden Trout Wilderness near Jordan Hot Springs, was detected yesterday afternoon. The fire is approximately 300 acres and burning in the 2002 McNally fire footprint. At this time the fire appears to be caused by lightning that was in the area over the last week. This […]

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ARRL Field Day on-the-air event

By Kern Valley Sun / June 11, 2019

PRESS RELEASE Sequoia Amateur Radio Group ARRL Field Day is the single most popular on-the-air event held annually in the U.S. and Canada. On the fourth full weekend of June of each year, more than 35,000 radio amateurs gather with their clubs, groups or simply with friends to operate from remote locations. This year it […]

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