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Power outages

By Kern Valley Sun / February 27, 2019

PRESS RELEASE Kern Valley Sun On Monday, February 25, several residents in Kernville and Wofford Heights reported an ongoing power outage that Southern California Edison (SCE) estimated began at about 4:46 p.m. The outage lasted until about 6:30 p.m. and an estimated 2,000 customers were affected. As of press time, SCE did not have an […]

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Community Outreach Academy

By Kern Valley Sun / February 27, 2019

PRESS RELEASE KCSO The Kern County Sheriff’s Office, as part of an ongoing effort to build partnerships with our community and improve community policing efforts, will be offering a Community Academy to residents of Kern County. The goal of the Community Academy is to build a stronger relationship between the citizens of Kern County and […]

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Plane crash in Tehachapi Mountains

By Kern Valley Sun / February 27, 2019

PRESS RELEASE KCSO Edited by Kern Valley Sun Around 10:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 21, KCSO was notified of an overdue plane that was traveling from San Luis Obispo to Los Angeles. The overdue aircraft was a twin-engine Beechcraft private plane with three passengers. KCSO patrol began a search in the area of Interstate 5 […]

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Isabella is a’growing

By Kern Valley Sun / February 27, 2019

By Ashley Loza Kern Valley Sun The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District, officially announced on February 14 that the 72,000 acre-foot pool restriction on Isabella Lake has been lifted. The restriction was placed on the lake starting October 1 in order to allow crews to fill the Borel Canal opening in Auxiliary Dam […]

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New forest supervisor for USFS

By Kern Valley Sun / February 27, 2019

PRESS RELEASE USFS Rachel C. Smith is the new Acting Forest Supervisor for the Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument. As the Forest Supervisor, she will oversee the Forest and Monument of more than 1 million acres of rich history, culture and the largest concentration of Giant Sequoia Groves in the world. “I’m […]

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BLM clearing wildfire risks

By Kern Valley Sun / February 27, 2019

PRESS RELEASE BLM In advancing the Department of the Interior’s commitment to reduce wildfire risk, the Bureau of Land Management on Friday released its Hazard Removal and Vegetation Management Project Programmatic Environmental Assessment (EA). This assessment covers approximately 551,000 acres of BLM-managed public land in central and northern California and streamlines the process for right-of-way […]

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Whiskey Flat Days 2019

By Kern Valley Sun / February 20, 2019

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Kern County Sheriff’s Report: 02/09/2019 – 02/15/2019

By Kern Valley Sun / February 19, 2019

On 02/09/19, deputies arrested Danielle McCutcheon, age 29, in the 1700 block of Kilbreth Dr., Lake Isabella, for child endangerment. On 02/09/19, deputies arrested Kara Sanchez, age 42, in the 2800 block of Rembach Ave., Bodfish, for battery on a spouse. On 02/10/19, deputies arrested Kevin Forbes, age 26, in the 1600 block of Curran […]

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Mayor’s race won with a pistol

By Kern Valley Sun / February 19, 2019

By Debbie Teofilo Special to the Sun A firearm proved to be a powerful persuader in the 6-week mayoral race waged as part of the 62nd annual Whiskey Flat Days celebration. With a weapon at her side, Pistol Packin’ Patty was named honorary Mayor of Whiskey Flat on Sunday, February 17, by the Kernville Chamber […]

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OHV grant deadline approaches

By Kern Valley Sun / February 19, 2019

By Kathe Malouf Special to the Sun Off highway trail users got the chance to see how money that they help generate will be spent on the trails of Sequoia National Forest during a workshop that was hosted by the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management. The meeting was held Feb. 12 at the […]

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