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Search and Rescue recovers travelers

By Kern Valley Sun / February 12, 2019

PRESS RELEASE KCSO A 33-year-old and his 53-year-old mother just moved to East Kern County one month ago. On Wednesday, January 30, they traveled to the Piute Mountains with the intention of testing their new survival gear. However, they became stranded when their vehicle slid off the roadway in the snow. After spending the night […]

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Important dates for OHV grant application

By Kern Valley Sun / February 12, 2019

PRESS RELEASE USFS The Sequoia National Forest and Bureau of Land Management Bakersfield Field Office held a public meeting/workshop Tuesday, Feb. 12, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Kern River Ranger District Office (11380 Kernville Road, Kernville, CA), to obtain public input into the development of preliminary 2019 off-highway vehicle grant proposals to the […]

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Survey finds 18 million dead trees

By Kern Valley Sun / February 12, 2019

PRESS RELEASE USFS The USDA Forest Service announced today that an additional 18 million trees, mostly conifers, died in California since fall 2017. Over 147 million trees have died across 9.7 million acres of federal, state, local and private lands in California since the drought began in 2010. Since 2016, federal, state, and local partners […]

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Student receives CIEE and CLTA scholarship

By Kern Valley Sun / February 12, 2019

PRESS RELEASE Erin Woodward, KVHS Juan Carlos Lopez at Kern Valley High School will soon seize the summer and spend 4 weeks abroad learning the Japanese language and culture as part of the CIEE Global Navigator High School Study Abroad Program. Thanks in part to a recommendation from Mrs. Erin Woodward, Juan Carlos received a […]

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Law Enforcement Reports: 1/26/19 – 2/1/19

By Kern Valley Sun / February 5, 2019

Kern County Sheriff’s Report On 01/26/19, deputies arrested Kody Brooks, age 24, at the intersection of Kern River Canyon Dr. and Hwy 178, Lake Isabella, for burglary in the second degree and violation of parole. On 01/27/19, deputies arrested Jenna Miller, age 34, in the 2600 block of Webb St., Lake Isabella, for an active […]

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Saying farewell to Judge Vikki

By Kern Valley Sun / February 5, 2019

By George Stahl Special to the Sun For the past three-and-a-half years, the Kern River Courthouse has been staffed by members of the East Kern, Ridgecrest Superior Court. Along with Judicial Court Assistants, and other staff, the Sherriff’s Kern River substation has been supplying deputies to fill the positions needed to run a court. Bailiffs, […]

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Updated launch & Borel sealing finished

By Kern Valley Sun / February 5, 2019

PRESS RELEASE DSMP SITREP U.S. Army Corps Advisory • The Phase II Dams and Spillways contractor (Flatiron/Dragados/Sukut Joint Venture, or FDS) continues construction activities. As a result, the site including Engineers Point is an active construction area and is off limits to the public. • Corps policy prohibits public operation of unmanned aircraft systems, such […]

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KCSO arrests for burglary

By Kern Valley Sun / February 5, 2019

PRESS RELEASE KCSO On Monday, February 4, deputies from the Kern Valley Substation investigated an early morning burglary at a local business on Chain Avenue in Lake Isabella. Deputies tracked the suspect to a residence in the 2100 block of Young Avenue in the Lake Isabella area. Items taken from the business included several iPhones, […]

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2019 State of the County

By Kern Valley Sun / February 5, 2019

By Ashley Loza Kern Valley Sun Kern County residents gathered at the fairgrounds in Bakersfield for the State of the County address on Wednesday, January 30. The event was led by 4th District Supervisor David Couch, who returns to his position after being held to a surprise special election last year when the county had […]

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Re-enacting the Wild West

By Kern Valley Sun / February 5, 2019

By Elise Modrovich Special to the Sun 2019 Whiskey Flat Grand Marshalls Mike and Erin Woodward have been participating in Kernville’s signature annual event since they moved to the Kern River Valley over 33 years ago. Their involvement has made such a strong and indelible impression on what Whiskey Flat has become that it’s a […]

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