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Likens a Woman of Recognition

By Kern Valley Sun / May 14, 2019

By Monica Lambert Special to the Sun Barbara Likens, PhD., of Wofford Heights, was honored by The Kern River Valley Women’s Club when they announced their annual Woman of Recognition during their April meeting. The group awards this significant honor to the woman who has shown special worthiness for her contributions to not only the […]

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Kern County Sheriff’s Report: 04/27/19 – 05/03/19

By Kern Valley Sun / May 7, 2019

On 04/27/19, deputies arrested Jason Powell, age 48, in the 5600 block of Lake Isabella Blvd., Lake Isabella, for obstructing a peace officer in the line of duty. On 04/28/19, deputies arrested Sean Holden, age 21, at the intersection of Kelso Creek Rd. and Roadrunner Rd., Weldon, for possession of a dirk dagger, possession of […]

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Three fatalities, one week

By Kern Valley Sun / May 7, 2019

Structure fire in Weldon PRESS RELEASE Kern Co. Fire At approximately 4:17 p.m. on Sunday, May 5, the Kern County Fire Department responded to the report of a structure fire in the 15000 block of Kelso Ave. The first crew arrived on scene and found a single wide mobile home 75 percent involved with fire […]

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First River Safety Week aims for education

By Kern Valley Sun / May 7, 2019

By Ashley Loza Kern Valley Sun Kern County Sheriff’s Office, Kern River Valley Search & Rescue, and the Kern River Conservancy teamed up this week to educate anyone planning to recreate on the Kern River this year about river safety. The week began with Search & Rescue’s update of the river’s death toll sign, which […]

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Elliott appointed to KVHD board

By Kern Valley Sun / May 7, 2019

By Debbie Teofilo Special to the Sun Public interest in the healthcare needs of the Kern River Valley appears to be increasing. After the resignation of Director Sherrie Montes in March, a total of ten candidates applied to fill her position on the Kern Valley Healthcare District (KVHD) Board of Directors. Appointing her replacement was […]

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Re: KRV Profiles – Jacob Lightner

By Kern Valley Sun / May 7, 2019

In response to the Profile on Jacob Lightner last week (May 1, 2019), a member of Jacob’s family was extremely upset over the story and contacted the Sun. While the author stands by the veracity of the article, she is truly sorry at any personal pain or family distress this has caused Jacob, whom she […]

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Rattlesnake season

By Kern Valley Sun / May 7, 2019

PRESS RELEASE KVHD With the coming of spring and warmer weather conditions, snakes of many species are through hunkering down, making human encounters with these elusive creatures more likely. Although most native snakes are harmless, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) recommends giving the venomous rattlesnake a wide berth – and knowing what […]

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Cooling centers for summer

By Kern Valley Sun / May 7, 2019

PRESS RELEASE Kern County CAO This year the Kern County Cooling Center season will begin on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 and end on Sunday, September 22, 2019. For the health, safety, and comfort of our residents, Kern County General Services, in cooperation with the Department of Aging and Adult Services, other Kern County agencies and/or […]

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Open Burning now closed

By Kern Valley Sun / May 7, 2019

PRESS RELEASE KCFD The Kern County Fire Department would like to notify all residents that Open Burning of Hazard Reduction fuels is closed, effective May 1. This decision was made based on the change of live fuel moisture levels. As the weather in Kern County heats up and relative humidity drops, vegetation begins to dry […]

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BLM seeking public comment

By Kern Valley Sun / May 7, 2019

PRESS RELEASE BLM The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking public comments on a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) analyzing the potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing associated with oil and gas development on public lands within the Bakersfield Field Office planning area, which includes Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, […]

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