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County battles illegal fireworks

By Kern Valley Sun / July 12, 2017

  By Elise Modrovich Special to the Sun Bakersfield Fire Department Chief Doug Greener said his department was kept busy on the Fourth of July due to rampant use of illegal fireworks across the city. “There was more than enough illegal activity to keep our guys busy for weeks if we could get to everybody.” […]

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New Exchange Club officers

By Kern Valley Sun / July 12, 2017

  By John Blythe Special to the Sun The Exchange Club of Kern Valley held its 44th Annual Installation of Officers Program Saturday night at the home of Exchangites Ron and Marsha Smith in Wofford Heights. After an invocation was given by Dave Freeland and the flag salute by Wes Williams, dinner and dessert was […]

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SAR called to Tulare for rescue

By Kern Valley Sun / July 12, 2017

By Clayton Huckaby Kern Valley Sun At approximately 11:40 a.m. on Sunday, June 9, the Kern County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) Search and Rescue (SAR) team responded to Gold Ledge Campground, about 10 miles north of Kernville in Tulare County, for an individual stranded on the west side of the Kern River. The Tulare County Sheriff’s […]

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River rescue at Hart Park, one still missing

By Kern Valley Sun / July 12, 2017

Press Release KCSO On July 8, at about 10:30 a.m., volunteers with the Kern County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Unit responded to a report of five subjects in distress in the Kern River near Hart Park. Prior to their arrival, three of the subjects managed to safely exit the river, but an adult male […]

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Business boost on July 4th weekend

By Kern Valley Sun / July 12, 2017

  By Eleanor Fahey Special to the Sun How did our local businesses fare this past Fourth of July weekend, what with the extended weekend, the smoke from the Schaeffer Fire, and the national press coverage of the “Killer Kern”? Overall, very well. On the Kernville side of the lake, Mark Preston, owner of The […]

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Wildlife Resources Commission holding meeting

By Kern Valley Sun / July 12, 2017

Press Release KCWRC The Kern County Wildlife Resources Commission will be holding a meeting to discuss fund requests for the California Living Museum (CALM), the Kern Audubon Society and the Taft Sportsmen’s Club. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at the Kern County Administrative building, General Services, third […]

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FYDO growing bigger with every bark

By Kern Valley Sun / July 12, 2017

  By Ashley Loza Kern Valley Sun Many residents of the Kern River Valley are familiar with FYDO, the ‘Fix Your Dog Organization’ that helps rescue and spay and neuter dogs throughout the community. What they might not know is that FYDO is making big plans to grow by leaps and bounds this year, and […]

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We’ve got a fever

By Elise Modrovich / July 11, 2017

Valley Fever took six local lives last year, and that number may be wildly low, due to the widespread and chronic problems of misdiagnosis, underreporting and awareness related to this disease. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) reports that the number of Valley Fever cases are up. In Kern County, Valley Fever infected nearly […]

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