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Locals weigh in on Sanctuary debate

By Kern Valley Sun / May 3, 2017

  By Ashley Loza Kern Valley Sun It’s part of a nationwide debate over the legality of sanctuary jurisdictions in the United States. These jurisdictions are communities that have limited their cooperation with federal immigration enforcement. While specific laws in sanctuary communities differ, their intent is to create an environment where unauthorized immigrants may report […]

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Fellow travelers forge ahead

By Kern Valley Sun / May 3, 2017

By Elise Modrovich Special to the Sun On May 1, the Fellow Travelers, a group of concerned citizens who first got together almost two years ago after some friends were involved in a horrible traffic accident in the canyon section of Hwy 178, held a meeting at the Lake Isabella Government Center to present new […]

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Gas tax signed into law

By Kern Valley Sun / May 3, 2017

  By Clayton Huckaby Kern Valley Sun On Friday, April 28, Governor Jerry Brown signed California State Senate Bill 1 (SB-1), the controversial gas tax increase, into law. SB-1, a law that Governor Brown personally pushed for, will put an excise tax on gas further increasing California’s already high gas prices. According to money.cnn.com, California […]

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The importance of water safety

By Kern Valley Sun / May 3, 2017

Press Release USFS The Kern River Ranger District in the Sequoia National Forest met with several local emergency response agencies Wednesday, April 26 to discuss the potential for water rescue incidents this summer. This winter’s substantial snowpack has significantly increased the volume of water in our waterways, and most likely, extend the runoff period. The […]

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President’s Message: Kern River Valley Chamber of Commerce 05/03/2017

By Kern Valley Sun / May 3, 2017

It is bittersweet that I say goodbye and good luck to Office Coordinator Keri Swindle and Secretary Sue Wiruth, who are both leaving the valley for new adventures and welcome our new office coordinator, Lily Mason. We feel extremely fortunate to have Lily on board, she has significant talent and creativity that will definitely benefit […]

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Planting the seeds of progress

By Kern Valley Sun / March 29, 2017

By Clayton Huckaby Kern Valley Sun The Isabella Lake Dam project, which is being conducted by the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), has turned out to be a multiple year project and there remains approximately five years to go before the entire project is complete. One of the reasons this has been such […]

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High lake levels and good fishing at the derby

By Kern Valley Sun / March 29, 2017

By Ashley Loza Kern Valley Sun The Kern River Valley Chamber of Commerce is optimistic for the upcoming 28th annual Isabella Lake Fishing Derby. According to Fishing Derby Committee Chairman Fred Roach, this year’s application numbers are up from the previous two years. With rising water levels and gorgeous weather, it’s not hard to see […]

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OHV grant application, ‘get ‘em in if you got ‘em’

By Kern Valley Sun / March 29, 2017

By Elise Modrovich Special to the Sun The Sequoia National Forest (SQF) “Leadership” Meeting was held on Thursday, March 16, at the USFS Kernville District Administrative Offices to discuss the National Forest Report and trail status, forest plan revisions, as well as allow a public review of SQF, BLM and OHV Grant Applications. Ed Waldheim […]

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Crash in the Canyon

By Kern Valley Sun / March 29, 2017

By Roberto Rodriguez CHP Press Release On March 23, 2017, at approximately 8:50 a.m., Miguel Zamora of Visalia, 22, was driving a brown 1990 Acura Legend on State Route 178 eastbound in the Kern River Canyon near mile post marker 27.00, at an unknown rate of speed. Zamora had three passengers in his vehicle (2 […]

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