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Stars and Stripes, we salute you

By Kern Valley Sun / June 28, 2017

By Marsha Smith Kern Valley Sun The Saturday closest to the July 4 holiday is when the Kern River Valley Chamber of Commerce presents the annual Fireworks Extravaganza. This July 1 show comes with a price tag of $19,000 and would not be possible if not for the fundraising efforts of the chamber and the […]

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Supreme Court denies gun law hearing

By Kern Valley Sun / June 28, 2017

By Clayton Huckaby Kern Valley Sun The Supreme Court recently turned down a case (Peruta v. California), with a vote of 7-2 that challenged California’s strict gun laws. The case argued that individuals in San Diego, San Francisco and Los Angeles were being wrongly denied their right to carry a concealed firearm in public because […]

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FYDO donation

By Kern Valley Sun / June 28, 2017

  Press Release FYDO FYDO, The Fix Your Dog Org, is proud to announce that for the second year, a $1,000 donation from Wonderful Giving, initiated by Wonderful Orchard’s employee and Wofford Heights resident Cindy Meeker. Meeker met Kate Macdonald, FYDO Founder, when MacDonald ran for Whiskey Flat Mayor in 2016; and being a dog […]

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Cinder the Miracle Kitten

By Kern Valley Sun / June 21, 2017

    By George Stahl Special to the Sun On June 24, 2016, Animal Control Officer Ashley Lloyd was scouring the area of Goat Ranch Road in South Lake. She was slowly making her way through the heavy smoke that resulted from the Erskine Fire blazing through the neighborhood the night before. As Officer Lloyd […]

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Betty Britt

By Kern Valley Sun / June 21, 2017

  By Clayton Huckaby Kern Valley Sun The loss of a home can be devastating. Nobody knows that quite as well as Betty Britt. The long time valley resident lost her home last year during the Erskine Fire, but that was not the first time she had experienced such a devastating loss. When she was […]

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Carla Stonebarger

By Kern Valley Sun / June 21, 2017

  By Clayton Huckaby Kern Valley Sun The Stonebarger family of Squirrel Valley know the meaning of perseverance. They were some of the many survivors of the devastating Erskine Fire that ripped through our community almost a year ago. The family has a home off of Seclusion Road in Squirrel Valley. The night of the […]

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Holly Lightner

By Kern Valley Sun / June 21, 2017

  By Ashley Loza Kern Valley Sun Holly Lightner has been in her MHU for one month, and it’s already clear that she’s been busy. The inside of her home looks as if she’s been settled in for years. She has cut and placed her own carpet and put up curtains, two things she says […]

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Max Hauser

By Kern Valley Sun / June 21, 2017

By Clayton Huckaby Kern Valley Sun Rebuilding a life after the Erskine Fire was a daunting task for most residents. One resident in particular found that it took six months to get into a home of her own. Max Hauser, a current resident of Lake Isabella but a former resident of South Lake, lost her […]

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The Veteran

By Kern Valley Sun / June 21, 2017

By Ashley Loza Kern Valley Sun The story of the Erskine Fire has been told and retold in as many ways as there were residents affected by it. One year later, the focus is largely on reconstruction; however, some residents were not as fortunate as others. This was the case for a South Lake veteran […]

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