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Pushin’ Up Daisies: Missing Michael

By Kern Valley Sun / August 5, 2020

Today is a weepy day for me. The clock has not yet struck noon and tears have already touched my cheeks numerous times. My daughter and her children have now left Texas. They have arrived at their new home in our nation’s capital. She and my grandchildren were reunited with my son-in-law after a five-month […]

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Writing Out Loud:
A Day that is Auspiciously Ominous

By Kern Valley Sun / August 5, 2020

Perhaps one of the most auspicious and ominous days in history has to be today. August 5th has been one of those days when if it was going to happen, good or bad, it was going to happen on August 5. How does that work out? It’s in the stars, in the cards and in […]

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Low Cost Individual/Family Plans Announced

By Kern Valley Sun / August 5, 2020

I spent the last two weeks in Morro Bay. This community shares a common link to the Kern River Valley. It attracts many vacationers and tourists. Of course, having a summer temperature of about 67 degrees sets it apart from our 100 degrees, our river and lake are attractive to many. Here is the major […]

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Letters to the Editor

By Kern Valley Sun / August 5, 2020

On Sunday, July 26, I submitted an email to Supervisor Gleason and numerous County employees asking that they consider awarding some of the Great American Outdoor Act funds to the Kern River Valley for improvements in Tank Park. This is the email: This email is written on behalf of the Lake Isabella & Bodfish Property […]

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Letters to the Editor

By Kern Valley Sun / August 5, 2020

Hoping there is a group of people or an organization that would like to take out the graffiti marked cement chimney like structure at mm 17 on highway 178 in the canyon. It can be taken down because I talked with the head of the district (in Fresno) for CalTrans a few years back. First, […]

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President’s Message:
Kern Valley Chamber of Commerce

By Kern Valley Sun / August 5, 2020

Hello Kern River Valley It is hard to believe we are entering August when the primary topic is COVID-19 and what is going to be shut down this week by our state governor. Our local businesses who are allowed to be open seem to be doing well in these very trying times, but my concern […]

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Mr. and Mrs. Smith go to….

By Kern Valley Sun / August 5, 2020

George Stahl Special to the Sun Ron and Marsha Smith. Most of the people of the KRV know the couple as the owners of the newspaper. Often, they are identified with the Kern Valley Sun. That’s oaky. They have been the Sun’s owners since 2011, and Marsha has been the Publisher of the paper for […]

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He Was Never the Same

By Kern Valley Sun / August 5, 2020

I have been a Highway Patrol volunteer for over eighteen years. During my second or third year, we were requested to help out at a large air show on a summer weekend. Another volunteer and I reported to the office very early on that Sunday morning and were ready to lend assistance to those who […]

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I Always Listened to My Father

By Kern Valley Sun / August 5, 2020

As a teenager, I grew up near Philadelphia watching CHiPs, the Dukes of Hazzard, and several other Hollywood television shows and movies. I never thought I would ever end up in California, or meet anyone famous. However, working for the Highway Patrol afforded me some great opportunities. I was an extra in the CHiPs ’99 […]

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Fishing the Kern River Valley

By Kern Valley Sun / July 29, 2020

The Kern River Valley is one of the most diversified fisheries in the state. In one day an angler can fish for native trout in high country creeks, fish for stocked rainbow trout on the main Kern River, and finish up at Lake Isabella for some great lake fishing. The lake offers great catfishing, bass […]

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