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Fishing with Noble: Old dog, old tricks

By Kern Valley Sun / May 10, 2017

By Noble Smith I remember catching my first fish on the Kern River back in 1962. It was a 12-inch Rainbow Trout. I caught the fish using a Pautzke salmon egg and an Eagle Claw hook with a split shot. This was a great method back then and is probably the most used setup today. […]

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Writing Out Loud: In Seven Days, We Celebrate

By Kern Valley Sun / May 10, 2017

Anticipation! It is what builds in us a sense that something really exciting is about to happen. In some instances, it can even be more exciting than the thing we are looking forward to. Our imagination has the power to magnify the significance of what we are in anticipation of, and in turn, our adrenaline […]

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Pushin’ Up Daisies: The Master Healer

By Kern Valley Sun / May 10, 2017

By Tracy Lee The older I get, the more I realize that people tend to develop their own distinctive doctrines in life. In general, people will take a truth and alter it to comfortably fit it into their own understanding or habits. The problem with this adaptation is that one day that which we have […]

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Interesting History: Prince Philip, History Alive

By Kern Valley Sun / May 10, 2017

By Clayton Huckaby While the layman may consider everything that happened in the past as “history,” historians typically only consider an event as history if it occurred at least 50 years ago. Everything else is politics. In light of this requirement for something to be considered history, this column is going to be very historical […]

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Writing Out Loud: Life’s Just a Country Song

By Kern Valley Sun / May 3, 2017

By George Stahl There are certainly a lot of things that divide people. There are politics, religion, finance, generational views and education that separate us throughout our lives. Given that, you would think that there would be a few things left to help unite us in some way. Actually, there is one thing that seems […]

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Fishing with Noble: Better to be lucky than good

By Kern Valley Sun / May 3, 2017

By Noble Smith My fishing partner Roy and myself were going out to pre-fish for our up coming Bass tournament. We met at the Main Dam at about 4 p.m. The lake was a little choppy, so we decided to head to the south end of the lake to find some warm water fish. By […]

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The Reel Cinemaniac: RIP Johnathan Demme

By Kern Valley Sun / May 3, 2017

By Josh Simpkins Death sure hasn’t taken a break in 2017. (Take a holiday, man!) We have lost Mary Tyler Moore, John Hurt, Bill Paxton, and, most recently, Don Rickles, Charlie Murphy, and Erin Moran—among others. Sadly, I have yet another name to add to the list. It makes me miserable to report that prolific […]

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Understanding science

By Kern Valley Sun / March 29, 2017

By Chris Zuber Kern Valley Sun “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” ~ Arthur C. Clarke “We can’t outrun them. Our only chance is to overload the warp drives and hope that the emitted tachyons travel in parallel vectors so that we can use quantum entanglement to teleport to a location faster than […]

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Writing Out Loud: It’s a Smoke and Mirrors Day

By Kern Valley Sun / March 29, 2017

By George Stahl Okay. Finally! We can all celebrate a day together that has nothing to do with some made up holiday, nothing historical about it, and nothing political to do with it. Today, Wednesday, March 29, is the Festival of Smoke and Mirrors Day! We’ve all heard the term. It usually has something to […]

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Interesting History: The Beginning of American Espionage

By Kern Valley Sun / March 29, 2017

By Clayton Huckaby The American Revolution is one of the most successful revolutions in modern history. Many of the revolutions that followed the American Revolution had varying degrees of success. The French Revolution, for example, resulted in destabilization that gave rise to Napoleon Bonaparte and his wars. Other revolutions simply ended in poverty for many […]

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