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Letters to the Editor: Thank you!

By Kern Valley Sun / September 19, 2017

Thank you! Dear Editor, Keepers of the Kern would like to offer a very big thank you to the family of Mike Mendoza for their most generous gift to us by offering friends and family the opportunity to donate to Keepers in memory of Mike. Thank you to everyone who gave so generously. We don’t […]


Writing Out Loud: Disgusting!

By George Stahl / September 19, 2017

By George Stahl Bugs! OMG, it’s a bug. “The biggest, ugliest, yuckiest bug I have ever seen!” Most of us have bellowed that out when we’ve come into contact with one of these horrific, super disgusting little creatures of the night. They creep around in the darkness, scavenging for whatever they may find that is […]


The Reel Cinemaniac: The Crow Rebooted

By Josh Simpkins / September 12, 2017

By Josh Simpkins In 1994, an independent film directed by Alex Proyas (Gods of Egypt) and based on a graphic novel by James O’Barr, hit the silver screen and instantly became one of my top five favorite films. Starring Brandon Lee in his final and most poignant role, the film I speak of is The […]


Two Ways to Get Your Medicare Benefits

By Greg Dills / September 12, 2017

By Greg Dill At a family reunion last month, my Aunt Abby and Uncle Glen got into a squabble over the best way to get their Medicare benefits. Uncle Glen is an Original Medicare man and has been for nearly a decade. Aunt Abby prefers Medicare Advantage, which is similar to a health plan she […]


Stephen King’s “IT”

By Josh Simpkins / September 12, 2017

By Joshua Simpkins If I have said it once, I’ve said it some million-and-one times: I love me some Stephen King. In fact, the book I am currently hooked into is by Sai King. I took a two-year hiatus to devour two Dean Koontz series—Odd Thomas (9 books) and Frankenstein (5 books)—and now I’m back […]


Healthy Living: Pain & Adaptation

By Christine Harness / September 12, 2017

I have noticed that I’ve devoted an extraordinary amount of my life to the process of adaptation. When I take the time to think about it, I guess we have all done so. As we age and develop, our lives demand it of us. Adapt: “to make suitable especially by changing,” “to change so as […]


Writing Out Loud: PC-nado

By George Stahl / September 12, 2017

By George Stahl Computers are a bust! It took me at least an hour longer to write this than normal due to some stupid computer thing. Slow responding, then no responding. How many times has that or something else computer related caused you to have a mini nervous breakdown? There has to be a name […]


Field Day on the Kern

By Noble Smith / September 6, 2017

It has been tough lately to get on the water. Working a lot of hours definitely cuts into fishing time. To make things even worse, my boat is under repair, installing a new trolling motor. This last week, I had a window of opportunity. After a six-day work week, I had a day off. I […]


President’s Message: Kern River Valley Chamber of Commerce

By Marsha Smith / September 6, 2017

Summer is wrapping up, although you wouldn’t know it from the fall heat of late, but the kids are back in school and the majority of the tourist season is behind us. Fortunately, we maintain a small but steady tourist trade throughout the year with the fall and winter events, such as Kernville’s Fall Festival […]

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