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Skate Park update!

By Kern Valley Sun / September 11, 2019

By Jake Lee Green Kern Valley Sun The community has been asking questions about the skate park fundraising efforts and so far it has been a little quiet. However, just recently the Kern River Skate Park Committee released wonderful news about the cash raised in the last few months and in total. The committee itself […]

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Historical Society hosts artist reception for Andrew “Chief” Alvarez

By Kern Valley Sun / September 10, 2019

By: Monica Lambert Special to the Sun Photo by: Monica Lambert An Artist’s Reception was held on Saturday, September 7, featuring local silversmith, minerals and metal’s artist, Andrew “Chief” Alvarez. His works will be on display at the museum throughout September. The unique pieces are made using minerals such as Sterling Silver, copper, walrus tusk, […]

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AltaOne Bank: School Supplies Giveaway

By Kern Valley Sun / September 10, 2019

By: Jake Lee Green Kern Valley Sun Photos by: Jake Lee Green Alta One recently held a Back to School Drive for students ranging between Pre-K to 12th grade. Alta One is a community driven bank that serves anyone in the community who are in need of a financial banking reserve. With its foundation in […]

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Clean-up on the Kern River after Labor Day

By Kern Valley Sun / September 10, 2019

By: Jake Lee Green Kern Valley Sun Photos by: Kern River Conservancy   Recently joint efforts between multiple agencies and businesses held a clean-up done from the Keyesville recreational sites down to Democrat. For four days the effort went on hauling trash and even furniture out of the lower Kern River. Day two was particularly […]

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Heroes of the Valley: Brian Baskin

By Kern Valley Sun / September 10, 2019

By: Julie Giyer Kern Valley Sun Photo by: Julie Giyer Brian Baskin has been part of the KVSAR for 19 years. He is a Paramedic with Liberty Ambulance and spends many hours of his free time saving lives in the Kern Valley. Baskin was kind enough to take time out of his busy schedule to […]

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Youth Football Cheerleaders

By Kern Valley Sun / September 10, 2019

By: Donna Thomas Special to the Sun Photos by: Donna Thomas “Lean to the left, Lean to the right, Stand Up, Sit Down, Fight, Fight, Fight. Go Team.” Chanted the K.V. Youth Cheerleaders, as they excited the crowd and had them on their feet during practice today. The KV Youth Football and Cheerleaders is a […]

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AYSO season begins

By Kern Valley Sun / September 10, 2019

By: Julie Giyer Kern Valley Sun Photos by: Julie Giyer AYSO opened it season on Saturday September 7. The excited faces of young and old gathered to watch the kick-off of what looks to be a competitive season. This quality youth program is open to all soccer age players in the Kern River Valley.

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Kern Valley Search & Rescue: Unsung Heroes

By Kern Valley Sun / September 10, 2019

By Julie Giyer Kern Valley Sun Photos by: Ruthann Smith Search and rescue (SAR) is the search for and provision of aid to people who are in distress or imminent danger. Founded in 1955, The Kern Valley Search and Rescue team puts in thousands of hours every year to train and be ready for when […]

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Kern County Sheriff’s Report 08/23/19-08/29/19

By Kern Valley Sun / September 4, 2019

  On 08/23/19, deputies arrested Tarah Conklin, age 34, in the 3500 block of Suhre Wy., Lake Isabella for shoplifting and obstruct a peace officer in the line of duty. On 08/24/19, deputies arrested James Gifford, age 56, in the 5500 block of Lake Isabella Blvd., Lake Isabella for an active felony warrant. On 08/24/19, […]

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To Get Away from the Bomb

By Kern Valley Sun / September 4, 2019

    By Brian Smith Special to the Sun When I was a Captain with the state highway patrol in Visalia, Calif., I finished work one night and was on my way home when I observed a car pass someone using the right shoulder. I’ve learned that when someone passes on the right shoulder, they […]

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