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Arts Abound at the Sierra Arts & Crafts Festival

By Kathe Malouf / September 6, 2017

The Kern River Valley played host to a variety of activities during Labor Day weekend, the last holiday weekend of the summer. From whitewater rafting, jet skiing, hiking, and camping to enjoying the musical talent at the Fishstock concert, visitors and residents alike found plenty to do this past weekend. One such event was the […]

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Rubber Duckies Beat the Heat

By Kern Valley Sun / August 30, 2017

  By Debbie Teofilo Special to the Sun There were no slowpokes in the flock as 1,000 yellow ducks raced along the Kern River clocking some of their fastest finishes in decades. The 30th anniversary run of the Kern Valley Exchange Club’s Rubber Ducky Races gave the quackers some whitewater excitement and the landlubbers lots […]

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The Journey Home: Rebuilding after the Erskine Fire

By Kern Valley Sun / August 30, 2017

  By Clayton Huckaby Kern Valley Sun The long road to recovery for Erskine Fire survivors is still ongoing, but one family has almost completed the largest milestone of their journey. Rod and Joan Blankenship lost their home in the Erskine Fire, and for the past 14 months have been eagerly awaiting the day they […]

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Rubber Ducky Races Celebrate 30th Anniversary

By Kern Valley Sun / August 16, 2017

  By Marsha Smith Kern Valley Sun The roar of the river and a lot of quacking will be heard in Riverside Park this Saturday, Aug. 26, as the Kern Valley Exchange Club presents the 30th annual Rubber Ducky Races. Head quack, coach and trainer Ron Smith says, “Every single one of the 1,000 little […]

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A life well lived: Remembering Winnie Henderson

By Kern Valley Sun / August 16, 2017

  By Elise Modrovich Special to the Sun What is the measure of a life? Is it possible to encapsulate a woman’s life, a woman who lived to be 96 years old, in two short hours? Hardly. But a grand tribute was given to Winifred “Winnie” Hand Henderson, fourth generation Kern River Valley pioneer and […]

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Noble named FFA National Finalist

By Kern Valley Sun / August 16, 2017

  By Ashley Loza Kern Valley Sun The Kern River Valley is boasting its first National Finalist for the FFA’s Proficiency Award program in eight years. 2017 Kern Valley High School (KVHS) graduate Sierra Noble has reached the highly competitive National Finalist level for her Supervised Agriculture Experience (SAE) project with the FFA. “SAE projects […]

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Healthy Living: The Joys of Growing Old

By Kern Valley Sun / August 16, 2017

  I have found that growing old offers few reasons to maintain a positive view about life. What idiot came up with that old phrase, “Those Golden Years?” First of all, we find ourselves bombarded by medical maladies. Most noted those aches and pains we experience with the damages and pain brought on by arthritis. […]

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