The Case of the Accidental Signs

The Case of the Accidental Signs

LOCKWOOD VALLEY, CA, AUG. 16 — "Road Closed" signs greeted Lockwood Valley residents for a few hours on the morning of Thursday, Aug. 16 as they passed Chuchupate Ranger Station. The Mountain Enterprise called the …

Breaking News: Man Arrested for Starting The Day Fire

Nine Others Charged for Causing Separate Fires

TUESDAY, AUG. 7—Federal authorities yesterday arrested Steven Emory Butcher, 48, on charges of starting the 2006 Day fire, which burned more than 162,000 acres, most within the Los …

Postcards from Baghdad

Postcards from Baghdad

It has been a long path for Melinda Michael, from the loss of her husband in a tragic car crash on Interstate 5, through the founding of Love INC., work with the Mountain Communities Town …

West Nile Virus Is an Emergency in Kern, Governor Proclaims

West Nile Virus Is an Emergency in Kern, Governor Proclaims

LaVonne Lewis was onto something serious when she called Matt Constantine of the Kern County Public Health Department last week and learned that his department had stopped complying with California Department of Health guidelines for …

40th Fiesta Days Frolic

40th Fiesta Days Frolic

Excitement and reunions, meeting old friends and making new ones was the theme of Mountain Memories’ "40 Years of Mountain Cheer" August 3, 4 and 5 Fiesta Days blow-out.

The mountain-wide party that started 40 …

Mike Berg Issued Two Citations for Wood Cutting Errors

Pays $400 Fine

Michael Berg of Pinon Pines, Executive Director of the National Forest Association-Los Padres reported he had been issued two USDA U.S.Forest Service resource protection citations for Violation of wood cutting permit terms …

News and Features

A Very Happy Birthday to Smokey Bear

Smokey is 63 years young as of August 9. The Mt. Pinos Communities Fire Safe Council sends a birthday reminder: Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires.

–Janine Tominaga

Lake of the Woods Fire Knocked Down Quickly

A small brush fire that started in Lake of the Woods at 5815 Tecuya Mountain Road on Thursday, August 2 at 12:53 p.m. was quickly extinguished through cooperation of several agencies, according to a Los ...

Build Your Dream Home

By Kim Hall

A very exciting and unique seminar is coming our way Saturday, Aug. 11 from 2:30 to 5:00. “Building your own home is not as pricey or complicated as people may think,” says ...

Mountain Institute Fund-Raising Enters 11th Hour

By Lonon Smith

Mountain Institute for Kung Fu and T’ai Chi fundraisers say a $1,500 donation from Tejon Ranch Company has brought their long-planned trip to China that much closer.

The students’ trip to an ...

Tell Lance ‘Goodbye,’ and Steven ‘Hello’

Remember the Open House at Mil Potrero Mutual Water Company Saturday, Aug. 11 1:00?4:00 p.m. 16275 Askin Dr., Pine Mountain. Bid farewell to Lance Rosmaier and welcome Steven Wieneke as General Manager.