Breaking News: Wildfire Awareness Expo on May 3

FRAZIER PARK, CA—(Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 4:20 p.m.) The Kern County Fire Department has released an announcement about a Wildfire Awareness Expo in Frazier Park to provide valuable information on wildfire awareness, hazard reduction, …

Breaking News: Mike Cook Arrested for Attempted Burglary

Pine Mountain (August 17, 2012 at 5 p.m.)—According to a news release by Sgt. Mark Brown of the Kern County Sheriff’s Frazier Park Substation, Michael Cook was arrested for attempted burglary and possession of methamphetamine …

Smoke Jumpers fight lightning fires

Smoke Jumpers fight lightning fires

By Patric Hedlund and Gary Meyer

Skies exploded with crashing thunder and strobing lightning as a tropical storm cell pounded the western end of the Mountain Communities with heavy rains Saturday, Aug. 11. Flooding water …

Editorial: From ambush to abuse of office

Editorial: From ambush to abuse of office

School board president walks out for third time in four meetings…and now it is becoming contagious

By Patric Hedlund, Editor

We finally got to the flag salute at the El Tejon Unified School District …

Mountain’s bird life to be explored on Thursday

Mountain's bird life to be explored on Thursday

By Susan Amon

On Thursday, Aug. 23, the Ridge Route Museum presents another in their series of Night Talks. This one will be held at 6 p.m at the museum’s outdoor amphitheater.

Lynn Stafford, an …

News and Features

Kern County is hiring again

Advance Budget Advocates Hiring

By Patric Hedlund

It appears that Kern County will be hiring again. After four years of austerity and continual cutbacks, the Kern County Administrative Office released a Recommended Budget for Fiscal ...

Local church youth help homeless in San Diego

By Pastor Rick Rivette, Pine Mountain Christian Community Church

On Sunday morning July 29, eight high school students, seven junior high students and three adult leaders gathered at Pine Mountain Christian Community Church for worship, ...

$80 bus passes anger some parents

By Gary Meyer

A cluster of parents in front of Frazier Park Elementary School on Monday, Aug. 13 told reporters their objections to school bus fees. On June 27, El Tejon Unified School District (ETUSD) ...

Brush Fire Being Fought in Neenach-Gorman Area

Neenach / Gorman, CA (August 18, 2012 at 4 p.m.)—A fire is being fought by about six helicopters in the hills just to the south of Quail Lake near Interstate 5. There are no barricades ...