Breaking News: Four Candidates Step Up for ETUSD Seat

FRAZIER PARK and LEBEC, CA (Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011at 11 p.m.)—Stephan Kiouses of Lebec, a teacher in Bakersfield and husband of Dena Kiouses (former Frazier Park and El Tejon Schools principal)  was selected as the …

Substation Report: Drug and Alcohol Arrests Drop 30%

Substation Report: Drug and Alcohol Arrests Drop 30%

Mountain’s Arrests Plummet

By Patric Hedlund

An analysis compiled by Frazier Park substation Sergeant Mark Brown at the request of The Mountain Enterprise was released last week. It shows a notable drop in the number …

Bear Is Killed by Motorist

Bear Is Killed by Motorist

Many Marvel, Some Leer

By Gary Meyer

The body of a bear killed on Frazier Mountain Park Road Friday evening, Aug. 19, caused Saturday morning motorists to stop and cautiously approach it, just west of …

‘Fire Tax’ Proposed

By Patric Hedlund

The news of a “fire tax” to be levied on rural homeowners to pay for firefighting expenses statewide is gaining attention from Sacramento to San Diego as we go to press. The …

Sightings: Be Careful What You Ask For

Sightings: Be Careful What You Ask For

By Patric Hedlund

“Be careful what you ask for,” Kerris LeBeau said in a voice that was both laughing and trembling Monday morning, Aug. 22. She said she had felt a twinge of envy Saturday …

Oso Town Council To Discuss Elections, Cityhood, NAT

Politician Richard Alatorre will be at the Thursday, Sept. 8 Oso Town Council meeting (6 p.m.) to discuss cityhood with residents. The group will meet in Holiday Valley at the West Valley County Water District …

News and Features

Center of the World Festival Celebrates Storytelling

No one who attends the Center of the World Festival is likely to shy away from controversy.

The founders invite playwrights to use plays and storytelling to explore challenging social issues of our times. The ...

Lori Smith Memorial Performing Arts Scholarships Announced

Six talented Mountain Community performing artists received recognition and a boost toward their dreams Sunday, Aug. 21 when the first Lori Smith Memorial Performing Arts Scholarships were awarded during the Center of the World Festival. ...

Friends Mourn Alex Fields

Former mountain resident and ardent Booster Club supporter Alex Fields had a stroke last week and was taken to Mercy Hospital of Bakersfield, according to Mark Bailey of Pine Mountain.

“He was on life support. ...

High Country Gardener Turns Six Years Old

Happy Anniversary!

This charming letter came in recently from Michelle Maga.

August 13, 2011

Dear Editor:

My very first High Country Gardener column actually ran on the front page of The Mountain Enterprise on August ...

Northbound I-5 Lane Now Closed at Vista Del Lago

FRAZIER PARK, CA (Friday, Aug. 26, 2011 at 9:50 a.m.)—California Highway Patrol reports that the driver Frank Arias, 40 of Santa Paula died after the left-front tire of his 1973 Peterbuilt truck separated causing the ...