NEWS ALERT: I-5 Now Open

UPDATE (December 18, 2008 12:15 p.m.)—According to CHP, the I-5 was opened in both directions to traffic, without escorts, at 11:42 a.m.

UPDATE: (December 18, 2008, 10:10 a.m.)—CHP could reopen Interstate 5 by noon. The …

NEWS UPDATE: Progress Report on Gigi Day’s Recovery

(Updates on Gigi Day’s progress. Reported by Bill Day; written by Patric Hedlund) UPDATE (Wednesday, Dec.17 at 7:45 p.m.)—Bill Day was driving one of the last vehicles allowed on the Grapevine after the Interstate 5 …

Film Projects Choose Mountain

Film Projects Choose Mountain

Reported by Katy Penland

Minnie Claiborne’s Sky Ranch in Lebec doubled as the hills of Hebron Friday, Dec. 5 as scenes from Book of Ruth, a Biblical feature were filmed. Mountain locations were also used …

Come to Fort Tejon’s 1850s Christmas Party

Come to Fort Tejon's 1850s Christmas Party

An Invitation

This Saturday, Dec. 13, 5-8 p.m.

By Sean Malis, Living History Curator for Fort Tejon

The historic Civil War-era U.S. Army fort in Lebec is inviting the public to an Old Time Holiday …

Rapid Cable Sells Frazier Park System

Rapid Cable Sells Frazier Park System

By Gary Meyer

Rapid Communications has agreed to sell its Frazier Park system to a small, Fresno-based company for an undisclosed sum.

According to Tom Gelardi of CalNeva Broadband, LLC, who spoke with The Mountain …

Hot Protest Kindled By Wood Burning Ban

Hot Protest Kindled By Wood Burning Ban

By Patric Hedlund

Steve Yusim of Lake of the Woods is hopping mad and ready to canvas the mountain with petitions.

Brian Bierman of Pinon Pines is setting up a website and has stepped up …

COMMUNITY CALENDAR: Upcoming & Ongoing

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Now through Friday, Dec. 19

  • Coat and Blanket Drive by FMHS Friday Night Live. Donate warm clothing items or blankets to help the homeless this winter. Donations accepted …

Storm Conditions Expected This Weekend


The National Weather Service (NWS) has advised state agencies of cold weather coming into California beginning as early as Friday Dec.12 and possibly lasting for up to three weeks. Cold weather with periods …

News and Features

Over 1,000 Join Salute to New National Cemetery

Over 1,000 people turned out for the ground breaking of the Bakersfield National Cemetery, Sunday, Dec. 7, at the northern tip of Tejon Ranch.

The stunningly beautiful 500 acres that Tejon Ranch Company’s board donated ...

What a Weekend!

It was an uptown scene, dizzy with pure fun and the power of creative excitement Saturday night on Frazier Mountain.

The Work of Heart Art Gallery’s gala opening was glowing with lights on the outside ...

Toys Drive Extended for Extra Week

Distribution of Toys for Tots has been postponed until December 22 because of a shortfall this year in collection of toys by the Marine Reserves, according to Anne Weber of the Mountain Communities Family Resource ...

Forest Christmas Tree Permits Go on Sale

The Los Padres National Forest is offering a special opportunity for individuals to cut their own Christmas tree. A limited number of one hundred personal-use Christmas tree cutting permits will go on sale for $10 ...

Drivers Needed for Meals on Wheels

By Jeanette Tropia, Meals on Wheels Board Member

Meals on Wheels needs volunteer drivers to help us deliver meals to the needy and elderly in our community.

Delivery days are Monday, Wednesday and Friday, scheduled ...