Comment: Newspapers and the Future

Comment: Newspapers and the Future

By Patric Hedlund, Editor

Every month when we look over the accounts we feel a twinge of fantasy, wishing that the large printing bills we pay could vanish, and that we would all awake to …

Traffic Update: Intersate-5 Grapevine Construction Update

GORMAN, LEBEC, CA and the Grapevine—(Monday Dec. 17-21, 2012 AT 11 a.m.) —Closures for I-5 Pavement Improvement Project were released by Caltrans this morning, to help winter travelers plan their triips. The section affected in …

News and Features

Pine Mountain paramedic program falls short, gets aid

By Patric Hedlund

In October 2012 the Kern County Board of Supervisors was given a report about noncompliance by Pine Mountain’s firefighter-paramedic program. It showed slow response times in 6 of 12 months of 2011.


Fire destroys home in Pine Mountain

By Patric Hedlund

The Pine Mountain Club security team is credited with calling in an alert at 3:28 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 10. They said a home overlooking the PMC golf course was on fire.


Hit-and-run semi takes down power poles

By Gary Meyer

Two power poles were snapped on Lebec Road Tuesday morning, December 11 when a semi tractor-trailer hit power lines just south of Lebec Post Office at about 6:40 a.m.

According to CHP ...

Lebec Man Arrested on Gun Charge

LEBEC, CA (Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012 at 8:30 a.m.)—The Kern County Sheriff’s Office said today that a 32 year old Lebec man was arrested last night for being under the influence of a controlled substance ...


With elections just completed, ethics training for public officials was a priority last week. Water boards had their workshops December 4, and the newly-elected El Tejon Unified School District trustees were scheduled for a workshop ...

Maggie Shares her Mail

Maggie Van Ostrand wanted to share her Christmas card mail this week. We thought it was fun. If anyone has received a card from Mitt, send it on over…. -Editor

Mystery Quiz

Q: What is the plaza on the corner of Frazier Mountain Park Road and Peace Valley Road that hasn’t changed in 2 years?

A: It is the visitor kiosk at the gateway to Kern County, ...