Firefighter Paramedics Report for Duty Early

Firefighter Paramedics Report for Duty Early

By Patric Hedlund

The new firefighter-paramedic program fought for and won by citizens of Pine Mountain does not officially begin until March 1, but three paramedics have quietly begun to get into the routine by …

UPDATE: Lilac Festival Status

By Patric Hedlund

PINE MOUNTAIN (March 3, 2009, 10:40 a.m.)—“The Lilac Festival is on. More when I have a plan together,” Realtor Gary Wilson wrote in an email Tuesday, March 3 at 6 a.m., adding: …

Martin Kegel Hooks A Whopper

Martin Kegel Hooks A Whopper

By Pam Sturdevant

Martin Kegel of Frazier Park hooked this massive 17 pound trout on Monday, Feb. 2 at Lake Evans in Buena Vista Park (25 miles southwest of Bakersfield, off Highway 119).

As he …

On the Bus ? The Last Game

On the Bus ? The Last Game

By Sara Woerter

As the Frazier Mountain High School girls basketball team slam-dunked its way through the 2008-2009 season, I wondered what it was like to be inside the circle of a team that had …

COMMUNITY CALENDAR: Upcoming and Ongoing

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Thursday, Feb. 26

  • Business Mixer at Antelope Valley Bank 5:30 p.m. 3150 San Carlos Trail, FP. Door prizes and food. Meet new manager Kelli Strahl and SBA Rep. …

News and Features

Worker Falls at Tejon Ranch Pastoria Power Plant

A maintenance worker fell about 20 feet from an internal walkway inside an air filtration unit at the Pastoria Power Plan in Lebec on Monday, Feb. 23 at about 11:50 a.m. About 13 Kern County ...

Majority at Meeting Say They Favor MAC

By Gary Meyer

A crowd of about 75 people filed into the Frazier Mountain Park Community Center on Monday evening, Feb. 23 to learn about the Municipal Advisory Council proposal for the Mountain Communities (MCMAC). ...

Winter Wonders up Walnut Trail

Naturalist Leads Free Tour This Saturday

On Saturday, Feb. 28 from 12-2:30 p.m. join Naturalist for You Joel Robinson on a tour of upper Walnut Trail in the San Emigdio Mountains. This tour is in ...

How Should We Use Our County Park Land?

Kern County Parks Department Master Plan Workshop for Community use of park lands will take place from 7-9 p.m., Frazier Mountain Park Community Center, 300 Park Drive in Frazier Park.

Fire Safe Council Quilt Raffle Catches Fire

By Gary Meyer

The Zaca fire that burned over 240,000 acres in 2007 was the inspiration for the quilt being donated by Gayle Gentile-Royal as a benefit for the Mt. Pinos Communities Fire Safe Council.