Breaking News: Hazmat Spill on I-5 Slows Traffic

UPDATE (Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010, 3:40 p.m.)—Interstate 5 northbound lanes are now open.

GORMAN (Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010, 2:30 p.m.)—Traffic has been stopped on northbound I-5 just north of SR-138 for cleanup of 50 bags …

Breaking News: Frazier Park Youth Found Dead Tuesday

Frazier Park Youth Found Dead Tuesday

UPDATE (Wednesday, Jan. 13, 11:55 a.m.)— A “Celebration of Life” service for students will take place at Frazier Mountain High School gym on Thursday, Jan. 14 at 11:20 a.m.

Friends from Nick’s junior class are …

News Alert: Census Jobs Available

FRAZIER PARK (Wednesday, Jan. 13, 12:55 p.m.)—Census workers are needed for the mountain communities. To fill out an application, interview and test for the jobs available in our area, go to the following:

January 14 …

Breaking News: Camp Lakota Burns in Cuddy Valley

Camp Lakota Burns in Cuddy Valley

UPDATE-CUDDY VALLEY (January 8, 2010, 7 p.m.)—Kern County Fire Department’s official report about the Camp Lakota fire adds these details: On arrival to the Camp Lakota location, crews found the main lodge/dining hall 75 to …

Weather Advisory: Winds, Showers as Storm Slows

The National Weather Service predictions of snowfall for the Kern Mountains have changed to a wind advisory for this week. Here is the prediction as of 6:42 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13:

Wind Advisory

Today…Showers likely. …

CalNeva Broadband Cable Office Closing

UPDATE (Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010, 11 a.m.)—CalNeva’s lead tech in Frazier Park, Greg Banks, told The Mountain Enterprise this morning that the Frazier Park office (3341 Los Padres Drive) will remain open through January 31. …

District Struggling with Old System and Board Conflicts

By Horace Smith, Lebec County Water District Customer and Katy Penland, Reporter

Editor’s Note: We sent a reporter to the Lebec County Water District (LCWD) meeting on Monday, Jan. 4. That night, before the reporter’s …

Commuter Alert: I-5/SR-14 Closures January 11-15

January 7, 2009 news release from the State of California Department of Transportation


Sylmar/North San Fernando Valley — The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will close the following …

COMMUNITY CALENDAR: Upcoming & Ongoing

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News and Features

Where Do All Those Big Rigs Come From?

New I-5 Truck Survey Brings Surprises

By Robert Phipps, KCOG

More than 83 percent of all big rigs traveling along Interstate 5 and State Route 99 between Lebec and Kettleman City began their trips within ...

FMHS Quarterback Earns Top College Ticket

By Patric Hedlund

Just before the holidays, Frazier Mountain High School senior Mike Morgan got a surprise offer from Kenyon College in Ohio. The small but pricey liberal arts college has invited the FMHS quarterback ...

My ‘Cowpool’ Experience

By Ronni Wilde with additional reporting by Sarah Edwards and The Mountain Enterprise staff

Up until recently, I had never heard of “cowpooling.” But through participation with Let’s Live Local [a nonprofit group devoted to ...

There’s a New Grill in Town

By Gary Meyer

Mountain View Market in Lake of the Woods opened its new lunch and dinner time grill with a bang last week.

Thursday, Dec. 30, owner Ray Akari gave out free hamburgers while ...

Who is Your Real Hero?

Nominations Being Accepted For 2010

Good people are doing remarkable things in our community and often their lifesaving deeds are done quietly, far from the spotlight. They are the “Real Heroes”—the kind of people who ...

Drivers Use Low-Cost Auto Insurance Program

By Timothy Douglas

In this economy, if you are tempted to let your automobile insurance coverage go: Don’t. Qualified drivers can get insurance for as low as $254 per year through the California Low Cost ...