Winter fun: Snowball fights and Icy Roads

Winter fun: Snowball fights and Icy Roads

By Gary Meyer

Last week’s snow brought sliding cars, sliding children and a sliding scale of smart to not-so-smart. It also brought business to those merchants who were prepared and who were positioned to benefit.

Shooting at Taft School is families’ nightmare

By Patric Hedlund

Local parents have been on edge since the Newtown shooting December 14 in which 20 small children and six administrators were killed by a 20-year-old man with a semiautomatic rifle equipped with …

Come for breakfast, leave with hope and help

Homeless and at-risk census for all the Mountain Communities

Compiled by Patric Hedlund

Anne Weber is not exactly a short-order cook, but the director of the Mountain Communities Family Resource Center (FRC) is inviting mountain …

NRA apostate

Mr. Bugbee energetically objected to charts that we printed with a letter from former National Rifle Associaiton (NRA) member, Juanda Lee. In her letter "Bring back our old NRA" she said she had dropped her …

News and Features

Copycat shooting in Taft

January 10, 2013

Dear Editor:

This copycat style of gun use on the Taft High School campus must get addressed at our local school campus level.

[School safety plans were on the ETUSD agenda ...

Habitat loss

January 10, 2013

Dear Editor:

I live in Ventura County just east of Chuchupate Ranger Station. I hike the trails around my home regularly and I’ve just found that a large area on one of ...

Kern County Grand Jury seeks applicants

Applications for the Kern County Grand Jury will be accepted from now through April 12, 2013.

The Kern County Grand Jury is made up of 19 citizens, randomly selected from a pool who have ...

U.S. Forest Service gives fee-free days

In the local Mount Pinos District of the Los Padres National Forest, a $5 fee is collected from snow play visitors who come to the Mil Potrero ‘Y’ or proceed up to Mount Pinos during ...