Breaking News: Wildfire Awareness Expo on May 3

FRAZIER PARK, CA—(Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 4:20 p.m.) The Kern County Fire Department has released an announcement about a Wildfire Awareness Expo in Frazier Park to provide valuable information on wildfire awareness, hazard reduction, …

Breaking News: ETUSD Superintendent Katherine Kleier Resigns

LEBEC, CA (Monday, July 15, 2013 at 5:30 p.m.)—El Tejon Unified School District Superintendent Katherine (Katie) Kleier resigned effective today amidst a settlement agreement with the ETUSD Board of Trustees. See the story Thursday morning in The Mountain Enterprise.

Firefighters quickly halt Lebec fire

Firefighters quickly halt Lebec fire

“We got so lucky,” O’Neill Canyon resident says

By Patric Hedlund, Gary Meyer and community reporters

Captain Matt Handy, a Kern County Fire Investigator, walked slowly along the shoulder of the southbound lane of Interstate 5 last Sunday, just north of the Lebec Road overcross that heads into El Tejon School. Handy was peering closely at what was left of the dry grass at the top of the steepest section of the infamous Grapevine, a place where thousands of vehicles overheat each day as they struggle to pull a load up the steep grade.

State adds to allegations against local broker

By The Mountain Enterprise staff

The California Department of Real Estate (DRE) filed an amended accusation on April 2, 2013 against local real estate broker Milton Lance Hudson, alleging “substantial misrepresentation” in his agreement with …

‘I want to play The Phantom of the Opera’ says young piano student

‘I want to play The Phantom of the Opera’ says young piano student

Free piano lessons at library begin second session

By Patric Hedlund

Crystal Tallman, 11 was eager to bring out her music folder this week, to show it to a visitor to her family’s cozy Pine Mountain country cottage. The family is new to the Mountain Communities, but this Saturday, Crystal will already…

Bear cub rescued—WATCH THE VIDEO

As we were going to press we received a surprising addition to the Sheriff’s Log (see page 12). Deputy Gabriel Gonzales recorded a 30-second video showing this cub being fed. See it at www.MountainEnterprise.com

On …

Local Search and Rescue team seeks new recruits

Local Search and Rescue team seeks new recruits

Mike Parker has served on the Southern Kern Search and Rescue team for over 32 years. Recently he spoke with The Mountain Enterprise about the qualities that help sustain an interest in getting up in the middle of the night to help find a missing hiker, or an off-road cyclist who has gone over a cliff, or a family that may have

Update: FBI Raid on Pine Mountain home

By Patric Hedlund

On June 28 we reported about an early morning raid by FBI agents on a home on Woodland Drive in the Pine Mountain community. We reported that an arrest of Charles Edward …

Sunday Strolls continue through local mountains

The easy-going and informative Sunday Strolls through local mountains continue until the end of August. They are hosted by the local Condor Group of the Sierra Club. No reservations are required. “Just meet us in …

News and Features

Firefighters quickly halt Lebec fire

“We got so lucky,” O’Neill Canyon resident says

By Patric Hedlund, Gary Meyer and community reporters

Captain Matt Handy, a Kern County Fire Investigator, walked slowly along the shoulder of the southbound lane of Interstate ...

State adds to allegations against local broker

By The Mountain Enterprise staff

The California Department of Real Estate (DRE) filed an amended accusation on April 2, 2013 against local real estate broker Milton Lance Hudson, alleging “substantial misrepresentation” in his agreement with ...