Staying Green in Lake of the Woods

Staying Green in Lake of the Woods

How do they do it? Joan and Rick Kotnik have a grey water irrigation and conservation strategy for staying green through the drought in Lake of the Woods. Their secrets can help us all. 

By Joan Kotnik, LOW water customer

While the Lake of the Woods Mutual Water Company looks for a solution to its water supply problem, at our home we are adapting to the shortage with several solutions of our own. Our lawns

Breaking News: Small earthquake ripples to Pine Mountain community

PINE MOUNTAIN, CA (Friday, July 5, 2013 at 9:30 a.m.)—A small earthquake rumbled near the Pine Mountain community early Friday morning at about 12:41 a.m.

According to the US Geological Survey, the quake was magnitude 3.0 at a depth of 8.1 miles. The location was four miles northwest of the Pine Mountain community on the San Andreas fault.

EDITORIAL— U.S. Forest Service paralysis and spin harms community

Carolyn Ziegler-Davenport is a mild woman with a good sense of humor. She has the finesse of a public relations professional…because she spent a career in that role. But over the past two months she has become openly outraged about the lack of meaningful response from the Los Padres National Forest on issues of concern to her community.

Hunter’s Class on July 6 in FP

Do you need a hunting license? Come to a Hunter Education Class on July 6 at Alpine Lumber, 3320 Mt. Pinos Way in Frazier Park, from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The minimum age …

‘Water in California’ subject of Sierra Club presentation

'Water in California' subject of Sierra Club presentation

Water in California—the water projects and our aquifers—is the topic that Gary Moore of the Pyramid Lake Vista del Lago Visitor Center will talk about Saturday, July 6 at the Condor Group’s Sierra Club Dessert Social starting at 6:30 p.m.

Smart Boards Follow-up is Aug. 8 at 7 p.m.

Smart Boards Follow-up is Aug. 8 at 7 p.m.

The workshop by Steve Sanders on how to build dynamic nonprofit boards (with secrets for smart grant writing) was delivered to a full house of over 55 Mountain Community residents in April.

Mark your calendar: …

YouthBuild offers mountain youths job and degree

A $1,000,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Labor has funded the Kern County Superintendent of Schools (KCSOS) to give out-of-school youths 17 to 22 years of age a chance to work toward their high school diplomas while being paid to work on community service projects.

Coordinator Patrick Moore told The Mountain Enterprise he will extend the YouthBuild deadline for Frazier Mountain area candidates to July 12 (from July 8) and will accept applications by email or fax.

News and Features

Lake of the Woods Water Update

All’s well in Frazier Park and Pine Mountain as LOW seeks solution: Two weeks ago we reported that water table levels in both Frazier Park and Pine Mountain are normal, despite the drought. Krista and Lebec County Water District are also reporting normal productivity in their wells. But the Lake of

Two principals sought for El Tejon School District

By Patric Hedlund

A job posting at has been placed by El Tejon Unified School District (ETUSD) this week for two school principal positions.EdJoin is a widely used employment advertising site for certified education professionals, both administrators and teachers.