Breaking News: Gorman Water Problems Affect Businesses

UPDATE, GORMAN, CALIF. (Tuesday, June 29, 2010, 9:30 p.m.)–Los Angeles County Health Department issued this Boil Water Alert:

Health Alert: Boil Water Order Issued for Residents of Gorman

LOS ANGELES – Due to a water …

Oak Tragedy Sinks Faith in County Credibility

Oak Tragedy Sinks Faith in County Credibility

Trees Misidentified by County Arborist After Contractors Maul 300-400 Year-Old Heritage Oak Treasures

By Patric Hedlund

To even amateur eyes, the deep-lobed leaves of the Valley oak (Quercus lobata) are distinctive. This is the species …

Breaking News: Motorist Hits Tree on Lebec Road

Motorist Hits Tree on Lebec Road

By Chuck Noble, Community Reporter LEBEC (June 29, 2010 8:22 p.m.)—At about 4:15p.m. a Chevrolet Tahoe ran off Lebec Road and wrapped around a tree. It took two hours to free the driver, Sandy Kelly …

Wildfires Flare in Shooters Canyon and I-5

Wildfires Flare in Shooters Canyon and I-5

By Gary Meyer

A wildfire in Old Springs Canyon, a.k.a. Shooters Canyon, just north of Kern County Fire Station 57, was quickly brought under control by fire crews on Saturday, June 19. Another on Interstate …

When Less is More: Jobless Rate Drops Again

For the second month in a row it appears that more people are going back to work in Kern County. The unemployment rate has dropped again.

The California Employment Development Department reported the rate was …

Public Alert: Boil Water Order Ended in Frazier Park

FRAZIER PARK (June 25, 2010, 5:30 p.m.)—It is no longer necessary to boil the tap water or consume bottled water in areas of Frazier Park. On June 19, 2010, Frazier  Park Public Utility District system …

COMMUNITY CALENDAR: Upcoming & Ongoing

Ongoing June-July-August

  • Mountain Shakespeare Festival presents Taming of the Shrew and The Odd Couple, every weekend June 29 through July 24 in the Pine Mountain Village Gazebo. $10/$5 admission, see full schedule at

News and Features

Reform Slate Sweeps Pine Mountain Election

By Patric Hedlund

Four reform candidates swept the elections for the new Pine Mountain Club Property Owners Association Board of Directors June 19, at the members’ annual meeting. The highest number of votes among those ...

Credit Card Skimming Occurs Again in Lebec

By Patric Hedlund

Two Lebec residents have contacted The Mountain Enterprise with concern that their credit cards may have been “skimmed” by third parties when they used card readers at the pumps of the Lebec ...

Local Man Drops Case Against Kern County

Subpoena on Enterprise Quashed

By Gary Meyer

Former Rapid Cable and CalNeva Broadband cable customer Carlos L’Dera dropped a suit filed in small claims court against Kern County, June 17 after a judge asked him, ...

Thanks to Pacific Printing

When Linda Robredo’s photos of the library site tree stumps needed to be printed for the June 15 public meeting in Frazier Park, Mike Murphy at Pacific Printing immediately responded and produced two large color ...

$211,000 for Hazard Removal Won by Fire Safe Council

By Gary Meyer

The Mt. Pinos Communities Fire Safe Council has won two grants totalling $211,295 to clear fire hazards and establish escape routes near the Pine Mountain Learning Center and Camp Condor (both west ...