Memorial Day Surprise

Memorial Day Surprise

By Patric Hedlund

This Monday, while the VFW is holding its 10 a.m. Memorial Day ceremony at the Cody Prosser Veteran’s Memorial in Frazier Mountain Park, Gary and Lois Lee of Lockwood Valey will be …

State Budget Plan Fails

State Budget Plan Fails

School District Lays Off 5 Teachers As Library, Fire, Roads and Sheriff All Prepare for Deep Cuts

By Patric Hedlund

“These are all people we want to keep, people who are doing good work,” Interim …

Mountain Lion Attack ‘A Lie’

By Patric Hedlund

A 16-year-old boy and his friend limped into the coffee shop adjacent to the Screaming Squirrel restaurant in Pine Mountain Village on Sunday, May 17 at about 4:30 p.m. They were seeking …

King of the Mountain Competes for Life

King of the Mountain Competes for Life

NEWS UPDATE: Steve Catena, whose story we published in the May 22, 2009 issue (below) has notified us that he logged the fastest time of over 300 competitors in the The Planet Ultra Heartbreak Hundred …

Wow, What a Weekend

Saturday, May 23 is an exciting day in the Mountain Communities.

Heartbreak Hundred

The third leg in the King of the Mountain Century Challenge rolls through our neck of the woods starting at 8 …

COMMUNITY CALENDAR: Upcoming & Ongoing

Send Mountain Community events to or call 245-3794.

Thursday, May 21

  • Community Blood Drive 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Frazier Mtn. High School. 245-0310.

Friday, May 22

  • El Tejon Unified School District Closed …

News and Features

Kanke Leading in SRL Championship

Michael K. Kanke of Frazier Park leads the pack entering the “Performance Electrical 110” at Madera Speedway Saturday, May 23 at 5:30 p.m. It is the third event of the 2009 SRL Southwest Tour Series ...

The Rattlers Are Out

Stay Aware of Your Surroundings

By Gary Meyer

Frazier Park Public Utility District (FPPUD) employee Cheryl Mackey was surprised while standing between two water tanks and a well house when she turned around to see ...

AARP, Rotary and VFW Join Forces for Service

By Gigi Day

AARP, Rotary and VFW members pulled weeds and planted flowers at the Frazier Park “Welcome” sign on Mt. Pinos Way Saturday, May 16. Glenn Calloway, who designed and built the sign about ...

A Joyful Addition

Born May 12, 2009 at 12:30 a.m., and shown here less than six hours old; Mike and Cathy Watson of Watson Brothers Construction are brand new grandparents of Abigail—which means “Bringer of Joy”—a baby donkey.


Youthful Farmers Look to the Future

By Sara Woerter

The Frazier Mountain Future Farmers of America (FFA) hosted a delightful spring banquet May 12. There were 80 guests and 25 FFA students.

“FFA has given us skills and opportunity that will ...