All Suspects in Arroyo Trail Robbery in Custody

All Suspects in Arroyo Trail Robbery in Custody

By Gary Meyer

All four of the suspects wanted in connection with an August 7 armed robbery in Frazier Park are now in custody.

Kern County Sheriff’s deputies responded at 8:15 p.m. on August 7 …

NRG Solar to Host Public Event Monday

NRG Solar, LLC is the center of controversy and questions in the West Antelope Valley about “deals” they are said to have made with rural town councils. So far, those deals have not been made …

Mountain Life Is Rich with Festivals

Mountain Life Is Rich with Festivals

Last Saturday was a terrific day for children of all ages. NatureFest was presented on Saturday, Sept. 17 by the Condor Group of the Sierra Club. The Festival of Books also chose Saturday, Sept. 17 …

Enterprise on the Road

Enterprise on the Road

While visiting Peru with a friend, Marie Mastrocinque—a 23-year resident of the Mountain Communities—learned there were six Curves locations within a 50 mile radius of where she was staying in Lima, the capitol of Peru.

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OpEd: Richard the Fourth?

Both Fairmont and Oso Hold Bloody Daggers

Opinion by Jack Tuszynski

Richard the Third is a play by William Shakespeare about the Machiavellian rise to power through cunning and deception of a deformed ugly hunchback.


Driver Killed in Front of Wee Vill Market

By Gary Meyer

Jim Olesh, owner of Wee Vill Market on Highway 138, was outside his store Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 20 when he heard the crash on the highway just 50 feet from the front ...

What Caused All Those Fires?

The National Agricultural Statistics Service issued this report about our dangerous thunder and lightning storms that brought fires to the area last week.

The early part of the period was quite active as a low ...

2 Die as Motorcycles Collide On Highway 33

By Gary Meyer

Two men died Sunday, Sept. 18 when their motorcycles collided head-on, south of Lockwood Valley Road on Highway 33.

According to California Highway Patrol Fort Tejon Office, at about 12:20 p.m. a ...

Retreat Day Set at the Jizo Peace Center

A spiritual yoga and meditation retreat is being held at the Jizo Peace Center in the community of Pine Mountain on Sunday, Oct. 2.

The event will begin at 11:30 a.m. with a meditation by ...

Quiet Carpenter’s Contributions Finally Told

By Donato Ventura

Funeral services for Richard Chavez, Cesar Chavez’ younger brother, were held the first day of August. He died in Bakersfield on July 27 at age 81 of complications from surgery. About 1,500 ...