Guests Evacuated In Holiday Inn Fire

Guests Evacuated In Holiday Inn Fire

By Gary Meyer

A laundry room fire reported at 3:41 p.m. in Lebec’s Holiday Inn Express prompted evacuation of all occupants Saturday, March 31.

As Kern County Fire Department (KCFD) crews arrived, they observed smoke …

Invention Convention Solves Life’s Problems

Invention Convention Solves Life's Problems

Photos and report by Patric Hedlund

“It floats on water and drives on land,” said Alex Rodrigues, 8 of his “Car Boat,” designed to use wind instead of gasoline.

The Frazier Park School 2012 Invention …

First Solar’s Dust Bowl

First Solar's Dust Bowl

Helen Henry of the Fairmont area took this photo April 1 from her home 4 miles from Antelope Valley Solar Ranch 1 at Highway 138 and 170th West. She said she saw one water truck, …

‘We Did It!’ Green Dragon Wins $5,000

While sweet dreams of MegaBucks millions filled the fantasies of many last week, Green Dragon Organic Community Farms was informed that it won a jackpot of its own. Thousands of votes for Green Dragon were …

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El Tejon Unified School District Schools Close Wednesday

FRAZIER PARK, CA (Wednesday, April 11 at 7:30 a.m.)–El Tejon Unified School District (ETUSD) announced this morning that all of its schools will be closed today, Wednesday due to snow and ice—except Pine Mountain Learning ...

$14,000 to Mountain Festivals for Tourism Ads

By Patric Hedlund

The Mountain Shakespeare Festival placed its first out-ofcounty ad last week to invite people from Los Angeles to attend this year’s festival in July. They won $4,000 of the Kern County Board ...

Despite Snow, Record Dry Year Hits State

By Patric Hedlund

A one-two punch of low pressure ridges last week brought Pacific storms with rain and snow to Northern California, then dumped several inches of the white fluffy on the higher elevations of ...

Brian Marshall Named New Kern County Fire Chief

Reported by Alan Krauter

The Kern County Board of Supervisors has appointed Brian Marshall to be Kern County’s Fire Chief. He was appointed to serve as interim chief in November 2011 when former Chief Nick ...

Assault Weapons Seized in Lockwood

By Patric Hedlund

The sound of 20- to 30-round bursts of automatic gunfire summoned Lockwood Valley Sheriff’s substation deputies to a Los Padres Forest location southwest of Curtis Trail in Lockwood Valley March 24.

Deputies ...

CERT Basic Training Offered

By Tom Yancey

What if your neighborhood was affected by a disaster? Would you know what to do to help out yourself, your family or your neighbors? Pine Mountain Club Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) ...