NEWS UPDATE: Governor Signs Frazier Park Bus Service Bill

NEWS UPDATE: Governor Signs Frazier Park Bus Service Bill

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Tuesday, July 22) — Senator Roy Ashburn (R-Bakersfield) today announced that Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed Senate Bill 1263. The measure will allow Amtrak to provide bus service to Frazier Park and the …

$306 Million Pot Bust in Forest

The U.S. Forest Service announced Wednesday, July 16 that over 68,000 marijuana plants have been seized in the Los Padres National Forest west of Pine Mountain, in a region spanning Kern and Ventura Counties.

The …

Lebec Grass Fire Burns 100 Acres

Lebec Grass Fire Burns 100 Acres

By Patric Hedlund, Chuck Noble and Gary Meyer

LEBEC-While over 400 fires still raged in other parts of the state Thursday, July 10, Sean Blaisdell was startled to notice a grass fire near Lebec …

High School Drop-Out Rates Announced

Frazier Mountain High School Rates Need Second Glance

By Richard Hoegh, Community Correspondent

State Superintendent of Schools Jack O’Connell on July 16 published data on student drop-out rates throughout the state for the period between …

Board of Trade Elects Maines New President

Board of Trade Elects Maines New President

Lebec Resident Penny Maines was sworn in as the new president of the Kern County Board of Trade at the Wednesday, July 9 mixer.

(l-r, back row): Penny Maines newly elected president of Kern County …

News and Features

New Fire Restrictions in Los Padres National Forest

By Kathy Good, Los Padres National Forest

In response to increasing fire danger, Forest Service officials have announced additional fire restrictions in Los Padres National Forest starting Friday, July 18. They will remain in effect ...

Kern County Lures More Tourists Than Disneyland

By Pam Sturdevant

Kern County is the fifth largest tourism attraction in the state, beating out Disneyland and Magic Mountain. That encouraging fact was announced Wednesday, July 9 at the annual Kern County Board of ...

Chevron Donates $3,000 for High School Robotics Team

By Charles Hurst

The Chevron North America Exploration and Production Company has donated $3,000 to the Mountain Arts and Recreation Coalition (MARC) for support of the Frazier Mountain High School Robotics Team in the coming ...

Peak to Peak Hike Slated For July 26

By Mary Anne Lockhart, Sierra Club Condor Group

Saturday, July 26 is the date for the Sierra Club’s traditional mid-summer Peak to Peak hike, six miles or so long. The hike trail goes from Mt. ...