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Lightning sparks Wofford Heights brush fire

Wofford Heights resident Irene Featherstone captured a few pictures of a brush fire that started on June 22 in Wofford Heights from a lightning strike. Irene Featherstone is a musician and artist, and she and her husband, Doug, play in the band Featherstone. Doug Featherstone spoke with the Kern Valley...
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Kern Valley Co-Ed Softball Roundup

Last week in Kern Valley softball action at Kissack Ballfield, the Big Kahunas, Swingers and Wild Bunch each scored a pair of victories, and four teams put up more than 20 runs each in single game-victories. Big Kahunas crush Knuckle-Up 25-6 Every batter in the Big Kahunas line-up scored, as...
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Powers launches remote workspace for rent, entrepreneurial classes

CoWork, Justin Powers’s new business at 11113 Kernville Road in Kernville, is a shared workspace where you can rent a desk, a room or pay to use their Wi-Fi. He explained that he opened the business because there are limited resources in the valley and people often feel very disconnected from the resources available in other parts of Kern County.

Man saves 8 year-old girl from drowning in river

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK) — On Saturday, June 11th, Jimmy Camp was by the Kern River in Kernville at Frandy campground. After fly fishing, he decided to relax. That's when it happened. An 8-year-old's tube flipped over knocking her upside down. "I just kind of threw my phone on the...
Bakersfield Channel

Heat persists for the Central Valley but the end is in sight

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — This heat wave is continuing over our areas but it looks like we might get some relief just in time for the Fourth of July holiday. Triple digits will continue through the first half of this week but then a low pressure system from the north will begin to make it's way down and cool us off.

KRV Arrest Report

Patrick Wiseman of Lake Isabella for aggravated battery with serious bodily injury and assault with a deadly weapon. Jonathan Porter of Lake Isabella for criminal storage of a firearm, carrying a loaded firearm, felon in possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, assault with a deadly weapon, grand theft, malicious destruction of property and awaiting parole revocation.

Michael James Holder

Respected and much loved father, Michael James Holder, passed away with dignity surrounded by loved ones April 21, 2022 at 6:34 p.m. in his Wofford Heights mobile home. Michael was born in Shafter, California Jan. 19, 1943. Upon his graduation from high school, he joined the Navy. He traveled the globe serving as communications specialist on the USS Ramada, crossing the equator several times. He took this knowledge, and with help from the G.I. Bill completed his education in telecommunications.
Tri-City Herald

California’s giant sequoias are being destroyed by wildfires. This bill can save them

Turns out bipartisan cooperation in Washington, D.C. isn’t completely dead, after all. It just requires a tall miracle. Giant sequoias were considered virtually invulnerable to wildfire. That view abruptly changed over the past two years when nearly a fifth of the world’s largest trees perished in wildfires that devastated the southern Sierra Nevada.
Porterville Recorder

Monarch Starter Kits given away at Tule River Parkway

Cathy Capone and Barbara Brydolf staffed an information and Starter Garden Table from 8 to 11 a.m Saturday at the Tule River Parkway Jaye Street parking lot just south of the Jaye Street Bridge. The event was held to give away Monarch Butterfly Starter Kits. Capone represented The Tule River...
Porterville Recorder

Two men accused in shooting arrested; Ghost Gun used

Two men accused of being involved in a shooting last week have been arrested. Rogelio Martinez Jr., 21, and Jose Alfredo Tapia, 24, have been arrested. Early Wednesday morning at about 12:45 a.m., Porterville Police Officers were called to a residence in the 300 block of North Villa Street for gunshots being fired by a suspect fleeing in a vehicle. Officers arrived on-scene, locating spent casings, the victim and witnesses. Officers were informed Martinez, and a person only known as Jose, showed up at the residence in a vehicle, fired several rounds from a pistol and fled the area.
Porterville Recorder

Dual immersion little library is latest PLJ

The Junción de Bibliotecita — Little Library Junction — brought neighbors together in the south part of Porterville. That was the theme on Saturday as a large group of people braved the 100-plus degree heat to celebrate the ribbon cutting for the latest library in the Porterville Library Junction initiative. The dual immersion library was dedicated at the home of the Guzman family in south Porterville. German Guzman did the honors as he cut the ribbon for the little library.