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May 1, 2013 at 9:22 AM
Residents in Kern River Valley speak their mind about a proposed water rate hike.
May 1, 2013 at 9:22 AM
LAKE ISABELLA, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Hundreds of angry residents jammed the Lake Isabella Senior Center on Tuesday evening for a hearing held by the California Public Utilities Commission. The subject was one very close to their wallets - a...
Apr 26, 2013 at 12:39 PM

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Rescue crews were sent Monday morning to Highway 178 for an Isuzu flatbed truck that left the roadway and went down the canyon embankment.

The highway was shut down in both directions temporarily for...
Apr 24, 2013 at 5:42 PM

An area near the Kernville Airport is now closed off to the public, because Forest Service officials have found dangerous levels of arsenic in the soil. The problem was discovered about 150 yards south of the campsite near the...
Apr 24, 2013 at 5:23 PM

The Kern County Sheriff's Department will bring a collection site to the Kern River Valley for their fifth Take-Back day. It's an event to safely collect potentially dangerous medications.

Take-Back day is set for Saturday, April 27....
Apr 15, 2013 at 5:22 PM

A wind-whipped fire scorched more than seven acres in the Hanning Flat area Sunday afternoon. A National Forest Service spokeswoman says the blaze broke out Sunday at about 2:30 p.m. on the east shore of Isabella Lake.

Firefighters...
Apr 11, 2013 at 1:31 PM

Fire engulfed a double-wide mobile home Thursday morning in Wofford Heights. The Kern County Fire Department says no one was home when the fire started. They're still looking into the cause.

Eyewitness News viewer Robert Amenus sent in video of the fire.
Apr 9, 2013 at 6:16 PM

Highway 155 may not have to be moved over, as part of the plans to improve the safety of the Isabella Dams. The latest update from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers shows engineers are considering a closure gate across the highway...
Apr 8, 2013 at 3:09 PM

Kernville's big "Down by the River Side" car show comes up this year on Saturday, May 4. The event is open to all cars and trucks from year 1975 or older. It's open to street rods, Rat Rods, stock or custom.
The car show will be held along...
Apr 8, 2013 at 2:51 PM

Rotary KRV is hosting a fundraiser dinner to help local kids go to Camp KEEP. The event comes up on Saturday, April 13.
Camp KEEP is run by the Kern County Superintendent of Schools Office and provides hands-on activities in environmental...
Apr 7, 2013 at 12:21 PM
A hiker died in a hospital Saturday after she fell off a 15-foot cliff  while panning for gold along the Kern River, the sheriff's office said.
Apr 7, 2013 at 12:22 PM

BODFISH, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — A hiker died in a hospital Saturday after she fell off a 15-foot cliff  while panning for gold along the Kern River, the sheriff's office said.

Officials reported that Helen Haiduck, 75, of Bear, Del., was...
Apr 2, 2013 at 6:15 PM

The annual Isabella Lake Fishing Derby is just around the corner. This year, it's April 20, 21 and 22. It's the 24th year of the big event, and sponsors say they have more than $250,000 in prizes.
This year's derby has nine major sponsors,...
Mar 26, 2013 at 5:52 PM
Severe budget cuts by the state to Kern County's court system means longer waiting times and shuttered courthouse doors. The county is suffering from a $3.7 million deficit this year, and officials have had to make some drastic changes to make up for that gap.
Mar 26, 2013 at 5:50 PM

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Justice will be served, just at a much slower rate.

Severe budget cuts by the state to Kern County's court system means longer waiting times and shuttered courthouse doors. The county is suffering...