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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 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...
Mar 11, 2013 at 4:03 PM

In the latest phase of the Isabella Dam safety project, the Army Corps of Engineers will start what they call "geotechnical studies" around Isabella Lake in mid March. They say this work will continue through the end of the year.

This...
Jan 31, 2013 at 12:35 PM
Kern County officials conducted a multiagency disaster drill Thursday, examining the county's response in the case of a major emergency.
Jan 31, 2013 at 12:35 PM
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Kern County officials conducted a multiagency disaster drill Thursday, examining the county's response in the case of a major emergency.

The scenario: What is the Lake Isabella dams failed? The results...
Nov 14, 2012 at 9:41 PM
The final plans are ready for a "fix" of the two dams at Lake Isabella, and Kern River Valley leaders say they like what they hear. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is holding a series of public meetings, and also held a special tour of the site.
Nov 14, 2012 at 6:32 PM

The final plans are ready for a "fix" of the two dams at Lake Isabella, and Kern River Valley leaders say they like what they hear. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is holding a series of public meetings, and also held a special tour of the...
Nov 6, 2012 at 4:29 PM

The Kern River Ranger District has announced that standard amenity fees will be waived Nov. 10-12 in celebration of Veterans Day.

Sites include Auxiliary Dam, South Fork Recreation area and Old Isabella. Fees will also be waived for...
Sep 6, 2012 at 4:45 PM

The aging boat docks around Isabella Lake will be replaced. But, in the meantime, at least one local resident said he had a rough time of things when the dock he launched from suddenly disappeared.

He'd set out from the dock at Red's...
Aug 29, 2012 at 3:00 PM

The Lake Isabella Dam Task Force will hold a public meeting at 6 p..m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, at the Moose Lodge, 6732 Lake Isabella Blvd. The purpose of the meeting is to share what was learned from a recent visit by Congressman Kevin McCarthy and...
Aug 17, 2012 at 10:54 AM
LAKE ISABELLA, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Engineers are finally taking the wraps off their plans to address safety concerns at the two Lake Isabella dams.

Eyewitness News was the first to uncover the new issues at the dams six years ago. Now the...
Aug 16, 2012 at 2:19 PM
Engineers are finally taking the wraps off their plans to address safety concerns at the two Lake Isabella dams. The Corps of Engineers has released plans to make both dams higher and add other safety features.
Aug 10, 2012 at 3:29 PM

Local windsurfers hope to whip up more enthusiasm for their sport. They're offering to teach you, with an introductory lesson on Sunday, August 12.

Organizers say they'll guide participants through the basic techniques on a land...
Jun 27, 2012 at 7:11 AM

The Kern River Valley Chamber of Commerce is asking for help to put on this year's Fourth of July fireworks show.

The chamber has been holding the show for about 20 years in the skies above Isabella Lake. The fireworks show is funded...