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Jul 27, 2010 at 5:52 PM
A man drowned Tuesday in the Kern River in the Kernville area. The death comes amid a 6,000-acre wildfire that erupted the day before, destroying eight homes and forcing evacuations. Authorities said the 45-year-old Claudio Estrada tied himself to a...
Jul 27, 2010 at 11:21 AM
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger declared a state of emergency Tuesday night in Kern County as a result of the "Bull Fire" in the Kernville area and the "West Fire" near Tehachapi. The fires have burned more than 15,000 acres and destroyed dozens of homes...
Jul 26, 2010 at 2:34 PM
A 4,200-acre wildfire on Sequoia National Forest land in the Kernville area has been moving north from Bull Run Road, destroying homes and prompting evacuations, according to the U.S. Forest Service. Six homes have been destroyed, Forest Service...
Jul 23, 2010 at 1:39 PM
Sunday, July 25 from 9am to Noon the KRV Veterans of Foreign Wars will be having a Breakfast for all veterans. You can attend by calling 760-379-3877.  The Kern River Valley Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7665 is held at the VFW Hall, 2811 Nugget...
Jul 23, 2010 at 1:28 PM
The newly formed Giant Sequoia National Monument Association have organized a group of volunteers to conduct interpretive walks at Trail of 100 Giants for the rest of the summer. Tours will be conducted every Saturday & Sunday at 11am & 2pm through...
Jul 23, 2010 at 1:03 PM
Saturday, July 24th from 9AM - 2PM Nuui Cunni Cultural Center will be holding a Farmers' Market.  Check out crafters, jewelry, and Indian crafts. If you you'd like to get your own craft space they are $10 (small growers can double up or ask to be...
Jul 16, 2010 at 11:31 AM
Lightning strikes are being blamed for a wildfire that grew to 520 acres Friday afternoon between Bodfish and Havilah. The fire is at 35 percent containment and threatening several buildings, according to the Kern County Fire Department. The fires...
Jul 6, 2010 at 11:22 PM
Lee Boyd was driving down the Kern River Canyon heading toward Bakersfield on Tuesday when suddenly he felt a sudden jerk on his Enterprise rental truck. "It just dropped to the ground ... and it started heading for the rocks," said Boyd. For some...
Jun 29, 2010 at 3:19 PM
Twenty years ago this summer the J. Paul Corlew family purchased the historic Silver City Ghost Town in Bodfish from Dave and Arvilla Mills family. The Mills family purchased the site from "Wormie" Annie Sullivan and moved in most of the historic...
Jun 29, 2010 at 12:09 PM
A fireworks show is coming July 3 to Engineer Point in Lake Isabella. Click here for a full list of this year's Kern County fireworks displays.
Jun 23, 2010 at 11:20 AM
HAVILAH, Calif. -- A pair of Kern County Sheriff's deputies fell about 30 feet down a cliff Tuesday while serving a search warrant on a rural marijuana growing operation. An unnamed deputy lost his footing during the hike to the pot farm and started...
Jun 20, 2010 at 2:19 PM
The all-volunteer KV Bike Park is looking for volunteers to do everything from watering to keep the dust down to operating heavy equipment to build the skills course. A volunteer work weekend is planned June 26 and 27 from 9 a.m. until dark. KV Bike...
Jun 11, 2010 at 9:21 PM
Nature is beautiful, but sometimes it needs some help. That's why on Saturday, June 12 Kern River Outfitters is teaming up with California Land Management, the US Forest Service and volunteers to spend a few hours helping beautify the Upper Kern...
Jun 11, 2010 at 9:03 PM
The effort to get a bike park in the Kern Valley is making progress. In a news release, the group KV Bike Park announced that one of their members, Chris Brayman, has gotten a grading permit. That means on Saturday, June 12 work is starting on the...
Jun 8, 2010 at 11:35 PM
ONYX, Calif. -- A fire that started in a barn Tuesday afternoon off Highway 178 spread to nearby grass and ended up blackening just over 26 acres. The cause of the fire was still being investigated late Tuesday. Crews from the Kern County Fire...