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Kern County Sheriff’s Office Warns of Phone Scam

Bakersfield, CA - The Kern County Sheriff’s Office has received reports of a scam involving people pretending to be with the Sheriff’s Office. On 6/30/19, a person received a phone call claiming they had a felony warrant for failure to appear, and was given “instructions” regarding payment. The would-be victim went so far as to go to the store and purchase gift...

Sierra and Sequoia National Forests Release Draft Revised Land Management Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Public Comment

Vallejo, CA - The Sequoia and Sierra National Forests have released drafts of their land management plans that provide long-term forest management direction for drought-devastated central and southern Sierra Nevada. These drafts are accompanied by a combined draft environmental impact statement. The forests are asking for comments on all three documents. The draft plan would reduce catastrophic wildland fire risk by...

Roads and Trails Opening Slowly as the Winter’s Storms Have Left Their Mark

Kernville, CA – The Kern River Ranger District of the Sequoia National Forest announces partial openings of road systems across the Kern Plateau.  Later season openings are due to the welcomed wet winter. Cherry Hill Road: Open to Horse Meadow Campground, Big Meadow, Pine Flat and Cannell Meadow. Be cautious of fallen trees and portions of trees extending into the roadway. Sherman...

Kern Valley Sheriff’s Arrest Report for the week of 6/15/19 – 6/21/19

* * This report is being released by the Kern County Sheriff's Office and is distributed for print. If you have questions, concerns or comments regarding this report, please contact Kern County Sheriff's Office directly at (760) 549-2100 * * Lake Isabella, CA - On 6/15/19, deputies arrested Emmitt Witzig (26) at the intersection of Wofford Heights Bl and Deadrich...

Search for Missing Girl in Kern River

Lake Isabella, CA - Kern County Sheriff deputies and Kern County firefighters were dispatched to the Keysville area of the Kern River for a report of two subjects in the water, on June 22nd at about 10:40 am. They were reported to be a teenage male and a young girl. The teenage male made it out of the river safely,...

Fire Restrictions Begin Friday, June 21 in the Sequoia National Forest

Sequoia National Forest, CA -  Campfire and smoking restrictions will be implemented for areas 5,000 ft. and below in the Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument, Friday, June 21 through Saturday, November 30, 2019. During fire restrictions, the following is prohibited 5,000 ft. and below within the Sequoia National Forest, except in designated areas identified as exempt. Visit...

Public Notice of Blasting Operations – June 21st

Lake Isabella, CA - The Flatiron, Dragados, Sukut Joint Venture (“FDSJV”) will carry out Blasting Operations for the Lake Isabella Dam Safety Modification Project on Friday, June 21st, with an anticipated blast time between 12:00 and 6:00 PM. There will be no road closure necessary for tomorrow’s blast. For any concerns or questions, please call (760) 549 0005 Local Facebook Newsgroup

Prescribed Burn Project Begins on the Hume Lake Ranger District

Dunlap, CA – Sequoia National Forest Fire Managers working in conjunction with the Terra Fuego Resource Foundation Inc., will implement prescribed fire on the McKenzie Ranch Fuels Reduction Project. The project is located in the Hume Lake Ranger District within the Sequoia National Forest and is north of Hwy 180 between Forest Road (FR) 13S01 and Sequoia Lake. There...

Kern Valley Sheriff’s Arrest Report for the week of 6/8/19 – 6/12/19

* * This report is being released by the Kern County Sheriff's Office and is distributed for print. If you have questions, concerns or comments regarding this report, please contact Kern County Sheriff's Office directly at (760) 549-2100 * * Lake Isabella, CA - On 6/8/19, deputies arrested Adriana Valencia (24) in the 2700 block of Pinon St, Lake Isabella...

Kern Valley Sheriff’s Arrest Report for the week of 5/25/19 – 5/30/19

* * This report is being released by the Kern County Sheriff's Office and is distributed for print. If you have questions, concerns or comments regarding this report, please contact Kern County Sheriff's Office directly at (760) 549-2100 * * Lake Isabella, CA - On 5/25/19, deputies arrested Shannon Battersby (29) in the 10 block of Kellen Wy, Bodfish for...

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