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A Notice to all USDA Forest Service Visitors

Porterville, CA - Continuing our service to you while doing our part to address the COVID-19 Pandemic is very important. We are asking all visitors to self-assess using the following USDA provided questions: Have you, someone living in your household, someone with you, someone you have been in close or frequent contact with, or someone you are caring for been diagnosed...

Corps Postpones Public Meetings in Lake Isabella and Kernville

Sacramento, CA – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District has postponed two public scoping meetings originally scheduled for March 18 and 19, 2020, in Lake Isabella and Kernville. The decision follows the California governor’s State of Emergency declaration to address the global COVID-19 outbreak. It is intended to help protect the health and welfare of all participants and...

SCE Offers Bill Help to Customers Impacted by COVID-19

As the World Health Organization declares the coronavirus a pandemic- Opens in new window, Southern California Edison is helping customers with their bills by suspending service disconnections for non-payment and waiving late fees for business and residential customers impacted by the COVID-19. In addition to halting non-essential employee travel, the utility is following the recommendations of state and health...

Kern Valley Sheriff’s Arrest Report for the period of 2/25/2020 – 3/6/2020

* * 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 2/25/20, deputies cited and released Shawnna Cross (36) in the 4300 block of Chain Ave.,...

Fuels Reduction to Begin at the Trail of 100 Giants

Porterville, CA - Sequoia National Forest fire managers will implement a prescribed burn this week at the Trail of 100 Giants located in the Western Divide Ranger District within Giant Sequoia National Monument. The trail, situated in the Long Meadow Giant Sequoia Grove, has been severely impacted by seven years of drought and bark beetle infestation. According to District Ranger,...

Assault with a Deadly Weapon Arrest in Lake Isabella

Lake Isabella, CA - Kern County Sheriff's Deputies from the Kern Valley Substation were dispatched to the area of Lake Isabella Bl and Crestview Ave, to a reported stabbing, on Thursday March 5th. Upon deputies arriving on scene, they located an adult male with injuries due to an assault with a deadly weapon. After an on scene investigation, a suspect was...

Kern County Sheriff’s Office Cites Several in February ABC Minor Decoy Operation

Bakersfield, CA - During the month of February, the Kern County Sheriff’s Office conducted Minor Decoy operations in Lamont, Kernville, and Delano. These operations were conducted at establishments licensed by the Alcoholic Beverage Control. A total of four arrests were made during these operations. The subjects were cited and released during the operations. Christian Lau Bautista (26) from Arvin,...

Kern Valley Sheriff’s Arrest Report for the period of 2/17/2020 – 2/27/2020

* * 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 2/17/20, deputies arrested Joseph McJunkins (42) in the 4300 block of Lakeland St., Lake Isabella...

CDFW to Meet with Public, Sell Licenses and Warden Stamps at Central Valley Sportsmen’s Boat & RV Show

Bakersfield, CA - Kern County area residents can purchase 2020 fishing and hunting licenses, validations and report cards directly from California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) staff at the 43rd annual Central Valley Sportsmen’s Boat & RV Show scheduled March 13-15 at the Kern County Fairgrounds in Bakersfield. Attendees can learn how to become a wildlife officer by speaking with...

Forest Closes Location of the Historic Big Blue Mill Site to Public Access

Porterville, CA - Elevated levels of heavy metals have been detected in soils and historic mill tailings at the former Big Blue Mill Site (Site). The Site is located along the western shore of the Kern River, approximately 2 miles upstream of Isabella Lake.  The Big Blue Mill is a former gold ore processing facility dating back to the 1860s...

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