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Kern County Sheriff’s Office Needs Help Identifying a Suspect in Connection With an Attempted Kidnapping and Sexual Assault

Bakersfield, CA - Kern County Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to the 7000 block of Newquist Dr. in Bakersfield, on September 1st at approximately 11:15 am, for a report of a male juvenile who had been kidnapped. During the investigation, deputies found that the juvenile had been lured into the suspect vehicle in the area of Niles St. and Horace Mann...

Section of Sherman Pass Road Closing Temporarily

Kernville, CA - The Kern River Ranger District plans to temporarily close a section of the Sherman Pass Road No. 22S05, this fall to through traffic. The planned closure is due to contracted road, culvert, and bridge work near Fish Creek Campground on the Kern Plateau. The Sherman Pass Road stretches west from the Upper Kern River and east to...

Travel Advisory Lifted – North Bubbs Creek Fire

Rae Lakes Loop / Bubbs Creek Trail Kings Canyon National Park, CA - The travel advisory that was issued for the Rae Lake Loop / Bubbs Creek Trail has been lifted. The North Bubbs Creek Fire is now is 164 acres and 95% contained. Firefighters used a confine and contain strategy through the practice of minimal impact suppression tactics (MIST) to...

Lake Isabella Weather Forecast – August 29, 2018

Lake Isabella, CA - Tonight - Mostly clear, with a low around 62. West wind 5 to 15 mph. Thursday - Sunny, with a high near 90. West wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Thursday Night - Mostly clear, with a low around 62. West northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high...

Hirz Fire is now 30,825 Acres With 31% Containment

Redding, CA - Firefighters had a productive shift on the fire line today. The east and southern portions of the fire continued to hold, and crews patrolled and mopped up hotspots along the fire’s edge. As the inversion layer lifted earlier today, fire activity increased on the north and west flanks of the fire. The fire was most active...

Kern River Ranger District Offices Announce Winter Hours

Kernville, CA — The Kernville Ranger Station is currently open 7 days a week, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. We will be switching over to our winter hours, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. commencing Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018. The Lake Isabella Visitor Information Office is presently open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and will close...

Two New Fires Reported on the Sierra National Forest

North Fork, CA – At about 11:30 p.m. Monday August 27, 2018, the Sierra National Forest responded to reports of two separate roadside fires, one about 1/4 mile north of the Redinger Lake overlook, and a second near Campers Corner about 1/2 mile northeast of the first fire on Castle Peak. Both fires are burning on the north side of...

Kern Valley Sheriff’s Arrest Report (August 18, 2018 – August 24, 2018)

Lake Isabella, CA - On 08/18/18, Deputies arrested Ronald Caler (52) in the 2700 block of Fulop St, Lake Isabella for assault with a deadly: weapon not a firearm, threaten crime with intent to terrorize, brandishing a deadly weapon not a firearm and obstructing a peace officer in the line of duty. On 8/18/18, Deputies arrested Megan Slack (31) in...

Lake Isabella Weather Forecast – August 28, 2018

Lake Isabella, CA - Today - Widespread haze. Areas of smoke. Sunny, with a high near 91. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Tonight - Clear, with a low around 63. West wind 5 to 15 mph becoming south in the evening. Wednesday - Sunny, with a high near 93. West wind 5 to 15 mph. Wednesday Night - Mostly clear, with...

Over 129 Million Trees in California Killed

Sequoia National Forest, CA - The 2010-2017 drought and bark beetle infestations have killed over 129 million trees in California. Millions more drought-stressed trees are expected to die in the coming years. The scale of the die-off is unprecedented in California's recorded history. A majority of these dead trees are located in the central and southern Sierra Nevada. This situation...

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