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Cause of the Ferguson Fire Determined Public Help Sought in Identifying Vehicle

Clovis, CA — U.S. Forest Service investigators have determined the cause of the Ferguson Fire to be vehicle-related. Specifically, investigators believe superheated pieces of a catalytic converter came into contact with dry, roadside vegetation, igniting the fire. The Ferguson Fire started on the evening of Friday, July 13th, along Highway 140 (South Fork of the Merced River) in the Sierra...

Public Meetings Discussing Isabella Dam Safety Project, Blasting Operations Scheduled

Lake Isabella, CA - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District and its contractor Flatiron / Dragados / Sukut JV will host public meetings in Lake Isabella and Kernville to discuss the status of the Isabella Dam Safety Modification Project and outline the schedule and intent for blasting operations, scheduled to begin later this year. Meetings will be held...

Kern Valley Sheriff’s Arrest Report for the week of 9/29/18 – 10/5/18

* * 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 9/29/18, Deputies arrested Kenneth Wielin (60) in the 10 block of Miller St., Bodfish for...

Lightning Caused Fire North of Camp Nelson

Springville, CA – A lightning-caused wildfire was discovered burning five miles north of Camp Nelson in the Western Divide Ranger District, Giant Sequoia National Monument, Sequoia National Forest. The Alder Fire had grown to ½ acre by Thursday afternoon, and is burning in an area that is not accessible on foot. Due to excessive cloud cover, aircraft were unable...

Kern Valley Sheriff’s Arrest Report for the week of 9/21/18 – 9/28/18

* * 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 9/21/18, Deputies arrested Jesseph Majid (25) at the intersection of Lakeland St and Lake Isabella...

Kern Valley Sheriff’s Arrest Report for the week of 9/15/18 – 9/21/18

* * 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 09/15/18, Deputies arrested David Draughn (29) at the intersection of Hwy 178 and Kelso Valley...

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Seek Public Comment Wilderness CUA Program

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, CA - On September 26, 2018 the National Park Service (NPS) will open a 30 day public comment period and hold the first of two public meetings to discuss proposed program changes for the 2020-2021 implementation cycle of the parks’ Wilderness Commercial Use Authorization (CUA) program. A second public meeting is scheduled for...

Volunteer at Sequoia National Park for National Public Lands Day

Sequioa and Kings Canyon National Parks, CA – National Public Lands Day is a fee free day, on September 22nd, for all national parks, including Sequoia and Kings Canyon. Our park rangers are celebrating with a full day of volunteer activities for visitors who wish to give back during their visit to Lodgepole and Giant Forest in Sequoia National Park. The...

Kern Valley Sheriff’s Arrest Report for the week of 9/8/18 – 9/12/18

* * 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 9/8/18, Deputies arrested Byron Smith (28) in the 2700 block of Erskine Creek Rd, Lake...

Volunteers Attending Tule River Clean-up on Sept. 23rd to Receive Free Film Festival Tickets

Tule River, CA - The Rio Limpio: Tule River Stewardship Project wraps up the 2018 season! Through support from Rivers Network, Patagonia, U.S.F.S., and CA Wildlands Grassroots Fund, six volunteers’ events over four months resulted in trash and gang tagging removal, trail repair, and increased personal responsibility by river recreationists – all delivered by hundreds of statewide and regional...

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