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Wind power tops 30% in four middle states

Wind energy generates more than thirty percent of the power in four mid-western plains states, according to the American Wind Energy Association's U.S. Wind Industry Annual Market Report 2017. Iowa...

 

Park at Tehachapi airport offers camping, hot showers

Pacific Crest Trail hikers, having conquered 566 miles from the Mexican border to Hwy. 58 (or 558 miles to Tehachapi-Willow Springs Road), and eager to begin the next leg into the southern Sierras,...

 

Hiker Depot welcomes Pacific Crest Trail thru-hikers

Dalton and David SteeleReed of Tehachapi and Rachel Newkirk of West Golden Hills have taken the concept of Tehachapi hiker hospitality to a new dimension with the opening of their Hiker Depot in a...

 

Local jurisdictions uphold sanctuary law

SB 54 prohibits police, sheriff deputies from cooperating on most ICE actions Law enforcement jurisdictions in the Greater Tehachapi area are upholding the California state law that prohibits them...

 

New disaster trailer for Old West Ranch

Under the leadership of Safety Officer Rob Dixon, the Old West Ranch Property Owners Association has acquired a disaster trailer fully stocked with supplies. The trailer is shared with Mountain...

 

Forde Shorts

Kiwanis Prayer Breakfast -- The National Day of Prayer on Thurs., May 3, kicks off in Tehachapi with the 32nd Annual Kiwanis Prayer Breakfast, 6:45 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at McMullan Hall, St. Malachy...

 

New Hispanic-majority supervisor deal stretches Scrivner 150 miles, Boron to Frazier Park and Taft

The court-ordered realignment of the five Kern County Supervisor districts to create a second Hispanic-majority voting bloc has produced an expanded District 2 that is the size of a small kingdom....

 

32nd Kiwanis Prayer Breakfast speaker: Business exec Ragsdale

The theme of the National Day of Prayer on May 3 is "Unity." The theme of the men's weekly Bible study led by World Wind and Solar Business Development Director Daryl Ragsdale is "Together." Those...

 

Forde Shorts

Vortex of fun – As a resident of downtown Tehachapi, Forde Files has observed that many families and children who use the new Kern County Library Tehachapi Branch on Green Street eveery day. It's a...

 

After the rain, blossoms of spring

Mountainbase, a private weather reporting station located at Oak Knolls in Golden Hills, reports that the total rainfall in March through the 28th was 3.06 inches, which is 1.41 inches more than...

 

Jacobsen Reservoir (Brite Lake): Water district lawyer reports 'no swimming'

The Tehachapi-Cummings County Water District board of directors wanted to say yes, but state regulations say no to swimming in Brite Lake. At its Mar. 21 meeting at the 22901 Banducci Road district...

 

Cycling 101: How to avoid collisions with cars

With the installation of more bike lanes in the greater Tehachapi area and the growth of participation in the Tehachapi GranFondo event, an increasing number of bicyclists are sharing the road with...

 

Rio Tinto reports change in timeline of calcium borates at Boron

Rio Tinto, owner of one of the three largest borate resources in the world and the largest open pit mine in California, welcomes visitors to its Boron Visitor Center, seven days a week from 9:00 a.m....

 

New Hi-Speed Rail business plan's fresh vision

The embattled California High-Speed Rail Authority, fending off cries of "boondoggle" from detractors and awash in financial challenges, has issued a new business plan that attempts to tackle the...

 

School safety starts with communication

Police Dept. School Resource Officer Amy Smith knows the students Tehachapi Police Department Officer Amy Smith is a visible presence at the six Tehachapi Unified School District (TUSD) sites. As the...

 

Water district honors 40-year employee Steele

The first order of business at the Tehachapi-Cummings County Water District Feb. 21 board meeting was to pass a resolution commending Pipeline Superintendent Alex Steele for 40 years of service to...

 

Healthcare board appoints director

The Tehachapi Valley Healthcare District board of directors has appointed former district employee Christine Sherrill to fill the board seat left vacant by Don Napier. Sherrill took the oath of...

 

It's Kim Fahey's world.

Kim Fahey made a big splash in the news three years ago when Los Angeles County, citing building code violations on his Acton property, ordered his fanciful structures – including a huge treehouse...

 

Back to the moon and on to Mars

The 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) budget "reflects confidence that America will lead the way back to the moon," Acting Administrator Robert Lightfoot said Feb. 12. In...

 

Will this be the first aircraft on Mars?

It's not a scaled down model or a toy – Tina Cunningham holds a 32-inch "winglet" that engineers at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base hope will be the first aircraft...

 

City of Tehachapi: A $20 million business

The city of Tehachapi is run as a business. "We are a non-profit business," City Manager Greg Garrett told members of the Kiwanis Club of Tehachapi on Jan. 31 at the Tehachapi Police Department...

 

PART 6 - Flaws doom district-based election petition

The city of Tehachapi has rejected a citizen's petition that would have required the City Council to rescind its Dec. 4 ordinance establishing district-based elections. According to the city,...

 

Guild gifts $584,365 for surgery suites

Guild gifts $584,365 for surgery suites...

 

Healthcare District mission evolves; CEO Suksi assignment accomplished

With funds derived from operating a small thrift shop, the Tehachapi Hospital Guild has presented the Tehachapi Valley Healthcare District with more than half a million dollars to purchase capital...

 

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