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Aug. 9 deadline for City Council hopefuls

As of Aug. 2, a total of 11 Tehachapi residents had requested nomination packets that must be submitted to qualify to run for the Tehachapi City Council on the Nov. 6 ballot. By the closing of City Ha...

 

Countdown to school

As Tehachapi youngsters are enjoying the remaining days of summer, the Tehachapi Unified School District is preparing for the first day of school on Aug. 15. "There are 10 new teachers but there will...

 

Rocket test site near Cantil offers amateurs, students space and time to fire their projects

Members of the California State University, San Luis Obispo, Cal Poly Space Systems rocketry club had high hopes for its "HM-7 heavy" – a 15.08-foot-long, hybrid motor, 150-pound vehicle named The K...

 

Rec & Park survey: 2/3 threshold within reach

The Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Park District survey taken to gather public response to a proposed general obligation bond found that the crucial threshold of 2/3 "yes" votes may be attainable. T...

 

everything on e street

Adventist to return old hospital, other leased buildings to healthcare district When the new hospital opens (and it will, soon, honest), Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley plans to return the old...

 

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...

 

32nd Annual Prayer Breakfast

It was a great turn out at McMullan Hall for the 32nd Annual Kiwanis Prayer Breakfast on May 3 as speaker Daryl Ragsdale, business development director for World Wind & Solar, shared his...

 

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...

 

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