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  • Tehachapi Valley Healthcare District Board of Directors special meeting

    Sarah Mouchet, staff writer|Jul 8, 2023

    CEO of Tehachapi Valley Healthcare District (TVHD), Peggy Mendiburu, announced two upcoming district events at a special board of directors meeting on June 27. On Aug. 1 at Philip Marx Central Park on East E Street in Tehachapi, the TVHD will be co-sponsoring National Night Out with the Tehachapi Police Foundation. National Night Out is an annual event promoting healthy police-community relations that seeks to build strong relationships within neighborhoods and raise general awareness on crime and drugs, making our communities safer from the...

  • Bud Lutge: a remarkable man who first came to Tehachapi when FDR was President

    Jon Hammond, contributing writer|Jun 10, 2023

    When Bud Lutge first started coming to Tehachapi in 1936, in many respects it was like another world from the Tehachapi of today: there were only about 1,000 people living in town and perhaps two hundred more in all the outlying areas combined, just a few roads were paved, and Bud's father Harry Lutge owned a 1,200-acre cattle ranch that stretched from Highline Road all the way up Water Canyon and encompassed the small lake and all the property now belonging to the Norbertine Associates of St....

  • Memorial Day at Mojave Cemetery

    Cathy Hansen, contributing writer|Jun 10, 2023

    Let's take a look at the recent Memorial Day event at Mojave Cemetery. Paul Holzer, general manager of the East Kern Cemetery District said, "Remembering those who gave their all is why we are here today." He thanked the many volunteers who helped with the ceremony and Travis Mullins for the preparation of the cemetery grounds. Holzer said, "Tami Kelly organized Mojave High School students to help place American Flags on each grave of a military veteran who served our country. The Mojave...

  • The rock by the road

    Jon Hammond, contributing writer|May 13, 2023

    As you leave the Tehachapi Valley headed east on Highway 58, you approach the Sand Canyon area. Visible to your left, on the north side of the freeway before you get to the Sand Canyon exit, a large boulder sits all by itself. This oddly-placed stone did not tumble down from the hills above, and it wasn't left there by a glacier. Boulders can be carried hundreds of miles by glaciers, and when the glaciers finally melt, these stones, known as glacial erratics, are stranded far from the bedrock...

  • East Kern Adopt-A-Dog events

    Kern County Animal Services|Apr 29, 2023

    Kern County Animal Services will be hosting several Adopt-A-Dog events in eastern Kern County this year. Look for them in the following locations: June 3: Foster’s Freeze, Rosamond – adoption event 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 9: Canine Creek, Tehachapi – adoption event 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 10: Meadowbrook Park – low-cost vaccine/microchip clinic, 8 to 11 a.m. (Only one Tehachapi clinic per year.) July 7: Canine Creek – adoption event 11 a.m – 3 p.m. July 15: Tehachapi Mountain Bowling – adoption event 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 29: Kohnen’s Bake...

  • Democrats recognize environmental issues

    Phyllis Belcher, contributing writer|Apr 15, 2023

    Earth Day is celebrated annually on April 22, so Tehachapi Mountain Democrats focused on the environment at the Club’s April meeting. Nicole Dickerson, representing East Kern Air Pollution Control District spoke about the work of that agency. She is very enthusiastic about the goals and achievements of the district, saying it is the best job she has ever had. The district was established in 1968 to attain and maintain ambient air quality standards to ensure air pollutants do not pose a nuisance or significant public health threat. Dickerson s...

  • East Kern Adopt-A-Dog events

    Kern County Animal Services|Apr 15, 2023

    Kern County Animal Services will be hosting several Adopt-A-Dog events in eastern Kern County this year. Look for them in the following locations: April 29: Grocery Outlet Bargain Market, Rosamond – adoption event, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 3: Foster’s Freeze, Rosamond – adoption event 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 9: Canine Creek, Tehachapi – adoption event 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 10: Meadowbrook Park – low-cost vaccine/microchip clinic, 8 to 11 a.m. (Only one Tehachapi clinic per year.) July 7: Canine Creek – adoption event 11 a.m – 3 p.m. July 15:...

  • Blue Sage: beautiful, uncommon and cherished by Indian people

    Jon Hammond, contributing writer|Apr 15, 2023

    Wet, bountiful winters like we've just experienced benefit the irruptive wildflowers that bloom in profusion, like annual California Poppies, Hillside Daisies, Goldfields, Popcorn Flowers, and more. But generous water deliveries in the form of rain and snow are also helpful to perennials, of course – those hardy plants that persist year after year through freezing winters and long dry summers. One of the most beautiful and interesting of these perennials found in the Tehachapi Mountains is not a...

  • Wildflower drives 2023

    Mel Makaw, contributing writer|Apr 1, 2023

    I took a couple of wildflower drives over the last couple of weeks when it wasn't raining, and I'm excited to tell you that while I did see a lot, I didn't find as many wildflowers as I'd hoped... which is good news for you because it seems the season is just getting started this year. By the time you read this there should be all sorts of wild flora growing in a number of different spots. The first drive I took a week ago was through Cowboy Country. I saw the start of plenty of different...

  • Caltrans seeking public comment on State Route 58 Truck Climbing Lane Project

    Caltrans|Apr 1, 2023

    Caltrans is seeking public comment on the proposed State Route 58 Truck Climbing Lane Project. This project will construct a 12-foot-wide eastbound truck climbing lane on State Route 58 in eastern Kern County from approximately 0.8 miles east of the junction with State Route 223 to 0.4 miles west of Hart Flat Road near the city of Tehachapi. Other features of the project could include: • Restriping the intersection with Bealville Road to provide an eastbound acceleration lane. • Removal of the Bena Road at-grade intersection to eliminate con...

  • Devil Pups seeks interested Kern County teens for 2023 Summer Camp

    Dick Taylor, contributing writer|Apr 1, 2023

    The Devil Pups Youth Program For America, which emphasizes “Growth Through Challenge,” is seeking interested candidates for the 2023 summer camp program to be held July 13-22 at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California. Founded in 1954, this program strives to develop in its participants qualities of good citizenship, confidence, personal discipline, teamwork and respect for others, their family and their country. Ours is a leadership development program for good young men and women. Applications must be postmarked by April 30. Interested b...

  • State of the County topic at Chamber luncheon

    Pat Doody, staff writer|Mar 4, 2023

    "Governor Newsom is trying to put the oil industry out of business in California," said Second District Supervisor Zack Scrivner at the Feb. 21 meeting of the Tehachapi Chamber of Commerce. The industry has faced a 50% reduction in property tax revenue since 2014 and the state of California now uses 1.8 million barrels of oil a day that comes from countries that have poor human rights. California uses 50% of the oil that is produced in the Amazon rainforest of Ecuador, a practice that ultimately...

  • Historical videos to be offered in Legacy Park

    Cathy Hansen, contributing writer|Feb 18, 2023

    Last year, Terra-Gen Power asked the Mojave Transportation Museum Foundation (MTM) if there was any project that they might want help with financially. Mojave Air & Space Port has visitors from around the world and the board members of the museum thought it would be great to be able to show them some of the exciting history in videos, including a video of when the U.S. Marines that were here in 1942. After Jason Buck, director of technology, researched the cost of equipment and materials...

  • When a pear orchard grew in Tehachapi city limits

    Jon Hammond, contributing writer|Feb 18, 2023

    I'd like to tell you about the beautiful pear orchard that once grew within Tehachapi city limits, not far from the downtown area. It was orderly and well-maintained, and when that forest of trees were cloaked in snowy blossoms each spring, it was like an inland sea of white flowers. But first, let's talk about pear trees in general. . . Pear trees are amazingly long lived. Governor Peter Stuyvesant brought a young rooted pear tree with him from Holland in 1647 when he arrived to become the dire...

  • Rio Tinto U.S. Borax held a 'Coins Against Cancer' campaign

    Mary Beth Garrison|Feb 4, 2023

    Rio Tinto U.S. Borax held a "Coins Against Cancer" campaign to raise support for women fighting breast cancer. The effort netted thousands of coins and resulted in a $4,200 donation to the East Kern Cancer Fund at Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley (AHTV). In the photo Rio Tinto's External Affairs Manager Mary Beth Garrison hands over the donation to Edward Martin, Administrative Director of Operations at AHTV....

  • Jawbone Canyon Store: for fun and good food

    Jon Hammond, contributing writer|Dec 17, 2022

    If you drive east out of Tehachapi on Highway 58, then head north on Highway 14, the very first waystation or pit stop of any kind that you'll encounter will be one you won't forget: the Jawbone Canyon Store, a Kern County original for 60 years. This little desert oasis has offered a variety of supplies and a good sense of humor since the gas station first opened on July 28, 1963. For many years it was owned by Richard "Bonk" McKendry, a colorful character who was once married to the famed...

  • Scrivner resigns from City Council

    Pat Doody, staff writer|Dec 17, 2022

    Councilwoman Christina Scrivner submitted her resignation from the Tehachapi City Council on Dec. 5. On Nov. 8, Scrivner was elected as the east Kern County representative to the Kern Community College District. She has represented City Council District 2 since March 2020, first as an appointee and then elected to the position in November 2020. From left in the photo are Mayor Pro Tem Michael Davies, Joan Pogon-Cord, Scrivner, Mayor Phil Smith and Susan Wiggins. The Tehachapi City Council meets...

  • Three of my favorite aviation legends

    Cathy Hansen, contributing writer|Nov 12, 2022

    As everyone knows, the Reno Air Races, held each year in September, is a gathering of veteran aircraft and the elite pilots of the ages! When Dick Rutan sent this photo to me this year, my mind started racing with memories of these great men of aviation. I must confess that the HU-16 Albatross in the background stirred recollections of times with my husband, Al Hansen, too. Clay Lacy Everyone recognizes Clay Lacy's name and connects it with Lacy Aviation, LearJets and Van Nuys Airport. When I th...

  • The Kern Valley Museum

    Mel Makaw, contributing writer|Oct 29, 2022

    Kernville is like a magnet for me – I love making day trips into the whole Lake Isabella area for a variety of reasons, and many of them are in Kernville – and once I get started it's hard to stop. The town of Kernville is full of history and present-day activities, including river rafting and kayaking, fishing, wading in the river, camping, hiking, and shopping. The small downtown area features a number of antiques shops and gift shops, and of course there are great places to eat and drink as...

  • Mojave Air & Space Port – then and now (part 4)

    Cathy Hansen, contributing writer|Oct 29, 2022

    I have been trying to touch on some of the exciting happenings and new projects that have spread their wings at Mojave Airport over the last 50 years. The airport district was formed in 1972 when Dan Sabovich served as airport manager. This is the last of the series of articles. I left off last time when Brian Binnie rocketed SpaceShipOne into history, becoming the first private manned spacecraft to exceed an altitude of 328,000 feet twice within the span of a 14 day period, thus claiming the...

  • Kevin Cousineau: the self-taught and ingenious man who helped create the wind industry

    Jon Hammond, contributing writer|Oct 15, 2022

    Kevin Cousineau didn't just participate in the early days of wind energy development in California, and Tehachapi in particular – he engineered it. With no degree in engineering, this highly intelligent and resourceful man nonetheless designed some of the vital electronic components inside wind turbines that enable them to be reliable, and in the process he helped make wind energy a viable industry. Kevin grew up in Kennewick, Washington, in the southeastern portion of the state near the border...

  • A really good story

    Pat Gracey, contributing writer|Oct 15, 2022

    I knew Mary Watts because she was a student at Tehachapi High School and was a classmate of my sister, Evelyn Davis, both graduates of the Class of 1940. They were six years older than I so it was not until many years later that Mary and I actually became friends. The older one becomes, the more the age barriers are erased. I recall that Mary, during World War II, enlisted in the newly formed naval organization for women known as the WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service). She...

  • Paul Kaminski for TUSD School Board

    Paul Kaminski, contributing writer|Oct 1, 2022

    This year's election for the Tehachapi Unified School District governing board is like no other election in its history. Because of how necessary map redistricting was handled, none of the four trustees whose terms expire can run for reelection. This means the four elected this November will be brand new trustees. I am the only candidate with educational administration experience, which will be vital for the new board to have. I am a candidate in Area 6, which is basically everything north of...

  • A Sunday drive through Cowboy Country

    Mel White-Mel Makaw, contributing writer|Sep 3, 2022

    Back in the day, a long time ago when I was a kid, a Sunday drive was a pretty regular weekly event. As a family we would go to church, then perhaps have a big Sunday dinner, and after that we would take off for a Sunday drive. Sometimes the drives were to favorite places, sometimes they included extended family members. Sometimes they were for parts unknown as we explored every big and little road, paved or dirt, in our surrounding area. The idea of a Sunday drive has stayed with me through...

  • Meet the Tehachapi Dog Fanciers

    Linda Coverdale, contributing writer|Sep 3, 2022

    Way back in 1995, Barbara Allen and others decided that Tehachapi needed its own kennel club, and thus, Tehachapi Dog Fanciers was born. It was never meant for fancy breeds only, but intended to encompass all dogs – anything from Labradoodles to mutts. Revenue was hard to come by, so Barbara Allen started obedience classes for a small sum. Many dogs need to learn socialization and limits. Teri Kahn and her husband had a Dalmatian who was a holy terror, so she decided that the dog needed some con...

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