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  • Celebration of Life: Donald A. Trumble, June 15, 1937 – June 1, 2024

    Jun 22, 2024

    Donald Trumble of California City, California passed away peacefully in the presence of his wife of 20 years, Mary Trumble, on June 1. Don was the chief of police in Tehachapi from about 1980 to around 1987 when the department went to the Kern County Sheriff's. He is survived by his daughter Renee Colonna and family of Rosamond, California; his daughter Angelique Trumble and family of Idaho; his son Don and his wife Frannie Trumble and family of Boulder City, Nevada and daughter Janelle...

  • Clean California Tire Drop Off Day, June 8

    Kern County Public Works|Jun 8, 2024

    Kern County Public Works, in partnership with Caltrans’ District 9, will be hosting a Clean California Tire Drop Off Day on Saturday, June 8, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (or until capacity is reached), for residents to drop off tires* FREE of charge at the following Kern County Disposal Sites: Ridgecrest Landfill 3301 W. Bowman Rd., Ridgecrest, California. Boron Landfill 11400 Boron Ave., Boron, California. Mojave-Rosamond Landfill 400 Silver Queen Rd., Mojave, California. Tehachapi Landfill 12001 E. Tehachapi Blvd., Tehachapi, California. Here a...

  • My days on 'The Rat Patrol' set

    Bob Alvis, contributing writer|May 28, 2024

    I was thinking the other day about things that happened around Edwards when I was a kid, and many of you would be surprised just how diverse that experience was. Case in point: I was good friends with Tim and Jeff Geisen. Their father, Walt Geisen, was a major player at General Electric over the years. One morning during summer break, I got a call from Tim, who said his mom June had something fun for us to do if my dad could pick us up after he got off work. Game on! We worked out the details...

  • 4th annual Kern Codes Student Competition winners announced

    Joanne Woolf, contributing writer|May 28, 2024

    On April 17, students across Kern county remotely logged onto Zoom for a virtual opening ceremony welcoming them to the 4th annual Kern Codes Student Competition. After reviewing the contest rules and participation instructions, students logged onto HackerRank, a coding website where they had previously been given the opportunity to practice sample coding challenges in preparation for the event. Kern Codes offers a unique opportunity for Kern County students to demonstrate their ability solving...

  • Ben Eshbach, creator of Tehachapi Now on YouTube presents at Rotary

    Susan Andreas-Bervel, contributing writer|May 28, 2024

    On Thursday, May 16, the Rotary Club of Tehachapi welcomed guest speaker, Ben Eshbach. Ben is a local Tehachapi resident who started the "Tehachapi Now" channel on YouTube. When he moved his family to Tehachapi in 2022, he was researching on YouTube to see what Tehachapi had to offer, and he found two things: 1) real estate and 2) trains. He knew that there was so much more to the community, so he set about finding the little local gems, businesses and stories that make Tehachapi a wonderful...

  • Lavonne C. Hall honored with AAA Vanguard Award

    Hall Ambulance Service Inc|May 11, 2024

    The American Ambulance Association (AAA) has named Lavonne C. Hall, chairman of the board and chief administrative officer of Hall Ambulance, as a recipient of the Vanguard Award. The distinction honors women with at least 35 years of service who have blazed the trail for fellow female emergency medical services (EMS) professionals. The presentation occurred recently in Nashville, Tennessee at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center during the President's Reception at the American...

  • Schedule your evaporative cooler service before the heat hits!

    John the Plumber|Apr 27, 2024

    As the temperatures start to climb in the high desert communities of Mojave, California City, North Edwards, Rosamond, and Boron, ensuring your home's cooling system is in top shape becomes crucial. One essential appliance that many residents rely on during the warmer months is the evaporative cooler, also known as a swamp cooler. John Nelson, the trusted owner of John the Plumber located in Tehachapi, emphasizes the importance of scheduling regular service for your evaporative cooler before...

  • Joseph Dean Ray, III February 24, 1935 – March 23, 2024

    Apr 13, 2024

    Joseph Dean Ray, III, fondly known as Grandpa Joe, was born Feb. 24, 1935 in Depew, Oklahoma where he was raised by his paternal grandparents. He passed March 23 at Tehachapi Adventist Hospital. His favorite memory was Grandma's cinnamon rolls. "Joe D! Are you in those cinnamon rolls?" and he would sheepishly exit the pantry. In 1945, he moved to Coalinga, California to join his father, stepmother and their three children, Charles, Douglas and Linda Ray. He graduated from Coaling High in 1954....

  • Updates from GTEDC

    Sarah Mouchet, staff writer|Mar 2, 2024

    The Greater Tehachapi Economic Development Committee (GTEDC) met for their first meeting of 2024 on Feb. 7. On the first Wednesday of each month, GTEDC meets in The Village Collective at 120 S. Green St. at 7:30 a.m. In addition to discussing an upcoming year packed full of local events and projects, GTEDC introduced three new board members. Since board member Jim Arnold tragically passed away last November, and Ron Depew, one of GTEDC's founders, lost his battle with cancer last October, two...

  • County of Kern investing in public safety

    Zack Scrivner, Supervisor, District 2|Feb 17, 2024

    As your Second District Supervisor, your safety is my top priority. I'm pleased to share some of what we at the county have accomplished in 2023, and what to expect in 2024. To help fill chronic vacancies, the Board of Supervisors approved significant pay increases for Sheriff's Deputies. Now we have record numbers of new recruits in our academies, and we have successfully recruited over a dozen deputies from other law enforcement organizations. The Board approved the addition of 25 new...

  • Hall Ambulance honors EMT and Paramedic of the Year

    Hall Ambulance Service Inc.|Feb 17, 2024

    No matter the time of day or night, they answer the call and respond to those needing medical aid. As Hall Ambulance celebrates its 53rd Anniversary of serving the people of Bakersfield and Kern County, the Company paused to recognize its best of the best across all divisions with the Annual Founder's Day Awards. Over 50 invited guests, including family members and Hall Ambulance leadership, attended the awards ceremony at The Collective, in downtown Bakersfield honoring 16 employees whose...

  • The benefits of ham radio

    Sarah Mouchet, staff writer|Feb 3, 2024

    Fans of disaster movies or actor Jeff Goldblum may recall the iconic 1996 alien invasion film "Independence Day," which featured a pivotal scene where protagonist David Levinson, a cable company technician with a M.I.T. education, portrayed by Goldblum, utilizes an amateur, or ham radio, to contact his father with critical information about the invasion. Together they use ham radio to relay the information on an open broadcast to any who may be listening. While disaster films and zombie shows...

  • Rotary completes 12 Days of Christmas

    Rhonda Brady, contributing writer|Feb 3, 2024

    Approximately 20 years ago, the Rotary Club began its Senior Luncheon program in December, serving residents a full holiday meal, which included turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, green beans, dinner rolls, drinks and pumpkin pie. All free of charge. That first year we had eight people in attendance. Since that first luncheon, it has continued to grow until 2018 when we had over 300 attendees to serve. Many donations were made in order to serve so many people, including from...

  • Kern County 2023 – Year in Review

    Zack Scrivner, Supervisor, District 2|Jan 20, 2024

    Now that 2023 has come to an end, as your Second District Kern County Supervisor, I want to share with you some of what we at the county has accomplished over this past year, and what the residents of Kern County have to look forward to in 2024. Over the past decade, the county has been impacted by significant fiscal challenges, which has resulted in reduced budgets, difficulty in staffing key positions and fewer investments in public services and amenities. I know the impact of this has not...

  • Staying connected with ham radio

    Clare Scotti, contributing writer|Dec 23, 2023

    A few months ago, a gentleman from the Tehachapi Amatuer Radio Club stopped into the Chamber and asked for information about joining. I was intrigued by ham radio and in no time, I was signing myself up to learn all about it, scheduling the test to talk on the radio and have a chance to hear from an astronaut. In this edition of Chamber Chat, I have the privilege to share a few words from this local non-profit about ham radio and why it's so important. The following was submitted by Micah...

  • The Mobile Vietnam Memorial Wall

    Mel Makaw, contributing writer|Nov 25, 2023

    I recently had a unique, one-of-a-kind day tripping experience that I'd like to share with you today. My friend Joan Cote called me in early November and asked if I would like to go with her to visit the Mobile Vietnam Memorial Wall, which was to be in Rosamond for a few days, sponsored by Southern Kern Unified School District, Rosamond Municipal Advisory Council, and the Rosamond Chamber of Commerce. I said yes immediately. Joan and I are the same age, and the Vietnam War was our generation's w...

  • Cleanest rebar mill in world to be operational in Mojave by 2026

    Sarah Mouchet, staff writer|Nov 11, 2023

    At the Nov. 1 Greater Tehachapi Economic Development Council (GTEDC) regular meeting, Mark Olson, Executive Vice President of Pacific Steel Group, updated attendees on the seismic-grade recycling rebar manufacturing mill Pacific Steel plans to be operational in Mojave by 2026. The new mill would be the first to produce reinforcing steel in California, drastically reducing the need to import rebar from Washington, Oregon and other parts of the country and world, as is the state’s current practice. Rebar is used in the construction and r...

  • Get the scoop from Adventist Health

    Pat Doody, staff writer|Oct 28, 2023

    At the Oct. 19 meeting of the Tehachapi Rotary Club, Edward Martin, head of Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley Hospital and fellow Rotarian, updated members on AHTV activities and reviewed the major staff members of the hospital. He said that AHTV hospital is rated in the top 10% of hospitals nationally in patient care and announced the recent opening of PT Solutions at 122 S. Green St. This is the new 3,500 square foot home of the hospital's physical therapy unit. Adventist Health has also...

  • Know Your Numbers Program launches in Rosamond

    Kern County Public Health Services Department|Oct 14, 2023

    Kern County Public Health launched the free Know Your Numbers program at Rosamond Park on Oct. 4. This traveling program offers two health screenings informing participants of their body mass index, blood pressure, blood glucose and cholesterol levels both before and after six weeks of nutrition coaching from our Public Health Nutritionist and fitness classes taught by our Health and Fitness Instructor. All fitness levels are welcome as our fitness instructor offers modifications for varied fitness levels and comfort. Fitness and nutrition...

  • GTEDC talks small business, accomplishments

    Sarah Mouchet, staff writer|Sep 16, 2023

    On Sept. 8, the Greater Tehachapi Economic Development Council held their monthly meeting at the Village Collective on Green Street. During these meetings, advocates from organizations like the Chamber of Commerce, Tehachapi Tourism and Arts Commissions, Tehachapi Unified School District and Kern County Supervisor Zack Scrivner's office took turns sharing economic updates and upcoming events of interest to Tehachapi's small business owners. First to report was Clare Scotti from the Tehachapi Cha...

  • 'Do the Math' set to return for 22nd season Sept. 12

    Kern County Superintendent of Schools|Sep 2, 2023

    For more than two decades, Kern County 4th through 12th graders in need of a little extra help with their math homework have tuned in to “Do the Math,” a standards-based mathematics TV show and free tutoring program produced by KCSOS’s Kern Education Television Network (KETN). The 22nd season will begin on Sept. 12. Host and executive producer Michael Cushine, along with several math tutors, will work with students on air to solve their homework and other standards-based problems. Parents are also invited to speak with tutors on how to bette...

  • Salvation Army Back to School Drive

    Sarah Mouchet, staff writer|Aug 19, 2023

    On Aug. 5, the Salvation Army, in first-time collaboration with #LoveTehachapi, held their annual Back to School Clothing Drive. With over 100 families visiting the Saturday morning drive, it's safe to say that the event was a huge success. Before doors even opened, families from all over Tehachapi and Eastern Kern queued in a line snaking around the corner of the building for an opportunity to receive free clothing and breakfast. Carlos' Donut supplied over 200 breakfast burritos and...

  • Mobile Vietnam Memorial Wall in Rosamond, Nov. 7-12

    Cathy Hansen, contributing writer|Aug 19, 2023

    Recently, I was asked if I could help raise funds to bring the Mobile Vietnam Memorial Wall to Kern County. I was totally unaware that the AV Wall Board had voted to retire the mobile wall in 2025! This might be an opportunity for another organization to continue this important work that was started by the AV Wall volunteers. Go to their website for further information: www.avwall.org. They are an all-volunteer organization with a dedication to helping veterans through community service. The AV...

  • Kern County District 2 Park Improvement Projects are moving forward, despite vandalism

    Zack Scrivner, Supervisor, District 2|Aug 5, 2023

    In 2022, Kern County Supervisor Zack Scrivner announced plans to allocate nearly $8.7 million for park improvements throughout his district. Funding for the improvements at eight county parks in District 2 will come from several sources. Recently, the County secured $3,023,637 from the Clean California Grant administered by the Department of Transportation for Mojave East Park. The County Administrative Office has also budgeted $1,000,000 from the County's allocation of federal American Recovery...

  • Chaos in the Tehachapi Mountains

    Bob Alvis, contributing writer|Jul 8, 2023

    Aviation Cadet Paul Day was looking at his instruments and straining to hear any communications over the sound of his radial engine, as he flew blind in the clouds all alone. What seemed like just another routine training flight had now become a struggle for life itself, as he and more than a dozen other young aviation cadets came face to face with the dangers of flying - not in combat, but facing the wrath of the one adversary that has plagued aviators for generations: the weather. March 18,...

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