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By Ed Gordon 

What's Up in Stallion Springs?


February 16, 2019

The Stallion Springs General Store is back in full operation after just over three months of upgrades to the gasoline storage tanks and pumps. The old single wall tanks were replaced with new steel lined fiberglass tanks to meet current state regulations. A small grant from the state assisted with the cost of the replacement tanks. After tank replacement, the old black top parking lot was removed and replaced with a new concrete lot with drainage upgrades.

Chevron assisted with upgrades to the pump area lighting, changing it to new LED lamps for additional safety. Still to come is additional area lighting and landscaping along the road. Owner, Even Maida would like to, ”thank the local residents for their patience and continued use of the other store facilities during the long renovations.”

Chilly Dip time

The ninth annual Chilly Dip is returning on March 2 at 11 a.m. Jumpers can sign up at the CSD until Feb. 25 for $15. Late signups will be $18. Sign up, jump in, get warm.

Police Report

Interim Police Chief Gary Crowell filed a report of statistics for December 2018. The Department had three arrests, issued nine citations, had 82 reports, 105 calls for service, did 22 want and warrant checks, completed 63 office initiated investigations, did 22 field interviews and did four medical assists. There were 38 vacation house checks and 12 school bus stop checks. Additionally, the Department assisted other law enforcement agencies 11 times.

If you have a life threatening emergency, call 911. The Stallion Springs Police Department is dispatched through the Kern County Sheriff’s Office.

For non-life threatening issues, please call (661) 861-3110. You may contact them by email or using the contact information provided on the CSD website If you wish to make an appointment to speak with an officer, contact the CSD at (661) 822-3268. Appointments may be canceled at any time due to limited police staffing.

Brush & Blush

Join us for a fun night of stress-free fun. Learn a non-intimidating way to create wooden masterpieces for your homes, offices, gifts, etc. You will end the night with a wood sign that you will be proud of saying, “I created that!” It’s the same fun and creative experience as our easel events, except now you’re working with wood to design your own sign from scratch. You design it all! Once you choose your sign, you will choose your background color and your paint colors. And the best part? We are using stencils! Our stencils are adhesive, so there is no tracing and no freehand painting. Trust us, you cannot mess this up! We have 69 colors of high-quality paint to choose from to complete your inspired design. This is guaranteed wall-worthy and makes the perfect gift for friends and family. As with all of our events, we will walk you step-by-step through this creative process. All supplies are provided. Event held March 22 in the Community Center at 7 p.m.

All New FREE Yoga Classes

Stallion Springs CSD with White Wolf Wellness Foundation is bringing boutique-quality yoga to Stallion Springs twice a month. Classes began in January. Classes are free to all participants and the program is funded by a grant from Kern Behavioral Health and Recovery Services. Participants will enjoy all-level yoga instruction with one of White Wolf’s highly-qualified instructors. They can work to enhance health, wellness and movement with this new program. For more information, please visit: or follow them on Instagram at @whitewolfwellness. Classes in Stallion Springs will be the first and last Wednesday of each month from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Call (661) 822-3268, Ext 222 for more info.


The CERT Basic Class will be offered in our community Spring of 2019. Please invite family, friends and neighbors to enroll in this training. 

The class schedule is: Wednesday, March 13 from 5 to 9 p.m. for orientation, Saturday, March 16, 23 and 30 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Stallion Springs Board of Directors

The Board meets on the third Tuesday of every month. The next meeting will be on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 6 p.m. in the CSD Board Room.


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