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By Ed Gordon 

What's Up in Stallion Springs?


July 6, 2019

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The Audubon group watches for local birds.

Kern County Audubon Society visited Stallion Springs to check out the local birds along the lake at Horse Thief Park on Saturday, June 22. Lead by trip coordinators Greg Harglerad and Linda McMillian, the group of 20 walked along the lake with eyes to the trees and sky. The group was treated to a wide-variety of birds including an owl being harassed by two red wing black birds. The more experienced "birders" helped the newcomers identify species and their distinguishing features.

Suicide Prevention Symposium

Kern County Mental Health will hold a Suicide Prevention Symposium on Wednesday, July 31 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Stallion Springs Community Center, 27850 Stallion Springs Dr. The event is free and open to the public.

The symposium will bring together professionals in all areas of mental wellness and suicide prevention from emergency services, behavioral health, veteran services, LGBTQ groups, as well as public and private wellness organizations.

The time is now. Collectively it will be an opportunity to educate, inspire and empower each other to live a happier, healthier life by improving mental health and joining the movement to help prevent suicide.

Parks and Recreation

Summer gym hours began June 7. The gym is free of charge for youth and adults Monday thru Friday from noon to 4 p.m. It's a fun place to hang out and join in on activities, such as volleyball, basketball and other pickup games. Pickleball co-ed games are Tuesday and Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m.

Free yoga has been extended to every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. for a limited time.

Police Report

Do you live alone? Do you live an isolated life? Does your family live in a distant community? Would you like to have someone check on you periodically just to be sure you are doing well?

The Stallion Springs Community Service Unit is a group of citizen volunteers working with the police department to organize a program of contact and caring to insure the safety of our residents who are alone and would appreciate having some-one check on them and their wellbeing.

Calls would be to individuals on a prearranged basis. If a problem is detected, the appropriate help would be dispatched. This is a totally volunteer program. If you are interested in this program, contact the CSD and someone will follow up with you.

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 us 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 could be canceled at any time due to limited police staffing.


Upcoming events for the CERT team. Mark your calendar.

Saturday, July 20 – Houchin Blood Drive

Tuesday, Aug. 6 – National Night Out

Wednesday, Aug. 7 – Monthly Training

Saturday, Aug. 10 – Cheers to Charity

Saturday, Sept. 14 – GranFondo

Saturday, Oct. 5 – OktoberFest  

Members should check with Sandy Young, Stallion Springs CERT Team Leader at (661) 304-6968 for further information.

Going to the Dogs

Dogs are a great addition to every family, but we all know they need some exercise. Stallion has just the place for your furry friend. A new dog-friendly area is located on the corner of St. Andrews and Burning Tree Drive. Bring your pups and let them run in the fenced area and meet some new friends.

Notice: In order to preserve the area for family fun activities. There are no dogs allowed in Man O'War Park.

Enjoy Horsethief Park, but remember to keep your dog on a leash.

Stallion Springs Board of Directors

The Board meets on the third Tuesday of every month. The next meeting will be on Tuesday, July 16 at 6 p.m. in the CSD Board Room.


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