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By Ed Gordon 

What's Up in Stallion Springs?


August 29, 2020

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Mother and fawn out for a morning walk.

It's that time of year when the deer and elk are out with their young looking for food and water. You need to be careful as they can cross the roads without warning at any point. Be especially careful of one of the young lagging behind mom and suddenly deciding to cross to catch up. Protect our wildlife and avoid damage to your vehicle.

Police Department says thanks

On behalf of all officers of the Stallion Springs Department Chief Gary Crowell would like to personally say thank you to the entire Tehachapi community for your ongoing support of our Department during these difficult times. Over the past several weeks we have received an overwhelming amount of support and have exchanged kind words with residents and community organizations throughout Kern County. It has truly been an honor spending time interacting with you, listening to you and praying with you. Relationship building is the process of developing social connections, and it is something we can all participate in together to help make a stronger community for us all. Our main priority remains the same, to protect and to serve you and your families so that you may continue to feel safe in your community. We are blessed to work in such a wonderful, supportive community and we are humbled and honored to serve you.

Police Report

Police Chief Gary Crowell filed a report of statistics for July 2020. The Department had 7 arrests, issued 5 citations, had 94 reports, 89 calls for service, completed 28 officer initiated investigations, 33 field interviews, and one medical assist. There were 10 vacation house checks, and the department assisted other law enforcement agencies 24 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 by 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 maybe canceled at any time due to limited police staffing.

The Stallion Springs Police Department encourages residents and guests to sign up for Nixle public notification alerts and to create a Smart911 profile. These safety communication systems are free for you to sign up. Please visit and now.

Summer Craft Nights

We will be offering a craft night featuring macramé hangers for plants! We will provide the materials and instructions on how to make this beautiful craft! Plants will not be provided. For this event, we will be following the CDC guidelines of social distancing and asking you to wear a mask. Sign up at the CSD before Friday, Sept. 11 to get a spot! When: Thursday, Sept. 17 at 6:30 p.m. Where: Stallion Springs Community Center. Cost: $15.

Kid's Craft Night: We will be hosting a craft night for the kids! Get them out of the house after a day of virtual learning to get some sunshine, paint a pot and plant some seeds to watch grow throughout the school year! Sign up at the CSD to get your spot. When: Thursday, Sept. 2 at 6 p.m. Where: Stallion Springs Community Center. Cost: $5.

Trash Site fully operational

The new green waste area is great! So much easier for all residents as you can now just put your trimmings on the ground in the designated area. NO BAGS ALLOWED, only small branches, grass, hay and leaves. NO MANURE (all manure MUST go to the Tehachapi Landfill). Do not leave large tree stumps or logs in our green waste area or you will be subject to citation. This site is for chippable items only. FREE MULCH is there and ready for any and all residents to take and use in their own yards. TRASH BINS: These bins are for basic household trash only. Check our website for more details. E-WASTE: E-waste bins are available and are only to be utilized for items such as printers, computers, lamps, etc. (small corded appliances only). No light bulbs or liquids of any kind. RECYCLING: Unfortunately, this area is still a work in progress. If the bins are full or not available please take your items home and wait, otherwise you can place them in the trash bins for now. Bottles, cans, plastics and cardboard will be accepted but ALL cardboard MUST be flattened before throwing into the bins. We are looking forward to the change and loving the way the new site is coming along! Thank you in advance for your cooperation on this.

Neighborhood Watch

Meetings are on the fourth Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. Next meeting is on Sept. 22, 2020, Corral Room, 27850 Stallion Springs Dr. ALL are welcome! Bring your friends and neighbors. Meet our SSPD and get the latest updates on how to prevent crime in our neighborhood.

Stallion Springs Board of Directors

The Board meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. normally in the CSD Boardroom. The meeting will be on Sept. 15, 2020 and will be held in the CSD Boardroom or at the Community Center subject to the restrictions created by the Coronavirus.


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