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By Ed Gordon
contributing writer 

What's Up in Stallion Springs?

 

September 25, 2021

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Harvest time.

It's harvest time

Along Pelliser Rd. and Banducci Rd. on your way in to Stallion you will see the field workers harvesting crops of cabbage, onions and corn, along with other vegetables. Be careful as you pass these areas as the workers park along the road and could accidently step out or pull out in front of you.

Oktoberfest

The Sixteenth Annual Oktoberfest is back and scheduled for October 2 at the Community Center, 27850 Stallion Springs Dr., from noon to 5 p.m. Come by for food, beer, wine, gifts and kids activities. No pets are allowed except trained service animals.

Yellow Starthistle Alert

Yellow starthistle is back with a vengeance. Starthistle is consider one of the most serious rangeland weeds. Dense stands of the weed reduce land value by choking out native vegetation, ruining habitat for wildlife. The tiny seeds are carried all over the valley when they attach to wild animals, livestock, shoes and even stroller wheels. Starthistle can send a tap root over six feet into the ground to sustain itself during dry weather. Hand removal can help control the plants. Place the plants in the dumpsters, not in the green waste area to help prevent spreading in the community.

Parks and Rec

Partnering with the Stallion Springs Community Church, Youth Teen has been rescheduled to a new day, Wednesday, and is open to all teens 13 and up, every Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m. to play volleyball and other activities at the Community Center. Teens will be required to have a signed waver prior to participation. The snack bar will be open. Come join in the fun.

Dance is returning in October. Beginning on Tuesday, October 5, for a 10-week session, the classes will include Ballet, Tap, Jazz and Clogging. Contact the CSD, (661) 822-3268, for further information.

Free Pickle Ball in the gym, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 p.m. and Saturdays at 9 a.m. All levels are welcome.

The pool has closed for the season.

Police Report

Police Chief Gary Crowell filed a report of statistics for August 2021. The department had six arrests, issued four citations, had 93 reports, 113 calls for service, completed 29 officer initiated investigations, 32 field interviews and three medical assists. There were six vacation house checks and the department assisted other law enforcement agencies 17 times.

If you have a life-threatening emergency call 911 and specify to the dispatcher that you live in Stallion Springs. 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, http://www.stallionspringscsd.com. 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.

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

General Manager's report

The General Manager met with the Conservation Corps on grants for Hazard Mitigation and Trail Maintenance and was informed they have received a large grant and will be moving forward with hazard mitigation in Stallion Springs, along with surrounding communities.

Stallion Springs Board of Directors

The Board meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. normally in the CSD Boardroom or at the Community Center, subject to COVID restrictions. The next meeting will be held at 6 p.m., October 19.

 
 

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