• The City of Tehachapi is considering its options for dealing with a house at 202 Bartlett Street that has been tagged with multiple code violations since 2005.

    Local home could go to receivership after multiple code violations

    After 10 years of multiple code violations, the City of Tehachapi is moving to possibly send a home into receivership in an effort to clean up the property. The property in question is at 202 Bartlett Court, just off South Curry Street. Code Enforcement Officer Aaron Price made his report at the

  • Tehachapi-Cummings water district has new agreement for Kern River water

    It's a bit of a risk, but the Tehachapi-Cummings County Water District has approved entering into an agreement to assure water flow during dry and wet years. “It’s sort of (like asking), do we feel lucky in agreeing to this,” said District General Manager John Martin at the district's

  • Mountain Meadows CSD appoints new member

    The Mountain Meadows Community Services District has appointed a new member to its board. At a special meeting held July 21, the board members selected Roxanne Garber as their new member. She replaces Gaelen Sasser, who resigned. Board member Laurie King said appointment originally was slated for

  • David Edmonds, general manager of the Bear Valley Springs CSD, reports on just who can use the local roads at the board meeting on July 23.

    General Manager: logging trucks have right to use BVS roads

     The Bear Valley Community Services District is attempting to clear up a number of issues and concerns about logging and other tree-clearing trucks seen around the area. “There is a lot of controversy and misinformation going around,” said General Manager David Edmonds at the district's

  • Civic Calendar: upcoming meetings for local government

    City of Tehachapi Meetings held at the Claude L. Wells Center on 300 S. Robinson St. City Council meets first and third Monday at 6 p.m. Next regular meeting Aug. 3. Agenda available at Tehachapi Unified School District Meetings held at 300 S. Robinson St. Board meets second

  • The National Weather Service, Hanford, has issued a Hazardous Weather Advisory for later in the week.

    Lightning, erratic winds, brief heavy rain possible in coming week

    Another Hazardous Weather Outlook warning has been issued by the National Weather Service, Hanford. Isolated thunderstorms are possible in Central California including the Kern County Mountains, Indian Wells Valley and Southeastern Kern County Desert beginning Thursday, July 30, through Saturday,

  • Darrel Brown is sworn in by Mayor Susan Wiggins as a new reserve officer for the Tehachapi Police Department.

    New reserve officer for Tehachapi Police Department

    Darrel Brown has been sworn in as a new reserve lieutenant with the Tehachapi Police Department. Mayor Susan Wiggins did the honors at the City Council meeting on July 20, as Police Chief Kent Kroeger looked on. Brown is a retired sergeant from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and

  • City passes nuisance ordinance; chronic offenders subject to fines

    If you live in a home that's considered a nuisance, you could be subjected to fines, along with other fees. The City of Tehachapi is cracking down on drug houses, those with barking dogs that won't quit or animals running at large. The city passed new ordinance on July 20 to contend with

  • The Explorers, flanked by Police Chief Kent Kroeger (L) and Mayor Susan Wiggins and Mayor Pro Tem Kim Nixon, are recognized for their help during the July 4 events at the July 20 City Council meeting.

    Explorers applauded for helping the community

    The Tehachapi Police Department and the City of Tehachapi recently gave recognition to members of the Explorers unit. The Explorers help with community events such as directing traffic, parking cars, trash clean up, among other things. “They were a big help to us during the July 4 events,” said

  • The Green Street railroad crossing in Downtown Tehachapi will be closed from Friday, July 24, through Monday, July 27, for maintenance and improvement.

    Green Street railroad crossing will be closed July 24 through 27

    The Green Street railroad crossing in Downtown Tehachapi will be closed Friday, July 24, through Monday, July 27, for track maintenance and improvement according to a news release from the City of Tehachapi. The crossing will be completely closed for the four-day construction period. The

  • Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Park District General Manager Matt Young will leave the district in late August to take a position in Gulf Shores, Ala.

    Recreation and park district manager Matt Young has resigned

    Matt Young, general manager of Tehachapi Recreation and Park District, has accepted another position and will leave the district Aug. 28. TVRPD directors met with Young in closed session during the board's regular monthly meeting Tuesday, July 21, and emerged with an announcement that the

  • Claudia Elliott

    Elliott to retire; Ursua named business manager of Tehachapi News

    Claudia Elliott, editor and general manager of Tehachapi News, has announced her plans to retire at the end of July. Elliott began her career at the newspaper after returning to her hometown from college in 1972 and worked as editor of the newspaper under then co-publishers Warren and Richard