Opinion

  • Letter to the editor: Fly Old Glory with pride

    I appreciate all the American flags that I see in town. Businesses, homes and anywhere the flags are flown need to be vigilant to the condition of the flag. If it shows any wear and tear, the flag should be retired. Call a Boy Scout and they will take care of it for you. Fly your flag with pride

  • Letter to the editor: Veterinary Hospital showed compassion

    Once again we had to make that unwanted but necessary decision for one of our rescues. Once again Tehachapi Veterinary Hospital showed compassion during a difficult time. Thanks to the staff. We also appreciated the shroud. Fred Heerd and family, Tehachapi

  • Letter to the editor: Closing of fire station would be horrible

    Possible Golden Hills Fire Station closing? This would be a horrible thing. Just imagine how many trillions of dollars America sends to holes around the world like Afghanistan, Iraq and the like so they can keep their fire stations open. Another example why our elected officials are flushing this

  • The Terra-Gen Tellers achieved the Sapphire Team Fundraising Club status as the top earners in the 2016 Relay For Life.

    Letter to the editor: Keep up the good work, Relay team

    A three-peat at Relay brings a big shout-out to Team Terra-Gen, which recently repeated as the top fundraising team at the 2016 Tehachapi Relay for Life. Terra-Gen, captained by Carolyn Wiles, also captured top spot in 2014 and 2015. Raising more than $19,000, Terra-Gen helped Relay for Life raise

  • Letter to the editor: Closing Fire Station No. 13 would be catastrophic

    I just read about the potential closing of Fire Station No. 13 in Golden Hills due to county budget cuts. As a resident of Golden Hills, I feel compelled to speak out on behalf of my fellow residents, and say that closing this particular station is an absolutely terrible idea, and would greatly

  • Letter to the editor: Falcons thankful for community support

    The Tehachapi Mountain Roller Hockey Falcons would like to say thank you to the generous local business that supported our Falcon Fun Day. It is an honor to live in such a small community where these local business support even small clubs such as ourselves. Thank you to Albertsons (and manager

  • Letter to the editor: First responders saved Independence Day

    First a big THANK YOU to all the firefighters and first responders from all over. You saved Bear Valley Springs from disaster. Your efforts also made it possible to celebrate the 4th of July. The Carriage and Driving Society turned out in great force for the parade. It was wonderful to see so many

  • Warriors Booster Club member Ed Grimes shows off the special equipment he used to mix about 100 pounds of pancake mix for the annual Pancake Breakfast on July 4.

    Letter to the editor: Thanks for making Warrior pancake breakfast a success

    Our 4th of July pancake breakfast for the Warrior football team was a huge success. We made more than $4,600. I would like to thank our sponsors who made all of this possible: South Street Digital, which donated and printed the tickets; Albertsons, which donated the milk; Kelcy’s restaurant for

  • Letter to the editor: I see problems on the 'Kern County Autobahn' too

    Thanks to Dennis Tope for the recent remarks on the Highway 58 road conditions. I have been driving the stretch of the “Kern County Autobahn” between the Highway 223 Arvin turnoff and Tehachapi for 16 years. It’s at its worst for traffic volume and road condition. I choose to ride in the fast

  • From left, former residents Rosalie Dunmire, Darlene Hoener (nee Sola), Joyce Frey (nee Tillery) and Sherry Craig met in Las Vegas on June 7 and reminisced about life in Tehachapi.

    Letter to the editor: Tehachapi women …Where are they now?

    Four former residents of Tehachapi recently converged in Las Vegas to renew old friendships and reminisce about the “good ole days” when they lived on “the hill.” Rosalie Dunmire lived in Tehachapi several times over her life. She was previously employed by Absolute Sports, and is currently living

  • Letter to the editor: Home Depot assists in Erskine fire efforts

    Tehachapi Humane Society has been helping Kern County Animal Services during the Lake Isabella fire. We have sent hay, dog and cat food. The animal control officer in charge asked if we could find some sort of 5-gallon containers that could be filled with water and with a lid so the water would

  • Letter to the editor: Thank you, firefighters

    The Frontier fire in Bear Valley Springs came very close to our house — too close for comfort! I just wanted to say that the response to the fire by police and firefighters was amazing. They saved several homes by their efforts. The air drops of water and fire retardant were spectacular. These

  • Letter to the editor: Let's stop horrible killing of dogs

    The number of active dog rescue organizations in Tehachapi shows how much we love our pets. Sadly, I need to make everyone aware of the Annual Dog Meat Eating “Festival” in China on June 21. Pets are stolen, strays are rounded up and Korean Mastiff puppies raised in tiny cages to keep their “meat”