• Sign up now for Run and Ride with the Wind 5K and Duathlon, other events

    Upcoming activities sponsored by Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Park District include: • Run, and Ride with the Wind 5K and Duathlon — Held May 30, at the Mountain Valley Airport. Race day registration begins at 8 a.m., with race starting at 9 a.m. Early registration fee is $30 for the 5K, $35

  • Author Fern Michaels

    Author friend of local resident continuing to help with 'Wings of Rescue'

    The next Wings of Rescue flight taking animals out of locally overcrowded shelters will be dedicated to the person who made it happen — best-selling author Fern Michaels, according to Wings co-founder Yehuda Netenal. "Fern has shown what an individual can do in order to maintain the flow of

  • Christina Athans Hartley succumbed to her battle with pancreatic cancer when she was 44 years old. An estate charity sale will be held on May 30 in her memory to raise money for pancreatic cancer research.

    Estate charity sale to benefit cancer research

    An estate charity sale will be held Saturday, May 30, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, May 31, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Veterans Memorial building, located at 125 E. "F" St. The sale will be in honor of Christina Athans Hartley who passed away from the pancreatic cancer at the

  • Male House Finch

    Natural Sightings: Small, bright and beautiful

    Marsha Morris took these photos at her West Golden Hills home of a male House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus). These common little birds can be found throughout the Tehachapi Mountains, and the males are the most noticeable with their red or orange throats, heads and rumps. This pigment comes from

  • Ramboulliet sheep in the big field between Highway 202 and Highline Road.

    Pen in Hand: Sheep have a long history in our local mountains

    We’ll soon start seeing bands of sheep grazing throughout the Tehachapi area, tended by a shepherd with help from a dog or two. The sheep mow down grasses and weeds and receive these plants for food, in exchange for being a fire hazard reduction crew on hooves. This annual bargain has been taking


  • Norma Ashby Mauterer

    Norma Ashby Mauterer, Oct. 9, 1915 — April 17, 2015

    Norma Ashby Mauterer was born on Oct. 9, 1915 in Woburn, Mass. In 1919, when Norma was just 4 years old, her parents loaded everything they owned in the car and headed out to Los Angeles where they eventually settled in Eagle Rock. As a child, she loved to dance and was enthralled with her ballet

  • John Talmage King, Jr, May 14, 1928 - May 19, 2015

    John Talmage King, Jr, May 14, 1928 - May 19, 2015

    Longtime Tehahcapi resident and founder of Tehachapi Community Theater, John Talmage King, Jr., 87 of Tehachapi passed away at his home on May 19, 2015. John was born to John Talmage King and Hazel Josephine (Siegfriend) King on May 14, 1928 in Greensburg, Pa. John spent his early years in

  • James Thomas Doss, 1964 - 2015

    James Thomas Doss, 50, a 10-year resident of Tehachapi, passed away on May 19, 2015. Next week's edition of the Tehachapi News will include a complete obituary. The service date and time is yet to be determined. Please call Wood Family Funeral Service for information, (661) 822-6897. For

  • Linda Lee Jordan, 1945 - 2015

    Linda Lee Jordan of Tehachapi, entered into rest on May 11, 2015. She was 70 years old. No services are scheduled. A full obituary will appear in next week's edition of the Tehachapi News. Wood Family Funeral Service has been entrusted with her care. For condolences, please visit woodmortuary.

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    Nancy Suzanne Grecian, 1946-2015

    Nancy Grecian, age 68, passed away on May 14, 2015 in Tehachapi. Nancy was born to Bill and Marcheta Lockhart on June 20, 1946, in Tulsa, Okla. She spent her youth and school years in Craig, Colo. She received her teaching certificate with a speech and theatre major from the University of Northern


  • Claudia Elliot, Tehachapi News Editor

    Water and Tehachapi; looking back and forward

    It was the day after my 22nd birthday, a cold Tehachapi afternoon, with the wind biting the hands and faces of all those gathered on the embankment above the freshly excavated ground that would become Jacobsen Reservoir, also known as Brite Lake.

  • Claudia Elliot

    Now and Then: Healthcare key to economy

    Elsewhere in this week's paper you'll find a 16-page pull-out section we've prepared to commemorate the creation of the Tehachapi-Cummings County Water District 50 years ago. That was a momentous occasion, but we have something of near-equal proportion facing the community right now,

  • Claudia Elliot

    Now and Then: Setting the record straight

    It's not often that we encounter a sports story that is controversial. Usually we just report the results with some highlights of the game. Unlike many newspapers, we have the luxury of only covering one high school sports program and I have to admit that we can get a little too parochial

  • Now and Then: Time to look at how we handle policing

    Last week I wrote about two important components of the infrastructure we look to government to provide -- or at least to manage in a way that makes it practical for us all -- water and waste (also known as sewer or septic, although the septic has largely been unmanaged locally except through

  • Claudia Elliot

    Now and Then: Water and sewage: what's not being said

    Here's the bottom line about water and sewage: we all want clean, fresh water to come out of the tap when we turn it on and we want to be able to flush our toilets without worry about whether what we've just flushed is going to come up in the yard -- and we really don't want to have