• Laura Burdick was nominated by her daughter, Corinne, for the Queen of All Moms honor.

    Laura Burdick named Queen of All Moms

    Laura Burdick knows the trials and tribulations of being a single parent. For the past 12 years she has raised her two children, Luc, 17, and Corinne, 14, by herself after her husband passed away. Her daughter nominated her for Tehachapi News’ Queen of All Moms contest, and she was declared the

  • A bull elk munches on grass.

    Natural Sightings: Green grass and royal velvet

    Stacey Herrera, a professional photographer from Ridgecrest who recently moved to the Tehachapi Mountains, took this photo of a bull elk munching on grass. This American Elk (Cervus canadensis nelsonii) bull is in velvet, meaning that his antlers are still growing and are covered with the fuzzy,

  • The Tehachapi Lions Club sponsored the April 26 Houchin Blood Bank Drive at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.  A total of 83 pints of blood were collected. Houchin Blood Bank and the Tehachapi Lions are at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church every eight weeks. Pictured, from left, are: Eddie Mann, Doris Mann, Walt Satalino, Joy Invina, Houchin Bank Community Development Coordinator Sue Morrison and Jacob Marcischak.

    Upcoming Events: Lots to do in, around Tehachapi

    To our readers: With a goal of including as many events and community groups as possible in our print edition, we have revamped our calendar format. Please make use of the contact information to learn more about each event. As we move to our new format, have we missed you? Send your item to

  • The heart necklace was made by Amanda Tomlinson.

    Gallery 'N Gifts to feature 'All That Glitters' for First Friday

    “All That Glitters” will be on display for the month of May at Gallery ‘N’ Gifts with a special show opening party on First Friday, May 6, from 5 to 8 p.m. Six Tehachapi Valley Arts Association members will be featured in this month’s show featuring beautiful hand-created pottery and unique


  • Terry deMontmorency, 1967-2016

    Terry deMontmorency, 1967-2016

    The community of Tehachapi mourns the loss of native son Terry David deMontmorency, 48. On Saturday morning, April 30, Terry was suddenly and tragically taken from us. Born on Sept. 26, 1967, he is survived by his two amazing kids, Trenton and Taryn, beloved mother Charlotte, significant other

  • Jacqueline Ellen (Raybuck) Lomba, 1974-2016

    Jacqueline Ellen Lomba passed away at her home in Mojave on April 23, 2016. She was 42. A viewing will be held at 9 a.m. May 3, 2016, with the funeral service following at 10 a.m., at Wood Family Funeral Service in Tehachapi. Interment will be at 1:15 p.m. at Bakersfield National Cemetery in Arvin.

  • Shirley Mae Watson, 1937-2016

    Shirley Mae Watson passed away on April 17, 2016. She was 78. Services are pending at this time. Wood Family Funeral Service has been entrusted with her care. For condolences, please visit

  • James Arnold Goslin, Dec. 2, 1925 - April 16, 2016

    James Arnold Goslin, 1925–2016

    James was born in Boerne, Texas, to David Arthur and Lena Leath Goslin. He was one of seven children and spent his younger years on a dairy farm in San Marcos, Texas. In 1942, James joined the United States Navy and became a Baker Second Class. He left the Navy with an honorable discharge in 1950.

  • Annie Mayo, 1929-2016

    It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we have lost one of the most important people in our lives, Annie Mayo. After retiring from Albertsons, she and her husband, Paul, moved permanently to Tehachapi, where they spent the next 32 years. Annie leaves behind her loving husband of 55 years,


  • Letter to the editor: Can't wait to buy Grimes' book

    I noted that Ed Grimes has written a book on his life in Tehachapi. I've known Ed most of his life. He is a hard-working, dedicated, loyal friend to all who he has contract with. We worked together at C.C.I. There is no doubt that he has given Tehachapi his all. He is the kind of person who

  • Letter to the editor: Measure H needs clarification

    The letter from Linda Coverdale (“Some don’t get vote on hospital measure,” April 27) may have missed the point about the vote for Measure H. The fact is that many will not get to vote yes or even no. First, you have to be a registered voter. Second, you have to live in the Tehachapi Valley

  • Letter to the editor: Do transactions with cash

    While at Albertsons the other day, four people were ahead of me waiting to pay for their groceries. Not one of he four people ahead of me in line used cash, but swiped their card to pay. Whatever floats their boat, but with cash I pay "right on the spot." People like the convenience of

  • Door of Hope, Family Life Pregnancy Center

    Letter to the editor: Do you know this door of hope?

    For the past eleven years, more than 7,000 have walked through this very door, the Family Life Pregnancy Center. Many have received that free pregnancy test and many have found someone to listen to them, provide answers for many questions and great referrals. Why might you walk through this door?

  • Letter to the editor: New minimum wage could hurt businesses

    I think the opinion of Greater Tehachapi Chamber of Commerce President Ida Perkins is commendable but her argument is completely null (Tehachapi News, April 13). First, the minimum wage might be designed for people "starting out," but it's surely not used that way. Ask all of the 50-