• Allan Kalpakoff, left, and Derrick Davis have been brewing beer together for the past eight years.

    Beer brewing: The sport of one-upmanship

    The third annual Cheers to Charity will feature the Home Brew Competition, which is unique to the event. As the only competition of its kind in the Greater Tehachapi area, at least a dozen home brewed beers will be available for sampling and judging by event participants. “This year’s contest will

  • Raise your glass to Cheers to Charity

    Cheers to Charity 2016, on Saturday, Aug. 13, is shaping up to be the best ever! Aviator Park, located on the Tehachapi Airport property, will be the location for this annual fundraiser. Dozens of shade trees, plenty of parking, and acres of grass will provide a cool venue for the warm summer night.

  • The Tehachapi Lions Club held a summer backyard meeting on July 21.

    Lions Club holds summer backyard meeting

    The Tehachapi Lions Club enjoyed lots of good food, drinks and camaraderie at their second backyard summer dinner meeting of 2016 on July 21 at the home of Lions Ric and Suzanne Williams. President Walt Satalino presented an upcoming Aug. 30 fundraising dinner at The Shed and new Lion Michelle

  • Paul Stein and Ralph Alberstrom will perform Aug. 7, at 3 p.m., at the Oak Tree Country Club.

    World class musicians to perform Aug. 7

    World class musicians Paul Stein and Ralph Alberstrom will team up to bring the Tehachapi area an afternoon of “Romantic and Classical Treasures” for violin and piano on Aug. 7, from 3 to 5 p.m., at Oak Tree Country Club. Tehachapi’s own Marti Sprinkle will be a special guest for additional duets.

  • Jill Barnes Nelson and Goldie

    Ride the Winds: Sunscreen important for horses, too

    Summer is in full swing and many days are spent out in the burning sun. Protection from that hot sun is important to both you and your horse. Sunburn is most frequently seen around the eyes and on the muzzle of pale or white-faced horses. Paints, Pintos and Appaloosas, as well as many cremellos


  • William (Bill) Kenneth Stewart, 1933- 2016

    William (Bill) Kenneth Stewart, 1933-2016

    Bill Stewart, a dynamic force and personality in Bear Valley Springs (BVS) for more than 40 years, passed away on June 15, 2016, in Los Angeles at the age of 82. He will always be remembered as a generous, fun-loving, hard-working, enthusiastic, larger-than-life character who lived his life to the

  • William (Bill) Thomas Nunnelee, 1937 — 2016

    William (Bill) Thomas Nunnelee, 1937-2016

    William (Bill) Thomas Nunnelee, age 79, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 7, 2016, in his Tehachapi home after a four-year battle with complications from cardiomegaly resulting from scarlet fever as a child and Lewy body dementia. Bill lived in Tehachapi for more than 30 years and is

  • Hedy Helene Steinecker, 1934-2016

    Hedy Helene Steinecker, 81, passed away at her home in Stallion Springs, Calif., on June 23, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband, Karl, in 2012. Hedy’s remains will be sent to Germany to be buried with her other family members. Wood Family Funeral Service, Inc. has handled the

  • Helen Josephine Barker, 1927-2016

    Helen Josephine Barker, 1927-2016

    Helen Josephine Barker, 89, was called home on July 2, 2016, in Tehachapi. Services will be held at Wood Family Funeral Service, Inc. on Wednesday, July 20, at 10 a.m., and interment will follow at Tehachapi Public Cemetery — Westside. Helen Josephine Barker was born in Beverly, Mass., in the

  • James Bernard Hughes Jr., 1933-2016

    Tehachapi resident James Bernard Hughes Jr. passed away at the home of his son in Lancaster on July 3, 2016. He was 83. James was preceded in death earlier this year by his beloved wife, Carol Jean Hughes. Interment will be at Bakersfield National Cemetery in Arvin. For condolences, please visit


  • 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