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  • By Key Budge and Nick Smirnoff, Tehachapi News

A grass fire in the Stallion Springs area that started at about 10 p.m. Thursday in the southeastern part of Stallion Springs near Bold Venture has been contained to less than 20 acres. “We have limited communication with the fire command staff due to the use of tactical frequencies,” said K…

  • By Key Budge and Nick Smirnoff, Tehachapi News

A pair of brush fires kept Kern County firefighters busy on Wednesday around the Tehachapi area, but crews were able to get the upper hand on the fires quickly. 

  • By Key Budge, Tehachapi News

Deputies from the Golden Hills Sheriff’s Substation arrested 41-year-old Jose Mota on suspicion of possessing more than an ounce of methamphetamine and an ounce of marijuana after leaving a house in Golden Hills while being on the Electronic Monitoring Program.

  • By Tehachapi News

The Kern County Sheriff’s Office is reporting deputies from Rosamond and Mojave were sent to Rosamond High School at 2925 W. Rosamond Blvd. Feb. 10 for a possible distraught student who made threats to shoot students at the school.

  • By Tehachapi News

The Kern County Coroner’s Office identified 25-year-old Drew Paul Masters of Tehachapi as the person who died in a crash on Highway 58 at 7:58 p.m. Sunday.

  • By Tehachapi News

Tehachapi Unified School District has announced all schools are closing for today, Wednesday, Jan. 6, due to the heavy snowfall. The schools were also closed Thursday.

  • By Key Budge, Tehachapi News

Mudslides closed Highway 202 in the Brite Lake Valley area between Cummings Valley Road to the east in both directions to Cummings Valley Road to the west this Tuesday morning. Caltrans and the California Highway Patrol then reported Highway 202 was open as of about 11:15 a.m.

  • By Key Budge, Tehachapi News

The Kern County Fire Department rescued a dalmatian from a house fire on the 28200 block of Black Gold Way near Bear Valley Road late Monday afternoon. There was no one home at the time the fire started, KCFD was notified of the fire at approximately 4:10 PM. “The fire was kept to minimum da…

  • By Tehachapi News

According to the Kern County Fire Department, the natural gas line that ruptured in Golden Hills just before 9 a.m. this morning has been controlled as of 12:55 p.m.

  • By Claudia Elliott, Tehachapi News

Members of Tehachapi First believe the environmental impact report prepared by the City of Tehachapi for the proposed Walmart super store is flawed and will continue to fight to block construction according to spokesperson Christopher Zehnder.

  • By Claudia Elliott, Tehachapi News

A Tehachapi Walmart has been delayed by at least 15 to 20 months due to an appeal filed by Tehachapi First, the organization that lost in court on April 24 when Kern County Superior Court Judge Kenneth Twisselman ruled that the City of Tehachapi had adequately addressed environmental concern…

  • By Tehachapi News

A home was in danger Wednesday morning when fire broke out on a hilside next to the California Correctional Institution’s main gate, located at the end of Highway 202.

  • By Kern County Fire Department

On Wednesday evening, June 17, the Kern County Fire Department will conduct a Night Vision Goggle (NVG) drill in the Tehachapi area. NVG allows helicopter crews to work through the night to control fires in their initial stages. The helicopters are also equipped to perform night time hoist rescues.

  • By Tehachapi News

A former accounts receivable clerk for the Bear Valley Springs Association who is accused of embezzling approximately $2,386 from the association has been arrested in Washington, according to Interim Chief Jeff Kermode of the Bear Valley Police Dept.

  • By Tehachapi News

Tehachapi attorney Kassandra McQuillen, known to fans of CBS' "Survivor" show as Kass, has been chosen to participate in "Survivor: Cambodia" as one of the winners of the "Survivor: Second Chance!" competition where fans of the show voted to allow former participants a second chance to parti…

  • By Tehachapi News

Hundreds of vehicles, including big rigs, were routed off of westbound Highway 58 into Tehachapi Monday afternoon as officials investigated a traffic accident that took place west of Keene just after 2 p.m.

  • By Tehachapi News

Want to know what to do if you encounter a bear? Last year many were seen near Tehachapi residential areas, including one within the city that was killed by police due to safety concerns.

  • By Tehachapi News

A storm expected to bring gusty winds and wet weather to the central California interior Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday may or may not make it all the way to Tehachapi and the Grapevine south of Bakersfield, but the National Weather Service in Hanford has issued a winter weather advisory fo…

  • By Tehachapi News

The Kern County District Attorney's Office will conduct an independent investigation into an officer-involved shooting that resulted in the death of an unidentified person in Tehachapi Sunday night, according to Tehachapi Police Chief Kent Kroeger.

  • By Tehachapi News

Supporters and opponents alike will have to wait on whether the city will get a Walmart because the March 27 hearing has been delayed.

  • By JACK BARNWELL Tehachapi News

Residents in the Tehachapi area will have more medical alternatives beginning this fall as Kaiser Permanente announced the opening of a facility in town.

  • By Darla A. Baker Tehachapi News

A local man was pronounced dead from unknown medical complications after a series of events took place on Feb. 26, beginning with the man's arrest for being under the influence of a controlled substance. At about 6:15 p.m., a Kern County Sheriff’s deputy stopped a vehicle at Bear Valley Road…

  • By Jack Barnwell, Tehachapi News

After a thorough presentation and robust discussion, the Tehachapi Valley Healthcare District selected Adventist Health as its choice to enter round two of a proposed affiliation.

  • By Tehachapi News

A wind advisory remains in effect until 4 p.m. Saturday as the Tehachapi area and other areas of Central California hope the weatherman might be right and rain is coming.

  • By Tehachapi News

Tehachapi's inaugural GranFondo event in September 2014 has been tapped by the county's transportation authority for a regional award of merit.

  • By Tehachapi News

Questions surrounding the death of a 56-year-old Tehachapi woman, Julie Mosier, who died at approximately 4:15 p.m. on Aug. 14, 2014, after being struck by a vehicle while she was walking in the 200 block of West Valley Boulevard in Tehachapi have been answered.