I hope the community enjoyed the All-American 4th of July Festival and the Fireworks Spectacular hosted by the city of Tehachapi. It has become a marquee event for our community and it attracts visitors from all over, especially as many surrounding municipalities no longer provide such festi…

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I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to the paramedics and Officer Best who responded to the 911 call I made for my husband on June 11 in Stallion Springs. While the paramedics attended to my husband, Officer Best stayed with me until my pastor and friends arrived.

The Tehachapi Valley Recreation & Park District wants to thank all of the following sponsors — Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley, Albertsons, Michelob Ultra, Flex it Pink, Tomahawk Cheerleaders, Tehachapi Earth Queens and the Warrior Football team — for their generous contribution to our…

Malicious destruction of property over $400 is a felony in California. Cutting down a passel of trees and ruining expensive door locks with glue at Tehachapi High School caused thousands of dollars in damage.

An excellent question was posed by Dr. Sam Conklin ("TVHD is still active despite Adventist's entry to market," July 4) regarding what to do with original Tehachapi Valley Healthcare District hospital. The capital and assets, as noted by Dr. Conklin, are formidable.

Here in Tehachapi, the Sierra Nevada mountain ridge running east-west to the north of town seems to present an opportunity for the commercial installation of PV Panel solar energy on its slopes. It is vacant, has minimal vegetation, and is exposed almost perfectly to the elevation angle of t…

Tehachapi’s got talent. No, that isn’t the name of a new variety show for network television, although I do believe we could fill a few hours of air time with some folks in our community. But that’s another story.

There’s been much debate on Facebook regarding the proposed TVRPD Revitalization and Recreation Facility bond. I fully understand the call for “no more taxes” in a state that monetarily burdens its citizens at every turn.

People are asking, "What does Tehachapi Valley Healthcare do now that Adventist Health is renting and operating Tehachapi Hospital?"

I am sure that a great many of you who are attached to social media are assaulted daily by things that bother or offend you. I see many animal and human cruelty items come past my news feed or my Facebook page and I have gotten to the point where I have to go past most of them and not look.

McDonald's, Starbucks and a host of other businesses in town have car lanes where customers can be served while remaining in their cars. Seldom do I take advantage of this business practice because I prefer dealing with a person over the counter rather than peering at them through a window.

The Tehachapi City Council passed a resolution to file an amicus brief in support of a suit that would challenge SB 54, a state law which establishes a place of safety, a place of freedom from fear for our undocumented neighbors. This challenge to SB 54, I was told, was symbolic insofar as i…

I posted a letter to the editor which was published April 18 about the high vacancies in and around Tehachapi. I have since found that I was conservative. Instead of five empty restaurants, there are six! Instead three empty (former) grocery stores, there are four!

OK. I went to the second Tehachapi Recreation & Park District workshop for the proposed bond. I looked at all of posters showing what is being suggested. Some ideas appear credible and needed. There seems to be a preponderance of development for bicycles and skateboards.

I don’t always get to read all of the newspaper the same day. I usually save opinion pieces for my convenience. Such was a piece in the June 9 Bakersfield Californian, “Thank Republicans for your right to try” by Marc Thiessen.

This is a response to recent articles regarding stock in rodeo events. Rodeo stock are treated better than many children. For example, the bucking horses and the bulls are bred to buck. They consider it their job and all evidence of their behavior, whether working or resting, indicates they …

Here we go again! Now it's the Tehachapi Valley Recreation & Park people who want to stick us taxpayers with a massive $43 million obligation bond to pay for a proposed aquatic and community center. These obligation bonds are paid for by increasing our property taxes.

Talk about a double standard. O.M.G., Samantha Bee goes on public television attacking President Trump's daughter, using the trashiest talk I've ever heard. Roseanne Barr tweets a racial slur and she is fired on the spot. Both were wrong, but only one gets the ax.

In his most recent piece in the Tehachapi News Forum, World War II vet A.J. Marshall failed to mention that one of his own liberal icons, “three-deferment” Bill Clinton, also sought and obtained draft deferments during the Vietnam War. It was quite common and many people did. Recall that it …

Last week we said goodbye to our friend and Mayor Ed Grimes. We closed a historic chapter in our city’s history in which he played an integral part. We’ll continue to think of him, his family and the fingerprints he left on our community for many years to come. They say heroes are remembered…

The recent article ("Kern County named wind capital of the world," May 23) about Kern County being the wind capital of the world with 4,581 turbines, more than any other county in the nation, certainly covers well our feeling of pride. But keeping this resource all to ourselves and also only…

Many drivers head to the highways in the 14 weeks between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Due to the traffic congestion, it can be deadly. That depends on each driver.

Too many senseless school shootings are occurring in our country. Politicians are wrestling with solutions to the problem but the answer isn't gun control. Let's face it! Rounding up all the firearms or keeping them out of the hands of kooky people is wishful thinking.

Corey Costelloe’s essay ("Rodeo demands respect for its heritage, grit,” May 9) romanticizing the rodeo simply dismisses the pain and injuries to the animals. Costelloe’s labeling of the rodeo as a “heritage” should not merit any respect when the word “heritage” is used to justify barbaric p…

Sorry folks, but this is sappy Daulton again with a celebration message. May 10 was a special day for me. It was 25 years ago, at 6 p.m., that I met my beautiful (wife to be) Barbara, at the old Bakers Square restaurant (now gone) in Bakersfield.

In 1967, on his 23rd mission over Hanoi, John McCain's Seahawk bomber was shot down. When he bailed out, his right leg and right arm were broken. He spent two and half years of his five and a half years as a prisoner in solitary confinement with only two small holes in a metal ceiling to giv…

This citizen is very aware of the colorful and important role all the men and women played in the settling of the West. I am also aware that the entertainment that is the rodeo attempts to ignite and continue the perceived traditions of that 20 years span of time, but as we learn more about …

I understand the the issue of California seceding from the USA is being considered by the dissatisfied residents of the Los Angeles and San Francisco areas and the governing body in Sacramento and may be on one of our ballots soon.

I can’t help but wonder as to what happened with Walmart cutting ground the first week of April. Last thing that I read was they were going to start putting in street lights, driveways and sidewalks.

I agree with Corey Costelloe's claim that "Rodeo demands respect for its heritage, grit" (X's and Arrows, May 6). But for the title, not so much. His best knee-slapper: "Without the skill sets of rodeo, the West is never won." Say what?!

Columnist Corey Costelloe ("Rodeo demands respect for its heritage, grit,” May 9) resorts to sarcasm and barbs to defend the rodeo, but hurting animals for “fun” is something everyone with a conscience should condemn.