• By TERRY QUINN
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I am skeptical of the proposition that the Tehachapi area’s old, small and obsolete wind turbines can be repurposed to other properties to any economic benefit. ("Smaller wind turbines could be reused, reader explains," Nov. 15)

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  • By Barbara Dieges
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The Rev. Ken Burton wrote an interesting article about the Reformation ("Celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation," Nov. 8). I read it carefully several times because I didn’t understand certain points. If there are four different sola (alone) statements, then how is salvation achieved?

  • BY JOANNE WOOLF
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The Valley Oaks Charter School Lego Robotics Program would like to thank its sponsors and mentors for another successful season. This year, VOCS had its largest program ever. The Tehachapi Turbinators, Tehachapi Turbines and Tehachapi Turbine Juniors were comprised of 20 students ranging in …

  • BY KAY BLESSING-MEARS, USN, RET.
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I want to send a heartfelt thank you to Home Depot and their foundation for the help they give disabled veterans. What a fantastic job they did for me! Meet the best team in the world: Tracy, the project manager, Kim, store manager, Kim L., Kayla, Abby, Monica, Pam, Angelmarie, Jesus and Ste…

  • BY LANELLE THOMPSON

Living in the mountains is ideal; Tehachapi mountains are a choice location. We, along with friends and neighbors, enjoy the graceful beauty of the many forms of wildlife. We watch with curious pleasure the deer, the skunks, the raccoons, the squirrels, and the array of birds. We tremble at …

  • BY KATHLEEN KLINE

I would like to wish Mirsa and her staff at King of Siam (located on Tucker Road) a happy fifth anniversary. You have not only made this a tastier town to eat in, but you always welcome others into your business like they are family! It is a treat to still be able to eat with you at the King…

  • By TONY CHESSICK

Re-using some of the older, smaller wind turbines in great numbers up on the ridges by moving them to other locations elsewhere is the best answer. Installing them behind-the-meter singly on many other properties at some distance is possible and beneficial. Such turbines can be very attracti…

  • By GREG GARRETT

Those who have lived here long enough and hopefully those who are new to the area understand that Tehachapi is comprised of great people. Our wonderful citizens are now in turn attracting others to join them in this community. That was the case with Susan and Lonnie Minor, who recently opene…

  • BY WILLY ROGERS

I realize that I did not take the politically correct position in this matter. Still, I thought if I confessed to my community at large my transgression, I might receive some vindication or at least peace by stating publicly that I am aware of my limitations (paraphrased from "Dirty Harry").

  • By TINA ALEXANDER

I have heard complaints about the gaps in our school system, about not having modern amenities and services for our children. Our kids are playing football on a field that was built by volunteers in 1958 and has had little upgrade since. Our high school band wears uniforms that are 20-plus y…

  • BY A.J. MARSHALL

Blaming mass shootings on mental illness is a dodge. Regarding guns, the United States is on its own planet. The gun deaths in America are 10 times that of other industrial countries. Places like Japan and South Korea have next to zero gun-related deaths each year. The United States has arou…

  • BY JOHN WARING

While riding in the Tehachapi GranFondo, I cramped up at 36 miles and the Tehachapi Mountain Rescue Team of two placed my bike in the back of their vehicle and drove me home. I was not prepared this year due to lack of training and maybe age, at 80.

  • By GREG GARRETT

I’d like to thank The Coffee Mill, one of our great local businesses, for hosting myself and Mayor Ed Grimes at our first Coffee with the Mayor and City Manager. We had several great conversations with residents and we left with more ideas on ways to continue to support the citizens of our c…

  • BY KATE HUTCHINSON

The decision of our City Council to prohibit cannabis sales in town is foolish and shortsighted. It won't stop anyone from using it, but it will stop us from receiving the tax revenue. I guess it makes the religious folks feel better, though. I love my little town, but good grief, it needs t…

  • By DENNIS TOPE

No gun laws or a bunch more gun control laws would have prevented the carnage that took place in Las Vegas. There are just too many firearms out there, folks. Have you ever tried putting toothpaste back in the tube? It's impossible! Likewise, there are just too many guns out there already, a…

  • By NAOMIE WEST

Have A Heart Humane Society would like to send a huge thank you to all the wonderful sponsors, vendors and runners that supported our 2017 Annual Fun Run and Pet Festival. We had a great turnout with wonderful food, super fun games for kids and dogs, and the heartfelt support of the community!

  • By PAM JOHNSON

The administration, staff and students of Cummings Valley School wish to offer their deep appreciation to the Tehachapi Valley Arts Association for its recent generous donation of incredible art supplies for our school.

  • BY MARIAH TERRY

Considering recent events on Sept. 22, 2017, when there was a fatal car accident at the intersection of Oak Creek Road and Tehachapi-Willow Springs Road, I would like to address the safety concerns and possible solutions to the ongoing problem for commuters who drive that dark and winding ba…

  • BY A.J. MARSHALL

Every legitimate climate scientist and physicist on our planet now acknowledges global warming. They tell us the evidence is irrefutable, that the average global temperature has increased at the fastest rate in recorded history; the the earth's rising temperatures are fueling longer and hott…

  • BY ANNETTE KIRBY

Tehachapi Senior Center would like to thank Mina Tribble from our local Kmart store. Ms. Tribble came to TSC to explain Kmart's new savings program for seniors; she was such a breath of fresh air with her infectious smile and laughter.

  • BY DENNIS TOPE

All those articles in the local papers bad-mouthing President Trump are filled with hate and animosity. A.J. Marshall wrote that our president is a liar and man with limited intellect. Ted Johnson calls Trump an egomaniac and another Adolf Hitler.

  • BY DAULTON OLIVER

Hello Mr. Johnson, respectfully sir I take a great deal of pride in being called a conservative, thank you. I also appreciate the association with Barbara Senseman, I really like her last name too. By the way, my wonderful wife's name is also Barbara, so I feel in safe company with them.

  • BY A.J. MARSHALL

Most people I know, conservative or liberal, are unfamiliar with the details of the Deferred Action for Children Arrivals. DACA was established by President Obama to protect individuals from being deported who were brought here from other countries when they were children.

  • BY GINA CHRISTOPHER

Good morning to you. Yes, you, in your little white car, shorts and flip-flops, who drove up to our Have A Heart Humane Society adoption truck and trailer this Saturday around 9:30 a.m., totally unaware that you were being watched from our store window. You stopped, and left your cat, thankf…

  • BY JOHN WALKER

To the authors of the Forum comments in the Aug. 23 and 30 editions of Tehachapi News who accused the writer of the letter stating Trump is a liar while providing no evidence, I offer this evidence. Google “President Trump's Lies: The Definitive List,” and read the article published in The N…

  • BY DENNIS TOPE

Road construction is certainly needed on Highway 58, but when traffic is often coned off with only one lane open for six or more miles and little or no work is being done, shutting down this much highway is pure stupidity.

  • BY A.J. MARSHALL

Regarding Trump and Arizona: To know that a man whose behavior, divisiveness and complete intellectual moral and ethical void is the president of the Untied States defies understanding. Divide and create rage in his supporters are the only two components he seems able to find in his extraord…